Summer Arts Preview: Pop, Rock & Jazz
Martin Gore Deejay Set at SOhO; Aretha Franklin, Mariachi Festival, and Alabama Shakes Hit the Bowl
Martin Gore Deejay Set at SOhO Restaurant & Music
Twenty years ago, SOhO opened its doors and has since consistently hosted some of the best live shows this town has seen. To celebrate two decades in the business, the music venue has enlisted the deejay talents of none other than Martin Gore, the chief songwriter and keyboardist of electronic megaband Depeche Mode. One of the biggest — and best — acts to rise out of the glamorous, wildly coiffed new wave scene of the ’80s, Depeche Mode made music that was both darkly danceable and politically powerful, thanks in large part to Gore’s lyricism. From a man who invented classics as massive as “Enjoy the Silence,” “Personal Jesus,” and “I Feel You,” it’s sure to be an unforgettable set. Proceeds of the night’s event help toward funding essential maintenance costs for the club to expand and refurbish its facilities. A music legend spinning to help out a great and veteran club — it’s the not-to-miss deejay night of the summer.
More Pop, Rock & Jazz
Canned Heat. ➧At SOhO Restaurant & Music Club, Fri., July 10.
Willie Nelson & Family and Alison Krauss & Union Station. ➧ At the S.B. Bowl, Wed., July 22.
The Ataris. ➧ At Velvet Jones, Fri., July 24.
Aretha Franklin. ➧ At the S.B. Bowl, Thu., Aug. 6.
Santa Barbara Mariachi Festival. ➧ At the S.B. Bowl Sat., Aug. 8.
Alabama Shakes. ➧ At the S.B. Bowl, Fri., Aug. 14.
Esperanza Spalding. ➧ At the Lobero Theatre, Wed., Aug. 19.
Swervedriver. ➧At Velvet Jones, Thu., Aug. 27.