Tony's P's, which opened last November in the former J.R.'s space at 777 East 17th Avenue, recently started hosting live music on weekends in its lounge upstairs. The venue will be the new home base for old-school funk/jazz act Buckner Funken Jazz, fronted by trumpeter Rod Buckner. The group will play Tony P's most weekends, with Eugene & the Powerhouse Blues Band filling in when it's off.
The music goes from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and there's a $7 cover. Tony P's will also host DJ Casually Smooth, who spins electronic-boogie and modern-funk vinyl, on Thursdays.