When I went to work on Monday, I definitely did not anticipate spending the evening at an underground tavern in Santa Monica. Nonetheless, Katie and I found ourselves at The Basement Tavern to see her friend's bluegrass band, Old Tire Swingers. To get into the venue, we had to walk around the restaurant on the ground floor to find the back entrance near the dumpsters. We both felt like Nancy Drew. The tavern was so wonderfully vintage and cozy, and most of the patrons were there celebrating a birthday. Needless to say, this made for a very entertaining night.