Best Blues Party - 2013
Pete Anderson's Club 652@Burbank Moose Lodge Mondays
1901 W. Burbank Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91506
Pete Anderson's Club 652@Burbank Moose Lodge Mondays goes down weekly at 8 p.m. (except when Pete's on tour) and runs as precisely as a Swiss clock. The acclaimed, Detroit-born guitarist and his always–first rate combo provide a luxurious, rich mess of all original blues. The music is exhilarating in its bite, feel and delivery, and always displays Anderson's obsessive fixation on what he calls the "3 Ts" — tone, time and taste. The setting is a tiny, neon beer sign–lit, old-school tavern, which is overseen by the rather eccentric, bearded Moose Lodge shot-caller/barkeep Bailey. It provides the perfect atmosphere for the music. Also: The drinks are cheap, kids are permitted, and there's no cover charge, making Anderson's Moose Lodge Mondays always a gasser. 1901 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank. (818) 842-5851, burbankmoose.com. —Jonny Whiteside