A NEW REVIVAL OF WESTERN SWING?

Sage from the Lucky Stars

I went to a few events recently that made me think about the popularity of Western Swing, and how the dance crowds seem to be getting bigger for bands of this genre compared to previous years. The first band I’m thinking of is Petunia and the Vipers. Although labeling Petunia as purely “Western Swing” would Continue Reading…


THE ONYX LOUNGE

The Onyx Lounge

This is a pretty cool restaurant/bar in downtown LA where the California Feetwarmers hold court every Thursday night (or at least, most Thursday nights). Many of the regulars here are hard-core fans of the Feetwarmers who used to see them every Thursday night at the Gorbals, before that shut down.  Many people in this crowd Continue Reading…


THE LINDY CALENDAR

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July 2015

SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
   
1
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Professor Watson with guest DJ Bellhop 10PM-2PM No cover, but buy drinks
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
2
Joe's Bar Brian Hogan
Lindy Groove Stars & Stripes Celebration! Kick off your 4th July weekend with a night of all American Jazz & Lindyhop!
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
3
Huntington Beach Pier Boyz and the Beez 1:30PM
Union Station Downtown LA Dave Stuckey and the Hot House Gang!! 4-6PM FREE! This was a blast last year!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
4
Levitt Pavilion PasadenaClick to see who is going to this event! Dustbowl Revival 7PM FREE!
Disney Fantasy Faire Stompy Jones 7-10:35PM
PBDA DARK-NO DANCE TONIGHT, HAPPY 4th OF JULY
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
5
Knott's Berry Farm Phat Cat Swinger 7-8:45PM
Santa Monica Pier Outdoor Swing dancing with DJ Fons spinning the classics! 3-6PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
6
Joe's Bar DJ Becky Lynn @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Lindy Hop Stop DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
7
Joe's Bar Flattop Tom 9PM-midnight
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
8
Sassafras Saloon Big Lucky 9:30PM
Rusty's Rhythm Club Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
9
Lindy GrooveClick to see who is going to this event! DJ Peter Flahiff DJ Vicky Chan
State Social House West Hollywood Barbara Morrison & The Bu Crew 6:30-9PM
Onyx Lounge No Feetwarmers tonight
Joe's Bar The Stardust Ramblers
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
10
Lindy LoftClick to see who is going to this event! John Reynolds Quartet, lesson 8PM, band 9PM-midnight $15
Redlands BowlClick to see who is going to this event! Johnny Boyd! 8:15PM-10:30PM
Don the Beachcomber Huntington Beach Blues n' Boogie Bonanza with Nathan James and Carl Sonny Leyland 7:30-11:45PM $10
Middlebar in Inglewood Grand Opening with The Big Butter Jazz Band 7-9PM NO COVER!
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
11
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! THE TIM GILL ALL-STARS BIG BAND $15 (Erin & Tami's Birthday Bash, come for cake!)
Community Marketplace Moorpark Crown City Bombers and Lil' Mo and the Dynaflos Collector Car 6 Car Show 1-7PM $10 donation
Disney Fantasy Faire Swing Machine 7-10:35PM
Sky Room Boyz and the Beez
Clubhouse Dance Studio Clubhouse Swing DJ lesson 8PM, dance 8:30PM, $12
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Blues Liberation Front DJ 9PM-1AM $8
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
12
City of Glendora Summer Concerts Boyz and the Beez 6PM FREE!
Knott's Berry Farm Wiseguys Big Band 6:45-8:45PM
Third Street Promenade Darrell's Potluck Dance (Swing, blues, soul) 6PM FREE!
Downtown Disney Maureen & the Mercury 5 6-10PM
Joe's Bar Romp Stompin' Boogie w/various Rockabilly bands 3-8PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
13
Joe's Bar The Meredith Axelrod Syncopators f/ Carl Sonny Leyland @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
14
Joe's Bar Private Event - 9pm
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
15
Swingtronic at Pour Vous DJs Professor Watson and Autumn Leilani 10PM-2AM no cover!
Rusty's Rhythm Club Big Butter Jazz Band!
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
16
Westminster Civic Center Concerts in the Park Boyz and the Beez 6-7:30PM FREE!
Edison Jennifer Keith Sextet 8:30PM no cover (but please buy food or drinks)
Joe's Bar Switchblade 3
