Here's the latest from Sierra Madre Sue:
Best wishes go out to my good friend JEFF STETSON and his new bride MARGARET, pictured here immediately after their wedding ceremony at Sierra Vista Park in Sierra Madre on Sunday, October 14th. Jeff is a talented guitar player, singer and songwriter, and also gives guitar lessons. You can see him with the B.O. TRIO at Zephyr Coffee House in Pasadena the first Saturday of every month; details below. Incidentally, he's the guy who named me Sierra Madre Sue many years ago! CONGRATULATIONS JEFF AND MARGARET!
TONITE!!! 10/30 - "TACO TUESDAY" @ MARY'S MARKET & CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON, 6 - 9:30pm. 561 Woodland Ave. Limited parking - consider walking or biking. "HALLOW'S SCARY EVE with WITCH JODI & HER MINIONS, Singing scary, creepy, devilish, devious, omnious, cryptic and bloody good songs!"
TONITE!!! TUES. 10/30 - HALLOWEEN PARTY/COSTUME CONTEST @ MR. T's BOWL IN HIGHLAND PARK, 9pm. 5621 1/2 N. Figueroa. 323-256-7561. 5 bands including THE MORMONS and THE JANITORS. No cover with costume. 21 & over/with I.D. Lady SHANNON behind the bar.
10/31 - CRAPPY ANNIVERSARY SUE & AL!
WED. 10/31 - THE SUPERSTITIONS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Call for time: 626-836-5414. Full bar, great Italian food, no cover. Halloween Party and hot rod hang. Costume contest, hot rods, bikes, and swamp blues! Cash prize for best costume!!! Drink specials!!!
WED. 10/31 - TRICK OR TREAT @ THE BUCCANEER IN SIERRA MADRE - ENTER AT YOUR OWN RISK! I'm not sure what Tony's cookin' up! I'm scared.
11/1 - Every Thursday at the Skyebox in Montrose, Better Than Blue (Felicia, Danny, etc.) continues to host a weekly Jam Night. It runs from 8:30 PM until 12. 3710 N. Verdugo Rd. 818-249-3617. Above the Sun Palace Chinese Restaurant. This is a full-service bar and restaurant with great food & killer drinks! Rumor has it that business has been a bit slow - please get out and show your support before we lose another cool music venue! http://www.betterthanblue.c/openjampage.html
FRI. 11/2 - CHICO'S BAIL BONDS doing a semi-acoustic thing @ THE DOCKSIDE GRILL RESTAURANT IN WEST COVINA, 7:30 - 11:30pm. 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. 626-915-3474. In the bar area, but you can order dinner there too. BLUES.
SAT. 11/3 - Open Mic Night @ the FRETHOUSE in Covina. 309 N. Citrus Ave. (626) 339-7020. Always on the first Saturday of the month, and just one dollar for performers or audience. Sign-up starts at 7:30. If there aren't enough slots for everybody they'll make a list for the next month, and call you. Each act gets two songs or ten minutes, whichever comes first. The show starts at 8:00. They'll have desserts and coffee ready. Bring your friends and family and join the show! www.covina.com/frethouse/
SAT. 11/3 - JEFF STETSON and THE B.O. TRIO PLAY A "MIXED BAG AND SOME BLUES" @ ZEPHYR COFFEE HOUSE IN PASADENA, 8:30 - 10pm. 2419 E. Colorado Blvd., just E. of Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-793-7330. Soups, sandwiches, coffee, tea, smoothies, etc. See the photo of Jeff and Margaret's wedding party! If you'd like to hire Jeff for a gig or guitar lessons, send me an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
SAT. 11/3 - CHICO'S BAIL BONDS @ HOLLY STREET BAR & GRILL IN OLD TOWNE PASADENA, 8:30pm. Corner of Holly & Marengo. Full bar & "eclectic California cuisine." 626-440-1421 BLUES.
SAT. 11/3 - BETTER THAN BLUE @ THE SKYEBOX IN MONTROSE, 9pm. 3710 N. Verdugo. (818) 249-3674. (Above the Sun Palace Chinese Restaurant.) Rock/Soul/Blues. This is a full-service bar and restaurant with great food & killer drinks! Rumor has it that business has been a bit slow - please get out and show your support before we lose another cool music venue! No cover charge!
SAT. 11/3 - LIGHTNIN' WILLIE & THE POORBOYS AT THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, free parking in back. Lightnin' fast BLUES.
SUN. 11/4 - GRANT PARK SOFTBALL - ALL ARE WELCOME! NOT A LEAGUE - JUST FOR FUN & THE LOVE OF THE GAME! CORNER OF CORDOVA & MICHIGAN IN PASADENA, 3 BLOCKS WEST OF PCC. BATTING PRACTICE 12:30, GAME TIME ASAP. BRING YOUR GLOVE, BAT, CHAIR, ICE CHEST, UKULELE, ETC. EVERY SUNDAY...
SUN. 11/4 - have lunch with NEW ASTROTURF @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 - 4:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food in a comfy setting. Bring the family! Acoustic folk/rock.
SUN. 11/4 - "OPERA TO BROADWAY" VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening.
WED. 11/7 - MAX BUDA (formerly LOS CHUMPS featuring Chester on electric violin, Jerry on grand piano, Tedroy on bass and Sierra Madre's own Peter Burke on drums) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8:00ish. 626-836-5414. Full bar, great Italian food. Sort of a unique jazzy-rock kinda thing - very entertaining stuff!
FRI. 11/9 & SAT. 11/10 - "THE SUBS" (Better Than Blue's acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 7:30 - 11:30pm. 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. Joe Velosa, Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright. Acoustic rock, soul & blues. 626-915-3474. http://www.wearethesubs.com/
SAT. 11/10 - THE TUMBLING TUMBLEWEEDS @ THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE IN ALTADENA, 2:00pm MATINEE. 2029 N. Lake Ave. 626-398-7917. $15. "WESTERN MUSIC REVUE."
SAT. 11/10 - JAKE LaBOTZ @ THE FRET HOUSE IN COVINA, 8pm. 309 N. Citrus Ave. 626-339-7020. $15. A unique blend of acoustic Blues, Country, Rock & Gospel.
SAT. 11/10 - RICK SHEA & THE LOSIN' END @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, pool table, plenty of free parking in back & on the street. HONKY TONKY COUNTRY/BLUES.
SUN. 11/11 - OCHO X @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, DOIN' A LUNCHTIME THING, 1:30 - 5pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food, with a new lunch menu. LOTS OF JAMMIN' INSTRUMENTALS, LATIN INFLUENCED ROCK/JAZZ WITH A COOL VIBE. The Sotelo Brothers, Peter Burke on drums.
SUN. 11/11 - CHICO'S BAIL BONDS and many other bands IN A BLUES COMPETITION @ THE BLUE CAFE IN LONG BEACH, 210 Promendade. 562-983-7111. Times & details TBA.
SUN. 11/11 - WRECK 'N' SOW @ BARN BURNER IN PASADENA, 5:00 - 8:00pm. 1000 S. Fair Oaks Ave. 626-403-RIBS. BBQ, beer, wine. BLUEGRASS.
SUN. 11/11 - "OPERA TO BROADWAY" VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Every Sunday evening.
TUES. 11/13 - WRECK 'N' SOW @ THE PIKE IN LONG BEACH , 8 - 11pm. 1836 E. 4th St. 562-437-4453 . Fun Bluegrass stuff w/great harmonies and snazzy overalls! And I was right - Huell Howser just LOVED them!
Please remember to call and verify all info. before making plans. Everything is subject to change. This is show biz, after all.
Hope to see you out & about,
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