Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Eve at the Basement Tavern

Update 12/30/11. It's SOLD OUT!

2640 Main St. 90405
For tickets contact:
Basement [at] theVictorian [dot] com
$25 gets you in to the whole Victorian building.
Party town!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

O'Brien's Pub Friday : Creatures will be stirring

The night before the night before Christmas. We'll be stirring up trouble and solace and love and insanity and channeling from the otherworlds. You know. The usual.

O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. SM, CA 90405
10pm-close. Always free.
Friday, December 23rd

Come on and have a grand ole time.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

PCB Brass Band gettin' it done

recordings and more pictures to come...

Thursday, December 15, 2011

50th Anniversary of the Kibitz Room Tonight

The Vacation and the PCB
It starts off with Dutch & The Disasters at 10pm.
Hopefully Willie Chambers will show up to save the day.

But I have a feeling this isn't gonna end well...

That's Dutch on the floor next to about 72 broken bottles and glasses on August 20, 2004.

Friday, December 9, 2011

SD Sat: Fishlips Closeout Sun : 50th Anniversary Of Kibitz Thurs

RT's Longboards
1466 Garnet Ave. SD, CA 92109
Saturday, 12/10

Fishlips our home away from home in Bakersfield is closing.
One last hurrah...
Sunday 12/11
9pm. Party goes on all day and night. $10

Next Thursday 50th Anniversary of the Kibitz Room. Stay tuned...

They even painted murals of us on the walls at Fishlips...

Rest in peace but not before we burn ya down.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones Sat In With Us On Friday

On Friday night we played at one of my favorite places on Earth, Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace.

When we get there the owner/booker/sound person/my hero Robyn comes up to me and says, "Mick Taylor called and he's going to come and play with you tonight."

And I just laughed and said, "Are you kidding?"

And she said "No."

And I was like, "Ok, I'm gonna go take a deep breath and try to make sense of what you just said."

Often times in life people say they will be somewhere and they aren't. Even good friends. So the band and I huddled over our dinners from Pappy's delicious kitchen. (I had the catfish, but everything that I've had there is great.)

As we ate we discussed the Rolling Stones' history. And what albums Mick played on. And what songs we would try to play with him.

All this with a large portion of doubt that he would actually show up.

Niemann heard Mick had rented a guitar for the occasion. Someone else heard his reservation was for 8:30.

So that's about all we knew.

We started at 7:30 and played a long set. During the break I turn around and Mitch Marine says to me, "That's bullshit, he's not showing up. This isn't happening."

But then as I'm walking around a few minutes later, I see Robyn carrying a guitar in to her office. And then I see the fella. And Robyn brings me over and introduces me to him and we discuss what songs we're gonna play.

It was kinda a little bit totally awesome and surreal. We ended up playing a bunch of Stones tunes and some originals and a John Mayall Bluesbreakers tune. Honky Tonk Women, Beast Of Burden, That's Alright Mama, Baby What You Want Me To Do, Iko Iko, PCB songs Goin' To Hell and Wet Dog Man and a bunch more.

I mean the chills cascading down my spine when I hear the first licks to Honky Tonk Women played by the guy played it on the record. And he's standing right next to me insisting that I sing it with him!

As it happened, a friend of his saw us play at Pappy's a couple months ago and she wanted to bring him down to come play with us. What an honor. And what a great time!

Also playing were our extraordinary band members Steve Tegel, Jon Niemann and Dutch Suoninen with Mitch Marine of Dwight Yoakam's band filling in on drums. Dave Catching of the Eagles Of Death Metal and Biker Larry and Bingo Richey also came up and sat in. Along with a very voluptuous dancer named Brianna (va-va-voom). 

A great magical night. It was euphoric. I was crying tears of joy for hours. I think I still am.

Thank you Robyn and Linda and all the great people at Pappy's. And to our friends who made the trek out to see us. What a wonderful treat life can be.

Here are some pics that Vavine Tahapehi took for us, and I took a few from the stage too.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Friday at Pappy & Harriet's : Saturday O'Brien's Pub : Flying Saucer Rock n' Roll

Friday post Thanksgiving bash at Pappy & Harriet's
53688 Pioneertown Road  Pioneertown, CA 92268


Saturday shake that turkey right off at O'Brien's Pub
2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Flying saucers. Rock n' roll.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Flyer & Info For San Diego Show Tonight

I dig it.

El Camino
2400 India St
(between Kalmia St & Laurel St)
San Diego, CA 92101

We go on after 9 and there's a DJ.

