DOWNLOAD: CoastviewsMusic-July 22-2014
by Kellie Morlock
Nearly every day on the coast is festive with all the live music going on! Join us on this tour of venues from Pacifica down to Pescadero, where most is provided free, unless otherwise noted.
——– PACIFICA ——–
A Grape in the Fog is a charming wine bar featuring cool tunes; 400 Old County Road, Pacifica; 650-735-5845.
+ Fri. July 25: Olde Blue – jazz, 8-10:30 p.m.
+ Sat. July 26: Mark Kostrzewa – guitar, 8-10:30 p.m.
Chit Chat Café; 5 W. Manor Dr, Pacifica; 650-738-2380
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Nick’s Restaurant serves hearty food & music, splash distance from the water. 100 Rockaway Beach, Pacifica; 650-359-3900
+ Fri. July 25: The Band at Nick’s w/ Anna Kristine & Sonya Jason on sax, 8 p.m.-midnight
+ Sat. July 26: The Rockaways – rock, 8 p.m.-midnight
+ Sat. July 26: Jeremy Cohen Quartet S.F. – jazz/pop/blues/international, 7:30 p.m. ($12-20)
Surf Spot serves up hot grooves outdoors along with good eats, right over by the Sea Bowl; 4627 Coast Hwy, Pacifica; 650-355-7873.
+ Sat. July 26: The Paper Dolls – ukulele lounge, 1 p.m.; Kawika Affiche and Halau o Keikiali’i – Hawaiian, 4:30 p.m.
+ Sun. July 27: The Copper Tones – surf, 1 p.m.; BroDaddy – surf rock, 4:30 p.m.
——– MONTARA ——–
Here Comes the Sun Coffee House; 8455 Cabrillo Hwy, Montara; 650-455-4308
+ Wednesdays: Open Mic, 6-8 p.m.
La Costanera is perched above Montara beach and hosts music a couple nights a week; 8150 Cabrillo Highway, Montara, 650-728-1600.
+ Tues. July 22: Miss B” Bridget Moser – country/Americana, 6-8 p.m.
+ Wed. July 23: Mike Ehlers – guitar/vocal, 6-8 p.m.
+ Thur. July 24: Keith Williams – piano/vocal, 6-8 p.m.
+ Fri. July 25: Brian Withycombe – piano, 6-8 p.m.
——-MOSS BEACH ——–
Cypress Meadows hosts Music in the Meadows every month, which includes tasty snacks before the show and desserts at intermission -reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org; 343 Cypress Ave, Moss Beach
+ Fri. Aug 15: Brian Gore & Bill Russell – finger-style guitar w/multi-media, 7-10 p.m. ($30 includes wine, appetizers & dessert, doors open at 6)
Moss Beach Distillery has views & ghost stories to complement their menu. 140 Beach Way, Moss Beach; 650-728-5595
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——– PRINCETON & HARBOR ——–
American Legion Post 474; 470 Capistrano Rd, Half Moon Bay; 650-728-9244
+ Sundays: Blues Jam hosted by Stan Erhart, 6-10 p.m.
Café Classique: 107 Sevilla Ave, El Granada; 650-726-9775
+ Sundays: Gary Horseman – guitar/vocals, 9-10 a.m.
Café Gibraltar: 425 Avenue Alhambra, El Granada; 650-560-9039
+ Wednesdays: Richard Patterson – classical & Flamenco guitar, 6-8:30 p.m.
+ Select Sundays: Stevan Pasero – Flamenco guitar, 6-8 p.m.
Half Moon Bay Brewing Co rocks the harbor every weekend while serving up great brews and tasty food; 390 Capistrano Road, HMB; 650-728-BR
+ Fri. July 25: RB3 – rock/blues/country/R&B, 7-10 p.m.
+ Sat. July 26: Ron Matthews – in the Beer Garden, 1-4 p.m.; Megatones – rock, 7-10 p.m.
+ Sun. July 27: Lara Price Band – R&B/blues, 5-9 p.m.
Hop Dogma Brewing Co. is a true neighborhood brewery making handcrafted brews. 30 Avenue Portola – Ste. 1B, El Granada; 650-560-8729.
+ Thur. July 24: Chinese Melodrama – alt/rock, 7 p.m.
Old Princeton Landing brings progressive rock, reggae & hip-hop music to the harbor; 460 Capistrano Road, HMB; 650-728-7096.(Generally 21+ with $3-5 cover)
+ Sat. Aug 2: Stan Erhart – acoustic guitar, 12 p.m.; Chris James & the Showdowns – Americana/rock, 9 p.m. ($10, 21+)
Sam’s Chowder House combines and East coast style with West coast views; 4210 North Cabrillo Highway, HMB; 650-712-0245.
