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Vol. 10, No. 3 – Nov 8 – Nov 21, 2017 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I can’t say it enough, I love this town, and I love our music scene. Thank you for supporting live music, it really brings life into our quaint beach community. To start off with, here are a couple of events you might want to secure tickets for before they sell out. First the highly popular “event of the year,” it’s the Winter Wine Walk and Street Fair. The street fair and music are free to the public and run noon to 8 pm, but if you want to take part in the wine walk, then you’ll need tickets at VenturaWinterWineWalk.com. Music this year features the Road Brothers, Adelaide and The Bomb.

And then the Ventura Theater just added Nardcore Punk Rock to Walk Me Home to their calendar. Headlining the night will be T.S.O.L. along with Nardcore favorites, Ill Repute, Stalag 13, Dr. Know, and more. This one’s scheduled for Saturday, January 6, with the first band playing at 4 pm (show ends at midnight).

Speaking of which, the Nardcore 8th annual Turkey/Toilet Bowl tournament falls on Saturday, November 18th at Harley’s Valley Bowl in Simi Valley. Monies raised help C.A.R.L. Just a couple of the bands playing will be The Hymen Blasters, Bad Samaritans, Channel 3 and more.

I spoke with Jerry McWorther of Hi Hat Entertainment about the return of Albert Lee to Ventura, and he’s really pumped up about this one. You may already know that Lee is an inductee to the Musicians Hall of Fame, he’s a two-time Grammy award winning artist, and is undeniably one of the greatest guitarists of all time. Normally when he plays here in Ventura, the band is arranged by Jerry, but this time he’s bringing his personal band to back him up. You won’t want to miss this one coming to the Hong Kong Inn on Friday, November 17. Tickets can be purchased at HiHatEntertainment.com.

Speaking of Hi Hat Entertainment shows, it was such a surprise when Wrecking Crew member, Don Randi, showed up when The Shari Puorto Band was playing on Friday, November 3. Jerry rallied everyone he knew and finally wrangled a keyboard for Randi who joined the band for their second set. They kicked off his appearance with the song Nancy Sinatra is most famous for and on which he played, “These Boots are Made for Walking.”

Quick Notes: the Ugly God show is cancelled at the Ventura Theater for November 16 and SuicideBoys on the 13th is sold out; Squashed Grapes welcomes back the Doug Webb Group featuring Danny Carey of TOOL on Friday, November 17; and finally, congratulations to Ill Repute! The hit Netflix show Stranger Things featured a snippet of “Clean Cut American Kid” on Episode 3 of their second season. It originally aired October 27, 2017.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 10, No. 3 – Nov 8 – Nov 21, 2017 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Amigos Cafe & Cantina
546 E. Main St.
805-874-2232
Mondays: Musician’s Night Out
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Fri 11/10: Trippin’ Wild
Sun 11/12: Jerry Breiner
Wed 11/15: Big Adventure
Sat 11/18: Dive Bar Messiahs

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Fridays: DJs; Karaoke
Saturdays DJs
Fri 11/10: Three Bad Jacks, Henchmen, Sandbox Bullies

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 11/8: Big Adventure
Thurs 11/9: Amber & Smoke
Fri 11/10: Otis Hayes
Sat 11/11: Alex Nestor
Tues 11/14: Donna Greene
Wed 11/15: Bryan McCann
Thurs 11/16: Fabulous Hangovers
Fri 11/17: Instone
Sat 11/18: Red Muffs
Tues 11/21: Jazz Express

Casa Bella
391 E. Main Street
(805) 340-1119
Music starts 7 pm
Fridays: Encore
Saturday: Ricky Williams

Cask Alexhouse
5952 Telegraph Road
(805) 765-4201
Music 7-9 pm
Sat 11/11: Doc Ventura
Sat 11/18: Jon Gindick

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
Weds & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 11/10: Martinez Brothers
Fri 11/17: Havana 5
Sat 11/18: Havana 5
Sun 11/19: Martinez Brothers

Cork
1930 E. Main Street
Music 6-8 pm
Wed 11/8: The Swillys
Wed 11/15: The Swillys

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 11/19: The Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Late Fridays 10 pm: Flashback Fridays
Late Saturdays 10 pm: Disco Bowl
Thurs 11/9: The Question, Irie Essence, Kyle
Fri 11/10: Disc O Town Hoedown
Sat 11/11: The Molly Ringwald Project
Thurs 11/16: Seedless, Jason J
Sat 11/18: Led Zepplica

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: 4 pm Xoco Moraza and Friends
Saturdays: 9:30 DJ Erock

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Fri 11/10: Fishfry

Garage
1091 Scandia
Thurs 11/16: Exhumed, Arkaik, Phalanx, Hidinginsidevictims, Varian Disaster
Sat 11/18: Snailmate, Devil McCoy, Vatican Assassins

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat 8 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Fri 11/10: Shawn Jones Trio
Sat 11/11: Dallas Hodge
Sun 11/12: Al Vafa
Fri 11/17: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 11/18: Alistair Greene
Sun 11/19: Hunter & the Dirty Jacks

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 11/10: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Morry Sochat and the Memphis Kings
Sat 11/11: Jungle Jazz
Sun 11/12: Del Franklin
Fri 11/17: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Albert Lee
Sat 11/18: Brian Faith Band

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Fri 11/10: The Inside Break
Fri 11/17: Jason Ho

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 11/9: Dan Grimm

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Wed 11/8: Hard Working Americans, Jerry Joseph
Sat 11/11: Matisyahu
Mon 11/13: Suicideboys

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor Village
Sat 11/11: Coconut Deuce
Sun 11/12: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 11/18: Crosscut
Sun 11/19: F.O.E.

Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main Street
Sun 11/12: 3-5 pm Prokofiev & Messiaen

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Tuesdays: Free Jukebox
Wednesdays: Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

The Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Sat 11/11: CRV

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Mon 11/13: Hyatt Haupt
Mon 11/20: Dick Parent

Plan B Winery
3520 Arundell Circle
Sun 11/12: Ignition

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Sun 11/5: 2 pm Old Country Grass Band

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Sat 11/11: Phoenixook, Nobiggee, Absolutely Nothing
Sat 11/18: Bad Bones, The I Don’t Know

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Wednesdays: DJ Steezy Steve
Fri 11/10: The Shorelines

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 11/11: Zac Young
Sun 11/12: Bruce Mancuso
Sat 11/18: Sandi Anderson

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Sat 11/11: Outlaw Inlaws

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Wed 11/8: Emilio & Friends
Thurs 11/9: Axiom
Fri 11/10: Brad Rabuchin & Friends
Sat 11/11: RJ. Roots w/ Masami Kuroki
Wed 11/15: Native Vibe
Thurs 11/16: Hans Ottsen Trio
Fri 11/17: Doug Webb Group featuring Danny Carrey (TOOL)
Sat 11/18: Paul Weitz Trio featuring Donna Deussen
Tues 11/21: Jazz Jam

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 11/10: Pull the Trigger
Sat 11/11: Mini Driver Band
Fri 11/17: CRV
Sat 11/18: Jan Michael & the Vincents

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 11/10: Sin Chonies
Sat 11/11: The Caverns
Sat 11/18: The Black Stripes

Topa Topa Brewing Co.
104 E. Thompson Blvd
Thurs 11/9: Matthew R. Sayles

Ventura High School Auditorium
2 N. Catalina Street
Sun 11/12: Ventura County Concert Band

Ventura Beach Club
281 W. Main Street
Thurs 11/16: Bears Among Men, The Black Hand, Heretic A.D., Into the Abyss, Wicked Bears, No Advisory, Love Nothing, Sanderlings

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Thurs 11/9: Karyn 805
Fri 11/10: Rich Sheldon & Carl Osterlof
Sat 11/11: Kevin Longden & Friends
Sun 11/12: Epitome of Dreams
Thurs 11/16: Patrella
Fri 11/17: Paul Mars Black
Sat 11/18: Jodi Farrell & Jim Rankin
Sun 11/19: Encanto das Aguas

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun
with Kenny Devoe

Vol. 10, No.2 – Oct 25 – Nov 7, 2017 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Amigos Cafe & Cantina
546 E. Main St.
805-874-2232
Mondays: Musician’s Night Out
Tuesdays: Open Mic
Sun 11/5: 5 pm The Tossers; 9 pm Karaoke

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Fridays: DJs; Karaoke
Saturdays DJs
Wed 10/25: 8-9 pm Lucky Devils Band showcase
Tues 10/31: Halloween party w/ Pressgang, Vandalisms and more…

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 10/25: Donna Butler
Thurs 10/26: Coso Live
Fri 10/27: Instone
Sat 10/28: Soul Infusion
Tues 10/31: Fabulous Hangovers
Wed 11/1: Bryan McCann
Thurs 11/2: Rick Whitfield
Fri 11/3: Action Down
Sat 11/4: Young Dempsey
Tues 11/7: Bernie Meisinger

Casa Bella
391 E. Main Street
(805) 340-1119
Music starts 7 pm
Fridays: Encore
Saturday: Ricky Williams

Cask Alexhouse
5952 Telegraph Road
(805) 765-4201
Music 7-9 pm
Sat 10/28: Milo Sledge
Sat 11/4: Sarah Lightman

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
Weds & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 10/27: Havana Cinco
Sat 10/28: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/29: Havana Cinco
Fri 11/3: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 11/4: Havana 5
Sun 11/5: Roger Bridges Jazz Express

Cork
1930 E. Main Street
Music 6-8 pm
Wed 10/25: The Swillys

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 11/5: The Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Late Fridays 10 pm: Flashback Fridays
Late Saturdays 10 pm: Disco Bowl
Thurs 10/26: Cornerstone w/ special guest King Zero
Fri 10/27: Sgt. Pepper
Sat 10/28: Dawn of the Dreads party w/ Arise Roots, Legalizer, Sliff Vision
Thurs 11/2: After the Smoke CD release party
Fri 11/3: Passafire, Pacific Dub
Sat 11/4: Shaky Feelin’

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: 4 pm Xoco Moraza and Friends
Saturdays: 9:30 DJ Erock

Garage
1091 Scandia
Fri 10/27: Stebz Juarez Music
Fri 11/3: The Krylons; No Advisory, The Afraid, Break the Tides, Half/Measure, UntilWeDie
Sat 11/4: Detained, Worry Corner, Dross, Turbulent Hearts, Species Unknown

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke
Sat 10/28: Scaryoky Halloween party

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic
Sat 10/28: Protector 101, The Encounter, Street Cleaner, Facexhugger

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat 8 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Thurs 10/26: Mood Swing
Sat 10/28: Halloween Bash w/ Brandon Ragan Project
Sun 10/29: Jodi Farrell
Fri 11/3: Diane Miller Band
Sat 11/4: TD Lind
Sun 11/5: Sean Wiggins

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 10/27: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Deke Dickerson & the Ecconfonics
Fri 11/3: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Shari Puorto Band

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Road
Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Open Mic
Sunday: Karaoke
Fri 10/27: Pull the Trigger
Sat 10/28: Halloween party w/ Unusual Suspects

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Fri 10/27: Bad Leaf
Thurs 11/2: Danielle Stacy
Sun 11/5: Hoodoo Hoedown

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 10/26: Anna Vera
Fri 10/27: Anchor & Bear; musicians playing Rubber Soul
Sun 10/29: Bad Leaf

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Sat 11/4: The Devil Makes Three, Scott H. Biram

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor Village
Fri 10/27: Corsican Brothers
Sat 10/28: Crosscut
Sun 10/29: Karen Eden
Sat 11/4: Inna Rude Mood
Sun 11/5: F.O.E.

