Mark your calendar: on Saturday, May 22, at 8:45 pm, Gena Mason & the Noise will perform at the world-famous Cat Club, on Hollywood’s legendary Sunset Strip. Hopefully, the LAPD and others will refrain from interfering this time.
The Cat Club is located at 8911 West Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA. Hope to see you there.
Gena Mason & the Noise will be playing Thursday, May 6, at Pasadena club/restaurant The Terrace. The Terrace is located at 443 E. Colorado Blvd Pasadena, Ca 91101.
It’s only our second show together, and our bass player can’t make the gig. But we’re just looking forward to having fun, making great music together, and sharing it with you.
A photo from our very short set on the outdoor stage at LA JEMM’s festival in April … before we were SO RUDELY INTERRUPTED:
Gena Mason & the Noise
Three songs into my new band’s first show together, the police shut us down … for being too loud!. Right after we wrapped up my tune “Jihad,” police officers parked in a squad car across the street barked through their bullhorn, letting us know that that Gena Mason & the Noise were making too much … well, noise! Then they shut us down! That, my friends, is what rock and roll is all about. Of course, some suggested that, had we not been playing for a marijuana festival, the cops wouldn’t have given us a problem. Whatevs. We played a pretty good short set, anyway, and are looking forward to our next show. I’ll post photos of our performance here soon.
I made it into the latest issue of Rock City News magazine. Check out page 7 of the April issue, which is dedicated to previewing LA JEMM‘s Medical Marijuana Awareness Festival on April 18. I share a spread with the great Count Smokula from Smokesylvania. You can view the entire issue online, at the Rock City News website (click the flip-book beneath the image of the new magazine cover), or pick up a copy of the magazine at one of dozens of locations in the L.A. metro area.
ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT until LA JEMM’s Medical Marijuana Awareness Expo — an all-day, indoor/outdoor festival featuring booths, vendors, and 2 stages with live bands and speakers! My new band, Gena Mason & the Noise, will perform at 12:30 pm. Other scheduled musical acts include headliner Anthony Aquarius Mystery, Paint It Black (a Rollilng Stones cover band), The Who Revue (a Who tribute band), and many more. Speakers include State Senate candidate Adrian Galysh and medical marijuana pioneers Dennis Peron and Richard Eastman.
The event takes place on Sunday, April 18 at Rock CIty Fairgrounds, 5552 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028. Admission only $12! For more info and daily updates, visit lajemm.com.
Several weeks ago Ruben MacBlue, my editor at LA JEMM and Rock City News magazines, gave me the green light to interview Anthony Aquarius Mystery, L.A.’s Jimi Hendrix impersonator extraordinaire. That interview with Mystery became the cover story for the new issue of Rock City News, whose April issue is dedicated to previewing LA JEMM’s Medical Marijuana Awareness Festival. Pick up a copy at a coffeeshop, record store, or other cool location in the L.A. Metro area.