The Hupcap Stealers
Dec
29
to Dec 30

The Hupcap Stealers

Outlaw roots n’ roll,..... that’s the best way to describe it. The sound is definitely not something you would normally hear while walking down main street, but it’s intriguing all in itself…….then, once you catch a glance at the band and realize there are only two members and one of them is (currently) 17 years old well,..... you gotta check it out!

Residing just outside of Ventura CA, The Hubcap Stealers consists of  a two member, father & son duo.  Neal Sowers on the guitar and vocals, and Ian Sowers on the drums. Together they possess an edgy sound with dirty reverberated slide guitars and thick chest punching drums accompanied by Neal’s vocals, be known- these guys know how to play it thick and raw. 

The Hubcap Stealers initially took off mid 2012. Neal, tired of writing the same old rock songs and wanting to write in a style that would  be a little more gritty and off kilter, knew right then, that this was not for a full on rock band to take the reigns on. This is where things got interesting…….turning to his son Ian, who was 11 years old at the time and was really starting to develop as a drummer, was asked if he’d like to embark on a vision  - A father/son roots ‘n roll duo. We all know that answer.

So then it was on. The Hubcap Stealers were in the game to rock n roll. Pushing boundaries as a gritty two piece band singing about Bibles, Bullets & Devils.  After getting down original material they wasted no time and went directly to Red Hearse Record Studios and started bringing their first EP to life, “Bad Ground.” The Bad Ground record is definitely an eyebrow raiser for sure. (Caught the eye of Reverend Horton Heat allowing them to join a leg of his tour!) It’s got the shock value that wants to make you keep listening to see where the road goes next.

Once this was established they were all over the Ventura and Los Angeles counties performing. One of the very first performances was with a leg of The Reverend Horton Heat tour!  Quite a first show for a 13 year old drummer!

Now they are tearing up the road and promoting their trademark roots n roll power duo sound performing outlaw style songs about more hell raising activities whether it be rat rods, whiskey or redemption. 

The cool thing about the studio recordings is that it’s not chocked full of shit that they can’t do live. The records have the simplicity of, sticking a microphone in the middle of the studio and what you hear is what you get

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The Right Amount of Wrong
Dec
30
to Dec 31

The Right Amount of Wrong

Right Amount of Wrong plays at a variety of local clubs and venues with a selection of popular, obscure covers, and originals that make them an exciting band to watch perform.  Originally started as a musical outlet for Francesca Garofoli's expressive rock inspired vocal technique this band's sound has evolved into a unique and original take on pop, rockabilly, lounge and swing.
Francesca Garofoli is from Italy and currently lives in Ventura, CA and seems to be making herself at home sharing her exotic culinary talents with us. 
Guitarist Ben Buttner spends a lot of time with his guitar, some say too much but that's what keeps him from trying to join the circus...not that that's a bad thing.
Josh Meyers the bass man has an interesting career studying dirt and rocks(actual rocks) and happens to slap a mean bass. 
Marco Perez on the drums completes the lineup. His extensive background in latin rhythms, reggae, funk, punk-rock, and rockabilly gets everyone's bodies moving in ways they never thought possible. 
The four of these characters couldn't be anything but just the Right Amount of Wrong.

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Wall of Tom
Jan
7
1:00 PM13:00

Wall of Tom

WALL OF TOM is a 5-piece Alternative Rock band from the Santa Barbara underground featuring female/male vocal duo Tommie Vaughn and Tony Grimes. Blending L.A. Rock Roots with West Coast Country swagger, WALL OF TOM expands past conventions with their unique vibe and musical palette - acoustic guitars, cello/ukulele, bass, and drums. Touching on the bedrock of Fleetwood Mac, The Pretenders, and Jeff Buckley, WALL OF TOM loves to rock and pull on the various threads of Rock’s DNA while remaining firmly focused on song craft. With songs that celebrate aggressive loving, desire and release, heartache and courage, WALL OF TOM pulses and throbs on a mission to knock down walls, entice crowds with lush sonic stories and captivate audiences with authentic original energy.

 

Wall of Tom has fifteen years of touring, four original albums worth of materiel, with another album in the works- and even throw in a few memorable covers to boot- creating a magical mood and contagious energy with their live performances. For more information visit: www.walloftom.com or follow them on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. 

