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Music News – Fab Feb!

February 27th, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

munews2-5Lovely LISA FINNIE is beginning a monthly engagement at CAFE 322 in Sierra Madre this Saturday, Feb. 7th, and no doubt she’ll be backed by some fine musicians.  I used to think of her as a Country singer, and although she does cover some classic Country and Americana material, she puts her own Jazzy spin on it, which makes her perfect for Cafe 322’s clientele.  Lisa also hosts a weekly radio show on KCSN every Sunday evening, 5 – 7pm called THE DYLAN HOURS.  Tune in to 88.5 on your FM radio dial or listen on the Web at kcsn.org.
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THURS. 2/5 – THELONIOUS DUB @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar & great Italian food.  No cover charge.  “A complete misunderstanding of both jazz and reggae.”  Every Thursday.

FRI. 2/6 – The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 – 9pm Happy Hour.  311 W. Foothill Blvd.  626-358-3231.  NO COVER.  Full bar, food, coldest beer in town!  Acoustic Guitar, vocals.  “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!”   http://www.myspace.com/themellowdeees

FRI. 2/6 – DREAD ZEPPELIN, THE LATE BLOOMERS and DC3 @ SIERRA MADRE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM, 7pm.  141 W. Highland.  1st annual “Family Concert” fund raiser.  Tickets at both School campuses and The Bottle Shop:  $50 for 1st three rows, $25 floor, $10 balcony.  I think Tortelvis’ kids go there…

FRI. 2/6 – “THE SUBS” (Better Than Blue’s acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 7:30 – 11:30pm.  3057 E. Garvey Ave. North.  In the bar area, but you can order food also.  All ages ok.  Joe Velosa, Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright.  Acoustic rock, soul & blues.   626-915-3474.

FRI. 2/6 – BOBBY BRADFORD MOTET @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8:30 – 11:30pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar, great Italian food.  A fixture on the local jazz scene, Bobby Bradford is best known for his early 70’s work with Ornette Coleman, and was one of my brother Rick’s early musical influences.

SAT. 2/7 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 .  All ages.  Saturday BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent.  The Mission St. Gold Line station is just a short walk away, and makes for a nice outing.   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SAT. 2/7 – Internationally renowned concert violinist HAGAI SHAHAM will perform at a benefit gala for the South Pasadena Children’s Orchestra @ the Oneonta Congregational Church at 1515 Garfield Ave. in So. Pasadena, 6pm. He will perform works by Ernest Bloch, Fritz Kreisler and Jeno Hubay.  All proceeds from the event will help pay for the children’s orchestra’s trip to perform at Carnegie Hall in the spring. The gala includes a pre-performance reception, concert, an Indian dinner, a talk by Shaham titled ‘The Life of a Musician’, followed by a discussion period; and an auction. Tickets are $75 for the entire program including dinner, or $30 for the concert only. (The concert is free for children 13 and under.) For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 626-403-4611 or e-mail to stringsprogram@aol.com or on-line at http://www.eveningofmusic.com/ or http://www.stringsprogram.com/gala.htm

SAT. 2/7 – Open Mic Night @ the FRETHOUSE 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!    www.covina.com/frethouse/

SAT. 2/7 – LISA FINNIE & FRIENDS @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar and great Italian food.  No cover, all ages.  Beautiful and talented Country/Western torch singer and guitar player.

SAT. 2/7 – BETTER THAN BLUE @ THE WORLD-FAMOUS DERBY IN ARCADIA, 7:30 – 11:30pm.  233 E. Huntington Dr.  626-447-2430.  Full bar, 5-star restaurant.  Rock, Soul & Blues. *Not confirmed – call ahead!

SAT. 2/7 – MERCY & THE MERKETTES @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  Full bar, no cover, pool table, free parking.  21 & over.  Packed house.  R&B, Funk, Disco, Motown.

SAT. 2/7 – MARTINI DIARIES featuring JEFF STETSON & friends @ COLOMBO’S ITALIAN STEAK HOUSE IN EAGLE ROCK, 10pm – 1am.  1833 Colorado Blvd.  323-254-9138. Full kitchen & bar.  Jeff sez: first set will be Jazz & then evolve into “Acid-Lounge-Jazz-Rock!”  1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month.

SUN. 2/8 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 .  All ages.  BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent.   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SUN. 2/8 – Have Lunch with NEW ASTROTURF @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 – 4:30pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414.   Full bar and great Italian food in a comfy setting.  Bring the family!  Acoustic Folk/Rock, Classic Country.

