Sierra Madre Sue – The Last Waltz at Cafe 322
Posted 4/25/12 – Mario Lalli at Cafe 322 has been the Bill Graham of Sierra Madre for the last several years, providing a great venue for musicians of all genres, ages, walks of life and levels of talent.¬† He and his staff of family and friends have fed us, kept us warm, hosted our birthday parties, weddings and funerals.¬† They’ve generously donated their time, talent and treasures to organizations and events, asking very little in return.¬†
This Sunday, 4/29 our beloved Cafe 322 closes its doors….. but they’re not going quietly!¬†
Wed. 4/25 – Snotty Scotty & the Hankies, Leslie & the Neilsons, Auto Mowdown, Tremoloco and whoever else shows up will rock the house!
Thurs. 4/26 – not really sure if Judy Platt is still playing or not???
Fri. 4/27 – the Mellow D’z regular Happy Hour gig, 5:30 – 7:30 and afterwards Surfin’ With Elvis
Sat. 4/28 –
I believe is still Jenny Luna & the Moondogs, but call ahead to confirm.¬† (Editor’s Note – Here’s the updated information:¬†
‚ÄúMAGIC TONIGHT & ALL THAT JAZZ ‚ÄĚ starts at 8pm,¬†Featuring three world-class magicians from the infamous Magic Castle in Hollywood. ¬†Magic performances by the award winning JEFF BLACK, Frenchman BAPTISTE TITOU, and Parlor Magician of the Year ANDREW GOLDHERSH. ¬†All the magic will be accompanied by music of the Pasadena‚Äôs own 7-piece Crown City Combo featuring the sultry magic assistant JENNY LUNA on vocals. ¬†$5 admission)
Sun. 4/29 – once again – I think they’re still hosting Opera to Broadway, but I could be wrong…… about 10ish – anything goes: Snotty Scotty intends to play the very last note, putting another notch on his axe and closing down one more bar.¬† (Editor’s Note Opera to Broadway will take place in the evening, but they will be opening early on Sunday and there will be live music in the afternoon.¬†¬†Here’s an update:
DMQ decided to send Mario off with straight ahead jazz on his final day in busi…ness, Sunday, April 29, 4-5:30PM. ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Musicians bring your instruments and join us for one last jam at this great jazz club.¬†¬† Thanks-¬† Jeff and Larry .
Kye Palmer¬†- Trumpet¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
Chuck Manning¬†- Saxophone¬†
Chad Edwards¬†- Piano
All of this is subject to change, and anything can and will happen.¬† Be prepared to stay out all night, take a taxi home and/or call in sick anytime between now and Monday!¬†
I have said it before and I’ll say it again – Mario made this venue the best it’s ever been, bar none (no pun intended.) The Peppertree Grill, Tailgator’s, The Sunset, The Raven & the Rose, Daley’s Tavern – none of them even came close!¬† (okay – Daley’s Tavern was way before my time!)
So come on by this week, pay your respects, spend lots of money and wish the family well – Mario, Nana, Olive, Dino, Larry, Gina, Kevin, Connor, Brenna, Mary, Jessica, Jen, Alin, Sosi, MItch, all the others who I may be forgetting or whose names I do not know – thank you for some really great years.¬† We love you and will miss you and Cafe 322 dearly.