JASON REEVES Songwriting partner to breakout singing success Colbie Caillat, Jason Reeves likes Jack Kerouac and the movie The Notebook. An unlikely pairing of interests, but one that makes sense when you read his lyrics. The 24-year-old Reeves, who co-wrote Caillat’s enormous hit “Bubbly” was recently signed to Warner Bros. Records. Rumor has it that Caillat will join Reeves for a song or two . . . sssshh. Friday, Feb. 27, Zoey’s at the Lodge. 11 S. Ash St., Ventura. 652-1137, www.jason-reeves.com.
ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA Possibly the least understood of rock’s unsung heros, Frank Zappa left this world too soon. Thankfully, his genius lives on through his more than able son Dweezil who’s been performing with former members of Zappa’s posse for the last few years as the Tour de Frank. Expect to hear heady musical composition and mind-bending guitar work. There is also great potential for a cameo by a heavy hitter. Saturday, Feb. 28. The Ventura Theater, 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. 639-3965, www.zappaplayszappa.com.
ARMY OF FRESHMEN, LE MEU LE PURR, 8 STOPS 7, END TRANSMISSION Full Disclosure: Chris Jay, Army of Freshmen’s lead singer writes for VCReporter. That said, this is a show not to be missed. The Freshmen have a new record and are rarely in town these days. Lineups like this are few and far between: unfiltered essence of the VC music scene. Saturday, Feb. 28. Rock City Studios, 2258 Pickwick Dr., Camarillo. 383-3555.
ALL SEEING EYES Every so often a band shows up with a mission to wipe out the mutant musical offspring that decades of incestuous rock ’n’ roll relations have created. With their first record well under way and a “full scale revolution” in the works, the All Seeing Eyes, headed up by Zachary James (Thunderboys) are determined to bring back the rock and they’re taking no prisoners. Wednesday, March 4. Nicholby’s, 410 E. Main St., Ventura. 653-2320, www.myspace.com/zacharyjamesband.