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[whitespace] St. Paddy's Quest

Green-day fun around the Bay Area

By Sarah Quelland

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, it wasn't easy scraping together a list of things to do this St. Patrick's Day. The holiday falls on a Saturday (March 17), so you'd think there would be a million and one parties. But big blowout St. Paddy's Day bashes are scarce, and there's no "one" place to be. Perhaps we're all still a bit shell-shocked after all the Mardi Gras madness. Regardless, plenty of people are still going to want to hoist a pint or two and pinch a few cheeks, so here's what's going on.

In downtown San Jose, catch George Lynch's Lynch Mob, the live debut of Ones and Zeros and Electromotive at the Usual; Chicken Coupe DeVille, the Shitkickers, Chuck and a special guest from New York at the Cactus Club; Jones at Agenda Lounge or Bright Size Life in Agenda's Cellar; or Charanga Nueve at Fuel. More traditional entertainment includes Annwn, Molly's Revenge and Richard Katz at the King's Head Pub in Campbell; Mullen Fordyce at Fibbar Magee's in Mountain View; and Four Shillings Short at St. Albert the Great Church in Palo Alto. JJ's Blues brings John Lee Hooker Jr. to perform at a St. Patrick's Day feast complete with corned beef and cabbage. SuperBooty is promising "Green Booty Weekend" at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz. All-female AC/DC cover band Hell's Belles opens on Friday (March 16), and Resin opens on Saturday (March 17). Hobie's Roadhouse in Concord has a big St. Patrick's Day Bash with Swarm, Unjust and Bluebeard. Paradise Lounge in San Francisco offers a party that runs until 4am featuring the Eric McFadden Experience, Deadweight, National Joy Band, Drums 'N' Space, the Peak Show, Insex, Gruesome Galore, Creamsickle and Pedalsped. Brookdale Lodge is holding a party with the Irish Washerwomen, Faceplant and O'Satia.

Shows at other venues on March 17 include Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band at the San Jose Arena; Recess at Britannia Arms in Almaden; Uncle Melvin, March 17 at Toon's; Shane Dwight at Murphy's Law in Sunnyvale; Switch at Scruffy Murphy's in Sunnyvale; Mr. C and the Blues Crew at Bathtub Gin & Blues in Sunnyvale; Pacific Standard Time at #1 Broadway in Los Gatos; Picnic at Boswell's in Campbell; Dave Metzger, Dennis Aiello and Friends at the Espresso Garden and Cafe in San Jose.

The 24th annual California Music Awards (formerly known as the Bammie Awards) will be held April 28 at the Henry J. Kaiser Center in Oakland. Visit www.californiamusicawards.com to vote for your favorite artists. ... Insolence returns to Maritime Hall on April 19 with Soulfly and Shuvel. ... The Dave Matthews Band and Macy Gray will be the first performers to hold a concert in San Francisco's Pacific Bell Park. The historic event will be held on May 18 at 6pm. Tickets are $49.75 and available by calling 408.998.2277 or visiting www.sfx.com or www.tickets.com.

Don't forget, the memorial show for "Rockin' Rob" Dapello. will be held this Sunday (March 18). An extra hour has been added, so the event will run 2-11pm. Los Olvidados re-form to headline the tribute, and Not Hot, True to Form, Caustic Notions and Slick 50 also reunite to play this special show. Bands alternate between the main and the happy-hour stages until Curbside goes on around 7:50pm. After that, all bands will play on the main stage. Starting at 2:20pm, catch Gary & Babs, the Shadow Cabinet, Aggro, BB Gun Suicide, True to Form, the Secrets, Krenshaw, Pimp Sticks, Not Hot, Small Time Napoleons, the What Four, Clay Wheels, Slick 50, Outtaline, Curbside, Caustic Notions, the Odd Numbers, Uncle Lucifer and Los Olvidados. There will be a video message from Dapello's brother, Lars Frederiksen, and Gordy Carbone (who are on tour with Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards) with footage of Dapello shown between Dapello's band Uncle Lucifer and Los Olvidados. Admission is $5; the proceeds will be used for a posthumous release of material Dapello recorded.

Another tragedy has struck downtown. A man who worked the door at South First Billiards, identified as 31-year-old Kevin Wayne Wilcoxson, was found shot to death early Friday morning on an East Palo Alto road. Police are investigating his murder.

PLAN AHEAD: Hayride to Hell and the Shitkickers, March 15 at the Usual; John Lee Hooker and Chris Cain, March 15 at the Icon Supperclub in Palo Alto; the Muckrakers, Chatty Cathy, La Limpia and Hustler, March 15 at the Cactus; Triple Seven and Major Liegue, March 15 at the Catalyst; Utopian Pipe Dream, Motiv, Blackfoot, Soul Circle, G9 and Element of Surprise, March 16 at the Cactus; Super Diamond, March 16 at the Usual; Steakhouse, March 16 at Fuel; the Coup, Potluck and Triplex, March 16 at Palookaville in Santa Cruz.

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From the March 15-21, 2001 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

Copyright © 2001 Metro Publishing Inc. Metroactive is affiliated with the Boulevards Network.

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