SierraMadreSue’s Music News – June Goin’ on July

Posted 6/27/14

The Buccaneer co-ed softball team is off to a great start for the 2014 season with a 2-0 record. Okay – so that first win was because the other team had to forfeit, but we won last night’s game handily 29-18 so it was like 2 games in one!  Now Heasley Field is hosting an All-Star tournament, so we don’t have another game until July 20th.  Of course we will be having regular team meetings at the Buc to keep in shape!  I’ll send out our game schedule in a couple weeks so you can come and show your support!  PLAY BALL!

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

 FRI. 6/27 – GROOVY LEMON PIE @ THE PEPPERTREE GRILL IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-8444. Full bar & kitchen, no cover, dance floor. R&B, Rock, Soul, Disco, etc.

Friday, June 27th – Double Naught Spy Car  10pm 
Rough Church  11pm @ Taix French Restaurant
 1911 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90026 (213) 484-1265
Rock and roll with spiritual aspiration. Please inhale.

Sat June 28 – Rick Shea and The Losin’ End @ Nick’s Taste of Texas

545 N Citrus
Covina Ca 91723
(626) 331-2824

RICK at 9pm followed by the Black Tongued Bells, also playing is Patrick Carrico and The Trax so come early, Tex Mex BBQ too!

SAT. 6/28 – HORSES ON ASTROTURF @ GEM CITY GRILL IN MONROVIA, 9pm. 115 E. Olive. Full bar, no cover, pool tables, dance floor. Proprietor Bobby Ross was my boyfriend when I was 17, but don’t tell Vargas!  Hillbilly Hippie Rock & Roll.

SAT. 6/28 – MERCY & THE MEERCATS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm. 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover. Rock, R&B, etc.

*EVERY SUNDAY* – BURKE & MARK @ MARY’S MARKET IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON, 10am – 12pm. Acoustic guitar & mandolin. On Woodland Dr.- Look it up, it’ll be worth it! Great food, music & ambience. 2 of my nephews work there. 

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

What: Murphy’s Flaw’s Triumphant Return to Bluegrass Brunch
When: Sunday, June 29, 2014, from noon to 2 p.m. 
Where: Cody’s Cantina, 900 W Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506
(818) 845-2425

Admission: Free

SUN. 6/29 – CASH UP FRONT (Johnny Cash Tribute band) @ MEMORIAL PARK BANDSHELL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 8pm. FREE concert, seating on the grass. 

 *EVERY MONDAY (except holidays)* – 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

 *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:

 *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: edule

 WED. 7/2 – KALWEIT & THE SPOKES @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, with opening band THE MOONCHASERS, 9pm? 70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover.  Maddie’s sister’s band on tour from Europe. and Moonchasers is Tom Sanford’s new outfit.

 THURS. 7/3 – ANNUAL BEER GARDEN & CONCERT IN MEMORIAL PARK, SIERRA MADRE featuring GROOVY LEMON PIE. Everything starts at 5:00pm. Food trucks, dunk tank, kids’ activities, etc.  Kicks off the town’s 4th of July festivities.   

NOTE: the Buccaneer closes at 10:00pm on July 3rd, so after the beer garden – go home!

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

FRI. 7/4 – 4th of JULY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN SIERRA MADRE, 10:00am. Starts at Sunnyside & heads east on Sierra Madre Blvd. to Sierra Vista Park.  Lots of fun going on in the park afterwards.  Look for me with the Alverno High School group!  I think we’re #41 in the line-up?

SAT. 7/5 – OPEN MIC NIGHT @ THE FRET HOUSE IN COVINA. 309 N. Citrus Ave. (626) 339-7020.  *The first Saturday of the month*.  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!

SAT. 7/5 – NEW ASTROTURF @ ROUTE 66 ROADHOUSE IN DUARTE, 9pm.  1846 E. Huntington Dr. Full bar, no cover, big dance floor. Hillbilly Hippie Rock, Country, Folk.

SUN. 7/6 – “ELVIS” IN MEMORIAL PARK, SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 8pm. THIS one will be extra crowded! the lawn will be filled early, even the day before!

MON. 7/7 – 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. 7/11 – HOMEGROWN MUSIC @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-355-9045. Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks. Yes – these are those guys from East L.A. that blew you away with their awesome classic rock from Allman Bros. & Grateful Dead to AC/DC & Black Sabbath. Lori Morrison’s favorite band!


 SUN. 7/13 – WOODY & THE LONGBOARDS @ MEMORIAL PARK BANDSHELL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 8pm.  Beach Boys tribute. FREE, seating on the grass.

Murphy’s Flaw and Murphy Family Band-together for the first time.
July 13, 2014, 7 p.m. at Coffee Gallery Backstage
2029 N Lake Ave, Altadena, CA 91001
(626) 398-7917


SUN. 7/20 – DECADES OF ROCK @ MEMORIAL PARK BANDSHELL IN SIERRA MADRE, 6 – 8pm. Featuring the lovely and talented Veronica Ota, her Dad Ron, my bro Tom & a bunch of other old local rockers you may recognize. Classic Rock. FREE, seating on the grass. Food available for purchase. Sponsored by the Spero Foundation.


gotta go meet my family for dinner……!

 Hope to see you out & about!

Sierra Madre Sue