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Porter's Pub Blog


March 8, 2013 - 8pM

Hello guys! Check out these awesome pictures from Must Be Nice Tour Live at Porter's Pub 3.8.13. Pictures by: Jacqueline Lerner


March 3, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Check out the STRFKR article on the Aural Gravy Records website by UCSD student Jake Cepela. http://www.auralgravy.com/i-was-just-strfkd/

Del and A-Plus - Get it Right Now

February 25, 2013 - 8:40pm

Check out this sweet video of Del the Funkee Homosapien and A-Plus performing Get it Right Now at Porters Pub!

Boondock Brothers Review

February 11, 2013 - 5pm

On Sunday, February 13, I had the privilege to sit down and listen to a few artists at Porter's Pub on our glorious UCSD campus. If you have never been, shame on you. It's a cool place, with some good beer and a nice stage. This show was far from packed, but it was free. It was definitely worth it. How can I complain to a free show? I really can't. I went for the music, had a beer, and left with a smile on my face. The opening singer, Raquel Frischmann, opened up with some relaxing but powerful tunes. She really does have a beautiful voice. Powerful, but not perfect, and that's exactly how it should be. Sang a few covers and some songs of her own, and looked good doing it. The headliner, I suppose, came on and proceeded to rock a lot harder than I thought was going to happen. The Boondock Brothers just dropped a new album, and were ready to show it off. A local San Diego band you may or may not of heard of, just one guitarist/vocalist named Michael Schenk, a basist Shawn Peters, and their drummer, Alberto Sandoval. Fairly young, yet skilled musicians. I sure didn't mind hearing them play their tunes, while mixing some Jack White covers in there. I talked to all the artists after the show, and was pretty impressed. Raquel, at 19, definitely reflected her age. She seemed like a sweetheart, but a little nervous. And that voice she has is pretty haunting. If she could get some musicians backing her up, I could see a more Paramore-esque tracks being made by her. The Boondock Brothers formed a year ago, and their bassist picked up the bass 6 months ago just for this project. That was not reflected in their performance. A young sound, maybe, but overall enjoyable. Bluesy-rock for days, which is right up my alley. Give them a few more years and I'm sure the sound will evolve into something you should check out. Anyway, the show at Porter's was nice for a relaxing Sunday. To anyone reading this, you should check out our website more often. Why miss out on a free show? By: Jake Cepela Raquel Frischmann- SDSU, Psychology, New Hampshire. 19, born sep 93. Jenn Grinels- jazz folk. Paramore. Hates dishonesty. Don't lie, you assholes. Eloquent. Jazz influence. Rebellious. Alberto Sandoval- Drummer . alice in chains, beastie boys, arctic monkeys. Michael Schenk- Guitarist/Vocals. The doors, led zeppelin. White Stripes. Elvis Shawn Peters- Bassist. Zep, Lynyrd Skynard. Classic Together a year. Drummer for a year. Bassist for like 6 months. Story of them, met randomly through a meeting, and decided to play together. Picked up drums and bassist specifically for this. All 19. All san diego natives. SDSU. Humor, confidence, home cooked meal. Madison Square Garden. Folsom Prison.

How to make a beer that fights cancer! By Jonathan Okerblom

January 9, 2013

To escape the rain, a couple colleagues and I hit Porter's pub, one of the many treasures hidden within the Old Student Center. They have beers that fight cancer, but you have to make the best anti-cancer beers yourself. Once we arrived, I bought the darkest and heaviest beer possible, a Stone Imperial Russian Stout. A lot of people don't like hoppy or dark beers because of their strong, bitter, or roasty taste. Instead, they prefer generic sissy lagers that taste like water. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that. I can appreciate a good light beer. But there is something in these rich, robust flavored brews that you should really know about. Within these carefully crafted microbrews is a compound derived from flowering hops, Xanthohumol (XN), that is chemoprotective, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic. Almost 200 scientific papers have been published on this compound and how it is a natural therapeutic for breast cancer, prostate cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, leukemia, neuroprotection, liver inflammation, etc. Many of the pioneering studies came out of Germany, one of the major beer countries of the world. Originally, hops were added to beer as a preservative. The India Pale Ale (IPA) had a significantly larger amount of hops to prevent beer spoilage while on the ocean voyage from England to India. Now, brewers just add hops for the taste and stabilization, especially in San Diego. In 2009, Men's Journal named San Diego the #1 beer town in America, and the North County Stone Levitation as the best ale in America. Because of the brewing process, you probably can drink enough XN in a regular beer for it to actually be therapeutic. When the grains and hops are boiled, the most therapeutic form, XN, is converted into a less therapeutic form, isoXN. What a waste. In 2005, a German scientist took a break from his regular biochemical and biomedical research to develop a method to brew a beer with 20 times greater XN than a regular beer. He published it in the journal of molecular nutrition and food research, then went back to fighting diseases in other ways. What he figured out, was that the hoppiest beers don't actually contain the most XN. Instead, dark beers that contain roasted barley, such as stouts and porters, actually had the highest amount of XN in them. It's believed that the roasted malt extracts uniquely contain compounds that bind XN and protect it from the conversion to isoXN during boiling. The literature states that dark beers (like the Imperial Russian Stout) can get up to roughly 20 percent as much XN as the beer that Wunderlich (the German scientist) created. But if you want to make a beer with as much XN as he did, you are going to have to make it yourself. Obviously there are homebrew kits available online, and youtube is an excellent resource. But keep in mind, you are at UCSD. Porters pub @ UCSD hosts a home brew club that meets and brews a couple times a month. The main organizer is a former yeast biologist and current postdoctoral biomedical scientist, Michael Dores. Within our community, we should have all the tools necessary to brew the most potent cancer-fighting beer possible. written in: May 4,2012 by Jonathan Okerblom