Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace this Friday December 2nd

Friday, December 2nd
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
. 53688 Pioneertown Rd. 92268
Free & all ages!

Last week at The Cinema Bar...
Photo by Sara Schwartz

Thursday, November 24, 2016

"I came for the movies, but stayed for the music & drinks."

In spite of its name the Cinema Bar does not show movies, but as an (inebriated) gentleman said last time I was over there, "I came for the movies, but stayed for the music & drinks." 

Saturday November 26th,
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

Friday November 25th,
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Westlake Village30770 Russell Ranch Rd. 
Ste E & F. Westlake Village, CA 91362

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PCB to Play Wednesday Westside Burlesque Variety Show featuring the Triptease Dancers - 8pm

Wednesday November 23rd,
Trip Nightclub2101 Lincoln Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405
PCB at 9pm
TripTease Burlesque Dancers at 10pm
Only $5

More info on Facebook page:

Triptease Burlesque-Santa Monica's weekly Wednesday Westside Burlesque Variety show featured in "Best Burlesque Shows in LA"-Thrillist 2016 is adding extra talent for our Pre-Thanksgiving Blow-Out Bash, Clementine Noir's Bday Celebration, & Scarlett Letter's FAREWELL show so come see...
TWO International SPECIAL guests
Roxy Stardust & Lou-Leigh Blue
PLUS Birthday Girl Clementine NoirScarlett Letter, and the Gold Medal Winner of the National Burlypicks Competition Egypt Blaque Knyle!
Hosted & Produced by: Lola Boutée
PLUS Comedy by Scott Vinci & Ken Garr
Live Music Preshow 8:30pm by Paul Chesne
Burlesque 10pm

$5 Cover 21+ *Tips are appreciated*
at TRiP Santa Monica
2101 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405

TRiPTease Named 'Best Burlesque Shows in LA'-Thrillist 2016
TRiP Named 'Best Neighborhood Music Venue'-LA Weekly

Come celebrate your special event with us! Whether it's your birthday, bachelorette party, bachelor party, company outing, or just a special night out-we have the package for you.

Special Inquiries & Press e-mail:
*Performers subject to change

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Pappy & Harriet's Friday with Sir Paul?! : Pismocean Festival Saturday : New Ellis Chesne Video

Friday, November 4th
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace53688 Pioneertown Rd92268
Free & all ages.

Saturday, November 5th
Pismocean Festival, 394 W. Branch St. Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
We're gonna be playing right on the beach. That beach that you can drive your car on, and campout and drink libations.
It's actually a 3 day festival starting on the 4th and ending on Sunday.
Gonna be pretty radical dudes and dudettes!

Also, in case you didn't catch the news, Sir Paul McCartney made a surprise stop at Pappy's a couple weeks ago with his whole band and played a full show. Amazing to think I'll be standing and performing right where he was this Friday! Perhaps he'll come and sit in with us.

New Video with Matt Ellis!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ellis - Chesne Single Release Show at the Cinema Bar Thursday

Thursday October 27,
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA
Matt Ellis on at 9pm.
PCB closes out the night...

Matt Ellis and Paul Chesne are set to release a debut single, together. The duet, titled “They Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To”, will be available online everywhere, Thursday October 27th.

Both acts will launch the single at the beloved Westside dive, The Cinema Bar, on the same day. The night will kick off at 8pm and feature full band sets from both Matt (9pm) and Paul (10pm) along with a few special guests. The Cinema Bar is located at 3967 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.

“They Don’t Make ‘em Like They Used To” is a slice of classic Americana. Lush pedal steel and electric guitar licks carry the listener through a contentious lyric as the pair call out the fading legacy of Music’s untouchable elite. The infectious melody is a sugar coating to a deeper truth both Ellis and Chesne stand by.

Matt began writing the track back in 2015, during sessions for his new album. “I knew it stood out from the other tracks I was writing, but it didn’t feel like a Matt Ellis solo track to me. And the last thing I wanted it to be was some old cranky rocker bitching about young pop stars. It needed a wink and not to be taken too seriously.” Enter Paul Chesne.

Chesne and Ellis have been friends since Ellis re-located from Australia eleven years ago. Both are based in Venice, they’re often seen performing on the same bill, and in recent years, share lead guitarist, Josh Norton.

The pair got together over a couple of drinks and added the remainder of lyrics to the arrangement in late 2015. With Chesne fleshing out the verses and the outro, the track strikes the perfect balance of cynicism, and authentic despair over the state of current music industry.

The single was tracked with Matt’s band; Acoustics and Vocals; Matt Ellis, Lead Guitar and Vocals; Josh Norton, Pedal Steel; Tim Walker, Bass; Grant Fitzpatrick and Drums and Percussion; Fernando Sanchez. The rhythm section was tracked live by Fernando Sanchez with Nick Luca engineering vocal and overdub sessions. The acoustic guitars were tracked by Alex Kemp at Wolf At The Door, Venice. Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, The Flaming Lips, Giant Sand) mixed the track and J.J. Golden took care of mastering once again.

The Digital Single is accompanied by a Music Video, Shot, Directed and Edited by Daniel Elkayam (Blitzen Trapper). The Video amplifies the song’s meaning, turning Ellis and Chesne into a pair of D.I.Y. mad scientists, hell bent on creating the perfect pop star. Shot in Matt’s garage, the clip is perfect for this Halloween Season and will be available on YouTube several days before the release.

PCB that night will include:
Keyboards: Jonny Niemann
Guitar: Josh Norton
Bass: Jason Chesney
Drums: Matt Lesser

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Big Red Sunday

Sunday October 23rd,
Big Red Sun560 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291
A couple bucks gets you in to the most gorgeous back yard on the hippest street in town. Along with all  delicious chili you can eat and also music from British singer/songwriter Hattie Briggs 

G Unit for this show is:

Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Bass: Steve Tegel
Drums: Matt Lesser
Keyboards: Jon Niemann


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