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Music News – Buc 2 Buc Shows!!

March 31st, 2009 by Temple City Tribune

MuNews4-2-09 Birthday Boy TIM TUTWILER (pictured, left) will be celebrating this weekend at the BUCCANEER LOUNGE in SIERRA MADRE.  On FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd he’ll be doing his Rock duo thang with buddy Eric, opening for Psychedelic/Alt-Rock band THE SUNDOWNERS, and then on Saturday night he’ll be doing the sound for Disco Dance divas, MERCY & THE MERKETTES (Mercy pictured on the right.)  So drop by one or both nights and wish him well.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!

FRI. 4/3 – 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. 4/3 – MDB @ JUANITA’S RESTAURANT & BAR IN HIGHLAND PARK, 8pm sharp. Featuring "The Rescuer" Dan Fisher on Keys, "Stringman" Jeff Ingwalson on Bass, Doug "Downtown" Birmingham on Drums; with songs by Guitarist, Matt Davis.  5930 York Blvd. 323-254-4200.  $5 cover.  Beer/wine, Mexican food.  Also appearing: The 454’s, P’Cow, Good Grief, and Spider Problem.  Sounds like Rock to me!    http://www.juanitasrestaurantandbar.com/

FRI. 4/3 – TIM TUTWILER (and friend Eric, whose last name I don’t know) and the SUNDOWNERS @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-355-9045.  Full bar, no cover, pool table.  Birthday boy Tim & Eric doin’ the Rock duo thang for the first set.

SAT. 4/4 – 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. 4/4 – 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. 4/4 – 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.  Country/Western/Jazz torch singer and guitar player.

SAT. 4/4 – THE DOGS @ THE BUFFALO INN IN UPLAND, 8pm.  1814 W. Foothill Blvd. 909-981-5515.  Beer/wine, burgers, dogs & homemade potato chips.  Band plays in big, outdoor patio.  Their first (and hopefully not last) time here.  Classic Rock that sounds "just like the record!"

SAT. 4/4 – 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, Rock.

SAT. 4/4 – 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. 4/5 – 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. 4/5 – 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. 4/5 – THE DRIVE @ CHRONIC CANTINA IN UPLAND, 3 – 6pm.  220 N. Central Ave.  909-931-4410.  Keith Neal on Guitar & vocals, Javany Martinez on Bass & vocals, Buggs Manocchi on Drums & vocals.  Classic Rock Music.  Starting a weekly gig (but CALL FIRST ’cause last week they cancelled.)

SUN. 4/5 – OLD CALIFORNIO, I SEE HAWKS IN L.A., and WHISPERING PINES @ THE GRAND OLE ECHO IN ECHO PARK, 5pm.  1822 Sunset Blvd., L.A.  First show of the season.  Free admission, all ages.  BBQ on the patio.  Americana, Alt-Country.  OLD CALIFORNIO’s CD release party.  They were awesome at the Buc last week!

SUN. 4/5 – "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!
4/7 – "TAPAS TUESDAY" @ MARY’S MARKET & CANYON CAFE IN SIERRA MADRE CANYON with BRIAN GUTHRIE, KEN PERRY & ANNIE M, 6 – 7pm (acoustic Guitars, vocals) and STEVEN RADICE & JEAN SUDBURY, 7 – 9pm (Ukulele, Violin, Mandolin, vocals)  561 Woodland Ave.  626-355-4534.  Cozy venue, YUMMY FOOD!  

"TUESDAY NIGHT TRIVIA" @ CAFE 322 with QUIZ MASTER MIDGE, 8pm.  $2 to play, CASH or gift certificates to the top 3 teams.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. 626-836-5414. 

WED. 4/8 – aka MAX BUDA @ CAFE 322 IN SIERRA MADRE, 8 – 11pm. 322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  No cover, full bar & great Italian food.  Eclectic jazzy rock stuff from Chester & the boys.

"WEDNESDAY NIGHT PLATTER PARTY" @ THE BUCCANEER, 9pm.  Bring your favorite LP records and Dan Besocke will play entire sides on his turntable, commercial free!  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-355-9045. 
FRI. 4/10 – 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
APRIL 11th – HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!

SAT. 4/11 – 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. 4/11 – SHANTYTOWN @ THE BUCCANEER LOUNGE IN SIERRA MADRE, 9:30pm.  70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-355-9045.  Full bar, no cover, cheap drinks. Classic Rock Jams, Bl
ues.  These guys are great! http://www.myspace.com/shantytown1

SAT. 4/11 – FATSO JETSON doin’ the late late show @ CAFE 322, 11pm or so.  322 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.  626-836-5414.  Full bar, no cover.  Great Italian food if you get there earlier for dinner & enjoy the Jazz band.  Hard Rock from Mario & Larry, etc.

EASTER SUNDAY, 4/12 – 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. 4/12 – GRANT PARK EASTER SOFTBALL – ALL ARE WELCOME!  NOT A LEAGUE – JUST FOR FUN & THE LOVE OF THE GAME!  CORNER OF CORDOVA & MICHIGAN IN PASADENA, 3 BLOCKS WEST OF PCC.  BATTING PRACTICE 12:30, GAME TIME ASAP.  BRING YOUR GLOVE, BAT, CHAIR, ICE CHEST, GUITAR, UKULELE, ETC. 

SUN. 4/12 – MERCY IS TAKING EASTER SUNDAY OFF FROM CAFE 322…  she’ll be back on the 26th.

SUN. 4/12 – "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!

MON. 4/13 – OPENING DAY @ DODGER STADIUM!  GO DODGERS!
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
P.S. PLEASE HELP MY FRIENDS the SHEDS WIN A SPOT ON THE VANS WARPED TOUR ’09!  Go to:  warped.battleofthebands.com/thesheds  and register first.  Then you can VOTE once every day, to have them play in L.A., San Diego and Ventura.  They deserve it!  THANK YOU!

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