Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Confirmed: Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace, June 26

Upcoming PCB:

Friday, May 22nd
Basement Tavern, 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Full Band.


Thursday. May 28th
Sassafras Saloon, 1233 N. Vine St. Hollywood, CA 
Full band.

Saturday, May 30th
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. SM, CA 90405
Full Band.
21+, Free!

June 26th at Pappy's

When we were up in Paso Robles a couple weeks ago. We got to hang with the dogs of the Central Coast Herding Rescue all morning after our show before we headed down to Santa Barbara.
It was therapy for the soul. I loved this guy... The pup of the week for this week... Winston!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

New Press Review

"These guys sound like Led Zeppelin!" --Police Officer at the Boogaloo Mtn. Jam
Friday May 8th
Paso Pour House, 525 Pine St. Paso Robles, CA 93446
PC3 is
Drums: Rich Berardi
Keyboards: Jon Niemann


Saturday May 9th
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. 137 Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Full Force 5 =
Guitar: Woody Aplanalp
Bass: Jason Chesney
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi

We are off this weekend...

So, I'm gon' fishing, or working on some new material, or sleeping, or watching TV with my eyes half closed on my couch, or going on a secret adventure, or all of the above.

Pics from Boogaloo Mtn. Jam...

 Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue Pup Of The Week, Obi Wan!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Boogaloo Mountain Jam Friday & O'Brien's Saturday

Friday, April 24th
Boogaloo Mountain Jam, 4621 E Santiago Canyon Rd, Silverado, CA 92676
We play at 7pm.
Buy tickets here.
This is a 3 day festival with camping and food and hundreds of artists and thousands of people.
It's gonna be rad.

Saturday, April 25th

O'Brien's On Main, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

For both shows this week we will be back to our regular stellar band lineup of...
Guitar: Josh Norton
Bass: Jason Chesney
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi

Here are some pics from the Field - Won wedding in Pipes Canyon, CA from a couple weeks ago by Ashley Durham Studios.

CCHDR pup of the week, Deuce!

Monday, April 13, 2015

This Weekend In PCB Land

Thursday, April 16th
Basement Tavern, 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Full Band.


Guitar: Woody Aplanalp
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Bass: Jason Chesney
Drums: Rich Berardi

Saturday, April 18th
Texas 28. 1517 18th St, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Either free of $5.
Guitar:Stephen Tegel
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Bass: Jason Chesney
Drums: Rich Berardi

Pup of the week from CCHDR, Sonja & puppies!

Pics from last week...

Bath Salts mobile at the crazy party in the desert
Field - Won wedding. Congrats Kids! We rocked it out!
Joshua Tree sunrise. Photo by Amanda Davis

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Word to the Mothership

Playing a lovely wedding this weekend.
But we'll be back out in the wild next week:
April 16th at Basement Tavern
April 18th at Texas 28 in Bakersfield

CCHDR pup of the week. Artie!

Word to the Mothership...

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Crazy Joshua Tree Party This Weekend

The festivities start about 6pm on Saturday evening on go on in to the night. It was described to me as making "Burning Man look like a tourist trap."
We play at 11pm.
It's a word of mouth kinda thing. If you know then you know, if you don't then you gotta ask me personally.

It's $20 to get in, but that includes food and drink and music.

There will be stuntmen and explosions and all kinds of wacky and wild stuff with really good food.

Text or Facebook or email me if you want the info. I'm not allowed to post it publicly.

Here is our Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue "Pup of the week," Sonny!

Pics from the Overpass show by Katie Stratton. Wild Times!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Doggie Of The Week : Dowtown LA Friday : O'Brien's Saturday : Sunday After Hours 3am show in Los Feliz

Friday, March 27th
Casey's Irish Pub, 613 S Grand Ave LA, CA 90017
10pm with our friends Geronimo Getty.
Free, 21+
Bass: Ben Reddell
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jonny Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi

Saturday, March 28th
O'Brien's On Main, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica 90405
Free, 21+
Bass: Jason Chesney
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jonny Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi

Sunday, March 29th
The Overpass, 303 East 5th St. LA 90004 
We go on at 2:45am! It's actually Monday morning and we play as long as we want. 
It's a crazy after hours.
Come on down and make some bad decisions with us!
It's free, just tell them you're there to see us. It gets packed believe it or not. What do those people do for a living?! 
Bass: Ben Reddell
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jonny Niemann
Drums: Rich Berardi 

Doggie Of The Week
When we go up to Paso Robles, we stay with our friend Wendy Hoffman who runs the Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue

These dogs are amazing! I've been out in the open with like 20 or more of them and they all just calmly walk around and nudging up against me. Every once in a while one would lick my fingers as it walked by. It's like puppy heaven, but it's right there in Paso Robles.

Wendy has an amazing talent for taking dogs that were left and would otherwise be some place where we don't want to even imagine, putting them in an immaculately clean and loving pack environment, and turning them in to the most gentle housebroken pups in a matter of weeks. 

She saves the lives of hundreds of these dogs by finding them loving families for adoption every year.

Here is the legal stuff so you know the CCHDR is legit...

Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue, is a a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization, under Rescue Alliance.
We are dedicated to finding great dogs, great homes.
As we are a non-profit, all of the work that goes into getting the dogs ready for adoption and the adoption process is performed by volunteers. 

And now meet our pup of the week, Jason! (Not our bass player Jason Chesney, although he is up for adoption too.) 

From Wendy...

A 2 yr old, very submissive and super sweet, beautiful Border Collie with no tail.
Jason is so puppy like! His teeth are gleaming white. I'm thinking he's a younger dog.
Totally outgoing. Jason loves life.

Jason is totally trustworthy. He's fantastic with kids and happy to see everyone. Loves to ride in the car and you can leave him without worry of any destruction.

Great on or off leash. He got to run free on his first pack walk. Loved running with the pack, drained all that pent up energy, and came trotting back to me, totally reasonable and calm. Loves his daily off leash walks. Jason comes when you call, every time. He hops right back into the van when it's time to go.

House broken and uses the dog door.  Jason is in and out at will. He loves to sleep on the dog beds inside, and hunkers down in straw filled dog-loos too. Jason can be left in the house and be trusted not to destroy a thing.

Fantastic with the pack, submissive to the smallest 10 lb pup to the 14 yr old grande dame here. He loves all other dogs and is wonderful.

We walk right past horses & cattle, off leash, on our daily pack runs. He hardly notices them. Jason can be calmly called back to me anytime I want him. I encourage them to run far and run fast across the unfenced acreage. Sometimes they look like a pin head, so far I can't yell. Jason does a quick U turn when he hears my coaches whistle blast. Perfect!

Jason will be a great family dog. Or Your best Buddy.
Neutered, current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped!
More photos.
Adoption fee is $250. A lot goes into these fosters to get them ready.

For an application to meet Jason, please visit here. 
 For general questions, please email. 

Thank you for reading about Jason, and thanks for considering rescue!

Also, it was great to be back at Pappy & Harriet's last weekend. We have some amazing shows coming up in the next couple months.

Check the PCB Freak Out Schedule

Here's me and Jason (the bass player, not the dog) at Pappy's. Photo by Diane Owens

Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box