Swinging into Hardcore

the place to be for back-to-back nights of noteworthy noise.
N.Y.C.-based hardcore pioneers Bold take the final stand of a
reunion tour on Friday, September 29. The contumacious quintet has
been out of commission for nearly 17 years since its last show in
the summer of 1989, but time has had little authority over these
boys. Widely recognized as harbingers of the post-hardcore movement
that followed shortly after they called it quits, Bold’s
discography tells a tale of progression, documenting their
evolution from unrefined, desultory anger to a polished and focused
rebellion. Their resurgence has brought them on a transatlantic
tour spanning dozens of dates that will be coming to a close in our
own backyard.

Following in Bold’s footsteps on Saturday, September 30, will be
Furnace, back in town to celebrate its relocation from New
Hampshire to Ventura. The screaming trio will be sticking around
our sister city for a few months before heading home to work on
some material for their first full-length album. Furnace will be
releasing a five-song album in the near future, as well as a few
splits with a number of other bands, including Relics and Capsule.
The boys are quite excited for their move westward, so let’s make
them feel at home, eh?  — Levi Michaels

KEEPING ABREAST: In case you missed the Wildcat
Lounge’s two previous installments of Boob-a-Palooza, a third is
being offered up with all the perks of the prior shows. The event
will feature local punk bands Sicker than Others — think Jawbreaker
and Face to Face — and old-school punk band and guitar soloists
Code 4-15. Also in the lineup is Paint the Town, which boasts a
more reggae-influenced rock sound. Will there be boobs? You’ll have
to find out for yourself. Boob-a-Palooza III goes down on Tuesday,
October 3.  — Drew Mackie

REGGAE ROYALTY: Proving that Jamaica has more
Marleys than Utah has Osmonds, SOhO presents yet another reggae
artist with a genealogical tie to the greatest Marley of all.
Abijah, nephew to Bob Marley, scored a hit with his track
“Revelation,” but what helps him stand out is a message of peace
and religious tolerance. Abijah will be performing along with Dub
Station, a well-traveled and very experienced reggae backup band
that has previously played with the likes of Richie Spice, Wayne
Wonder, and Junior Kelly. See Abijah on Thursday, September 28 at 9
p.m.  — DM

HYPHY HITS UCSB: The Bay Area’s “hyphy”
movement — roughly described as a state of hyperactivity exhibited
in a party environment, if that makes any sense — is tweakin’ the
nation, and UCSB gets a firsthand look this Saturday when East
Oakland’s Keak da Sneak hits Storke Plaza for a free 9 p.m. show.
Keak da Sneak, who was born Kunta Kinte Bowens and is credited with
inventing the term “hyphy,” raps in a raspy and broken style,
inspiring onlookers to dance spastically. Opening for Keak will be
Green City, an L.A. hip-hop quartet whose members Savvy, Kaize,
Hollywood, and Ju-Ca$tro are former students at UCSB and SBCC, as
well as Top Mission, who won the UCSB dorm talent show last year,
and DJ DOT.COM from Chocolate Entertainment.  — Matt

SWING THING: Disco? Dead. Break dancing? A
thing of the past. But swing, for whatever reason, has staying
power. Admit it: When swing swung so briefly back into style in the
mid ’90s, you thought this bygone genre was cool again. Try to
remember those rusty moves you once bothered to learn because the
Cherry Poppin’ Daddies — perhaps the most memorably named of all
the swing revival bands — are bringing their retro style to Santa
Barbara. Expect covers of swing standards as well as tracks from
the band’s four-album repertoire. The band performs at SOhO on
Thursday, October 5 at 9 p.m.  — DM

SMILING EYES: Taking its name from a famed
ballad, Santa Barbara’s own Foggy Dew represents the best of
traditional Irish music played locally. In what other band can one
expect to hear front man Willie Quinn on the pennywhistle? The band
also includes Randy Parada on the guitar and the versatile Gary
Jensen on the banjo, bodhran, and mandolin. The trio, which
released The Rare Old Times back in 2000, will be performing as the
penultimate installment of a free weekly concert series celebrating
the final days of summer. Catch Foggy Dew at 4 p.m. on Sunday,
October 1 at Girsh Park in Goleta.


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