Sat. 8/25 – THE DRIVE NOW @ Trader Joe’s Hasting Ranch for their 10-Year Anniversary Celebration! along with watermelon eating contest, face painting and other festivities, 2 – 5:30pm. 467 N. Rosemead Blvd. Pasadena. I can’t believe it’s been 10 years already! Drummer Buggs has been with T.J.’s for 30+ years, all over the San Gabriel Valley! Keith Neal on guitar, Javany Martinez on bass. 60’s…70’s….80’s….some country….some 😉
Sat. 8/25 – Wreck ‘n’ Sow @ the Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, 7 – 9pm. 2029 N. Lake Ave. 626-398-7917. $15 at the door. Bluegrass, Americana. The Dupuy Brothers and friends.
Sat. 8/25 – THE SUBS @ OCEAN VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 8-10pm? 9-11pm? better call ahead… 818-248-2722. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. Full bar & restaurant, no cover. Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues (BetterThan Blue’s alter-ego)
Sat. 8/25 – 45 FINGERS returns to Dave’s On Broadway in Glendale, 9pm till it’s time to call in the dogs. Dave’s, the oldest operating bar in Glendale dating back to 1933, is the fun, happening place to be. You might even get a free hot dog. Full bar. Great bartenders! 708 E. Broadway, just east of Glendale Blvd. on the south side of the street. “America’s Favorite Hues of Blues Gypsy Tipsy Band” with good friend Kevin Brechner.
Sat. 8/25 – THE BLOODY BRAINS @ THE BLOODY BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, with THE INGRATES opening, 9pm-ish. 70 W. S.M. Blvd. 626-355-9045 By popular demand from Sue Lawler and Tony. Punk Rock.
Sun. 8/26 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Sunday BLUES Brunch! http://www.bigbbrenner.com
SUN. 8/26 – BYOB “Bring Your Own Blues” @ Clayton Brewing Company in San Dimas, 3 – 5pm. “Blues, Brews & BBQ.” 661 W. Arrow Hwy. (Next To Boot Barn) 909-394-4900. Full bar & restaurant. All ages. Former Music Plusser Howard “Dusty Keg” Kagebine on bass. hey Howard – I have a pair of pants made outta the same material as your shirt! (in the attached photo)
Sun. 8/26 – the Mellow D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ Lucky Baldwin’s Old Town Pasadena, 5 – 8pm. Enjoy great Brit food and an amazing selection of beers (and wine too). Hang out with your friends or bring the family! 17 South Raymond Ave. 626-795-0652. Acoustic Rock faves. http://www.luckybaldwins.com http://www.mellowdz.weebly.com
Mon. 8/27 – Quiz Nite @ Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre! Join quiz host Deanna at 8:30 PM for 40 questions in 4 categories. Arrive by 8:15 PM to secure a table for up to 4 on a team. Win gift cards to the restaurant. It’s the most fun you can have for only $2 per person! 21 Kersting Court, 626-355-1140. Some of the Bunco Babes will be in attendance.
Tues. 8/28 – Pasadena Senior Center/Memorial Park Bandshell Concerts in the Park presents Surfin’ Safari, 6 – 7pm. FREE. “Surfin’ Safari is a faithful recreation of what it would have been like to see The Beach Boys live, in concert, in their prime. This 5 member line up is unrivaled in their sound, presentation, and professionalism.” For more information call: 626-795-4331 or go to: www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org
Tues. 8/28 – “Songwriter Serenade” with host J.C. Hyke, 7-9:30pm at Matt Denny’s Alehouse Restaurant in Arcadia. Various artists every Tues. night on the outdoor patio. Full bar & kitchen, lots of beers on tap. 145 E. Huntington Dr. 626-462-0250. Free parking on street and in back. This week: Autumn Lee, Manda Mosher, Phil Ward (he’s a crack-up!), Michael McEwan, Ian Gothe
Wed. 8/29 – the Mellow D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ Glendora Continental, 7 – 10pm. 316 W. Route 66. Acoustic Rock faves. Cool dude, hot chick. Or is it hot dude, cool chick?
“WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY” @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm. Bring your favorite vinyl records and play an entire side on the house turntable, commercial free! 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, friendly service!
Thurs. 8/30 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Burgers, Brews & BLUES Every Thursday. http://www.bigbbrenner.com
Fri. 8/31 – DIRTY DAVE OSTI & THE DYNAMITES @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, awesome guitar, bass & drums. High energy Blues, Rock.
Sat. 9/1 – OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE FRET HOUSE 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! http://www.frethouse.com
Sat. 9/1 – REGGAE NIGHT @ THE BUC – MONTHLY D.J.
Sun. 9/2 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Sunday BLUES Brunch! http://www.bigbbrenner.com
Sun. 9/2 – ADAMS PACK STATION AT CHANTRY FLATS featuring Crown City Band 12-2pm, The Alumni (Larry Larson) 2-4pm, Vin Fiz Flyer 4 – 5:30pm. For directions/parking info. go to: www.adamspackstation.com
P.S. My apologies to friend Dennis who played up at Chantry on Aug. 19th and I neglected to list him. Love ya D!
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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,