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Unless otherwise noted, doors open at 7:00pm and the first performance begins at 8:00pm.
Ramona Mainstage is an all ages venue. Persons under 21 must be accompanied by a parent.
All patrons must show valid photo ID.
Play At The Ramona Mainstage – Local Bands
Venice, CA – 1983, the birthplace of SKATEPUNK and the band that catapulted the movement worldwide the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. Their debut self titled album featured the punk hits I Saw Your Mommy…, Suicidal Failure, Possessed and Institutionalized, the first hardcore punk hit to receive substantial airplay on the still growing all music channel MTV. Their 1987 sophomore album, JOIN THE ARMY, although didn’t live up to the expectations of its predecessor, did spawn the hits War Inside My Head, Possessed to Skate, and Born To Be Cyco. Through the years the lineup of the SUICIDAL TENDENCIES continues to evolve but one truth stands – There’s no SUI… without Loui!
With drummer R.J. Herrera (Suicidal Tendencies 1987 – 1990), Ricky Reynaga (guitar, former bands include the Rolling Papers and Sancho’s Revenge), and singer Mando Ochoa (Sick Sense), the lineup is complete and it’s time to PLEDGE YOUR ALLEGIANCE. Make no mistake this is a hardcore punk show, playing the hardcore hits penned or composed by Mayorga the way they were written.
Seven time National Blues Awards Nominee Candye Kane has been called a survivor, a superhero and the toughest girl alive. (All are also titles of her self-penned songs.) Her eleventh CD release, Sister Vagabond, was released on August 16, 2011 on Delta Groove Records and was #1 on the Living Blues Charts and on Sirius/XM Radio for two months. Kane is nominated for the BB King Entertainer of the Year Award and Best Contemporary Blues Female for 2012. (blues.org) Sister Vagabond was self produced by Kane and her noted guitarist Laura Chavez. Many critics say that it is Kane’s finest work to date and unanimously agree that it is a worthy successor to their 2010 collaboration, Superhero, nominated for Best Contemporary Blues CD along with many other honors.
Multi-instrumentalist David Lindley performs music that redefines the word “eclectic.” Lindley, well known for his many years as the featured accompanist with Jackson Browne, and leader of his own band El Rayo-X, has long championed the concept of world music. The David Lindley electro-acoustic performance effortlessly combines American folk, blues, and bluegrass traditions with elements from African, Arabic, Asian, Celtic, Malagasy, and Turkish musical sources. Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. The eye-poppingly clad “Mr. Dave’s” uncanny vocal mimicry and demented sense of humor make his onstage banter a highlight of the show.
At his expansive and eclectic live performances David Lindley consistently gives one of the most unique concert experiences available to adventuresome music listeners.
Not only has DMP been “ELFO-APPROVED” by Oingo Boingo founder & DMP supporter RICHARD ELFMAN, but the band is even sometimes joined on stage by FORMER OINGO BOINGO BAND MEMBERS, such as STEVE BARTEK, JOHNNY “VATOS” HERNANDEZ and JOHN AVILA.
“Hard-core Boingo fans continue to show their support and appreciation for the band’s ‘TRUE TO BOINGO sound and their lead-singer’s uncanny resemblance to DANNY ELFMAN, both in looks and in vocal performance. Whether you’re an old-school MYSTIC KNIGHTS of the OINGO BOINGO fan, a DANNY ELFMAN / OINGO BOINGO fanatic, or are new to the Boingo world, DMP always delivers a HIGH-ENERGY, IN YOUR FACE PERFORMANCE that never disappoints!”
World renowned rock guitarist Gary Hoey takes on the Blues with his new album, “Deja Blues,” to be released in November 2012 on Wazoo Music Group. “This is an album of original blues songs I’ve wanted to record for a long time. The Blues has always been near and dear to my heart, I have so much respect for it. When I’m recording a blues song, it’s a 5 minute journey and you can’t take a breath, you can’t keep punching in the recording button to fix stuff or it loses the vibe.”
With a collection of 18 albums and a #5 Billboard Rock hit with “Hocus Pocus” it’s no wonder Gary Hoey is listed as one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Gary’s clients have included Walt Disney films, ESPN, New Line Cinema, and scoring the Roller Coaster “California Screaming” songs placed in “Office Space”, “Deck The Halls” with Danny Devito, Beethoven III (The dog movie) Endless Summer II full score.
Hoey has toured and traded licks with the likes of Jeff Beck, Brian May of Queen, Ted Nugent, Joe Satriani, The Doobie Brothers, Foreigner, Styx, Steve Vai, Peter Frampton, and Dick Dale.
