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Past articles by Bill:

The International Blues Challenge is a serious big deal; here's why an 805 artist is going

Tommy Marsh aka "Crooked Eye Tommy" needs a little help to take his blues to Memphis for the International Blues Challenge kicking off Jan. 22. → Read More

Bill Locey found out about the Gin Blossoms, and they're playing in Agoura Hills Saturday

Hot off their latest release "Mixed Reality," the band plays Saturday night in Agoura Hills → Read More

Thomas Fire Remembrance concert brings Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Charles Law Band to Ojai

Beginning at high noon Saturday, it’s the one-year Thomas Fire Remembrance concert, featuring an all-local lineup to the Libbey Bowl in Ojai. → Read More

In solo effort, Foo Fighters guitarist Chris Shiflett plays 805 gigs

Santa Barbara native and Foo Fighter guitarist Christ Shiflett comes home for solo gigs and Surfrider benefit. → Read More

Folk singer Eliza Gilkyson stays true to self, to play in Santa Barbara

With her 20th album out, folk singer Eliza Gilkyson will play at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara. → Read More

Stalag 13: From teens to 50-somethings, punk rockers stand test of time

From their Oxnard roots to their European appeal, punk's Stalag 13 is 'still alive and kickin'." → Read More

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats generate joy in Ventura at upcoming Olivas Adobe show

Lisa Haley & the Zydekats will make their annual appearance Saturday at the Olivas Adobe in Ventura. Music writer Bill Locey catches up with Haley. → Read More

Lucky locals can see Portugal. The Man at outdoor shows in Santa Barbara, Coachella

Lucky locals will have the chance to see Portugal. The Man Saturday night at the Santa Barbara Bowl or Sunday at Coachella. → Read More

Former New York busker brings musical experience to Ojai winery

Natalie Gelman sings better than almost everybody else. She'll bring her talent to an Ojai winery Sunday. → Read More

Johnny Cash tribute band Mighty Cash Cats will play in Ojai this weekend

Mighty Cash Cats to perform Johnny Cash's music at the Underground Exchange in Ojai. → Read More

Bryan Ferry to rock the Santa Barbara Bowl Saturday

Bryan Ferry is a known for his "elegant, seductive croon.’" → Read More

Los Lobos headline Roadshow Revival in Ventura Saturday

The Roadshow’s rootless wandering may finally have come to an end, as it appears to have finally found a home at Discovery Ventura. → Read More

Keyboardist dishes on Camarillo blues, drunk rockers

And then there's the time the band got shot at in Wichita → Read More

Deadheads returning to Ventura after 30 years

Skull & Roses Festival brings Grateful Dead's sound and that long, strange trip back to the Fairgrounds → Read More

Needtobreathe just enjoys a sweet musical ride

Needtobreathe just enjoying sweet musical ride The band plays the Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara on Friday and Saturday. → Read More

Bill Locey’s concert picks for Jan. 1-7

If he had a faster car, a richer girlfriend or even one with a job, here’s where he'll be lurking in the back this week. → Read More

WAR heads for New Year's Eve concert

Bill Locey interviews the band WAR as they plan for a New Year's Eve concert in V entura. → Read More

Batalla brings Christmas tunes to her hometown

In a rare, home-game gig, international pop star Perla Batalla will be doing a Christmas show Sunday night at the Civic Arts Plaza in Thousand Oaks. → Read More

Blues society benefit hosts East L.A. boys

The Delgado Brothers will bring a taste of East L.A. to the annual toy drive sponsored by the Ventura County Blues Society Sunday in Camarillo. → Read More