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Vol. 16, No. 05 – Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2022 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

With Thanksgiving under our collective belts, the holiday season is in full swing and there are several special events to help raise your spirits whilst enjoying live music.

The Winter Wine Walk and Holiday Street Fair is Saturday, December 3, downtown Ventura. The street fair with vendors and food trucks is open all day and free to the public (noon – 8 pm), but you need to purchase tickets if you want to participate in the wine walk (4-7 pm). The live entertainment is also free and family friendly with Victor Vega and the Bomb culminating the day at Main and California with a gorgeous snowfall; but trust me when I say, no matter how pretty or real it looks, don’t stick out your tongue to catch “snowflakes.”

Jodi Farrell’s 28th Annual Student Holiday Concert is always a treat. This year’s show will be held at the Korean Methodist Church on Kimball Road in Ventura on Saturday, December 3 from 4-6 pm. The special guest band will feature Ron Barnett, Jim Rankin, Brad Strickland, Manon Franklin and Hekar Rivera. Though this is free, donations are appreciated.

The 22nd annual 4 Kids 2 Kids holiday fundraiser will be held at Cantara Cellars in Camarillo on Sunday, December 4 from 2 – 7 pm with the cost of admission only $5 plus a new unwrapped toy. Bands on tap: RJ Mischo w/ Debbie Davies, Ray Jaurique Big Band w/ Flattop Tom, Shawn Jones, Katie Skene, Hot Roux and Milo Sledge.

Poseidon Brewing Company will host their annual holiday pajama party on Friday, December 9 featuring live music from the Vanise Terry Band.

Cantara Cellars bring Britain’s Finest to the venue for “Christmas with the Beatles” on Saturday, December 10.

Doc the Halls Holiday Blues with Doc Ventura will be held at Namba on Saturday, December 10, at 7 pm. The $20 cover gets you Bombafiya, Preston Smith, RJ Mischo, Bill Flores, James Schulfer, Fito de la Parra and Doc Ventura.

The 9th Annual Holiday Sing a Long and Toy Drive at the Majestic Ventura Theater will be held on Sunday, December 11 at 7 pm. Admission is one new unwrapped toy per family. This year’s concert will feature favorite Disney and holiday songs.

And though not exactually holiday themed, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the 17th annual Chopperfest Art and Culture Show returns to Ventura at the Ventura Fairgrounds and will host a special motorcycle art exhibit, an all-brand antique and custom motorcycle show, custom bike builder displays and hundreds of motorcycle/culture vendors; plus, they’ll have live music from Awesome Blue and the Midnight Rider Band (Allman Brothers Revival). Find out more and get your tickets at Chopperfestival.com

Quick Notes: Tickets are on sale now for Dr. Know and Stalag 13 with original singer Ron Baird for January 7 at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme through EventBrite; Angelo Moore’s Dr. Madd Vibe and the Missing Links play The Grape on Friday, December 2; Long Beach Dub Allstars play the Ventura Music Hall on Saturday, December 3; WonderHouse on Knoll Drive in Ventura has a show featuring Shaky Feelin’ and the Katie Skene Band on Saturday, December 3, $20 at the door; Feros Ferio Winery in Ojai hosts live music with Two Tossers on Saturday, December 3; it’s an evening of Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba and Jazz with Teka & Friends when they play the Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts in Upper Ojai on Sunday, December 4, on the following Sunday, December 11, the special jury prize winner of 13th International Tchaikovsky competition, Evgeny Tonkha, will perform; All Kinds continues to offer live music for the younger generation in Zander Alley at 433 E. Main Street downtown Ventura. It’s a sober space for all ages with live music on Sunday, December 4 with Sound that Ends Creation, Cel Damage, Two Brothers, Black Moon Lilith, Crave and Stood Up with a $10 cover; and Phil Salazar and Tom Corbett team up for a show at the Ojai Underground on Saturday, December 10.

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. 16, No. 05 – Nov 30 – Dec 6, 2022 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

All Kinds
433 E. Main St., Ventura
Sun 12/4: Sound that Ends Creation, Cel Damage, Two Brothers, Black Moon Lilith, Crave, Stood Up

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Rd., Ojai
Sun 12/4: Teka & Friends
Sun 12/11: Evgeny Tonkha w/ Stephen Vanhauwaert

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery; Bluegrass Jam
Fri 12/2: Theresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 12/3: Epitome of Dreams
Tues 12/6: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Fri 12/9: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 12/10: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Tues 12/13: Troy Edwards

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 12/2: The Jukes
Sat 12/3: Ignition
Sun 12/4: Ray Jaurique, Katie Skene, Shawn Jones, Hot Roux, Milo Sledge, RJ Mischo, Debbie Davies
Sat 12/10: Britain’s Finest

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

ChopperFest
Ventura Fairgrounds
10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura
Sun 12/11: Awesome Blue, Zepp Heads, the Midnight Rider Band

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays
Thursdays: Glenn Bennet

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 12/2: Hot Rise
Fri 12/9: Maliah

El Rey Cantina
2302 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
Sat 12/3: Vinyl Gypsies
Sun 12/11: the Robot Uprising, 5th St. Saints, the Indignants

Fero’s Ferio
310 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sat 12/3: Two Tossers

Four Brix
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 12/2: Ignition
Sun 12/4: Smokey & Friends
Sun 12/11: Kelly’s Lot

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Sat 12/3 – Blown Over
Fri 12/9: Bombafiya
Sat 12/10: Jacob Marques & the Good Vibes

The Grape
2833 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Thursdays: Tom Etchart & Friends (5-7 pm)
Fridays: Fred Kaplan (5-7 pm)
Wed 11/30: Tribute to Stan Getz
Thurs 12/1: sicNarf
Fri 12/2: Angelo Moore’s Dr. Madd Vibe & the Missing Links, Barrelhouse Wailers
Sat 12/3: Fausto Cuevas y la Moderna (2pm); Doug Webb Group (8 pm)
Wed 12/7: 6 Beats Apart
Thurs 12/8: Guil Juliao trio feat. Anthony Cammarota
Fri 12/9: Danny Janklow Quintet feat. Katherine Ella Wood
Sat 12/10: Barrelhouse Wailers

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Saturdays: The Cook Hand Ukes

