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January 28, 2004

Rock and roll never forgets. However, I do, all the time, so before that happens I’d better mention that Whisperado will appear this Friday, January 30, at Freddy’s (“One of the Ten Best Dive Bars in Brooklyn”) at 9:30 PM. That’s 485 Dean Street, in Prospect Heights, just a few blocks from the giant chrome-steel-and-glass headquarters of nielsenhayden.com. And, come to think of it, not too darn far from certain other webloggers we could mention.

Whisperado’s set will be followed by The Halley DeVestern Band (“Lands a shattering uppercut” —Newsday), with whom we share bass player and prolific songwriter Jon Sobel. Halley is a phenomenal vocalist and her band is very much worth seeing if you like melodic, hard-driving blues-rock with really smart lyrics, which of course you do. The HdVB also have a new CD out: Superhero Killer. [01:34 PM]

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David W. ::: (view all by) ::: January 28, 2004, 02:36 PM:

Sounds like it'll be a rockin' good time!

FYI, for the low-down on the Baghdad radio scene, check out Salam Pax's latest post to his blog. (IOW, Helllloooo Baghdad...)

Melanie ::: (view all by) ::: January 29, 2004, 07:36 PM:


One of these days, when regular income arrives again, I intend to take the train up, check out your band and meet some of the NY bloggers. Not this weekend, though.

Michael ::: (view all by) ::: February 02, 2004, 04:42 PM:

Heh. It was a good show, and we picked up Superhero Killer by Halley DeVestern as well. It was a fine start to our manic weekend in New York.

Nice, spare Guitar/Drum/Bass arrangements and you could tell the band had fun playing together. Too bad about the PA and the grounding, but that's the club's lookout...

Jonathan Vos Post ::: (view all by) ::: February 04, 2004, 12:07 PM:

Nightclub loses dance-floor appeal

PASADENA -- The 35er Bar will not be allowed to have live music and dancing after a three-judge panel of the California Court of Appeal ruled that dancing is not a protected First Amendment speech.

Attorney Chris Sutton challenged a city ordinance that prevents the bar from having a dance floor because it is within 250 feet of another nightclub.

Sutton argued the ordinance is unconstitutional because it is overly broad and restricts free speech.

The panel unanimously disagreed.

[The Pasadena Star News, 4 Feb 2004]


Chris Sutton is one of the attorneys that the Forecast Foundation (on whose Board I serve) has used to sue Pasadena, in an attempt to prevent the demolition of the Raymond Theatre, formerly Perkin's Palace, a unique Beaux Arts theatre dating to about 1920, which has websites including:

Theatre History

Vaudeville to Punk to Ringo Starr!