Friday, October 29, 2010

O'Brien's Pub Saturday Halloween Party Time

O'Brien's Pub. Halloween Party.
Saturday October 30th. 9:30 to close.
2941 Main St. 90405

It was decided via a thread on Spacebook that the thing to be is a slutty Chilean coal miner.

Be yourself. Be myself.

Be somebody else.

Come and have a good ole time.

It's really the easiest thing to do.

The Bunny and the anti-war vet. Halloween 2009 at O'Brien's Pub. Photo by Stranovsky.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"I think I'm in love with you."

The first thing Lolo ever said to me was "I think I'm in love with you."

And I was like "Well I think I'm in love with you too."

And then she proceeded to make out with me.

Then she told me her boyfriend was in the other room.

And then I told her she was crazy.

Then I dated her sister for like at least 3 years.

Call it what you will. I call it family.

I love you Lolo. Rest in wondrous beautiful peace.

This was the day we met at the Kibitz Room. We made the songs longer so she would keep dancing.

Photos by Claudia Milan

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Basement Tavern Tonight

2640 Main St.
Enter round the back past the mops and trash cans.
Then down the steep flight of precarious stairs.

Fireside chat. 10-16-10. Sedona, AZ. Photo by Jake Payne

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tonight at Villains Tavern Downtown : Saturday at Basement Tavern SM : Tales from the Road

1356 Palmetto St. Downtown LA, CA 90013
That's tonight at 9-close. Good high end bar food cheap drinks. Great decor. They did it right.

2640 Main St. SM, CA 90405

10/30/10: O'Brien's Pub Halloween Party!
264 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Costume party!

A little story and pics from our Arizona tour...
The Drummer Strangled The Bass Player

L-R: Skipper Steve, PChez, Dutcheroo, Paxtonian, Jonny Pontiac. Sedona, AZ. 10-16-10

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Drummer Strangled The Bass Player

On Saturday we were meant to play at the Drunken Lass in Prescott, Arizona.

Paxton was eating his damn sushi in the bar. Like taking his own sweet time. And we were 20 minutes late starting already.

So we just started a song and I grabbed the drum stick and was hitting the snare and singing. And Steve was yelling at Paxton about what an asshole he is. I mean we all were.

And Paxton was just kinda going slower and minutes later he came toward the stage and we were like "Finally!"

But he just kept walking past and went to the bathroom. All this time we're playing.

So then he comes out of the bathroom and walks up to Steve and the stage is like 6 feet by 6 feet. Very small.

And he corners Steve and says some stuff. I'm still trying to play the song and ignore them because I'm a professional... or something.

And Paxton says something along the lines of "You need to shut the fuck up" and grabs Steve with both hands by the neck and shakes him around like a rag doll for a few seconds. Then the bouncer comes over and physically separates them. And says "We can't have that in here."

So Paxton has to leave the bar. And the 4 remaining band members, we look at each other like "What the fuck!?"

And I'm thinking "Is the band going to play ever again?"

"Are we going to play right now?"

We're 10 hours from LA. Staying at a friend's. We're 2 hours from where we're staying. We have another gig the next day 2 hours away from there.

All that happens in like 2 seconds. Next thing you know I see Jonny move over to the drum kit and Dutch starts playing "Fire, Blood & Dust" and we're off to the races again. Still not knowing what was gonna happen. With all those questions. And talking to each other off the mics as we kept playing.

Steve made it clear that he wasn't pissed about being strangled. That's like the way he and his brother say hello to each other in the morning I guess. So all was forgiven from the stage over the course of the next few songs.

And then like 20 minutes and 4 songs later. Paxton walks in the bar. And he's kinda unsure about himself it seems. Like "Is the bouncer gonna even let me back in?"

And I see him and wave him up. And he starts walking toward the stage and the crowd starts cheering. And Jonny gets up from the set and hands Paxton his sticks mid-song and everyone in the bar goes crazy nuts.

After a minute or so, I went on up to the bar and ordered 5 shots of Jameson's for the band.

And we played a bunch of new songs. And all the lyrics had all this meaning that was never there before all of a sudden. And it was an off the charts passionate fiery set.

Afterwards, our friend Ralo the booker was like, "That was rock n' roll history."

2 other points of interest:

 Paxton claims he only came back in the bar initially to get his hoodie because he was cold.

And finally, during our set our friends heard the owner of the bar saying, "There's no way I'm gonna pay them." But they actually ended up giving us a little extra.

Sedona, Prescott, Tempe

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Details For Sedona, Prescott & Tempe Arizona Tour This Weekend

10/15/10: Sedona, AZ: Szechuan Martini Bar with Jake Payne Band
10/16/10: Prescott, AZ: The Drunken Lass with Jake Payne & Whiskey & Regret
10/17/10: Tempe, AZ: Yucca Tap Room with Jake Payne


Friday October 15
Szechuan Martini Bar
1350 W Highway 89A ste21
Sedona AZ 86336


5:00 - 5:30 Pajama Sam (outside)
5:45 - 6:15 Jay Fout (outside)
6:30 - 7:15 Jake Payne (solo) (outside)
7:30 - 8:30 Poem (outside)
8:30 - 9:30 Keith Kavisic Trio (Martini bar stage/or outside weather permitting)
10:00 - 10:30 Jake Payne (szechuan stage)
10:45 - 11:30 decker. (szechuan stage)
11:45 - 12:30 Paul Chesne Band (szechuan stage) 
12:45 - 1:30 Field Trip (szechuan stage)

Saturday October 16
The Drunken Lass
218 W Gurley St
Prescott, AZ 86301

Amerciana Roots Festival

5:00-6:00 Jake Payne
6:00-7:30 Paul Chesne Band
8:00-11:00 Tom Vandenavond
11:00-12:00 Whiskey & Regret
Midnight-Close Hashknife Outfit

Sunday October 17
Yucca Tap Room
29 W Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ 85281

Valley Fever

9:00-10:00 Jake Payne
10:00-close Paul Chesne Band


Monday, October 11, 2010

F*ck You Cee Lo Cover On The Streets Of Venice

Video shot by Michael Kang on Saturday October 9, 2010.

Please notice the bum singing All You Need Is Love in the background throughout.

Very poignant juxtaposition.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Brennan's Pub Friday Night : Primitivo Acoustic Sunday (25% off coupon)

This Friday
10/8/10: Brennan's Pub
4089 Lincoln Blvd. Marina Del Rey, CA 90292 

We are the  party band. Wherever we go there is the party. Come to the party this Friday. It's free.

This Sunday, 10/10/10, me & Dutch are playing acoustic at noon at Primitivo Wine Bistro.

If you become their Facebook friend you get 25% off your meal!

Sign up here:
Photo by Stephen Albanese from the Viper Room on 2-29-08

Friday, October 1, 2010

Taylor, Mississippi. Eat Or We Both Starve

I remember the time when we played Taylor Grocery in Taylor, Mississippi. Population 289.

We got a quarter a head for each person that walked through the door, all the catfish we could eat and tips.

Best catfish in the world.

Then we went to the mayor's plantation and Clarissa drove us around through the cotton fields in the pitch black with 7 people on a 2 person golf cart.

And drank some moonshine with a dog named stalker.

Taylor & Oxford Mississippi

Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box