UPDATED – SierraMadreSue Behrens Music News – Fab Feb & March Madness!

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Originally Posted 2/17/14, updated 2/21/14 - You can discard the Music News I sent last week and keep this one handy…Check out the new additions on 2/22 and 2/23 in particular – alot going on this weekend!

- *EVERY SUNDAY – 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 TUESDAY – “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 WEDNESDAY – “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

*EVERY THURS. - BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers , Brews & BLUES.   http://www. bigbbrenner.com/

FRI. 2/21 – FRIENDS OF THE SIERRA MADRE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL WINE & CUISINE TASTING @ THE ALVERNO VILLA, 7-9pm – $60. VIP entry at 6pm – $80. Tickets available at The Bottle Shop, Savor the Flavor, Arnold’s Hardware and the Sierra Madre Library. All proceeds support the Library. One of my favorite events of the year!

FRI. 2/21 – WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ THE PIKE IN LONG BEACH, 9pm… back where it all began 8 years ago! 1836 E. 4th Street. Bluegrass & fun music!

FRI. 2/21 – GROOVY LEMON PIE @ CLUBHOUSE 66 IN GLENDORA, 9pm? 1200 E. Route 66. 626-914-0066.

SAT. 2/22 – CRANE LAKE SERENADERS @ RESISTOR RECORDS IN MONROVIA, 2:00pm. 511 S. Myrtle Ave.   A real record store!  

SAT. 2/22 – RICK SHEA & THE LOSIN’ END @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, cheap drinks! Americana Rock/Country w/special local guests Steve Vargas & Snotty Scotty! Bring some spending money & pick up Rick’s latest CD! 

SAT. 2/22 – SURFIN’ WITH ELVIS @ OCEAN VIEW BISTRO IN MONTROSE, 9pm. 3826 Ocean View Blvd. Full bar & restaurant, no cover. Rock, Surf, Oldies, Pyschedelic, Elvis!

SUN. 2/23 – JOE NORMAL @ JONES COFFEE ROASTERS IN PASADENA, 10am – 12noon. 693 S. Raymond Ave. “Folk Pop & Indie Rock n Roll” hutchworks@yahoo.com  (JOE NORMAL previously known as HUTCH):  http://www.youtube.com/user/ hutchworks/videos?view=0  

SUN. 2/23 – LIVE MUSIC Benefit for JERRY MONTEROS, Pasadena area music teacher/sax player @ RED, WHITE & BLUEZZ in Pasadena, 10:30am – 2:30pm. 50 S. El Molino Ave. Help raise funds for Gerry’s medical expenses after a heart transplant with complications… Jeff Stetson & WATERCOLORS headline the show at 1:30pm. Jazz brunch available. See flyer above left….

*EVERY SUNDAY – 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 TUESDAY – “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 WEDNESDAY – “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

*EVERY THURS. - BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 6 – 9pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443.  Burgers , Brews & BLUES.   http://www. bigbbrenner.com/

SAT. 3/1 – 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. 3/1 – REGGAE D.J. TOMMY @ THE BUC - 1st SAT. OF EACH MONTH. 

MON. 3/3 – 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 & son Kermit, Jerry, Bruce, Peter. An eclectic mix of jazzed-up rock. One of my favorite bands. Every FIRST Monday night.

FRI. 3/7 – RAILROAD EARTH @ THE TROUBADOUR IN L.A., 8pm  My sister’s husband’s cousin’s band from New Jersey… saw them a few years ago and loved ‘em! Bluegrass/Americana/Roots.

FRI. 3/7 – 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! I believe Andy is doing 1st Fridays – call to confirm.

SAT. 3/8 – SNOTTY SCOTTY & THE HANKIES @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. No cover, full bar, cheap drinks! 60′s & 70′s Rock, one-hit-wonders & garage-band-blunders.

SAT. 3/8 – EL KABONG reunion @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Jorge Mena’s old band.

SAT. 3/15 – LUNGBUTTER reunion @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

MON. 3/17 – GROOVY LEMON PIE @ T. BOYLE’S TAVERN IN PASADENA, 9pm? St. Patrick’s Day party! 37 N. Catalina – in the alley just N. of Colorado. 

FRIDAY 3/21 – INSECT SURFERS and SWANK BASTARDS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 

SAT. 3/29 – PLASTICSOUL, BIKOS & TROTSKY ICEPICK @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 3 bands for the price of one – FREE! Just make sure you buy lots of drinks and tip the bartenders well, to keep live music coming to the Buc!

SAT. 3/29 & SUN. 3/30 – NEIL YOUNG @ THE DOLBY THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD. TICKETS GO ON SALE THRU TICKETMASTER ON MON. 2/24 AT 10am.

from the planning ahead dept:

SUNDAY APRIL 6th – DOO DAH QUEEN TRYOUTS @ THE AMERICAN LEGION

***SUNDAY MAY 25thDOO DAH PARADE IN EAST PASADENA… ***MEMORIAL WEEKEND SUNDAY – THAT GIVES A DAY BEFORE TO PREP AND A DAY AFTER TO RECOUP!  I LOVE THIS IDEA!

for complete info. on all things Doo Dah, go to: pasadenadoodahparade.info

*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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