Posts tagged with the keyword: ‘Coffee Gallery Backstage’


Tall Men Backstage

Tall Men Backstage
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With two CDs titled 12 x 6 and 2 Tall, can you guess what the group’s name may be? Tall Men Group. We know of said group because we know the wondrously creative and industrious Kim Ohanneson, co-founder of the Poetry and Whisky Salon and sometime contributor to Hometown Pasadena. Her husband, Marty Axelrod, plays […]

Snowapple

Snowapple

As we listened to the instrumental introduction of “Businessmen” by SnowApple, our first impression was of Safaris’ “Wipe Out.” When the vocals began, we thought of 1940s and 50s club singers or chanson in Paris. Three voices in harmony with operatic notes and the music bold and sometimes discordant, the overall sound is folk-ish while […]

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

Distinguished Poets: First Up…

We first met Luivette Resto at the Allendale Branch Library’s inaugural Holiday Literary Fest in December 2012. We enjoyed an evening of listening to poignant, humorous, raucous, irreverent, and nostalgic poetry, followed by joining the crowd outside and watching the lighting of the towering holiday tree. Afterwards, Luivette was kind enough to listen to our […]

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

Music, Singing, Dancing—Harmony & Hooligans

The world—the beauty—of form, harmony, melody, and emotion may be found in numerous places this weekend. It will be difficult to pick, but here’s a rundown of some options…   Wednesday, Feb. 18th: The Threepenny Opera: (Official text) Before performance art and Cabaret, Brecht and Weill stretched the limits of theatre in a dark, daring, […]

Phoebe at Backstage

Phoebe at Backstage

We remember when she was hardly four feet tall, slinging the strap of an adult-size guitar over her head and taking the stage in the Sequoyah School courtyard. Phoebe Bridges began writing, singing, and strumming, and has never looked back…but always up. Phoebe has played at a myriad of local venues and last year her […]

Tall Men Group

Tall Men Group

Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree, Jimmy “Muffin” Yessian, and Marty Axelrod meet once a month to enjoy Jimmy’s cooking. Oh yeah, and to bring in new songs they’ve written…based on an agreed-upon theme of the month. The best of those songs will be performed by them, the Tall Men Group, Saturday, July 20th […]

Getcha Pancakes!

Getcha Pancakes!

This coming Saturday at Farnsworth Park in Altadena, the Fork Foundation is hosting a free breakfast with enough pancakes, they proclaim, to “feed the entire city and beyond.” In return for free pancakes, founders Philip Coombes (Teles Properties) and Ken Marshall (Coffee Gallery Backstage) are asking attendees to bring non-perishable food items, which will be […]

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Muriel Anderson is the only woman to win the Fingerstyle Championship Title. Muriel Anderson can play folk, classical, jazz, bluegrass, and international music with startling ease. The astronauts (it’s always “the astronauts,” you know?) took Muriel’s music into space. Woody Allen used a Muriel Anderson toon in Vicky Cristina Barcelona. Muriel, it goes without saying, is a […]

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

The Byrds and Beyond at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

John York played with The Byrds. And The Mamas and the Papas. And Dr. John. And a bunch of other great musicians. Because that’s what you do when you yourself are a great musician: you play with others like yourself. He’ll be playing the Coffee Gallery this Friday, along with Billy Darnell and Chad Watson, […]

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery Backstage

There probably is such a thing as too much Flamenco, but in the same way as there is probably such a thing as too many cute pictures of kittens. Improbable, but possible. Aristotle liked his Flamenco, too, don’tcha know. He would urge you attend this weekend’s performance by Mojácar Flamenco at the Coffee Gallery. Though the […]

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