Woolfy's Disco Den
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Woolfy's Disco Den

Join us the last Saturday of every month for Woolfy's infamous disco party!

"Playful and funky in all the right ways" – La.ga.sta
"Flies in the face of almost every prevailing trend in current dance music." -XLR8R

Simon James, AKA Woolfy, first made his mark under the Woolfy vs Projections alias, receiving rave reviews for the signature low slung balearic meets cosmic grooves LP “The Astral Projections of Starlight” fed to disco freaks worldwide by taste-making German powerhouse label Permanent Vacation. The LP was on high rotation amongst peers such as Jazzanova, Rub & Tug, James Murphy, Aeroplane & Todd Terje, with Fader marking Woolfy as one of our time’s most underrated disco wizards.

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Polymorph
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

Polymorph

The story of Polymorph began when Nathan Lorber, host of the Luxembourgish version of "The Price Is Right" and keyboard aficionado, decided to start his own music project.

To that end, Nathan resolved to create the perfect guitarist by engineering an improved clone of himself. And quickly enough, his genetically enhanced twin – called Johann – successfully proved incredible proficiency at the guitar and, as a side effect, any task involving manual dexterity, such as playing Overwatch.

During their first tour, playing every bar along the Mason-Dixon line, they noticed a person had recurrently joined them on bass, without them being able to trace down when that first occurred. In their own words, "he just kind of appeared". His name: Austin Kalendår. And his past is, to this day, still a mystery. Some speak of a previous life as a panda sexologist, some of classified operations for the Finnish government. Which of these stories is true, if any, we will probably never know.


Having played with a variety of drummers in spite of an otherwise constant line-up, their band name was an obvious choice: "Poly", meaning "several" in Greek, and "Morph", the Ancient Sumerian word for "[he] who plays an acoustic or electric drum kit, or just any kind of percussions."


Hence, Polymorph.

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The Deltaz/Tommy Hilton & The Vagueabonds
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

The Deltaz/Tommy Hilton & The Vagueabonds

The Deltaz have worked over a decade to master a wide spectrum of sounds, from heavy blues and psychedelic rock to classic country and folk. Brothers John Siegel and Ted Siegel spend many of their days perfecting new records at a handmade studio adjacent to residence in the hills of Mulholland Highway that overlook Los Angeles. They have become mainstays at a nearby Southern Californian institution, The Old Place, regularly performing for patrons at the ever-packed restaurant in the mountains. There, they caught the ear of the late bassist Rick Rosas (Neil Young, Joe Walsh), who became a mentor to the group. They spend their remaining hours rigorously touring, headlining shows across the country while attracting the attention of sonic peers such as alt-country act The White Buffalo and Mississippi Blues legend Watermelon Slim, playing with both on several occasions. The Deltaz have had their music placed on CMT and MTV television shows such as Jersey Shore and Party Down South.

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Rock Cats Rock
Dec
15
to Dec 16

Rock Cats Rock

A 1950's style rockabilly group paying tribute to artists such as: Elvis, Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, and Eddie Cochran.

Mitch King (Vocals Acoustic Guitar), Marco Perez (Drums), Various Artists (Upright Bass), and Ben Buttner (Electric Guitar)

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Winter Backwoods Bazaar (fundraiser for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter)
Dec
16
to Dec 17

Winter Backwoods Bazaar (fundraiser for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter)

Our seasonal Bazaar is back!

This time we will be raising funds for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter. Check out their website to learn more about their mission.

www.ovfs.org


Live performances by local bands:

David & the Goliaths

The Rose Valley Thorns


This year's vendors include:

Copper Daisy Glassworks (stained glass)

Deer Girl Designs (silver jewelry)

Plant Good Seeds (seed company)

Moon Flower Beauty (skin care)

Wyatt Amend Ceramics

Jayze Woodcraft (wood work)

Jen Grasmere Jewelry (silver jewelry)

Carmen Abelleira (artwork)

Ojai Sunday (home goods)

Creeptown Goods (vintage)

Cozy Caldwell (jewelry)

Beadoff (beadwork)

Leatherface Leather (leather work)

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Ricky Montijo
Jan
11
9:00 PM21:00

Ricky Montijo

Soul, Rock, Latin, Blues, Reggae, Pop, world beats"--he loves it all. And he does it well. But he's doing it differently.
"I love making music. It's my soul and my obsession." The world is his drum, as he writes in his original, "Todos Los Tiempos" .

www.rickymontijo.com

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Trouble in the Wind
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Trouble in the Wind

Surf|Folk|Aloha Rock

 

A band raised in the Southern California sunshine, Trouble in the Wind has a sound that filters the

golden state’s surf-rock glow through layers of gritty folk with a twinge of country.

