THE MIGGS Once called “the next big thing,” by the San Francisco Herald they actually acheived a modicum of success with their radio single “Perfect.” Still, “next big thing” is a lot for a band to live up to and much has transpired in the years since their debut. Despite personnel and label changes they persevered. They’ve played with Train, Cake, Gomez and Mandy Moore and had their music included on all the right network TV shows. They are set to release their 4th record in the spring and will stop in Ventura to regale young women who like pretty boys, and others with their sweet melodies.
Wednesday, Jan. 7 at Zoey’s Cafe. 451 E. Main St., Ventura. 652-1137, www.zoeyscafe.com.
VICEROY ANNIVERSARY SHOW Promoter fatale, Cassie Purtlebaugh, celebrates one year of consistently great shows at Rock City Studios with a very special lineup of outstanding local music featuring Le Meu Le Purr in one of its only performances for the next few months. Complex, like an artisan brew, Le Meu Le Purr continues to radiate powerful sonic blasts to those lucky enough to be within earshot. It will be joined by Down for the Count, Monster Eats the Pilot and Dirty Words.
Friday, Jan. 2, 7:15 p.m. at Rock City Studios. 2258 Pickwick Drive., Camarillo. www.myspace.com/godsavethescenevc.
MARIA If you like the Moldy Peaches (listen to the Juno soundtrack) you’ll probably like Maria. Effervescent, stripped-down boy-girl indie-pop with a hat off to Syd Barrett, this Yay Records’ recording duo doesn’t perform live too often, but there’s usually a buzz when they do. Sharing what promises to be a night to remember are the Clouds, Claire Maire and Tall Tales & the Silver Lining (members of Franklin for Short.)
Friday, Jan. 2, at Mai’s Café. 2815 E. Main St., Ventura. www.myspace.com/mariamusic.