Upcoming Events

February 2024
February 29, 2024 8:00 PM
March 1, 2024 12:00 AM
Feb 29, 2024
The California Honeydrops
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

THE CALIFORNIA HONEYDROPS
 
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
 
Formed in the subway systems of Oakland, retro-soul outfit The California Honeydrops are an electrifying group that defy convention at every turn. They’ve become a mainstay at festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest (Australia), Outside Lands, Monterey Jazz, Lightning In A Bottle, and touring with B.B. King, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, and Allen Toussaint. Led by the enigmatic and energetic frontman, Lech Wierzynski, and drummer Benjamin Malament, each member of the band is a virtuoso in their own rite — Yanos “Johnny Bones” Lustig on saxophone, Lorenzo Loera on keyboards/guitar, Beaumont Beaullieu on bass, and regularly accompanied by Scott Messersmith on percussion, Oliver Tuttle on trombone, Leon Cotter on saxophone/clarinet, and Miles Lyons on trombone/sousaphone — navigating through a vast repertoire of original songs and timeless classics every night. But what truly sets them apart is their unwavering commitment to the art of improvisation - a skill so finely honed that they have completely abandoned the use of set lists and no two shows are ever the same. Off stage, their music has been streamed more than 200 million times, and placed in a variety of TV and films, including “Dead To Me,” “Alaska Daily,” “Black-ish” and more. They are currently touring North America in support of their new deluxe album, 'Soft Spot'.
March 2024
March 1, 2024 9:00 PM
March 2, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 1, 2024
Micro Mania Wrestling
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9:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Doors 8pm/ Show 9pm

Ventura Music Hall Presents:

MICRO MANIA WRESTLING

MicroMania Tour is a high powered, explosive, athletic Pro Wrestling show with just the right touch of comedy thrown in to make for a unforgettable BIG event not necessarily BIG people!!

These micro athletes may be short in stature but are giants in the world of entertainment where they will keep you on your feet screaming from the opening bell through the Main Event!

MicroMania Tour sells out on a consistent basis Whether your venue holds 100, 500, or 5000 MicroMania Tour will fill it. Our typical show consists of a 90 minute action packed event featuring 2 MicroMania singles matches, and a Main Event Battle Royal featuring all the stars of of MicroMania making for a unforgettable finale.

If you want to be the talk of the town and see your sales skyrocket MicroMania Tour is for you. Our MicroMania Stars have been featured in Jack Black’s Hit Movie Nacho Libre, on MTV, Spike TV, Conan O’Brien, Jerry Springer, WWE, Tik Tok, Nascar, TMZ, Jackass 3D, Mini Kiss, as well as many other TV shows and movies.

MicroMania Tour will also be releasing a Documentary/ TV Show soon so stay tuned. After you leave our MicroMania Show, you are guaranteed to be a MicroMania Fan for life!

March 2024
March 2, 2024 8:00 PM
March 3, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 2, 2024
HEALTH
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8:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

HEALTH

with PIXEL GRIP & KING YOSEF

Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm

HEALTH

RAT WARS

LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS

The L.A. industrial-rock band HEALTH’s new album RAT WARS is the most violent yet vulnerable LP of their career. It is somehow fitting that such a brutal collection of songs is at the same time their most comprehensive artistic statement.

Meticulously aggressive production detail collides with painfully personal confessions and a strange savage grace is paired with icy gallows humor… surprisingly it’s still fun as hell.

RAT WARS joins the lineage of groundbreaking heavy acts like Nine Inch Nails and Ministry, which re-drew the borders between metal, electronic and pop music. It also speaks directly to the band’s young, fervent online subculture.

It’s The Downward Spiral for people with at least two monitors and a vitamin D deficiency.

Written during the most emotionally trying period of the band’s life, the album builds on their chaotic yet re-invigorating pandemic years. In that time, HEALTH cut dozens of tracks with heroes and inheritors like Nine Inch Nails, Lamb of God, 100 Gecs, Poppy, and Pertubator on DISCO4.

RAT WARS captures all the fury and ambition their LP’s have until now aspired to. It’s their boldest statement on the insanity and the insipidness of contemporary life.

The arena-rock grandeur of “DEMIGODS” segues into the jittery techno of “HATEFUL” (co-written with Spanish EBSM artist Sierra) and the merciless gabber-thrash of “CRACK METAL.” “CHILDREN OF SORROW” (with guitar from Lamb of God’s Willie Adler) and “SICKO” (which samples Godflesh’s “Like Rats”) slink with ‘90s goth menace. “ASHAMED” is corrupted R&B pop, while “DSM-V” is for peak time at the blood rave.

Born in the heady grime of downtown L.A.’s noise scene, singer-guitarist Jake Duzsik, bassist-producer John Famiglietti and drummer BJ Miller set out to be divisive as they sliced bare fragments of songs out of backfiring guitar pedals. But by 2009’s GET COLOR, everyone knew this band was something different.

They played major global festivals like Coachella and Primavera Sound, and after a brief detour to score the groundbreaking Rockstar games title Max Payne 3, they returned in 2015 with the long-awaited DEATH MAGIC.

That LP fully harnessed digital production tools, grafted into their shrieking noise and avant-garde soundscapes. The album became an entry point for a new generation of fans, finding an audience as easily in goth clubs as in bedroom production studios.

2019’s VOL.4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR won over heavy music fans with its thrash riffs dissolving into ambient melancholy and hip hop beats, while the lockdown era, two-part DISCO4 fully explored collaborative songwriting with peers from across metal, rap, electronic, and indie rock. 

This long and willfully unconventional career arc has coalesced in RAT WARS. They are, at last, a band that is comfortable with their own uncomfortableness.

March 2024
March 3, 2024 7:30 PM
March 3, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 3, 2024
Los Lobos
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7:30 pm
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11:00 pm
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Doors 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

LOS LOBOS

with JONNY TWO BAGS

It's a matter of time. 50 years to be exact. And in that time Los Lobos have created an unprecedented body of work, a legacy of greatness. The numbers are staggering: 100+ gigs a year for five decades running, crossing millions of miles to rock millions of fans. And that's just at the live shows. In between they've recorded 17 studio albums, 7 live LPs, 3 compilations, 2 EPs, 2 DVDs, and contributed 40+ guest appearances on their friends' recordings — all garnering 5 Grammys, an Austin City Limits Hall of Fame induction, the ALMA Richie Valens Pioneer Award, NEA and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Honors, Congressional recognitions, plus countless "Keys to the City" and "Los Lobos Day" celebrations. And those are just a few of the highlights. But beyond all the hoopla and applause (and the source of it all, really) is the tremendous heart. Rather, hearts. Cinco corazones. Five blood brothers who have dedicated their off-stage time to helping others, working for peace and justice, penning some of the most literate and important music of their time, transforming the hard cries from the East L.A. barrio into songs of hope, tales of common folk finding ways to endure. The young wolves were weaned on late-night radio's soul, R&B, and doo-wop. Were cured through the African-American currents of the blues, jazz, and rock 'n' roll. An amalgam. As proud Chicanos, their songs have always glistened with the distillation from their Mexican and Latin American roots — nourished by Norteña and rancheras, buoyed by bolero and cumbias, soaring on the rhythms of son huasteco and son jarocho. Los Lobos have helped spread the rich diversity of cultures across every continent, throughout the global community. Kids in Antwerp now know about Aztlán. Residents of Luxor and Ghana are crooning Lalo Guerrero. People from Laos and Bulgaria are belting "La Bamba" — all thanks to The Wolves as cultural ambassadors. Talk about a living legacy. Talk about a productive half century. And in the true rebel spirit, they did it all on their own terms, against formula. For the ages. To our delight. Quite simply, they are one of the tightest, one of the best, one of the most prolific bands ever. And, amazingly, with the original founding members as the pack the entire time. Unprecedented. As their liner notes put it, quite simply: "Los Lobos still are David Hidalgo, Louie Pérez, Jr., Cesar Rosas, Conrad Lozano, Steve Berlin."

March 2024
March 6, 2024 8:00 PM
March 6, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 6, 2024
ENJAMBRE
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Doors 7pm / Show 8pm

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ENJAMBRE

with SURELY TEMPO

Enjambre has established itself as one of the most important rock bands on the Latin American scene, accumulating thousands of faithful Enjambre listeners, who have made songs like “Dulce Soledad”, “Visita”, “Manía Cardiaca”, “Somos Ajenos”, “Vida en el Espejo”, “Sábado Perpetuo”, among others, hymns that have marked more than one generation.


