“I’m doing a release show for my Great Big World solo CD at Café Ipé on Pacific Coast Highway in Leucadia on Sunday, May 26,” says former Roxy Dioxide singer/guitarist Scott Samuels, who’ll be performing at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Patric Petrie’s release party for Pocket Venus happens May 31 at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park. “Pocket Venus refers to a woman who is petite in height, yet voluptuous and curvy at the same time,” says the Skelpin fiddler. “I’m maybe five-feet-two on a good day, and supposedly did not make the cut for Celtic women because I was too short.”
Miss Erika Davies will debut her Part the Sea album and video on June 3 at the Old Town Theatre. “I’ll also have a never-before-available CD single called ‘A Duet of Hits,’ recorded with Stephen Rey,” says Davies, who’ll be performing duets with Rey and Gayle Skidmore. The show will be opened by Jessica Annette of locals Cathedral X. Says Davies, “She will dance and perform to a flipped-backwards, pitch-altered, tempo-slowed, and remixed version of my album.”
Johnny Vernazza’s full-length Lions and Thieves drops June 4 via local Blindspot Records, featuring Elvin Bishop, Charlie Musselwhite, Charlie Daniels, Albert Lee, and famed L.A. Wrecking Crew producer Don Peake.
At the June 20 release party at Soda Bar for the new Bart Mendoza and True Stories CD (mostly recorded by producer Alan Sanderson at Analog Chew), “The show will also have a one-off reunion set from Static Halo, their first show since 2008, plus Los Angeles resident Adam Marsland, who among other things was in the reformed Standells.”
Safety Orange will premiere their third full-length, State of Where I Am, on June 22 at the El Cajon Grand. “Me and Greg [Karlo, guitarist] used to play in a Cure tribute band together, so, of course, we’ll be doing a Cure cover,” says singer/bassist Sol Turpin.