By Picker Woodroof

Picker's Roundup for Thursday May 1,2014

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Picker's Roundup 05/01/2014

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. Join us Sunday May 4th, when we pay our respects to one of Antelope Valley’s most gifted and beloved performers, at The Skip Bickston Memorial Celebration of Life and Jam Session.This is also going to be a benefit fund raiser, so bring your wallet. A brilliant and much loved member of the AV music scene, Skip Bickston was a good friend and mentor to so many of the fine players you see featured in this column every week. Rest well good sir, you will be sorely missed. There will be a silent auction beginning at noon. For complete details of both the memorial and the musical instruments that will be auctioned, including some of Skip’s own guitars, please visit the Event Page here. Come and pay your respects at the AV Road House at Casa Roma from Noon until Five PM. Thank you.

Neilstock X is coming up on May 17th; 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.

Picker’s Rock & Roll Pick of the Week: The Cosmic Concert Series at Brunswick Vista Lanes in Palmdale featuring the Highway 138 Band with special guestsSoul’d Out. And not just because it’s our gig, it really is going to be that good. Be there.

Roundup Tip of the Week: The Santa Clarita Blues Festivalis this Saturday, May 3rd, beginning at Noon. The festival will be held at the Heritage Junction Train Station – Hart Park, and will feature the fabulous Toni Dodd as your Mistress of Ceremonies. A great day in the park Art, Food Trucks, Raffles, Silent Auctions, dancing and Eight of the finest Blues bands in Southern California. See the Event Page for complete details. Blues lovers will not want to miss this one.

Hey Picker, where are you playing this week? Thanks for asking, I have only one public show this week, but it’s a doozy. Saturday the 3rd is the latest installment of the ever popular Cosmic Concert Series with the Highway 138 Band at the Brunswick Vista Lanes in Palmdale. This month’s special guest is Soul’d Out. You won’t want to miss what is rapidly becoming the most popular monthly musical in the AV. The fun starts at around 9:30 and goes until closing.

Thursday 05/01/2014: New Venue Alert !!! The Cosmopolites at Sol Plaza behind the Target Center in Lancaster (near the Goodwill store) from 5 until 7:30. Great music, food, clothes, airsoft guns, posters, hats, BBQ, you name it and they've got it. Come on out and support this new venue. Live Music is the Best Music!

Live Music is the Best Music.Thursday 05/01/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristoranteis happy to feature Lance Allynthis evening from 5 PM

Thursday 05/01/2014: Vincent Hill StationhasJohn Spear and Joe Grover tonight in the lounge at 6 PM.

Friday 05/02/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante Welcomes The Cosmopolitesto the Valley’s newest outdoor attraction, the BRAND NEW PATIO STAGEfrom 7:30 until 11:00 PM.

Friday 05/02/2014:The Palmdale Moose Lodgeis proud to feature Live Music beginning at 7 PM. Call (661) 947-6207 for more information. Here’s the deal;Palmdale Moose Lodge is a private club but they are now allowing the bands to invite guests, so just tell the door person you’re with the band and have a member sign you in. The Moose Lodge is always looking to 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 05/02/2014: First Friday Jam at the American Legion Post 311 in Lancaster. Bring your guitars; drummers bring your own sticks. The jam starts at 7 PM.

Friday 05/02/2014: Vincent Hill Station. In the house tonight and playing your country favorites for One Night Only, Debra Lee and Trigger Happy. The party is out on the patio andbegins promptly at 8 PM.

Friday 05/02/2014: L’Insanity at BeX is your R&R Headquarters tonight. BeX Bar & Grillbeginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 05/03/2014: Vincent Hill Stationwould like you to know that Michael Gabrielwill be performing in the lounge from 6 until 10 PM.

Saturday 05/03/2014: Party and Dance Tonight with Wild Side. Looks like live music is back on at Rancho Vista Golf Course, well, this week anyway, Hope they do well, we need as many live music venues as we can get here in the AV. Wild Side will play from 7 until 10 PM.

Saturday 05/03/2014: Butlers Coffee in Palmdalefeatures an evening with The Sweet Potatoesand followed by singer/songwriterChuck Roberts. The fun is promptly unleashed tonight at 7 PM.

Saturday 05/03/2014: Blues Night Out with Boys Night Out. BNO will play for your listening anddining pleasure on the BRAND NEW PATIO STAGEat Julianni’s Italian Ristorante from 7:30 until 11:00 PM in the Lancaster quite pleased to play his guitar and Market Place.

Saturday 05/03/2014: For our friends living in Bear Valley Springs in Tehachapi, Lions Named Leo will be appearing one night only at the beautifulOak Branch Saloon. Show time is8 PM.

Saturday 05/03/2014: The wait is over, the May installment of the insanely popular Cosmic Concert Series with the Highway 138 Band at the Brunswick Vista Lanes in Palmdale is finally here.This month’s special guest is Soul’d Out. You won’t want to miss what is rapidly becoming the most popular monthly musical in the AV. The fun starts at around 9:30 and goes until closing time. The $5 cover can be applied to your lane charges should you decide to bowl.

Saturday 05/03/2014: BeX Bar & Grillwould like to invite you over to the club for a Cinco de Mayo Party with Seventh Switch, great R&R dance music tonight beginning at 9 PM. A VIP Listwill be available, just inbox Seventh Switch Here with the number in your party.

Saturday 05/03/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes Proudly presents great R&R just the way you like it with Voodoo Katz 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 05/04/2014: 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 05/04/2014: 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 05/04/2014: Four Points Swapmeet in Palmdale has Live Music on two stages from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Call the Swap Meet at (661) 273-0456 for weekly.

Sunday 05/04/2014: The Skip Bickston Memorial Celebration of Life and Jam Session.This is also going to be a benefit fund raiser. A brilliant and much loved member of the AV music scene, Skip Bickston was a good friend and mentor to so many of the fine players you see featured in this column every week. Rest well good sir, you will be sorely missed. There will be a silent auction beginning at noon. For complete details of both the memorial and the musical instruments, including some of Skip’s own guitars, please visit the Event Page here. Come and pay your respects at the AV Road House at Casa Roma from Noon until Five PM. Thank you.

Sunday 05/04/2014: Sunday afternoonAll Star Jam atVincent Hill Stationbeginning at 3 PM.

Sunday 05/04/2014: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 05/04/2014: The Sunday Pro Blues Jam with the 360 Horns in Downtown Newhallis well worth the short drive down the slope. And it’s 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 Best Jam Session for the past 24 Years. When was the last time you danced to pro 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.

Tuesday 05/06/2014: Walker Gibson and Roby Duron bring their patented musical magic act to The Historic Rock Inn at Lake Hughes. Top shelf food, spirits, atmosphere, and, of course, the amazing Roby & Walker. 7 until 9 PM.

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