They are already headliners at the most important venues in Mexico, selling out tickets at the National Auditorium and the Palacio de los Deportes. He is already a star artist at the most important festivals such as P’al Norte in Monterrey, Vive Latino in CDMX, Coordenada in Guadalajara and at Pulso GNP in Querétaro. In July 2022, the Senate of the Republic awarded them recognition for their outstanding musical career. The band has also toured extensively throughout the United States, Spain, Colombia, Peru, Argentina and Central America.


The band from Fresnillo, Zacatecas, presents "Noches de salón" where they reinvent their greatest hits adding seven musician Ensemble. In this special concept, Enjambre will remake their songs, inspired by those Latin American rhythms of yesteryear (such as

danzón, bolero, Cuban son, among many others), which enlivened Ballroom Dances in the 40s and 50s.


They kicked off 2023 in February with a 19-date tour of the United States, with sold-out shows in New York, Denver, Phoenix, Santa Ana and El Paso. In March they successfully returned for the seventh time to Vive Latino as a headliner on the main stage, between Red Hot Chili Peppers and Paul Oakenfold. During April, they returned for the second time to the San Marcos Fair in

Aguascalientes, filling the Foro de las Estrellas with an audience that, like the Vive Latino audience, sang along to all their songs.


In April they performed for the first time in Lima, Peru, as part of the Reactívate Festival. During May they successfully visited Metepec, Ecatepec, Orizaba, Oaxaca, arriving in Querétaro (at Festival City) on May 27. The Salón Noches Tour begins in September, which includes two National Auditoriums and the main venues in the country, and then continues through the United

States and Spain in 2024.

March 2024
March 7, 2024 8:00 PM
March 7, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 7, 2024
Badfish - A Tribute to Sublime with Special Guests
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

BADFISH - A TRIBUTE TO SUBLIME

HIGH WITH YOU TOUR

with special guests GRIEVES and THE KALEIDOSCOPE KID

The phenomenon known as Sublime, arguably the most energetic, original and uniquely eclectic band to emerge from any scene, anywhere, ended with the untimely death of lead singer, guitarist and songwriter Brad Nowell in May of 1996. But encompassing the sense of place and purpose long associated with Sublime’s music, Badfish, a Tribute to Sublime continues to channel the spirit of Sublime with a fury not felt for some time. What separates Badfish from other tribute bands is that they have replicated Sublime’s essence, developing a scene and dedicated following most commonly reserved for label-driven, mainstream acts. Badfish make their mark on the audience by playing with the spirit of Sublime. They perform not as Sublime would have, or did, but as Badfish does!

March 2024
March 10, 2024 8:00 PM
March 10, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 10, 2024
Veeze with Special Guest Talibando
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

NAVY WAVY PRESENTS: THE GANGER TOUR - PHASE 2

VEEZE

with SPECIAL GUEST TALIBANDO

A shrouded yet essen-al figure in the Michigan rap scene, Veeze is somewhat of a musical enigma, building one of the genre's most die-hard fan bases despite rarely releasing material of his own. Though he solidified his inimitable, lethargic style on debut mixtape Navy Wavy (2019) and a sparse collec-on of 2020s anthems, he remained as prominent outside of music as within it, a constant presence in the social spheres and music videos of the region's most prolific ar-sts. The release of his 2023 effort Ganger brought him major cri-cal aOen-on and Billboard chart placings. Appearing on the scene in 2019, rapper Veeze was immediately identfiable through his understated vocals and breathy ad libs, debu-ng singles "Big Draco" and "Itself" before landing a local hit with the inimitable "Rusty." In what would become his most prolific run, the rapper quickly capitalized with a string of 14 singles and collaborations, including several tracks with close associate and fellow Michigan mainstay Babyface Ray ("Half & Half," "Red Key," "Exo-cs"). His slick, effortless take on the region's sound con-nued on the rapper's first mixtape, Navy Wavy (2019), an 11-track set with appearances from local figureheads Beno, Babyface Ray, and Peezy. In the early 2020s, Veeze appeared in music videos and social media while dropping sporadic features and singles of his own. He began 2020 with some one-off experimenta-on -- the drowsy "Them One Guys," the Kanye West flip "Flamie Foxx," and the Big Pun-sampling "Fat Albert" -- before his regional sound con-nued to develop on solo singles "Veeze Glo," "Yoa Twin," and "Friend of Mine." This loose schedule con-nued into 2021 and 2022, with the rapper drip-feeding singles like "A&W," "Kurt Angle," "Choppas in Hawaii," and "Let It Fly." With a slower release schedule came a more dedicated fan base -- several online channels dedicated to the rapper soon aOracted a following of their own, piecing together unreleased songs previewed on his social media. In 2023, he released one of his biggest singles, "GOMD," as well as a remix featuring Lil Uzi Vert. Both versions appeared on the second Veeze full-length, Ganger, which also included appearances by Lucki and Lil Yachty. The rapper received increased press coverage, and the release charted in the Billboard 200.

March 2024
March 15, 2024 9:00 PM
March 16, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 15, 2024
Blackstar: A David Bowie Experience & U2xPerience
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9:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

Blackstar: A David Bowie Experience & The U2xPerience

March 2024
March 16, 2024 9:00 PM
March 17, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 16, 2024
Save Ferris
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9:00 pm
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12:00 am
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SAVE FERRIS

with THE UPBEAT

Formed in 1995, Save Ferris remains one of the seminal and most beloved bands from the third wave of ska. The group’s Orange County home was fertile ground for a thriving music scene, with punk, rock, and ska emerging from the region. Save Ferris blended the best elements of these sounds to help bring the region’s sound to the world. The group’s humble beginnings saw them play house parties and local venues, powered by Monique Powell’s high-octane vocals. Save Ferris’ live show instantly became a hit. As the word spread, the band got a much-needed boost. Legendary KROQ DJ Rodney Bingenheimer got a hold of the band’s self-released album. He played their cover of Dexys Midnight Runners “Come on Eileen” on his Rodney on the ROQ show and the response was overwhelming. Soon thereafter, Kevin Weatherly picked up the song and it was added to the legendary taste-making rock station’s rotation. All of this happened independently without a record label and with Powell serving as the singer and band manager. Major labels started noticing the buzz that was emanating from Orange County. In 1996, the band won a Grammy showcase award for best unsigned band, and with Epic Records’ David Massey as one of the judges, Save Ferris would sign with the label. Epic re-released the Introducing Save Ferris EP and, in 1997, Save Ferris unleashed their debut album, It Means Everything. Save Ferris toured the world for the better part of the next six years, with 1999’s Modified released during that time. In 2003, the band went on a hiatus. Starting in 2004, Powell switched gears and used her vocal talents to become a go-to studio musician. She appeared on albums for The Used, Goldfinger, Foxy Shazam, Lost Prophets, Mest, and Hilary Duff, among many others. Slowly, however, Powell started having health issues. In 2015, after years of painful back issues, she underwent a risky procedure to fix her broken neck that could have damaged her greatest musical weapon: her vocal cords. Ahead of the procedure, Powell made a promise to her father, who had been begging her to return to the stage: if the surgery was successful, she’d bring back Save Ferris. And it was a success. That year, Powell, with a new cast of characters, reformed Save Ferris. The hype surrounding the band was massive. After months of rehabilitation, Powell brought Save Ferris home to Orange County where it played a sold-out show at the Pacific Amphitheater in Costa Mesa. Another giant show at the Santa Monica Pier, with over 20,000 people in attendance, was put out on vinyl. These raucous shows proved that the band wasn’t just back, but ready to roar. Through a crowdfunded campaign in 2016, Powell and her bandmates went into the studio to record a new EP. Titled Checkered Past, the collection was released the following year, and produced by John Avila of Oingo Boingo. The EP featured an appearance by Neville Staple of The Specials, one of Powell’s favorite artists. Following Checkered Past’s release, Save Ferris played the entire 2017 Warped Tour on the main stage, headlined shows, and played festivals across the world. The future is as bright as it has been for Save Ferris in a long time. Powell scrapped a record she wrote prior to the pandemic and is currently at work on the first new Save Ferris album in nearly two decades. The band recently packed the House of Blues in Anaheim, playing in front of fans of all ages. Powell is the centerpiece of the action. Her dazzling onstage presence continues to wow audiences and the band’s energy is infectious. Save Ferris are out to prove that they’re no nostalgia act, with their best days still ahead of them.