2 for 1 drinks from 9 til close!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mitchapalooza at Kibitz Room. 10/19/11. Photos by Vern Evans.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Basement Tavern Tonight

Friday, November 4th.
2640 Main St. SM, CA 90405
You know the drill. Around the back past the trash cans down the precarious stairwell.

with Emperor (Joshua) Norton sitting in on the guitar.
It's free. Early arrival recommended as lines tend to form past 10.

Pic from Halloween at O'Brien's. Lots of great friends and familiar faces in the crowd. No Slutty Ghostbusters though.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

I have her phone number memorized.

When I was working at the ole Michael Ochs Archives music photo agency in Venice Beach about 8 years ago or so, this little cutie walks in doing research on some E! True Hollywood Story or some bullshit. She was quite mesmerizing I must say. The sultry essence of her feminine wiles easily overcame and dare I say was in fact enhanced by her downplayed casual jeans and Patagonia sweater. Long brown hair echoing her curves. Big brown eyes with rocket propelled gravitational pull.

And I was smitten for sure. Showing her around the pictures. And miscellaneous inumerata. Taking extra time. Trying to flirt. Being kinda awkward. And blushing sometimes because she isn't laughing at my forced jokes.

So I get her work contact information. Cuz we're working together and I gotta send her stuff about what she was there for in the first place. If anything, I'm a professional.

And after she leaves, I send her a real innocuous message about coming to see my band. Actually I left a fucking voicemail. I remember. I must've sounded like a real idiot. Cuz I was too shy to ask her in person you see. But I got her work info on a post-it to send her pictures for the show she was a PA on.

So I went ahead and abused that piece of information she had to give me anyway in order to invite her to my show that night at Highland Grounds (which no longer has live music and is now some trendy joint called Street) where like ya know being optimistic about 30-45 people was gonna show up.

It was probably anywhere between 12 and 23 that actually walked through the door that Friday. Kind of a quaint little intimate thing.  Maybe even a wee-tad depressing. But still fun as all get out. Like life. I mean I could probably name all 17 people that were there. And probably have talked to all of them in the last week. And even probably still know all their phone numbers by heart. It was a different time.

So anyways, I'm all real proud of myself for being so -- forward, and I write an email detailing this whole circumstance to my old high school friends. The Knights Of Debauchery. (Which doesn't exist by the way. But we still talk almost every day. It's a secret society of mutual disrespect 20 years strong.)

And one of 'em. The dumb one. The Oracle of Moron, I calls him. He's a doctor now. Anyway, he Googles her name.

(For some reason I put down her full name in the message. I would never do that now cuz of Friendster and Myface and Facebase and such. People are too easy to find. And that guy he's real sketchy. I had to block him on Facebook, for the crime of skeezing down all the semi-provocatively dressed girls on my friends list one by one a couple years ago.)

And this Oracle Doctor Moron guy -- He's the guy who'd sit at a computer all day and take the key strokes to actually email "Hey one of you look in the paper and find out what time the movie starts." Instead of typing the name of the movie and the ZIP code into the Google and finding it out in .8 seconds. He still can't really use Google. But that day -- that fortuitous day back in 2003 or so, he happens to Google this girl's name. I can't remember. It was Jennifer Kaufman or Anderson or Cooper or something like that. Real generic American. Anyway he sends back this link from some pre-TMZ Shmerez Shmilton gossip site. Turns out she was dating Leonardo DiCaprio for like 2 weeks. And that was one of the weeks. Well I invited her to the show before I knew that at least. But she didn't come.

The sad part/moral of the story is that I was only being so nutty and forward (which I guess in reality are both exaggerations looking back on it) because I was really in love with this other girl and we had just broke up and I needed something to get her off my mind. But then I see her later that day and I realize she's way more beautiful and hypnotizing than Leonardo's little fling. Her blue eyes -- oceans, bottomless, brimming with galaxies.

I wonder where that girl is now. Well I know where the important one is at least. I even remember her old beeper number. 310 810 5010. And I have her phone number memorized.

Friday, October 28, 2011

O'Brien's Saturday : I'm gonna be a slutty Ghostbuster (or something)

It's our 7th annual Halloween party at
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. SM, CA 90405
10pm-close. Free!

As always, this Halloween promises to be filled with spookily bad puns and slutty Ghostbusters.
My favorite time of year!

with the legendary Mitch Marine on drums. Once you hit 50 I think you can be called a legend.
Who ya gonna call?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Behind The Scenes with the PCB...

