9 p.m. Saturday, February 4. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Toad the Wet Sprocket played at the Pageant last night -- and boy, what a treat. Toad's my Coldplay, a band I'm almost embarrassed to say I love. But my first time seeing the Santa Barbara quartet (which also featured a great pedal-steel player) was a real treat. The set started off shaky, w ... More >>
Although it's Tuesday, you wouldn't know it from tonight's hectic concert schedule. First, at Off Broadway, it's Josh Ritter -- although if you don't already have tickets, you might be out of luck. According to Off Broadway's Twitter, "a few [are] available at the door at 8PM. Otherwise--SOLD OUT." ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Jason and the Beast's debut EP, Birth of the Beast. He has this to say:Jason Braun fancies himself more of a poet than a rapper; he makes that much clear with the references found on his debut EP's opening track, "The Beast in the Bookhouse." B ... More >>
I braved insane paint fumes, the cold and impending vacation and trekked to the new Firebird to snap some photos of its new! and! improved! appearance! Proprietor Mike Cracchiolo and pals were still busy at work painting the place and gussying up the bar, but the venue should be all spiffed-up by th ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, February 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Earlier this month, a mysterious message appeared on the Bluebird's MySpace page: "Last Bluebird Show Ever" -- followed by a note that says, "Closed for Remodel." Because the town needs another club closed like it needs a hole in the head, I got in touch with proprietor Mike Cracchiolo to get t ... More >>