THE UPBEAT

The Upbeat was formed in 1985, and for the past 35 years has been pumping out a unique
blend of ska, roots reggae, and rocksteady, with politically and environmentally conscious
lyrics. In 1993, driven by their desire to promote the music they loved, The Upbeat released
their debut 5 track demo under the moniker “Upbeat Recordings”. This stark freshman effort
garnered them airplay across the country and a series of compilation offers from the likes of
Epitaph/Hellcat Records, Moon Records, and SRH Productions.
In 1995, the band released their first full length album and sold 5,000+ units. By this time
their live reputation preceded them, sending them into a series of surf, skate and
snowboard videos including Transworld Video Magazine and The Fox Sports Network. This
brought the band even further praise, securing them a world-wide fan base and setting the
stage for the band’s subsequent and prolific West Coast touring. During this time, The
Upbeat shared the stage with the likes of such varied artists as The Skatalites, Burning
Spear, Sublime, Sugar Ray, Toots and the Maytals, No Doubt, Bad Manners, The Specials,
The Selecter, The Wailers, Fishbone, Steel Pulse, The Abyssinians, and The Twinkle
Brothers, to name a few. In 2000, The Upbeat released their second album, "Backyard Knowledge", and in 2010, a host of new songs were released on their album, "Shuku". This most recent album is proof that the dedicated lineup still has all the passion they started with, so many years ago.

March 2024
March 21, 2024 8:00 PM
March 21, 2024 11:00 PM
Mar 21, 2024
Kalan.FrFr with Special Guest
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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UNDRGRND MAG and VMH Present:

KALAN.FRFR - TWOFR UNIVERSITY TOUR

with 310BABII, DARIUS MARTIN and POFSKY

Kalan.FrFr’s emphasis on keeping things real has propelled his career from the beginning. He has risen to prominence in the saturated Los Angeles music scene blurring the lines between rapper and singer, thoughtfulness, and turn-up.

Consistent support from friends and family helped Kalan.FrFr (Forreal Forreal) build his self-confidence through the success of his two 2018 projects, Hurt and TwoFr. The former was a therapeutic project telling Kalan’s own story that listeners deeply related to, while TwoFr showed that Kalan could be the life of the party. The single “Fine Ass” gained traction in the streets and helped expand his brand to become a favorite with the ladies as he charms them with promises of life’s luxuries and a good time.

That same free spirit is exemplified on his debut album, TwoFr 2. The creative process has changed little, except now Kalan has more resources to pull from including, beat selections and life experiences.

“That’s the whole point of me being Kalan.FrFr, you’re going to get what’s real from me,” he shares. “The experiences are gonna change, I’ve grown, I’ve been through a lot more.”

The lead single “Scoring” is a bouncy party track while “I Gotta Kno” shows Kalan’s reflective side, analyzing his life purpose over a piano-laced soundscape. “Hoochie Hoochie” is twerktastic, and “No Love” is signature West Coast with tales from the streets woven into groovy  

production from Cypress Moreno while hard-hitting “Get In” with Stunna 4 Vegas is sure to make noise.

Kalan got into music at an early age, playing a handful of instruments growing up, but had a dream to play in the NFL, as any young boy does. He got a scholarship to play defensive back at San Diego State University, but never got the chance to shine like he wanted to. His hardships culminated when an interception was called back, in the Mountain West Championship game. The writing was on the wall for his football days.

His transition to music was not easy as he knew the rap game is just as uncertain as a professional football career. But he kept the next-play mentality that he learned as an athlete to power himself forward.

“Music and football are kind-of one and the same,” he says. “So going into music, it was just like all those times I was told no or I was shut down, closed the door on, I could be able to accept that and move on and keep going.”

In his time at college, Kalan received his degree in social science to help kids with special needs. He is a supporter of the Special Olympics, and one-day dreams to open up schools and resource centers for kids with autism and other disabilities.

He hopes to use his music to continue building his platform toward this goal as he carries the words his grandmother gave him to keep his light shining.

March 2024
March 22, 2024 7:30 PM
March 23, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 22, 2024
Tornillo
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7:30 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

TORNILLO

with DHARIUS

Doors 7pm/ Show 7:30pm

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March 2024
March 23, 2024 9:00 PM
March 24, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 23, 2024
Nick Shoulders and The Okay Crawdad
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9:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

SPRING BREAKING POINT TOUR

NICK SHOULDERS AND THE OKAY CRAWDAD

with TWO RUNNER

All Bad, the latest album from Nick Shoulders, ultimately encapsulates everything that makes Shoulders’ inimitable form of country music so vital: a heady balance of dazzling musicianship and punk defiance, coupled with gritty eccentricity and a generational connection to the roots of the genre. The album emerged from the chaos of the post-pandemic world, and manages to be a plea for patience as much as a call to action. With a singing style deeply rooted in his family’s musical lineage and a heartfelt reverence for his lifelong home of mountainous Arkansas, the incisive yet wildly jubilant All Bad vocally objects to the reckless destruction of the natural landscape and evereroding line between church and state, while still offering plenty of joy and dance-ready rhythms. Having recently experienced their first years of rapid growth and relentless touring, Nick and his longtime band, the Okay Crawdad, wrote and recorded All Bad while confronting a nation profoundly changed by development and industrialization run rampant. Spanning a variety of early country styles, the album’s infectious rallying cry “Won’t Fence Us In” shines alongside everything from jangling cajun waltzes to surf-rock infused bluesy ballads–all tied together by a voice seemingly out of place in this century, yet ever ready to speak up about its problems. “The idea of country music as our sacred inheritance as opposed to a marketing scheme has been central to my work for a while now,” says Shoulders. “It’s about finding collective liberation in our connection to the landscape, to ancient singing traditions, to a way of producing music that predates the industry built around it. This album came from tapping into what my band and I did as street performers and moldy little honky-tonkers: it’s continuing that dedication to making music that’s honest about the lives we’re actually living, rather than trying to create a more marketable reality.” Released via Gar Hole Records (a label founded and co-owned by Shoulders), All Bad marks the first LP made with his longtime band since 2019’s premier full-length Okay, Crawdad and their subsequent pandemic-imposed hiatus. After writing most of the album from the front seat of a tour van, the Fayetteville, AR-based musician took a batch of demos he recorded while snowbound and recovering from Covid to his longtime band (bassist/harmony singer Grant D’Aubin, lead guitarist Jack Studer, drummer Cheech Moosekian) and collectively headed to New Orleans. Hoping to emulate the methods of their first two efforts, Nick and the band recorded in a home studio on the banks of the Mississippi river. “We wanted to make the record the only way we know how: straight to tape in a shotgun house with just a couple of microphones,” he says. “There were times when we had to pause because a barge went by and blew its air horn, or there were kids out on the levee playing music.” Also featuring pianist and co-engineer Sam Doores of the Deslondes, pedal-steel guitarist Nikolai Shveitser, and fiddle player Mickey Nelligan, All Bad embodies an infectiously rhythmic sound partially informed by Shoulders’ pre-pandemic years living in New Orleans. “As someone who resided in their van and played banjo on the sidewalk for a while, I eventually found my way toward the magically vibrant South Louisiana dance culture that gave birth to what you’re hearing on this record,” he says. The band’s sound, a fusion of rural singing with the sweat soaked rhythms of New Orleans dancefloors, is influenced by the kinetic nature of the region’s rich musical history, as much as it is Shoulders’ own vocal pedigree. Taking a cue from some of his most formative influences (the likes of Hazel Dickens and Jimmy Driftwood), Shoulders created All Bad in an effort to “honestly interpret the grim political and social reality we exist in,” as he puts it. “Every one of these songs is carved from some of the hardest experiences we’ve ever had,” he says. “The hope is that people will recognize something of their own lives in those stories and feel understood and seen.” But even at its most sorrowful moments, All Bad sustains an unbridled exuberance, thanks largely to Shoulders’ riveting vocal work—an element indelibly shaped by the landscape that raised him. “My musical upbringing at home was mostly learning owl calls, whistling along with cardinals, whooping and hollering with all my little friends out in the woods,” he says. “All that primitive yodeling I did as a kid ended up turning into a physical skill set that became so important to my singing without me even realizing.” A prime example of All Bad’s multilayered emotionality, the album’s title track unfolds as both a painfully real piece of autobiography and an emphatic statement against despair (“We bury friends and try to share our pain/November hurricanes and acid rain/They built to burn but we will live to maintain/Because it ain’t all bad”). One of All Bad’s most lighthearted offerings, “Appreciate’cha” arrives as a piano-laced and sweetly buoyant ode to the “subtle activism that exists in the very nature of Southernness,” in Shoulders’ words. “We in the South live in a stiff-upper-lip culture where so much is repressed, but the term ‘Appreciate you’ allows for a shockingly vulnerable moment of gratitude in the day-to-day,” he says. “I wanted to write a folk song showing gratitude for all the smaller moments of humanity that deserve recognition, whether it’s the miners who keep the lights on or the people sweeping the floors after our shows.” Over the course of All Bad’s 14 tracks, Shoulders imbues his songs with an elegantly offbeat musicality that echoes his complex relationship with country music. “My dad is a great whistler, and his folks apparently were too; essentially every person in my family belonged to some regional musical lineage: my grandparents on both sides had ways of singing to pass down to me, with incredible vibrato and richness to their voices,” he says. “Despite all that, I spent years reacting against the American traditional canon—partly due to overexposure, but also because of recognizing what people associated with that cultural construct. Instead I just wanted to make the loudest, scariest music possible.” At age 13, Shoulders got a Walmart drum set and spray-painted it pink, then spent much of his adolescence playing drums in metal and punk bands. But after discovering the original blues, folk and country recordings of the 1920’s and 30’s, he found his perception radically altered. “In those records I was hearing about a world with endless wars, bank failures, crops drying out in the fields—and that was the same world I lived in,” he recalls. “I felt something click, and it led me toward reclaiming these rural singing traditions from a space of commercial propaganda that’s intent on selling a lifestyle we don’t actually live.” With his live experience including touring with the likes of Sierra Ferrell and performing at major festivals like Stagecoach, Shoulders makes a point of bringing an educational component to his exultant and deeply communal show. “As much as we’re throwing a party, it’s also a priority to be the teacher I never had, and share this vital information that’s done wonders to improve my understanding of history, and the present we’re left with,” he says. Both live and on record, Shoulders’ music achieves the rare feat of imparting difficult truths while inciting a certain joyful abandon. To that end, the dance-ready rhythms and heavenly melodies of All Bad stir up a potent contrast to the album’s thorny lyrical themes. The result: a body of work at turns sublimely freewheeling and profoundly illuminating, primed to permanently warp the listener’s perspective to glorious effect.