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Tuesdays: Free Jukebox
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri 10/27: Live Band Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

The Patio at Players Casino
Auto Center Drive
Sat 10/28: Vanise Terry Band

Plan B Winery
3520 Arundell Circle
Sun 10/29: Midlife Crisis

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Sun 11/5: 2 pm Old Country Grass Band

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Fri 10/27: D.O.S., For Sale, One Track Mind, It Came from the Suburbs

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Wednesdays: DJ Steezy Steve
Fri 10/27: Alonzo Delano
Sat 10/28: Noble Grizwald
Tues 10/31: Halloween party w/ DJ Steezy Steve

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 10/28: Hip hop concert
Sun 10/29: Late Night Episode
Sat 11/4: Jacob Vossler
Sun 11/5: Eight Years Gone

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 10/27: Johnny Hellhole
Sat 10/28: Halloween Party w/ DJ Darko
Sun 10/29: 1-6 pm Halloween Sunday Punk Rock Party; Girl Balls, COA, Plot

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Music 7-10 pm
Wed 10/25: Jazz Express
Thurs 10/26: Tom Etchart & Friends
Fri 10/27: Retro Funk
Sat 10/28: Equinox
Tues 10/31: Halloween party w/ Tony Ybarra
Wed 11/1: Kent Rollins & Friends
Thurs 11/2: Nee’s Bees
Fri 11/3: Rachel Flowers Trio
Sat 11/4: Barrelhouse Wailers

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 10/27: Mini Driver
Sat 10/28: Time Bomb
Fri 11/3: The Bomb
Sat 11/4: The Flailingtons

Surf Brewery
4561 Market Street
Music 6-8 pm
Sat 10/28: The Swillys

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 10/27: Strange Weather
Sat 10/28: Halloween party w/ DJ Nick Dean; The Black Hips

Ventura College Performing Arts Center
4700 Loma Vista Road
Fri 10/27: 7:30 pm Jekyll and Hyde Gothic Thriller Musical
Sat 10/28: 7:30 pm Jekyll and Hyde Gothic Thriller Musical
Sun 10/29: 2:30 pm Jekyll and Hyde Gothic Thriller Musical

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Thurs 10/26: Keith Cain
Fri 10/27: Halloween party w/ Rebel Rose
Sat 10/28: Halloween party w/ Sonic Boom
Sun 10/29: 1:30 pm Jason Ho
Thurs 11/2: Andy D.
Fri 11/3: Paul Mars Black
Sat 11/4: James Broz Trio

Wicked’s Brew
4561 Market Street
Sat 10/28: 6 pm Halloween party w/ Barrelhouse Wailers

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun
with Kenny Devoe
Sat 10/28: 8 pm Jason Ho
Sat 11/4: 8 pm Sunnarborg Duo

Vol. 10, No.1 – Oct 11 – Oct 24, 2017 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Amigos Cafe & Cantina
546 E. Main St.
805-874-2232
Mondays: Musician’s Night Out
Tuesdays: Open Mic w/ Beer Bros.
Sat 10/14: The Inside Break

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Fridays: DJs; Karaoke
Saturdays DJs
Fri 10/13: The Hunger, Leave the Stars

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 10/11: Donna Butler
Thurs 10/12: Self Righteous Brothers
Fri 10/13: Rick Whitfield
Sat 10/14: Otis Hayes
Tues 10/17: Jazz Express
Wed 10/18: Big Adventure
Thurs 10/19: Fabulous Hangovers
Fri 10/20: Self Righteous Brothers
Sat 10/21: Drunken Monkeys
Tues 10/ 24: Donna Greene

Casa Bella
391 E. Main Street
(805) 340-1119
Music starts 7 pm
Fridays: Encore
Saturday: Ricky Williams

Cask Alexhouse
5952 Telegraph Road
(805) 765-4201
Music 7-9 pm
Sat 10/14: Milo Sledge
Sat 10/21: Doc Ventura

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
Weds & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 7 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Tuesdays: The Jerry McWorter Trio
Fri 10/13: Havana Cinco
Sat 10/14: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/15: Roger Bridges Band
Fri 10/20: Havana Cinco
Sat 10/21: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/22: Hot Roux

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 10/15: 4 pm The Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Late Fridays 10 pm: Flashback Fridays
Late Saturdays 10 pm: Disco Bowl
Thurs 10/12: Gonzo w/ Derinkuyu
Fri 10/13: Spencer the Gardener
Sat 10/14: Metalachi
Thurs 10/19: Pato Banton
Fri 10/20: Herbal Rootz
Sat 10/21: (noon – 5) Funhaus Polka Band

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: 4 pm Xoco Moraza and Friends
Saturdays: 9:30 DJ Erock

