LCL365 – Saturday October 1st Pre-LCL Show!

Barb Rocks and Left Coast Live are proud to present our LCL365 show this Saturday October 1st at The X Bar at Homestead Lanes in Cupertino. This show is all-ages with full bar for 21+ and features performances by Drop Dead Sixty, buy Eyes Like Mine, and Curious Quail for only $5!

We encourage all of you to support local shows and check out all the fresh sounds of the Bay Area music scene.

Upcoming Left Coast Live 365 Shows

Big Sandy and Hurricane Roses – June 25th, rx 2011

Latin Invasion Tour – June 24th, 2011

Big Sandy

Latin Music Invasion Tour 2011

LCL365 – Almost Honest and Distant Dice

LCL-AM-BADGEAlmost Honest and Distant Dice launch 2011 Left Coast Live music season with concert and the premier of LCL365 cable program

Left Coast Live announces the start of its 2011 music season with a live music series and companion cable program, site to be held monthly (Thursdays) at the Theatre on San Pedro Square.

The opening concert for Left Coast Live 365 will feature native bands Almost Honest and Distant Dice on Thursday, June 16. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets or at the door. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.; doors open at 7:15 p.m.

Almost Honest

Headliner Almost Honest is a local band made good. The pop / rock duo of Drew Oropeza and Justin Florence recently finished recording their debut album of the same name in Los Angeles. Produced by James Saez, who’s worked with artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Prince, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, REM, Tom Petty, Green Day and more, it promises to launch the two into the biggest phase of their career. Almost Honest will be giving a sneak peak of the album on the 16th.

Distant Dice

Opener Distant Dice is also a local favorite, the five–piece band has long been winning fans for their unique fusion of jazz and rock accompanied by the sultry vocals of lead singer Jackie Gage. Jackie is backed by Joey Trobly on keys, Mark Arroyo on guitar, Jose Martinez on bass and Peter Do on drums.

When: Thursday, June 16, 2011 @ 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.)
Where: Theatre on San Pedro Square, Downtown San Jose
Tickets: $10 online / $12 at the door. Tickest for sales online at Brown Paper Tickets. Click here.

Left Coast Live Cable Cable Program

As part of the LCL365 series, CreaTV San Jose and Executive Producer Tawnya Lancaster are co-producing a 30–minute cable show that will air on the new CreaTV Silicon Valley Channel 30 (Comcast Cable). Lancaster will interview bands and a three–camera crew will film their performance.

“We’re editing the show to be edgy and fun — it’s a little bit of ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ with ‘MTV Unplugged,’ thrown in — for the Bay Area,” said Lancaster. “We definitely want audience involvement in the show, so anyone who wants to be on a music program should come out on the 16th.”

The Jazz Mechanics @ City Lights Theater (produced by San Jose Jazz)

Once a month, the San Jose Jazz Showcase introduces you to a jazz musician or band from the local scene, in the underground, intimate setting of the City Lights Theater, located in SoFa, the artsy district of San Jose. For only $15, discover the bands who make the South Bay’s jazz scene more vibrant than ever.

This month the Jazz Showcase features:

The Jazz Mechanics

When: Sunday, 13 June 2010, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Where: City Lights Theater, 529 S. 2nd St., San Jose (map)

Tickets: $15 ($13 for San Jose Jazz members) online (click here),
or at City Lights box office


Based in downtown San Jose, The Jazz Mechanics have emerged from their machine shop, crafting a new modern voice in Jazz. This hopped up trio expands the genre of improvisational music, performing largely original compositions that draw on a variety of influences including bebop jazz, R&B grooves and Balkan melodies. Laying down the foundation for the band’s hard hitting force and reinventing the role of acoustic bass, is bass player and composer Endika. On keys is Brian Ho, who is also the leader of the funky Brian Ho Quartet. Back on the traps, and down in the grease pit, drummer Michael Brilliot brings a rhythmic toolbox to the band that is grounded in diversity of styles, from jazz and New Orleans based funk and rhythm and blues to roots rock and country. Together these three Jazz Mechanics are a finely tuned jazz machine that infuse rock and roll energy into their performances and draw the audience in for a rich and dynamic experience.

This show is sponsored and paid for by San Jose Jazz!

Hedley Club Jazz Jam @ Hotel De Anza

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When: Wednesday, clinic June 23rd

Where: Hedley Club  (Hotel De Anza)

Time: 7:30 – 10:30pm

John Worley and Oscar Pangilinan bring the jazz jam back to the Hedley Club! Trumpeter John Worley has been a mainstay in the Bay Area for over twenty years and is a first call for many touring musicians. As a band leader, click John has made a name for himself with groups like WorlView 4.0 and Bari Bari (featuring 3 baritone saxes). Twenty six year old Oscar Pangilinan has been playing jazz for most of his adult life in everything from duos to big bands. Recently he performed with the Brian Ho Quartet featuring Calvin Keys as part of the San Jose Jazz Showchase. Oscar is also no stranger to community building, and has ties all the way back jazz jam founders Hristo Vitchev and Nick Fannon.

Also joining John and Oscar will be bassist Ken Okada, drummer Kevin Higuchi, and a special guest!

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