By Picker Woodroof

Picker's Roundup for Thursday 05/08/2014

Thursday, May 08, 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.

As unbelievable as it sounds, you are reading Issue No. 36 of Picker’s Roundup. What began as an invitation from the creative staff at last year to write about local live performance music has finally started to blossom into a useful and well-read weekly snapshot of the AV’s diverse and highly talented local music scene. Your support has been both humbling and inspirational. Thank you.

Roundup Spotlight: Love, Loss, and What I Wore. Produced and directed by Sharon Roberts, Love, Loss, and What I Wore is a dramedy written by Nora and Delia Ephron and is based on Ilene Beckerman’s bestselling book of the same name. Three shows are slated for this weekend. Friday and Saturday, May 9th and 10th at 7:30 PM. There will also be a special Mother’s Day Matinee performance with brunch on Sunday the 11th at 1 PM.

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss, and What I Wore has become a favorite for Mothers, Daughters, Friends, Lovers and Husbands! This intimate collection of stories, told by six women, twenty-eight characters, sharing about the relationship of life and the clothes they wore, combines hilarious lines and poignant stories that all women can relate to, and men will enjoy a peek into their closet. Some adult situations. Not recommended for children 13 and under.”

Love, Loss, and What I Wore stars Rose Storey, Margaret Wassner, Linda Hitsman, Mickie Merrick, Robin Foy, and Sharon Roberts. The play is sponsored by the Acton Agua Dulce Arts Council and the venue is located at 42248 Crown Valley Rd. in Acton. For tickets, call Sandy Madsen at (661) 269-2844.

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 for tickets or more information.

Picker’s Rock & Roll Pick of the Week: Midnite Crisis at Ranch Vista Golf Club Friday at 7 PM

Roundup Tip of the Week: Hug your mom. Tell her how much you love her and what she means to you.

Hey Picker, where are you playing this week? Thanks for asking. Saturday night the 10th I will be Kicking Rocks with the Highway 138 Band at the Rock Inn from 9 PM until 1 AM. Then on Sunday morning with the Worship Team group at the United Methodist Church in Lancaster for the early service at 9 AM.

Thursday 05/08/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante is proud to feature Megan Tibbits this evening from 5 PM. Ms. Tibbits was recently named “Female Singer/Songwriter of the Year” at the LA Music Awards and has performed at The House of Blues, the Whiskey a Go Go, and the Mint among others. If you haven’t already, I suggest that you get over there this weekend and see for yourself why Julianni’s is rapidly becoming one of the Valley’s premier dining and entertainment venues. Don’t forget to tell ‘em Picker sent you.

Thursday 05/08/2014: Vincent Hill Station has John Spear and Teri Vilani tonight in the lounge at 6 PM.

Friday 05/09/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante is tonight’s Blues Headquarters with Blues Night Out with Boys Night Out. Great food and Music under the stars at the Valley’s newest outdoor venue, the Patio Stage at Julianni’s from 7:30 until 11:00 PM.

Friday 05/09/2014: Midnite Crisis One Night Only! Live music on the patio at Rancho Vista Golf Course. Come and Rock the night away with one of AV’s top dance bands, Midnite Crisis, from 7:00 until 11:00 PM.

Friday 05/09/2014:The Palmdale Moose Lodge is proud to feature Live Music tonigh beginning at 7 PM. Call (661) 947-6207 for more information. 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 05/09/2014: Vincent Hill Station. The Overdrive band is tonight’s featured musical attraction. The party is out on the patio andbegins promptly at 8 PM.

Friday 05/09/2014: Your R&R headquarters on the Blvd tonight is BeX Bar & Grill beginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 05/10/2014: Vincent Hill Station would like you to know that Michael Gabriel will be performing in the lounge from 6 until 10 PM.


Saturday 05/10/2014: Butlers Coffee in Palmdale features an evening with Brad Colerick followed by SouLiance. The fun will be unleashed promptly at 7 PM.

Saturday 05/10/2014: Just Us will play for your listening and dining pleasure on the New Patio Stage at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante from 7:30 until 11:00 PM in the Lancaster Market Place.

Saturday 05/10/2014: The Cosmopolites. Get down withJP and T-Money one night only atBravery Brewing, tonight beginning at 7 PM Pacific Daylight Time.

Saturday 05/10/2014: BeX Bar & Grill would like to invite you over to the club for live music tonight beginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 05/10/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes You can’t always get what you want, but tonight you can get all of your Classic Rock favorites just the way you like ‘em, Loud & Proud. Kicking Rocks with the Highway 138 Band is exactly what you want to be doing tonight, 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 05/11/2014: HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

Sunday 05/11/2014: The Lancaster United Methodist Churchwill present a fine program of contemporary worship music during the early Sunday service, beginning at 9 AM. The worship team is led by assistant pastor Jason Woodell.

Sunday 05/11/2014: 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 05/11/2014: 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 05/11/2014: Vincent Hill Station’s Mother’s Day Celebrationwill feature a special off-menu brunch and the smooth Jazz beginning at 11 AM with the Tony Capko and Herbie Kae Jazz Group,This will be a very well attended event, so call (661) 272-4799 for reservations now.

Sunday 05/11/2014: Sunday afternoon All Star Jam at Vincent Hill Station beginning at 3 PM.

Sunday 05/04/2014:Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Market Place iproud to featureWalker Gibson for your listening and dining pleasure every Sunday from 5 until 9 PM.

Sunday 05/11/2014: The Sunday Pro Blues Jam with the 360 Horns in Downtown Newhall is 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 05/13/2014: The Gibson Duron Trading Co. LLC.has agreed to bring their patented musical magic act back to one of my favorite hotel lobbies at the Courtyard by Marriot in Palmdale. Top shelf spirits, comfy chairs, and the kind of atmosphere usually reserved for living rooms.  Come witness this Dynamic Duo dispatch death-defying high wire pentatonic prestidigitations as easily as they scale tall buildings with a single bound. The smell of victory will be in the air from 5:30 until 7:00 PM.

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