Colin Gilmore The Gilmore name is a revered handle in the alt-country world. In 1972, Jimmie Dale Gilmore founded the legendary Flatlanders in Lubbock, Texas. And more than 30 years later, his son, Colin, is coming to Ventura. The younger Gilmore has quite a history, one that stretches beyond his family pedigree, having performed with the likes of Junior Brown and Jack Ingram, sung onstage with Willie Nelson and been produced by Scott Matthews, a guy who has produced and jammed alongside the likes of Mick Jagger, Elvis Costello, Ringo Starr and Roy Orbison. Playing “West Texas-style rock, with a country/punk/psychedelic/pop edge,” Gilmore’s fan base has been spreading, with this county quickly becoming one of his favorite stomping grounds. Check out his free in-store performance at Salzer’s Records on Feb. 6 at 3:30 p.m., followed by a show at Zoey’s Café later that evening.
Molotov Blending rock and rap and lyrics in both Spanish and English, Mexico City’s Molotov have been at the forefront of the Latin alternative movement for more than a decade. Mixing sharp social commentary on songs such as “Frijolero” with more playful, unhinged tunes, the band is also among the most eclectic in the scene. Vibe Magazine even compared them to Rage Against the Machine. Last year, rumors spread of a break-up, but with the release of Eternamiente, their seventh album, it appears that Molotov will continue to burn for the foreseeable future, which includes a stop at the Ventura Theater on Feb. 2.