 

With momentum from their award-winning releases “Pineapple Moon” and the critically acclaimed “Lefty” the band is poised to release one of their most ambitious projects to date, a new full-length record called “Hammer On.” The new album releases July 20th, 2018 on In Your Neighborhood Music.

 

Recorded to tape over the course of two days at Rarified Studio, Hammer On’s dozen plus songs are built on the familiarity of the TITW sound and seasoned with added experimental elements. While the folk and rock backbone remain intact, the band doesn't shy away from incorporating components of blues and jazz on Hammer On. The result is a truly cohesive album that will surprise even their most diehard, fans.

 

Trouble in the Wind has also caught the ear of several San Diego media outlets. San Diego CityBeat named them Best Americana/Country Band in 2017; they were featured on CBS News 8's morning news the same year playing songs from “Lefty” and the band has made several “Best-Of” lists around town, including recognition from NBC SoundDiego in their list of “10 San Diego Bands That Should Be Signed”.

 

The group's identity is driven by powerhouse front man Robby Gira, whose voice conjures memories of David Byrne’s commanding delivery in “Stop Making Sense.” And like many of the great acts they've been compared to – including the Talking Heads, Roy Orbison and Neil Young – they deliver a style layered with rich instrumentation.

 

TITW's music ranges from solemn, mournful tunes layered with pedal-steel to fun-loving, upbeat numbers with quick-paced banjo plucking. TITW sways between genres, their album tracks include everything from party anthems to love songs. There is a cohesive nature to the band's sound, making it easy to identify a familiar Trouble tune within the first few notes.

 

Trouble in the Wind has been nominated for several San Diego Music Awards in recent past.

They were nominated for three more awards in 2018 – including a nod for “Best Live Performer” for the 2nd time and took home “Best Americana Album” for Pineapple Moon

and top honors, being recognized by the community as “Artist of the Year”.

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Late Night Union|Dead Poet Society|Josh Bergmann Trio
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Late Night Union|Dead Poet Society|Josh Bergmann Trio

The mission of Late Night Union is to give hope to the hopeless and more inspiration those seeking it. Crackling heavy blues licks, driving dancing bouncing rhythms, and melodic raw powerful singing. with a message of love. The sound is a mix of 70’s metal, 90’s grunge, and today’s rock. We are continuously evolving our writing style to become more emotional and unique. The band broke up once in October 2016. It's the best thing that could have happened to them. Prior to that they were asked to play a South by South West show, got a licensing deal, and had just been rewarded with a small recording contract. Stevie's brother Sean stepped in to play drums February 2017 and became the catalyst for the band's rebirth. All songs are fully collaborative, each band member adding their chemistry. We traveled to Seattle this July for a recording session with Adam Kasper, one of the greatest rock producers in rock history.  The album we created is epic.

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Joe Kaplow
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Joe Kaplow

Singer/songwriter Joe Kaplow lives in a four-acre mansion in the hills of Santa Cruz. Of course, he shares the space with a group of hippies, some rats, and some very dilapidated floors and walls... but it does have a swimming pool.

For Kaplow, becoming a full-time musician - and adopting the lifestyle that often accompanies it - didn’t happen by accident. Having moved from farm life and family in New Jersey to the rich Santa Cruz music community, Kaplow has often found himself living paycheck to paycheck as he departs on three-month U.S. solo tours, records music in various bedrooms of the house where he lives, rehearses with his new band and writes constantly, dedicating himself fully and lovingly to the craft of songwriting.

Kaplow’s debut album Time Spent In Between often takes stock of its own scenarios, regarding itself plainly from a distance as Kaplow discusses his own struggles in cathartic musings overlaid with folksy guitar stylings reminiscent of Paul Simon or Tallest Man on Earth. Dealing with travelling and the accompanying loneliness, depression, seclusion, death, and the fractured dichotomy between finding literal and figurative homes, Kaplow’s fresh, new take on folk music is the kind that you can put on repeat and then save in your pocket for when you need something to pull you through a difficult time.