+ Fri. July 25: Stevan Pasero – Flamenco guitar, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
+ Sat. July 26: Henhouse – gritty folk, 1-4 p.m.
+ Sun. July 27: Lisa Marie Johnson – stomp & groove, 1-4 p.m.
——– MIRAMAR ——–
Bach Dancing and Dynamite Society brings world class jazz to the coast; Douglas Beach House, 311 Mirada Road, HMB; 650-726-4143.($35)
+ Sun. July 27: BAJABA ShowCase: Dawan Muhammad, Spencer Allen & Terrell Otis, 4:30 p.m. ($35)
Miramar Beach Restaurant; 131 Mirada Road, HMB; 650-726-9053.
+ Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays: Terry Disley - piano, 5-9 p.m.
+ Sundays: Terry Disley - piano, 12-4 p.m.
——– HALF MOON BAY ——–
Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn delights guests with their British pub & double-decker buses, campground & fun music; 1410 S. Cabrillo Highway, HMB; 650-726-5705.
+ Thursdays: Auri’s Open Mic, 8 p.m.
+ Fridays & Saturdays: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
+ Fri. July 25: Mad Mama & the Bona Fide Few – Americana, 8:30-11:30 p.m.
Cetrella offers fine dining in an elegant setting; 845 Main Street, HMB; 650-726-4090
+ Fridays & Saturdays: live jazz, 7:30 p.m.
+ Fri. July 25: Keith Williams – piano/vocal, 7:30 p.m.
+ Sat. July 26: live jazz, 7:30 p.m.
Coastal Repertory Theatre consistently brings Broadway quality productions to the coast; 1167 Main St., HMB; 650-726-0998
+ Aug 1-31: Oliver! - Lionel Bart’s musical adaptation of Dickens’ Oliver Twist is an uplifting masterpiece, Fridays & Saturdays @ 8 p.m., Sundays @ 2 p.m. ($27-45)
FIT Studio is branching out to host events; 50 N. Cabrillo Hwy, #4 (in Strawflower Village), HMB; 650-726-4040
+ Sat. Aug 2: Blue Blanket Improv – comedy, 7-9 p.m., $10
It’s Italia serves up quality Italian food with acoustic music Friday & Saturday nights; 401 Main St., HMB; 650-726-4444.
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Mullin’s Bar & Grill shares views with the Ritz with more casual vibe; 2 Miramontes Point Road, HMB; 650-712-2215.
+ Fridays: acoustic guitar, 5-9 p.m.
Music Box at the Moon (Pasta Moon) showcases musical talent in the restaurant that helped put Half Moon Bay on the culinary map; 315 Main St., HMB; 650-726-5125.
+ Wednesdays: live jazz, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Ocean View Lodge aka Oddfellows Lodge, hosts eclectic talent, often on tour; 526 Main St., HMB; 650-712-0718.
+ Sun. July 27: Birds of Chicago – Americana, 7:30 p.m. (donation, doors at 7)
The Ritz-Carlton hosts world-class jazz with special deals on Thursdays; 1 Miramontes Point Road, HMB; 650-712-7000.
+ Thursdays & Saturdays: live jazz, 7-10 p.m.
Sushi Main Street Sake Bar brings music to fine Japanese cuisine; 400 Main St, HMB; 650-726-2775
+ Thursdays: Ander Meyer – piano trio, 7-9:30 p.m.
——– SAN GREGORIO ——–
The San Gregorio General Store is one of the most unique and charming places to hear music anywhere; Highway 84 and Stage Road, San Gregorio; 650-726-0565
+ Sat. July 26: J.J. McGue – Hippy Redneck Music, 11-1 p.m.; Bundy Browne Band, 2-5 p.m.
+ Sun. July 27: Jay Howlett, 11-1 p.m.; Robert & Charlie Powell, 2-5 p.m.
——–LA HONDA ———
Apple Jack’s is always a party in the redwoods, music or not. 1 Entrada Way, La Honda; 650-747-0331
Highway One Brewing Company serves brews and good music by Gazos Creek; 5720 Cabrillo Hwy, Pescadero; 650-879-9243
+ Sat. July 26: Lighthouse String Band – classical/folk, 5-9 p.m.
Pescadero Country Store in beautiful downtown Pescadero; 251 Stage Rd, Pescadero;650-879-0410
+ Sun. July 13: Ray Olson – solo classic rock, 1-4 p.m.