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Adan Jodorowsky
Feb
23
to Feb 24

Adan Jodorowsky

Tickets available on

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adan-jodorowsky-adanowsky-live-tickets-40926564456

 

Born in France October 29, 1979. Jodorowsky is the son of the renowned Chilean avant-garde film
director Alejandro Jodorowsky, best known for his films The Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre, El Topo and
more. Jodorowsky's first guitar lessons were given to him by Th eatle guitarist Georg arriso.
When he was sixteen he joined the punk band The Hellboys.
In 2011 he released his solo album Amador and won the UFI award for "Best International Artist Of The
Year" and "Best Live Show". Then he met Devendr anhar, and together, they recorded the song
"You are the one" and "Dime Cuándo".
In 2012 he produced the first platinu solo album of Leó arregu (lead singer of Mexican band
"Zoé"); "Solstis".
In 2015 Adán Jodorowsky directed a video for his song "Would You Be Mine" with the porn actress Stoya,
a sex fueled video that generated a strong positive reaction from the press. .
In 2016 he a new album with French rocker Xavier Polycarpe, lead singer of Parisian band; "Gush".
The album and project titled: "Adan y Xavi & Los Imanes", toured throughout the UK, France, Costa Rica,
Mexico, and the US. Adán produced León Larreguí's second album: "Voluma", which in a short time was
certified Gold and proved Adan's success as a producer. This 2017 marks the return of Adan as Adan
Jodorowsky, leaving behind the Adanowsky moniquer and embracing his last name to the fullest.

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Grest
Mar
11
1:00 PM13:00

Grest

Grest is a five-piece classic rock and folk cover-band. A chance encounter at a music store first brought together this diverse group of individuals who share a passion for music but not much else: the electrical engineer and lead guitarist Joe Adler who grew up on the Greenwich Village folk scene and bluegrass and likes to pull out his guitar whenever he gets the chance; the property manager and bassist Mike Havas who is a fan of blues and classic rock and plied his trade in Greenwich Village clubs as a youth; the character actor and lead vocalist Stephen Mendel who digs folk music and was a busker and bar-singer in Montreal as a teenager; the fire captain and rhythm guitarist Tony O’Hagan who loves the blues but first played trumpet in a local big band, and the philosophy professor and drummer Alan Vincelette who prefers prog rock and formally studied jazz, orchestral, and rock drumming in college. Somehow this collection of oddities clicks and loves to make music together and to share it with an audience.

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Elijah Ocean
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Elijah Ocean

It’s twenty-seventeen in the southwestern corner of America. There’s snow in the distant mountains and the slow desert sunset creeps through the windshield of the Mercury on 40 West. The young man is driving home, wherever that is. 

He was born in a small woodland house in the Hudson Valley, raised in rural Maine, and enlightened by time spent in New York City. He’s landed in Los Angeles for now, where the Sunset Strip is a wasteland, Silverlake has peaked, and the spirit of Laurel Canyon echos through the hills of Highland Park. The end of the world is a damn inspirational place to be. 

He writes and records. The hard work shines through in his craft without a scrap of it being over-thought. It’s American music. It’s conceived on highways between cities past their prime. It’s born from memories and dreams of fresh starts. There’s rich history to draw from in Nashville, Memphis, Muscle Shoals, Bakersfield and Austin, but he doesn’t desire a repeat. He celebrates the richness of a multi-generational record collection while adding a fresh voice to the conversation, and the music is new.

Listen up.

Every year Elijah Ocean crisscrosses the country singing his songs and making memories. With three full-length LPs under his belt and a fourth in the chamber, Ocean is just hitting his stride. 

For now there’s a much-needed diner booth in Needles on 66. Welcome to California. Set your clocks.

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Send Medicine
Dec
7
to Dec 8

Send Medicine

Los Angeles' Send Medicine make a woozy, psychedelic rock that combines a liberal mix of surf, folk, and blues sounds, drawing on inspirations ranging from Jefferson Airplane, The Brian Jonestwon Massacre, Britpop, TREX and Townes Van Zandt. In 2016, the band released their debut album, Scary Aquarius Daughter, featuring the singles "July Eyes" and "Tall Flowers," which the band has toured under extensively, including the pacific northwest and SXSW. Their follow up record is due out in late 2017. 

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R.J. Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band
Dec
1
to Dec 2

