Wednesday, November 6, 2019

It's the Emerald Anniversary --- 20 Years of PCB!

That's 20 fuckin' years of rockin' & rollin'.

To get over crippling stage fright, I started playing 3-4 open mic nights a week in the Spring and Summer of 1999.

It was so bad, if I had a class in college that required participation or, lordy forbid, a speech -- I would just walk out and find another class.

But how can you become a rock star with stage fright?

I still fight through it, though it may be while I'm drinking some unsuspecting audience member's drink and simultaneuously guitar soloing on top of the bar at your local venue.

At one of those early open mic nights, this strange dude comes up to me with his name scrawled on a napkin...

Eric Swan-In (310)837-7084

He offered to play bass in my band. Problem was we didn't have a drummer.

We quickly found one, Jon "Beachfoot" Weil, and a couple months later in November or December of 1999 we played the first show as a band at the Sunday night Kibitz Room in Canter's Deli on Fairfax for their open mic night.

We played like 3 songs. I don't think we had a name yet, nor were we very good.

Since then, Eric Suoninen changed his name to Dutch. And gave me the proper spelling of his last name.

The PCB has played well north of 1500 shows.

Recorded 6 albums.

Travelled from Japan to Netherlands & all through the US.

Beachfoot Weil made the terrible decision to quit playing drums with us and become a noted philosophy professor at Stanford University.

I have met thousands of wonderful friends.

And played with hundreds of band members and musicians as part of what I call the PCB collective.

Come celebrate the PCB 20th anniversary this Saturday at the Cinema Bar.

Fuck it, you know we will be celebrating all year. And really have been for the last 20.

So let's keep the music, good times, band drama, jokes, tears, and party rolling. Whaddaya say?

Come celebrate the PCB 20th anniversary this Saturday at the Cinema Bar.

Fuck it, you know we will be celebrating all year. And really have been for the last 20.

So let's keep the music, good times, band drama, jokes, tears, and party rolling. Whaddaya say?

PCB, Saturday November 9th
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulved Blvd. 90301
9pm-Close, Free!


We'll also be at Good Times at Davey Wayne's in Hollywood on Monday. 11pm-Midnight.

And at Solvang Park in Solvang, CA on Friday. 2-5:30pm.

All these shows are free! 

















Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Friday Boys & Girls Club Diamond Gala

Be fearless and come on out to our show on Friday. To be "Fearless" includes a $75,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Club.

Dutch is taking donations as well. (Saving up for that bologna sandwich.)

Get your tix at the link.

Here are the details...

75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND GALAHosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Santa MonicaDoors open at 5:30pm - Dinner at 7:30pm - Program 8:15 - 9:15pm

Emcee
Gary Cannon
Guest Star of TV Shows
Conan O'Brien & Dr. Ken

Special Guest
Peter Miller
Host of Uncharted Waters
on Discovery Channel

Featuring
Signature Cocktails
Open Bar & Passed Hor d'oeuvres
One-of-a-Kind Auction Items
Enchanting Activities
Surprise Guest Performer
Inspiring Mission Moments
Three-Course Dinner & Wine

Post Gala Reception
Entertainment Provided By

The Paul Chesne Band






Tickets Sale Ends Price

CURIOUS SPONSOR


• Mention in all Auction promotional materials

• Table for 10 at the event

• Table Sponsor Recognition

• 1/4 page ad in program book


November 2, 2019


$5,000.00

ADVENTUROUS SPONSOR


• Mention in all Auction promotional materials

• Video recognition

• 1/2 page ad in event program book

• Two tables for 10 at the event

• Onsite branding

• Table Sponsor Recognition

• Specialty cocktail for 10


November 2, 2019


$10,000.00

BOLD SPONSOR


• "Thanks To" credit on SMBGC website

auction page & all event communication

• Logo placement in national media

outlet, Variety Magazine

• Posts on Club social media platforms

• Onsite branding & full page ad in event program book

• Press release inclusion

• Three premier placement tables for 10

• Table Sponsor Recognition


November 2, 2019


$25,000.00

INNOVATIVE SPONSOR


• "Fueled By" credit on BGCSM website auction page & all event communication

• Logo placement in national media outlet, Variety Magazine

• Three premier placement tables for 10

• Posts on Club social media platforms

• Mention in Club e-communications

• Press release inclusion

• Onstage & full page ad in event program book

• Table Sponsor Recognition


November 2, 2019


$50,000.00

FEARLESS SPONSOR


• “Presented by” credit in all print/social media & marketing materials: prominent name/logo placement on website

• Logo placement in national media outlet, Variety Magazine

• On-stage award presentation

• Press release inclusion

• Posts on Club social media platforms

• Five premier placement tables for 10

• Mention in SMBGC e-communications

• Onstage branding & full page ad in program book

• Presenting sponsor recognition at all tables


November 3, 2019


$75,000.00


General Single Ticket
General Admission - Single Ticket
November 1, 2019
$400.00

Thursday, October 24, 2019


Friday, October 18, 2019

We're coming at ya Bakertucky. Sunday from 1-5pm at a real live hitching post!

