JAN. 15, 2008 - CONGRATULATIONS TO DOUG AND HOYT AT THE LAST RECORD STORE IN SANTA ROSA, CELEBRATING THEIR 25th YEAR IN BUSINESS!
WED. 1/16 - OCHO X @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 or 8pm, I'm not sure. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Latin influenced Rock, Jazz with the Sotelo Brothers, Peter Burke, etc.
1/17 - Every Thursday at the Skyebox in Montrose, Better Than Blue (Danny, Felicia, Steve Hammett, 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. 21 & over. Rumor has it that Dave Osti will be sitting in tonite! http://www.betterthanblue.com/openjampage.html
FRI. 1/18 & SAT. 1/19 - "THE SUBS" (Better Than Blue's acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE inWEST COVINA, 7:30 - 11:30pm. 3057 E. Garvey Ave. North. In the bar area, but you can order food also. All ages ok. Joe Velosa, Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright. Acoustic rock, soul & blues. 626-915-3474. www.wearethesubs.com/
SAT. 1/19 - LEW READER @ STEAMERS COFFEE SHOP IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 - 8pm. Opening for CATTERFLY, 8 - 10pm. 142 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-5213. All ages. No cover. Coffee, tea, pastries, etc. The quiche is outstanding! Acoustic rock.
SAT. 1/19 - ACOUSTIC MUSIC JAM @ SIERRA MADRE BOOKS STORE, 7pm. FREE! 18 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. - DOWNSTAIRS. 626-836-3200. All are welcome - bring your instrument and/or voice and join in the music making! http://www.sierramadrebooks.com/
SAT. 1/19 - MATT SLOCUM, JOHN STORIE, JOE BAGG - HAMMOND B3 ORGAN TRIO - PERFORMING @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 - 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. No cover, all ages. "An evening of Jazz standards and original compositions. The trio's musical influences range from Jimmy Smith's organ trio with Wes Montgomery and Grady Tate, to Larry Young's band with Elvin Jones and Grant Green, as well as more contemporary groups like Trio Beyond and the Larry Goldings Trio."
SAT. 1/19 - GENTLEMEN'S BLUES CLUB CD RELEASE PARTY and VIDEO SHOOT @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, pool table. Dave Osti, Mike Stover, etc. ACOUSTIC FIRST SET BY DAVE OSTI.
SUN. 1/20 - BARRY "BIG B" BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 . All ages. BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/
SUN. 1/20 - the 31st OCCASIONAL DOO DAH PARADE IN PASADENA, 11:30am start time @ the corner of Raymond & Holly in Old Towne. Pre-parade all-you-can-eat pancake & egg breakfast right there at the Pasadena Senior Center is a great way to start the day, for a mere $6. Then find yourself a piece of curb on Raymond or Colorado Blvd., (west to Pasadena Ave.) for the City's most wacky & wild event of the year! Bands, floats, drill teams, and the most colorful array of individuals gathered together anywhere, are sure to make you laugh and cheer until the very last tortilla flies!
OFFICIAL DOO DAH PARADE POST-PARTY, hosted by the Light Bringer Foundation, featuring live music from SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES and HORSES ON ASTROTURF, immediately following at the AMERICAN LEGION HALL in East Pasadena. 179 N. Vinedo Ave. $5 admission, 21 & over. CHEAP food & drinks, raffles, more Doo Dah fun!
SUN. 1/20 - THE MERCY POWELL QUARTET @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 - 4:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd . 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. No cover, all ages. Mercy, Josh, Marc & Peter Burke doin' some standards & jazzy stuff for your dining & listening pleasure!
SUN. 1/20 - "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. No cover charge, all ages. Every Sunday evening.
JANUARY 21st - SAY HAPPY 45th BIRTHDAY TO MY LITTLE BROTHER STEVIE B. WHEN YOU SEE HIM WORKING AT ALBERTSONS!
WED. 1/23 - MAX BUDA @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 - 10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar, great Italian food. No cover, all ages. Unique jazzy rock stuff from Chester & the boys.
FRI. 1/25 - THE 2 STEVES* @ DOCKSIDE GRILL IN WEST COVINA, 7:30 - 11:30pm. 3057 E. Garvey North (on restaurant row, off the 10 Fwy.) 626-915-3474. In the bar area, but you can eat dinner there; all ages ok. Acoustic rock/folk faves from *Ysais & Vargas of Horses On Astroturf fame.
FRI. 1/25 - STEEL ROD @ BARNEY'S GRILL & PUB IN PASADENA. 93 W. Colorado Blvd. 626-577-2739. Full kitchen. No cover. Rock to Salsa. Fridays in January.
FRI. 1/25 - NUTTY @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 - 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. No cover, full bar & great Italian food. These guys are a gas - saw them last time! "Rat Pack" lounge-style arrangements of popular rock tunes.
FRI. 1/25 - THE HUBCAPS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, with special guests THE WALTONES, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, pool table. Celebrating KEITH's BIRTHDAY (of Hubcaps & Bottle Shop fame!)
SAT. 1/26 - DAVE OSTI @ THE MAYAN BAR IN MONROVIA, INSIDE THE AZTEC HOTEL, 6pm. 311 W. Foothill Blvd. 626-358-3231. Full bar and kitchen, no cover. Solo Acoustic, mostly originals
SAT. 1/26 - LISA FINNIE's CD RELEASE PARTY @ VIVA CANTINA IN BURBANK, 8pm. 900 Riverside Dr. (next to the L.A. Equestrian Center.) 818-845-2425. No cover, all ages, full bar and great Mexican food. Many special guests. CDs available for purchase. http://home.earthlink.net/~finnie66/index.html
SAT. 1/26 - JO JO & THE BOXBOYS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, 21 & over. I'm calling it V.S.O.P. - very special "occasional" performance, featuring members of The Boys, Better Than Blue, Horses on Astroturf, Chico's Bail Bonds, The Subs, etc. - BUGGS, DANNY, JOE, KEITH and FELICIA...... by the way, which one's Jo Jo?
SUN. 1/27 - BARRY "BIG B" BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am - 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 . All ages. BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent. http://www.bigbbrenner.com/
SUN. 1/27 - 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, GUITAR, UKULELE, ETC. EVERY SUNDAY... No Football on TV today - should be a good turnout!!!
SUN. 1/27 - 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! Special guest drummer - Tom Behrens. Wait - didn't he used to be the bass player in this band?
SUN. 1/27 - "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.
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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