Paul's Picks - February 13, 2015

Valentines weekend!  Share your love of live music! 

Love is in the air...  Seems that we all love going to check out shows and sharing with friends.  Pretty cool with Valentines Day on a Saturday this year.   No shortage of fun stuff to do this weekend.  Here are the highlights: 

Friday night's pick goes to Captain Nasty, who always go the extra mile to bring you fresh & fun tunes, and an energetic set.  They're playing down at Mr. Ricks in Avila.  I'd suggest grabbing your sweetie and heading down early and getting in on a gorgeous 80 degree beach day, having, grab some dinner, and hang around for music which kicks off at 9:00. 

Saturday has a couple of picks:  Castoro Cellars has a Valentines wood-fired pizza party with music by the Belmores.  Tickets are running thin, so get them quick here!  in SLO, the Steynberg Gallery is featuring a Valentines concert with Damon Castillo and Reese Galido.   The Gipsy All-Stars will also be over at Luna Red, which would be a super fun, classy option. 

Sunday has a couple great shows: First, SLO Brew has Paul Thorn.  He puts on a great show & sells out the Brew every time he comes to town.  So... If you want to check it, get online or over to Boo Boo Records ASAP to grab tickets.  Also - Judge Mike and the Lawless has a CD release party over at the Monday Club.  He's got a lineup of heavy hitters and this promises to be a great show. Details here

Finally, I'm very excited to announce a new concert / event series:  Beer at the Pier!  If you know much about me, you know I love Baywood Park and taking in the sunsets from the beach & pier.   Mondays have always been a great day in Baywood as folks come from all over the county for the Baywood Farmers Market, happening from 2:00 to 4:30.  NOW, here's the new plan for Mondays: 

After Farmers Market, The Back Bay Cafe will open up for happy hour and serve cold tap beers, soft drinks, and fire up the espresso machine for the perfect way to enjoy these legendary Baywood Sunsets.  I'll also be putting together a concert series for your to round our your sensual  experience:  Sounds, sights. and suds!  BUT WAIT: There's more!  We've just installed a world class sand beach volleyball court in behind the Back Bay Inn and we'll have a volleyball tournament starting at 2:00PM.  All the Baywood restaurants will be having some kind of dinner special - La Palapa Mexican Restaurant, Baywood Ale House, Noi's award winning Thai food, and Noi's new seafood restaurant: The Naked Sea,  And after sunset, the Baywood Ale House will be the place to be for some great acoustic music.  Who says the weekend has to stop on Sunday!?! 

The first "Baywood Big Monday will be happening  this Monday, Feb. 16!  Live on the pier will be 2 bands: the Miller Brothers and The Gipsy All-Stars.  Please come and join us and let's breathe a little life into my sweet little neighborhood!  See you at the pier!