Best Weekly Show for Guitar Geeks, August 2010

Every kind of guitar that can cry the blues, blast rock, or croon a country tune makes it onstage at some point during Guitarology. The brainchild of Stephen Patt, a Santa Monica physician who was a founding member of the late-’60s group the Chambers Brothers, the Wednesday-night jamfest at the Melody Bar & Grill features a different guest artist each week playing with Patt’s house band. You never know who’s going to materialize in the audience and be wooed to the stage. Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas has held court, as has Pete Anderson from Dwight Yoakam’s band. The service is attentive and the food fresher than the venue’s trapped-in-the-’70s look.