Saturday, October 13: The Arrangement @ T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00pm to 11:00pm

FALL is here, people. Arguably the greatest season of them all.

And frankly, it should come as no surprise to you that The Arrangement and October gigs are just perfect for each other. In fact, they go together just like warm apple cider and the crisp crunch of fallen leaves under your boots. Like hayrides and seasonal allergies. Like spooky ghost stories and a roaring bonfire. Like exploring a corn maze on a golden sunny autumn afternoon and then getting lost, and calling 911 on your cell phone right before it dies, and the emergency response team is unable to locate you because you’ve accidentally wandered from the corn maze into an adjoining field of sugar cane, which is thicker and considerably more painful to navigate through, and plus now there are monkeys to contend with; yes, honest-to-goodness monkeys, for some reason, roving this impenetrable sugar cane forest in bucolic Woodbine, Maryland; and the monkeys are just completely hopped up on raw sugar and they’re not taking too kindly to intruders, and sure, there are at least two rescue choppers circling somewhere overhead right now, but you’re utterly trapped beneath a dense canopy of sugary foliage, and your cell phone’s stone-cold dead because you just had to binge-watch GLOW all morning, and you’ve just now realized that your only means of survival is to engage the alpha monkey—the one with a plumage of red hair atop his screeching monkey head—in hand-to-hand combat, to demonstrate dominance over the rest of the pack, and you’re thanking your lucky stars you took that Introduction to the Deadly Arts continuing ed course at CCBC, because the howling of the monkey gang is reaching a fever pitch, and it rings and rings in your ears, louder and louder and LOUDER…

Or like vanilla ice cream and warm pumpkin pie. Yep, The Arrangement and October gigs are just like that.
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You’ll miss The Arrangement most of all when autumn leaves start to fall. So catch us on Saturday, October 13 at T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the bombo legüero. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Lil Pump. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse here: http://tbonzgrille.com.

Have any questions?  Please holla.

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Saturday, September 8: The Arrangement @ The Judge’s Bench from 8:30pm to 12:00am

Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way

The Arrangement’s dear and well-to-do Great Aunt Lucinda recently passed away, at the ripe old age of 109. Our departed great aunt most generously remembered her favorite acoustic cover duo in her will, bequeathing us the princely sum of $152,000. Per the terms of the document, we are required to spend the full amount on something called “The Arrangement on Ice.” The will specified nothing further.

To dutifully fulfill the vague terms of the will, The Arrangement are considering the following projects:

  1. A lavish touring ice show retelling the history of the duo through skating and song, with plenty of hi-jinks and horseplay sprinkled throughout. Will feature musical numbers performed by lesser members of 98 Degrees and O-Town, and ex-hockey players adorned in giant fiberglass likenesses of Drew and Phil.
  2. A brand partnership with Scotch distiller Glenfiddich, to produce one of the finest single-malt scotch whiskies this side of Speyside. Hand-crafted by Drew and Phil from an artesian blend of Gwynns Falls spring water, the 25-Year Arrangement Reserve would boast a soft and delicate nose of lovely floral character, a compelling flavor profile of mahogany and vanilla, and a complex, jazzy finish in F#maj7.
  3. A weekly public affairs round-table wherein Phil, Drew, and various media pundits debate the artistic merits of Ice-T, Ice Cube, and Vanilla Ice.
  4. COPS-style documentary series in which The Arrangement join the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on patrol. Shot in a gritty cinéma vérité format,the first season would culminate with Phil and Drew self-reporting their ancestry and being deported back to Ireland.

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Help The Arrangement pick a project on Saturday, September 8 at the Judge’s Bench Pub from 8:30pm to 12:00am!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the Lithuanian kanklės. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Marshmello. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And the Judge’s Bench Pub here: http://judgesbenchpub.com.

Any questions? Please holla.

Saturday, August 25: The Arrangement @ T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Arrangement Presents: Our Future Plans

The Arrangement’s been dreaming big lately—really big. Check out what we’ve got on tap in the coming weeks and months…

ArrangementLand: A 45-acre amusement park dedicated to the power of imagination and the childlike wonder of Drew and Phil. It’s just like Dollywood, only with less glitter and more Old Crow Medicine Show covers.