Lindy Groove DJ Jonathan Stout DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
17
BarkleyClick to see who is going to this event! Jacks Cats 9PM-1AM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
18
Anaheim Packing District ConcertsClick to see who is going to this event! Boyz and the Beez 7-9PM FREE!
Barkley Big Butter Jazz Band 9PM-1AM Please purchase food & drink!
Disney Fantasy Faire Swingtown 7-10:35PM
PBDA THE DEAN MORA SWINGTET $15 Bound for ITALY Theme
Sky Room Jennifer Keith Quintet
Third Saturday Swing DJ (SwingDanceLA Pick!)
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
19
Breezy KneesClick to see who is going to this event! Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
Harvelle's Downtown Long Beach Hedgehog Swing! 8:30PM
Knott's Berry Farm Jumpin' Joz 7-8:45PM
Automobile Driving Museum Beach Cities Swing Band 7-9:30PM $8 single, $15 couple
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
20
UCLA Summer Swing Dance 7:30-11:30PM
Joe's Bar The Long Beach Caravan Trio @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Lindy Hop Stop DJ, lesson 7-7:30PM, dancing 7:30-10PM $7
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
21
Huntington Beach Concert in the Park Henebry's 1920's Crazy Rhythm Hot Society Orchestra 5PM
Joe's Bar Debra Watson 9PM-midnight
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
22
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! Live Band
Strutter's Ball 7PM lessons, 8:30 DJ dancing $15 with class, $8 dance only
23
City of Glendora Summer Concerts Raymond Michael (Elivs Tribute) 6PM FREE!
Culver City City Hall Hot Lips & Fingertips 7PM FREE!
Joe's Bar SPECIAL SHOW: The New Orleans Swinging Gypsies on tour from New Orleans!
Lindy Groove DJ Shana Worel DJ Vicky Chan
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
24
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura HillsClick to see who is going to this event! Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
Atomic Ballroom Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
25
PBDAClick to see who is going to this event! DEBRA WATSON & HER SMOKIN' ACES $15 MONTE CARLO Theme
Disney Fantasy Faire Tim Gill 7-10:35PM
Fourth Saturday Swing Jonathan Stout's Les Boulevardiers!!! 8PM lesson, 9PM dance!
Sky Room Jennifer Keith Quintet
Viva Cantina Live Band, BYOP
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
26
Knott's Berry Farm Wise Guys Big Band Machine 7-9PM
Joe's Bar Summer Dance Party with Crown City Bombers, Little Mo', Brian Hogan, others 3-9PM
Breezy Knees Class 7PM, DJ Dance 8-11:30PM, $12 w/class, $7 dance only
The Karman Bar Laguna Niguel Alex Wilson's Swinging Speakeasy, lesson 7-8PM, DJ afterwards, 21&over, no cover!
27
Joe's Bar Jonathan Stout's Grand Slam Sextet @Happy Feet Monday (Balboa) $6 minimum plus donation
Memories Lesson 8:30PM, Guest DJ 9:00-midnight, $5 cover
Dancing in Riverside DJ 8PM lesson, 9PM dancing $5
28
Amoeba Music Hollywood Dustbowl Revival 6PM FREE!
Joe's Bar Swing Dance Lessons - 8pm
Atomic Ballroom Lindy and Balboa 8:30PM $8 DJ, $12 if band
29
Rusty's Rhythm ClubClick to see who is going to this event! BIG BAND NITE Upbeat Swing Orchestra
Swingtronic at Pour Vous Electroswing DJs Professor Watson and Selib
Strutter's Ball Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five!
30
Culver City City HallClick to see who is going to this event! The Hot Club of Cowtown 7PM FREE!
Arcadia Concerts in the Park at City Hall Dustbowl Revival!! 6:30-8PM FREE!
State Social House West Hollywood California Feetwarmers! 6:30-9PM
Joe's Bar The Hi-Flyers
Lindy Groove DJ Hilary Alexander DJ Melissa Mel Varriano
Phoenix Club Anaheim Live band 7-10:30PM, $10, $5 students with ID
Onyx Lounge Calif Feetwarmers 10PM (Please buy dinner or drinks- this is a restaurant!)
31
Atomic BallroomClick to see who is going to this event! Big Bang DJ, lesson 7PM, dancing 8:30PM, blues upstairs 10PM to 1AM
Cicada Club The Wiseguys Big Band Machine 9PM ADMISSION $25 ADVANCE OR AT DOOR BYOP
Do Something Blue DJ
Impulse Dance Center Aliso Viejo DJ Alec, lesson 8PM, dancing 9PM $10
Revolution Speakeasy Agoura Hills Sylvia and the Rhythm Boys 8-11PM
 

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nat-carl

A great night of swing dancing and jitterbugging to Deke Dickerson and J.P. McDermott!

Get out on our large dance floor and enjoy DEKE with the BLASTERS rhythm section, PLUS the upbeat tunes of JP McDermott, that Buddy Holly-style singer.

