Butch Walker’s New Weekly Gig in Santa Monica Kicks Off With Some Famous Friend Support

Butch Walker and his band The Black Widows is giving us S. Californian’s something cool to do on Monday nights. The band began their month-long residency at the Basement Tavern in Santa Monica performing new music to a full house which included a little star-power support.

Pal Brendon Urie was there. Wearing black nerd glasses, Brendon stood in the middle of the crowd with his girlfriend (who he recently admitted to Spin Magazine that he was infatuated with and wrote the song “Sarah Smiles” for), and clapped, whistled and even heckeled the band in-between each song.

Across the venue Owen Wilson hung out on a big leather chair and chatted with friends sans any cocktails. He split as soon as Black Widows ended.

Black Widows had the crowd going crazy playing a full set that was a seemless mix of pop with a little country flair. There’s definitely some radio friendly hits in their new music and Walker was supported on stage by band members, Jake Sinclair, Fran Capitanelli, Chris Unck, and drummer Patrick Keeler (The Greenhornes and The Raconteurs).

Butch posted this picture with a note saying “It’s good to have the band back together… Here we go…” on his official blog a few days ago.

Butch Walker and Black Widows plays every Monday at the Basement Tavern on Main St. in Santa Monica through March 14.