Garage
1091 Scandia
Sat 10/14: One Square Mile
Fri 10/20: Motorbabe

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Fri and Sat 8 pm; Sundays 3 pm
Fri 10/13: Tex Pistols
Sat 10/14: Alastair Greene; The Angry Brians
Sun 10/15: Shawn Jones Trio
Fri 10/20: Shane & Maggie
Sat 10/21: Barrelhouse Wailers
Sun 10/22: Déjà vu Too

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 10/13: Hi Hat Entertainment presents The Forty Fours
Sat 10/14: The Brian Faith Band
Sun 10/15: Misunderstood
Fri 10/20: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Alastair Greene CD release party
Sat 10/21: C.A.R.L. Fundraiser with Kelly’s Lot; Orphan Jon & the Abandon; Ray Jaurique…
Sun 10/22: Del Franklin

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Road
Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Open Mic
Sunday: Karaoke
Fri 10/13: Vital Itch
Sat 10/14: Black Canyon Band
Fri 10/20: CRV
Sat 10/21: Reign

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Wed 10/11: Goodnight Kiss Trio
Wed 10/18: Jade Hendrix
Thurs 10/19: Jason Ho

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Thurs 6 pm; Sat 4 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 10/12: Shea Salisbury
Sat 10/14: Bad Leaf
Sun 10/15: Anchor and Bear
Thurs 10/19: Jacob Cole
Sat 10/21: Sea at Last

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor Village
Fri 10/13: James Broz
Sat 10/14: Inertia
Sun 10/15: Operations 90’s
Sat 10/21: The Swillys
Sun 10/22: Venise Terry Band

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Tuesdays: Free Jukebox
Wednesdays: Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Saloon BBQ Co.
456 E. Main Street
Wednesdays: DJ Steezy Steve
Fri 10/13: Grapevine
Sat 10/14: Bad Leaf
Fri 10/20: Sweet Reaper
Sat 10/21: Sea at Last

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 10/14: Jack Vanity
Sun 10/15: Rags and Bones
Sat 10/21: The Hellhounds
Sun 10/22: Will Breman

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 10/13: Kings Revenge
Sat 10/14: DJ Pistolero
Fri 10/20: Seaside Band
Sat 10/21: Corpse I Stole

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Music 7-10 pm
Wed 10/11: Denigris and Smith
Thurs 10/12: Homes 5
Fri 10/13: Janis Mann
Sat 10/14: Bruce Forman’s Cow Bop
Tues 10/17: Jazz Jam
Wed 10/18: H03
Thurs 10/19: Dogfish
Fri 10/20: Doug Webb Group featuring Danny Carey (TOOL)
Sat 10/21: Native Vibe

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 10/13: CRV
Sat 10/14: Pull the Trigger
Fri 10/20: Shawn Jones
Sat 10/21: Deborah Jenssen Band

Surf Brewery
4561 Market Street
Sat 10/14: Medicine Hat

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 10/13: The Caverns
Sat 10/14: Dojo Loach
Fri 10/20: Rich Sheldon
Sat 10/21: 50 Sticks of Dynamite

Ventura Beach Party
on promenade next to Pier
Sat 10-6 pm; Sun 7-3 pm
Sat 10/21: Lightnin’ Willie, goCcal, Sunnie Paxson
Sun 10/22: Sonic Boom, Paul Mars Black, Acoustic Generation

Ventura County Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Sat 10/14: Seaside Games w/ Highland Way, The Angry Brians, Blackwaterside, more…
Sun 10/15: Seaside Games w/ Highland Way, The Angry Brians, Blackwaterside, more…

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Thurs 10/12: Karyn 805
Fri 10/13: Jason Ho
Sat 10/14: Paul Mars Black
Sun 10/15: Andy D
Thurs 10/19: The Bushwackers
Fri 10/20: Encanto das Aguas
Sat 10/21: Déjà vu Too
Sun 1022: Epitome of Dreams

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun
with Kenny Devoe
Sat 10/14: 8 pm Jason Ho

Vol. 10, No.1 – Oct 11 – Oct 24, 2017 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

There are a couple of high profile events coming up. Let’s start with The Seaside Highland Games (a Scottish/Celtic Festival) which hits town every Fall. They’ll have all kinds of games and activities including music all day long on several stages over the weekend of October 14th and 15th at the fairgrounds. Some of the acts performing will be Blackwaterside, The Angry Brians, Hidden Fifth, Slingo Rags, Highland Way, and Three for Joy.

The Ventura Beach Party in conjunction with the Ventura Marathon will be held down along the promenade at the Ventura Pier. There is no charge for this one and there will be music during the day over the weekend of October 21 and 22nd with Lightnin’ Willie, Sunnie Paxson, Sonic Boom, Paul Mars Black and Acoustic Generation performing.

Then there is the C.A.R.L. fundraiser on Saturday, October 21 at the Hong Kong Inn. This one donates all proceeds to the Canine Adoption and Rescue League and has Kelly’s Lot, Orphan Jon and the Abandon featuring Johnny Main, along with special guests all evening long including performances from Ray Jaurique, Michael Golden and Jerry McWorter.

Hi Hat Entertainment as a couple of weeks of amazing nights of music you won’t want to miss at the Hong Kong Inn. First on Friday, October 13, it’s The Forty Fours; then the following week, October 20, it’s Alastair Greene’s CD release of Dream Train. Greene has embarked on his solo career after playing with the Alan Parsons Project for the past 7 years.

Speaking of new music, Kelly Z (Zirbes) has a brand-new CD just released called Rescue. Kelly said that all 8 tracks were recorded in 2011 by Chuck Kavooras at SlideAway Studio; however, the project was never finished, that is until Kelly was asked to provide the vocal tracks. It really is quite impressive!

