BOWLING FOR SOUP Being funny in rock and roll these days is almost a crime. Breaking the unspoken rule that good songwriting doesn’t have to always be serious is Texas’ Bowling For Soup. Against all odds the band has been together, touring relentlessly for well over a decade, and in the process has had a remarkable career complete with a gold record, Grammy nomination, an appearance on the Tonight Show and a massive following in the United Kingdom, where its sense of humor is better appreciated. They are playing a last minute and rare appearance at the Canyon this Saturday night, opening for Sugar Ray. You’ll laugh harder than a night at a comedy club and you’ll hear some first-rate pop songwriting from the band’s lead singer Jaret Reddick. Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Canyon, 28912 Roadside Dr., Agoura Hills. (818) 879-5016, www.canyonclub.net.
Rey Fresco and Kyle Hunt and the King Gypsy will be at Bombay Bar & Grill on Saturday, Jan. 30.
Comic Carol Leifer (the woman who Seinfeld’s Elaine was supposedly modeled after) will perform at the Ventura Harbor Comedy Club on Thursday, Jan. 28.
The Satellite Orchestra with Jody Watley will be at Charline’s in Ventura, on Friday, Jan. 29.