On Wednesday, October 24th, KCSB sponsors Club Mercy’s presentation of DJ sets by Gil Cerezo (of the band Kinky, from Monterrey, Mexico) and Mexican Dubwiser (from Monterrey and Los Angeles), with indie rock en español performed by Southern California bands Bionico and Enjambre, at Ruby’s (348 South Oxnard Blvd.) in Oxnard. Tickets are available at Ritmo Latino. Showtime is 8pm, and this event is for 21 and over only. For tickets and more information, go to myspace.com/clubmercy.
That same evening (Wednesday, October 24th), UCSB Arts & Lectures presents a restored print of Charles Burnett’s acclaimed drama, Killer of Sheep (1977). Declared a national treasure in 1990, this story of life in Los Angeles’ Watts neighborhood stands as an all-time classic of US Black cinema. Showtime is 730pm, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Call (805) 893-3535 or go to artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and more information.
The next evening (Thursday, October 25th) brings Santa Barbara indie-rock group The Hero and the Victor’s CD release party, with Springtime is Wartime (also from SB) and Get Up Get Down (Bakersfield), at SOhO in downtown Santa Barbara. Showtime is 8pm, and this is also a 21-and-over event. SOhO is at 1221 State Street, #205. Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, go to myspace.com/theheroandthevictor.
Thursday, October 25th also means a second film screening: as UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the documentary, The Devil Came on Horseback (Sundberg & Stern 2007), about war-torn Darfur, Sudan. Again, showtime is 730pm, at UCSB’s Campbell Hall. Call (805) 893-3535 or go to artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu for tickets and more information.
Finally, on Friday, October, 26th, West Coast Next Time and RAH Entertainment present alt-country artist Richard Buckner, live in concert, with David Dondero, Tall Tales, and The Cash Prophets, at Mai’s Cafe in Ventura. Showtime is 8pm. This is an all-ages event. Mai’s Cafe is at 2815 East Main Street, in Ventura. Tickets are available at etix.com. For more information, call (805) 652-2061 or go to myspace.com/maiscafe.