THE DIRTY HEADS Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as the new “torch bearers” of the So Cal sound, but hardly living in the shadow of Sublime (despite guest vocals by new Sublime vocalist Rome on its single “Lay Me Down”) this is a band that if nothing else, should make locals smile with its sun drenched, feel good reggae-rock. The Dirty Heads have had music featured on the video game Hawk’s Downhill Jam and various television and film projects. They are joined by Ventura’s own Seth Pettersen and the Undertow whose new CD So Fully, a lush and lovely sonic postcard from coastal So Cal was just released. It’s the warm fuzzy show of the month, perfect for a Gold Coast Indian summer. Dirty Heads and Seth Petterson and the Undertow at the Ventura Theater on Friday, Oct. 1. 26 S. Chestnut St., Ventura. 653-0721 or www.venturatheater.net.
Annual Big Band Birthday Bash with Army of Freshmen, Le Meu Le Purr and Jeff Hershey together as one supergroup. Friday at Bombay Bar and Grill and Saturday at Billy O’s.
Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1 and 2, Ventura Harbor Comedy Club presents Dennis Blair.