Who knew the Redlands could be so hip? Native band Overeasy will show you that it don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing. They’re playing to a night of lively and hot music that will keep you going the whole night long. Also, there’s fondue served so you can dip while you drink and dance. Sounds like a sweet time .
7pm. Hip Kitty Jazz and Fondue, 502 W. 1st St., Claremont, (909) 447-6700; www.hipkittyjazz.com.
Miss that old time rock and roll? Let the Steve Miller Band take you back to a more melodic time when electric guitar and gritty vocals were king. To be fair, they have a couple fairly diverse hits (remember “Abracadabra” back in the ‘80s?) but their hearts have always been in classic rock. There’s nothing like seeing living legends play live.
9pm. $65-$125. Agua Caliente Casino, The Show, 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, (888) 999-1995; www.hotwatercasino.com.
A man with an unforgettable voice and a timeless talent, there’s a lot to love and commemorate about Ray Charles. Though the natural flow of time means we can’t see him live, this event may just be the next best thing. See his music performed by people who love, live and breathe his music. It’s almost as good as the genuine article.
8pm. $38.50-$75. California Theatre of the Performing Arts, 562 W. 4th St., San Bernardino, (909) 885-5152; www.californiatheatre.net.
Looking to add some spice to your dinner show? You’ll always get that when you see The Full Monty. This isn’t your grandma’s show because it goes all the way to give you a sneak peak at your typical “girl’s night out.” It involves a couple of unemployed steelworkers that band together and strip away their fears and anxieties while learning about their own sexuality.
Thru June 16. Candlelight Pavilion, 455 W. Foothill Blvd., Claremont, (909) 626-1254; www.candlelightpavilion.com.
This isn’t your run-of-the-mill karaoke bar. The famous Pappy & Harriet’s is a gem of the desert that attracts unique artists. Well-known musicians like Feist, Ke$ha and Folk Hero Joe have been known to grace the P&H stage but we know that it’s really about the up-and-comers who get 15 minutes (or the duration of three songs) to prove themselves. And prove they shall!
7pm. Pappy & Harriet’s, 53688 Pioneertown Rd., Pioneertown, (760) 365-5956; www.pappyandharriets.com.
Ever wonder what a conspiracy theory sounds like? Find out one interpretation as new media art expert Venzha Christ of Indonesia attempts to answer the burning questions we have about an area that’s infamous for extra-terrestrials. He created of the House of Natural Fibers Foundation (dedicated to fusing education, art and technology) and brings actual sounds that emanate from Area 51 alive.
Thru June 1. Culver Center of the Arts, 3834 Main St., Riverside. (951) 827-3755; www.culvercenter.ucr.edu.
When summer comes around the world just feels better. The weather is warm, the beaches are packed and people are laughing all around. Take all of the fun that’s crammed into one summer and you’ll get sisters Chelsea and Justine Brown in their band, The Summer Twins—double the fun. It’s a band with a vibe that’s hard to find because the style is simple and dares to live in a world that’s long past: the classic “dream pop” days of the ’50s and ’60s. When you listen to the songs you can almost feel yourself being transported to a time when the music sent a different message. With simple but sweet guitar solos, lead singer Chelsea will steal your heart away with her serenading vocals. Sister Justine, also sings and plays drums and the two aren’t afraid to let some rock ‘n’ roll out every once in a while. The first self-titled release is all about dreams and definitely does the dream pop genre justice with songs like “Got Somebody to Dream About.” The two, along with a touring band, will be playing at the Saturation Arts and Music Festival in Riverside that’s dedicated to D.I.Y. work. It will also be the release party of the bands new E.P. so there’s a good chance some new material will be played.
8pm. Back to the Grind, 3575 University Ave., Riverside, (951) 784-0800.