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Rd, Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 12/2: the Salty Suites
Sat 12/3: One People Reggae jam (3 pm); Jacob Marques (7 pm)
Sun 12/4: Brian D-entremont
Thurs 12/8: Spring Loaded
Fri 12/9: Lacie Mace
Sun 12/10: Mark Masson
Lucas Sellers Wine
330 Zachary St., Moorpark
Sat 12/10: Natalie Wattre

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Tues 12/6: Me First and the Gimme Gimmes
Wed 12/7: Beach House
Sun 12/11: 9th Annual Holiday Sing along

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo
Wed 12/30: Robert Van

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri & Sat 7-10 pm; Sun 4-7pm

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 12/4: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura
Sat 12/10: Doc the Halls Holiday Blues

Ojai Underground
616 Pearl Street, Ojai
Fri 12/9: Mike Mullins & Forest Sun
Sat 12/10: Phil Salazar & Tom Corbett

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant Street, Ojai
Fri 12/2: Jacob and the Good Vibes
Wed 12/7: Davey and the Midnights
Thurs 12/8: Alice Austin

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 12/2: Nate Latta
Sat 12/3: Eliya Frantz
Fri 12/9: Raw Honey Band
Sat 12/10: Leeann Skoda

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Fri 12/2: Tierra, Malo
Sat 12/10: Dennis Jones

Poseidon Brewing Co.
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Fri 12/2: CocoKnots
Fri 12/9: Vanise Terry Band

The Six
419 E. Main St., Ventura
Wed 12/7: Hologram Empire

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri 12/2: Brandon Ragan
Sat 12/3: Holgers Heroes
Fri 12/9: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 12/10: Katrina & the Kats

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Wed 11/30: Jake McClelland

Topa Topa Brewing
104 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sat 12/3: Goodnight Kiss

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt St., Ventura
Sun 12/11: Whole Hog

Topa Topa Brewing
2024 Ventura Blvd., Camarillo
Sat 12/3: Jimmy Darin
Wed 12/7: Erinn Alissa

Topa Topa Brewing
341 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Fri 12/2: Sam Kulchin

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Thursdays: LA Jazz Connection
Fri 12/2: Tossers
Sat 12/3: Coque Ross (2 pm); Crosscut 805 (8 pm)
Sun 12/4: Dave Parsonage (12:30 pm); Hot Roux (5 pm)
Fri 12/9: The Jetlemons
Sat 12/10: Adam Lenhard (2 pm)
Sun 12/11: Joe Delia (12:30 pm); Kenny Devoe (5 pm)

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter
Wednesdays: Tribal Me
Fridays: Conjunto Zacamandu de Tomas Herrera

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 12/1: the Iron Maidens, Robert Rodriquez
Sat 12/3: Long Beach Dub Allstars
Sun 12/4: the Rare Occasions, Hot Freaks
Thurs 12/8: Zepparella
Fri 12/9: the Slackers

The Vine
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Saturdays: Smitty and Julia and Friends
Sundays: Austin Vallejo
Fri 12/9: Dianne Miller

Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar
3500 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 12/11: Teresa Russell feat. Mama Pat

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 12/1: the Pipes
Fri 12/2: LA Jazz Connection with Davey Miller
Sat 12/3: the James Broz Band
Sun 12/4: Colette Lovejoy Band
Tues 12/6: Open mic with Jenna Rose
Thurs 12/8: Brandon Ragan
Fri 12/9: George & Michael
Sat 12/10: San Roque Trio
Sun 12/11: Tossers

Wonderhouse
2359 Knoll Dr., Ventura
Sat 12/3: Shaky Feelin, Katie Skeene Band

Vol. 16, No. 04 – Nov 16 – Nov 30, 2022 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

Looking ahead, the event of the season is coming up on Saturday, December 3. Of course, I’m speaking about the annual Winter Wine Walk & Holiday Street Fair downtown Ventura. I’ve attended several of these throughout the years, and it’s always a treat to be in one place at the same time with thousands of people celebrating the season. There are several different levels to be involved from just visiting all the vendors from one end of downtown to the other as you check off items on your Christmas shopping list, to walking to all the different participating venues whilst sipping your beverage, to hanging out in the VIP gardens (where you’re find the best pours and food), to dancing at Main and California while a snowfall transforms downtown into a winter wonderland. No charge to hang out for the Street Fair and music at California and Main, but you’ll want to secure your tickets for the wine walk at VenturaWinterWineWalk.com.

If you’ve never sat in a music hall listening to a full orchestra performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy, then do yourself a favor, and kickstart the season with the New West Symphony. There will be two shows, one on Saturday, November 19, at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, and one the following day at Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center in Camarillo. The program includes Meri Sakhi Ki Avaaz, My Sister’s Voice. For ticket availability, go to NewWestSymphony.org.

Majestic Ventura Theater Upcoming Shows
The Wrecks – 11/19/22
AFI – 11/25/22 (Sold Out)
Beach House – 12/7/22 (Sold Out)
Circle Jerks, TSOL – 12/30/22
Jerry Cantrell – 2/21/23
Eric Johnson – 2/22/23

Ventura Music Hall
The Purple Ones – 1/6/23
Steely Dead – 1/20/23
Cut Chemist – 1/26/23
The Wood Brothers – 2/2/23
Mat Kearney – 2/11/23
Alborosie – 2/19/23
Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore rescheduled for 2/23/23

Congratulations to two-time Grammy-award winner Rhiannon Giddens who will become the music director for the 77th Ojai Music Festival in June next year. She recently won the Grammy for Best Folk Album for They’re Calling Me Home with Francesco Turrisi.

Quick Notes: Barrelhouse Wailers are in the studio on Ojai at Carbonite Sound; Brendon Willing James performs at the Deer Lodge with special guest Omar Velasco on Thursday, November 17; There will be live music at Bombay Bar and Grill, on Saturday, November 19 with Olivia Willhite at 5 pm); Numbskull Productions bring Wormwitch, and Bewitcher to town for a gig at Gigi’s Cocktails on Saturday, November 19; Wrecking Crew member, Don Randi & Quest returns for a date at the Grape on Saturday, November 19; AFI show at Ventura theater on Friday, Acoustic DNA play a Friendsgiving show at the Twist on Wednesday, November 23; November 25 is sold out; Janelle & Andrew play Surfers Point Café on Sunday, November 27; and Ventura Theater’s annual sing along will be held on December 11 (admission is one new unwrapped toy).

