Thanks to thunderous clamor from my reading public, I'm back, and I'll try to stay back. (Thanks to the five of you.)
A fond farewell goes to music venues recently closed in our area: California Brewing Company, The Savory Spoon, and Bricks Roadhouse. We'll lose another venue soon, as Cafe Paradisio will close in mid-December.
If all this isn't sad enough, Jack Goschke, one of the founding partners of California Brewing Company, died shortly after the doors closed at CBC.
Rest in peace, Jack.
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8
The Hope is Alive open mic takes place at Carnegie's in Redding, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages. (530) 246-2926.
Open mic at Mason's Pizza in Bella Vista, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Deschutes Music Club. All ages. (530) 549-4554.
Friday, December 9
The Real Joe Steele plays at The Grape Escape in Redding, from 7 p.m. (530) 244-8463.
Dusty Foster at Palo Cedro Feed, beginning at 6 p.m. All ages.
Al Mires performs at Cafe Paradisio in Redding, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 215-3499.
Saturday, December 10
Heavy Dose of Blues will perform at a KKRN fundraiser at the Veterans Memorial Hall (1605 Yuba Street in Redding, next to the post office), from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. (Heavy Dose of Blues will also celebrate 11 years together as a band.) All ages. $5 donation.
The Dipsh*ts appear at The Dip in Redding, starting at 8 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 241-2662.
Sami Jo at Dry Creek Station in Bella Vista, beginning at 7 p.m. All ages. (530) 549-5386.
Sons of Jefferson at the French Gulch Hotel, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 359-2045.
Open mic at Miners Ranch Saloon in Oroville, beginning at 8:30 p.m. 21 and over. (530) 589-1941.
Sunday, December 11
Jake Shimabukuro appears at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 243-8877.
Monday, December 12
Tuesday, December 13
Aaron Neville appears at the Cascade Theatre in Redding, starting at 7:30 p.m. All ages. (530) 243-8877.
Open mic at Gogi’s Cafe in Chico, beginning at 7 p.m. Open to all ages. Hosted by Dan Casamajor. (530) 891-3570.
Thanks to Claudia Hastings for sharing her compliation of jazz events.