By Picker Woodroof

Picker's Roundup for Thursday 05/15/2014

Thursday, May 15, 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: Dinner Theater comes to the AV with Love, Loss, and What I Wore moving to the Grand Banquet Room at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante for three performances this weekend. 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.

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. Scheduled show times are as follows: Friday May 16 at 7 PM. Saturday and Sunday May 17 and 18 will be at 1 PM. Tickets are $21 and may be purchased online by clicking here.

Picker’s Rock & Roll Pick of the Week: The Neilstock X Music and Art Festival is finally here. Saturday May 10th from 10 AM until 9 PM at Antelope Valley Harley Davidson in Lancaster. Team Neilstock will be collecting Diapers and Baby Wipes for Grace Resource Center as well as Dog Blankets, Dog Food, and Dog Toys for the Coy Wolf Sanctuary.

Roundup Tip of the Week: Sunday 05/18/2014: We’d like to show our support the Brightside of Blue band who will be competing in theSanta Clarita Valley Battle of the Bands. This is a free event to attend and is open to all ages. The competition runs from Noon until 5 PM at the COC Canyon Country Campus, located at 17200 Sierra Highway, 91351. This is one of the best up and coming young bands in southern California. Stop by the Brightside of Blue Face Book Fan Page and wish them well.

Hey Picker, where are you playing this week? Thanks for asking. Friday night is with Highway 138 at Vincent Hill Station at 8:00 PM and Saturday is also with Highway 138 Band at the Neilstock Music and Art Festival from 2:15 until 2:45 at AV Harley Davidson.

Thursday 05/15/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante is proud to feature Lance Allynthis evening from 5 PM.

Friday 05/16/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante brings Dinner Theater to the Antelope Valley with Deja Productions “Love, Loss, and What I Wore”. Tonight at 7 PM in the Grand Banquet Room.

Friday 05/13/2014: Butler’s Coffee Open Mic Night tonight at 7 PM

Friday 05/16/2014: L’Insanity brings their own special brand of R&R magic to Brunswick Vista Lanes in Palmdale from 9 until 1.

Friday 05/16/2014: The Highway 138 Band is tonight’s featured musical attraction at Vincent Hill Station. The party is out on the patio andbegins promptly at 8 PM.

Friday 05/16/2014: Your R&R headquarters on the Blvd tonight is BeX Bar & Grillbeginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 05//17/2014: Vincent Hill Station would like you to know that Michael Gabriel will be performing in the lounge from 6 until 10 PM.

Saturday 05/17/2014: Wild Side will be playing at the VFW Palmdale Post 3552 beginning at 6 PM. Get there early enough for dinner, I'll bet Audrey has something great on the stove for you.

Saturday 05/17/2014: Live Music on the Patio at Rancho Vista Golf Course from 7:00 until 11:00 PM. I wish I had more information, but when I called, no one seemed to know much other than to say that yes, they thought there would be a band. Apparently only one person can be trusted with that kind of knowledge. Call (661) 272-9903.

Saturday 05/17/2014: Butlers Coffee in Palmdale features “Twice The Funk, Twice The Fun with two full sets of The Landia Band.The fun will be unleashed promptly at 7 PM.

Saturday 05/17/2014: Big Coyote Band will play for your listening anddining pleasure on the New Patio Stageat Julianni’s Italian Ristorante from 7:30 until 11:00 PM in the Lancaster Market Place.

Saturday 05/17/2014: BeX Bar & Grill would like to invite you over to the club for live music tonight beginning at 9 PM.

Saturday 05/17/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes You can’t always get what you want, but tonight you can get all of your Classic Rock & Roll favorites just the way you like ‘em with Controlled Chaos 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 05/18/2014: The Lancaster United Methodist Church will 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 05/18/2014: 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 Inn each week beginning at 10 AM.

Sunday 05/18/2014: 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 05/18/2014: Tony Capko and Herbie Kae Jazz Groupwill be playing the Brunch shift from 11 AM until 2 PM at Vincent Hill Station.

Sunday 05/18/2014: Sunday afternoonAll Star Jam at Vincent Hill Station beginning at 3 PM.

Sunday 05/18/2014: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 05/18/2014: 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 05/20/2014:TheGibson 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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