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. 16, No. 04 – Nov 16 – Nov 30, 2022 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Angry Ferret Brewery
11990 Hertz St., Moorpark
Sat 11/19: The Whole Hog Band

Aqua Beachfront Bar
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura
Sat 11/26: Soul Machine feat. Laura Cozzi

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery; Bluegrass Jam
Fri 11/18: Theresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 11/19: Déjà vu Too
Tues 11/22: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Fri 11/25: Smokey & Friends
Sat 11/26: Mack and D
Tues 11/29: Troy Edwards

Bombay Bar and Grill
143 S. California St., Ventura
Sat 11/19: Olivia Willhite (5 pm)

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 11/18: Ray Jaurique Trio
Sat 11/19: Whiskey Business
Fri 11/25: NDR CVR
Sat 11/26: Holger’s Heros

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays
Thursdays: Glenn Bennet

Copper Blues
The Collection, Oxnard
Fri 11/18: Jetlemons
Sat 11/19: NDR CVR

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Thurs 11/17: Brendon Willing James w/ Omar Velasco
Sat 11/19: Dudley, Sour Fin
Tues 11/22: Bill Callahan
Wed 11/23: New Pleasures
Fri 11/25: Char-Man, Romper

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Sat 11/19: SGV Vibes
Sat 11/26: Singular Nature

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Ave., Ventura
Sat 11/19: Wormwatch, Bewitcher
Fri 11/25: Those Darn Amigos, Birdbrain, the Robot Uprising, RAW

The Grape
2833 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Thursdays: Tom Etchart & Friends (5-7 pm)
Fridays: Fred Kaplan (5-7 pm)
Wed 11/16: Skip Spiro’s Little BIG Band
Thurs 11/17: Danny Janklow Organic Soul Trio
Fri 11/18: Gonzalo Grau & La Clave Secreta
Sat 11/19: Fausto Cuevas y la Moderna (2 pm); Don Randi & Quest (8 pm)
Wed 11/23: Phoenyx Big Band feat. Michael Falcone
Fri 11/25: Flamenco with Tony Ybarra
Sat 11/26: Chuck Findley Quartet

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Saturdays: The Cook Hand Ukes

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Rd, Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Sat 11/19: The Balance
Sat 11/26: Vinyl Gypsies

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 11/17: Gianna Bella
Fri 11/18: Keyth Garcia & the Universouls
Sat 11/19: Jake McLelland (3 pm); TC King (7 pm)
Sun 11/20: Kimo Moya
Fri 11/25: Sammy Ramone
Sat 11/26: Emily Coupe
Sun 11/27: Grooveshine

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Sat 11/19: The Wrecks
Fri 11/25: AFI
Sat 11/26: Yachtley Crew

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo
Wed 11/16: Richard Weiss
Fri 11/18: Tour Support
Sat 11/19: Pam and Hollywood
Thurs 11/24: Warren Takahashi
Fri 11/25: Lisa Ritner
Sat 11/26: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri & Sat 7-10 pm; Sun 4-7pm
Fri 11/18: Cinnamon Whiskey
Sat 11/19: Crosscut 805
Sun 11/20: Corsican Brothers
Sat 11/26: Operation 90s

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sun 11/20: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura
Sat 11/19: Michael “Pocket” Goldberg
Sat 11/26: Pete Henry

Ojai Underground
616 Pearl Street, Ojai
Sat 11/19: Plus One feat. Kevin McCormick

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant Street, Ojai
Fri 11/25: Morie & the Heavy Hitters

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Fri 11/25: Ceremony

Poseidon Brewing Co.
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Sat 11/19: Natalie Wattre

Rancho Campana Performing Arts Center
4235 Mar Vista Dr., Camarillo
Sun 11/20: New West Symphony

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri 11/18: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 11/19: Vinyl Gypsies
Sun 11/20: Brittney & Ben
Fri 11/25: Sean Wiggins
Sat 11/26: Jayden Secor
Sun 11/27: Shay Moulder

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 11/19: Sin Chonies

Strey Cellars
951 N. Rice Ave., Oxnard
Fri 11/18: The 805 Social Club
Fri 11/25: Cuppa Joe
Sun 11/27: Bad Habit

Surfers Point Café
204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 11/27: Janelle & Andrew

Tony’s Pizzeria
186 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 11/3: Levi & Rockstone
Thurs 11/10: Jah Standards

Topa Topa Brewing
104 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 11/17: Casual Business
Sat 11/19: Walter, etc, QueenTide
Sat /26: Looking West

Topa Topa Brewing
341 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Fri 11/18: Dylan Cunningham
Sat 11/19: Jack Van Salter

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Thursdays: LA Jazz Connection
Sat 11/19: Bella Lucarelli (2 pm)
Sun 11/20: Joe Delia (12:30 pm); Jetlemons (5 pm)
Wed 11/23: Acoustic DNA
Sat 11/26: Dive Bar Steve (2 pm); The Jetlemons (8 pm)
Sun 11/27: Jetlemons (12:30 pm); Austin Vallejo (5 pm)

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter
Wednesdays: Tribal Me
Fridays: Conjunto Zacamandu de Tomas Herrera

Ventura Coast Brew Co.
76 S. Oak St., Ventura
Sat 11/19: Chaparral (2 pm)

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Sat 11/26: Surfer Joe Band
Sun 11/27: Latin Touch

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
11/18: Hermanos Gutierrez
Sat 11/19: Twisted Gypsy
Tues 11/29: Avi Kaplan

The Vine
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Saturdays: Smitty and Julia and Friends
Sundays: Austin Vallejo
Fri 11/18: Corey Highberg
Fri 11/25: Tom Collins

Waterside Restaurant & Wine Bar
3500 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 11/18: Colette Lovejoy Band
Sun 11/27: Teresa Russell feat. Mama Pat

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 11/17: Will Breman
Fri 11/18: Two’s Company
Sat 11/19: Preston Smith
Sun 11/20: Pull the Trigger
Fri 11/25: Mark Masson
Sat 11/26: Frank Barajas
Sun 11/27: Blown Over

1901 Speakeasy
740 S. B St., Oxnard
Fri 11/25: Teresa Russell w/ Stephen Geyer

Vol. 16, No. 03 – Nov 2 – Nov 15, 2022 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

It didn’t surprise me at all when I heard that several members from Army of Freshmen had taken on a new project, an album for children, called Good Kids. It features 14 high-spirited, multi-genre songs that speak to children. If you know the band, then you know what quirky high energy fun-loving free sprits they are, so this totally makes sense! A few factors help mold the project, the most important one, being that they are parents themselves, but then the pandemic hit and it was the perfect time to fill in all that free time they now had on their hands. To accompany the release of Good Kids on November 4, will be a new web series of the same name offering four-minute episodes hosted by a different band member interviewing a “real” good kid, as well as comical vignettes of the band taking on the subject themselves from sports to going to school to starting a band. Well to go boys!