We had a recording session yesterday. Yep we're starting a new album!
Not sure what in the hell Dutch was doing.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tonight Culver City : Sat San Diego : Sun Basement : Bring BOTH of your friends

That non-descript warehouse we played at last Friday was so fun, we're doing it again tonight.

Juke Joint
8940 National Blvd. Culver City, CA 90034
$5 or free with password Fidelio.
It's down the parking lot through the green gate.
Valentino's taco truck there too!

RT's Longboard Grill
1466 Garnet Ave. Pacific Beach, CA 92109

Basement Tavern
8pm 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

Tonight's show is here... It's real nice inside with couches and stuffs.
Down at the back of the parking lot in the green building.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Mitchapalooza - Roast & Testimonial Dinner of Mitch Marine

Wednesday October 19
Kibitz Room. 421 N. Fairfax 90036

It's one of the most beloved and talented people on Earth's 50th birthday party tomorrow at the Kibitz Room.

Mitch Marine.
He produced our 1st record Wet Dog Man and played in the PCB for 2 years.
Party starts early at 8 and goes all night. With a never-ending all-star lineup of accomplished musicians.
All for free.

Featuring members of the following groups:

The Vacation
Oingo Boingo
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Burt Bacharach
The Donnas
The Stripminers
Angelo Bundini
Ron Dziubla
Rob Shrock
The Dahls
Honky Tonk Train
Dwight Yoakam's Band
Holland Greco
Mojo Monkeys
Dave Raven
Tim Young
Happenin' Harry
The Rave Ups
29 Mules
Orion McCabe

And many more!

Monday, October 17, 2011

get ur freak on

from the Basement Tavern. October, 15 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

tonight at a non-descript warehouse : Saturday At The Basement Tavern

Juke Joint
8940 National Blvd. 90034
It's a non-descript warehouse under the freeway.

Basement Tavern
2640 Main St. 90405
9pm-close. Free
Behind the dumpsters around the back door down the precarious stairwell.

Bring search warrants.
Illegal and legit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Singing Gram Parson's tune "Sin City" with the lovely and talented Leslie Stevens of Leslie & The Badgers at Pappy & Harriet's on Septmeber 30, 2011.

Photos by Samantha Schlossmann

Monday, October 3, 2011

Rancho De La Luna Session

Dave Catching of Eagles Of Death Metal fame invited us over for a tour of the magical Rancho De La Luna recording studio in Joshua Tree, CA.

After a spot of tea and a smoke, he filled our hands full of old gigantic wacky organs from the 60's and 70's, tiny toy synthesizers from the 80's, and even the Wurlitzer Funmachine!

Here's what we cooked up.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Friday at Pappy & Harriet's

53688 Pioneertown Rd.
Pioneertown, CA 92268 

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers Are Stalking Us

5 years ago, Anthony Kiedis, the singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers came to 2 of our shows. 1 at the now shuttered Safari Sam's. And another at our regular haunt O'Brien's Pub on Main St.

He was a nice enough fellow and told my girlfriend at the time that we were his second favorite band in LA. (He also proceeded to romantically pursue her for about a year.) Incidentally, his favorite group in LA was a rock band of 12 year old kids whose name escapes me right now.

In September 2010, the PCB played at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.
In July 2011, the RHCP played at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.
The Henry Miller Library is a very small venue that can only hold 300-400 people. The Chili Peppers regularly sell out arenas.

On July 3, 2011 the PCB played on the balcony of our friend's house right on the Venice boardwalk.
On July 30, 2011 the RHCP filmed a video and played a few tunes on the roof of a house right on the Venice boardwalk about 10 houses down from where we played.

Here is some video of our show on the boardwalk...

PCB on the Venice Boardwalk from Steve Christensen on Vimeo.

Here's our guitarist Dutch taking my guitar offstage after our show at the Henry Miller Library in September 2010...

Help! The Red Hot Chili Peppers are stalking us!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

This Friday At Brennan's Pub : I pity the foo!

PCB with

Tim O'Gara
Mia & Jonah
& Special guests!

It's gonna be a great night!
All for free starting at 9pm!
Fool you crazier than Murdock!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Remembering Berry Berenson Perkins : AA Flight 11 : 9.11.01

(I first wrote a version of this last year. But felt it appropriate to re-edit and re-publish in honor of Berry.)

On September 11, 2001 I woke up to the sound of Susan, my girlfriend at the time, yelling in to my answering machine.

