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Wassup 805? Bill Locey here, neither in Studio 805 nor in Camarillo, but still gainfully employed by the Ventura County Star, at least for the next hour or two, kicking it at my house, multi-tasking, writing about rock `n' roll, watching PBS with the sound off (``The Dust Bowl'') and petting my cat, Nope, who is on my lap and as usual, in the way and doing his fair share as part of the worldwide feline anti-literacy campaign.

If I had a faster car, a richer girlfriend or even one with a job, here's where's I'll be lurking in the back this week:

OK, tonight - Friday - not sold on their sound but it may worth the drive to Hell-A just to buy a Simian Mobile Disco shirt - they'll be at the Fonda down on Sunset in Hollyweird. The rock star slackers in No Doubt will be at the Universal Amphitheatre in Universal City tonight. They'll be playing every other night and evidently have come a ways since opening for the Ska Daddyz in Oxnard. Up here in the 805 where we like it, the Red Ball Jets who know every song ever written, will play some of them tonight at Judge Roy Beans' - Saturday also. Deke Dickerson will play some swell country rock at Yolie's in Ventura and Milo Greene will sing better than everybody at Velvet Jones in Santa Barbara, also tonight, Friday night.

On Saturday, it's old school punk from the nation's capitol with Bad Brains at the Fonda, still in Hollyweird and the tall, slinky and very rich, Taylor Swift will be at phonehead nirvana, the Nokia Theatre, and a bunch of old school Chicano SoCal rock bands such as Malo, Tierra, and Thee Midniters will take a trip down ``Whittier Boulevard'' and folkie Jill Sobule will be at McCabe's in Santa Monica. Up here in the 805 where we like it, Shaky Feelin' will do that jam band thing at the Good Bar on Main Street in Ventura. Up the block and down California Street to the Bombay Bar & Grill, it's CD release time for Zachary James & the All Seeing Eyes - he can see that fiver in your pocket and he wants you to give it to him for this affordable, all ages, early show with Massenger opening. And Howlin' Woods will do a Saturday show at Green Art People down on the Ventura Avenue.

On Sunday, singer/songwriter Jim Lauderdale will  be at McCabe's in Santa Monica and Frank Barajas will do his one-man pop rock thing at Tutti's in Ventura. Skip one until Tuesday when ZZ Top will rock the House of Try To Find A Place To Park in Hollyweird, while up here in the 805, the Punch Brothers will play some bluegrass music at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara where the sound is always perfect.

And finally on a Thursday, Mouse Grey will play some original rock at the Sans Souci in Ventura.

TimeOut: Boogie-woogie pianist Carl Sonny Leyland performs Aug. 31 at Yolie's in Ventura

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About 60 years ago it was everywhere. These days one has to put forth an effort to find some of that energizing boogie-woogie piano music.

Tonight, though, no one will have to look that hard as Carl Sonny Leyland will play boogie-woogie, blues and other pleasurable varieties of Americana at Yolie's in Ventura.

The dictionary states that boogie-woogie is "conducive to dancing" -- and it's still about the best thing that can happen to a piano outside of a Laurel & Hardy short.

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What to know about where to go this week

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If I had a faster car, a richer girlfriend or even one with a job, here's where I'll be lurking in the back this week: First of all, tonight -- Friday night - you have to drive to Hell-A but it's worth it to see guitar god Albert Lee - he shreds up here now and again with Hot Roux - next time is in February but tonight - don't confuse him with Alvin but Albert Lee will be at McCabe's in Santa Monica. While at the cavernous Canyon Club, it's those reggae legends, mon, the


Wailers, still w/o Bob Marley; and a few miles north to the 805 where we like it at the Tipsy Goat in T.O. it's jam band nirvana with Shaky Feelin'. And if your world view is slightly to the right of "wahoo," you might enjoy some country music from Big Tweed who will be at Garman's Pub in Santa Paula - still a nice small town until they pave everything. There's a good one at the O - that would be Billy O's in Ventura with everyone's favorite raucous farm animals, Jackass, sharing the bill with the newly reconstituted La Vonettes, bringing back the girl group sound from back when AM radio was cool and not a cesspool of right wing paranoia. Teresa Russell will demonstrate the art of the guitar solo probably more than once at the Savory Cafe in Ventura - Chuck D will lead his cronies in Public Enemy to the Ventura Theatre tonight - that'll be the place with the million cops outside. It'll be worth it just to hear Radio Rahim's favorite song and the Occupy Movement's theme song, "Fight the Power." Kyle Hunt & King Gypsy will play some classic rock for the new millennium at the Bombay Bar & Grill, also in Ventura, and Big Joe Lewis will play some blues and boogie woogie piano wiz, Carl Sonny Leyland will be at Yolie's in Ventura, also tonight, Friday night.

On Saturday, back in L.A., it's Dave Alvin playing McCabe's, also on Sunday as well - he's

Dave Alvin

the guy that wrote the zillion great Blasters songs and even filled in for brother Phil at the Blasters gig at the Ventura Theatre last month. One of my interview victims this week - Mouse Grey, will be at the Sans Souci and - gotta love this name - Tall Tales and Silver Linings will be at the Hub in Ojai and on the next block the Mighty Cash Cats will channel the Man in Black at the Wrec Room, also in Ojai.

On Sunday, it's local legends, the R&B Bombers at the Bombay for an afternoon bluesy dance party and Frank Barajas will be at Tutti's in Ventura doing some solo acoustic pop rock.

OK, skip a few and thank that great American and famous Capricorn, Martin Luther King for your day off on Monday and then there's Tuesday, my birthday, which I share with Jim Carrey, Mohammed Ali, Betty White and Ben Franklin, so much for astrology. Anyway, on Tuesday, there's a good one down in Hollyweird at the House of Try to Find a Place to Park - the House of Blues, it's pretty much the same show that was in Ventura - it's bluegrass on speed with Old Man Markley, and wise guy punk legends NOFX will be funny and Pulley is also on the bill, still fronted by Scott Radinsky who was a solid situational left hander for the Dodgers, and will play some loud and fast punk rock. And still on Tuesday - no story because they dogged

Handsome Furs

me, yet the Handsome Furs will still be at SOhO in S.B.

On Wednesday, We Govern We continues their Wednesday night residency at the Sans Souci, while through the alley and down the block on "C" Street, it's that All-Star Blues Jam at the Bombay - the Corsican Brothers will play some power pop at the Big Buddha Lounge in Oak View and Kyle Hunt will be at the Jester in Ojai.

And finally on a busy Thursday, it's Caught Red Handed playing some country up all those stairs at the Watermark in Ventura - the hard working Kyle Hunt will be at the Crave Lounge at the extreme west end of Ventura, which just makes me miss the Midnight Hour all the more. And finally on a Thursday, Jonathan McEuen will do something cool at the Big Buddha Lounge in Oak View.

Old Man Markley "Party Shack" by Fat Wreck Chords
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