Expect frivolity, over-the-top theatrics and just an awesome stage show when punk legends Gogol Bordello hit the stage at the Ventura Theater on Saturday, November 5; and then Canadian indie pop duo, Tegan and Sara (twin sisters) play the Majestic on Friday, November 11.

Meanwhile just a few miles away on Thompson Blvd, this is the Ventura Music Hall line up for the next two weeks:

Sammy Johnson on Thursday, November 3

Tai Verdes on Wednesday, November 9
The Longest Johns with Shane Alexander opening on Thursday, November 10
Big Head Todd and the Monsters on Friday, November 11
The Sinseers on Saturday, November 12

Flamingosis & Blockhead on Sunday, November 13

Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore with the Guilty Ones on Tuesday, November 15

I’m looking forward to the new release from Anchor & Bear. You can see them perform “No More Nights on the Roof” at Topa Topa Brewing, downtown Ventura on Friday, November 11, with Looking West opening the show. By the way, if you haven’t been to this Topa Topa Brewing location in a while, you need to check it out. They cleared out the back room where they use to have their brewing equipment and now they have a spot for live bands, open mics and screenings. I’m hoping this will become consistent listening room for artists to perform.

Quick Notes: Danny Carey of Tool returns to the Grape with the Doug Webb Group on Thursday, November 3; Poseidon Brewing’s First Friday is offering up the CocoKnots with a Hawaiian vibe on November 4; the final free Ojai Pops Concert Series show of the season will be Sunday, November 5, at 3:30 pm at Libbey Bowl with Larktown & Friends; Jodi Farrell’s live performers’ workshop at Namba will be on Sunday November 6 (donations appreciated); Michael Falcone does a tribute to Sinatra on Thursday, November 10 at the Manhattan in Camarillo; David Franz album release party will be at the new Feros Ferio Winery in Ojai on Saturday, November 12; local singer/songwriter, Krystal Park, performs a set at Surfers Point Café on Sunday, November 13 (1 pm); and tickets are on sale via eventbrite for Dr. Know & Stalag 13 at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme for Saturday, January 7, 2023;

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. 16, No. 03 – Nov 2 – Nov 15, 2022 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Angry Ferret Brewery
11990 Hertz St., Moorpark
Sat 11/5: DVR Band
Sat 11/12: Moxy Raven Band

Aqua Beachfront Bar
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura
Sat 11/12: Preston Smith

Black Angus
4718 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Fri 11/11: Déjà vu Too

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery; Bluegrass Jam
Fri 11/4: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 11/5: Epitome of Dreams
Tues 11/8: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Fri 11/11: Mack and D
Sat 11/12: Epitome of Dreams

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 11/4: Ignition unplugged
Sat 11/5: Bad Habit
Fri 11/11: Katie Shorey
Sat 11/12: The Dirty Lowdown

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays
Thursdays: Glenn Bennet
Sun 11/13: Brian Batchley & Friends

Copper Blues
The Collection, Oxnard
Fri 11/4: Brandon Ragan Project
Sat 11/5: Mike Scully
Fri 11/11: Brittney and the B Sides
Sat 11/12: Power Syndicate

Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy., Ojai
Fri 11/11: Glenn Annie w/ Tom Relling Band

Downtown Ventura Stage
California and Main
Sat 11/5: Looking West (1 pm)

Enegren Brewing Co.
444 Zachary St., Moorpark
Fri 11/11: Weatherford

Feros Ferio Winery
310 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Sat 11/12: David Franz

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 11/4: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Sun 11/6: Strummed Down

Garage
1091 Scandia Ave., Ventura
Fri 11/11: Lucy Morningstar
Sat 11/12: No Biggie

The Grape
2833 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Thursdays: Tom Etchart & Friends (5-7 pm)
Fridays: Fred Kaplan (5-7 pm)
Thurs 11/3: Doug Webb Group feat. Danny Carrey (8 pm)
Fri 11/4: Paul McCallum and Friends (7 pm)
Sat 11/5: Fausto Cuevas y la Moderna (2 pm); Gregg Karukas (8 pm)
Wed 11/9: Ben Scholz
Sat 11/12: the YaYennings Trio

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Saturdays: The Cook Hand Ukes

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Rd, Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Sat 11/5: Pull the Trigger

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 11/4: Mike Beers
Fri 11/11: Jacob Martinez & the Good Vibes
Sat 11/12: Vinny Berry

Libbey Bowl
210 Signal St., Ojai
Sun 11/6: Ojai Pops Orchestra (3:30 pm)

Lucky Fool’s
75 E. High St., Moorpark
Sat 11/12: DRB Acoustic

Madewest Brewing
1744 Donlon St., Ventura
Sat 11/5: Josh Nordgren

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Sat 11/5: Gogol Bordello
Fri 11/11: Tegan and Sara

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo
Wed 11/2: Richard Weiss
Fri 11/4: Mrak and Jim
Sat 11/5: Michael Falcone
Wed 11/9: Robert Van
Thurs 11/10: Michael Falcone
Fri 11/11: Tour Support
Sat 11/12: Jeanne Tatum Trio

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri & Sat 7-10 pm; Sun 5-8 pm
Fri 11/4: Whiskey Business
Sat 11/5: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 11/6: DRB
Fri 11/11: Jetlemons
Sat 11/12: Vinyl Gypsies
Sun 11/13: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 11/4: Magnificent Bastards
Sun 11/6: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura
Sat 11/5: Mighty Cash Cats; Linda Ronstadt Experience
Sun 11:6: Jodi Farrell Performance workshop
Sat 11/12: Whole Hog

Ojai Underground
616 Pearl Street, Ojai
Fri 11/4: Louise Mosrie w/ Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan
Sat 11/5: Dauzat St. Marie
Fri 11/11: Perla Batalla (sold out)
Sat 11/12: Perla Batalla

