Monday, December 30, 2013

LIve Album Debut & New Year's Eve at Pappy & Harriet's : Thursday at the Edison Downtown

From all the musicians in the PCB collective, we wish you a very Happy New Year!

New Year's Eve
We're debuting our new album Downright Up & Left live at
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace. 53688 Pioneertown Rd. 92268
$5 with a complimentary champagne toast at midnight. 7:30pm-close.
We'll be playing lots of old favorites and some choice NYE covers of course.

Thursday January 2nd
The Edison, 108 W 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
No cover. Dress code enforced: Men should wear dress shoes and collared shirts.
I never ask people to come to shows cuz we play so dang many. But this is a really special venue. Historic and immaculate. An experience unto itself. It behooves us all for you to make it. 

For the record we played 115 shows in 2013. but who's countin'.

New record. New year. Wherever you are gonna be, cheers and let's kick it off right.

Monday, December 16, 2013

recording, mixing, mastering our new album

We're taking a short hiatus from shows to finish our album!
But when we come back we will have 10 fresh new tunes incorporated in to our live show and up online for you listen to.

See ya December 28th at O'Brien's

New Year's Eve at Pappy & Harriet's

January 2nd at The Edison downtown

In the meantime, here are some pics from last weekend...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

friday 1 song at Molly Malone's for charity : Saturday Brentwood Village Festival

Friday night I'm singing a Talking Heads a song during a tribute show for charity.
Some of the best players in the country are involved.
I go on last and late night, but there's great music all night including fully realized tributes to Burt Bacharach, David Bowie & Peter Gabriel.
And it's all for charity. Tickets are $10 in advance. $15 at the door.
Here's all the info:

Saturday, December 14th
Brentwood Village Holiday Festival 145 S. Barrington Ave. 90049
Naomi & The Bandits: 11am
PC acoustic duo with Jon Niemann on Keys: 12:30pm
Get Down Boys: 1:45pm

Free and all ages. Santa will be there and lots of nice shops and restaurants around.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Pics from the Weekend : Friday Basement Tavern Santa Monica : Saturday Tavern Ventura

Friday December 6th
Basement Tavern 2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405 
9pm-close. 21+ Free!

Saturday December 7th 
The Tavern, 211 E Santa Clara St. Ventura, CA 93006
9pm-close. 21+ Free!

Pics from Lukas Nelson & The Promise of the Real's album wrap party in Topanga

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pappy & Harriet's Featured in NY Times : O'Brien's Saturday

Pappy & Harriet's featured in the NYTimes
We'll be playing there on New Year's Eve.

Saturday November 30th
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
9:30-close. Free. 21+. Full Band.
From March 12th at Pappy's. Photo by
  Some shots I've taken in the last couple weeks of friends' bands...
Emerson Star at El Cid

Geronimo Getty at El Cid

Beez_Wax at El Cid

Ben Reddell & Travis Popichak at the Townhouse

Ben R. at the Townhouse

Friday, November 22, 2013

PCB CentCom : Basement Tavern Saturday

Saturday November 23rd
Basement Tavern from 9pm-close
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Full Band.

PCB Central Command for working on our new record:

Don't forget New Year's Eve at Pappy & Harriet's 
January 2nd at The Edison Downtown 


Monday, November 4, 2013

slummin' it


Monday, October 28, 2013

Long Story Short

Friday night at our show during our 12:45am set break I was waiting in line to wash my hands in the bathroom and this drunken idiot (DI) tried taking my hat off.
So I grabbed it back and pulled his hand away. His friend was like "you need a babysitter" and making fun of what an idiot he was so I started laughing.
The DI asked me if I thought it was humorous and I ignored him, washed my hands and attempted to leave. He blocked my path so I tried going around him and he grabbed me.
So I pulled his hand down and kept trying to leave but then all of a sudden he pushed me and kicked me in the balls!
So I threw him on the floor in to the handicapped stall and walked out and got the bouncers and told them to get him out of there and walked away sorta in shock.
As they were escorting him out he was real tall and now we're in the main room of the bar. He reaches around this bigger dude that was between us and clocks me in the face. So I go around the bigger dude and toss the DI on the floor into 4 cabinets and the door jam.
Then like 7 security guards and others come and now we're on the patio out front of the place. So I humiliated the DI in front of 200 people as he was escorted out.
Now I'm not in the best of moods.
So I go around the side to get the band and chill out.
And there's a guy sitting on the pavement in the parking lot with a friend and his bone is sticking out of his broken ankle!
Apparently while my little scuffle occurred upstairs, there were people downstairs talking on our mic.
They kicked 2 of them out, then after that a 3rd guy starts saying stupid shit on the mic. So a 4th guy comes outta nowhere and levels that guy in to all our equipment. Then 2 other dudes pile on top.
Alls I know is there's beer all drenched in the keyboards, my mic stand is broken and there's a guy with a perpendicular ankle in the parking lot.
According to the security guards and manager the entirety of what I just explained above happened in a 2 minute and 30 second span.
1500+ shows in some of the shittiest seediest bars and I've never been in a fight and no one's ever broken our gear.
Well let's be honest there's lotsa stories as you might imagine over the years. But this is the most recent.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

PCB Shutdown Is Over. Basement Tavern Friday : O'Brien's Pub Saturday

We had a weekend off. #pcbshutdown
But it's time to get back to work providing whiskey soaked rock and roll in sweaty bars with low ceilings at no cover charge.

Friday October 25th
Basement Tavern from 9pm-close
2640 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
Full Band.

Saurday October 26th
O'Brien's Pub, 2941 Main St. Santa Monica, CA 90405
9:00-close. Free. 21+. Full Band.
with Naomi Robin and the Bandits opening up.

Pics from our recent show at the Edison Downtown by Stephen Albanese...

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

How to respond after a song at a PCB show



Monday, October 14, 2013

Monday, October 7, 2013

The Edison Downtown on Wednesday October 9th

The Edison is a prestigious gig. Come get dressed up and see us in fancy environs!
Wednesday October 9th
The Edison, 108 W 2nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
No cover. Dress code enforced: Men should wear dress shoes and collared shirts.

Pics from last week at crazy party in the Hillz:


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