Quick Notes: Vintura at the Wine Rack will be hosting a special fundraiser for the Ventura Cancer Resource Center on Thursday, October 12th from 7-10 pm with singer/songwriter, Karen 805 entertaining; Spencer the Gardener returns to Discovery on Friday, October 13; One Square Mile featuring members of the Circle Jerks and Saccharine Trust will be at the Garage on Saturday October 14 and Motörbabe (female Motörhead tribute band) on Friday October 20; after playing at the Highland Games, The Angry Brians will be jamming at Grapes and Hops on Saturday, October 14 then Shawn Jones recently back after another European tour will be playing the next day on Sunday afternoon, October 15; and The Jelly opens for The Motels on Sunday, October 22 at the Canyon Club.

And finally, CAPS Media’s radio station is now streaming live at www.capsmedia.org/radio. You can catch The Pam Baumgardner Music Hour every Tuesday at 5 with a rebroadcast on Friday at 5 and Sunday at noon.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 10, No. 26 – Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2017 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Amigos Cafe & Cantina
546 E. Main St.
805-874-2232
Mondays: Musician’s Night Out
Tuesdays: Open Mic w/ Beer Bros.
Wed 9/27: Crooked Eye Trio with Guy Martin
Thurs 9/28: Trippin’ Wild
Sun 10/1: 5 pm The Tossers; 9 pm Karaoke

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Fridays: DJs; Karaoke
Saturdays DJs
Fri 10/6: Frost and Fire III with Raven, Savage Master, Jaguar, Cauldron, Volture, Spell, Walpyrgus, Substratum, Riot City, Bewitcher, Gate Krashor
Sat 10/7: Frost and Fire III with Manilla Road, Cirith Ungol, Amulet, Mythra, Twisted Tower Dire, Iron Thor, Venomous Maximus, Skelaotr, Ovvl, Hellire
Sun 10/8: DJs, Ashbury, Bitch, Rivera Sunnarborg Duo

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 9/27: Donna Butler
Thurs 9/28: Cosolive
Fri 9/29: Johnny Hawthrone
Sat 9/30: Little Alice

Caraba Coffee
Telephone & Petit
Sundays: 12:30 pm Acoustic open mic

Casa Bella
391 E. Main Street
(805) 340-1119
Music starts 7 pm
Tuesdays: Adam Tunney
Fridays: Encore
Saturday: Ricky Williams

Cask Alexhouse
5952 Telegraph Road
(805) 765-4201
Music 7-9 pm
Sat 9/30: Sarah Lightman
Sat 10/7: Sarah Lightman

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
Weds & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 7 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Tuesdays: Down Home Trio
Fri 9/29: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 9/30: Estrada Brothers w/ Lorenzo Martinez
Fri 10/6: Havana Cinco
Sat 10/7: Havana Cinco
Sun 10/8: Havana Cinco

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 10/1: 4 pm The Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Late Fridays 10 pm: Flashback Fridays
Late Saturdays 10 pm: Disco Bowl
Thurs 9/28: Rising Son
Fri 9/29: Crystal Garden featuring Boyd Tinsley, Joshua Lodge
Sat 9/30: The Velveteen Band CD release party
Sat 10/7: Kinky

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: 4 pm Xoco Moraza and Friends
Saturdays: 9:30 DJ Erock

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Sat 10/6: Karen Eden and Bill Macpherson

Garage
1091 Scandia
Sat 10/7: Death by Stereo

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic
Sat 9/30: The Encounter, Street Cleaner, Facexhugger, Necro Mechanical

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Fri 9/29: The Salty Suites
Sat 9/30: Tex Pistols
Fri 10/6: Vox Box Six
Sat 10/7: TD Lind
Sun 10/8: Varon Thomas

The Greek Mediterranean
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm
Belly Dancing, Greek music and show

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 9/29: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Rick Estrin and the Nightcats
Fri 10/6: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Big Sandy and the R&B Boogaloo
Sun 10/8: Del Franklin

Instrumental Music
3171 E. Main Street
Mon 10/2 7 pm: Corey Contilio

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Road
Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Open Mic
Sunday: Karaoke
Fri 9/29: Black Canyon Band
Sat 9/30: Crosscut

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Wed 9/27: Jason Ho

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
3-5 pm
Sun 10/1: Ventucky String Band

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Wed 9/27: Rakim, Mic Bles, Tribel, Kris Greer, Tre Magnificient
Tues 10/3: Insane Clown Posse, R.A. The Rugged Man, Lyte
Thurs 10/5: Night Demon, Tyrant, Ruthless, Cage

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor Village
Fri 9/29: James Broz
Sat 9/30: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 10/1: Vertigo Blend
Fri 10/6: Awesome Sauce
Sat 10/7: Crosscut
Sun 10/8: Inna Rude Mood

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Tuesdays: Free Jukebox
Wednesdays: Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

The Patio at Player’s Casino
Ventura Auto Center
Fri 9/29: InStone
Sun 10/1: Jade Hendrix

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Sun 10/1: 2 pm Old Country Grass Band

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 9/30: Bill Reveles
Sun 10/1: Bruce Mancus
Sat 10/7: Matt Sertich
Sun 10/8: Addison Street

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 9/29: Break the Tides

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Music 7-10 pm
Wed 9/27: Meridan Trio
Thurs 9/28: Dogfish
Fri 9/29: Luis Munoz Quartet
Sat 9/30: RJ Mischo & Friends
Tues 10/3: Jazz Jam
Wed 10/4: KC & Friends

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 9/29: 805 Allstarz
Sat 9/30: Time Bomb
Fri 10/6: The Bomb
Sat 10/7: Dive Bar Messiahs

Surf Brewery
4561 Market Street
Sat 9/30: Tom and Milo

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Sat 9/30: Rich Sheldon

Ventura Beach Club
281 W. Main Street
Sat 9/30: The Dad Show featuring: Andres, Plan Your Escape, Welcome to Limerick, Dead Poet Society, Kyle Smith, Pretty Well, Eyes Eat Suns, Ten Years Too Long

Ventura Harbor Village
Spinnaker Drive
Rock on the Dock 3-6 pm
Sat 9/30: Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros.

