Monthly Archives: January 2017

The Revelers, great Cajun/Zydeco band from Lafayette, Louisiana perform at Caltech Saturday, January 28 at 8PM in Ramo Auditorium

The Revelers, from Louisiana, are sure to raise the roof in Ramo Auditorum (the building south of Beckman Auditorium- Big Beckman- on the left side of the grass) on Saturday, January 28. We needed a bigger space, both for the size of the band and the size of the audience. Here is a map to give you a better idea where it is. We’ll have signs to guide you. Six very talented guys, with an accordion, a fiddle, a saxaphone, several good singers, and more! The Revelers play a gumbo of styles with an emphasis on Cajun and zydeco. Click here to hear a few songs by these guys, and get an idea of how talented each member of the band is!
Tickets: $25 / $5 for Caltech students and children


Learn dobro from the best! Rob Ickes will be doing a dobro workshop on Thursday, February 9th, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the South Pasadena Music Center and Conservatory at 1509 Mission St, South Pasadena. The fee is $85.00 ($20 deposit required prior to the event, remainder due at the workshop.) Send payment by check, payable to Rob Ickes, PO BOX 682551, Franklin, TN 37064 or request a PAYPAL invoice by emailing Find out about Rob at Rob was a member of the fine bluegrass band, Blue Highway, from 1994 to 2015. For more information, contact Renee Bodie 818-621-8309 or

We note with sadness, the death of Jules Dervais on December 23, 2016. Jules started Urban Homestead on Cypress Avenue in Pasadena in 1985, developing a family organic farm in the city, later including a weekly live music scene of its own.  Along with daughters Anais, Jordanne, and son, Justin, they maintained and lived in this wonderful and hopeful setting that demonstrates a beautiful, living environment.  Jules was a kind, hard-working, and dedicated visionary and we are glad to see that his children are planning to continue his work.  See their words on his passing here.

For Prairie Home Companion fans, the road show will be coming to the Pasadena Civic Auditorium with new host, Chris Thile, on January 21 and tickets are on sale now. Musical guests have not yet been announced. And Prairie Home Companion founder and former host, Garrison Keillor, will be coming to California himself in January also. He won’t quite make it to Los Angeles, but he will be at the Granada Theater, Santa Barbara on Sunday, January 22, Turlock Community Center on Tuesday, January 24, the California Center for the Arts in Escondido on Wednesday, January 25, the Fred Kavli Theater- Thousand Oaks Civic Arts on Thursday, January 26, and McCallum Theater in Palm Desert on Friday, January 27. You can get tickets here.