SierraMadreSue’s Music News – to the weekend… and beyond!

News Net file photo from 2007 Wine Tasting, click to enlarge

Posted 2/10/12 – here’s just a few tasty tidbits for your weekend listening (and dining & drinking) pleasure:

FRI. 2/10 – the MELLOW D’z (Dave Osti & Deanna Cogan – acoustic rock) @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 5:30 – 7:30pm. Full bar & kitchen with happy hour food & drink specials 4 – 6:30pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. EVERY FRIDAY.

SAT. 2/11 – SUDBURY & RAMOS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm. Full bar & great Italian food. 322 W. Sierra Madre Bl. 626-836-5414. a collection of Romantic tunes, some in Spanish, and Brazilian/Jazz music… from two Sierra Madre locals…
SAT. 2/11 – OLD CALIFORNIO @ T. BOYLE’S TAVERN IN PASADENA, 9pm. 37 N. Catalina, just north of Colorado Bl. in the alley. (formerly the Handlebars & Toe’s Tavern.) No cover, beer & wine. ONE OF MY FAVORITE LOCAL BANDS. they’re sorta like John Steinbeck, Woody Guthrie & Neil Young all put together… with a little Marty Robbins and Brian Wilson thrown in for good measure! buy a CD and/or vinyl record and come up with your own description…..

shhhh…. meet me in the alley & buy an Alverno High School Jaguar discount card for $10 – it’s good until Jan. 2013 and gets you 20% off your daily tab at T. Boyle’s (and assorted discounts at 23 other area merchants!  oh yeah, I forgot – Cafe 322 and Matt Denny’s are also on the Alverno discount card….. )
SUN. 2/12 – S.M. FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY WINE TASTING @ THE ALVERNO VILLA IN SIERRA MADRE, 2 – 5pm. 200 N. Michillinda Ave. LIVE MUSIC from some of my pals – STEVE & STEVE, DEANNA & DAVE, JEAN & RUBEN (and, I hope –  my favorite Magic Castle Magician, Steve Silverman, among others)  TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. DON’T LET THE $60 PRICE TAG SCARE YOU – YOU CAN DRINK & EAT YOUR MONEY’S WORTH, HEAR SOME TOP-NOTCH MUSIC AND SUPPORT OUR PUBLIC LIBRARY AT THE SAME TIME!  not to mention the fine company you’ll be rubbing elbows with…….   complete details
and right after the Wine Tasting…………

SUN. 2/12 – (the return of*) LEN MENDOZA @ MATT DENNY’S ALE HOUSE RESTAURANT IN ARCADIA, 5 – 8pm. 145 E. Huntington Dr., between 1st & 2nd. Free parking on street & in back, next to Bob’s Garage & Arcadia Party Rentals. 626-462-0250. Full bar & kitchen, outdoor (heated when necessary) patio. Acoustic Rock faves – James Taylor, Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, much, much more…… *I know – it sounds like a horror sequel. He might be scared, that doesn’t mean we should be. I told him no one is paying attention anyway… we’ll be celebrating Jimmy Wynne’s Birthday!
No Tues. Night Trivia……..
TUES. 2/14 – VALENTINE’S BALL @ CAFE 322 FEATURING ROB RIO & THE REVOLVERS, 7 – 10pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Reservations recommended: 626-836-5414. $10 cover. Boss of the Boogie Woogie, Rob plays at some pretty swanky venues for big time celebs… we are lucky to have him in our humble burg. You can thank his Sierra Madre drummer Peter Burke for that!

WED. 2/15 – COW BOP @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7 – 10 pm. Country Swing/Cowboy Jazz. Never a dull moment with this group! 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. Full bar & greta (or great, depending on how close you’re paying attention) Italian food…

that’s it for now.
falling asleep at the computer………   hope to see you out & about……….