By Picker Woodroof

Picker's Roundup for 04/10/2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Greetings fellow Antelope Valley live music lovers. Welcome to Picker’s Roundup, the one stop source for all your weekend entertainment planning needs. Although the focus is primarily on live performance music and the fine musicians that live and play in the Antelope Valley, we will occasionally head out of town to a particularly fun event. So get out and have some fun this week, and on behalf of local performers everywhere, we thank you for your support. There is quite a bit of ground to cover, so let’s get started. For more details, click any of the underlined links to open fan pages and websites.

Roundup Spotlight. The Tenth Annual NEILSTOCK Music and Art Fair will be held on May 17thand you have a chance to get a sneak preview for free this Saturday, April 12th at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson. The production team is holding a Shakedown to Neilstock X Day to, among other things, get the staging and preliminary sound checks necessary for a smoother day of event experience for all. There will be a mini swap meet offering music stuff and bike parts. Sound checks should start around Noon, and you’re welcome to drop by for a chance to catch a few tunes by some of your favorite local musicians. You just never know who may show up, but I promise you it will be fun for the whole family.

Speaking of Neilstock X, let me know if you need tickets. I still have access to tickets but they’re going quickly so don’t wait any longer. Message me at (661) 965-4763 or for tickets or more information.

Roundup Tip of the Week: The Face Book Events page is a great place to show your support for your local music scene. I always click the “JOIN” button when I get an invitation to an event and here’s why. 1. It’s a great way to remind yourself what’s happening that day. 2. It shows support for your local bands and musicians. The more people that are in “GOING” status, the more likely the casual fan will be motivated to get involved. People like being with other people. 3. It’s a great way to get your friends together for a well-planned night on the town. Remember to celebrate responsibly. If alcohol is going to be part of the plan, be sure to designate a sober driver to get everyone home safely.

Hey Picker, where are you playing this week? Thanks for asking. I will be performing at Vincent Hill Stationwith the Highway 138 Band on Friday the 11th at 8 PM and with my friend Mark Jojola and his great band The Boomers at Four Points Swapmeet on Sunday the 13th from 10:30 until 3:30.

Thursday 04/10/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristoranteis happy to feature Ira Gonzalesthis evening from 5 PM

Thursday 04/10/2014: Vincent Hill StationhasTeri Vilani and John Spear tonight in the lounge at 6 PM.

Friday 04/11/2014: Walker Gibson will play for your dining and listening pleasure from 5 PM at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Market Place.

Friday 04/11/2014:The Palmdale Moose Lodge is proud to feature Wild Side Party & Dance tonight beginning at 7 PM. Call (661) 947-6207 for more information. Here’s the deal; Palmdale Moose Lodge is a private club for members only, but they are always looking to sign new members. The children’s charity “Moose Heart” does tremendous and worthwhile work. Let the door person know you are thinking of joining, and could you get a member to sponsor your visit. The fun starts at 7:00 PM for your dancing and partying pleasure. Get there in time for supper, served from 5:00 until 7:00 (or until sold out) and stay for drinks and dancing! Great Prices, Great Times!

Friday 04/11/2014: Vincent Hill Station. Fresh off the wildly successful Cosmic Concert Show last week,the Highway 138 Band brings you their own brand of high energy Classic Rock favorites of the Sixties and early Seventies. Make your plans now to meet the group everybody is talking about, the Highway 138 Band.The party is out back on the patio andstarts promptly at 8 PM.

Friday 04/11/2014: Cervantes Band is in the house for one night only, tonight at BeX Bar & Grillbeginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 04/12/2014: Walker Gibson will play for your listening anddining pleasure from 5 PM at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster quite pleased to play his guitar and Market Place.

Saturday 04/12/2014: Tone In Georgia at Bravery Brewing. Be sure to stop by and welcome Tone In Georgia back from their successful road trip to SXSW. The fun starts at 6:30 at Bravery Brewing in Lancaster.

Saturday 04/12/2014: Butler’s Coffeein Palmdale presents an evening with Doug Adamzand Vincent Cross. The show will start promptly at 7 PM.

Saturday 04/12/2014:The Mo’Foes at The Trap. ONE NIGHT ONLY! Showtime is 10 PM. Alt Rock comes to East Lancaster at The Trap Bar, 2822 E Ave IBe sure to visit and Like the Mo’Foes Fan Page here.

Saturday 04/12/2014: BeX Bar & Grillwould like to invite you over to club for an evening of Live Radio, great R&R dance music tonight beginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 04/12/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes Proudly presents the Joe Ferraro Band from 9 PM until 1 AM. Come early, have a nice meal and listen to some great tunes. The chow is always tasty, so get there early and have a great supper!

Sunday 04/13/2014: The Lancaster United Methodist Churchwill present a fine program of contemporary worship music during Sunday services beginning at 9 AM. The worship team is led by assistant pastor Jason Woodell.

Sunday 04/13/14: The Unity Band, featuring Walker and Lindsay Gibson, Danny Leoni sharing The Word with songs of praise during Sunday services at Unity Church of Antelope Valleyat the Hilton Garden Inneach week beginning at 10 AM.

Sunday 04/13/2014: Four Points Swapmeet in Palmdale has The Boomers  from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Call the Swap Meet at (661) 273-0456 for weekly.

Sunday 04/13/2014: Sunday afternoon All Star Jam at Vincent Hill Station beginning at 3 PM.

Sunday 04/13/2014:Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Market Placeisproud to featureWalker Gibsonfor your listening and dining pleasure every Sunday from 5 until 9 PM.

Sunday 04/13/2014: The Sunday Pro Blues Jam Session celebrates its 2nd anniversary this Sunday. You won't want to miss this one, it will be epic, I guarantee. The jam is conveniently located in Old Town Newhall on Railroad and Eighth, right across the street from the Metro station at The Vu Bar and Lounge. You can even ride the train down and back, how cool is that? The finest musicians in SoCal gather each week starting at 4 PM to play the finest Blues, R&B, and a touch of Funk at the Pro Blues Jam featuring the 360 Horns. When was the last time you heard a killer horn section? I’m guessing it’s been way too long. The $5 cover buys your first drink. You’ll like the way it makes you feel, I guarantee it.

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