R.J. Mischo & His Red Hot Blues Band

RJ Mischo is considered by critics and fans worldwide to be in the upper echelon of today’s great Harp players and singers. RJ started playing at the age of ten and by the time he was 19 he was working as a full-time professional musician. He began his career in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota an area that has spawned so many famous musicians. RJ cut his teeth with the legends of the Twin Cities’ Blues scene Percy Strother, Mojo Buford, Sonny Rogers, & Lazy Bill Lucas. He then formed “Blues Deluxe” quoted by the Minneapolis Star Tribune as “Minnesota’s hardest working Blues Band”. It was in 1992 that RJ caught the attention of Blues fans worldwide with the release of Ready to Go. This album is now of cult status amongst collectors.In 1996 RJ Mischo moved to California where he continued to grow & develop his skills. He established himself a wider audience with a prolific performance schedule at major venues and festivals across the United States, Europe and extensively up and down the West Coast.RJ’s vast discography features 12 of his own releases on several record labels and he also appears on at least 25 CDs as a guest or on compilations with Jimmie Vaughan, James Cotton, Kim Wilson, Candye Kane, G.Love, and John Mayall to name a few.RJ’s original songs “King of a Mighty Good Time” and “Two Hours From Tulsa” topped the playlist at No. 1 on SiriusXM Radio BB Kings’ Bluesville. RJ Mischo’s CDs, Knowledge You Can’t Get in College and Make It Good, made the top 50 list of Living Blues Magazine’s albums of the year. The 2012 release Make It Good featuring 13 Mischo originals on Delta Groove Records rose to #4 on the Living Blues radio charts. Blues Revue Magazine states “Do not pass go. Proceed directly to your favorite purveyor of fine blues and grab this sublimely savage Album”.

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Teresa Russell
Nov
26
1:00 PM13:00

Teresa Russell

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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Woolfy's Disco Den
Nov
25
to Nov 26

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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Wordsauce
Nov
24
to Nov 25

Wordsauce

Wordsauce is an 8 piece Live Hip Hop/Funk band, based in San Luis Obispo, California, formed by Drummer Bill Gerhardt and Bassist Wesley Price in 2009. With Guitarists Kevin Strong and Shawn Warnke, Saxophonist Samuel Franklin, Turntablist/Producer Eric Mattson, and Emcee/Vocalist/Producer Rick “Risko” Loughman all joining the band by 2010, Wordsauce began developing their own style of Hip Hop with live instrumentation. Emcee/Vocalist/Conga player Patrick “June” Braddock joined the band in 2012 after meeting Loughman in a music history class in junior college. With a diverse combination of musical backgrounds, Wordsauce has thrived on open-mindedness in the song writing process and has established a sound that captivates crowds of all demographics. Wordsauce mixes funky, soulful Hip Hop instrumentation with intensely rhythmic lyrical form. The variety of musical backings has driven group emcee Risko to expand his dynamics as a vocalist.

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Tyler Grant and Friends
Nov
16
to Nov 17

Tyler Grant and Friends

"Caravan to WinterWonderGrass Primer"

 

Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant.  

Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals).
 
Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters.

The band’s latest release, Kiss the Ground (Summer 2016), represents its first full-length concept album and its third album of original music. Speaking to the struggles we all face as working people, Kiss the Ground sends a positive message while acknowledging real hardship in a society that expects far too much. “We think of this as our ode to the working people,” says Grant, whose song, “Get in Line,” discusses the high price we pay for things we want in life. Kiss the Ground explores real and mythological connections to the human struggle and pays homage to the "Working Class Hero," an archetype famously described by John Lennon.
Previous Grant Farm albums include a 2012 self-titled debut and a 2014 follow up, Plowin' Time, which reached #2 on JamBand Radio Charts and charted on Americana Radio. In 2014, the band also released the Meeting on the Mountain EP, an inspired collaboration with the group Fruition.

The band has also created the acclaimed Meeting on the Mountain LIVE, a collaborative, live webcast concert experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band and Tyler Grant as host. To date, episodes have featured Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, The Dead Winter Carpenters and other guests.

Like a “traveling Gypsy family,” Grant Farm enjoys their life of touring, writing and adventuring together as they share their music up and down the North American roots music line.

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Joanne Mackell & friends
Nov
12
1:00 PM13:00

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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Edge of the West
Nov
11
to Nov 12

Edge of the West

Edge of the West is a Rock n' Roots Honky Tonk Jamband. Their catchy, quirky originals and outlaw hippie sound strikes a chord with lovers of alt-country, Americana & the Grateful Dead. The live shows are a blast. The group writes original tunes and draws from from a deep well of eclectic covers, never playing the same show twice. The band features members of Great American Taxi, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Todd Snider & more. When playing together in this configuration these guys have a ton of fun, as does the audience. Just try and sit still. Across the canyon we hear drums in the distance. Notes From the underground drift like smoke signals to a strange yet familiar place, where new friends and old come together for good times.

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Tiffany Wilson Band/Shylah Ray Sunshine Band
Nov
10
10:00 PM22:00

Tiffany Wilson Band/Shylah Ray Sunshine Band

Tiffany Wilson is a true musical artist and songwriter whose voice speaks to something real and soulful. Not content with writing only standard love songs, her latest album "#SeeSharp" also speaks of inner and outer change, politics, and vision of a brighter future.

As a solo artist, Tiffany released her first original project "Music Therapy" in 2009 and her sophomore album “#SEESHARP” in July 2016. With this project, Tiffany's plan is to use her voice, pen and outlook to shed some light and love on what's taking place in our shared world.

