Monday, October 18, 2021

*Literally* Huge in Reno : Back to LA this Friday & Saturday


Now that we're back from a lovely couple weeks in Reno & Little Rock.
The things I've seen.... oh my
See ya in LA this weekend. Let's party... 

Friday, 10/22
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9:30 to close. Free!
Tips appreciated, also phone numbers, & bologna sandwiches

Saturday. 10/23
for the Harvest Festival.
6-8pm, sharp. Free and surrounded by 15-20 restaurants outdoors.





It's good to get out of the house sometimes.








Wednesday, October 13, 2021

First Rule of the Peppermill: Don't Bring Pepper

Fresh out of a glorious and also at the same time ignominious weekend in the glamorous confines of Little Rock, Arkansas -- We are back at it again this week for a little residency at the Peppermill in Reno, Nevada...

PCB at the Terrace Lounge
October 14, 15, 16 from 7pm to midnight. Free!
2707 South Virginia Street, Reno, NV 89502


See ya there!?

We'll be back in LA at the Cinema Bar on 10/22 & the Farmer's Market on 3rd & Fairfax on 10/23

PCB is here for all your rock n' roll wants & needs.

Some recent highlights from our travels...

Get In The Van! 








Paul Chesne at White Water Tavern Saturday night


BY Stephen Koch
October 7, 202112:01 pm


Paul Chesne


"What doesn’t kill the legendary bar – fires, pandemic closures, ownership changes – just seems to make it stronger. After a lengthy hiatus, White Water has come back with a vengeance under Travis Hill. The calendar’s been robust, with blues jams, shows from Rachel Ammons and Bonnie Montgomery and Lightnin Malcolm and Jimbo Mathus, punk rock bills, karaoke happy hours and the farmers market every Saturday. But here’s one for the upcoming weekend: the energetic yet literate songs of Paul Chesne. Most Dwight Yoakam band members first cycled through the Paul Chesne Band – including Mitch Marine, longtime Yoakam bandleader who’s also produced Chesne – although you wouldn’t call Chesne country. He’s worked with the Webb Sisters, who were backing vocalists for Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty, but Chesne’s not much of a singer-songwriter type.

However, he draws on all this, adding in liquor, aggression, and humor – blurring the lines of genre, the lines between performer and audience, as well as the lines between the ditches. In the 1970s, they would have called it Outlaw Country, but Chesne’s bringing more than that to the table, a table on which he may also dance: “I would describe the vibe at a PCB show as a bunch of people making out, people falling on the stage, sometimes we get heckled; it’s a good time.” In notices for a 2009 show with late Little Rock conga player Joe Cripps, Chesne was described as “like Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash.” If the through line here is extreme songcraft coupled with unpredictable performance, there are less apt comparisons.


$10. Doors open at 9 p.m. following a private function.

Stephen Koch
Stephen Koch is an award-winning journalist in both broadcasting and print. Author of "Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R&B," he's also writer/host of “Arkansongs,” heard on public radio stations all across Arkansas, in east Texas and Louisiana.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Article from the Arkansas Times by Stephen Koch

 Paul Chesne at White Water Tavern Saturday night


BY Stephen Koch
October 7, 2021 -- 12:01 pm


Paul Chesne


"What doesn’t kill the legendary bar – fires, pandemic closures, ownership changes – just seems to make it stronger. After a lengthy hiatus, White Water has come back with a vengeance under Travis Hill. The calendar’s been robust, with blues jams, shows from Rachel Ammons and Bonnie Montgomery and Lightnin Malcolm and Jimbo Mathus, punk rock bills, karaoke happy hours and the farmers market every Saturday. But here’s one for the upcoming weekend: the energetic yet literate songs of Paul Chesne. Most Dwight Yoakam band members first cycled through the Paul Chesne Band – including Mitch Marine, longtime Yoakam bandleader who’s also produced Chesne – although you wouldn’t call Chesne country. He’s worked with the Webb Sisters, who were backing vocalists for Leonard Cohen and Tom Petty, but Chesne’s not much of a singer-songwriter type.