March 2024
March 29, 2024 9:00 PM
March 30, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 29, 2024
Kim Gordon: The Collective
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KIM GORDON

with TWIG HARPER

There was a space in Kim Gordon’s No Home Record. It might not have been a

home and it might not have been a record, but I seem to recall there was a space.

Boulevards, bedrooms, instruments were played, recorded, the voice and its

utterances, straining a way through the rhythms and the chords, threaded in some

shared place, we met there, the guitar came too, there fell a peal of cymbals, driving

on the music. We listened, we turned our back to the walls, slithered through the city

at night. Kim Gordon’s words in our ears, her eyes, she saw, she knew, she

remembered, she liked. We were moving somewhere. No home record. Moving.

Now I’m listening to The Collective. And I’m thinking, what has been done to this

space, how has she treated it, it’s not here the same way, not quite. I mean, not at

all. On this evidence, it splintered, glittered, crashed and burned. It’s dark here. Can I

love you with my eyes open? “It’s Dark Inside.” Haunted by synthesised voices

bodiless. Planes of projections. Mirrors get your gun and the echo of a well-known

tune, comes in liminal, yet never not hanging around, part of the atmosphere, fading

in and out, like she says - Grinding at the edges. Grinding at us all, grinding us away.

Hurting, scraping. Sediments, layers, of recorded emissions, mined, twisted,

refracted. That makes the music. This shimmering, airless geology, agitated,

quarried, cries made in data, bounced down underground tunnels, reaching our ears.

We recalled it – but not as a memory, more like how you recall a product, when it’s

flawed.

She sings “Shelf Warmer” so it sounds like shelf life, it sounds radioactive, inside our

relationships, juddering, the beats chattering, edgy, the pain of love in the gift shop,

assembled in hollow booms, in scratching claps. Non-reciprocal gift giving, there is a

return policy. But - novel idea – A hand and a kiss. How about that. Disruption.

I would say that Kim Gordon is thinking about how thinking is, now. Conceptual

artists do that, did that. “I Don’t Miss My Mind.” The record opens with a list, but the list

is under the title “BYE BYE.” The list says milk thistle, dog sitter…. And much more.

She’s leaving. Why is the list anxious? How divisive is mascara? It’s on the list. I am

packing, listening to the list. Is it mine, or hers.

She began seeking images from behind her closed eyes. Putting them to music. But

I need to keep my eyes open as I walk the streets, with noise canceled by the

airbuds rammed in my ears. quiet, aware, quiet, aware, they chant at me. What

could be going through Kim’s head as she goes through mine?

-Written by English artist Josephine Pryde

 

March 2024
March 30, 2024 9:00 PM
March 31, 2024 12:00 AM
Mar 30, 2024
Drop It Like It's Yacht
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9:00 pm
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DROP IT LIKE IT'S YACHT - THE SMOOTHEST YACHT ROCK DANCE PARTY
 
Doors 8:30pm/ Show 9pm
 
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All aboard for the smoothest party cruising your way.
DROP IT LIKE IT’S YACHT.
Nothing but the greatest yacht rock favorites that will have you longing for an Asti Spumante.
Set sail and vibe to the music of Kenny Loggins, Steely Dan, Michael McDonald, Christopher Cross, The Doobie Brothers and so much more!
Bring your sea legs as we navigate through yacht rock’s greatest hits while sipping your favorite signature cocktails. Care for alittle “Sax on the Beach” anyone?
Dress to impress! Grab your captains hat, throw on some shades, and pop on those boat shoes for the ride of your life.
April 2024
April 4, 2024 8:00 PM
April 4, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 4, 2024
Alborosie with special guests F.Y.A.H. and Jwadi
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8:00 pm
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Alborosie: For the Culture U.S. Tour with special guests F.Y.A.H. and Jwadi

April 2024
April 6, 2024 9:00 PM
April 7, 2024 12:00 AM
Apr 6, 2024
03 Greedo - Hella Greedy Tour
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9:00 pm
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On-Sale: Friday - Jan 19th @ 12pm PT 

Doors 8pm / Show 9pm 

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Ventura Music Hall Presents:
03 GREEDO
with DJ A-TRON
April 2024
April 7, 2024 8:00 PM
April 7, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 7, 2024
Fibs & Friends Hosted by Connor Wood
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8:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

An Evening of Comedy with

FIBS AND FRIENDS HOSTED BY CONNOR WOOD

Connor Wood, best known as @Fibulaa across his socials, is a comedian based in Venice, CA. In the past few years, Connor launched his comedy career online with his relatable comedic rants about life in quarantine as an unemployed person. In 2022, Connor launched his podcast Brooke and Connor Make a Podcast with comedic personality Brooke Averick. This is Connor's first ever tour, and we'll see how it goes.....

 

April 2024
April 12, 2024 9:00 PM
April 13, 2024 12:00 AM
Apr 12, 2024
Emo Night Brooklyn
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9:00 pm
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EMO NIGHT BROOKLYN

Welcome to Emo Night Brooklyn, a late night DJ based dance party blasting the best emo and pop punk jams. We may even invite some of your favorite artists and bands to surprise you and join the party. Get ready to scream your lungs out, mosh, and dance to all your favorite songs with all of your favorite people and experience the awesomeness that is Emo Night Brooklyn. 

April 2024
April 18, 2024 8:00 PM
April 19, 2024 12:00 AM
Apr 18, 2024
Guttermouth
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8:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

GUTTERMOUTH

with BUCK O NINE and DAS KLOWN and SIDEKICK

Formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1988, Guttermouth was heavily influenced by the Southern California punk rock scenes of the 1980s which spawned bands such as the Adolescents, The Vandals, Social Distortion, Fear, Descendents, Angry Samoans, Bad Religion and Black Flag. The band took these influences and developed their own style of fast, punk tempos with humorously sarcastic and offensive lyrics coupled with equally outrageous and offensive behavior, developing a reputation for chaotic live shows.