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Underground Sessions|Spook Stories with Serby & Deja Voodoo
Nov
3
to Nov 4

Underground Sessions|Spook Stories with Serby & Deja Voodoo

Underground Sessions returns for a spook-tacular evening of scary-good grooves by guest DJs Serby and Deja Voodo. The bass-heavy house & breaks will wake the dead, but hopefully not the neighbors.

>>>>>Hosted by resident DJ Elixir<<<<<

>>>>>>>>Sound by QSC Audio<<<<<<< 

>>>>Lighting & effects by Loud DJs<<<<

$5 cover
21 + up
10pm–1am

Ojai Deer Lodge
2261 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai

www.louddjs.com

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The Popravinas
Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

The Popravinas

Former Bass/Vocals (Eddy Sill) of the infamous Los Angeles band "The Mutts" has suddenly stumbled upon a few other "fellow fun-seekers" to surprisingly form this melodic and frolicking band with extremely catchy songs. Is this too good to be true?! John Adair (Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Vocals) Dean Lyons (Guitar, Vocals) and David Rodgers (Drums) comprise "The Popravinas!" The "funnest" party you ever went to---The party after the party! That would quickly describe "The Popravinas" who are known to combine lyrics & sounds that are reminiscent of The Replacements, evolving guitar nuances in the vein of The Rolling Stones, and interesting touches of artists such as Whiskeytown, Wilco & The Old 97's. When you mix it all up...you come out with "The Popravinas." Already known for their fun live shows...(Complete with dancing crowds).... The band has recently released their second CD "California Sonic" which is quickly becoming an international ear-shaker. Their first CD "Everybody's Fault But Ours" is still a popular choice. Both are available at: CDBaby.com, iTunes, Amazon, etc. If you wanna experience a good time and hear some memorable tunes...You're in the right place! ....You're in "Popravinaburgh!"

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Silence of the Jams
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Silence of the Jams

S I L E N C E ⍭ O F ⍭ T H E ⍭ J A M S

⍭⍭⍭Halloween Costume Party! ⍭⍭⍭

Silent Disco w/

DJ Project Pineapple vs DJ WOOLFY


$10 for headphones, reserve in advance @ http://www.deerlodgeojai.com/shop/silence-of-the-jams-halloween-party-1


Drink specials to be announced soon!


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PROJECT PINEAPPLE

Lazerwave, Future-Twerk, Neo Bass, Tropical Ratchet

#projectpineapple (aka Trill Bill / Wildebeest / Jetski Jesus ) is a top secret music alliance, with the imperative mission to make that booty bounce. Past missions include Lucidity Festival, mountain parties, and bi-weekly sets with the Bassix crew in Ojai. Sound frequencies inspired by sacred trigonometry, free-range coconuts, and mason jar drum circles.

https://soundcloud.com/projectpineapple


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WOOLFY

Woolfy is a DJ, musician and artist of international reknown, playing from London, Moscow to the beaches of Rio De Janeiro. He cut his teeth in the LA underground, as an integral part of developing and throwing influential parties such as Flammable Liquid and Does Your Mama Know. With prolific releases through iconic labels Future Classic, DFA and Permanent Vacation, Woolfy’s sets take you on a journey through Classic House , 80’s wave and Disco bangers. Currently getting ready to drop Destinations, the fith album of Woolfy vs Projections and an new indy project, We Are Hundreds.

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LowDown Brass Band
Oct
26
to Oct 27

LowDown Brass Band

LowDown Brass Band (LDB) deftly synthesizes the gritty sounds of Chicago with the high energy second-line street beat of the Crescent City. LDB brandishes a powerful brass frontline of trumpets, trombones, saxophones, with a funky backline of drums and sousaphone. Combining the poetic ferocity of Billa Camp with stellar vocal harmonies, adventurous improvisation, movement, and grooves, LDB creates an infectious and diverse sound that has something for every listener.

Fresh off their appearance at The 2017 Chicago Jazz Festival, LowDown maintains a constant performing and touring schedule throughout North America. Recently performing with Dan Deacon at Lagunitas Beer Circus following an ambitious project titled “LowDown Sounds”  that included a critically acclaimed cameo by Roy Ayers on the track "Everybody Loves The Sunshine." LowDown Brass is now set to begin the next chapter with the release of their 5th self-produced full length studio album "LowDown Breaks." This new offering steps deeper into refining their unique sound, combining the hip hop sound with multiple world music and jazz styles.