Maritime Idolatry: The Arrangement plan to construct 32-foot graven images of themselves and sail them on barges down the Patapsco River.

The Second-to-Last Waltz: This forthcoming concert documentary, shot by Martin Scorsese, promises to capture The Arrangement at the height of their powers. Fellow local music legends Kix, Jimmie’s Chicken Shack, and the Baltimore Light Opera Company make guest appearances.

Getting Banned in a Foreign Country: Any publicity is good publicity, so The Arrangement are plotting how to deliver an international offense so grave that it would justify wholesale banning. Countries in consideration include Burkina Faso, Fiji, and Vatican City.

Rooftop Farewell: In a nod to The Beatles, The Arrangement will play their last show atop the Judge’s Bench in Ellicott City. This final gig is tentatively scheduled for March of 2079.

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Scheme and dream along with The Arrangement on Saturday, August 25 at T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the singing Tesla Coil. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Post Malone. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse here: http://tbonzgrille.com.

Saturday, July 14: The Arrangement @ T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00pm to 11:00pm

A Brief History of The Arrangement’s Appearances at MTV Rock N’ Jock Sporting Events

Rock N’ Jock B-Ball Jam (1991) – Phil famously dunked on both Jaleel White and Vlade Divac. Drew and Mark Wahlberg got into knock-down, drag-out fistfight over who had better abs; broken up by Luke Perry and Louis Gossett Jr.

Rock N’ Jock Softball Challenge (1993) – Phil hit for the cycle, capping his incredible performance with a three-run walk-off homer in the 12th off reliever Pauly Shore. Between the fifth and sixth innings, Drew briefly made out with Heather Locklear in the visitors’ dugout.

Rock N’ Jock B-Ball Jam (1995) – During warm-ups, Phil and bassist Flea conceived their short-lived side project, the Red Hot Phili Peppers. Bricklayers coach Dan Cortese famously traded Drew to the Bill Bellamy-helmed Violators at halftime; it made virtually no difference in the game’s outcome.

Rock N’ Jock Baseball (1998) – Drew struck out Ice-T, Zachery Ty Bryan, and Donna D’Errico to end the game. Phil borrowed Master P’s gold tank and drove it around the outfield, causing irreparable damage to the turf.

Rock N’ Jock SuperBowl (2004) – Nick Lachey and Drew sang a breathtaking a capella version of the National Anthem. Dan Marino threw three touchdowns to Phil; Chingy and Tara Reid were powerless to stop him.

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Ball out with The Arrangement on Saturday, July 14 at T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the gajda. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Irene Cara. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse here: http://tbonzgrille.com.

Have any questions?  Please holla.

Saturday, June 23: The Arrangement @ T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00pm to 11:00pm

The Arrangement Presents: Our Signature Cocktail Recipes

Drew’s Face-Melting Iced Tea
Mix equal parts rum, gin, tequila, vodka, Southern Comfort. Splash of propane. Light it on fire; blow it out; drink it. Do not mix these steps up.

Philip’s Screwdriver
Two parts vodka to one part Sunny Delight. Shake and pour over ice. Guaranteed to make your head throb exactly in time to the drum fill from “In the Air Tonight.”

Drew’s Pretension in a Glass
Muddle ginger and brown sugar.  Sprinkle in bitters derived from the frankincenseberry, a fruit that no longer exists. Add shots of botanical gin sourced from three countries currently at war with each other. Pour over a Waterford highball containing an ice sculpture of the Venus de Milo.  Drink with three pinkies extended.

Lukewarm Beer à la Phil
Pour a beer. Take an extended, exploratory drum solo (28 minutes or more). Drink beer.

The OrangeMint
Mix a jigger of peppermint schnapps with a glass of orange juice. Serve over ice with a cherry on top. One of these will keep you rocking for the next 3-4 hours, with virtually no hangover.

