Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Just when I thought I was out...they pull me back in : O'Brien's Pub on Saturday

Saturday August 30th
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
9:30-close. Free. 21+. Full Band. 

The 9+ year residency continues.

 

Radio interview & performance from 88.9 KXLU FM on Monday. I start at the 26:30 mark for 1/2 hour.

Pics from the Mojave Rattle Skaters roller derby bout that we played at last Saturday...






 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Live performance & interview on 88.9 KXLU today at 3pm

I'm headed over to KXLU 88.9 FM today to play some tunes solo acoustic and chat with DJ Mystic Pete at 3pm
Tune in live here:

http://www2.lmu.edu/kxlu/player/stream56k.html

KXLU website

Facebook event

Last time I played on KXLU was March 8, 2004...


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Monday, August 18, 2014

Mojave Rattle Skaters Season Opener and new arena grand opening

Saturday August 23rd we're playing the Mojave Rattle Skaters roller derby team season opener and new arena grand opening right by Joshua Tree.
They're gonna kick our ass.
Brehm Sports Park 56620 Little League Dr. Yucca Valley, CA
6:30pm
$5 at the door.
The one and only Mr. Paxton Pryor (PCB drummer from 2005-2010) will be jamming with us on this festive occasion!

Also, PC3 show for
Brentwood Village 3rd Thursdays, 145 S Barrington Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90049
6-9pm.
Free, all ages.
Kid friendly
It's in the parking lot behind Lemonade with a lovely outdoor stage & picnic tables surrounded by restaurants.
PC3 from: 6-8:30pm


Friday, August 15, 2014

Life as a publicity stunt

Friday August 15th
Basement Tavern from 9:30pm-close
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dutch (PCB guitarist: 1999-2012) will be joining us for this local show for the first time in a whiles.
Full Band.
21+
Free!

Saturday August 16th
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 137 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
5-9pm.

Full Band. Josh Norton will be rejoining us on guitar for this show.

21+

Free!

Photos by Melinda Dahl in 2004

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Dutch Local Friday at Basement Tavern 8/15 & Santa Barbara Fig. Mtn. Brew Co. 8/16 : Whaler Tonight


Friday August 15th
Basement Tavern from 9:30pm-close
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Dutch (PCB guitarist: 1999-2012) will be joining us for this local show for the first time in a whiles.
Full Band.
21+
Free!

Saturday August 16th
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 137 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
5-9pm.

Full Band. Josh Norton will be rejoining us on guitar for this show.
21+
Free!

Last minute addition...
PC3 tonight (8/13) at the Crab Shell Bar in the newly re-done Venice Whaler.
10 Washington Blvd. 90291
9:30-close, Free.

All 3 shows this week we will have our excellent and talented good buddy Princess Frank of Masterslave and Holland Greco fame on the drums.

Also, goodbye House Of Blues...
We played at that there House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip. 3 times. All of them were sold out on the big boy stage opening up for Texas country star Pat Green.
I hear they're shutting it down.
We had some good times up in there. And met a lot of great music fans who have become friends.
I also went to see a lot of shows there. I saw Aretha Franklin. Saw Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1994. And I got to see Johnny Cash there. Twice. The 2nd night I used the ticket from the 1st night and crossed out the date with Wite-Out. It wasn't the world's greatest counterfeit job. After the door guy took my obviously fake ticket and stamped my hand he said, "That wasn't so hard was it?" I laughed and said "Thanks man!" as I waltzed back through the door, got out my flask and enjoyed a Johnny Cash show for free. Cheers HoB! We hardly knew ye.


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Dutch & Steve are playing with us at the Iron Door Saloon this weekend : Recidivism

Some may say that rock n' roll is a battle of attrition.
But I have to say the recidivism rate is quite high in the PCB.
We're gonna have a PCB reunion weekend getting on each others' nerves and busting it out on stage just like old times.
I can't wait.

Recidivism (/rɨˈsɪdɨvɪzəm/; from recidive and ism, from Latin recidīvus "recurring", from re- "back" and cadō "I fall") is the act of a person repeating an undesirable behavior after he/she has either experienced negative consequences of that behavior, or has been treated or trained to extinguish that behavior. It is also used to refer to the percentage of former prisoners who are rearrested for a similar offense.
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Welcome back!

Friday and Saturday August 1st & 2nd
Iron Door Saloon, 18761 Main St. Groveland, CA 95321
It's the oldest saloon in California started "sometime before 1852."
9-close, free!

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our Last O'Brien's Show on Saturday? : Iron Door Saloon Next Week

Word has been passed along to me that O'Brien's has changed some policies, and that this may be our last show there. After a 9 year residency.
I have to offer them thanks. If it wasn't for them, I would have never been able to field a band when Dutch, Steve and Denny of "The Vacation" would go on tour. When the great Mitch Marine would fly off with Dwight Yoakam for the weekend. When the superb Jamie Douglass had to do another friggin' wedding gig, when he still did that.
Having that bit of guaranteed money to offer some of the best musicians in the country on a Saturday night made it so that I could have a band. And opened up a world of opportunity. And introduced an amazing cavalcade of stellar musicians to the PCB.
If this is indeed our last show there, they have threatened that before, then we made it.
We made it through the economic booms and busts over the last near decade.
Through sicknesses, through the fall of the recorded music business, through the end of major label deals, through the rise of the cover band, through the rise of electronic dance music, through frat boys fighting, heart aches, love affairs, beautiful drunken girls falling on the stage, hangovers, sadness, elation, broken hearts, broken Vans, broken bands, first shows, last shows, never knows.
We made it through all that with at least some of our dignity intact.
I understand. Sometimes people need to shake things up.
The reason I still even play there is because for years the 1st hour of our O'Brien's shows has been the best artistic outlet I've been allowed. We could do anything we want. Obscure originals we haven't played in 5 years. Debut brand new songs. Work on my between song banter which has lately consisted of reviews of bad movies that I watched on cable while meditating before heading over to the show. And other existential observations.
No matter how I felt at the beginning of an O'Brien's show, by the end I always feel like I have climbed to the top of a mountain.
We sweat, we literally bled, we left our heart right there on that stage every show.
That stage next to the broom closet and by the dirty dive bar bathrooms that I have come to love, and consider my home. 
If this week is indeed the last time I get to summit that particular peak, then it is with the chops, the ability to deal with hecklers, to lead a band under just about any circumstance thrown at me, to play an hour and 15 minutes without stopping for a breath, that I'll fly off and find new mountains to climb.

Once more, with feeling...

Saturday July 26th
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
9:30-close. Free. 21+. Full Band. 


Next week we're back at the Iron Door Saloon by Yosemite for our drummer Rich Berardi's birthday party!

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