SierraMadreSue’s Music News – JUNE tunes & then some…

Alleged Barry Manilow fan Tom Behrens at 4th of July 2010 celebration, News Net file photo

Posted 6/15/13 - As with most families, there is a good bit of teasing that goes on between my siblings, no matter how old we get. And with Tom (aka Billy Booger) being the oldest, we have all taken our share from him, so whenever we get a chance to dish it right back, we take it! You’ve probably heard him rag on the Grateful Dead and their fans, but I happen to know that he has a closet-full of their albums! And he really likes to bad-mouth the Eagles and insists that the bands he plays in will never play their songs, but we know that’s not true, and oh yeah – my very first concert outing ever was Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt & the Eagles at Anaheim Stadium in 1975 or ’76, and guess who I went with – my brother Tom, sister Ellen and all their friends…. hmmm… now what’s this I have just come to find out? he’s going to see Barry Manilow at the Greek Theatre this weekend?!?!? and he thinks we don’t know about it! HA!! Now THAT’s funny! I guess that’s what happens when you turn 60…. Somebody please shoot me if I ever give up the Dead and the Eagles in favor of Manilow!

FRI. 6/14 – J.C. HYKE @ MATT DENNY’S ALE HOUSE RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 10pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, no cover charge. “He’ll be celebrating the release of his recent single, ” White Picket Fence” and playing a mix of originals and cover songs. Come on by and enjoy a Friday evening out on the patio. There will be a sign-up sheet for guest artists to perform during his breaks.”
NOTE: Matt Denny’s will be having concerts on the patio all summer long….

FRI. 6/14 – D.J. ANDY SPINS 80′s ROCK & NEW WAVE CLASSICS FOR YOUR LISTENING AND DANCING PLEASURE @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, cheap drinks!

FRI. 6/14 – MIDNIGHT SHOW – LESLIE & THE NIELSONS @ THE OLD TOWNE PUB IN PASADENA. IN THE ALLEY BETWEEN HOLLY & UNION, JUST E. OF FAIR OAKS. Raghead & purple-haired Leslie’s punk rock band.

SAT. 6/15 & SUN. 6/16 – ANNUAL CHALK FESTIVAL @ PASEO COLORADO IN PASADENA, 10am – 7pm. FREE! 500 artists from all over southern California create 200 murals in pastel chalk, using the pavement as their canvas. Kids’ Chalk Land, classic cars (Sunday only), food & beverages at El Cholo Cafe and more. http://lightbringerproject.com/category/pasadena-chalk-festival/

SAT. 6/15 – RedZone Guitar Works hosts a Breedlove Guitar Sales Event from 11am to 7pm. 2608 E. Colorado Blvd. 626-325-8210. “Special Clinician and instructor Johnny DeMarco will be on hand to demo Breedlove and Bedell guitars. A Breedlove rep will be there to answer questions and make recommendations. 1-day-only sale pricing for the day of the event. Bring along your old guitar for a free restringing with D’Addario strings, while you test drive a new Breedlove. And to top it all off, we’ll be giving away a FREE Breedlove Travel guitar! There will be other giveaways and goodies, too. Come join the party…it’s gonna be a blast!”

SAT. 6/15 – LEN MENDOZA @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Full bar & kitchen, no cover. Acoustic Rock faves. Len (formerly of the Len & Dave Trio) used to play regularly at the Peppertree many moons ago. Every Saturday night.

SAT. 6/15 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS @ Ocean View Bistro in Montrose, 8:45pm. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. 818-248-2722. Great fun! Great food & drinks! Great Music! Classic Rock & Surf. Doug Appleton on drums. www.surfinwithelvis.com

SAT. 6/15 – MERCY & THE MEERKATS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks. “…returning (to the Buc) with Peter Burke back on drums, Marc Doten on bass, and Carlos de la Paz on guitar. Everything from Sierra Madre swamp music to funky Broadway. The four piece Merkette experience!”

SUN. 6/16 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Father’s Day BLUES BBQ! http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SUN. 6/16 – FATHER’S DAY MUSIC, FOOD & FUN @ ADAMS’ PACK STATION AT CHANTRY FLATS. 12-2pm: Bryan Chan, 2-3:30pm: GRIT, 4-5pm: Tim Tedrow & Terry Vreeland. “Note: This Father’s day will be dedicated to Rich Conforti who left us way too soon on May 30. FUNDRAISER: Help us maintain Big Santa Anita Canyon. All proceeds from the sale of merchandise will be donated to the Friends of the San Gabriels. Parking is at a premium and so just tell the gate monitor that you are here for the music and we will find a place for you to park.”

