Holden On

At an age when most people are just beginning their high school careers, the members of the rock band Holden had already successfully released their first album, Hot Lunch Wednesdays. Subject of a story written in The Independent in 2005, their name comes from the main character Holden Caulfield in Catcher in the Rye. Together since 2001, Santa Barbara County natives Tom Cantillon, Johnny Puailoa, and Dan Moore, all 20 years old, began touring after their first album’s success. Since those days of yore, their accomplishments have been impressive: Performances at more than 200 high schools around the country, more than 10,000 copies sold of their four albums, and 41,000-plus online downloads. They even run their own merchandise sales, Web site, and bookings. Despite all the hard work, they managed to graduate from high school just weeks after returning from a tour. They make a homecoming on Wednesday, February 1, with a show at SOhO. Merrier the More and The Hanks will be opening. Call 962-7776 for the $10 tix.  — Patrick Brogan

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