The Scimitar Cooperative, a group of music fans dedicated to drawing indie, punk, and metal bands to Santa Barbara venues, has made January 27 a big day for hardcore-hungry locals. Headlining a five-set show is Lights Out, a Gorilla Biscuits-reminiscent San Francisco punk band whose album Overload debuted in July, 2005. Young but well-traveled after a few cross-country tours, Lights Out features Connor Spencer, formerly of the Lab Rats, on vocals. Attendees may also sample Join the Dance, a Carpinteria-based happy hardcore trio with the motto “Life doesn’t suck — you do.” Rounding out the lineup will be the melodic metal of NorCal hardcore groups Down to Nothing, Allegiance, and Ceremony. It all goes down Friday, January 27, at the Carpinteria Women’s Center for just $7. For more info, see myspace.com/santabarbara shows. — Drew Mackie
The Sound That Slices
Originally published 11:44 p.m., February 2, 2006
Updated 4:28 p.m., February 21, 2006
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