Guttermouth is the perfect blend of what California-based punk rock is all about, one of the seminal bands in the US skate-punk scene.

April 2024
April 19, 2024 9:00 PM
April 20, 2024 12:00 AM
Apr 19, 2024
Steel Pulse
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9:00 pm
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STEEL PULSE

Bearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The bands twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse continues to be revolutionary in engaging controversial topics of racial injustice and human rights on a global scale. Their musical stance and conceptualizations are as potent and relevant today as they were at the beginning of their career. The album's uniquely thematic approach provokes thought as it presses forward, toward humanities unification. A manipulation of our minds has been influenced by a New World Order currently dominating humankind. Steel Pulse reappears at a fated moment, armed with compassion, encouraging all people to reject false ideals, set higher goals, and demand more from themselves to further this unification.Lead singer and guitarist, David Hinds' creativity, human persona, and visionary views are revealed through inspiring compositions that capture the effects of the African Diaspora. These songs weave and interlock with each other, enticing all to stand together and unite.


The album begins with a continuation of past struggles in attaining freedom. From the opening song, "Rize," one can hear, feel, and be uplifted through urgency established in its cadence. This urgency compels participation in the Windrush generation's cause to rise against evil and controlling forces. Ancient melodies paired with catchy lyrics in "Stop You Coming and Come" transport the mind to a period of time where secrets of an African dynasty are unmasked. "Thank The Rebels" follows as a classic Steel Pulse anthem with powerful messages of awareness and inspiration. From the opening trumpet call, Hinds picks up the torch of wisdom, rallying humanity toward great aspirations. In "Justice in Jena," rolling drums and repeated chorus structure highlight the hatred and racial intolerance that persists, despite the notion that society has progressed into a post-racial world. Haunting organs and eerie guitar interplay in "Human Trafficking" emulate the atrocities of this underground world, while desperate drumming and frantic horns bolster an emotional plea to admonish this horror.


Mass Manipulation evolves and sets to navigate the political transformation of changing social and economic environments. Impassioned vocals convey the pain and suffering experienced throughout "Cry Cry Blood." This song features blistering horns to help settle the nerves and uneasiness felt. "No Satan Side" follows with its intoxicating tempo, rhythmic chanting, and riveting lyrics, defining the African Diaspora with redemption cries for, "Rastafari and live." "N.A.T.T.Y (Natural And True To Yourself)" explodes with syncopated drumming and purposeful bass to unburden the soul. It is here where we find Hinds at his most personal and reflective state. The album's title track, "Mass Manipulation," positions exploding horns to drive home its warning, bursting the corporate glass which would serve to protect the deceitful and corrupt. In "World Gone Mad," a jolting rap broadcasts the horrifying consequences of madness. Ensnaring drums and seducing bass encapture those evil and controlling powers embodied in "Black and White Oppressors," while defiant lyrics, weaponized with energetic horns, serve to penetrate Babylon's evil and systematic ways.


The album comes full circle as Steel Pulse's legendary musical abilities aim to achieve a greater community for all. The promise of mankind's salvation is prominently positioned with vocals offered to still calm in "The Final Call." Stunning harmonica jousts invoke inward reflection and set free courage to conquer. "Higher Love (Rasta Love)," a beautiful Hinds reggae reinterpretation of Steve Winwood's "Higher Love," exudes charisma and energy hailing for love across humanity. The album crowns with "Nations of the World." Stabilizing lyrics, enforced by a commanding rhythm, beg freedom fighters, leaders, and citizens from all nations to come together in peace.


In the midst of today's strife and turmoil, Mass Manipulation is Steel Pulse's indispensable musical gift, as their forty year legacy continues to define the magnificent power and beauty of reggae music. As reggae revolutionaries, Steel Pulse is revered by the younger generation of artists and remains a powerhouse on stages around the globe. Through the example of Mass Manipulation, Steel Pulse demonstrates the endless possibilities that come from breaking down the walls of systemic greed and nurturing the fellowship of mankind.

April 2024
April 20, 2024 8:00 PM
April 21, 2024 12:00 AM
Apr 20, 2024
Chris Renzema - Manna Tour
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8:00 pm
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Transparent Productions Presents:

CHRIS RENZEMA - MANNA TOUR

Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm

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For Chris Renzema, becoming an artist was something that happened slowly but inevitably. Chris was always drawn to writing and playing songs, but his hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan didn’t have much of a music scene. After moving to Nashville in 2015 to pursue a career in music, he's seen slow but steady success. Since then, the musician, songwriter, and producer has released three albums: 2018's Be the Branches, 2020's Let the Ground Rest in 2020 and 2021's Get Out of the Way of Your Own Heart. Chris’ latest album, Manna, recorded in January at Nashville’s Sound Emporium, represents a culmination of everything he’s done so far. The album reflects on big questions while remaining both personal and accessible. That relationship between audience and artist is something Chris has honed for years on the road as well. He began regularly touring in 2019 and has been building a steady fan base since, playing iconic venues including Red Rocks and Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium. While Chris has garnered numerous accolades, including being named on Pandora’s “Artist to Watch” list and earning a GMA Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, it’s his dynamic live shows that have truly cemented him as a musician on the rise.

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April 2024
April 21, 2024 8:00 PM
April 21, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 21, 2024
Lime Cordiale
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8:00 pm
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LIME CORDIALE

Returning to the U.S.A and Canada to build on the success of their sell-out 2023 tour, Lime Cordiale’s infectious performances are set to make you understand why they are one of Australia’s most successful music exports. In 2022 their shows at venues including in Washington, Detroit, Chicago, and the Fonda Theatre in LA. 2023 also saw brothers Oliver and Louis Leimbach take their award-winning music around the globe playing over 80+ shows across 21 countries before returning to their home base of Australia. Lime Cordiale’s music reflects the relaxed, sunny outlook of the surfing and beach going culture that the brothers and their bandmates love so much. Irresistible hooks, jaunty keys and whip-smart lyrics are ever present in their music including in their recent release ‘Colin’; which is inspired by the nostalgia and sentiment echoed by Colin Hay of Men At Work fame, who himself soundtracked many of Oli and Louis’ formative years. Lime Cordiale have won multiple accolades down-under including 2 ARIA Awards for Breakthrough Artist & Best Live Show, as well as Album of the Year from tastemaker radio station triple j. Their music has amassed over 350 million streams on Spotify, 29 million Apple Music streams, with YouTube views exceeding 20 million. Their infectious performances and genuine, generous interactions with their fans has made them one of Australia’s most in demand acts, playing to wildly enthusiastic crowds across Australia and overseas.

April 2024
April 24, 2024 8:00 PM
April 24, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 24, 2024
ISRAEL VIBRATION & ROOTS RADICS
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

ISRAEL VIBRATION & ROOTS RADICS

April 2024
April 26, 2024 8:00 PM
April 26, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 26, 2024
Billy Nation: A Tribute to Billy Joel
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

BILLY NATION: A TRIBUTE TO BILLY JOEL

A musical celebration of an artist whose catalog has over 33 top 40 hits, Billy Nation – A Tribute to Billy Joel entertains audiences with a high energy authentic concert experience of Billy Joel classics from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Complete with Billy's signature grand piano, growling saxophone, rich harmonies, and audience engagement, Billy Nation captures Billy's stylistic range with ease from anthems like 'Piano Man' to rocking songs like 'You May Be Right' to
beautiful ballads like 'Just the Way You Are.' Billy Joel is undoubtedly one of the best songwriters of his generation. Billy Nation pays tribute to this world-class talent and does their songs justice with great performances and passionate live shows that bring back the authentic spirit of the piano man’s music. Billy Nation is not just a cover band; the group aims to capture not only the music but also the look and the aesthetics of what makes Billy Joel such a special artist. This tribute act will make you feel like you are experiencing one of Billy Joel’s concerts in his prime, bringing back the magic of that one-of-a- kind era of music. The show offers more than just music: Billy Nation goes to great lengths to recreate the magical atmosphere of those early Billy Joel shows, down to the aesthetics and the energy on the stage. This is perfect for those who want to re-live those magical memories, or even enjoying that experience for the first time, like traveling back in time. Billy Nation consists of the finest professional musicians who are extremely experienced on the stage and in the studio. In other words, they know what it takes to connect with the audience and give them a memorable experience in the best possible way! The group's founder and leader, Adam Shapiro, has a lifelong connection with Billy Joel and his music. Much like the legendary artist himself, his late father was also a New York-based pianist and singer. Billy Nation is Adam’s way of honoring his father’s legacy through music. Adam himself was no stranger to the limelight before focusing on this project. He spent the last 25 years performing with some heavy hitters in the music industry, including Huey Lewis & The News, Kool & The Gang, as well as the king of funk, James Brown. He teamed up with some of the best musicians in Southern California to create this one-of-a-kind tribute act. They continue to attract crowds throughout Southern California and beyond while spreading their passion for Billy Joel and his timeless music.