- 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Winner “Instrumental Album of the Year”
- 2003 Los Angeles Music Awards Nominee “Guitarist of the Year”
- 2003 San Diego Music Awards Nominee “Best Rock Album”
Taz Taylor was exposed at a very early age to the golden era of Rock Guitar playing. Michael Schenker in UFO and then in his own band MSG, Gary Moore in his late-70s/early-80s heyday, Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee and of course the early Van Halen albums, all left an indelible mark on the musical psyche of Taz.
Possessed with an undeniable likeability and comedic timing that belies his youthfulness; Josh continues to break down stereotypes of people with disabilities one laugh at a time. His stand-up routine is in a constant state of evolution and his off-the-cuff improvisational skills guarantee that no two shows are exactly alike.
Darrell Mansfield’s soulful voice and harmonica have amazed and inspired audiences worldwide for over 30 years. A gifted musician and songwriter, Darrell has released more than 30 albums.
In 2009 Darrell was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, Ambassador to California. In 1980 Darrell was inducted into the Hohner Harmonica Hall of Fame and is recognized as one of the world’s greatest harmonica players.
Whether Jimmy Thackery headlines a festival in South Dakota or jams for hours in one of numerous blues bars that dot the musical landscape, he’ll always unleash an intense volley of rockin’ blues guitar guaranteed to leave crowds emotionally spent. His double edged guitar dynamics allow him to fire off tracer missiles, bend a note so it will fit under a limbo bar, run off dive bomber riffs, and find space within the trembling of one stinging note. “I put all my senses on hold and find the zone and follow what’s inside. There’s an electricity from your mind to your heart to your fingers. You just try and remember to breathe.”
Between constant road work with his own band, producing the latest record by his Arkansas friends, the Cate Brothers, recording Whiskey Store with Tab Benoit and touring in support and playing various Nighthawks reunions, Thackery’s plate is overflowing, and that’s exactly how Thackery likes life – Overflowing.
PAUL KANTNER, along with MARTY BALIN founded JEFFERSON AIRPLANE in 1965. THE AIRPLANE were the biggest rock group in America during the 1960s and the first San Francisco band to sign a major record deal, paving the way for other legends like GRATEFUL DEAD & JANIS JOPLIN. They headlined the original WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL in 1969 and like THE BEATLES with whom they are critically compared, lasted a mere 7 years … though their influence and impact on rock music continues well into the 21st century.
Louie Anderson is one of the most versatile and successful comedians working in Hollywood today, loved by the television audiences who never missed his nightly hit series “Family Feud” or his appearances on late night chat shows. He is adored by standing-room-only crowds in Las Vegas and respected by readers of his books. He is worshiped by the rising comics he mentors and encourages with his honesty and wisdom.
Sharing the ups and downs of his childhood experiences as one of eleven children in Minnesota, Louie crafted comedy routines that rang true for his early club audiences while reducing them to helpless fits of laughter, routines that led him from his career as a counselor to troubled children to the first-place trophy at the 1981 Midwest Comedy Competition. Henny Youngman, who hosted the competition, recognized the diamond-in-the-rough genius of the young comic and hired him as a writer, providing invaluable experience that soon put Louie in his own spotlight on comedy stages all over the country.
Louie recently finished writing his newest installment on family, THE F WORD, HOW TO SURVIVE YOUR FAMILY. Now, Louie is traveling the States doing what Louie loves to do, Stand Up Comedy. Louie again delivers to his fans his inimitable brand of humor and warmth.
The engineer with the sense of humor.
With legions of corporate-fueled, musical puppets littering our stages and airways, originality has become virtually extinct within the landscape of today’s popular music. Fortunatly there’s Eric Sardinas. His unique sound and honest delivery are breathing life back into the lungs of a stale industry on the verge of collapse. Sardinas is both a welcome reminder of the finest unfiltered music from an era bygone, as well as, a glimpse into a future realm of infinite sonic liberty. He’s a courageous trailblazer who’s constant repudiating routine limits and challenging all genre inherent boundaries with his wild innovations. So, – if you find yourself understandably lost and aimlessly drifting through a sad sea of musical mediocrity… find Eric Sardinas.
After pursuing other projects for the past 20 years or so, Feldman and Hues have just returned with a new Wang Chung album called Tazer Up! The LP features 11 tracks that range from a new version of “Dance Hall Days” to the majestic ballad “Stargazing” to a tune called “Abducted by the ’80s” — a sentiment that seems appropriate for Wang Chung given when they became popular.
Tab Benoit is Louisiana’s No. 1 roots export. More than just an acclaimed bluesman, he is an indefatigable conservation advocate. Benoit is a driving force behind Voice of the Wetlands, an organization working to save Louisiana’s wetlands. In 2010, he received the Governor’s Award for Conservationist of the Year from the Louisiana Wildlife Federation. Benoit also starred in the iMax motion picture Hurricane on the Bayou, a documentary of Hurricane Katrina’s effects and a call to restore the wetlands.