"You gotta wake up. A second plane just hit the World Trade Center!"

Clearly our country was under attack. And I called my dad. He was wondering who did it. I knew it was Al Qaeda because my brother had told me years before about the 1998 Nightline interview with Osama Bin Laden. That they had declared war on all citizens of the United States. They had already attacked the WTC in 1991 and US embassies in East Africa.

My step-dad, Michael, had a court case that afternoon in NY. So he took the red-eye in from Los Angeles. My mom and I didn't know if he was on one of the planes that hit the buildings or if he was on one of the other ones still flying around. Or if he was in one of the buildings as his case was to be tried in World Trade Center 7 that afternoon. It was total chaos. And for hours cell phones didn't work because the emergency overloaded the system.

Finally, my mom gets an email from my step-dad's Blackberry. "I am ok." We rejoiced. He had gone straight to his hotel room and gone to sleep oblivious. He landed safely in NY within minutes of the 1st plane hitting the tower.

I went back upstairs and as I watched the gigantic masses of steel that were the World Trade Center tumble to the ground looking like so many toys, I called some friends that I knew didn't have TV, were probably still asleep and wouldn't have a clue what was going on.

I remember describing what was happening to my friend Jeff, who didn't have a TV and was just listening on the radio. I actually said to Jeff that it's got to be only a matter of time before we hear about someone we know that was on one of the 4 planes or working in the towers.

A couple minutes later I get a call from my friend Brent. He is very distraught. He says, "We think Elvis's mom was on one of the planes."

She was near Boston at their house on Cape Cod. I had hooked Elvis up with his first ever solo show for that night. It was to be at the Rainbow Bar & Grill.

Being the ebullient, ever-loving soul that she was, Elvis's mom conspired with some of her close friends in LA to surprise him and come see his first show. Knowing her it made complete sense. She loved her boys Oz and El. She wouldn't have missed it for the world.

On all the channels they had the hot line to call to find out if your friend or loved one might be on one of the planes. I called it.

"Was Berry Perkins on any of the flight manifests?" The response after 15 seconds was a bit of a relieved, "no" from the American Airlines employee on the other end of the line.

Then I ask, "What about Berry Berenson?" The reply, "Are you a family member?" I say "No." She says, "I can't reveal that information unless you are a family member. Please hold." I just hung up.

Her flight was American Airlines Flight 11. The first plane to hit the towers.

The next amount of time is all a blur, but I called Elvis. And some other friends and lost it with my mom.

We went from the elation of knowing that Michael was safe and sound asleep in his hotel room to the out of control despair of losing Elvis's mom in a matter of minutes.

Next call we get is from my step-mom. My dad has gone in to emergency surgery. Cardiac ablation. They sort of vaporize little pieces of the heart muscle that are beating erratically to tune it up.

A few days earlier my dad's heart had stopped for 3 or 4 seconds.

He was walking through the hospital doing rounds on a Sunday. He fell backwards on to the concrete floor and hit his head. His colleagues took care of him immediately. On Monday September 10th, he missed one of the small handful of work days he ever missed in his mighty career that continues to this day. Doctor's orders.

But on this morning when I called him to talk about the terrorist attacks, he had already been awake and at a meeting for several hours.

So an hour after finding out Michael was alive and Berry was gone, my dad was in emergency surgery that was to last for several hours.

The only thing we could do was gather the troops and head to Elvis's house. The airline couldn't completely confirm if his mom was on the plane or not. We still had a little hope that maybe she missed the flight.

I remember standing out on his deck on Seattle Drive off Woodrow Wilson in the middle of the Hollywood Hills and hearing the eerie silence of no planes in the air.

I remember not knowing what to do, but just hugging Elvis when hours later the airline finally called to confirm that his mom boarded the plane.

I remember when we all held hands in a circle out on the deck and Pat Ast sang the Lord's Prayer and a little bumble bee kept landing on our hands forcing us to break the circle and laugh right in the middle of all that pain. Elvis had written the song "While You Were Sleeping" a couple years before for his mom, and in that song he calls her, "My Honey B."

He played that song at her memorial a few days later.

I remember when my mom called on my old StarTac cell phone that barely worked to let me know that my dad was alright. It was while we were in that circle with the bee landing on my hand and after the 5 hour operation they performed on him that day was done.

I remember going home and my mom cooking dinner. Our eyes glazed over and dazed from the day's events.

I spent the better part of the next year going to Elvis's house helping out or trying to at least in any way. Cleaning up, being quiet, being loud, and playing music, listening, joking around. Pretending to be normal. Or not. Being a friend. It's what we do.

