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Whitey Morgan

Gallagher’s is honky tonk headquarters Jan 25th!

Gallagher’s Ocean Beach is pleased to announce that Janurary 25th, 2014 we welcome the kings of “Outlaw Country” Whitey Morgan & The 78’s!

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime event at the beach when we welcome Whitey Morgan & The 78’s all the way from Flint Michigan!

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s are a Honky Tonk band from Flint, Michigan. They haven’t re-invented the wheel. They just picked it up and started it rolling all over again.

In Flint, most of the factories are closed, jobs are scarce and the people are bitter. Whitey sings songs these people can relate to. In much the same way his grandfather and mentor did over 3 decades ago, to a whole generation of southern transplants who came up US-23 to Flint looking for the good life. Whitey sings it straight, with a "gawd, I wanna keep this guy on my side in a bar fight" urgency that'll help people forget their problems for a few hours and serve as the guideline for drinking the sorrows away. The 78’s halftime groove brings out everyone’s dancing shoes and while Whitey and the 78’s play, the world is a better place.

Since the release of their first album Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels, Whitey and the band have revived a forgotten genre with a fierce dedication and determination. They’ve toured the country spreading their sound and real deal vibe everywhere they go. They play honky-tonk tunes in any club in any town without apology and with a purpose. Look out, this bad news sounds real good.

Around 200 shows a year you can count on Whitey Morgan and the 78’s to deliver. Whitey’s whiskey tinged vocals, the 78’s foot stomping beats, all relentlessly stirring up dance floors everywhere they go. The bottle turns up, spirits elevate and in this world, there isn’t a person who couldn’t use Whitey Morgan and the 78’s.

Do not miss this intimate setting at Gallagher’s Irish Pub with the one and only Whitey Morgan Saturday Janurary 25th!

Don't miss this December: PAPAFISH!

Fresh out of the famous Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica - Gallagher's welcomes Los Angeles' own Papafish! Bursting out on the scene at the now legendary 2013 California Roots Festival - Papafish ran away as crowd favorites read more about them below and check them out December 12th!

Bringing an undeniable stage presence and an eclectic new sound, PapaFish looks to combine a fresh and engaging live show to a brand of music that they can confidently call their own. With influences in reggae, ska, and rock and being one of the only female lead bands in the California Reggae-Rock scene PapaFish is unique in more than one way. Since its formation, PapaFish continuously goes full throttle, playing countless events and shows throughout Southern California. Their high energy shows and perseverance earned them placements with notable acts such as Matisyahu, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Iration, The Dirty Heads, Sublime W/ Rome, Tomorrow's Bad Seeds, Unwritten Law, Voodoo Glow Skulls, P-Nut from 311, Seedless, Pacific Dub, Mod Sun, Stephen Perkins from Jane's Addiction and many more.

In Summer 2013, PapaFish was announced the winner of the first ever Marley's Music Uprising contest held by the Marley family, Marley Beverage Co. and SonicBids. In doing so, the band earned a 7 day trip to Jamaica to record at the Legendary Tuff Gong studios with Stephen Marley. Out of hundreds of submissions, PapaFish was hand picked by the Marley family to participate in the contest.

California Celts dominate residency in Ocean Beach!

Since 2006 the Irish/punk/reggae/rock infused band the California Celts have been blowing the roof off of Gallagher's every month on the first Friday of every month. Don't miss your chance at seeing this amazing experience live for yourself - it is truly a sight to behold!

Be sure to get to the pub early for the Celts grand entrance as they make their way off Newport Avenue into Gallagher's donned in kilts and playing their signature irish music - complete with a bagpipe! Every first Friday of the month the Celts get all of Ocean Beach to boogie from 9pm until midnight. Be sure to bring your dancing and drinking shoes, as the Celts are sponsored by Yagermeister and continually offer up shot and drink specials along with Gallagher's many nightly deals.

The California Celts play the First Friday of every month at 9 pm sharp. Be sure to stick around for the ultimate party mixes played by DJR2, one of San Diego's most renowned party DJ's!