SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Rocktober Fun and Festivities

Sue Behrens at 2007 Wistaria Festival

Posted 10/16/12 – TUES. 10/16 – “JC & Friends Songwriter Serenade” @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE & RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 9:30pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, all ages. A weekly acoustic show of songwriters playing original songs, either as a solo or duo act, outside on the covered, heated patio. This week’s artists: Ali Handal, Lorin Hart, Dave Gleason.  http://www.jchyke.com/

WED. 10/17 – The Mellow D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ the Glendora Continental, 7-10pm.  HALF PRICE ON ALL BOTTLES OF WINE ON WEDNESDAYS.  Check out the retro vibe and friendly bartenders. 316 W. Route 66. 626-914-1834. Acoustic Rock faves.   BETTER CALL AHEAD ON THIS ONE, I THOUGHT DEANNA WAS GOIN’ TO SEE NEIL YOUNG TONIGHT… (that’s where I’ll be, of course)   www.mellowdz.weebly.com    http://glendoracontinental.com/        

“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. 10/18 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers, Brews & BLUES Every Thursday. They put a speaker outside so if you’re shopping at the South Pas. Farmers’ Market you can enjoy the tunes, but please do try the restaurant – you’ll be glad you did!  http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

FRI. 10/19 – THE CONDORS @ THE BUCCANEER IN SIERRA MADRE (with another band too?) – 9pm, I think. Tony’s picks. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks!

SAT. 10/20 – CHICO’S BAIL BONDS @ T. PHILLIPS ALE HOUSE IN GLENDORA, 8pm. 180 N. Glendora Ave. Full bar & kitchen, no cover. BLUES.  http://www.chicosblues.com/home.html

SAT. 10/20 – 3 bands @ T. Boyle’s Tavern in Pasadena – Cynthia Ford (Country Rock/Pop) 9pm; Rocking Scoundrels (Original Rock and Roll, Blues, Rock-a-Billy) 10pm; and Idle Kings (Classic Rock Covers and Originals) 11pm.  37 N. Catalina Ave. In the alley near the Ice House. 626-578-0957. No cover, beer & wine only, good food.

SAT. 10/20 – LOS PENDEJOS @ THE BUCCANEER IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. Music at the Buc 2 nights in a row? Whoa now! They must be doing something right!  you know the address and phone number….. I could type it in my sleep! Rock & Roll. These guys used to play at the Old Towne Pub and had one of my favorite flyers ever – a yellow highway caution sign showing the silhouette of a family running across the border!

SUN. 10/21 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443Sunday BLUES Brunch!   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SUN. 10/21 – LAST OF THE SEASON – LIVE MUSIC UP @ ADAM’S PACK STATION, CHANTRY FLATS, 12 – 5pm. For line-up, directions and parking go to: http://www.adamspackstation.com/ Thank you Deb, and all the musicians, for a great season!

MON. 10/22 – Quiz Nite trivia is at Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre with host Deanna Cogan.  Arrive by 8:15 PM to secure a table for up to 4 on a team.  Entry fee $2 per person.  Win gift cards to the restaurant!  21 Kersting Court. (626) 355-1140 

TUES. 10/23 – “JC & Friends Songwriter Serenade” @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE & RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 9:30pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, all ages. A weekly acoustic show of songwriters playing original songs, either as a solo or duo act, outside on the covered, heated patio. This week’s artists: Tom Sweeney, Melissa Greener, Barry Cullison, Melanie Devaney.   http://www.jchyke.com/

WED. 10/24 – The Mellow D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ the Glendora Continental, 7-10pm.  HALF PRICE ON ALL BOTTLES OF WINE ON WEDNESDAYS.  Check out the retro vibe and friendly bartenders. 316 W. Route 66. 626-914-1834. Acoustic Rock faves.    www.mellowdz.weebly.com    http://glendoracontinental.com/  

“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!

FRI. 10/26 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS @ OCEAN VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 9pm. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. 818-248-2722. Great fun! Great food & drinks! Great Music! Classic Rock & Surf.  www.surfinwithelvis.com

FRI. 10/26 – THE DOGS return to the Buccaneer Lounge in Sierra Madre, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks, friendly service! Awesome selection of Classic Rock that sounds just like the record. They take up alot of space but they’re worth it!

SAT. 10/27 – WINE & JAZZ WALK in downtown Sierra Madre, 4 – 7pm ($40 presale/$50 at the door) and VIP Wine Garden, 6 – 9pm ($85 presale/$100 at the door.) Live Music and wine and food tasting in a whole bunch of shops, restaurants, etc. Benefitting City of Hope. A very nice event. The Mellow D’z are playing, as well as Cow Bop, Sudbury & Ramos, Mercy & the Merkettes, Jenny Luna, the Atomic Sherpas, and more. Guess you could call it the Hardly Strictly Jazz festival! For details and advance tickets go to: http://www.sierramadrewineandjazzwalk.com/  Note: the map on the site is from 2011 and not 100% accurate.

SAT. 10/27 – ALVERNO HIGH SCHOOL’S “FESTIVAL OF HAUNTS” IN THE CREEPY VILLA, 4 – 7pm. Scary stuff upstairs and not-so-scary stuff for the younger set and treats downstairs. $2 for kids ages 1-9 and $3 for kids ages 9-109!  200 N. Michillinda Ave. Sierra Madre. 626-355-3463.

SAT. 10/27 – T. BOYLE’S TAVERN 3rd ANNIVERSARY ALL-DAY PARTY!  Open at 11am for College Football. Drink and Food Specials all day. At night we rock with band “GROOVY LEMON PIE” – great classic rock covers. No Cover 9:30PM-12:30Am. Halloween Costume Contest around 10:30. “Hell, we might even through in some Octoberfest fun to round out the night. Did someone say Chicken Dance!” 37 N. Catalina Ave. 626-578-0957.

MON. 10/29 – Quiz Nite trivia is at Lucky Baldwin’s Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre with host Deanna Cogan.  Arrive by 8:15 PM to secure a table for up to 4 on a team.  Entry fee $2 per person.  Win gift cards to the restaurant!  21 Kersting Court. (626) 355-1140 

TUES. 10/30 – “JC & Friends Songwriter Serenade” @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE & RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 9:30pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, all ages. A weekly acoustic show of songwriters playing original songs, either as a solo or duo act, outside on the covered, heated patio. This week’s artists: Aireene Espiritu, Marty Axelrod, John Stowers, Severin Browne (guess he couldn’t play on the 9th because it was Jackson’s b-day!)  http://www.jchyke.com/

WED. 10/31 – The Mellow D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan) @ the Glendora Continental, 7-10pm.  HALF PRICE ON ALL BOTTLES OF WINE ON WEDNESDAYS.  Check out the retro vibe and friendly bartenders. 316 W. Route 66. 626-914-1834. Acoustic Rock faves.    www.mellowdz.weebly.com    http://glendoracontinental.com/  

WED. 10/31 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS’ HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY @ OCEAN VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 8pm. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. 818-248-2722. Classic Rock & Surf.  www.surfinwithelvis.com

WED. 10/31 – THE BLOODY BRAINS @ THE BLOODY BUCCANEER IN SIERRA MADRE, 9ish – midnight or till they turn into horny toads. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, cheap drinks. Fabulous prizes for best costumes, chosen completely abitrarily by providers of said prizes. Bribes (drinks) accepted.

…get to go to work an hour later on Nov. 1st ’cause it’s a Holy Day – gotta love Catholic schools!

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,
SierraMadreSue 

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