April 2024
April 30, 2024 8:00 PM
April 30, 2024 11:00 PM
Apr 30, 2024
Together Pangea
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

TOGETHER PANGEA

with DEATH LENS

Since they began jamming back in William’s Santa Clarita bedroom, Los Angeles indie band Together Pangea have continually challenged themselves with each subsequent offering. Jelly Jam [2010] poured the gasoline, Living Dummy [2011] struck the match, and Badillac [2014] lit the fire with its revved-up nineties rock-inspired flames. Along the way, fan favorites like “Sick Shit,” “Badillac,” and “Offer” would rack up millions of Spotify streams, while the group received support from Consequence of Sound, Pitchfork, MTV, Stereogum, and more. Following the 2015 release of The Phage EP, produced by The Replacements’ Tommy Stinson, these working class boys embarked on the journey to what would become 2017’s Bulls and Roosters, which evidenced their growth as a tried-and-true rock band with just the right amount of “brattiness,” as they like to say.  

Together Pangea—William Keegan, Danny Bengston, and Erik Jimenez—return in 2021 having made the most of 2020’s turbulence by writing and recording DYE, an upbeat, undeniable collection of hooks, anthems, and power-pop garage-rock catchiness that is unmistakably the album of their career. 

DYE is an amalgam of the band’s last three records: the inward looking and self-pleasing experimentation of 2017’s Bulls and Roosters, the frantic and scream-y Badillac with its inspiration from emotionally raw grunge, and the 50’s pop heavy 2011 album Living Dummy. After more than a decade as Together Pangea, the band know how their bread is buttered and made an effort to focus on what they know they do best. 

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May 2024
May 2, 2024 8:00 PM
May 3, 2024 12:00 AM
May 2, 2024
Petey
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PETEY 

with PHONEY

Doors 7pm/ Show 8pm

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May 2024
May 3, 2024 8:00 PM
May 3, 2024 11:00 PM
May 3, 2024
Diggin Dirt
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8:00 pm
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DIGGIN DIRT

with SHAKY FEELIN'

This seven-piece band emerging from behind the redwood curtain in Humboldt County, California is skyrocketing through the west coast music scene. Shoveling out their own path, and consistently wowing audiences and filling concert venues, Diggin Dirt is no ordinary funk and soul band. Their sounds explode off the stage with a pure authentic energy, and once they have you in their clutches, the relentless dance party does not let up. Their intoxicating and infectious sound is fueled by a blazing horn section, pulsating rhythms, and searing guitars, that when combined into one, have been known to entice even the shyest of wallflowers to start movin and groovin. Tying it all together, is the band’s frontman, who is in possession of the pipes, charisma, moves, and natural-born-soul, and launches this ensemble into rarefied air. Behold, as they layer humble influences of psychedelic rock, Motown soul, Afrobeat, and even reggae, atop a sturdy foundation of late 60’s inspired funk music. You might have flashes of James Brown or Sly and the Family Stone, Otis Redding or Tower of Power, but make no mistake that you are in the presence of spine-tingling originality.

May 2024
May 5, 2024 8:00 PM
May 5, 2024 11:00 PM
May 5, 2024
Shordie Shordie's Memory Lane 2 Tour
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8:00 pm
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SHORDIE SHORDIE'S MEMORY LANE 2 TOUR
May 2024
May 10, 2024 8:00 PM
May 11, 2024 12:00 AM
May 10, 2024
DB.Boutabag
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8:00 pm
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DB.BOUTABAG

May 2024
May 16, 2024 8:00 PM
May 16, 2024 11:00 PM
May 16, 2024
FRENSHIP w/ The Ivy
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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FRENSHIP w/ THE IVY

With their chart-topping hits and innovative soundscapes, FRENSHIP will guide you through a sonic landscape that transcends boundaries and connects hearts. From dance floor anthems to introspective ballads, their music will take you on an emotional rollercoaster with their infectious sound and heartfelt lyrics. Formed in 2013, FRENSHIP began as a collaboration between friends, James Sunderland and Brett Hite, who met selling spandex at Lululemon. Drawing inspiration from folding pants, the duo set out to create music that embodied the essence of human connection. In 2016, FRENSHIP gained international recognition with their breakout hit single, "Capsize," featuring Emily Warren. The song quickly became a chart-topping success, reaching platinum certification in multiple countries. Since then, FRENSHIP released their debut album and an array of captivating singles, each showcasing their evolving sound and growth as artists. Tracks like "1000 Nights," "Wanted a Name," and "Remind You" have garnered critical acclaim and cemented their reputation for crafting emotionally charged anthems that resonate with a broad audience. FRENSHIP's live performances are a testament to their magnetic presence and showmanship. With a commitment to delivering powerful shows, FRENSHIP’s energetic stage presence and genuine connection with their audience creates an immersive and unforgettable experience. This Fall, FRENSHIP is releasing their 6 song “Base Camp '' EP with new label partner, ONErpm. Base Camp marks the beginning of new music, a US headline tour and the start of a long climb upward that leads into their 2024 sophomore album. The Base Camp EP showcases collaborations with international artists and tells stories you would hear around a campfire: stories of love, heartbreak, adventure and escapism. Join the climb as FRENSHIP leaves their indelible mark on the industry and fans alike.

THE IVY

Just when you think you have The Ivy all figured out as a dreamy synth-pop band, they’ll throw a curve ball, incorporating lo-fi bedroom sounds, rock guitars or R&B-inspired instrumental interludes into their indie pop. The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based duo comprising singer/songwriter/guitarist Wyatt Clem and songwriter/synth player/bassist Shawn Abhari always keeps you guessing.

Dubbed by Earmilk as “one of the most promising indie pop acts to come out of Oklahoma,” The Ivy burst onto the scene in 2017 when their songs “Gold” and “Have You Ever Been in Love” went viral, climbing the Spotify charts & receiving millions of streams, winning over critics and drawing comparisons to The 1975.

The Ivy’s 2023 debut full-length album, A Door Still Open, showcases their knack for writing inviting pop hooks that are utterly catchy without being saccharine and their ability to construct enticing melodies within a pop framework. The album touches on themes of self-reflection, personal growth and transcending the limiting beliefs and mindsets we’re often indoctrinated into during our upbringing. 

Case in point: lead single “Good Faith.” With its groovy opening bass line and Wyatt’s dreamy, ethereal vocals, “Good Faith” combines pop, R&B and indie rock elements to great effect. The song’s lyrics encourage us to take a break from the hustle culture that tells us we should constantly be striving. “It’s about realizing there’s value and worth in being present and keeping your attention on what exists right here and now,” Wyatt says. 

Wyatt and Shawn met studying at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Oklahoma City & discovered their musical styles complemented each other. Shawn loved emo and pop punk like Green Day and Blink-182 and Wyatt was influenced by R&B and the blues. When they came together, these disparate influences balanced out beautifully. 

Both Shawn and Wyatt grew up playing music from a very young age. “My parents are both first-generation immigrants,” Shawn says. “My dad is Iranian and emigrated to the U.S. during the Iranian Revolution, and my mom is from France. They encouraged us to express ourselves creatively, but academics always came first.” Shawn played in several punk bands with friends growing up in Tulsa and ended up studying engineering and music production before focusing his attentions on songwriting and creating music with The Ivy.

Wyatt grew up in Amber, Oklahoma, a small town about 40 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. “Where I grew up it was all about baseball and sports,” Wyatt says. “You weren’t supposed to express yourself too much. It had to be within the confines of what was perceived as ‘normal.’” 

Wyatt got his first acoustic guitar when he was 12, and his father—who’d often blast Van Halen, Bon Jovi and old country music in his truck—noticed that Wyatt had an aptitude for guitar and encouraged him to take lessons. Wyatt soon took up the electric guitar and found himself studying the early music of Radiohead, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Coldplay. “Music provided something spiritual for me—almost like a religious experience,” Wyatt says.

