Wassup 805? Bill Locey right here in Studio 805 for the Ventura County Star in Camarillo on purpose, kicking it on my couch with my humble views about what to know about where to go this week. It has come to my attention -- and this should come as absolutely no surprise to you -- that I have a face for radio or in our case, a face fit to print. Henceforth, all my usual rock "n' roll news will be available at this same darn place but in print -- anyone want to buy three trillion rock 'n' roll t-shirts
Since it is December, I'm gonna give my usual endless, mindless and senseless exposition a rest this week -- except to say, every day is Christmas and your birthday -- and I want to do as many reviews as possible for my Year End List, so to that end, 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:
OK, tonight, Friday night, it just what the name implies, pure power pop from those Pop-O-Matics at O'Leary's Side Bar in Ventura -- and after sufficient elbow bending when you stagger outside into the parking lot that big square cement thing in the cool night sky is Bar City a-go-go -- the Ventura County Jail -- act accordingly and let the county solve their budget issues without your help, while down in the Ventura Harbor at Blackbeard's BBQ, it's local guitar god Alastair Greene shredding all over the place where they are having a toy drive. There's jam band guitar shredding from Shaky Feelin' at Billy O's by 31 Flavors and cool indie rock from We Govern We at the Sans Souci across the street from the venerable Ventura Theatre. Birdfeeder will be at Zoey's and there's old school blues from Doug MacLeod who has ties that goes back to the legendary Troubadour -- he'll be at Yolie's in Ventura.
On Saturday, the legendary Steve Wonder will be at Phonehead Nirvana which is Club Nokia in Hell-A while up here in the 805 where we like it, the Front Street Prophets will be at Blackbeard's BBQ continuing the two-day toy drive -- bring an unwrapped toy and good stuff will happen.
On Sunday -- it's old school melodic pop from TSOL -- it's another Eddy Numbskull show -- this one will be at Billy O's, Bloody Mary Morning will be up all those stairs at the Watermark in downtown Ventura, the legendary R&B Bombers will be at the Bombay and Frank Barajas will play solo pop rock -- both originals and covers at Tutti's in downtown Ventura.
Monday at Zoey's, it's Chris Pierce and B. Willing James and Tuesday, it's rockin' ska from Reel Big Fish. On Wednesday it's Zachary James & the All Seeing Eyes playing for all hearing ears attached to the ever bending elbows of the drinkers at the Sans Souci and finally on Thursday, it's Shawn Jones up the stairs at the Watermark and Delaney Gibson is back and playing at Zoey's...bet she plays "Kill Me Now."