It’s happening at Don the Beachcomber Aug. 15 starting at 7:30 for dance tunes.
714-809-6146 for details, or purchase advance tix at https://deke-dickerson-blast-o-fonics-w-jp-mcdermott.eventbrite.com

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Christopher! This looks great!

Brian

Alice Pye says:

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We’re celebrating The French National Day this month! Bastille Day is formally on July 14th but we’ll be celebrating it in our own swingin’ way on the 4th Saturday of the month! You know the drill…

The theme is French! Wear your stripes, your mustaches, your berets, and bring baguettes to snack on!

WHERE?!
MADhaus Long Beach
624 Pacific Ave, Long Beach

PARKING:
– You can park in the Rite Aid lot but get your car out of there before midnight, THEY WILL TOW any cars after midnight!
– Street parking is free after 9pm! But make sure to always read all parking signs carefully! :)
– There’s also public parking lots that are free for 2 hrs! So you can always park there, set a timer on your phone, and move your car when it goes off

Beginner Lindy Hop Dance Class with Alice Pye from 8-9 pm

Dancing from 9-midnight
LIVE music by Jonathan Stout’s Les Boulevardiers

Vendors:
Black Ring Coffee will be selling cold brew coffee and macaroons
Marko’s Treats will be selling his frozen delights
Loco Lindo will be selling her amazing vintage inspired apparel
Belle Pepper Couture will be selling her fantastic fans and other accessories

Just $10 for the whole night! Tickets available at the door (cash or credit) and online!

We can’t wait to dance with you! See you there :)

Brian says:

Awesome! Thanks for posting Alice!

Brian

Pasadena

We had a fabulous show at Joe’s on Tuesday with lots of dancers. The place was hoping’ all night long. We are making our debut at Pasadena Ballroom this Saturday. A little bit of a different line up with guest guitarist, Barry Polhman, guitar player with Jumping Joz. Rockin’ Blues, Swinging Jazz and Rockabilly. Last gig in town for awhile. Come join us for another rocking;, swinging’ night!

Brian says:

Hi Debra,

Great! Thanks for posting!

Brian

Debbie Alva says:

USS Midway in San Diego. Free Swing Dance event from 6 – 10 on August 15 to Celebrate the end of WWII.

Brian says:

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for posting this event!

Brian

Our Django-band, “Les Boulevardiers” is playing 4th Saturday 7/25, and our Benny Goodman/Lionel Hampton style band, “The Grand Slam Sextet” is playing Joe’s 7/27, and not the the Two Man Gentleman Band. Thanks.

Brian says:

Hi Jonathan,

Thanks for the updates!

Brian

Joe's-lg

In town from Austin, Texas. Come on out to Joe’s on Tuesday, July 21 and help me get the place swinging’!

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Debra! Should be fun!

Brian

Robert Vangor says:

The Culver Hotel is no longer allowing any dancing, so Sylvia Rodriguez’s shows should probably be deleted. Once again swing dancers have lost a great restaurant or bar venue by not consistently making a food or drink purchase. The last Dave Stuckey show (free by the way) had a huge swing dancing crowd, but many of the dancers bought nothing and the hotel cancelled his event that same night. After more than five years dancing and dining at the Culver to Doozy, Dave Stuckey, Sylvia Rodriguez, and The Feetwarmers, I’m really going to miss going there.

Brian says:

Hi Robert,

Thanks so much for letting me know. That is a real shame. I used to love the Culver Hotel as well! :-(

Brian

Tonight at Don the Beachcomber – Stephen Sayer’s Homecoming Dance Party!
Fri. July 10 in Huntington Beach: Dance to two giants of the genres in boogie woogie piano and original blues/washboard guitar! Nathan James & the Rhythm Scratchers + Carl Sonny Leyland perform in our vintage tiki palace with dance floor.
B&B’s Musical Thrills at Don The Beachcomber.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdlBi0AucDE
Admission just $10 !!
https://blues-boogie-bonanza-nathan-james-sonny-leyland.eventbrite.com

Brian says:

Thanks for posting this Christopher! Looks like a fun event!

Brian

Hi Brian,
I don’t see Johnny Boyd’s concert at the Redlands Bowl on the calendar. Tomorrow night July 10th at 8:15 p.m. The Redlands Bowl people have allowed me to set up a light laminate dance floor in front of the stage (11′ x 22′). Should be fun!

Dancin’ Dave

Brian says:

Hi Dave,

Thanks for the head’s up! I’ve added that event to the calendar. Looks like fun!

Brian

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