I remember stopping at the florist in my suit on the way to Berry's memorial. And the florist inquired, "What's the occasion?" And I told him. And he started rummaging around helping me choose and gave me that whole huge beautiful bouquet of flowers for free.

Berry was trusting and kind to a fault. She helped teach me that not only what you create in some defined artistic medium is art. Whether it be music or painting or some other academically restrained model. But instead that all of life itself is an art. Loving, eating, laughing, having an open heart. Going to the grocery store. Smiling. Everything.

It's such a lofty goal to even try to strive to be as free and caring as her. And I'm not so good at it all the time. But I learned a lot from her. And she helped open my eyes to the greatness within other people who embrace life so fully. With so much forgiveness and love. Like my mom and dad. And so many others that I am so lucky to know.

And I remember thinking whoever that was sitting next to her on that plane was so lucky. Because she would have made them feel so comfortable and important in those few moments of meeting them. Like she made me feel. And every one else that met her.

Elvis wrote the song "While You Were Sleeping" about his mom probably in the late 90's in their house on Cape Cod while she was literally taking a nap. Here he is playing it on the Late Show with David Letterman all those years later on June 13, 2007. And here we are on the cusp of the 10 year anniversary of 9/11/01.

While You Were Sleeping

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

O'Brien's and Pappy & Harriet's This Weekend

Friday August 26th at our old stomping grounds
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. SM, CA 90405
Our friends BoomNoodle are opening and we have some surprise guests sitting in.
9pm-close. Free!

Saturday August 27th
Come drink copious amounts out of mason jars at a mega-multiple birthday party bash.
Pappy & Harriet's, 53688 Pioneertown Rd. 92284
8pm-close. Free!
It's only 2 hours out of LA in one of my favorite magical places on this here Earth.

We were on KROQ last week

PCB - Wounded Bird
Rodney on the Roq playlist from 8/15/11

Thanks Rodney Bingenheimer!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Saturday Cafe Boogaloo In Hermosa : Sunday Primitivo : 8/27 At Pappy's

8/20/11: Hermosa Beach, CA: Cafe Boogaloo
1238 Hermosa Ave. 90254. 9pm-11 Free

8/21/11: Venice, CA: Acoustic brunch at Primitivo Wine Bistro
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 90291. 1pm-3pm. Free.

8/26/11: O'Brien's On Main
2941 Main St. 90405. 9pm-close. Free.

8/27/11: Joshua Tree, CA: Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
53688 Pioneertown Rd. 92268. 7pm-close. Free

We gonna have our 5 man wolfpack back in effect for the 1st time in a month as Rich is back from Jersey and Stevie Tegel is back from Belize!

Thanks to Bryan Brown of the Holloys, Travis Popichak of Leslie & The Badgers and Jason Chesney of Old Californio for so capably rockin' out in their stead.

We had a Curly Tops reunion last week at Brennan's. Here's a pic from the heyday. January 29, 2006...

summertime rolls...

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Obispo Thursday, Paso Robles Friday, Brennan's Pub Saturday

Busy weekend coming up!

8/11/11: San Luis Obispo, CA: Frog & Peach
9-close. Free

8/12/11: Paso Robles, CA: Pour House
8-close. Free

8/13/11: Brennan's Pub
9pm-close. Free
with our friends EOA (9pm) and The Dahls (10pm)

8/14/11: Venice, CA: Acoustic brunch at Primitivo Wine Bistro
1pm-3pm. Free

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pink Champagne on Breakthru Radio Today

Lots of other great acts on the show including Shane Alexander, Keaton Simons and Ernie Halter.
SoCal Sounds 
Thanks DJ Laura!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Big River Cover by Malcolm Ford, Dutch & Chez

Check out this recording of Malcolm Ford of the Dough Rollers with Dutch Suoninen and Paul Chesne of the Paul Chesne Band jamming out acoustic style on Johnny Cash's Big River in Chez's living room late night on June 11, 2011.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Former PC Band Member Done Good

Just got off the phone with our bass player from way back in 2004, Chris D'Rozario.
I hadn't talked to him in a few years. I remember when he first came to LA from Australia. He was barely 23 and a brash fucker. All full of piss and vinegar. A great player already, and determined to be the bass player for the Stray Cats. Oh the innocence.

He played on our first album Wet Dog Man.

