LIVE MUSIC: 710 Beach Club ‘Bringing Back Rock ‘n’ Roll’
by BART MENDOZA
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Beatles tribute band Come Together will play Saturday, June 15 at Humphrey’s Backstage Live at 8 p.m.
Beatles tribute band Come Together will play Saturday, June 15 at Humphrey’s Backstage Live at 8 p.m.
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The 710 Beach Club will be “Bringing Back Rock ‘n’ Roll” to Pacific Beach each Thursday in June, with a special jam session. Each week’s show will start at 9 p.m. with a set featuring members of two popular local rock bands, Electric Mud and Modern History, followed by a chance for other local musicians to join in on the fun. Anyone who wants to show off their musical chops is encouraged to participate, while for music fans, the high quality of the backing band ensures a great night of rock ‘n’ roll.

Bringing Back Rock ‘n’ Roll: Thursdays at the 710 Beach Club, 710 Garnet Ave. 9 p.m. 21 and up. 710bc.com.

With Paul McCartney set to perform at Petco Park on June 22, Beatles fans can rest assured there will be plenty of activity in the days preceding the big event. Such is the case on June 20 with an appearance by Beatles cover band Come Together at Humphrey’s Backstage Live. The band doesn’t wear costumes, but instead emphasizes the music, with note perfect rendition of the Fab Four’s classics. The band specializes in the Beatles trickier later material such as “I Am The Walrus,” but also includes plenty of rockers in their set, which should keep the Humphreys dance floor packed.

Come Together: Thursday, June 20 at Humphrey’s Backstage Live, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 8 p.m. humphreysconcerts.com.

On June 21, The Fred Benedetti Ensemble will perform the music of Paul McCartney in a special concert at Dizzy’s. The event is a wonderful precursor to Paul McCartney’s return to San Diego the following day at Petco Park. With 55 years of hit songs, the set list possibilities are practically endless. But attendees can expect tunes from The Beatles and Wings as well as solo favorites, recast to take in Benedetti’s virtuoso acoustic guitar work. Fab four aficianados will enjoy every second, but these are timeless tunes that will appeal to just about everyone.

The Fred Benedetti Ensemble Celebrates McCartney: Friday, June 21 at Dizzy’s at Arias Hall, 1717 Morena Blvd. 8 p.m. $20 ($15 students). dizzysjazz.com.

There can be no doubt that Eric Burdon had one of the greatest voices of the 1960s British Invasion. Appearing at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay on June 15 with the latest incarnation of The Animals, Burdon’s run of hits is impressive, his rough bluesy voice the key instrument in such classics as “It’s My Life,” “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” and the definitive version of “House of the Rising Sun.” Burdon hasn’t released a new album since 2013’s “Til Your River Runs Dry,” but it’s the songs from that initial run of hits, 1964-1969, that keep fans coming back. If you are a fan or rock ‘n’ roll, this should be a bucket list gig.

Eric Burdon and The Animals: Saturday, June 15 at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Drive. 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles-based rock-a-billy quintet, The Crown City Bombers, will hold an album release show at Tio Leo’s on June 15. The band is playing in support of their new CD, “Here Comes The Night,” their seventh since they started out in 2009. The band mixes fun covers of classics such as Elvis’s “Big Hunk O’ Love” with excellent originals like “Rockin’ Tomato,” the common denominator being high energy and danceability. You’ll want to hear The Crown City Bombers , but the band is especially recommended to swing dancers. With show openers set to include The Sea Monks and Tommy Price & The Stilettos, Tio Leo’s dance floor should be packed until the nights last note is played.

The Crown City Bombers: Saturday, June 15 at Tio Leo’s, 5302 Napa St. 8 p.m. 21 and up. $15. tioleos.com.

The Pacific Beach Library’s Sunday concert series usually includes jazz, gospel, world or semi-acoustic music, but on June 23, the building will be rockin’ with an appearance from Gino and the Lone Gunmen. Featuring incendiary guitarist Gino Meregillano, the rock-a-billy trio kicks up a storm, with high-energy tunes such as the title track to their new album, “Hot Rod Time Machine.” Perfect for fans of such bands as the Stray Cats or anyone who enjoys early rock ‘n’ roll, R&B or country. The music kicks off at 2 p.m., outside on the Cass Street Plaza, weather permitting.

Gino Meregillano & the Lone Gunmen: Sunday, June 23 at the Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St. 2 p.m. All ages. No cover. pblibraryfriends.org/concert.htm.

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