Ventura Pier
Pier Under the Stars
Sat 10/7: Trippin’ Wild

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Thurs 9/28: Andy D.
Fri 9/29: Jason Ho
Sat 9/30; 805 Allstarz
Sun 10/1: Paul McCallum
Thurs 10/5: Keith Cain
Fri 10/6: Paul Mars Black
Sat 10/7: Medicine Hat
Sun 10/8: Déjà vu Too

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun
with Kenny Devoe

Vol. 10, No. 26 – Sept 27 – Oct 10, 2017 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Are you ready to get your metal on? The third annual Frost and Fire returns to Ventura over the first weekend of October beginning with a pre-party on Thursday, October 5, at the Ventura Theater with Night Demon, Tyrant Ruthless and Cage. Then Bombay Bar and Grill hosts three days of metal music starting on Friday with Raven, Savage Master, Jaguar, Walpyrgus and more. Saturday has Cirith Ungol, Manilla Road, Amulet and more. Sunday features a “bangover brunch” with DJs, and a handful of bands that afternoon. Friday and Saturday shows at Bombay’s are sold out, however I understand that the post and pre-parties still have tickets available.

At the other end of the musical spectrum there’s the Topa Topa Folk Fest, also on the first weekend of October at Libbey Bowl in Ojai for both Friday and Saturday nights. Friday night, October 6, has Lissie Band, Tim Curran, Jamie Drake, Bryan Titus Trio, The Brambles and more. October 6th has Grammy award winner and critically acclaimed singer/songwriter, Lucinda Williams along with Country super star, Shooter Jennings on Saturday night. Also on the bill, Doug Pettibone, Brian Wright, Shane Alexander and more. This show benefits the Turning Point Foundation. You can get ticket information at TopaTopaFolkFest.com.

Stay True and Dead Center Records bring The Dad Show to the Ventura Beach Club on Saturday, September 30, with two stages of music featuring Andres, Plan your Escape, Welcome to Limerick, Dead Poet Society, Kyle Smith and more.

Congratulations to Army of Freshmen who are celebrating 20 years together. They’ll be heading over to Europe for the Get Happy Tour this February with Bowling for Soup and the Aquabats.

And it’s been fun watching the photos Jesse Siebenberg has been posting on social media as he been touring with Lukas Nelson (in case you missed it, that’s Willie Nelson’s son). Stadium shots, hanging with Sir Paul McCartney, and posting that they were playing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on September 5, it’s such a dream come true! The tour swings by our way with a stop at the Fonda Theater on October 4.

Quick Notes: Guy Martin joins Crooked Eye Trio for a show at Amigos on Wednesday, September 27; Boyd Tinsley (of the Dave Matthews Band) brings his project Crystal Garden to Discovery on Friday, September 29; The Velveteen Band CD release party is at Discovery on Saturday, September 30; The final Rock on the Dock at the Ventura Harbor is Saturday September 30 with Frank Barajas & the Corsican Bros; Corey Congilio has an in-store performance at Instrumental Music on Monday, October 2; Death by Stereo has a show at The Garage on Saturday, October 7; and Pier Under the Stars with Trippin’ Wild is Saturday, October 7.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Vol. 10, No. 25 – Sept 13 – Sept 26, 2017 – Music Calendar

For more events go to VenturaRocks.com

Amigos Cafe & Cantina
546 E. Main St.
805-874-2232
Mondays: Musician’s Night Out
Tuesdays: Open Mic w/ Beer Bros.
Wed 9/13: Crooked Eye Trio
Fri 9/15: Dropshot
Sat 9/16: 5 pm Jade Hendrix; 9 pm Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 9/17: 5 pm Corsican Bros; 9 pm Karaoke

Boatyard Pub
Ventura Harbor
Tuesdays: Jason Ho
Wednesdays: Mark David
Thursdays: Bluegrass Jam

Bombay Bar & Grill
143 S. California Street
Fridays: DJs; Karaoke
Saturdays DJs
Sun 9/17: The Barn Burners, Serena

Buena High School
5670 Telegraph Road
Sat 9/16: Paperback Writer

Café Fiore
66 S. California Street
Wed 9/13: Big Adventure
Thurs 9/14: Live Wire
Fri 9/15: Instone
Sat 9/16: Otis Hayes
Tues 9/19: Fabulous Hangovers
Wed 9/20: Big Adventure
Thurs 9/21: Rick Whitfield
Fri 9/22: Johnny Hawthorne
Sat 9/23: Boogie Wonderland

California Beer Fest
City Hall Location
Fri 9/15: The Bomb
Plaza Park Location
Sat 9/16: Adelaide, DJ Cue, Yachtley Crew
Sun 9/17: Michael Ray; Russell Dickerson, Chris Lane, Highway Starr