Chris Nomad & I recording Wet Dog Man at Radio Recorders studios on April 25, 2004. Photo by Melinda Dahl
And played with us in the PCB for about a year...
L-R: Mitch Marine, me, and Chris D'Rozario at Kibitz Room. 8/18/2004. Photo by Lanning Gold

After only about 10 months in Los Angeles, he did miraculously get that audition with Brian Setzer. And he was offered a position in the Brian Setzer Orchestra! But it was behind the bandstand. And this little bastard Chris, he turned it down. Shortly thereafter he quit the PCB and moved back to Australia.

Fast forward to today. He's in between tours to Europe and Japan and then the US playing with the Brian Setzer Rockabilly Riot!
L-R: Slim Jim Phantom, Brian Setzer, John Hatton, Chris D'Rozario in Vigevano, Italy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Basement Tavern Tonight & Carmageddon Sunday Brunch At Primitivo!

7/14/11: Basement Tavern
2640 Main St. 90405. 9pm-close. Free

Avoid Carmageddon. Have a calmageddon!
7/17/11: Venice, CA: Acoustic brunch at Primitivo Wine Bistro
1025 Abbot Kinney Blvd. 90291. Noon-3pm. Free


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Cover Of Our Song Face In The Dirt

4-year-old covers PCB!

And here's our version:
Face In the Dirt

Friday, July 8, 2011

Brennan's Pub Saturday & Shangri-La Studios Tuesday

4089 Lincoln Blvd. 90292
Just south of Washington on Lincoln.
It's the turtle bar!
Free. 21+. 10:30pm

This week we played on the balcony of a mansion on the Venice boardwalk.
A strip club. A fancy wine bistro for a private party and a couple bars.
Good week.

Next week we are recording a couple songs with our friend Jake Coyle at Shangri-La studios in Malibu.

Shangri-La was built by Bob Dylan and the Band in the 1970's and since then everyone has recorded there. From Ron Wood and Eric Clapton to Adele.

July 4, 2011. At the Basement Tavern. Photo by Gerry Karr

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tonight at Crazy Girls & Saturday at Brennan's Pub

7/6/11: Hollywood, CA: Crazy Girls!
1433 N La Brea Ave. LA, CA 90028
The Lineup:
9pm: Mad Planet featuring our great friend Cooper formerly of Bang Sugar Bang!
10pm: The Mulhollands
11pm: PCB

$3 drinks before 9pm.
Message me for $5 guest list.
Here's the event page:

7/9/11: Brennan's Pub with School Daze. Venice High School reunion. Free and the public is more than welcome! 

Cover of Prince's Gett Off from the private party we played on the 4th.
Newly minted US citizen JJ wears the American flag. All kinds of crazy stuff happens...

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

this is super awesome.

from our guerilla gig on Sunday on the Venice boardwalk.

2011 4TH Dance Party with the Hortons from Steve Christensen on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July 4th at Basement Tavern

After your fireworks and beach and stuff.
Come to  Basement Tavern

It's their 1 year anniversary party. And it's the 4th of July. That's America's anniversary too!

2640 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
9pm-1am. Free. 21+

July 4, 2005. Venice Centennial celebration. Photo by Melinda Dahl

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Diabolical Hearts On Saturday at O'Brien's With Chris Everly

It's our last show at our bat cave diabolical headquarters for a couple months as we're doing some shows outta and all around town throughout the Summer.

6/25/11: O'Brien's On Main
2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405

To me the first set at O'Brien's each month for the last 7 years is where my heart lives.

Opening up will be the progeny of one of the all time greatest groups, The Everly Brothers and a friend of mine for 20 years, Chris Everly.  Doing his thing.
9pm. Free. 21+

6/17/2011 at Cafe Boogaloo. Photo by Brooke Matthias

Monday, June 20, 2011


A message from Molson the monster.

Gotta Get Myself Right

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Cafe Boogaloo Friday & Primitivo Acoustic Brunch Sunday Afternoon

We're back home from Park City, Wyoming, Breckenridge, Boulder, Denver, Moab and Las Vegas. It was one heckuva trip I tell you what.

We're back full force and playing at a great venue on Friday (Tonight):
6/17/11: Hermosa Beach, CA: Cafe Boogaloo
9pm-11pm, Free!

6/19/11: Venice, CA: Primitivo Wine Bistro. Acoustic brunch. 1pm, free all ages

6/4/11. Three20South in Breckenridge, CO
Here are some more pics from the trip:

Cervantes And Moab

Park City, Breckenridge, Boulder

Paul Chesne Band's Fan Box