Hoodoohat has friends everywhere, but below are some of the more interesting links out there, especially if you are interested in life and music in Central Europe.
Poland Monthly hit headlines under Smith's guidance with a series of investigative stories ranging from the slave trade to money laundering to mafia killings. Almost always a good read and worth checking out.
These guys know where to find fun, how to flirt with trouble and where you should and shouldn't drink.
If you want a quick read to get the scam on what's happening this week in politics, current events and the night scene, the NWE is a good bet.
Jimmy Bradley's is a great Irish Bar. It's kind of hidden back behind the Hotel Intercontental at Sienna 39, but the entrance is off Zlota. We at Hoodoohat consider it the new Hoodoohome for the great beer and great live concerts. Hope to see you there soon.
It's the expat bar people wind up in at midnight – and the one they struggle home from at four in the morning. Check out the restaurant upstairs, Kwai, which has hot curries, good drinks and great everything else.
Revamped for live music, the Warsaw Tortilla Factory has become a great place for live menus. We’ve had good luck there – and the sound system is killer. There is usually live music there a minimum of three times a week, ranging from acoustic music to alternative to blues to rockabilly. Always a good pick.
Very cool club in Warsaw's Zoliborz district. The band hasn't played there yet, thanks to a small accident that sidelined Smith briefly, but always good for great concerts in a small-club setting. Recommended.
Praying Mantis Kung Fu led by Shifu Slawomir Mielczarek. Helluva teacher, great school. The site is in Polish, but as I understand it the school will be expanding soon, so more is to come.
Other cool websites include:
Very cool site published by a friend of the band who sometimes steps in to help on vocals, freelance journalist Will "Rick" Richardson. All kinds of stuff here on Poland, the world and some very interesting articles.
Eric Ellis – Fantastic freelance and award-winning investigative journalist. Lots to read here. Ellis landed in Warsaw , contacted Smith and together they found a millionaire fugitive, which you can read about also at the Aussie news magazine, The Bulletin, but it's easier to find here under