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Belly up to the bar with The Arrangement on Saturday, June 23rd at T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse from 7:00pm to 11:00pm!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, pennywhistle, and quite possibly the Azerbaijani balaban. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Teddy Pendergrass. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And T-Bonz Grille & Taphouse here: http://tbonzgrille.com.

Have any questions?  Please holla.

Saturday, May 5: The Arrangement @ The Judge’s Bench from 9:00pm to 12:30am

The Arrangement is very excited to announce that our Saturday, May 5th gig falls on a holiday of grave historical significance, not only to the proud people of Mexico, but to all.

We speak, of course, of National Hoagie Day.

Unlike Cinco de Mayo, National Hoagie Day belongs to a category of holidays known as “Unofficial Holidays” which are “totally made up” and often “a complete waste of time and energy.” In 2008, for instance, Amtrak christened May 5th as National Train Day, to better educate the public about the illustrious history of rail travel; they discontinued the holiday in 2016, since rail travel had apparently died. (I didn’t even know it was possible to discontinue holidays. But I hereby discontinue Columbus Day, Black Friday, and April Fools’ Day. You’re welcome.)

The true origins of National Hoagie Day are unknown. But as with most of our nation’s most hallowed days, it’s safe to assume there are sinister corporate forces to thank for its very existence—namely, a triumvirate of Oscar Mayer, Hellmann’s, and George Soros. Still, no one can deny the thrill of biting into a hoagie, sub, grinder, or hero, as long as it’s not from Subway.

So on National Hoagie Day, The Arrangement asks that you join us in most solemn solidarity at the banquet table of all humankind, where we will break bread, slather it in condiments, layer it with lettuce, tomato, onion, and proteins, hoist it onto a plate with plenty of chips, and just go to town on that thing. And since it’s Cinco de Mayo, wash it all down with a nice cerveza or tequila. ¡Salud!

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Stay hungry, my friends, and join The Arrangement on Saturday, May 5 at the Judge’s Bench Pub from 9:00pm to 12:30am, to celebrate music, hoagies, and the Battle of Puebla.

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the Macedonian šupelka. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by Post Malone. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And the Judge’s Bench Pub here: http://judgesbenchpub.com.

Have any questions?  Please holla.

Saturday, March 17: The Arrangement @ The Judge’s Bench from 9:00pm to 12:30am *St. Patrick’s Day Show*

The Arrangement Presents: Some Woke Irish Jokes

Last St. Patrick’s Day, The Arrangement told a series of stereotypical jokes at the expense of the Irish, from whom both Phil and Drew are proudly descended. Since then, we’ve each undertaken deep personal inventories, checked our privilege, and fully unpacked the harmful impact of our words. To make amends, we even rewrote a few of last year’s most problematic jokes. Enjoy our newfound reverent irreverence with these fresh Irish zingers!

Q: What do you call an Irishman sitting on a couch?
A: His first name is Thomas, but you should address him as Mr. O’Flaherty.

Q: How many Irish women does it take to change a lightbulb?
A: Just one. Save your mansplaining.

Q: Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun?
A: Because they don’t exist.

Q: Why did the Irishman fall out the window?
A: A heartbreakingly tragic combination of alcohol and depression.

Q: How can you tell if an Irishman is having a good time?
A: It will be quite apparent.

Q: Seamus O’Shaughnessy and Father Flynn walk into a pub…
A: They drink a sensible amount and then leave.

Q: There once was a man from Nantucket…
A: Just. Stop.

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The Arrangement will be shamrocking you like a hurricane on St. Patty’s Day! Join us on Saturday, March 17 at the Judge’s Bench Pub from 9:00pm to 12:30am!

The Arrangement features Mr. Drew Fontaine on acoustic guitar and vocals, accompanied by Mr. Phil Rosensteel on djembe, backing vocals, cymbals, penny whistle, and quite possibly the Irish bouzouki. They play fun and inventive covers of all your favorite Irish songs. Unless all your favorite songs are by The Boomtown Rats. Sorry, but that’s just not how The Arrangement rolls. Yee-ikes.

Check out The Arrangement here: http://thearrangementband.com.
And the Judge’s Bench Pub here: http://judgesbenchpub.com.

Have any questions?  Please holla.