By Picker Woodroof

Picker's Roundup for Friday 04/18/2014

Friday, April 18, 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. Happy Easter Weekend Everyone!

Gone but not forgotten. The AV Live Music Community lost one of its own this week when Skip Bickston was called home. As a highly skilled guitarist and vocalist, Skip was a fixture on the local scene here in the AV for many years and was known as “The Human Jukebox”. The Thursday Night Jam became an impromptu memorial service last night as many of Skip’s friends came together to celebrate his life and share the pain of losing a loved one. A memorial page has been created at Remembering Skip Bickston.

Make your Neilstock X Plans Now,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 pickerwoodroof@gmail.comfor 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 with The Highway 138 Band at the Palmdale Moose Lodge and at a private party in Lake Los Angeles with The Boomers on Saturday. I do have a very limited number of guest passes for Lake LA, PM me if you’re interested.

Friday 04/18/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristoranteis pleased to announce the Grand Opening of their Outdoor Live Music and Dining Patio. Walker Gibson and Robi Duron get the ball rolling tonight at 7:30.

Friday 04/18/2014:The Palmdale Moose Lodge is proud to feature The Highway 138 Band 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 04/18/2014: Butler’s Coffee Open Mic Night begins at 7 PM.

Friday 04/18/2014: Vincent Hill Station. The Wait is over. The Other Otherz Record Release Party is finally here.The party is out back on the patio andstarts promptly at 8 PM.

Friday 04/18/2014: Perfect Stranger is in the house for one night only, tonight at BeX Bar & Grillbeginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 04/19/2014: Boys Night Out is on the Patio tonight for dining and dancing under the stars from 7:30 tonight at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Market Place.

Saturday 04/19/2014:Butler’s Coffee in Palmdale presents an evening with Tracy Newman plus special guests Elayna and Dave. The show will begin promptly at 7 PM.

Saturday 04/19/2014: BeX Bar & Grill would like to invite you over to club for an evening with Groove Line, great R&R dance music tonight beginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 04/19/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes Proudly presents the Robert Heft 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 04/20/2014: ---- HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE ----

Sunday 04/20/2014: In honor of the Easter Holiday, The Sunday Pro Blues Jam in Old Town Newhall will be dark this evening. Join us next Sunday the 27th when the Blues come back to town.

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