Music | Pasadena Weekly https://www.pasadenaweekly.com Greater Pasadena's Free News and Entertainment Weekly Fri, 18 May 2018 19:45:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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 Pretty Polly (aka Jessie Payo and Leeann Skoda) celebrate new album ‘Smoking Gun’ at York Manor Friday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/pretty-polly-aka-jessie-payo-and-leeann-skoda-celebrate-new-album-smoking-gun-at-york-manor-friday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/pretty-polly-aka-jessie-payo-and-leeann-skoda-celebrate-new-album-smoking-gun-at-york-manor-friday/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:10:00 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103559 There’s nothing like a good old-fashioned murder ballad to inspire sweet harmony. Arizona native Leeann Skoda was singing with Westside bluegrassers the Get Down Boys at a college show in Pomona about three years ago when she caught a set by fellow LA singer-songwriter Jessie Payo. Bonding over mutual love of old folk and country, […]

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TRAX – 05.17.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/trax-05-17-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/trax-05-17-18/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103561 LEON BRIDGES, Good Thing (Columbia): ***½ The limber crooner stays focused on matters of the heart, but where his splendid 2015 debut “Coming Home” vocally evoked Sam Cooke and ’60s Motown in arrangement, this smooth follow-up recalls early ’70s soul ensembles like the Stylistics, with seductive grooves (“Shy”) and jazz lines rippling through standout tracks […]

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The Gene Taylor Band rocks the keys at Arcadia Blues Club https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/the-gene-taylor-band-rocks-the-keys-at-arcadia-blues-club/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/the-gene-taylor-band-rocks-the-keys-at-arcadia-blues-club/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103573 LA native Gene Taylor, who along with his band will be playing at Arcadia Blues Club Saturday, has gained a well-deserved reputation over the past 40-odd years as one of the best piano players in the blues business. His influences came early, as a family of blues musicians moved in next door to him when […]

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Live Music – 05.17.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/live-music-05-17-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/live-music-05-17-18/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103568 Thursday May. 17 through Wednesday May 23 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 […]

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Babylon Rockers deliver the Gospel of Reggae at Kings Row https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/babylon-rockers-deliver-the-gospel-of-reggae-at-kings-row/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/17/babylon-rockers-deliver-the-gospel-of-reggae-at-kings-row/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103575 Reggae fans are in for a real treat Saturday night when Babylon Rockers take the stage at Kings Row Gastropub. The band draws on diverse sounds ranging from the Caribbean and the Pacific Islands to California. The roots reggae act also takes influences from stars including Bob Marley, Third World, Peter Tosh, Steel Pulse and […]

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins perform at The Rose https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/stephen-stills-and-judy-collins-perform-at-the-rose/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/stephen-stills-and-judy-collins-perform-at-the-rose/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:51 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103479 Judy Collins and Stephen Stills, who will be playing together at The Rose in Pasadena Wednesday night, met some 50 years ago. Stills, formerly with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills and Nash, and Collins, known for her cerebral songs that touch on life and love, launched a tumultuous love affair when they were young. That […]

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Live Music – 05.10.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/103465/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/103465/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:43 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103465 Thursday May 10 through Wednesday May 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 […]

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Trax – 05.10.18 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/trax-05-10-18/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/trax-05-10-18/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103446 BRENT COBB, Providence Canyon (Low Country): **** The Georgia-raised songwriter’s Grammy-nominated “Shine On Rainy Day” was one of 2016’s most impressive releases, and this follow-up — likewise recorded with cousin and Grammy-winning Chris Stapleton/Jason Isbell producer Dave Cobb — ingratiates with a similarly melodic ’70s vibe while exploring the Southern country-funk-rock nexus. Cobb’s a smart […]

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Philly troubadour Chris Kasper pulls into Wine & Song Wednesday https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/philly-troubadour-chris-kasper-pulls-into-wine-song-wednesday/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/philly-troubadour-chris-kasper-pulls-into-wine-song-wednesday/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:32 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103429 C hris Kasper certainly looks the part of a troubadour, with a flower-adorned Homburg pressed over his chestnut locks and bearded visage, and an acoustic guitar slung over his shoulder. The songs on his most recent album, the wryly titled “O, the Fool,” reflect a classic troubadour’s restlessness too: perpetual cross-country searching despite inward doubts, […]

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Devyn Rush hosts intimate show at Edwin Mills https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/devyn-rush-hosts-intimate-show-at-edwin-mills/ https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/2018/05/10/devyn-rush-hosts-intimate-show-at-edwin-mills/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:18 +0000 https://www.pasadenaweekly.com/?p=103481 Jazz vocalist Devyn Rush, singing Friday at Edwin Mills by Equator in Old Pasadena, performed on “American Idol” season 10 in 2011. While Rush didn’t make the finals, the exposure became a launching pad from which to promote her career and help others. Her voice is a beautiful mix of raw, gritty soul and theatrical […]

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