SierraMadreSue’s Music News – Holiday Edition

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Posted 12/20/12 – THURS. 12/20 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers, Brews & BLUES most Thursdays.

THURS. 12/20 – COW BOP‘s ‘End of the World‘ Party! @ Viva Cantina in Burbank, 8 – 11pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr., next to the L.A. Equestrian Center. “What better way to slip into Mayan obscurity than with some swing-herding and tune-wranglin with the wildest genre busters in their price range! Taking no prisoners on this one, do yourself a favor, come on by!”  Cow Bop is:
Bruce Forman aka Clem Brulay, guitar
Pinto Pammy, vocals
David Wise, sex/cornet
Alex Frank, ass
Jake Reed, drums

FRI. 12/21 – THE SUBS @ MONTROSE “SHOP ‘N’ DINE” ON HONOLULU AVE., between Ocean View and Verdugo, 5:30 – 7:30pm. (weather permitting) Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues.

FRI. 12/21 – COW BOP’s ‘First Night of the World’ Party! @ Viva Cantina in Burbank, 8 – 11pm. 900 W. Riverside Dr. “More general jollification, this time Roy McCurdy will be riding drums, turns out Jake Reed is actually Mayan, and has maxed out all his accounts, and if we’re still here, he has to head for the hills to keep his prized K Zildjians from being repossessed…”

SAT. 12/22 – Tom Corbett, Bill Knopf and David Ferguson @ The Coffee Gallery Backstage in Altadena, 7:00 p.m.  Reservations: (626)  “Holiday Show to celebrate the world NOT ending!” Bluegrass, Americana.

SAT. 12/22 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS @ OCEAN VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 9pm? 3826 Ocean View Blvd. “Come rock with us this Saturday for our holiday party with special guest Eric Pelton on guitar! (a.k.a Erica Valentine). Join us for drinks, food, great music and fun times!”  Classic rock & surf tunes.

SAT. 12/22 – HORSES ON ASTROTURF @ ROUTE 66 ROADHOUSE IN DUARTE, 9pm. 1846 E. Huntington Dr., east of Buena Vista. 626-357-4210. Full bar & kitchen, big dance floor, no cover. JANE will be in town and sittin’ in with the boys! Hillbilly Hippie Rock and all the Christmas tunes they know!

SAT. 12/22 – RADIO KILLS (I think that’s what they’re called – formerly Lungbutter) @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30ish. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover.

SUN. 12/23 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443Sunday BLUES Brunch!

SUN. 12/23 – THE SUBS @ MONTROSE HOLIDAY CELEBRATION, in front of FroYo Life at Honolulu & Verdugo, 11am – 3pm. (weather permitting) Acoustic Rock, Soul & Blues and Christmas tunes too!

DECEMBER 25th – MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL! for some Christmas musical cheer, check out this video:

12/26 – “WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY” @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm. Bring your favorite vinyl CHRISTMAS 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!


SAT. 1/5/2013 – 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!

MON. 1/7/2013 – MAX BUDA BAND @ THE OLD TOWNE PUB IN PASADENA, 9pm. Corner of fair Oaks & Union behind the Container Store. Enter thru alley off of Holly Ave. 626-577-6583. Chester, Jerry, Ted, Bruce, Peter and Nick on noisemakers. An eclectic mix of jazzed-up rock. One of my favorite bands. Every FIRST Monday night.

TUES. 1/8/2013 – “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. For this week’s artists go to:

SAT. 1/12 – SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES @ THE BUCCANEER – SCOTTY’S BIRTHDAY BLAST!  and he told us he was retiring 2 years ago – HA! 


from the planning ahead department:

SAT. FEB. 2nd – COMBINED ALVERNO – LA SALLE DEJA VU SOCIAL – CLASSES OF THE 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Put it on your calendar now and spread the word. More details coming soon….  and you know it will be fun because my sister Ellen and I are on the committee!                         

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,