However, he draws on all this, adding in liquor, aggression, and humor – blurring the lines of genre, the lines between performer and audience, as well as the lines between the ditches. In the 1970s, they would have called it Outlaw Country, but Chesne’s bringing more than that to the table, a table on which he may also dance: “I would describe the vibe at a PCB show as a bunch of people making out, people falling on the stage, sometimes we get heckled; it’s a good time.” In notices for a 2009 show with late Little Rock conga player Joe Cripps, Chesne was described as “like Dr. Dre meets Johnny Cash.” If the through line here is extreme songcraft coupled with unpredictable performance, there are less apt comparisons.


$10. Doors open at 9 p.m. following a private function.

Stephen Koch
Stephen Koch is an award-winning journalist in both broadcasting and print. Author of "Louis Jordan: Son of Arkansas, Father of R&B," he's also writer/host of “Arkansongs,” heard on public radio stations all across Arkansas, in east Texas and Louisiana.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Major Label Interest -- Back in Hollywood on Thursday & Sunday


We were so tolerable they want us to do it to again...

Thursday, September 9th at
Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd. 90027
Free!


with our new friends who put on quite the show last week...

My Lucky Brass is on at 10 -- assless chaps seem to come off about 10:45

PCB downbeat is 11pm

Bass: Lelah "Bebops" Simon
Drums: Shane "The Studmuffin" Considine
Guitar: Eric "Dutch" Suoninen

The Delta Dawns will spinning nothing but solid gold country hits all the rest of the night.

Can't afford to miss it. But if you do, we skeedaddle over to Tom Bergin's on Sunday evening to join this epic George Jones tribute between 3-7pm.

Katie "We're Not The Jet Set" Stratton will be joining me, Paul "Could you estimate how many 8 or 9" Chez for a couple classic duets.

Photos by Stephen Albanese - except I got the one of Kiana of My Lucky Brass's panties because I am a consummate professional.







Thursday, September 2, 2021

Harvard & Stone in Hollywood Tonight!

We about to play a show at Harvard & Stone in Hollywood tonight (Thursday).

Our new friends My Lucky Brass are emerging from Joshua Tree and go on at 9:30.

We go on at 10:30.

Our dear friends the Delta Dawns will be DJ’ing nothing but solid gold country music all night long.

We gonna make it big in Tinseltown!

PCB: The world’s only dive bar/wedding band.

We are all fully vaccinated and tested negative on Saturday. We expect the same courtesy from you.

#itellyouwhat #getinthevan #pcbtv #dutchisbuyin #divebarweddingband





Thursday, August 26, 2021

Jiust back from Minnesota -- We'll be at the Cinema Bar Friday Night

After a beautiful trip to play at our dear friend's wedding way, way up in Minnesota in the middle of the forest on a lake, this vaccinated and tested crew is ready to rock the Cinema Bar tomorrow.

Hope to see you there. 

Please do be vaccinated &/or tested. Let's keep the party going.

Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230

Friday August 27th. 9:30pm.

Bass: Lelah "Bebops" Simon

Guitar: Eric "Dutch" Suoninen

Drums: Shane "The Studmuffin" Considine









Thursday, August 12, 2021

Yeti Saloon Saturday at 5



This Saturday afternoon & evening, we are heading up to play an outdoor show at the opening of the Yeti Saloon in Skyforest, CA by Lake Arrowhead with many dear friends.
Music goes from 3-8pm

Food, mountains, music, BYOB even.

This is a cheap date with a high return on the dollar.

PCB All-Stars at 5 or 6pm
The once in a lifetime band...
Bass: Lelah Simon
Drums: Denny Weston, Jr.
Guitar: Woody Aplanalp

Can't wait to breathe that fresh mountain air with our loved ones and heroes...

Emily Rose & The Rounders
Chicano Thunder & the Lightnings
& The PCB All-Stars

Please be tested &/or fully vaxxed.

That goes for all PCB shows for the foreseeable future.

Stay safe & healthy. Love to you all.

28578 State Highway 18
Skyforest, CA 92385


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