In 2007, Benoit won the dual awards of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and Best Contemporary Male Performer at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis (formerly the W.C. Handy Awards). In 2006, he received a GRAMMY nomination for Best Traditional Blues Album for Brother to the Blues, a collaboration with Louisiana’s LeRoux. LeRoux joined Benoit on Power of the Pontchartrain in 2007 and the live Night Train to Nashville in 2008.
Medicine is more than another strong entry in Benoit’s increasingly impressive discography it’s one of his most defining albums. ‘Magic happens when you least expect it,’ says Benoit. ‘Most of the stuff here was played live ~ these are mostly first takes. When it came down to playing, we weren’t trying to structure things. We were open to the moment.’
Tommy Castro and The Painkillers
Connecting with his audience and sharing his enthusiasm with his fans is something Castro does naturally and effortlessly. With his horn-fueled, blues-rocking, road-tested band behind him, Castro never fails to sweep his audience out of their seats and onto the dance floor. His ability to ignite a raucous good-time party – along with the recent CDs Hard Believer and Tommy Castro Presents The Legendary Rhythm & Blues Revue – Live! – assure that Tommy Castro and his band are in constant demand. Listening to Castro’s recordings and seeing him live, believing is not only easy, it’s a whole lot of fun.
Novello B3 Soul
This 75 minute, fully costumed and choreographed production show is sure to have women wanting more as these hard bodied performers live out every woman’s fantasy from a lonely cowboy to the proud men in uniform.
The cast originated as the winners of VH1’s StripSearch reality show, and have been featured on a variety of programs including EXTRA! and Entertainment Tonight. The American Storm boys have graced the covers of such magazines as Muscle and Fitness, FitnessRX, and Playgirl to name a few.
This is one ladies night out that you won’t soon forget!
An adventurer forging his own path, Rhodes has built a career that not only includes stand-up specials, a sitcom, a travel show, a late night talk show, numerous live CD’s & DVD’s, his critically acclaimed podcast Tom Rhodes Radio, as well as being a travel writer for the Huffington Post.
Fresh from releasing his new hour special Light Sweet Crude on Netflix and Chill.com Rhodes has had a long raucous career covering every corner of the globe. In 2012 Rhodes was featured in the Showtime stand-up series, Live From Amsterdam (2012). His three half hour stand-up specials include two Comedy Central Presents… (2009 & 2001) and Raw, recorded in Stockholm for Swedish television (2009). He had his own sitcom television show on NBC called Mr. Rhodes (1996 – 1997), his own Late Night Talk show on Dutch television Kevin Masters starring Tom Rhodes (2002 – 2003), and traveled the world as a TV presenter on the Dutch travel program Yorin Travel (2004).
His latest LIVE recording as a double CD Colossus of Me released in 2012. In 2009 Laughspin.com named his DVD Rhode Scholar the Number One Comedy DVD of 2009. As a featured travel writer for Huffington Post his travel story ‘A Tragedy, A Miracle And A Brawl…Welcome to Ireland’ got awarded by the Huffington Post one of the Top 10 Best Travel Stories of 2011. His podcast Tom Rhodes Radio was named one of the Top 10 of Best Podcasts of 2011 by Matador.com and was praised as the best newcomer in The Onion AV’s Club (December 2012).
The International Man of Comedy is currently on his Colossus of Me tour. Catch him while he is in town!
|Greg Kihn Band – The Breakup Song||
|Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy||
Greg Kihn Band
I was a baby boomer, learned a few chords on the guitar at the tender age of thirteen and started writing songs. In those days, I was a folkie- with a Bob Dylan harmonica and John Lennon cap. It was a cool way to appear intelligent and impress girls. Underneath, of course, I was a quivering mass of hormones and a complete slavering idiot, but no one noticed. So, I started playing gigs at local coffee houses and CYO’s.
Without my knowledge, my mother entered a tape of a song I had written in a talent contest on the local top-forty radio station in Baltimore (WCAO) and I won! From that point on, a life in music seemed predetermined. A few years later I moved to California and hooked up with fellow Baltimoreans Mathew Kaufman and Allan Mason. Along with Joel Turtle, Matt founded the legendary Beserkley Records in mid 70’s and we started making records. Radio liked the Greg Kihn Band and we got excellent airplay on FM rock stations all over the country. Seven albums later, in 1981, I had my first big hit with The Breakup Song, followed by my first number one international hit Jeopardy in 1983, which was parodied by Weird Al a year later (“I Lost on Jeopardy”). We had a slew of hits, drank a lot of champagne, and toured the world.
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