Picks of the week

Picks of the week

TOMMY AND THE HIGH PILOTS Their story is an interesting one. Matt Palermo, drummer of major label Missouri power-pop rockers, Ludo, who scored a minor hit with the song, “Love Me Dead,” was so impressed with the band that he promptly packed up his bags and relocated to Ventura County to join the hook-filled rockers during a Ludo hiatus. Since then the band has been gigging constantly throughout California and promoting the old fashioned way: passing out flyers and blaring iPods at malls and schools. They’ll be embarking on their first ever national tour this fall opening for, you guessed it, Ludo.  Tommy and the High Pilots at Bombay Bar and Grill, Thursday, April 29.

Outlaws presents reggae from the Dub Seeds on Saturday, May 1. 

The Situation and Tantalus Muse will perform on Friday, April 30, at ombay Bar and Grill. 

Support your local outrigger team by seeing Strand Quentin at the Beachcomber Tavern in Oxnard on Saturday, May1 from 5-9 p.m.


Picks of the week

Picks of the week

NANCI GRIFFITH Along with The Canyon’s classic rock bookings, lately they’ve added some downright rare and amazing appearances outside the dinosour rock genre.  Case in point: Texan Nanci Griffith. The 56-year-old singer-songwriter is a country-tinged folk singer whose own work is superb, but it’s been her inspired covers of other songwriters that has gained her the most attention. Long before Bette Midler’s cover of Julie Gold’s “From a Distance,” Nanci brought the hopeful ballad to the world’s attention. Her Grammy-winning record, Other Voices, Other Rooms, is responsible for bringing commercial attention to several overlooked writers including her friend, the late Townes Van Zandt. She’s successfully battled breast and thyroid cancers, and recently released the stellar The Loving Kind.

Put on yer dancing shoes for the Sideshow Preachers on Thursday, April 22, 9 p.m. at the Star Lounge.  

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

THE UNSUNG HEROES MUSIC FESTIVAL By now it’s well-known that music education has a bonus effect on students—kids who study music have improved test scores and comprehension in all their classes and the residual benefits are exponential. Some of the county’s favorite bands are joining forces to raise money for the Fillmore High School music program as well as the One Stop Teen Center. Performers include 8Stops7, the Last Dog and Pony Show, the House Arrest Band, End Transmission, Panik Attack, Dead of Night, Awesome Otter the Fillmore High School Marching Band and hip-hop artist Nostaljik. There will also be acoustic performances by No Requests, Tempting Fate and Sea Glass Zander.Tickets are $10 for an entire day of local live music. All ages. Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fillmore Towne Theater, 250 Central Ave., Fillmore, 524-3456.

Help guitar legend Robben Ford and Renegade Creation raise money for breast cancer research at the Ventura Theater on Saturday, April 17.  

The Ventura Theater welcomes 40 Oz. To Freedom (Sublime Tribute), The Divine Crime and Litmore, on Thursday, April 15.  

The Resistors and With A Bible and A Gun (Johnny Cash tribute) at Bombay Bar & Grill on Friday, April 16. 

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

VCREPORTER LOCAL MUSIC ISSUE PARTY We have assembled some of Ventura County’s most promising musical artists for a free evening of rock ‘n’ roll to showcase the area’s vast talent pool. Headlining the show is Le Meu Le Purr, in their first live performance in more than a year. Also on the bill are Lovebird, Monster Hand, We Govern We, Shades of Day and Dan Grimm.  Friday, April 9, 7:30 p.m. at Bombay Bar & Grill, 143 S. California St., Ventura. 643-4404.

Rock City Studios welcomes Monster Eats the Pilot, Brainspoon, PK and Baloo on Saturday, April 10, at 7 p.m.

Andre Nickatina at the Ventura Theater on Friday, April 9, 8 p.m.

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

ADAM CAROLLA Perhaps best known for his tenure as co-host of Loveline with Dr. Drew Pinsky and The Man Show the comedian who got his training with the Groundlings, also co-created the hit TV show Crank Yankers. These days, most of Carolla’s energy goes to his hugely popular podcast. The radio personality, actor and comedian will make a rare stand-up appearance in Thousand Oaks this weekend. Friday, April 2, 9 p.m. at Borderline Bar & Grill, 99 Rolling Oaks Dr., Thousand Oaks. For more information call 446-4435 or visit www.borderlinebarandgrill.com. 

An Easter Sunday celebration of a different ilk to benefit the Rainbow Alliance featuring performances by Delaney Gibson, Lovebird, Champagne Sunday, Hirbois (female drag) and the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Sunday, April 4, 9 p.m. at Dirty Vinyl.

The world premiere of Timmy Curran’s new film The Union Express and his CD Verses 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. at the Lodge on Friday, April 2.

Fiesty Piranhas will be at the Canyon on Thursday, April 1.

Shoddy Cons will perform at Bombay Bar & Grill on Friday, April 2 and every Monday night in April at Billy O’s. 








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