SUN. 6/16 – THE GRAND OLE ECHO presents: Funky Jenn and the Fringe Benefits, Mark Lennon and the Southern Tier, Patrick Sweany, and on the Backporch: Travis LaBrel (Olin & The Moon), 5:30-9pm. FREE! All ages. Special guest hosts: Rod Melancon & Lee Briant (The Far West). 1822 Sunset Blvd. Echo Park 90026. http://www.theecho.com

EVERY MONDAY – Quiz Nite trivia with hostess Deanna Cogan is at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre at 8:30. 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! Fun and profitable! 21 Kersting Court. (626) 355-1140 http://www.luckybaldwins.com

EVERY TUES. – “JC Hyke & 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: http://www.jchyke.com/

EVERY WED. – “WINE & SONG” @ Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena with host Brad Colerick, who also performs each week. 7-10pm. Full dinner menu available or tacos, tapas and beer & wine specials that changes weekly. 1009 El Centro St. (just a couple blocks west of Fremont, south of Mission, near the Mission Street Gold Line station) 626-441-2443. For this week’s featured artists go to: http://wineandsong.com/schedule

“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! Every Wednesday.

THURS. 6/20 – 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/

THURS. 6/20 – ROADHOUSE RON @ MATT DENNY’S ALE HOUSE RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 10pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, no cover charge. Acoustic rock, folk, etc.

THURS. 6/20 – MURPHY’S FLAW, FUR DIXON and MATT WITLER @ THE COFFEE GALLERY BACKSTAGE IN ALTADENA, 8pm. 2029 N. Lake Ave $15.. Call for reservations: 626-798-6236. “Murphy’s Flaw doesn’t get together with Matt (mandolinist extraordinaire) and Fur (insanely great singer-songwriter) often enough, so this is a great date and you’ll want to be there. So you won’t forget, write the information down on a piece of paper and staple it to someone you love.” www.murphysflawband.com

FRI. 6/21 – WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ MATT DENNY’S ALE HOUSE RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 7 – 10pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, no cover charge. Bluegrass Fun!

FRI. 6/21 – HORSES ON ASTROTURF @ ROUTE 66 ROADHOUSE IN DUARTE, 9pm. 1846 E. Huntington Dr.626-357-4210. Full bar & kitchen, no cover, big dance floor. Kick off the Summer & kick up your heels at Route 66! Hillbilly Hippie Rock.

FRI. 6/21 – D.J. TRUE @ THE BUCCANEER. still not sure what he’s all about…

FRI. 6/21 – SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES “LATE NIGHT SHOW” @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 10:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Full bar & kitchen, no cover. Stay tuned for more late night shows here, all summer long….

SAT. 6/22 – LEN MENDOZA @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Full bar & kitchen, no cover. Acoustic Rock faves. Len (formerly of the Len & Dave Trio) used to play regularly at the Peppertree many moons ago. Every Saturday night.

SAT. 6/22 – LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL DECADE OF THE 70′s REUNION. For info. & tickets go to: http://www.lasallehs.org …then go to the Buc afterwards to see the Dogs – they play cool stuff from the 70′s and more!

SAT. 6/22 – THE DOGS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, cheap drinks! Awesome selection of classic rock songs that sound just like the record!

SUN. 6/23 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Sunday BLUES Brunch! http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

EVERY MONDAY – Quiz Nite trivia with hostess Deanna Cogan is at Lucky Baldwins Delirium Cafe in Sierra Madre at 8:30. 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! Fun and profitable! 21 Kersting Court. (626) 355-1140 http://www.luckybaldwins.com

EVERY TUES. – “JC Hyke & 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: http://www.jchyke.com/

EVERY WED. – “WINE & SONG” @ Firefly Bistro in South Pasadena with host Brad Colerick, who also performs each week. 7-10pm. Full dinner menu available or tacos, tapas and beer & wine specials that changes weekly. 1009 El Centro St. (just a couple blocks west of Fremont, south of Mission, near the Mission Street Gold Line station) 626-441-2443. For this week’s featured artists go to: http://wineandsong.com/schedule

“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! Every Wednesday.

THURS. 6/27 – 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. 6/28 – SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE IN ARCADIA, 7 – 10pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, no cover charge. Garage Rock & one-hit-wonders from Pasadena’s oldest band! You can bet Matt will be on the dance floor!

FRI. 6/28 – CRIMSON CROWBAR @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, cheap drinks! Dave Shelton’s Rockin’ band.

SAT. 6/29 – MEMORIAL CELEBRATION FOR PATRICIA MORICE-TAULLI @ THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 280 IN EAST PASADENA, 4 – 11pm, featuring music from Snotty Scotty & the Hankies and members of Horses on Astroturf. 179 N. Vinedo Ave. Cheap food & drinks available for purchase. Time will be set aside for sharing memories and stories about Patricia. A fabulous party for our fabulous friend…

SAT. 6/29 – LEN MENDOZA @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Full bar & kitchen, no cover. Acoustic Rock faves. Len (formerly of the Len & Dave Trio) used to play regularly at the Peppertree many moons ago. Every Saturday night.

SAT. 6/29 – THE GRATEFUL DADS @ MATT DENNY’S ALEHOUSE RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 6 – 9pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd Aves. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, no cover charge. Have never seen these guys… I am intrigued by the name!

SUN. 6/30 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm. 1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443. Sunday BLUES Brunch! http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

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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