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant Street, Ojai
Thurs 11/3: Teresa Russell

Onyx Bistro
2390 Las Posas Rd., Camarillo
Fri 11/4: Smokey & Friends
Sat 11/5: Jade Hendrix

Oxnard Performing Arts Center
800 Hobson Way, Oxnard
Sun 11/6: Renegades (courtyard)
Poseidon Brewing Co.
5777 Olivas Park Dr., Ventura
Fri 11/4: CocoKnots

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri 11/4: Holgers Heroes
Sat 11/5: Rewind
Sun 11/6: Steve and Sally Williams
Fri 11/11: Cinnamon Whiskey
Sat 11/12: Jetlemons
Sun 11/13: Jen & Bill

Surfers Point Café
204 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sun 11/13: Krystal Park

Tony’s Pizzeria
186 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 11/3: Levi & Rockstone
Thurs 11/10: Jah Standards

Topa Topa Brewing
4880 Colt Street, Ventura
Sun 11/6: the Trivle Omdobble

Topa Topa Brewing
104 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 11/11: Anchor & Bear w/ Looking West

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Thursdays: LA Jazz Connection
Fri 11/4: Tossers
Fri 11/11: Vinyl Gypsies

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter
Wednesdays: Tribal Me
Fridays: Conjunto Zacamandu de Tomas Herrera

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Sat 11/12: Karen Eden
Sun 11/13: Lynnzee Fraye

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Thurs 11/3: Sammy Johnson
Sat 11/5: Blink-180True
Wed 11/9: Tai Verdes
Thurs 11/10: The Longest Johns
Fri 11/11: Big Head Todd and the Monsters
Sat 11/12: Thee Sinseers & the Altons w/ Rudy de Anda
Sun 11/13: Flamingosis & Blockhead
Tues 11/15: Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore w/ the Guilty Ones

The Vine
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Saturdays: Smitty and Julia and Friends
Sundays: Austin Vallejo
Fri 11/4: Coyote
Fri 11/11: Brian Batchley & Friends

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 11/3: Brandon Ragan
Fri 11/4: Whole Hog
Sat 11/5: Crooked Eye Tommy
Sun 11/6: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Thurs 11/10: Steve & Sally Williams
Sat 11/12: Delta by the Beach
Sun 11/13: Colette Lovejoy Band
Tues 11/15: Open mic w/ Jenna Rose

Vol. 16, No. 02 – Oct 19 – Nov 1, 2022 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Aqua Beachfront Bar
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Ventura
Music at 7 pm
Thurs 10/20: Lion Heights
Sat 10/29: Halloween Party w/ Morie & the Heavy Hitters

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery; Bluegrass Jam
Fri 10/21: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Sat 10/22: Guy and Dave
Tues 10/25: Troy Edwards
Fri 10/28: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 10/29: Frank Barajas

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 10/21: Slogan Acoustic
Sat 10/22: Caught Red-Handed
Fri 10/28: Johnny and the Love Handles
Sat 10/29: The Brandon Ragan Project

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays
Thursdays: Glenn Bennet

The Collection
2751 Park View Court, Oxnard
Rock the Collection
Wed 10/19: Bruno and the Hooligans

Copper Blues
The Collection, Oxnard
Fri 10/21: Zeppheads
Sat 10/22: NDR CVR
Fri 10/28: Blue Moon Boys
Sat 10/29: No Idea Band

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Sun 10/23: Mark Masson solo
Fri 10/28: On Tap
Sun 10/30: Moxy Raven

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Ave., Ventura
Sat 10/22: Rat Boy, False Confession, Latch-key Kids

The Grape
2833 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Thurs 10/20: Tom Etchart & Friends
Fri 10/21: Fred Kaplan (5pm)
Sat 10/22: Fausto Cuevas y la Moderna (2 pm); Thom Rotella Quartet (8 pm)
Wed 10/26: Gregg Karukas
Thurs 10/27: Tom Etchart & Friends (5 pm); Coleen & Co. (7 pm)
Fri 10/28: Fred Kaplan (5 pm); Ed Smith & Loloraccie (8 pm)
Sat 10/29: Barrelhouse Wailers (5 pm); Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and their Big Bad Band (sold out)

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Saturdays: The Cook Hand Ukes

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Rd, Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Sat 10/22: Pull the Trigger
Fri 10/28: Halloween Party w/ Vinyl Gypsies

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 10/21: Evan Joffred
Sat 10/22: Vinny Berry
Sun 10/23: Jayden Secor
Fri 10/28: Jacob Marquez & the Good Vibes
Sat 10/29: Halloween Party w/ Shaky Feelin’
Sun 10/30: Kavika G

Libbey Bowl
210 Signal St., Ojai
Sun 10/23: Ojai Pops Orchestra (3:30 pm)

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 10/21: Alkaline Trio, Slaughterhouse
Wed 10/26: Thursday
Sat 10/29: Black Flag, Total Chaos, iDecline

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo
Wed 10/19: Richard Weiss
Fri 10/21: Tour Support
Sat 10/22: Jeanne Tatum Trio
Wed 10/26: Robert Van
Fri 10/28: Mark and Jim Duo
Sat 10/29: Pam and Hollywood

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri & Sat 7-10 pm; Sun 5-8 pm
Fri 10/21: Tossers
Sat 10/22: Big Adventure
Sun 10/23: Operation 90s
Fri 10/28: Colette Lovejoy Band
Sat 10/29: Cinnamon Whiskey
Sun 10/30: CRV

Mrs. Olson’s
2800 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 10/22: The Bomb
Sun 10/23: Teresa Russell

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura
Fri 10/21: Bryan Bielanski
Fri 10/28: Listening Room Redux
Sat 10/29: Halloween Party w/ Nick & the Old Souls

Ojai Underground
616 Pearl Street, Ojai
Fri 10/21: Expandards

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant Street, Ojai
Wed 10/19: Artists Brew
Thurs 10/20: Singer Songwriter Series
Fri 10/21: Van Allen Twins
Sat 10/22: Top Shelf Brass Band
Sat 10/29: Buena Onda

