meat puppetsOn Thursday January 15, Club Mercy and KCSB present the Meat Puppets at SOhO in downtown Santa Barbara. Formed in 1980 in Phoenix, Arizona, the Meat Puppets influenced indie and grunge acts like Pavement and Nirvana. In 2006 founding members Cris and Curt Kirkwood reunited for their first full-length record since the mid-1990s, overcoming a history of personal problems and tragedies.

This 21+ show starts at 9pm with opening acts The Shaky Hands, from Portland, and Santa Barbara’s Cat OK. SOhO Restaurant and Nightclub is at 1221 State St., #205. For tickets or more information call (805) 962-7776 or go to