Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Hollywood, Pappy's, Reyes Creek, Santa Monica

Time for another PCB jog around the Southland...

Thursday, June 25th
Sassafras Saloon, 1233 N. Vine St. Hollywood 90038
9:30-11:30, Free!

Friday, June 26th
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace. 53688 Pioneertown Rd. 92268
Free & all ages.

Saturday, June 27th
CAMP SCHEIDECK MUSIC FESTIVAL, 26905 Scheideck Rd, Maricopa, California 93252
We play at 9pm.
There is camping available for free!
It's a beautiful crazy spot up in the Los Padres National Forest sorta between the Grapevine and Santa Barbara.
There are tons of bands starting on Friday at 6pm and ending on Sunday late afternoon.

Sunday, June 28th
Main Street Summer Soulstice, Rawvolution Stage. 2301 Main St. 90405
Free and all ages.
Here is the lineup:
1pm - Tom Freund
3pm - Brightside
4pm - Padric Payton and Brando Farr
5pm - Full Circle Venice Band
6pm - Paul Chesne Band
7pm - Rawvolution After Party SUPERFOOD SUNDAY 

This is my friend Mandy/ She is a fat little monster
Central Coast Herding Dog Rescue pup of the week: Natasha!

Reyes Creek

Sassafras Saloon

Santa Monica Summer Soulstice
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Green Day Visits The Kibitz : Tonight At The Basement Tavern

Thursday June 18th,
Basement Tavern, 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Full Band.

Green Day Story...

Back in May of 2004, Green Day was recording American Idiot right up the street from the Kibitz Room on Fairfax.
We had a residency and we played there every Thursday for quite some time. About 150-200 shows.
The first week, after they're done recording, the bass player, Mike Dirnt, shows up and digs it.
2nd week he brings the entire studio crew, including the band and engineers and producer. And they got us hammered.
I was wearing a tuxedo and their drummer, Tre Cool, had brought so many Budweisers on stage, I couldn't even drink anymore. So I just poured a couple over my head. Full tux & all.
We started really late that night. And I got drunk as fuck. You see, I had mis-timed my buzz by like 45 minutes.
But they hung around until like 2:30am. We shot the shit and joked around for hours. They told me they were jealous of me. And that they wanted to play a dive bar like that again. I offered to to switch places if even for a day.
I didn't know they wanted to play during our set, but as soon as I found out they did, I went and talked to the band after us & was like "Yo! You gotta let these guys play a few songs. This could be a historic night." Everyone in the bar wanted it to happen.
I can't say I'm the biggest Green Day fan, but it would have been awesome. If I had known they wanted to play during our set, we would have given them our instruments without question and said "Go!" But I didn't know until after we were done and the guy from the band after us, who has now of course broken up said "No."
That was pretty lame.
So the next day my drummer, the great Mitch Marine, calls me and tells me that I really fucked up by getting so drunk in front of Green Day. He was embarrassed and questioned my professionalism.
I was really hard on myself that week. And completely agreed.
But then, the next Thursday, they all showed up again. I apologized for being too drunk. And they said "Fuck no. You guys are awesome!"
I just watched them get inducted into the R&R Hall Of Fame. And it reminded me of those times.
I tell you what.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Henry Vincent Art Show at Patrick Painter Gallery

Playing acoustic styles at this event here tomorrow...
5-9pm at Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave. Santa Monica, CA. 90404

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Townhouse (Tonight) Tuesday Ten Thirty : Pics from Yosemite last weekend...

Tuesday, June 9th
Townhouse & the Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave. Venice, CA 90291 
Lacey Kay Cowden 10pm
PCB 10:45

Full band, $10

Bass: Jason Chesney
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Guitar: Josh Norton
Drums: Rich Berardi

Pics from Yosemite last weekend...


Monday, June 1, 2015

It's my birthday. yay me! : Oldest Bar in CA by Yosemite this weekend : Tuesday at the Townhouse Venice

This Friday & Saturday night we are setting up shop and playing some shows at
June 5th & 6th...
Iron Door Saloon, 18761 Main St. Groveland, CA 95321
It's the oldest saloon in California started "sometime before 1852."
9-close, free!
It's real close to Yosemite and we love it up there.

Next Tuesday we'll be back home...
Tuesday, June 9th
Townhouse & the Del Monte Speakeasy, 52 Windward Ave. Venice, CA 90291 
Lacey Kay Cowden 10pm
PCB 10:45

Full band

okeedokee, so it's  my birthday.

yay me! Hell yeah. Made it around the Sun another pass. Life is a miracle. It is indeed. I tell you what.

While I do get a large ego boost from lots and lots of happy slappy birthday wishes on my F'book page. I mean, I really do. I sit there and think to myself in a Valley Girl accent, "Like wow! I am so popular. This is totally radical." All day long. Something approaching that, pretty much.

Please send well wishes, heckles, barbs, jokes, etc. in a email text, Snapchat, Whisper, Tweet, Instagrizzle, sky-writing, Myspace, full page ad in Variety, Friendster, craigslist casual encounters, et cetera...
You can put my name up in lights or just put it on a grain of rice. Whatever cools for you brotendos and brotendettes. Ladies and germs. Bolls and boll weevils.

Thanks to you all for your friendship whether it be IRL (in real life) or digital &/or both. But mostly digital. Fuck IRL!

I get a kick out of life. real/digital life. Yes I do. And sharing it with you all.

I'm excited to go to Yosemite with the band this weekend & celebrate.

I'm gonna milk this birthday thing for all it's worth and we can still have a party when I get back on Tuesday night at the Townhouse. Come say hi &/or throw a pie in my face then.
Please give money to a charity in my name to save the world!
That is all for now. Much love. Word to the mothership... aka The Van.

The birthday band for this weekend is:
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Bass: Stephen Tegel
Drums: Rich Berardi
Guitars: Josh Norton

I ain't getting any younger or less creepy. So let's enjoy this shit. I. tell. you. what.

CCHDR pup of the week, Saydee! I got to meet this one too. She is sweet as pie and can jump really high.

Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box