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

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

Special Guest
Peter Miller
Host of Uncharted Waters
on Discovery Channel

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


• 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



• 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



• "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



• "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



• “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


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

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


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

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...

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

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Comin' Atcha This Thursday... Pasa-Get-Down-Dena

Thursday, September 5
One Colorado Pasadena41 Hugus Alley, Pasadena, CA 91103
7-9pm, Free
A beautiful courtyard surrounded by restaurants and shops in Old Pasadena.
Family friendly!

More info's here

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wow, Just wow.

Saturday August 31st, 
Furstworld Gallery, 8528 Desert Shadows Rd, Joshua Tree, CA 92252
7:30pm, Matt Ellis
8:15pm, PCB

9:15pm, Nocona

It's gonna be a partee

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Love you mean it

PCB full on Hollywood Blitz...

Sunday August 25th,
Harvard & Stone, 5221 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027
10:30pm-12:30am, Free!
Sunday night honky tonk with the Delta Dawns spinning pure country gold.

Monday August 26th,
Good Times at Davey Wayne's, 1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
10:30-Midnight, Free! Who's out in Hollywood at midnight on a Monday? A lotta dancing fools that don't have day jobs.

Drums: Shane Considine
Bass: Steval Knieval Tegel
Guitar: Dutch

Other upcoming shows...
August 31st at Furstworld in Joshua Tree
and September 5th at One Colorado in Pasa-get-down-dena!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Be good. Or be good at it.

PCB in Crestline and Santa Monica this weekend...

August 16th
Lake Gregory Friday Night Concert Series24171 Lake Dr. Crestline, CA 92325
6-9pm. Food trucks. Music. Right next to a lake in the mountains.

Saturday August 17th, 
Sonny McLean's, 2615 Wilshire Blvd. 90403
21+, Free!

Also coming up, Monday August 26th at Good Times at Davey Wayne's in Hollywood.
And September 5th at One Colorado in Pasa-get-down-dena.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Our message is one of Peace & Love

Cinema Bar, Saturday August 10th
9-close. Free!
3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230

get in where you fit in.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

We get a percentage of the bar. So the more we drink, the more we make. It's called business...

Saturday August 3rd,
Grand Ole BBQ Flinn Springs, 15505 Olde Hwy 80, El Cajon, CA 92021
PCB goes from 5-8pm
Free. Excellent food and location situations!

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

I may not be the best man, but I'll be your best man tonight

Coming off playing 2 bachelorette parties in Groveland at the Iron Door Saloon last weekend,
we return to Hollyweird...

Monday, July 29th
Good Times at Davey Wayne's, 1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
10:30pm, Free!

Monday, July 8, 2019

Not every person that appears in pornography can be a porn star.

The oldest liquor license in California. "Sometime before 1852."
We're heading up and playing on both Friday & Saturday nights.
It's beautiful & right close to Yosemite.

Friday July 19th and Saturday July 20th
Iron Door Saloon
, 18761 Main Street Groveland, CA 95321
9-close, free!

This weekend the PCB will include...
Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Bass: Steve Tegel
Drums: Shane Considine

Friday, July 5, 2019

The key to comedy is repetition

Cinema Bar tonight...
9pm-close. Free!

drums: Shane Considine
bass: Stevie Tegel
guitar: Joshy Norton

3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230

Monday, June 24, 2019

New York City comin' atcha

Sunday June 30th,
Richlane, 595 Union Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
8pm. Solo Acoustic. with my friends Oldsport!

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

PCB Public Service Announcement: Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace FRIDAY June 21st

Friday June 21st,
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
, 53688 Pioneertown Rd 92268.
8-close. Free! 

Reservations recommended.

Drums: Shane Considine
Bass: Stephen Tegel
Guitar: Brian Whelan

Photo by @indiebuzzrocks from Sonny McLean's 6/15...

Monday, June 3, 2019

Wow. Just Wow.

Saturday June 15th,
Sonny McLean's Irish Pub
, 2615 Wilshire Blvd. 90403
9-Midnight, Free!

Friday June 21st,
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown Palace
, 53688 Pioneertown Rd 92268.
8-close. Free! Reservations recommended.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

We get a percentage of the bar. So the more we drink, the more we make.

Friday May 31st & Saturday June 1st
Iron Door Saloon, 18761 Main St, Groveland, CA 95321
9pm-1am. Free!

A great times bar with the oldest liqour license in California just a hop, skip and a jump from Yosemite.


Last night during our show a girl came up to the sound guy, thinking he was DJ'ing, and asked him to change the song.

On one hand, I am flattered that she thought we were a recording.

On the other hand, I am insulted that she didn't like the song.

And also, that she couldn't friggin' see us playing our hearts out a mere 30 feet away.


Sunday, May 12, 2019

What did that song ever do to you?

Saturday May 18th,
Sonny McLean's Irish Pub, 2615 Wilshire Blvd. 90403
9-Midnight, Free!

Monday May 20th, 
Good Times at Davey Wayne's, 1611 N El Centro Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
10:30-12:30, Free!

Monday, May 6, 2019

I've been moving... I went through 16 years of crap. Again.

Saturday May 11th,
Figueroa Mtn Brew Co Buellton, 45 Industrial Way, Buellton, CA 93427
6-9pm, Free!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019



Saturday May 4th,
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. 90230
9pm-close, Free!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

We have a new sound guy -- American Idol Producer Nigel Lythgoe

Saturday April 27th,
MEW, 729 Montana Ave. Santa Monica
Dutch - Chesne - Acoustic - Duo
at 7pm
Lots of other artists and DJ's and art and apps and food and drink.
All kinda stuff.

Also, We have a new sound guy...

American Idol producer Nigel Lythgoe was enjoying Easter brunch with his family during our set at Wilshire Restaurant today.

The general manager (Jimmy) came over to me and told me that Mr. Lythgoe had a complaint about the music.

I was like, "Who the fuck is that & oh shit are we too loud?"

Then Jimmy says that Nigel was angry that it wasn't loud enough. "These guys are playing brilliantly, but I can barely hear them."

I chatted with Nigel after I turned it up, and he explained his consternation. I told him that "I can't tell what you are hearing from where I am standing, but if you want to be our sound guy then you are hired."

He agreed. So I am happy to announce that we have a new sound guy.

Nigel Lythgoe has accepted this promotion and solemn responsibility.

Congrats Nigel!

#pcb #itellyouwhat

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

God gave you 2 ears and one mouth. So you should listen twice as much as you talk.

PCB on 4/20 at Sonny McLean's, 2615 Wilshire Blvd. 90403
9pm-midnight, Free!
Full band...


Easter Sunday Brunch at Wilshire Restaurant, 2454 Wilshire Blvd. 90403
Noon-3pm. Exxxcellent foods!
Dutch - Chesne - Acoustic - Duo
Brunch Menu

In the meantime, I'm gonna help my friend Magnolia eat this table of Nachos...

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

I'll go to Heaven for the climate. & Hell for the company.

Thursday April 4th,
Grand Ole BBQ, 15505 Olde Hwy 80 El Cajon, CA

Friday April 5th,
Cinema Bar, 3967 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City, CA 90230
9pm-close, Free!

Saturday April 6th, 
Figueroa Mtn Brewing Co.Westlake Village, 30770 Russell Ranch Rd. CA 91362
8pm-10:30pm, Free!

Richie Berardi will be on drums on Thursday.

Otherwise the band lineup will be:
Guitar: Dutch Suoninen
Bass: Jason Chesney
Drums: Shane Considine


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