With three critically acclaimed EPs and A Door Still Open under their belts, The Ivy have amassed fans around the world, shared the stage with LANY and the Band Camino, performed at Lollapalooza and are making indelible waves in the indie pop scene.  

May 2024
May 17, 2024 9:00 PM
May 18, 2024 12:00 AM
May 17, 2024
J Boog
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9:00 pm
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12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

J BOOG

with L.A.B and CAS HALEY

BORN AND RAISED ON THE WEST COAST AND INFLUENCED HEAVILY BY HIS POLYNESIAN
UPBRINGING, J BOOG IS UNDOUBTEDLY ONE OF THE TOP REGGAE SINGERS IN RECENT
YEARS. MENTORED BY ISLAND REGGAE ICON FIJI, HE FINE TUNED HIS SOUND AND STYLE
CREATING A UNIQUE BLEND THAT TRANSCENDS ACROSS CONTINENTS.
EARLY ON IN HIS CAREER, A CHANCE ENCOUNTER LED J BOOG TO CONNECT WITH YAMI BOLO AND GRAMPS MORGAN, WHICH THEN TOOK HIM TO JAMAICA WHERE THE REGGAE SINGER FOUND HIMSELF WORKING IN THE HISTORICAL STUDIOS OF BOB MARLEY, DON CORLEON, BOBBY DIGITALS, SHAGGY, AND SUGAR MINOTT. THIS EXPERIENCE NO DOUBT PLAYED ANOTHER KEY ROLE IN THE FLAIR OF BOOG’S MUSIC. HIS DEBUT ALBUM, HEAR ME ROAR, DROPPED IN 2007 AND A FEW YEARS LATER HE RELEASED BACKYARD BOOGIE, WHICH INCLUDED MEGAHITS LIKE LETS DO IT AGAIN PRODUCED BY DON CORLEON AND SUNSHINE GIRL PRODUCED BY GRAMPS MORGAN AND FEATURING PEETAH MORGAN. AMIDST THE 2020 GLOBAL PANDEMIC, LET’S DO IT AGAIN EXPLODED ON TIK TOK VIA A VIRAL DANCE BY STRANGER THINGS NOAH SCHNAPP EVEN GARNERING THE ATTENTION OF HIGH-PROFILE CELEBRITIES LIKE CHARLI D’AMELIO AND JASON DERULO. THE POPULAR TRACK CURRENTLY BOASTS OVER 75M VIEWS ON YOUTUBE AND CONTINUES TO CHART ON THE ITUNES REGGAE CHART EVEN TODAY. A YEAR AFTER ITS RELEASE THOUGH, BACKYARD BOOGIE EARNED J BOOG THE BEST ENTERTAINER AT THE INTERNATIONAL REGGAE AND WORLD MUSIC AWARDS IN CHICAGO. WASH HOUSE TING WAS RELEASED IN 2016 AND FEATURED TRACKS WITH VETERAN REGGAE BAND MORGAN HERITAGE AS WELL AS DANCEHALL LEGEND BUJU BANTON. THE ALBUM TOPPED BILLBOARD REGGAE ALBUM CHARTS AND WAS LATER NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM AT THE 2018 GRAMMY AWARDS. HIS EP ROSE PETALS WAS NOMINATED FOR BEST REGGAE ALBUM OF THE YEAR AT THE 2017 GRAMMY AWARDS AND ALSO TOPPED US BILLBOARD AND ITUNES REGGAE CHARTS. J BOOG’S REPERTOIRE BOASTS TRACKS WITH SOJA, IRATION, TARRUS RILEY, THE GREEN, FIJI, CHAKA DEMUS, RICHIE SPICE AND MORE. HE HAS TOURED ALL OVER THE WORLD, INCLUDING EUROPE, AFRICA, DUBAI, NEW ZEALAND, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN AND OF COURSE ACROSS THE US. HE’S PERFORMED AT FESTIVALS LIKE CALI ROOTS, ONE LOVE NZ, GOOD LOVE, REGGAE RISE UP, ONE LOVE CALI, ARIZONA ROOTS, DRY DIGGINGS, AND THE MAYJAH RAYJAH TO NAME A FEW. IN 2021, J BOOG RELEASED THREE SINGLES [SIVA MAI FT. SIAOSI, AIN’T NO LOVE LIKE, AND FREE OF DEM]. HE EVEN HOSTED A DANCE COMPETITION FOR SIVA MAI THAT GAINED ENTRIES FROM DANCE CREWS ALL OVER THE WORLD. HE WAS ALSO NOMINATED FOR MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR AT THE ISLAND 98.5 ISLAND MUSIC AWARDS IN HONOLULU.

May 2024
May 18, 2024 8:00 PM
May 19, 2024 12:00 AM
May 18, 2024
Chad & JT (of Chad Goes Deep) | Fully Seated
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AN EVENING OF COMEDY WITH CHAD AND JT (OF CHAD GOES DEEP) | FULLY SEATED
Chad Kroeger (AKA Tom Allen) and JT Parr are on a mission to do good. Using their digital platforms
(@chadgoesdeep), the duo take action to raise awareness and bring change for some of the most
important causes in pop culture and beyond. When they are not at City Hall meetings [youtu.be], Allen
and Parr host the weekly podcast Going Deep with Chad & JT [chadandjt.com], which sees them
discussing major current events, honoring legends, exploring ongoing beefs, and giving solicited advice
to callers and fans alike. Tom and JT have appeared on HAWAII FIVE-O, ELLEN [youtube.com], HOWARD
STERN [youtube.com], SETH MEYERS [youtube.com], and JIMMY KIMMEL [youtube.com]. Chad can be
seen as “Mitch the Beignet Guy” on BARRY Season 3, which he was profiled for on GQ [gq.com]. They
previously wrote, executive produced, and starred in their Netflix series CHAD AND JT GO DEEP
[netflix.com], also produced by Abso Lutely Productions. Previously, they sold an animated series to
Hulu, with 3 Arts and 20th TV producing. They are currently developing a scripted series with Drew
Goddard and ABC Signature, and an animated series with 20th TV and 3 Arts, with Dominic Dierkes
attached. Chad and JT can currently be seen on Netflix’ UNSTABLE [netflix.com] as The Twins alongside
Rob Lowe.

May 2024
May 26, 2024 8:00 PM
May 26, 2024 11:00 PM
May 26, 2024
XAVIER RUDD
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8:00 pm
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11:00 pm
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

XAVIER RUDD

with BOBBY ALU

For Xavier Rudd, writing music and living his life are one and the same. “I’m literally just singing about the things that are going on around me,” he says of his sublime and soaring indie-folk. Environmental work, activism, veganism, spiritualism, surfing, family camping trips in the bush and dog walks on the beach; everything Rudd does, he pours into song. The result is a personal sound that strikes a universal note.

The Australian multi-instrumentalist’s new album title track best encapsulates this idea. Backed by the gentle strum of acoustic guitar, on ‘Storm Boy’, Rudd sends out a postcard of a sun-drenched life lived outdoors: “Freedom of the heart is what we crave / When we sit by the river with a cup of tea / Watch the movement of the tide in the gentle breeze,” he sings, in his comfort-blanket voice.

It’s just one of many highlights on a record that celebrates strength and stability at their most powerful and fundamental. In the picture-perfect video for ‘Walk Away’, Rudd is captured swimming in lakes, catching the surf and strumming his guitar, while booming bass drums amp up the track’s near-transcendent quality.

One specific moment seems to sum up the record for Rudd, an album which he describes as “pondering” and “more personal” than previous efforts. It’s a line where Rudd’s spirituality really comes to the fore: “Kookaburra calls just like he knows / And I call a ride back yes I’m home / He’s been with me he’s watched me grow / Through those rainy days and those rocky roads.”

Six years have passed since Rudd’s last solo release, Spirit Bird, and a lot of things have happened in that time. Storm Boy tracks the last five or six years of his journey, his “awakening” and of all the things that “have made sense” along the way.

Most notably, he’s fallen in love. “It’s definitely a theme on the record,” agrees Rudd. And if Spirit Bird signalled the beginning of his spiritual self-awakening, Storm Boy arrives at the conclusion. “Life feels strong and solid for me now… and this record is in a different space. It’s a solid space. I feel like I’ve come to the end of that chapter where I’ve learned a bunch of lessons and I’ve been shown a bunch of things spiritually.”