The production of her sophomore release is a conscious blend of the sounds of the past and the future. It is a mix of classic live soul & funk music filtered through her contemporary R&B roots and sensibilities. Eschewing the retro soul fad and moving towards a unique combination of past, present, and future-

Ms. Wilson is a true original.

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The Alice Austin Band
Nov
9
to Nov 10

The Alice Austin Band

Alice Austin is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from Vermont, currently living and performing in Los Angeles. Her sound ranges from vintage to modern, crossing over from a Classic Rock vibe to Americana. You will find Austin onstage in the great venues of Los Angeles singing and playing a suitcase drum set and guitar and simultaneously.  Joined by "Charming" Charlie Peterson on pedal steel, dobro, or mandolin, this duo knows how to fill a space with the vibrancy of a full acoustic band.  With them they bring a sense of intimacy as though they invited you over for dinner and an impromptu set of fine original music.  

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Amber & Smoke
Nov
5
1:00 PM13:00

Amber & Smoke

Sometimes great music just happens. Amber Olive’s voice happened into Bill’s music one night when she came to a venue to hear Bill sing.  By the end of that very night, they were singing together. The chemistry was undeniable. The vocal blend was special. The energy was electric and genuine. Audiences and club owners knew something special was on stage. They formed a singing duo, named it Amber & Smoke, and have been performing and recording together since.

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Rachel Sedacca with Scarlet Fire
Oct
29
1:00 PM13:00

Rachel Sedacca with Scarlet Fire

Rachel has something for everyone to love about her with what she calls upbeat, soulful, blue Americana.  Often joined on stage by hometown legends and local heroes, her list of influences topped by the bluesy style of Bonnie Raitt, the versatility of the Grateful Dead, and raw emotion of Janis Joplin, Rachel's stage presence is strong and undeniable, earning her a beloved spot in the hearts of musicians and music lovers across the country.  Endorsed by Luna Guitars, this award winning songwriter holds her own, touring as a solo act or backed by her top shelf band. Rachel is a true entertainer and a great time wherever you may catch her.

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Malkin Manor Haunt
Oct
28
to Oct 29

Malkin Manor Haunt

The Ojai Deer Lodge presents the annual Malkin Manor Haunt!

Costume party and haunted house with music by NOBLE CREATURES, CLIFF BEACH and DJ PROJECT PINEAPPLE.

Food offerings available for purchase by DEER X-ING

$10 entry

$60 open bar wristbands (7pm - 2am) ** does not include entry

TICKETS WILL SELL OUT!

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Isaac Rother & The Phantoms/The Village Idiots
Oct
19
to Oct 20

Isaac Rother & The Phantoms/The Village Idiots

Isaac Rother & The Phantoms call back to an era where rock n' roll was simple and dangerous. The voodoo magic of early rock n' rollers such as Bo Diddley and Screaming Jay Hawkins is seamlessly fused with tough 60's groups like the Animals and the tongue in cheek humor of classic novelty hits like Wooly Bully and Surfin' Bird. Today, with the world of music literally at our fingertips, the camp and ritual of rock n' roll has almost been forgotten, residing mainly in the stories and recordings of the past. Isaac Rother and the Phantoms bring back the golden mystic of this past. They do so with top notch musicianship and hard rockin' original material, rendering them a cut above the rest. Behold… The Unspeakable Horror of Isaac Rother & The Phantoms!

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The Deltaz/Tommy Hilton & The Vagueabonds
Oct
14
to Oct 15

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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CHAR-MAN/PINK MIST
Oct
13
to Oct 14

CHAR-MAN/PINK MIST

Local punk legends are back and we will be raising funds for our friends in need in Puerto Rico! Local hot sauce master Charman Brand will be selling a new exclusive sauce and donating 100% of the proceeds to Unidos. 

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Sirens of Soul
Oct
12
to Oct 13

Sirens of Soul

They met on a tour while playing for their solo projects in October 2015. They immediately formed a band afterward, and now fully pursue their musical union. The Sirens bridge worlds, melt hearts and ignite souls on fire.

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Basically Lit with Level & Serby/ G-Dub & Proj. P
Oct
7
to Oct 8

Basically Lit with Level & Serby/ G-Dub & Proj. P

"The music scene in Ojai has transformed since we started doing shows in February of 2015. There is a great dance music vibe going on in town like we never thought would happen. The shows, the memories and the music has been something we'll always remember, this isn't necessarily the last time you'll see us but it is a close this chapter. The Ventura County scene has been more than welcoming and to be honest, I feel like we are leaving the local scene better than we found it. This show will be one to remember and we hope you will join us as this is Bassicly Lit!"

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