Tuesday, June 27, 2017

"Like I said I'm not high but my dog is, and I am."

We're setting up shop up North this weekend June 30th & July 1st,
Iron Door Saloon18761 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321
9-close both nights
Iron Door Saloon is the oldest bar in California. "Sometime before 1853."
And it is also 40 minutes from the entrance to Nature's Cathedral -- Yosemite.

"Like I said I'm not high but my dog is, and I am." --Mystery Science Theater 3000

Abbot's Habit was shut down by evildoers that have invaded my neighborhood of Venice, CA.

Dutch & I played a couple tunes. And I took a lotta pics.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Paul Chesne Testifies in Open Session - Thursday 2pm

Thursday, June 22
Paul Chesne Testifies in Open Session.
https://www.facebook.com/paulchesne

Interrogations by celebrity interviewer Dave Adelson

Live 2pm performance at Getty Images studios in Los Angeles -- streaming all over the world on the internets.

It will stay on the page after being recorded if you can't catch it at the moment.

Buy your own "Who The Fu*k Is Paul Chesne?" shirt here!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"I'm gonna quit this band & start a career in music."

Friday June 16th,
Sonny McLean's2615 Wilshire Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90403
9pm-midnight. Free!

Saturday June 17th
The Tavern Ventura
, 211 E Santa Clara St Ventura, CA 93001
10pm-close. Free!

Drums: Shane Considine
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Guitar: Josh Norton

Here are some pictures that I had made....



Thursday, May 25, 2017

How To Attract Hot Women & Influence Powerful Men

Thursday, May 25th
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9:30-close. Free!

Drums: Rich Berardi
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann






Thursday, May 18, 2017

We are playing Private Parties for a little bit...

In lieu of a show, please enjoy this video directed and with musical accompaniment both by Stephen Tegel.
Choreography by me...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace on Friday & Saturday this weekend!

I find it incumbent upon me to relay the heartfelt message of our fellow soldiers in rock n' roll who lost a loved one. Their bassist, Kevin Garcia.

For that reason, they could not make it to Pappy's for their Saturday show. 

That is why we are playing on Saturday in their stead. 

And we will do our darnedest to offer him humble tribute, and honor the ones left behind.

A message from Grandaddy...

"There are no accurate words to express what we need to.
We are absolutely shattered to say that we lost our friend and band mate Kevin Garcia early this afternoon. He succumbed to the effects of a massive stroke.
We were all able to say goodbye to him and he was surrounded by his closest friends and family here in Modesto.
Kevin started playing with Grandaddy when he was fifteen. He was an actual angel. He navigated life with a grace, a generosity and a kindness that was utterly unique. And contagious. He is loved so deeply by so many.
Kevin was a proud father of two children, Jayden and Gavin. He is survived by his grandmother Joan, his parents Randy and Barbara (who let us practice at their house until 2001...and who are the best), his brothers Craig and Jeff and his wife Sondra.

We'll have more to say in the days ahead. Right now the four of us are grieving together. With great sadness and love, Grandaddy

There is a gofundme here to help with his family's coming expenses: https://www.gofundme.com/friends-of-kevin-garcia"

May 12th & 13th,
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
, 53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
That's right we are doing the full weekend up at Pappy's!

Come on up the 62 and party with us...

8-close.

Friday lineup...
Bass: Eric Suoninen
Drums: Shane Considine
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann

Saturday
Norton and Considine are staying aboard.
Steve Tegel will be joining us on bass.


Hey look we were on the Bakersfield news for the Democrat Hot Springs Festival on Sat...

Flower Power

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"Old Mexico. New Mexico, What's the difference?"

Wednesday, May 3rd
Rush Street. 9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232 Drums: Shane Considine​
Bass: Dutch Suoninen​
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann


Also this Saturday we are playing a great festival up on the Kern River just outside of Bakersfield with lots of great friends...

Click here for more info, We go on at 1pm.


Oh yeah,,, "Old Mexico. New Mexico, What's the difference?"

My colleague was on the phone trying to send a package to his dad in New Mexico.

And the woman on the other line said that they don't ship to Mexico.

And he said, "No, New Mexico"

And exasperated, she responded, "Old Mexico. New Mexico, What's the difference?"

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

"Why fall in love, when you can just fall asleep"

Saturday, April 29
Boogaloo Art Car & Music Festival, Silverado, CA
PCB goes on at 12:01pm. Yes that's PM as in the afternoon.
Lots of great friends and great times to be had.

For more info click here.


Wednesday, April 12, 2017

"I don't drink whiskey, but I did last night"

Sunday, April 23rd
Harvard & Stone
, 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
10pm-close, Free!

Whiskey Bent & Hell Bound night!

"I don't drink whiskey, but I did last night" --PC 

Drums: Shane Considine
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann

...Pretty Woman


photo by Rachel Tatum

Thursday, March 23, 2017

"The eulogy for the guy that nobody liked"

Friday, April 7th,
Cinema Bar
, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9:30-close, Free!

"The eulogy for the guy that nobody liked...

'His brother was worse.'" -- Red Buttons at Walter Matthau's memorial service



Thursday, March 16, 2017

"We gonna raise Hell, & put a block under it."