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri 10/21: Hogers Heroes
Sat 10/22: Free Love Project
Sun 10/23: Brittney & Ben
Fri 10/28: Jayden Secor
Sat 10/29: Halloween Party w/ Vinyl Gypsies
Sun 10/30: Teresa Russell

Salsa Music Festival
Freedom Park, Camarillo
Sat 10/22: Chino Espinoza y los Duenos del Son of Los Angeles, Humberto Barajas

San Souci
21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 10/21: The Pitts, Wormwood, Alkaline Trio
Sat 10/29: Voght Kampff, Buffalo Trance, The Ooo Wee Ooos

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Sat 10/22: No Biggie

Strey Cellars
951 Rice Ave., Oxnard
Fri 10/21: Barrelhouse Wailers
Sun 10/23: Bar Fly Band
Sat 10/29: Halloween Party w/ the 805 Social Club

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Wednesdays: Americana Night
Thursdays: LA Jazz Connection
Fri 10/21: The Jetlemons
Sat 10/22: Bella Lucarelli (2 pm); Dive Bar Messiahs (8 pm)
Sun 10/23: Subs (12:30 pm); Austin Vallejo (5 pm)
Fri 10/28: Breaking Bored
Sat 10/29: Dive Bar Steve (2 pm); Halloween Party w/ Dave Rea and Acoustic DNA (8 pm)
Sun 10/30: Bob Bishop Band (12:30 pm); George & Michael (5 pm)

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter
Wednedays: Tribal Me

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Wed 10/19: Atmosphere
Fri 10/21: Sueco
Sat 10/22: Knuckle Puck
Sun 10/23: Rexx Life Raj
Wed 10/26: Ginger Root
Thurs 10/27: The Aquadolls, Sitting on Stacy, Strange Case
Sat 10/29: Red Not Chili Peppers
Tues 11/1: La Santa Cecilia

The Vine
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Saturdays: Smitty and Julia and Friends
Sundays: Austin Vallejo

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm
Thurs 10/20: Doc Rogers duo
Fri 10/21: Brittney & Ben
Sat 10/22: Mack & D
Sun 10/23: Ray Jaurique Trio
Thurs 10/27: Big Adventure
Fri 10/28: Blown Over
Sat 10/29: LA Jazz Connectin w/ Davey Miller
Sun 10/30: Sin Chonies
Tues 11/1: Open Mic w/ Jenna Rose

Vol. 16, No. 02 – Oct 19 – Nov 1, 2022 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

I’m loving fall so far with all the unpredictable weather changes; it’s safe to say go out wearing layers, and trust me when I say, you’ll certainly want to be able to strip off several layers once you warm up while dancing at the Salsa Music Fest on Saturday, October 22 at Freedom Park in Camarillo. This one runs from 11 am – 6 pm with food and craft vendors, with dancing like there’s no tomorrow to Chino Espinoza y Los Duenos Del Son! And in case you’re a little rusty on your salsa skills, or have never attempted this fabulous dance, there will be beginner’s salsa lessons at 11:30 along with an advanced lesson featuring star guest, Hector Sanchez. There’s a lot more going on, so be sure to get the details and secure your tickets at SalsaMusicFest.com.

Ventura Music Festival is already busy with next year’s lineup for next summer, but meanwhile, they’re be partnering with Sterling Venue Ventures to bring Mnozil Brass, an Austrian band known as the “Monty Python” of the music world to town. The band’s brand of slapstick comedy promises a fun evening you won’t soon forget when they play the Oxnard Performing Arts Center on March 2, 2023. Find out more about their early bird special at VenturaMusicFestival.org.

The next free Ojai Pops Concert Series show will be Sunday, October 23, with vocalists Miriam Dance and Sophie Holt featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Williams, selections from Dreamgirls and Aretha Franklin. Concert starts at 3:30 pm. The next and final show will be on November 6th featuring Larktown & Friends with Lark Cobb and Todd Temanson. And just a reminder that while these shows are free, donations are greatly appreciated.

The Merry Wives of Windsor will perform during the Ojai Storytelling Festival which runs October 27 – 30. The ten-piece all-female folk band blending elements of folk from the British Isles and the Americas will perform during the kickoff celebration on Thursday, October 27 at Libbey Bowl. Find out more about all the performances, dates, locations and tickets at OjaiStoryFest.org.

The Judy Collins and Sophie B. Hawkins concert at Libbey Bowl was cancelled due to Judy breaking an arm. The Libbey Bowl website posted that a full recovery is expected and Ms. Collins looks forward to performing at the Libbey Bowl on June 3, 2023. Original tickets will be honored.

Now to the really fun stuff involving a few Halloween parties.

There are a couple of “early-bird events this year including the one at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme where they’re hosting a “Thriller Bash” with Green Jellÿ (pronounced jello) and Sik Sik Siks performing on Saturday, October 22 with a ton of prizes for best costumes. Tickets are available on Eventbrite with this one open to 18 and over.

On the same night, it’s Angie & the Nightmares along with Duncan & the Dragonslayers for one of the Garage’s Halloween parties on Saturday, October 22. This one is free with costume prizes, but you need to be 21+ to attend.

And then the NextGen Rotary club is hosting Crawl-O-Ween on Sunday afternoon October, 23 with several venues participating downtown Ventura; Winchesters will provide live music from the Ray Jaurique Trio. Find out more and get your tickets (after lining up your designated driver) on EventBrite.com. Three non-profits will benefit: NextGen Rotary, Surfrider Foundation and Food Share. Costumes are encouraged as a contest with prizes will be awarded.

Otherwise, the weekend before Halloween (which falls on a Monday this year) will lead up to the big night:

Thursday, October 27

Coleen & Co. at The Grape

Friday, October 28

Vinyl Gypsies at the Keynote

The Grizwalds at Sunland Vintage Winery

Saturday, October 29

Shaky Feelin’ at Leashless Brewing

The 805 Social Club at Strey Cellers

Morie & the Heavy Hitters at Aqua Bar, Crowne Plaza

Nick & the Old Souls at Namba Performing Arts Center

Dave Rea & Acoustic DNA at The Twist on Main

Vinyl Gypsies at The Raven

Ganda at the Garage

Tasty Thieves at Azar’s

Dave Palmer & Friends at Deer Lodge

Sunday, October 30

Heart & Soul at Tony’s Pizzeria

Quick Notes: Bruno and the Hooligans (Bruno Mars tribute) play the Collection on Wednesday, October 19; the Expandards with Isaac Koren & Mikael Jorgensen featuring Mario Calire and Kevin McCormack play the Ojai Underground on Friday, October 21; Top Shelf Brass Band (NOLA style dirty dance music) play Ojai Valley Brewing on Saturday, October 22; and if you’re willing to travel to Simi Valley, Harley’s Rock & Roll Pizza’s Halloween party will have Hollywood Crue, Black Sabbatha and Metal Health on Saturday, October 29.