SUN. 2/8 – ACE FARREN FORD CD RELEASE PARTY & PERFORMANCE @ POO-BAH RECORD SHOP IN PASADENA, 3pm.  2636 E. Colorado Blvd. 626-449-3359. Ace will be performing a set of improvisation with Ms. Emily Grant of the Purple Panther Ensemble, Ms. Doriandra Smith of EXP, Ms. Rose Mystery Ford (Ace’s daughter), Mr. Mars Pharoah Ford (Ace’s son), Mr. Michael Intriere (long standing LAFMS alumni), Mr. Rick Potts (founding member of the LAFMS), and the Professor (Duce of Ace & Duce). The joyous CD “Artificial Artist – A collection of improvisations as recorded by Ace Farren Ford” will be available for sale as well as other related CDs, including the Mystery Band’s “Wood”.  “Come one, come all, dig it, just dig it.”

SUN. 2/8 – “OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414. Full bar and great Italian food.  Every Sunday evening.  Get there early – they pack ‘em in!

2/10 – “TAPAS TUESDAY” @ MARY’S MARKET & CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with BURKE & MARK at 6pm, and GLENN OLIVEIRA at 7pm.  561 Woodland Ave.  Limited parking in the lot, but plenty more towards the entrance to the Canyon, a short walk away.  Free show. Yummy new menu items each week! Acoustic guitars/vocals.

TUES. 2/10 – WRECK ‘N’ SOW @ THE PIKE IN LONG BEACH, 8pm – Midnight.  1836 E. 4th St.  562-437-4453.  Fun Bluegrass stuff w/great harmonies & snazzy overalls!  The Dupuy brothers, etc.  http://www.wrecknsow.com/index.htm

WED. 2/11 – aka MAX BUDA @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar, great Italian food.  No cover, all ages.  Unique jazzy rock stuff from Chester & the boys.

WED. 2/11 – DAFNI and THE RUNNING KIND @ VIVA CANTINA IN BURBANK, 8pm. 900 Riverside Dr., next to the L.A. Equestrian Center.  818-845-2425.  Full bar & great Mexican food.  No cover, all ages.  Americana/Country.

THURS. 2/12 – THELONIOUS DUB @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar & great Italian food.  No cover charge.  “A complete misunderstanding of both jazz and reggae.”  Every Thursday.

FRI. 2/13 – The MELLOW D’z (DAVE OSTI AND DEANNA COGAN) @ THE MAYAN BAR (inside the Aztec Hotel) in MONROVIA, 6 – 9pm Happy Hour.  311 W. Foothill Blvd.  626-358-3231.  NO COVER.  Full bar, food, coldest beer in town!  Acoustic Guitar, vocals.  “Hot Chick, Cool Dude & Music to suit your mood!”   http://www.myspace.com/themellowdeees

FRI. 2/13 & SAT. 2/14 – “THE SUBS” (Better Than Blue’s acoustic alter ego) @ the DOCKSIDE in WEST COVINA, 7:30 – 11:30pm.  3057 E. Garvey Ave. North.  In the bar area, but you can order food also.  All ages ok.  Joe Velosa, Danny Hesse, Felicia Bright.  Acoustic rock, soul & blues.   626-915-3474.

FRI. 2/13 – GROOVY LEMON PIE @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-355-9045.  Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks!  Classic Rock from Greg Tortell, Gary Putman, Jorge Mena, Bob Knarley & Frank Simes.  www.myspace.com/glpie

SAT. 2/14 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 .  All ages.  VALENTINE’S DAY BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent.  The Mission St. Gold Line station is just a short walk away, and makes for a nice outing.   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SAT. 2/14 – THE B.O. TRIO featuring JEFF STETSON, play “A MIXED BAG AND SOME BLUES” @ ZEPHYR COFFEE HOUSE IN PASADENA, 8:30 – 10pm.  2419 E. Colorado Blvd., just E. of Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-793-7330. Soups, sandwiches, coffee, tea, smoothies, etc.

SAT. 2/14 – LIGHTNIN’ WILLIE & THE POORBOYS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-355-9045.  Full bar, no cover, free parking in back.  Lightnin’ fast BLUES.

SUN. 2/15 – BARRY “BIG B” BRENNER @ FIREFLY BISTRO IN SOUTH PASADENA, 11am – 2pm.  1009 El Centro. 626-441-2443 .  All ages.  BLUES Brunch under a big breezy tent.   http://www.bigbbrenner.com/

SUN. 2/15 – THE MERCY POWELL QUARTET @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 1:30 – 4:30pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414.  Full bar and great Italian food.  No cover, all ages.  Mercy, Josh, Marc & Peter Burke doin’ some standards & jazzy stuff for your dining & listening pleasure!

SUN. 2/15 – “OPERA TO BROADWAY” VOCAL PERFORMANCES @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 7pm.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar and great Italian food.  Every Sunday evening.  Get there early – they pack ‘em in!

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
sierramadresue@yahoo.com


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