On Friday, July 30th, KCSB presents Franklin for Short, with guests Neal Casal, and Sparrows Gate, live in concert at Muddy Waters Café.

The show marks the release of “Dark Cloud,” recorded by the Ventura quintet Franklin for Short, whose sound blends indie-rock, pop, psychedelic, surf, and alt-country elements. Opener Neal Casal is a member of the New York group Ryan Adams and the Cardinals and formerly with Beachwood Sparks, while Sparrows Gate is an indie “alt-country” quartet from San Luis Obispo.

Doors open at 8pm, showtime is 9. Muddy Waters Cafe is at 508 East Haley Street in Santa Barbara. For more information call (805) 966-9328 or see the FFS website (above).