Bakersfield's adopted son Paul Chesne returns for show at Ethel's
By MATT MUNOZ For The Californian

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SoCal country rocker Paul Chesne will make a rare Bakersfield appearance with his band on Sunday at Ethel's Old Corral.

Photo courtesy of Paul Chesne

I can still recall the first time I caught Los Angeles blues-rock country storytelling misfit Paul Chesne live at Fishlips in downtown some years back.


It was a late Saturday night and the club was alive at a cheap $5 admission. Walking in, I looked over to the stage, the band was blazing, as Chesne laid on his back on the dance floor strumming away, grinning ear to ear. He’d eventually make his way back to the stage to keep the show going and the shots flowing after a few minutes, but not without some help from the crowd, some of whom would eventually join him in a similar buzzed-out dance collision.


Since that evening, I, along with most of the Fishlips mix of regulars and local musicians, could always count on a rowdy good time from Chesne and his band, who came to town regularly. Bakersfield being a sweet spot for a one-off weekend or in-transit gig stops, Chesne built a loyal fan base that adopted him like a local son. So much so, he even had his own mural on the club’s wall airbrushed by renowned local artist Craig Fraser.



This Sunday, Chesne and his band will be making a rare appearance back in Bakersfield for an afternoon day fade at Ethel’s Old Corral, just like old times.


“Some of my greatest memories of those Fishlips shows are the people of Bakersfield. I made friends with people that are still friends to this day,” said Chesne from his home in Venice Beach. “Bakersfield is close enough in the wrong direction from our Saturday gig. We’re still doing our thing. You know what to expect.”


While the mere mention of Chesne’s name may recall mostly random crazy nights at Fishlips to the locals who remember, he’s deserving of much more credit. From his years taking the stage in the famed Kibitz Room at Canter’s Deli in Hollywood playing alongside a range of local and global fame-level artists, to hitting the road with a posse of tireless dive barnstormers, he remains one of SoCal music’s most humble underground figures — and one of its best kept secrets.


“The Kibitz Room was a collective place, where the web was kind of created playing with Willie Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers). Doing the tour life and being over 40, sleeping on couches, driving 200 miles a night, that’s not really that sexy right now. But playing at Pappy + Harriet’s with Elon Musk coming in for a few hours is pretty fun.”


And with six releases under his belt, Chesne’s never been short on songs, or a sense of humor for that matter.


“It’s a horror scene that goes back and forth.” said Chesne of life in L.A. “We do full-on cover shows in Hollywood, then I’ll do somebody’s backyard and do all originals. We can play anything from Roger Miller to Hank Williams, to 50 to 80 songs that we wrote.”


Take a closer look at his studio collaborators, you’ll also find he spares no expense when it comes to talent. Starting with his longtime guitar-slinging partner Eric "Dutch" Suoninen, his extensive list of collaborators is a who’s who of heavies including Dave Roe (Johnny Cash, Louvin Brothers), Mitch Marine (Smash Mouth), Kenny Vaughan (Marty Stuart, Lana Del Rey, Ray LaMontagne), Keith Gattis (Kenny Chesney), Skip Edwards (Keith Richards, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams), The Webb Sisters (Leonard Cohen) and Elvis Perkins.


Fun fact: Musicians Roe, Marine, Gattis and Edwards all share a common bond with singer Dwight Yoakam, who played to a sold-out crowd at the Fox last week.


“Every member of Dwight’s band has shuffled in and out of my band over the years. He’s kind of the Mount Rushmore of the L.A. country scene even though he’s from Kentucky.”



Along with guitarist Souinen, joining Chesne on Sunday will be drummer Travis Popichak and bassist Lelah Simon. The band will be selling merch, and don’t forget to drop something nice in the tip jar.


“I haven’t offended them enough that they don’t wanna not play with me anymore.”


Paul Chesne, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Ethel’s Old Corral, 4310 Alfred Harrell Highway. Free. 873-7613 or visit paulchesne.com.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Excuse me sir, I think you've had enough. -- Well what if I want more than enough!

Tonight we’ll be at Good Times at Davey Wayne’s
1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
10:30-midnight. Free!


Bass: Lelah Simon
Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Drums: Shane Considine
#pcb 📷: @tailstar #itellyouwhat

Friday, September 6, 2019

Big Red Sundays...

3-7pm.
Lots of great acts.

September 8th,
Big Red Sun, 560 Rose Ave, Venice, CA 90291

Come to the most beautiful backyard in Venice and enjoy some food, libations & music.

Also, we'll be at the Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company in Westlake Village from 7:30-10 on Saturday.
30770 Russell Ranch Rd, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Happy weekending!


Photo by Andrew Hwang



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