Caraba Coffee
Telephone & Petit
Sundays: 12:30 pm Acoustic open mic

Casa Bella
391 E. Main Street
(805) 340-1119
Music starts 7 pm
Tuesdays: Adam Tunney
Fridays: Encore
Saturday: Ricky Williams

Cask Alexhouse
5952 Telegraph Road
(805) 765-4201
Music 7-9 pm
Sat 9/16: Milo Sledge
Sat 9/23: Jason Ho

The Cave
4435 McGrath Street
Weds & Saturdays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Varon Thomas
Thurs & Fridays: 5:30 – 8:30 pm Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Week nights 7 pm; Sundays 4 pm
Tuesdays: Down Home Trio
Fri 9/15: Havana Cinco
Sat 9/16: Brandon Ragan
Sun 9/17: Hot Roux
Fri 9/22: Estrada Brothers w/ Lorenzo Martinez
Sat 9/23: Soul Expression

Dargan’s Irish Pub
593 E. Main Street
Sun 9/17: 4 pm The Sunday Drivers

Discovery
1888 Thompson Blvd
Late Fridays 10 pm: Flashback Fridays
Late Saturdays 10 pm: Disco Bowl
Thurs 9/14: TrueZion, Tripped Up
Fri 9/15: 2017 Nash Next
Sun 9/17: Nucklehead
Wed 9/20: The Wailers
Fri 9/22: Kyle Smith, Soutry Dub
Sat 9/23: Cubensis
Sunday 9/24: Mayday

El Rey Cantina
294 E. Main Street
Fridays: 4 pm Xoco Moraza and Friends
Saturdays: 9:30 DJ Erock

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Avenue
Sat 9/23: Sista Blues with Deb Ryder, Shari Puorto, Kelly Zirbes

Garage
1091 Scandia
Fri 9/22: Acid Teeth, Chill Child, Three Day Holocaust, All-a-Blur
Sat 9/23: Lil Wyte, Los Ghost, WhiteGold, Denim White

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Avenue
(805) 642-2411
Thurs, Fri & Sat: Karaoke

Golden China
760 S. Seaward
(805) 652-0688
Karaoke seven nights a week 9 pm
Tuesdays 7 pm: Open Mic

Grapes and Hops
454 E. Main Street
Fri 9/15: Maggie McClure
Sat 9/16: Crooked Eye Tommy
Sun 9/17: 1 pm Salty Suites, Angry Brians, Vox Box Six

The Greek Mediterranean
Fri & Sat 7:30 pm
Belly Dancing, Greek music and show

Hong Kong Inn
435 E. Thompson Blvd
Mondays: Karaoke
Thursdays: Gypsy Blues Band
Fri 9/15: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Lionel Young
Sun 9/17: Smitty and Julia
Fri 9/22: Hi Hat Entertainment presents Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan
Sat 9/23: Misunderstood
Sun 9/24: Del Franklin and Friends

Keynote Lounge
10245 Telephone Road
Tuesday and Wednesday: Karaoke
Thursday: Open Mic
Sunday: Karaoke
Fri 9/15: Sean Wiggins
Sat 9/16: Heathers on Fire
Fri 9/22: Mr. M
Sat 9/23: Pull the Trigger

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd.
Wed 9/20: Jade Hendrix Duo

Made West Brewing
1744 Donlon Street
Sun 9/17: 3 pm The Shaky Hand String Band
Sat 9/23: 4 pm Sea at Last
Sun 9/24: 3 pm Cap Quirk

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut Street
Thurs 9/21: Jimmy Eat World, Man with a Mission
Sat 9/23: Gov’t Mule

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor Village
Fri 9/15: Corsican Bros.
Sat 9/16: Vertigo Blend
Sun 9/17: Mike Martinez
Fri 9/22: Urban Dread
Sat 9/23: Crosscut
Sun 9/24: Right Amount of Wrong

O’Leary’s
6555 Telephone Road
Tuesdays: Free Jukebox
Wednesdays: Karaoke

Paddy’s
2 W. Main Street
Wednesdays: Karaoke
Fri & Sat: DJs

Poinsettia Pavilion
3451 Foothill Road
Fri 9/22: Ventura Jazz Orchestra

Poseidon Brewing
5777 Olivas Park Drive
Sat 9/16: Rubber Soul performed by local musicians

Prime
2209 E. Thompson Blvd
Tuesdays: Danny D
Fridays: Mike Moody
Saturdays: Jessica Ash

Red Cove
1809 E. Main Street
Thursdays: Music Club Open Jam Night
Fri 9/15: Mighty Quinn, The Oakland Ronin
Sat 9/16: Phoenixook, Rocket 68, Absolutely Nothing, No Biggie
Sun 9/17: Robot Jurassic, Ed’s Bad Trip, September Begins

Rookees Sports Bar & Grill
419 E. Main Street
(805) 648-6862
Fri and Sat: Rotating DJs

Sandbox Coffeehouse
204 E. Thompson Blvd
805-641-1025
Thurs 6 pm, Weekends noon
Thursdays Open Mic
Sat 9/16: December Fades
Sun 9/17: Will Breman
Sat 9/23: Cap Quirk
Sun 9/24: Brothers Anonymous

Sans Souci
21 S. Chestnut
Sundays: DJ Darko
Mondays: Karaoke
Tuesdays: DJ Nick Dean
Wednesdays: Open mic
Thursdays: DJ Spinobi
Fri 9/15: Hubcap Stealers
Sat 9/16: Stevie Char
Fri 9/22: DJ Pistolero
Sat 9/23: Porcelain Hill
Sat 9/9: Outlaw Inlaws

Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main Street
Music 7-10 pm
Fri 9/15: Mike Garson Trio
Sat 9/16: Paul McCallum & Friends
Mon 9/18: Francesco Buzzurro & Richard Smith
Thurs 9/21: Coda
Fri 9/22: L.J. and the Boyz
Sat 9/23: Cougar Estrada

Star Lounge
343 E. Main Street
Tues: Karaoke
Thurs: DJ Trovlbe
Fri 9/15: Johnny Hawthorn Band
Sat 9/16: The Flailingtons
Fri 9/22: Action Down
Sat 9/23: Unusual Suspects

The Tavern
211 E. Santa Clara Street
(805) 643-3264
Sundays: DJ Steezy Steve
Tuesdays: Karaoke
Metal Wednesdays
Get it Right Thursday DJs
Fri 9/15: Seaside Band
Fri 9/22: I Want my 80’s
Sat 9/23: The Black Hips

Topa Topa Brewing Co.
104 E. Thompson Blvd
Thurs 9/14: Matt Sayles

Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd
Fri 9/22: El Fantasma, Grupo Vox de Mando, Kanales

Ventura Harbor Village
Spinnaker Drive
Rock on the Dock 3-6 pm
Sat 9/16: Freedom of Expression
Sat 9/23: Live Wire

Vintura at the Wine Rack
14 S. California Street
(805) 653-9463
Thurs 9/14: Karyn 805
Fri 9/15: Johnny and the Love Handles
Sat 9/16: Jon Gindick, Déjà vu Too
Sun 9/17: The Swillys
Thurs 9/21: Guitarzan
Fri 9/22: Paul Mars Black
Sat 9/23: Spectrum
Sun 9/24: Jason Ho

The 805 Bar
Ventura Harbor
Music at noon Sat & Sun
with Kenny Devoe
Sat 9/16: Jason Ho

Vol. 10, No. 25 – Sept 13 – Sept 26, 2017 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

The California Beer Festival with three days of events highlighting and celebrating that delightful beverage, the beer, is back! First, there’s the popular “Food and Pairing” event held up at City Hall on Friday, the 15th where local chefs pair with local breweries topped off with live music by Victor Vega and The Bomb. Then on Saturday, the 16th, it’s the Craft Beer Heaven at Plaza Park with live music from Adelaide, Yachtley Crew and DJ Cue. And finally, the Boots & Brews Country Music Festival takes place Sunday in the same location featuring the young guns of Country with Michael Ray, Chris Lane, Russell Dickerson and Highway Starr. Find out more about parking, times, and tickets at CaliforniaBeerFestival.com.

The 24th annual Bowlful of Blues returns to Ojai’s Libbey Bowl on Saturday, September 16. There are both VIP and general admission tickets available for this one which features Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Morganfield Burnett & Da Blues, The Gypsy Blues Band, Raw Silk and Cody LePow. Check out BowlfulOfBlues.org for ticket and information.

A number of local musicians will be performing The Beatles’ Rubber Soul in its entirety at Poseidon Brewery on Saturday, September 16. Who could possibly pull this off? That would be Zeke Berkley, Austin Knecht, Owen Bucey, Steve Ming and Brian Bingelson.

If you love rap, then don’t miss the “Over Worked & Under Paid Tour” with Lil Wyte (Three 6 Mafia), Los Ghost, White gold and Denim White. The US tour will make a stop in Ventura at The Garage on Saturday, September 23.

There are a number of benefits for specific causes that you’re invited to help support. Let’s start with the fundraiser for the Ribbons of Life Breast Cancer foundation at Buena High School with a concert from Paperback Writer, a Beatles tribute band, on Saturday, September 16. Tickets are $25 at the door. Grapes and Hops is hosting a fundraiser for Project Understanding on Sunday afternoon the 17th, 1-5 pm, with the Salty Suites, the Angry Brians and Vox Box Six. There’s a fundraiser for Ventura High’s water polo team at Discovery on Sunday, September 17 with Nucklehead, tickets are $12 the day of the show. And you won’t want to miss the 3rd annual Taste of Local at Olivas Adobe on Sunday, September 24, which offers music from Bryan C Tutus and the Dan Grimm Band, proceeds benefit the Totally Local VC Agricultural Education Foundation.

Quick Notes: The September Swing Big Band Dance with Ventura Jazz Orchestra will be on Friday, September 22, at Poinsettia Pavilion. Ventura Theater has Jimmy Eat World and Man with a Mission on Thursday, September 21; and Gov’t Mule on Saturday 9/23. Four Brix has Sista Blues with Deb Ryder, Shari Puorto and Kelly Zirbes on Saturday, 9/23. Rock on the Dock continues every Saturday (3-6 pm) in September with Freedom of Expression (reggae) on the 16th and Live Wire (rock party favorites) on the 23rd.

Do you have any music-related news or upcoming shows you want help publicizing? Please send all information short or long to Pam@VenturaRocks.com, and for updated music listings daily, go to www.VenturaRocks.com.

Ventura Jazz Orchestra and the Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club present Annual September Swing Big Band Dance

The Ventura Jazz Orchestra and the Ventura Poinsettia Dance Club presents the Annual September Swing Big Band Dance featuring vocalist Lisa Pardini.

Friday Sept. 22 8 to 10:30pm. Come early for a free rumba lesson at 7pm taught by Paul Sulzman.

Poinsettia Pavilion Ball Room 3451 Foothill Road $15 at door

Free refreshments and parking. For more information 648-1143.