As we get closer to year’s end, lucky Southern California residents have two fabulous holiday events to attend this weekend – on Saturday, 12/14 A Very Vintage Xmas variety show and marketplace at the mid-century Mayflower Club in North Hollywood and on Sunday 12/15, Jonny Whiteside’s rockin’ Messaround at the Viva Cantina across from the Pickwick Bowl in Burbank
Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013: 6 PM A Very Vintage Xmas featuring The Martini Kings, Burlesque, Comedy, a Vintage Marketplace and More!
11110 Victory Blvd.,
North Hollywood, California 91606
Doors Open for Vintage Vending at 6:00 pm – LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPING!
Show Starts at 8:00 pm-Midnight
Tickets available here – or at the door if there are any left!
FREE PARKING in the Mayfair lot
Fans of swanky lounge music (a la Rat Pack era), cocktails, dancing, modernism, exotica and tiki, lowbrow comedy and magic, burlesque, vintage fashion, accessories collectibles and art – join us for a night of retro madness at one of the valley’s oldest private clubs!
Join The Martini Kings for a very special night of vintage variety acts. Hilarious Comedy, Amazing Magic, Titillating Burlesque, Dancing, DJ Lee Joseph, Delicious Cocktails and Tasty Snacks, Vintage Vendors, and of course – the intoxicating sounds of L.A.’s leaders in lounge – The Martini Kings featuring our 8 piece big band including our vocalists, the fabulous Sonny Moon and fantastic Miss Kate Campbell…..with this year’s special guests Emmett Hadley’s Olde-Tyme Christmas Band! And a special visit from the Big Man himself….Santa!
Sun., Dec. 15, 2013, 6 PM: Jonny Whiteside’s Messaround
900 West Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
All ages; FREE SHOW!
FREE PARKING across the street at Pickwick Bowl (same owners).www.vivacantina.com
with Golden Sombrero, The Mau Maus, The Billybones, South Bay Surfers, Dick & Jane Family Orchestra
It’s an All Ages Free Admission Yuletide Frolic of Deep Mayhem, High Merrymaking and All-Around Untamed Unparalleled Musical Ka-Pow!
Messaround shotcaller Jonny Whiteside rallies five of the finest, freakiest bands in all of Los Angeles for this flat-git-it, once in a lifetime shimmy-shakin’ shindig. The participation by epic, epochal 1977-era Los Angeles punk rock pioneers The Mau Maus and the Billybones is an event of such rollicking tribal significance that there is not hyperbole enough to adequately capture the Olympian-scaled artistry and achievement these men carry with them. Rick Wilder and Billy Bones are not only history making trailblazers and proud punk tradition bearers they are performers both yet capable of absolutely sizzling, high-voltage stage presentations and vocal performances of masterly, arresting interpretive power. Their creative resources, as evidenced on two recent and respectively superb albuns, are as emphatic and fiery as ever, demonstrating just how fortunate we are to be able to witness this level of sheer rock & roll disrectitude. MAUS MAUS! BILLYBONES!
Golden Sombrero, led by Ward Dotson, the skewed guitar genius (who’s brilliant playing defined the Gun Club’s sound just as much as did Jeffrey Lee Pierce’s vocal) finally returns to the ‘Mess! Throwing down a kaleidoscopic selection of late 50’s-early 60’s Adult Contemporary, every song is like a case of spontaneous combustion and the resulting incandescent conflagrations are wondrous to behold. With boss bassist Steve K and jazz-informed drummer Charles Maxey, Golden Sombrero extends and enhances the Dotsonian School of Musical Cool with admirable, reckless velocity.
Underground Bombshell Jane Cantillon scrubs up her unruly brood The Dick & Jane Family Orchestra for another intoxicatingly unpredictable visit. DJFO is magnificently pop-centric exercise in real-now, old school oddball that’s laid waste to audiences everywhere from the Cinegrill to NYC’s Limelight. Teamed with indefatigably swinging-strumming-spouse Richard Ross, an uptown head with a dog-eared downtown hep that lends the proceedings an bewitchingly indefinable cool, and steady-rolling rock apostle Lee Joseph on bass, Dick & Jane Family Orchestra’s mixture of offbeat charm, earthy aggression and expectation defying creativity—including a brand new Jane-composed Christmas tune—is assuredly gonna knot your tinsel into a terrific twist!
The South Bay Surfers These Paragons of mind shattering underworld rock & roll impurity once again convene to deliver their traditional Christmas set–you’ll hear everything from “Feliz Navidad” to “Run, Run Rudolph” in an entirely new and wild, wild, wild way!! Damaging cerebellums across the Southland since the 1980s, the indescribable SBS show–an alchemical combination of fetishistic passion and naked inadequacy–is second to none. Not for the timid, the SBS’ dedicated employ of aimlessness, chaos and deep reverence is revelatory in its sheer, bizarre display of sideshow weird (“so woefully deficient in the talent department that they could possibly be the world’s worst rock & roll band.” — All Music Guide) Ho, Ho, Ho