On the eve of another PSPS, (that’s power outages to the uninformed and/or those lucky bastiges with solar panels…), I have to race with time in order to get this done before my WiFi goes out. It’ll be short but sweet, Folks. Here’s the live music guide for the week of 11/20 thru 11/26….
On Thursday expect David Neft to be playing at The Saw Shop Bistro in Kelseyville from 6 to 9:00. Excellent menu, good music – can’t go wrong…On Friday the Smiling Dogs Tasting Room in Kelseyville will be invaded by The Psychedellosfrom 6:30 to 9:30. Try out their award-winning wines while taking a musical trip down memory lane. The Riviera Hills Lounge will feature on Friday, local band Without a Net from 8 to 12:00. What a fun band! On Saturday Sonoma County staple Levi Lloyd and band will make the trip over the mountain and bring the JAM to The Riv from 8 to midnight.
Robinson Rancheria Lounge in Nice on Friday will bring back by popular demand, Lake County’s favorite out of county band, Decades from 9 to 1:00. On Saturday, From Ukiah, Severance blows into town to play some Blues-Rock from 9 to 1:00.
Saturday at The Bar at The Greenview, (I swear that’s what they call it now…), in Hidden Valley Lake, the Carlos Jam will be in full swing starting at 8:30, featuring Carlos and the Gypsy Pushersas the host band. This event has been gaining in momentum for more than a few months now and it’s high time you musicians checked it out. Spectators, too…The O’Meara Bros Brewing Co in Lakeport on Saturday will present Mark Weston from 6 to 9:00. Mark is the perfect complement to the O’Bros excellent handcrafted beers and ales. Pretty good menu, too…
On Saturday evening The Soper-Reese Theater in Lakeport will feature the SonoMusette for the Beaujolais, a French-styled Gypsy-Jazz music band that evokes the nostalgia of such artists as Edith Piaf, Django Reinhardt, Jacques Brel and many more famous French musicians of the mid-20th Century. Tix are $15-$25 and starts at 7:00. Please call for more info.
On Sunday The Kelsey Creek Brewing Co in K’ville will feature along with some excellent handcrafted beers and ales, (one is called PSPS – and it’s excellent!…), the boppin’ Blues of Dave Broida and Blues Farm. DB&BF will be tearing the house down from 3 to 6:00! The Blue Wing Saloon in Upper Lake will feature for Sunday Brunch, Jim Williams from 11 to 2:30. For their $25 Special Sunday Supper, The Majide Trio will be delighting the diners with their renditions of many a Classic tune from 6 to 8:00. For the Monday Blues, Without a Net will be laying down the 1,4,5 from 6:30 to 9:30. And for Tuesday Supper, Carolyn Hawley will be doing the musical entertaining from 6 to 8:00. Make reservations, you’ll thank me for it…
Not sure if this is still on, but there’s a Sunday Drum Circle at the Middletown Senior Center Park. Warm yourself from the cold night by getting into a percussive trance from 6 to 8:00.
Thursday at Twin Pine Casino in Middletown, DJ Optimiztic will provide the Karaoke Night Contest from 7 to 11:00. There will be prizes for best singers of $200, $100, $50 and $10 Free Play.
Saturday at The Barn in Clearlake Oaks, Grand Illusions Karaoke will make you a star starting at 8:00.On Sunday afternoon Grand Slam Karaoke will hand out the mic from 5 to 9:00 at the Riviera Hills Lounge. Repeat after me; “AHEM!… Mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi mi …”.
FYI, mark on your calendars – The Soper-Reese Theater will present Big Brother and The Holding Company on December 14 and The Funky Dozen Christmas Partyon December 20. Tix are still available, just sayin’…Also, Drinx will be presenting an Open Mic starting next Tuesday. Call for details.
Got all my freeze-dried camping food ready, two jugs of fresh water – one jug of gray water, plenty of fuel for my camp stove, thermal Long Johns and extra blankets all piled up in my dining room – I’m prepared and ready should it prove to be a cold day and night. This PSPS nonsense is getting very annoying! Assuming the power’s restored, if you go out to support our local bands at our local venues this weekend, have fun, but please be safe…