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If the word “phenom” still holds any weight, you might want to consider the three members of the tight-knit local Ventura band Looking West. Dylan Brehm (17), his younger brother Evan Brehm (16) and close friend Owen Neth (17) have literally grown up together since their early childhood. Tho…

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“They thought I was their queen but I said no, no you must self govern with kindness and patience,” tweeted Sarah Beth Tomberlin (who records under the name Tomberlin) recently during a break from driving with her band through the endless pra…

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Rock and roll has always had a serious attitude problem. That is what makes it fun.

It’s that time once again — when Rocktober’s impressive musical lineup gets into the spooky spirit of the Halloween season. From campy concerts to costume contests to Day of the Dead celebrations, there are a lot of treats in store for music …

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In an age of performers making their name as Instagram influencers and TikTok flavors-of-the month, Charlie Musselwhite is the equivalent of a land line — steady, reliable and a link to the past. Born in Mississippi and raised in Memphis, the…






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The Grape in Midtown Ventura is better known as a jazz club, but it embraced the funk last week. The venue had a rare chance to showcase progressive R&B band Water Seed, who traveled all the way from New Orleans to do a series of gigs in …

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PICTURED:  Teachers Justin Dempsey (center, holding a drum) and Hannah Ribble (far right, seated) with students (l-r) Charlotte W., Nate G., Nieve O., Matix M., Vincent A., Andilyn Z., T.J. E., Summer J., Darwin R., Ben E. and Lucas W. Photo …

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PICTURED: Guitarist Jesse Siebenberg performing at the Deer Lodge. Photo by Sophia Miles by Alex Wilson awilson@timespublications.com Deer Lodge 2261 Maricopa Highway, Ojai 805-646-4256 www.deerlodgeojai.com Ojai’s rustic Deer Lodge restauran…

PICTURED: Thievery Corporation performing on March 24, 2022, at the freshly opened Ventura Music Hall. Photo by Keith Zacharski/In the Barrel Photo by Nancy D. Lackey Shaffer Ventura Music Hall 1888 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura 805-667-8802 ven…

PICTURED: Twisted Gypsy plays at BL Dancehall and Saloon. Photo submitted by Alex Wilson awilson@timespublications.com BL Dancehall and Saloon 29020 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills 818-309-0336 www.blsaloon.com   Brian Hynes was just 14 years old w…

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AFTER DARK LIVE AND ONLINE ★ = Highly recommended If you have something related to nightlife — online or otherwise — please email nshaffer@timespublications.com. Due to the erratic nature of entertainment booking, information contained here…