Hailing from Australia’s surf hotspot Torquay, Rudd kickstarted his career in 2002 with the now classic album To Let, before going on to release seven studio LPs over the next thirteen years: Solace (2004), Food In The Belly (2005), White Moth (2007), Dark Shades Of Blue (2008), Koonyum Sun (2010), Spirit Bird (2012), and his first album with The United Nations, Nanna (2015).

“I’ve had a great career of mucking around with different sounds… so every record you learn a little bit here and there,” says Rudd, whose new album tips its hat to his love of reggae and blues as much as it feels palpably more symphonic in sound than his previous LP, the collaborative Nanna.

Storm Boy marks a landmark shift in the ARIA-nominated star’s working process. Produced by Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Tom Speight) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, Bowie, U2), it’s the first time Rudd has ever handed over the reigns completely to a producer. A brave move, but one that ultimately served him well. “Everything I wrote just had a sprinkle of magic dust on it,” he says of working with Chris Bond.

But there’s more to Xavier Rudd than making music: his peace-promoting messages travel way beyond the recording studio. As an activist, Rudd champions the rights of indigenous Australians, carrying out vital work to raise awareness of Aboriginal culture and preserve his own Wurundjeri heritage. He’s also a prolific environmentalist, having performed at rallies and demonstrations including 2014’s Bentley anti-gas blockade campsite.

Recent years have seen Rudd use his platform to share the benefits of mindfulness, while he is also a committed vegan and has worked with US animal rights charity Peta on more than one occasion, earning the accolade of Australia's Sexiest Vegetarian.

All of this aside, ultimately it’s about connecting with his fans. “It’s a huge compliment for me when there are people in other countries, in other languages, singing my lyrics and singing my songs,” says Rudd. And with a massive intercontinental tour lined up for this year – his biggest one to date – Rudd will bring Storm Boy to life on the stage, captivating a whole new legion of fans along the way.

May 2024
May 31, 2024 9:00 PM
June 1, 2024 12:00 AM
May 31, 2024
Tha Dogg Pound - DPG4Life Tour
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9:00 pm
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THA DOGG POUND - DPG4LIFE TOUR

June 2024
June 23, 2024 8:00 PM
June 24, 2024 12:00 AM
Jun 23, 2024
Hollow Coves
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8:00 pm
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Charity fee to support organizations dedicated to preserving our natural world.

Ventura Music Hall Presents:

HOLLOW COVES

w. BILLIANNE

GA tickets are standing room only, with very limited seating available first come, first served. 

An earnest vulnerability combined with an uplifting message to seize each moment has buoyed Hollow Coves and their fans through a journey of mutual understanding — the dream isn't success but rather the acute awareness of life's fragility.

Hollow Coves is the indie-folk voice of connection to beauty and community — a reminder to look inside the self and embody gratitude for the natural world. Living on the Gold Coast and weaving their own perspective on paradise, Matt Carins and Ryan Henderson are equal parts songwriters and vocalists, alternating lead roles to best serve the song.

After meeting through a mutual friend at the end of 2014, Matt and Ryan recorded a handful of songs in a friend's garage. Ryan spent the next year traveling as they went back and forth over Dropbox, layering vocals and instruments as a means of creative release. After uploading a few songs to SoundCloud, thousands of listens poured in overnight until they amassed over a million clicks. Stunned, the boys phoned each other from across the globe. Deciding to follow whatever it was that chose them, Matt put aside his carpentry job, and Ryan gave up being a civil engineer to see where a life in music could lead.

Organic listening has grown their audience ever since, with over half a billion streams worldwide and nearly a million followers across their platforms.

That twist in fate led them to release their debut EP Wanderlust in 2017. Travel stories and ruminations on landscapes from years past defined their sound and their purpose as a group, and Hollow Coves unintentionally became known for writing indie-folk anthems for the great outdoors. Fan favourite 'Coastline' became one of the top 20 most used songs on Instagram Reels in Summer 2021, and was certified Gold in Canada and Australia.

As opposites that attract, Ryan's keen sense for detail as a classically trained pianist compliments Matt's easy-going surfer approach. The yin-yang pairing of their personal polarities allows them to flip complex musings into poetic simplicities, evoking a palpable feeling of weightlessness.

In 2018, they retreated to the countryside of Devon in the south of England to record alongside producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Justin Nozuka, Xavier Rudd), leading to the 2019 release of their debut full-length album Moments.

A hand-crafted acoustic journey that pulls you out of your world and into something mellow and free, Moments was well-received, with praise from the likes of Billboard, PASTE, Clash, Sunday Times, OnesToWatch and more. The band toured around the world with artists such as Tom Walker, The Paper Kites, Passenger, and most recently The Lumineers.

As the pandemic swept everyone into isolation, Hollow Coves moved into a house on the Gold Coast. They sourced second-hand equipment, put Matt's carpentry skills to use building a soundproof recording booth, and learned the basics of recording together through trial and error. Their EP Blessings was recorded and self-produced at the band's home in 2021.

"We wanted the album to be the musical equivalent of some sort of new age retreat where people might go to sit still, renew their mind, and shift their focus to something more positive," says Ryan.

Their narrative-driven lyricism pushed them beyond day-to-day life, capturing hard-learned lessons and hopefulness during tough times. The EP resonated with listeners seeking guidance and levity, and vulnerable stories and messages of gratitude poured in from fans.

Driven by the energy of their audience, a grounding oceanside lifestyle, and a sound that genuinely reflects their mindset, the band continues to push forward to live their own recipe for a good life. Now, the band is finishing an album with an exciting group of collaborators including Australian singer-songwriter Matt Corby while continuing to tour the world.

July 2024
July 19, 2024 8:00 PM
July 20, 2024 12:00 AM
Jul 19, 2024
Y&T: 50 Year Anniversary Tour
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8:00 pm
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Y&T: 50 YEAR ANIVERSARY TOUR

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Before Mötley Crüe, before RATT, even before there was a Metallica, Y&T was slogging away in sweaty rock clubs around America. When the band formed in the early 1970s, little did they know they would set the standard for hard rock bands that trailed. Many of the biggest acts of the ’80s became popular opening for headliners Y&T—and cut their teeth on the band, as evidenced by the Y&T mentions in tell-all books by acts such as Metallica and Mötley Crüe.

Born in Oakland, California, Y&T is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s own innovators of the hard rock sound. Whether performing to a festival crowd of fifty-thousand or in an intimate nightclub, Y&T’s high-energy set and passionate performances still captivate legions of fans around the globe, proving Y&T’s music timeless.

Originally formed as Yesterday and Today, the initial powerhouse quartet—featuring Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), Phil Kennemore (bass), Leonard Haze (drums), and Joey Alves (rhythm guitar)—tore through the ’70s and ’80s with their own brand of hard rock. After two ’70s albums on London Records, they shortened their name to Y&T and released eight albums on A&M in the ’80s. Two more albums with Geffen Records marked an era of change with Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper, Suicidal Tendencies, Megadeth) on drums and Stef Burns (Alice Cooper, Berlin, Huey Lewis) on guitar.

With a discography of 18 albums, three greatest hits collections, plus a boxed set, Y&T has sold over four million albums since their 1974 inception. The band’s most recent single I’m Coming Home has climbed to roughly 1.5 million views on YouTube. Y&T received extensive airplay with hits such as Forever, Rescue Me, Mean Streak, Don’t Stop Runnin’, and Summertime Girls—which played in heavy rotation on MTV. Y&T songs have been featured in a multitude of movies and television shows, including Real Genius, Out of Bounds, Baywatch, and Hunter. After five top 100 albums, songs that tipped into the 40s, two Bammie Awards, and many international television appearances, Y&T’s hits are still played on VH1 Classic and classic rock radio stations worldwide.

With the passing of Kennemore, Haze, and Alves, it’s Meniketti who carries on the legacy that is Y&T. Y&T continues to tour the world, featuring the dynamic original frontman Dave Meniketti (lead guitar/lead vocals), John Nymann (guitar/vocals), Aaron Leigh (bass/vocals), and Mike Vanderhule (drums/vocals), playing songs that span the band’s five-decade career and including all the hits and fan favorites. Prepare to have your face melted.

September 2024
September 28, 2024 8:15 PM
September 29, 2024 12:00 AM
Sep 28, 2024
Ziggy Alberts
Starts:
8:15 pm
Ends:
12:00 am
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Ventura Music Hall Presents:

ZIGGY ALBERTS