Picks of the week

Picks of the week

Spencer Makenzie’s End of Summer Block Party returns for the second year with two days of live music entertainment by Ventura’s best loved performers plus a special appearance by the king of surf guitar Dick Dale. Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, Rey Fresco, Shades of Day, Jackass, The Divine Crime, Shaky Feelin’, Sideshow Preachers and Kyle Hunt and the King Gypsy are just a fraction of the entertainment. Both days will also include a car show, YMCA kids zone, vendors and cornhole tournament as well as great food. $5 admission per day. Aug. 27, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. www.spencermakenzies.com.

Rock City Studios presents the Metal vs. Hardcore fest, two days and nights of face-melting music by dozens of bands including Stop Breathing, Mata Hari, American Hoss, Downpresser, Take Offense and Crucial. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 26-27, 1:30 p.m. ‘till it’s over.

Friday, Aug. 26, 10 p.m., JJ Brewsky’s presents a night of blues with Fly Johnson.

Boogie Woogie Piano Hall of Fame inductee Carl Sonny Leyland will appear at Yolie’s on Friday, Aug. 26, courtesy of Hi Hat Entertainment.


Picks of the week

Picks of the week

Zoey’s celebrates its fifth year as the area’s leading venue for singer-songwriters with two days of outstanding music. Saturday: The White Buffalo, Jay Nash, Tony Lucca, Matt Duke (T.F.D.I.), B Willing James and Justine Bennett. Sunday: Rincon Ramblers, Lee Koch, Ted Lennon, Delaney Gibson and Jamie Drake. Festivities begin at 7 p.m.

Get your dancing shoes ready for Voodoo Glow Skulls, Ska Daddyz, Soulfiyah and the Originalites at Golden China on Saturday, Aug. 20.

Bombay Bar and Grill celebrates the long-awaited release of new material from No Motiv who will perform with guests Heroes for Ghosts, Cave Country, Silver Snakes and the Whereabouts on Friday, Aug. 19, 8:30 p.m.

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

The Ojai Classic Rock and Reggae Festival will feature 25 bands, vendors and more at the newly renovated Libbey Bowl on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12-14. The weekend will feature a handful of original rock and reggae acts and a slew of classic rock tribute acts performing everything from AC/DC, The Grateful Dead, Cream and Lynyrd Skynyrd to Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Payment is available through PayPal. For more information, visit www.howardpresents.com.

Charline’s celebrates its reopening with an all-ages night of hip-hop with Riley Real, Tip-C and L.G. and Unwritten on Sunday, Aug. 14, 7 p.m. 

JJ Brewsky’s welcomes comedian Christopher “Kid” Reid (Kid N Play) for dinner and some laughs on Saturday, Aug. 13, 9 p.m. 

Picks of the week

Picks of the week

Hi-Hat Entertainment presents the toughest girl alive, Candye Kane  on Friday, Aug. 5 at Yolie’s.

Black Fag, the absolutely fabulous tribute to Black Flag, will perform at Billy O’s on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Ex-Babys and Bad English vocalist John Waite will perform at the Ventura Theater on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Those crazy kids from Crippled Puppies and Pep Talk will dominate Bombay Bar and Grill on Thursday, Aug. 4.






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