"Rock Miles Traveled"
By: Michael Kohli
Currently listening to: Starlight by Muse
(photo of Army Of Freshmen at Bombay Bar & Grill’s BEACH PARTY 2013)
Late last month, i had a music filled weekend. Supporting the annual Bombay Bar & Grill Beach Party. Featuring an all star cast of bands. Three stages (including an outdoor stage). Army Of Freshmen, KHKG (formerly Kyle Hunt & King Gypsy), Zachary James And The All Seeing Eyes, Ska Daddyz, Rey Fresco,
Los Dudes were just among the many bands I saw. Bombay once again took over their side parking lot; outdoor bar, alcohol snow cone bar, and plenty of local outdoor music. I also supported a benefit at The Majestic Ventura Theater for my long time friend, Shannon Martinez. Watched performances by; Raging Arb & The Redheads & Radio Threat. Event was hosted by Jim Rice. Also caught up with band members from Hard Six (who performed earlier in the evening.) They also announced their next show to be at Red Cove on August 31.
We Govern We will premiere their latest music video for Mulligan’s Island at Zoey’s Cafe on August 17. The Terns will open the event followed by two showings of the video and an interactive after party.
Ventura County Pride will be held this year on August 24 at Surfer’s Point. Frenchie Davis and Caswell are the headlining singing acts. More TBA. Expect there to be a pre-party on Fri at Paddys and an after party on Saturday as well. Local acts haven’t been formerly annouced yet. Tune into VCPride.org.
There’s also another music-filled LGBT event. JC STEPPING STONE is putting together Aids Ride & Health Expo. The trail begins on 255 W. Stanley Ave in Ventura on August 31. From 7am-4pm. An area full of live music and hosted by Ruby Diamond will be provided. To register for the ride; email firstname.lastname@example.org
August 17, Angie’s Curse is joining forces with Sway at Golden China. You may recall Sway from the early days of Garden Village Cafe, Elk’s Lodge and more. Also performing will be Brainspoon and B-Sharp.
In rock music news:
Dream Theater fans should be quite excited as heavy activity is going on this Fall. As of today, August 5, the band is premiering a new single titled, “The Enemy Inside,” from their long-awaited self titled album (due in September). In addition, lead singer, James LaBrie will release a solo album tomorrow (Tue. Aug. 5). And, if that’s not enough to get your fix; a live album & dvd, “Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park,” will be released in November!…Black Sabbath recently scored a #1 album with their long-awaited, “13.” They also just launched a full tour. Keep an eye out for upcoming dates…Aerosmith just released a new live dvd filmed in Japan titled, “Rock For The Rising Sun.” Their current single, “Can’t Stop Lovin’ You,” features a duet with Carrie Underwood. Look for it!