Playing in San Diego for St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, March 17
Quartyard
, 1102 Market St, San Diego, California 92101
Drums: Rich Berardi
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Geetar: Josh Norton

Purchase discounted tickets here or full price at the door.

PCB downbeat is 8pm

"We gonna raise Hell, & put a block under it." -- CeDell Davis


Playing music is just an elaborate ruse I devised so that I can wrap cables (poorly).…


Monday, March 6, 2017

"I hate every bone in your body, but mine"

Sunday March 12th
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
53688 Pioneertown Rd, Pioneertown, CA 92268
7-close
Free & all ages

Drums: Mitch Marine
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Guitar: Josh Norton

Photo by Katie Stratton
"I hate every bone in your body, but mine" -- best as I can tell this little gem was coined by C.C. DeVille of the hair band Poison!

Friday, February 24, 2017

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight."

Tuesday February 28th,
Rush Street
, 9546 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232

PCB Brass Band includes these All-Starz...
Trumpet: Paul Litteral
Saxophone: Stanley Behrens
Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Drums: Mitch Marine

This is quite a great band. Paul Litteral played on the B-52's "Love Shack," Tom Waits' "Rain Dogs" album, and with the Rolling Stones and James Brown and Robert Palmer all through the 80's!

Stanley Behrens plays in the quintessential LA band WAR.

The food and vibe at Rush Street is spectacular. It's gonna be a Mardi Gras party time in downtown Culver City!

"Never go to bed mad. Stay up and fight." --Phyllis Diller




Wednesday, February 15, 2017

"I like sleeping because it's like you're dead and you can't hurt your family"

Friday February 17,
Cinema Bar
, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9:30-close, Free!

Bass: Dutch Suoninen
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Drums: Travis Popichak

"I like sleeping because it's like you're dead and you can't hurt your family" --Dutch

Drummer Mitch Marine's rider includes a giant golden taxidermy rhinoceros horn in his way at all times. He's a real diva.


Friday, February 10, 2017

Cook this fish, I'm thirsty...

Friday, February 10
Basement Tavern
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Full Band

9:30-close
21+
Free!

Saturday February 11
Figueroa Mtn. Brewing Company Westlake Village
, 30770 Russell Ranch Rd. 91362
We play from 8-11:00.
Free!


The band for both nights shows will be:
Keyboards: Jon Niemann
Bass: Steve Tegel

Friday willl feature...
Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Drums: Mitch Marine

Saturday's drummer will be Matt Lesser

"Cook this fish, I'm thirsty" --PC hungover in Denton, TX in 2009

After our show last Saturday, Dutch thought it would be a good idea to go to his favorite after hours tranny bar downtown.

How do you think it ended up?

Well, I'll tell you, it was awesome.

Another great mistake brought to you by Dutch (trademark).




Monday, January 30, 2017

We suffered for our art. Now it's your turn.

Saturday February 4th,
Cinema Bar
, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9pm: Dale Peterson's DP3
10pm: Nocona
11pm: PCB
Full Band & Free!

Friday February 3rd,
Molly Malone's
, 575 S Fairfax Ave. 90036
solo acoustic at 8pm 
Billy Joseph my old guitar teach from when I was a kid is having his album release party after I play a short set.

Saturday's band includes...
Drums: Jamie Douglass
Bass: Steve Tegel
Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Keyboards: Jon Niemann.

To quote my friend, the great percussionist Joe Cripps, "We suffered for our art. Now it's your turn."


Thursday, January 19, 2017

Getting the old fellerz back together for a jaunt up the coast : Paso Robles & Santa Barbara

Friday January 20th
Paso Pour House, 525 Pine St. 93446
7:30-Close
Free!

Saturday January 21st
Figueroa Mountain Brewery, 137 Anacapa St, Suite F
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
7-Close
Free!

Drums: E. Paxton Pryor
Bass: Steve "The Eagle" Tegel
Guitar: Dutch "Pawnin'" Suoninen
Keyboards: Jonny "Screamin" Niemann

This here group of fellerz is getting back together after not playing together in about 6 years for a little jaunt up the coast this weekend.

We played 600-700 shows together from about 2005-2011.

Hide your drugs and lock up your children.



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Cinema Bar Friday! Museum Of Nice Things

Friday January 13th
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
9:30-close
Free!

Drums: Matt Lesser
Bass: Jason Chesney
Guitar: Josh Norton
Keyboards: Jon Niemann


A new exhibit/installation on display at Paul Chesne's Museum of Nice Things.



Contributions:

Hand sewn 1 of a kind, June Carter Cash pillow from @suzyboots.
Wind up robot piggy bank from@ashleymatthau 's husband's parents Carol & Walter Matthau.
Solar powered dancing pink shark from @herroyalevilness
Empty Crystal Skull vodka bottle courtesy @admiralaykroyd
PCB painting by our friend Kaye up at the @pasopourhouse
Various art history and music books and Thingz. .
.
.
.
.
#nicethings #museum #paulchesne#junecartercash #robotpiggybank#solarpoweredpinkshark


Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box