Who’s on Stage: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4, 2016

By HANNAH HATCH
Martinez Tribune

Friday, Jan. 29

Happy Hour & a Half featuring GarageLand Rodeo
When: 4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 (doors open at 4 p.m.).
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez.
Details: Live music, beverage discount. Come hang out, chat and have fun.
Cost: No cover charge.
Info: http://www.garagelandrodeo.com

Dan DeShara & Friends
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29
Where: Roxx on Main, 627 Main St., Martinez
Info: (925) 370-7699 or info@roxxonmain.com

Aftershock
When: 8-10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29 (doors open at 7:30)
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez.
Details: Presented by Minor Chords Productions. Robbie Dunbar on guitar/vocals; Larry Lynch on lead vocals/drums; Jimmy Jet Spalding on bass/vocals; Michael Barrett on keyboards/guitar/vocals. Dunbar was a member of the Bay Area band, Earth Quake, in the early 1970s. He then co-founded the fabled independent record label Beserkley Records (Jonathan Richman, The Rubinoos, Greg Kihn) with the royalties his band made from a song that appeared in the Steve McQueen/Ali McGraw movie “The Getaway.” Earth Quake was a major headliner and key influencer of rock and power pop in the San Francisco Bay Area for more than a decade, performing with countless bands including Blondie, Iggy Pop, Tower of Power, Journey, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jeff Beck, Aerosmith, and blues legend Albert King.
Cost: $15
Info: http://armandosmartinez.com

You Can’t Take It With You – An award winning comedy by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
When: Jan. 29 through Feb. 14 (8 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 2:30 p.m. Sundays – no show Superbowl Sunday).
Where: Campbell Theatre, 636 Ward St., Martinez.
Details: Directed by Helen Means, Presented by Onstage Theatre
Info: (925) 518-3277

Saturday, Jan. 30

Blue Moon Brothers
When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30
Where: Roxx on Main, 627 Main St., Martinez.
Details: Blue Moon Brothers have been delighting audiences all over the West Coast for 15 years now with their toe tapping Bluegrass blend of hot pickin’ and vocal harmonies!
Info: (925) 370-7699 or info@roxxonmain.com

El Desayuno (Yellow House Orchestra)
When: 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez.
Details: “Latin Jazz & Salsa. CD release party for “comemos.” Jamie Dubberly on trombone; Faris Jarrah on trombone; Rolf Johnson on trumpet; Cory Wright on sax; Christian Tumalan on piano; Javier Cabanillas on congas; Braulio Barrera on bongos/ vocals; Michael Cerda on bass/vocals. El Desayuno crosses cultural and musical borders, sparking high energy jams, intricate percussion and vibrant vocals.
Think Pancho Sanchez, Herbie Hancock, Stewart Copeland, Jimmy Bosch, Darryl Hall and Carlos Santana. The band plays songs from Tito Puente, Poncho Sanchez, Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy Bosch and a cunning array of original compositions, descargas and all out jams.
Cost: $15
Info: http://www.eldesayuno.com

Sunday, Jan. 31

The Sunday Paper
When: 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31 (doors open at 3:30).
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez.
Details: “Bay Area Funk” with former and current members of Tower Of Power, Cold Blood, Sly & The Family Stone, Santana and Herbie Hancock. Jeff Tamelier on guitar; Tony Stead on keyboards; David Margen on bass; T Moran on drums. Special Guest: Glenn Walters (Hoo Doo Rhythm Devils).
Cost: $20
Info: http://glennwalters.com

The Kyle Jester Blues Show
When: 8-10: p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4.
Where: Armando’s, 707 Marina Vista Ave., Martinez.
Details: High Energy Traditional Electric Blues and Early Rock & Roll. Kyle Jester on guitar/ vocals; Bob Welsh on piano; Vance Ehlers on upright bass; Pete Devine on drums. After playing with Thomas Yearsley of the Paladins, Earl Thomas and Freddie Brooks, Kyle Jester joined the Candye Kane band as the show opener, guitar player, duet vocalist and bandleader. During his time with Candye, the band won numerous awards and released a recording called “Whole Lotta Love,” which included Candye and Kyle singing a duet of an old Billy Valentine tune called “Fit, Fat & Fine.”
Cost: $10
Info: http://kylejester.com

Karaoke & Open Mic Nights

Karaoke with “Carla-oke” Karaoke
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.
Where: The Tavern on the Green, 451 Vine Hill Way Martinez.

Open Mic With Steve Starr
When: 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 31
Where: Nu Rays, 709 Ferry St., Martinez,.

Open Mic
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Where: Creek Monkey Tap House, 611 Escobar St., Martinez.

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