Music | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 Jan 2019 22:58:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://i1.wp.com/www.pasadenaweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/cropped-jgpw-512-px-copy.png?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 Music | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com 32 32 136211528 Tommy Castro & the Painkillers celebrate new album at The Rose https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/tommy-castro-the-painkillers-celebrate-new-album-at-the-rose/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/tommy-castro-the-painkillers-celebrate-new-album-at-the-rose/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:31 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109011 Singer-song-writer and guitarist Tommy Castro and his band the Painkillers, playing Sunday at the Rose in Pasadena,  produce a sound inspired by the music Castro absorbed on the rough-and-tumble side of San Jose during the late 1960s and early 1970s. The scene was a melting pot of street-tough Mexican-Americans and counter-cultural inhabitants who came together […]

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Shaw Davis & the Black Ties light up Arcadia Blues Club https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/shawn-davis-the-black-ties-light-up-arcadia-blues-club/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/shawn-davis-the-black-ties-light-up-arcadia-blues-club/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:28 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109008 Guitarist Shaw Davis and his band the Black Ties lay down some hefty doses of psychedelic blues and roots rock at Arcadia Blues Club Friday and Saturday. The 23-year-old Davis has become well known for his raw, emotional style. The band has won enthusiastic fans around the nation just two years since its inception in […]

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TRAX 01.17.19 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/trax-01-17-19/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/trax-01-17-19/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:17 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=109013 THE FLESH EATERS, I Used to Be Pretty (Yep Roc): *** Chris D, Dave Alvin, Bill Bateman, John Doe, D.J. Bonebrake and Steve Berlin — all members of the Blasters, Divine Horsemen, Los Lobos and/or X — reteam for some grizzled yet inspired delirium in the buzzy side project that arose from Hollywood’s punk sanctuary […]

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Badass blues and more from Juno-winning songwriter/guitarist Ray Bonneville at Wine & Song Wednesday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/badass-blues-and-more-from-juno-winning-songwriter-guitarist-ray-bonneville-at-wine-song-wednesday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/17/badass-blues-and-more-from-juno-winning-songwriter-guitarist-ray-bonneville-at-wine-song-wednesday/#respond Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:00:10 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108992 It’s always enlightening to witness a musician who not only has something to say, but who also does so within the contours of a sound that is immediately, recognizably their own. Such is the case with Ray Bonneville, whose alchemical grooves are as intriguing as his poetically flinty lyrics. Songwriters, virtually by definition, have stories […]

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Live Music 01.10.19 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/live-music-01-10-19/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/live-music-01-10-19/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108895 Thursday Jan. 10 through Wednesday Jan. 16 Please note: Deadline for Calendar submissions is noon.  Wednesday of the week before the issue publishes. PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 314-2077 facebook.com/1881bar Fridays—Live jazz Saturdays—Gypsie jazz Wednesdays—Reggae The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena […]

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songwriter and cinematographer Christopher Lockett celebrates new album at Matt Denny’s Tuesday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/songwriter-and-cinematographer-christopher-lockett-celebrates-new-album-at-matt-dennys-tuesday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/10/songwriter-and-cinematographer-christopher-lockett-celebrates-new-album-at-matt-dennys-tuesday/#respond Thu, 10 Jan 2019 14:00:37 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108891 Christopher Lockett can often be found schlepping weighty camera gear through remote locations for cable shows or documentaries such as 2012’s “The Typewriter” and last year’s Cambodian landmine-removal chronicle “Until They’re Gone” (both of which he directed). He’s currently working on the second season of “Celebrity Big Brother,” which is substantially less exotic than tramping […]

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The Beatunes pay tribute to iconic Brits at Coffee Gallery Backstage https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/the-beatunes-pay-tribute-to-iconic-brits-at-coffee-gallery-backstage/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/the-beatunes-pay-tribute-to-iconic-brits-at-coffee-gallery-backstage/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:53 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108753 The Beatunes re-visit the Fab Four with music from the band’s earliest days all the way to the final recordings at Coffee Galley Backstage in Altadena Saturday. The act’s goal is to honor and play The Beatles’ tunes as accurately as possible. Given the Beatunes repeat performances at this venue, the band has succeeded in […]

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Trax 01.03.19 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/trax-01-03-19/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/trax-01-03-19/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108748 Kacey Musgraves, Golden Hour  — Brimming with pop hooks and keen observations, the country artist’s luminous “Golden Hour” was hard to beat for sheer melodic buoyancy and lyrical uplift, with reverb-polished gems like “Slow Burn,” “Butterflies” and “Oh, What a World” exerting a magnetic pull. The last of our freedoms is to choose our response […]

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Live Music 01.03.19 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/live-music-01-03-19/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/live-music-01-03-19/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:26 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108765 Thursday Jan. 03 through Wednesday Jan. 09 Please note: Deadline for Calendar submissions is noon.  Wednesday of the week before the issue publishes. PASADENA, SOUTH PASADENA & ALTADENA 1881 Bar 1881 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena (626) 314-2077 facebook.com/1881bar Fridays—Live jazz Saturdays—Gypsie jazz Wednesdays—Reggae The Blue Guitar Arroyo Seco Golf Course 1055 Lohman Lane, South Pasadena […]

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Ricky Z blazes at Arcadia Blues Club https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/ricky-z-blazes-at-arcadia-blues-club/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2019/01/03/ricky-z-blazes-at-arcadia-blues-club/#respond Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:00:03 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=108774 LA-area singer-songwriter and blues guitarist Ricky Z, who has accumulated a lengthy record of stellar performances over the years, plays Friday night at Arcadia Blues Club. Z plays traditional and contemporary blues with flair, taking influences from artists including Freddie King, John Lee Hooker, Eric Clapton and Rory Gallagher. His rich career has included not […]

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