By Picker Woodroof
Picker's Roundup for Thursday 05/29/2014
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 links to open fan pages and websites.
Roundup Spotlight: Thursday 05/29/2014: Epitome Press presents Chains of Prophecy Costume Ball and Charity Fundraiser. As I’m sure you know by now, Daisy’s Costume’s on the Blvd suffered a tragic fire recently. 50% of the proceeds of tonight’s event will go towards helping April to get her new location up and running again as quickly as possible. The event will feature live music from some of your favorite local bands like Mayde In Ireland and the Highway 138 Band. There will be Belly Dancing, a costume contest, as well as nibbles, noshes, and sweet treats.
Items included in the benefit auction include a professional photo shoot, a custom fantasy portrait; a hand crafted beaded Masquerade Mask, handmade Belly Dance jewelry and more. The event starts at 7:00 on the third floor of the Blvd Cinemas Building in Lancaster. Tickets are available at the door and are only $15.
Picker’s Rock & Roll Pick of the Week: Saturday 05/31/2014: Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for all month. The Cosmic Concert Series continues tonight with Lions Named Leo and the Highway 138 Band at the world famous Brunswick Vista Bowl in Palmdale. Two Great Bands for the Price of One! Tehachapi based Alt Rock Punk & Funk band Lions Named Leo will team up with AV’s own Classic Rock specialists Highway 138 Band for an outrageous evening of ball-dropping, pin-pounding, snack-bar eating fun and games beginning around 9:00. What would you expect to pay for a show like this, $20, $35? This show is the Bargain of the Week at Only $5, and you can even apply the cover towards your bowling tab!
Roundup Tip of the Week: Turn the TV Off! Get out of the house and go listen to some live music.
Hey Picker, where are you playing this week? Thanks for asking. Three dates with the Highway 138 Band, Thursday is the Chains of Prophecy Fundraiser, Friday is on the Patio at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante, and Saturday is the Cosmic Concert Series. We’d like to see you at all three events, but we’ll settle for two. Thank you for your support.
Thursday 05/29/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante has the very talented Matt Commerce on the inside stage during tonight’s dinner service.
Thursday 05/29/2014: Chains of Prophecy Costume Ball Fundraiser to Benefit Daisy’s Costumes, featuring Mayde In Ireland and The Highway 138 Band. The fun starts at 7:00 on the third floor of the Blvd Cinemas Building in Lancaster.
Friday 05/30/2014: Walker Gibson does his acoustic dining thang in the dinner room at Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Marketplace beginning at 5:00 PM.
Friday 05/30/2014: Julianni’s Italian Ristorante is where it’s at tonight with AV’s sensational Classic Rock specialists, the Highway 138 Band.The Party is on the Patio beginning at 7:30. Don’t forget your shades!
Friday 05/30/2014: Your R&R headquarters on the Blvd tonight is BeX Bar & Grill beginning at 9 PM
Saturday 05/31/2014: GraceFest SCV 2014, Santa Clarita’s premier music and message festival. This is a Kids Charities of the SCV event. The festival will be held in Central Park and begins at 1:00. This years featured musical acts include Jim Gustin and Truth Jones, Building 429, Manafest, Matter, Imagine Tomorrow, Andy Gregory, and John Stratton. Tickets will be available at the door.
Saturday 05/31/2014: The best dang R&R party in town begins at 9:00 PM at the Blvd Club at BeX.
Saturday 05/31/2014:Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for all month. The Cosmic Concert Series continues tonight with Lions Named Leo and the Highway 138 Band at the world famous Brunswick Vista Bowl in Palmdale. Two Great Bands for the Price of One! Tehachapi based Alt Rock Punk & Funk band Lions Named Leo will team up with AV’s own Classic Rock specialists Highway 138 Band for an outrageous evening of ball-dropping, pin-pounding, snack-bar eating fun and games beginning around 9:00. What would you expect to pay for a show like this, $20, $35? This show is The Bargain of the Week at Only $5, and you can even apply the cover towards your bowling tab!
Saturday 05/31/2014: The Rock Inn Lake Hughes You can’t always get what you want, but tonight you can get all of your Blues favorites, just the way you like ‘em with the Robert Heft Blues 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 06/01/2014: 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 06/01/2014: 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 06/01/2014: The Four Points Swapmeet in Palmdale.Live Music on two stages from 10:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Call the Swap Meet at (661) 273-0456 for weekly.
Sunday 06/01/2014: Sunday afternoonAll Star Jam at Vincent Hill Station beginning at 3 PM.
Sunday 06/01/2014:Julianni’s Italian Ristorante in the Lancaster Market Place is proud to feature Walker Gibson for your listening and dining pleasure every Sunday from 5 until 9 PM.
Sunday 06/01/2014: 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.