 

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WEPA! with Canyon Cody &amp; ELIXIR
Oct
20
to Oct 21

WEPA! with Canyon Cody & ELIXIR

Summer may have come to a close, but ¡WEPA! is still heating things up in Ojai as we welcome guest DJ Canyon Cody back to his home town for a special night of global bass and irresistible Latin grooves. As part of LA's prolific Subsuelo Crew, Canyon Cody taps into his Cuban-American heritage and love of all things rhythmic to produce some of the most popular summer parties in downtown Los Angeles. His weekly Subsuelo Sundays residency at Caña Rum Bar encompasses a variety of Afro-Latin and Caribbean beats and enjoys a fiercely loyal following. One thing's for sure, Canyon Cody knows how to pack the dance floor and keep the party going! 

Opening set by ¡WEPA! resident DJ Elixir (Loud Djs / TUMBAO / Underground Sessions)

Silky-smooth sound by QSC Audio that will move your soul and your feet.

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SWAY
Oct
13
to Oct 14

SWAY

SWAY is Dark Pop.

A sound that can move you in any direction in a wave of upbeat modern

80’s synth Pop with a touch of darkness.

SWAY is the creation of Freddy Hale, a Swedish-American singer/songwriter,

who combined elements from all of the music that he has loved and

transformed the sound of Pop into something real for our generation.

The music came to life in 2016 when Freddy and Niklas Myrback, a

Swedish guitarist with a very refined and powerful yet minimalistic

style, began shaping and perfecting the songs in Hollywood, California.

Cadu CJ was next to join the team, a Brazilian drummer living in LA,

he was drawn into the project by the unique music that Freddy produced

and ended up adding the right amount of punch to accentuate the sound

of SWAY.

The group became complete in early 2018, when Swedish bassist Daniel Juter

joined the project as the missing link the boys needed in order to have

their own personal SWAY Dream Team.

Since then, the group has been performing live shows in the greater LA

area, attracting many followers, and changing the way that people

experience Pop Music.

The group is set to release 3 singles in 2018, prior to the release of their

debut album coming in Spring 2019.

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Smoky Knights
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Smoky Knights

Smoky Knights are an indie rock quartet based out of Los Angeles. In an attempt to achieve psychedelic feelings on their upcoming 3rd EP, the band's sound has arrived somewhere between California surf rock, 50's dinner club fluff, and 70's drug binge fuzz. In 2012, Smoky Knights was formed as a trio by original members Andy Fischer-Price, Seth Sylvester, and Adam Brooks. They added guitarist Jesse Cross in the fall of 2014.

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Thelma & the Sleaze|The Hunchies|No Divide
Oct
6
to Oct 7

Thelma & the Sleaze|The Hunchies|No Divide

Thelma & The Sleaze: The name alone is enough reason to listen to this one-of-a-kind band from Nashville, Tennessee.  But these women are more than just a cool name—they’re a seriously talented musical trio. They’re rock n’ roll laced with riot-grrrl punk and southern edge; they’re raucous, and wild, and totally fucking badass in concert. 

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Pacific Range|The Hand Me Down Band
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Pacific Range|The Hand Me Down Band

Pacific Range is rooted in the beautiful, sunshiny-coast of California. The band's style takes from many influences ranging from The Allman Brothers and Grateful Dead, to The Band and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Clay Finch (guitar & vocals), Seamus Turner (guitar & vocals), and Nate War (drums) met around 2013 while studying music up at Chico State. After discovering a strong musical connection they formed a band (Dakota Cree) and began recording at the university's recording studio and playing around town. 

Since then the group has gone through several incarnations, and recently started up in Los Angeles as a 4 piece. Bassist Cameron Wehrle went to high school with Clay and joined the group after seeing one of Pacific Range's live performances. He has been with the band ever since.

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Jazz Night w/ Simon Phillips
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Jazz Night w/ Simon Phillips

Join us for a wonderful evening of Jazz.
There will be a $5 cover collected at the door or on your dinner bill.

