Here's the latest from my friend, Sierra Madre Sue:
Most people have never seen a Theremin in person, but chances are you've heard one in TV shows or movies of the science fiction genre, and you didn't even know what is was. An electronic musical instrument invented in 1920 by Russian Professor Leon Theremin (go figure), the eerie sounding machine has made its way into popular music as well, from the Beach Boys to Led Zeppelin. I suppose the most unique thing about it is, you don't touch it when you play it! See for yourself this FRIDAY, JAN. 11th at STEAMERS COFFEE SHOP in Sierra Madre, as BARRY SCHWAM, our local Theremin virtuoso, performs 7 - 10pm. Complete details below..... and photo of Barry included.
tonite!!! WED. 1/9 - 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.
1/10 - 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. http://www.betterthanblue.com/openjampage.html
FRI. 1/11 - DAVE OSTI @ McMURPHY'S TAVERN IN PASADENA, 5pm - HAPPY HOUR! 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 626-666-1445. Full bar, drink & appetizer specials 4 - 7pm. Solo guitar & vocals, mostly originals. Every Friday.
FRI. 1/11 - BARRY SCHWAM (on THEREMIN and autoharp) @ STEAMERS COFFEE SHOP IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 - 10pm. 142 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-5213. Coffee, tea, salads, desserts, etc. see photo and paragrah above....
FRI. 1/11 - 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.
SAT. 1/12 - WOODY MORAN @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 2pm. This is one of those times when the gig is listed on the artist's website, but not the club's, but some mutual friends asked me to make a plug for this him. Call to confirm: 626-836-5414. and check out his tunes: http://woodymoran.com/
SAT. 1/12 - 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. 1/12 - ANDREW'S BAD STUFF celebrate PRINCE ANDREW'S BIRTHSTRAVAGANZA & PRE-DOO DAH PARTY @ GEM CITY GRILL IN MONROVIA, 8:30pm. 115 E. Olive Ave. 626-358-0342. $1 cover, goes to Tree People U.S.A. Many special guests including ALUMINUM MARSHMALLOW and the Age Of Aquarius Horns, Count Smokula, reigning DOO DAH QUEEN NAUGHTY MICKIE, and other Doo Dah denizens.
SAT. 1/12 - THE FORTUNATE FEW @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, pool table, free parking, 21 & over. Blues, with John Washburn on harp. Their debut at the Buc! myspace.com/fortunatefewblues
SAT. 1/12 - BETTER THAN BLUE @ THE CAPRI LOUNGE IN GLENDALE, 9PM. 1134 N. Pacific Ave. 818-956-8738. Rock, Soul & Blues. Felicia says come on down - it's a cool joint!
SUN. 1/13 - 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. 1/13 - 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...
SUN. 1/13 - 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!
SUN. 1/13 - "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. 1/16 - OCHO X @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Call for time: 626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food. Latin influenced Rock, Jazz.
FRI. 1/18 - DAVE OSTI @ McMURPHY'S TAVERN IN PASADENA, 5pm - HAPPY HOUR! 72 N. Fair Oaks Ave. 626-666-1445. Full bar, drink & appetizer specials 4 - 7pm. Solo guitar & vocals, mostly originals. Every Friday.
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."
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 AFTER-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! you might want to double-check this one - not sure if Mercy's doing Doo Dah or not....
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.
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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