Tons of local bands have come and gone over the decades, but the legend of Bourbon Jones just keeps growing. How else to explain the fact that the much-missed Long Beach contempo-blues-with-a-handful-of-praise-the-lawd-gospel band's 1998 album Glory Train is pretty much only available in the rarities case at Fingerprints for something like $20-that is, if it's still there by the time you read this? How can their music be so valued? Could be the four-year-long gig they had playing Sunday afternoons on the Blue Café patio-steady exposure like that can endear you on a beloved-by-millions level. Find out just how many lovers they still have this Saturday, when the original Bourbon Jones lineup-Anthony Arvizu, Mario Barmosca, Chris Hanlin and Mikey Meyer-reunites for a one-off show at the Cellar, the kinda-new venue run by former Blue Café svengali Vince Jordan. It'll be a night of great music from a band that ruled Long Beach, if only for a little while.
Sat., Aug. 16, 9 p.m., 2008