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Happy anniversary: Naughty Oak turns 3


Celebrate Naughty Oak Brewing Co.’s third anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 14, from 4 to 10 p.m. I know! I can’t believe it either. This squirrelly little brewery that throws sweet block parties with music and a food truck is turning 3 years old already! I remember when they were just a little nut brown ale. 

Ghost Monster will help Naughty Oak Brewing Co. in Orcutt celebrate its third anniversary on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Ghost Monster is joining in the festivities, playing from 7 to 10 p.m. The alternative feel-good acoustic rock group based out of the Central Coast covers all genres of guitar-based rock, from Whitney Houston and Johnny Cash to Elle King and Billy Idol. Led by singer/guitarist Nataly Lola and guitarist/singer Jaxon Camaero, the duo is often joined by Dale Moon from the Travis Larson Band on the drums and James Yerkes from The Whiskey Boys on base. 

Ghost Monster has released two EPs of original music influenced by The Black Keys and likes to play to the crowd! Wondering about the name? It’s a reference to Lola’s obsession with the paranormal and macabre mixed with Camaero’s interest in mythological and cryptozoological creatures. 

If you’re looking for beer though, be sure and get to Naughty Oak before 4 p.m., when they will be tapping their anniversary beer 4 on the Floor. The red Scotch ale is made with maple syrup and aged in bourbon barrels. DeBilz & Farm Mobile Kitchen will be there to soak up that beer around 5:30 p.m. Come for the Scotch ale and stay for the dessert pancakes and rock. 

Different Strings will be at Naughty Oak on Friday, Dec. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. (165 S. Broadway, suite 102, Orcutt). The unique rock band led by Keith Cox does covers of country, classic rock, and alternative songs. Different Strings is different every time. 

Full weekend at the Mav ...

Soundhouse from Paso Robles is kicking off the weekend at the Maverick Saloon in Santa Ynez (3687 Sagunto St., suite D). Checking out this band’s Facebook page, you can learn a lot about what they do, which is just about everything. Soundhouse will cover rock, country, reggae, ska, and R&B songs from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s on Friday, Dec. 13, from 8 to 11 p.m. 

What are the band’s interests? According to Facebook: “BOOZE, ROCK & ROLL, AND WOMEN!” Personal interests? “Music, Women, Booze, Boobs!” Influences? “Everything that ROCKS!” Well, at least they’ve got a sense of humor, and it sounds like they’re definitely ready to “ROCK.”

Ventura traditional country band Pull The Trigger takes the Maverick Saloon stage on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Next up on the Maverick Saloon’s wild weekend of music: Pull the Trigger from Ventura kicks it country style from 8 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. And they will keep it country all night long, playing traditional country music from Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings to Blake Shelton.  

On Sunday, Dec. 15, Liv and Starling will power through vocal harmonies and guitar with a country flavor that spans the decades from 8 to 11 p.m. 

... and Cold Springs

Head on up to Cold Springs Tavern on Friday, Dec. 13, for some wild Americana sound that’s a “raw blend of wire, wood, smoke, and sparks.” The Santa Barbara-based Left Hand Lions led by Americana singer-songwriter Thomas Hopkins will strum out a sound reminiscent of Mumford & Sons and the Dave Matthews Band from 6 to 9 p.m. Left Hand Lions released their first album, Westward, in June with the singles “Fire Girl” and “California Flames.” “Fire Girl” won Best Folk Song in the American Tracks Music Awards.

The Cheyenne Skye Band plays the Cold Springs Tavern on Saturday, Dec. 14.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, the Cheyenne Skye Band sings soulful love ballads and energetic stomp-alongs from 5 to 8 p.m. Cheyenne Skye released her first album, Pruned For The Picking, to launch her solo career as a folk singer-songwriter in May 2018. With a timeless sound inspired by Patsy Cline, Nina Simone, and Janis Joplin, Skye sings from the heart. 

But before Skye and company take the stage on Dec. 14, Fort Taylor, CA, will perform acoustic covers of classic rock songs from the ’60s through the ’90s from 1 to 4 p.m. 

For the Sunday, Dec. 15, session at Cold Springs, you can check out Tom Ball and Kenny Sultan’s blend of guitar and harmonica blues, rags, and good time music from 1:15 to 4 p.m. and Rankin’ File’s rock ’n’ roll from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

More music ... 

On Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale presents two holiday concerts at the Solvang Vets Hall.

It’s the holidays! And the Santa Ynez Valley Master Chorale is bringing its anticipated 2019 winter concert to the Solvang Vets Hall (1745 Mission Drive, Solvang) on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and Dec. 15. Christmas Around the World, directed by Dr. Michael Eglin, will celebrate Christmas traditions from around the world with carols both traditional and new, all meant to warm your heart! The hour-and-a-half show is at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 3 p.m. on Dec. 15 ($10 and $15, m

Editor Camillia Lanham is definitely filled with a Christmas spirit that ROCKS! Send your music notes to Caleb Wiseblood at

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