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. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Ventura Music Scene

by Pam Baumgardner
VenturaRocks.com

There are a number of special events lined up during the next two weeks, and of course you’ll also want to map out your Halloween plans, I’m finding a number of venues are celebrating on the days leading up to the big night. If you go to the VenturaRocks.com calendar page, you can search “Halloween” and see what I’ve found out so far. I’ll give more details in the next issue of the Breeze.

Let’s start with Boccali’s in Ojai and their Boots & Bluegrass special event featuring live music from Drea & Kellen Van Allen. This ticketed event includes a family-style Italian dinner, non-alcoholic beverage (wine & wine available for sale though), and live entertainment on Thursday, October 6 from 5:30 to 8:30 in the evening. Ticket information can be found on the Ojai Valley Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

The Seaside Highland Games return to the Ventura County Fairgrounds this year over the weekend of October 8 and 9th with live music from the Angry Brians, Sligo Rags, Browne Sisters, George Cavanaugh and the Ploughboys. This Scottish themed event is family friendly and includes such competitions as bagpipping & drumming, drum majoring, fiddling, highland dancing, and heavy athletics. Tickets can be found at SeasideHighlandGames.org.

Saturday, October 8 is also the return of Surf ‘n’ Suds. This ticketed event features rows of vendors and with lots of alcohol samplings, and this year a mega sized beer pong competition. They’re back at their San Buenaventura State Beach location (entrance at San Pedro Street). The last time I went, I visited one of their vendors selling a unique wine opening device, and I ended up on a commercial which aired on several social media platforms, so you know, you too might can become a star 😊. Live musical entertainment will feature the Free Love Project, KingQueen Band and DJ FIU. For ticket information, go to SurfBeerFest.com.

Surfer’s Point Live hosts Boots & Brews (yes this is the second one in the past few months), and it falls on a Friday, October 14, staring Tim McGraw, Michael Ray and Bailey Zimmerman. So get off early from work, pull on your country boots and head over to the Ventura County Fairgrounds when the gates open at 3 pm, grab a cold one and enjoy some of the best country music around! Secure your tickets at BootsAndBrews.com.

The Brite Room located at Music Freqs, at 2258 Pickwick Drive in Camarillo offers an all-ages live music venue with bands of all genres available to the under 21 crowd. You most likely will remember this is the space formerly known as Rock City Studios. Kudos for taking a chance, and making a safe place for kids to take in live shows. I’m hoping to share more of their listings in the future. Currently I have Feed the Beast, Disrupted Euphoria and Black Moon Lilith on Friday, October 7, and Ottto, Noah Weiland and Akila Fly on Saturday, October 8. Tickets are available via EventBrite.

Ojai Valley Day is Saturday, October 15 with lots of vendors, arts, activities and live music from 10 in the morning until 6 pm. I understand they’ll have two stages one of which is the Gazebo, and the other the Libbey Bowl where Abba Dabba Doo! (Abba tribute) plays at about 3 pm followed up by Spencer the Gardener, both of which are free to the public.

New shows on sale:

Ojai Underground:
Jamie Drake on October 15
Expandards on October 21
Perla Batalla on November 11 & 12

Ventura Music Hall
The Aquadolls, Sitting on Stacy & Strange Case on October 21
La Santa Cecilia on November 1
Sammy Johnson on November 3
Long Beach Dub Allstars on December 3
Zoso, the ultimate Led Zeppelin tribute on January 14, 2023

Ventura Theater
GlorRilla on January 14, 2023

Quick Notes: The Twist is switching hands early this month, current owner Teri doesn’t anticipate any major changes with the live music you’ve come to know and love; It’s a Flashback 90s night at Poseidon Brewings with Vinny Berry on Friday, October 7; Numbskull Productions present Dirty Rotten Imbeciles at Gigi’s on Tuesday, October 11; Cantara Winery is celebrating their anniversary on October 15 with Heart and Soul; and Rey Fresco will do an intimate performance at the Aqua Beachfront Bar located inside the Crown Plaza Hotel on Saturday, October 15.

By the time this issue rolls off the presses, The Fatty Vegan will have closed their doors for good. Sad times for you Vegans out there, but we’re much appreciative of all the live bands you brought to town. Best wishes for your family’s future.

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. 16, No. 01 – Oct 5 – Oct 18, 2022 – Music Calendar

For more listings, additional times and genres go to VenturaRocks.com

Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts
8585 N. Ojai Road, Ojai
Sun 10/16: Anita Graef w/ Louise Chan

Boatyard Pub
1583 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Wednesdays: Frank Barajas
Thursdays: Jim Friery; Bluegrass Jam
Fri 10/7: Teresa Russell & Stephen Geyer
Tues 10/11: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Fri 10/14: Epitome of Dreams
Sat 10/15: Déjà vu Two
Tues 10/18: Troy Edwards

Boccali’s
3277 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Thurs 10/6: Drea & Kellen Van Allen

Boots & Brews (take II)
Ventura Fairgrounds
Fri 10/14: Tim McGraw, Michael Ray & Bailey Zimmerman

Cantara Cellars
126 N. Wood Rd., Camarillo
Fri 10/7: Katey Shorey
Sat 10/8: Doc Rogers Band
Fri 10/14: Paulie Cerra
Sat 10/15: Heart & Soul

The Cave
4435 McGrath St., Ventura
Wed & Thurs: Bobby Apostol
Fri & Sat: Warren Takahashi

Copa Cubana
Ventura Harbor Village
Tuesdays: Blues Tuesdays
Thursdays: Glenn Bennet

The Collection
2751 Park View Court, Oxnard
Rock the Collection
Wed 10/19: Bruno and the Hooligans

Copper Blues
The Collection, Oxnard
Fri 10/7: Bring on the Night
Sat 10/8: No Biggie
Fri 10/14: Jetlemons

