Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July 4th at Basement Tavern

After your fireworks and beach and stuff.
Come to  Basement Tavern

It's their 1 year anniversary party. And it's the 4th of July. That's America's anniversary too!

2640 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
9pm-1am. Free. 21+

July 4, 2005. Venice Centennial celebration. Photo by Melinda Dahl

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diabolical Hearts On Saturday at O'Brien's With Chris Everly

It's our last show at our bat cave diabolical headquarters for a couple months as we're doing some shows outta and all around town throughout the Summer.

6/25/11: O'Brien's On Main
2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

To me the first set at O'Brien's each month for the last 7 years is where my heart lives.

Opening up will be the progeny of one of the all time greatest groups, The Everly Brothers and a friend of mine for 20 years, Chris Everly.  Doing his thing.
9pm. Free. 21+

6/17/2011 at Cafe Boogaloo. Photo by Brooke Matthias

Monday, June 20, 2011


A message from Molson the monster.

Gotta Get Myself Right

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cafe Boogaloo Friday & Primitivo Acoustic Brunch Sunday Afternoon

We're back home from Park City, Wyoming, Breckenridge, Boulder, Denver, Moab and Las Vegas. It was one heckuva trip I tell you what.

We're back full force and playing at a great venue on Friday (Tonight):
6/17/11: Hermosa Beach, CA: Cafe Boogaloo
9pm-11pm, Free!

6/19/11: Venice, CA: Primitivo Wine Bistro. Acoustic brunch. 1pm, free all ages

6/4/11. Three20South in Breckenridge, CO
Here are some more pics from the trip:

Cervantes And Moab

Park City, Breckenridge, Boulder

Monday, June 13, 2011

Interview From June 3rd Summit Post Daily In Breckenridge, Colorado

Here's the link.
And the interview is below.

Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash

Who: Paul Chesne Band

When: Saturday June 4th, my 35th birthday party

Where: three20south

Where'd (the band name) come from?

It's my name. We would have a band name, but the first six years we were playing we went through about 40+ band members. Now that we've got a set lineup it's too late to change. And plus we could never agree on one. I have a piece of paper with at least 35 band names on it. We have come up with hundreds, all voted down.

Home base: Los Angeles

Type of music you play/who are you?

Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash. I'm from LA. Have a Ph.D in dive bar. Started playing them in 1999. Have played 1,000+ shows since then in various places including festivals, a couple of friend's weddings, farmers markets, strip clubs, a 1-year-old's birthday party, opening up for big artists on the Sunset Strip, every party in Venice Beach and lots and lots of dive bars.

If your music was a tangible item, what would it be, and why?

Organic pharmaceutical street narcotics that cause euphoria, simultaneous laughter and tears mixed with an uncontrollable urge to dance

Why do people love ya?

I forsake relationships and money for art. I love with vehemence. I stand by my convictions. I mean well.

How do you keep it fresh?

No two shows are ever the same. We make up songs on the spot. We cover the most recent top 40 or Internet hit like Rebecca Black's Friday or Cee Lo or Adele or Brittney Spears or Outkast, but we also do our own envelope pushing originals and then bring it all back home with some Rolling Stones, Robert Johnson, Johnny Cash, Prince, New Orleans Mardi Gras tunes, R. Kelly, Steve Miller Band, The Specials, Doc Watson, Elvis Presley, James Brown, 50 Cent, and whatever else we might be listening to or heard on the radio on the way to the show.

What's the craziest thing you've done/weirdest experience?

I'm not sure that's fit for print. I'm pretty sure it's either illegal or pornographic. Probably both. No animals or humans were harmed. Let's do something crazy right now!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Utah & Colorado Strip Tour 2011

6/3/11: Park City, UT: Cisero's
306 Main St. Park City, UT 84060
9pm-close. Free!

6/4/11: Breckenridge, CO: Three20South
320 S Main St. Breckenridge, CO 80424
It's my birthday party time!

6/5/11: Boulder, CO: Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery
1535 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302

6/8/11: Boulder, CO: Illegal Pete's
1447 Pearl St. Boulder, CO 80302

6/9/11: Denver, CO: Cervantes (The Other Side)
2637 Welton Street, Denver, CO 80205
with Holden Young Trio and James & The Devil
$5, doors at 8pm

6/10/11: TBD. Either Vail, Denver or Park City. Will letcha know!

6/17/11: Hermosa Beach, CA: Cafe Boogaloo
1238 Hermosa Ave. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
9pm-11pm. Free!
Welcome home celebrations!

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