Richie Ramone hopes the Descanso Garden gig will be the first of many and is trying to book other venues for an expanded version of his work, along with a new suite tentatively called Ramones Meet Bond. For now, though, he’s hoping for the best this weekend.
“The percentage of punks we get will be very exciting,” he says. “Maybe they’ll rush the stage, stomping over people’s blankets. I’ll tell you at 10 to 10.”
Richie on a theater classic: Its about violence, stabbing. (Photo by Ted Soqui)
Richie Ramone, Suite for Drums and Orchestra, part of “76 Trombones,” Pasadena Pops Orchestra at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada–Flintridge; Fri.-Sat., Aug. 17-18, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 19, 7 p.m.; $20-$85. (626) 792-7677, Ext. 217.