Four Brix Winery
2290 Eastman Ave., Ventura
Fri 10/14: Heart and Soul
Sun 10/16: Clear Sky Trio

Gigi’s Cocktails
2493 Grand Ave., Ventura
Tues 10/11: Dirty Rotten Imbeciles, Boilerman

The Grape
2833 E. Main St., Ventura
Tuesdays Jazz Jam
Wed 10/5: Sean Riddle Quartet
Thurs 10/6: Karl Hunter (5 pm); Kavika G and Tyler Hammand (8 pm)
Fri 10/7: Fred Kaplan (5 pm); 6 Beats Apart
Sat 10/8: Fausto Cuevas y la Moderna (2 pm); WebBinney (8 pm)
Wed 10/12: Neil Elliott Dorval
Thurs 10/13: Tom Etchart & Friends (5 pm); The Urban Jazz Collective (8 pm)
Fri 10/14: Fred Kaplan (5 pm); Marina Pacowski Band (8 pm)
Sat 10/15: Barrelhouse Wailers

Harbor Cove Café
1867 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Saturdays: The Cook Hand Ukes

Keynote Lounge
10245 E Telephone Rd, Ventura
Thursdays: Open Mic
Fri 10/7: Heart and Soul
Fri 10/14: Reign
Sat 10/15: The Balance

Leashless Brewing
585 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Fri 10/7: Mike Beers
Sat 10/8: Shakamon & Dread Kennedy
Sun 10/9: Jake Mclelland
Fri 10/14: Andrew Hart
Sat 10/15: Kimo Moya

Libbey Bowl
210 Signal St., Ojai
Thurs 10/6: Ben Harper
Sat 10/15: Abba Dabba Doo! (3 pm); Spencer the Gardener (5 pm)
Sun 10/16: Judy Collins and Sophie B. Hawkins

Madewest Brewing
1744 Donlon St., Ventura
Sat 10/8: Cap Quirk
Sat 10/15: Josh Nordgren

Majestic Ventura Theater
26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Wed 10/5: Apocalyptica Cell-O
Thurs 10/6: Lagwaggon, Strung Out, Sack
Sat 10/8: GWAR, Light the Torch, Crobot, Nekrogoblikon
Sun 10/9: The Front Bottoms
Wed 10/12: Testament

Manhattan
5800 Santa Rosa Road, Camarillo
Wed 10/5: Richard Weiss
Fri 10/7: Lisa Ritner
Sat 10/8: Tour Support
Wed 10/12: Robert Van
Fri 10/14: Jeanne Tatum Trio
Sat 10/15: Doc Rogers Duo

Margarita Villa
Ventura Harbor
Fri & Sat 7-10 pm; Sun 5-8 pm
Fri 10/7: Urban Dread
Sat 10/8: Dive Bar Messiahs
Sun 10/9: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Fri 10/14: Vinyl Gypsies
Sat 10/15: Crosscut 805
Sun 10/16: Corsican Brothers

Namba Arts
47 S. Oak Street, Ventura
Fri 10/14: Dogyear, Logan Campbell, Josh Cronin, Roberto Hermosillo, Aaron Burch

Ojai Underground
616 Pearl Street, Ojai
Sat 10/8: Jude Johnstone & Amilia K. Spicer
Thurs 10/13: Jackie Bristow & Jeff Young
Sat 10/15: Jamie Drake

Ojai Valley Brewing
307 Bryant Street, Ojai
Sat 10/8: The Silent Treatment
Fri 10/14: The Moondawgs

The Raven Tavern
1651 S. Victoria Ave., Oxnard
Fri 10/7: Operation 90s
Sat 10/8: Jetlemons
Sun 10/9: 8 Years Gone
Fri 10/14: Doc Rogers Band
Sat 10/15: Urban Soul
Sun 10/16: Smokey & Friends

San Souci
21 S. Chestnut St., Ventura
Fri 10/7: Robot Uprising, 5th Street Saints Band

Seaside Highland Games
Ventura Fairgrounds
Sat & Sun 10/8-10/9: Ploughboys, Angry Brians, Sligo Rags, Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh

The Shores
1031 Harbor Blvd., Oxnard
Fri 10/7: Steve and Sally Williams
Sat 10/8: Sin Chonies

Strey Cellars
951 Rice Ave., Oxnard
Sun 10/9: Crosscut 805
Fri 10/14: Whiskey Business

Surf ‘n’ Suds
San Buenaventura State Beach
Sat 10/8: Free Love Project, KingQueen Band, DJ FIU

The Twist on Main
454 E. Main St., Ventura
Wednesdays: Americana Night
Thursdays: LA Jazz Connection
Fri 10/7: Littlefish
Sat 10/8: Vinny Berry (2 pm); Vanise Terry Band (8 pm)
Sun 10/9: Déjà vu Too (12:30 pm); Mark Masson (5 pm
Fri 10/14: Sin Chonies
Sat 10/15: Steve & Sally Williams (2 pm)
Sun 10/16: Joe Delia (12:30 pm); Kenny Devoe (5 pm)

Vaquero y Mar
435 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Sundays: Mariachi
Tuesdays: The Sea Hunter
Wednedays: Tribal Me

Ventura Harbor Village
1559 Spinnaker Dr., Ventura
Sat 10/8: Teresa Russell

Ventura Music Hall
1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Wed 10/5: Bad Suns
Thurs 10/6: Dirty Honey, Dorothy, Mac Saturn
Fri 10/7: Ocean Alley
Sat 10/8: the James Hunter Six
Thurs 10/13: Kabaka Pyramid, Jordant
Sat 10/15: LA Dispute, Sweet Pill & Pictoria Vark

The Vine
308 E. Ojai Ave., Ojai
Saturdays: Smitty and Julia and Friends
Sundays: Austin Vallejo
Fri 10/7: TD Lind and the Aviators

Winchesters
632 E. Main St., Ventura
Music Thurs 5:30; Fri 7 pm; Sat 2 pm; Sun 3 pm
Fri 10/7: LA Jazz Connection w/ Davey Miller
Sun 10/9: Pull the Trigger
Thurs 10/13: Brandon Ragan
Fri 10/14: Karyn 805
Sat 10/15: Crooked Eye Tommy
Sun 10/16: Karen Eden & the Bad Apples
Tues 10/18: Open mic with Jenna Rose

1901
740 S. B Street, Oxnard
Sat 10/8: Steve and Sally Williams