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SURF PUNKS! Garage, surf, and punk rock act The Frights play the Fremont Theater on May 23.

DEEP BLUES Alligator Records recording artists Tommy Castro and the Painkillers play The Siren on May 17. STARKEY from page 28

wants to make, and I’ll make some suggestions as we go along. It’s a little different at each gig but not wholesale different. We want to make the fans happy, but it’s for us too. It’s a two-way street. We like playing them, and we play them a little different sometimes. “I didn’t think Little Feat would still be around 50 years after Lowell [George] and I started this band,” he continued. “We thought the music would, but it’s pretty interesting and humbling to say the least, not only to have the band still be around but to have groups like Phish and others cover our material. “I’m looking forward on a personal level to coming back there and playing again,” Payne said. “I used to surf at Avila Beach when I was a kid. I played Paso about a year and a half ago with the Doobie Brothers, and oh how it’s changed. I didn’t even recognize it! But I really like that part of California. It’s beautiful.” And there’s something in our water. Drink up, Bill!

Numbskull and Good Medicine are also bringing Koe Wetzel to Barrelhouse Brewing on Saturday, May 18 (5:30 p.m.; all ages; $16 presale at Boo Boo’s and or $20 at the door). Born and raised in East Texas, Wetzel mixes “Southern rock energy and East Texas charm,” according to his bio.

NYC indie pop

Yoke Lore plays the SLO Brew Rock Event Center on Wednesday, May 22 (7 p.m.; 18-and-older; $12 at ticketweb. com; standing room only), with Adam Melchor opening. Lore is touring in support of Absolutes, his new EP that “explores the gray areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past works,” according to press materials

Surf punk bonanza!

The Fremont Theater hosts The Frights next Thursday, May 23 (9 p.m.; 16-and-older; $22.61 at Boo Boo’s and Formed in PHOTO COURTESY OF YOKE LORE 2012 in Poway, California, these purveyors of garage, surf, and punk rock are a hoot!


Blues shredder

First, don’t forget that Numbskull and GoodA Medicine Presents are bringing San ELECTROACOUSTIC DIVERSITY CONCERT CELEBRATING More music … Fernando Valley rock band She Wants Master percussionist and Revenge to The Siren on Thursday, AND COMPOSITIONAL RISK avant-garde sound artist May 16 (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $23 presale Tatsuya Nakatani plays at Boo Boo’s and or $25 at a solo set at A Satellite of the door). Love this Thursday, May Their big show this week is blues 16 (8 p.m.; $10 donation; all masters Tommy Castro and the ages). Expect an experience Painkillers at The Siren on Friday, that’s “visceral, non-linear, May 17 (7:30 p.m.; 21-and-older; $25.50 and intuitively primitive, at Boo Boo’s and or $30 at expressing an unusually strong the door), with The Nick Moss Band spirit while resisting genre,” opening. Castro will deliver blistering, according to press materials. high-energy blues!

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The Journals, father-and-son team John and Dylan Krause, play a CD release party at Southern Station on Saturday, May 18 (5 to 8 p.m.; all ages; free), for Home Feeling ($10), featuring 15 heartfelt original songs. “Much to my surprise, when my son Dylan became 15, he got bit by that ol’ music/songwriter bug, just like his dad,” John said. “Now that he’s getting close to 17, we’re launching our act.” The 2002 Australian Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, Adam Miller, plays the Morro Bay Wine Seller on Saturday, May 18, as part of the Songwriters at Play showcase (6:30 p.m.; $11.49 at Now based in LA, Miller said, “My music ranges from jazz and blues through to pop and soul—very approachable and groove focused.” Trumpet star Brandon Ridenour plays Cal Poly’s Performing Arts Center on Sunday, May 19, in a program of classical music accompanied by guest organist Katya Gotsdiner-McMahan, on the Forbes organ, and pianist Peter Dugan (3 p.m.; NEW YORK, NEW YORK Indie pop artist Yoke Lore plays the SLO Brew Rock Event Center on May 22.

all ages; $28.80 student and $36 general at or (805) 756-4849). The SLO Chamber Orchestra presents its season finale concert on Sunday, May 19, in Trinity United Methodist Church of Los Osos (3 p.m.; all ages; $10 donation requested). Music Director and Conductor Keith Waibel helms this program of classical music including Vivaldi’s Concerto for Three Violins and Continuo in F Major, with violinists Bette Byers, Christopher Reutinger, and Sal Garza! Ought to be amazing! British Columbia’s husky-voiced bluesman Harpdog Brown and The Uptown Blues Band play Morro Bay’s The Siren on Sunday, May 19, as part of their “For Love and Money Tour” (7 p.m.; 21-and-older; $10 at Boo Boo’s and Expect vintage-sounding Chicago and New Orleans style blues.

Spin me right round!

Hey vinyl collectors, the spring 2019 SLO Record Swap returns to SLO Guild Hall on Sunday, May 19 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; all ages; $2 general or kids under 12 free). “We will again be extending our event to an outdoor grove behind the main hall for people to convene and hang out, featuring a family-friendly beer garden, with guest DJs spinning vinyl records all afternoon long. There will also be food trucks serving up the goods to keep you nourished as you dig through the crates,” organizer Manuel Barba said. ∆ Keep up with New Times Senior Staff Writer Glen Starkey via Twitter at twitter. com/glenstarkey, friend him at facebook. com/glenstarkey, or contact him at

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