Kitchen open until 9PM. 
Please call 805.646.4256 for reservations, we will fill up fast! 

On the bill for the evening we have the honor of hosting:
Simon Phillips - drums
Otmaro Ruiz - keys
Jacob Scesney - horns
Benjamin J Shepherd - bass
Alex Sill - guitar

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Teresa Russell & Tom Buenger
Sep
30
1:00 PM13:00

Teresa Russell & Tom Buenger

Teresa Russell is one of the hardest working entertainers in Ventura County. Described as "the most awesome Female rock guitarist...ever!" is simply an understatement - Teresa Russell is one of the best guitarists out there: male or female. Teresa, is the only female to ever qualify in the "top eight" for the national finals in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's lead guitar competition, Guitarmageddon.

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The Mystos|Alonzo Delano|Bad Leaf
Sep
28
to Sep 29

The Mystos|Alonzo Delano|Bad Leaf

The Mystos came to fruition when a couple weeks of casual jam sessions amongst friends evolved into something more structured. Based in Ventura, CA, their sound can best be described as modern indie prog-rock, with some blues, jazz, and pop elements peppered in. Their diverse musical backgrounds converge on a shared desire to push boundaries and create nuanced, often multi-movement tracks that are still easily digestible to the ear. They released their first EP, “Joey’s Garage”, in March 2018 and are currently working on their first full-length album.

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Radio Skies
Sep
25
to Sep 26

Radio Skies

Ojai’s own Radio Skies returns to where it all started to celebrate the upcoming release of their first full length record, Double Life, with a special five week residency.  Known for lyrical, melodic songs against the backdrop of long electronic infused psyc jams, every show has its own unique setlist and flavor.  The five gents will be hosting five of their favorite acts, one per week, with some special guest performances and DJs.  

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The Freedom Ledges
Sep
22
to Sep 23

The Freedom Ledges

“The Freedom Ledges are a Los Angeles based "Dirty Blues and Rock n' Roll" band. Founded by actor/musicians Deacon Ledges and Juan Lozano, the band now features sexy powerhouse lead singer Catt Christine, a killer rhythm section and funky horns. They have performed at festivals and venues all over California, and regularly collaborate with burlesque acts, as in the music video for their single "I Want U Blues", now up on YouTube.  Their first EP, "Jailbreak", is available on all streaming services and they are currently recording a new full length album. Follow them on Facebook, Instagram & Bandcamp for shows, new music, videos & merch. 

Website: www.thefreedomledges.com “

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Joanne Mackell & friends
Sep
21
to Sep 22

Joanne Mackell & friends

Joanne Mackell is a veteran singer/songwriter with a voice that could stop a mack truck and songs that make you remember the first time you fell in love. Her passionate delivery, outstanding vocal range and commanding stage presence consistently raise the roof and rock the house.  

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Gene Evaro Jr.
Sep
14
to Sep 15

Gene Evaro Jr.

Hailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to mind Stephen Stills or Prince. Watching Gene Evaro Jr and his band feels like you are experiencing some grand force of nature spiritually, like making love in a hurricane or testifying to the heavens in a meteor shower

Gene Evaro Jr is currently touring in support of  his third full length album “Like its 1965” released in April of 2018. Gene Evaro Jr’s formidable and dedicated following is rapidly expanding beyond So-Cal, fueled by national tours supporting Milky Chance, Elle King, and Blues Traveler and prominent festival appearances at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Wanderlust Festival, Lucidity Festival, Hangtown Music Festival, Joshua Tree Music Festival, and Guitarfish Festival. Gene Evaro Jr’s works have been featured on the network television show Deadliest Catch and Ian Somerhalder’s Time Framed Series.

From the folk magic of Paul Simon, to the crazy funk fashion of Sly & The Family Stone, to the R&B nature of Bill Withers, this old-soul artist reminds us of what it once felt like to put on a record, press play, and then relish in every word from start to finish, without missing one

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Radio Skies
Sep
11
to Sep 12

Radio Skies

Ojai’s own Radio Skies returns to where it all started to celebrate the upcoming release of their first full length record, Double Life, with a special five week residency.  Known for lyrical, melodic songs against the backdrop of long electronic infused psyc jams, every show has its own unique setlist and flavor.  The five gents will be hosting five of their favorite acts, one per week, with some special guest performances and DJs.  

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