Jason Farthing, Macarena Rivera and Jesse Boden, known as The Budrows, will perform a hometown record release show of their new album, “No Bad Whiskey” at the Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., at 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 18.
With Farthing on his gas can banjo and cigar box guitar and Boden playing harmonica and flute the band rounds out its rock sound rooted in country and blues with Rivera’s vocals and washboard percussion.
The concert is free.
The group also performs in downtown Laguna Beach Saturday, June 20, during Fete de la Musique, where musicians of every genre break into song under storefront eaves and unlikely public spaces.
Food Pantry Cooks Up a Benefit Concert
A benefit concert will feature music by the Blue Offenders, a La Sirena taco bar and a specialty cocktail at the Marine Room Tavern on Friday, June 19, from 5:30-8 p.m.
Pantry Palooza proceeds benefit the Laguna Food Pantry, which supplies food to neighbors in need. Concert-goers can help with nonperishable food donations welcomed at the door.
Guests must be 21 or older. Tickets can be purchased at www.pantrypalooza.brownpapertickets.com for $45 or $50 at the door. For more info: contact Barbara McMurray at (949) 233-9548.
Felder Reprises His Role as Irving Berlin
The production of “Irving Berlin” will return for one week to the Laguna House Playhouse, June 22-30, as a return engagement.
The writer of the play, Hershey Felder, will once again star as “America’s composer,” Irwin Berlin. The production, back by popular demand, is directed by Trevor Hay and will feature music by Irving Berlin himself.
For the schedule and ticket prices, please visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.
Photo: Hersey Felder takes on the persona of composer Irvine Berlin.