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NEW YEAR'S EVE GIGS
(More will be added as the info comes in. If you would like your gig to be added, please email the information via the Contact page.)
The Metro Rocket Band
(Wade Johnson: The BluCoats)
Fusion Grill and Bar
503 E. Hurst Blvd., Hurst, TX @ 9 pm
The Brian Faith Band
(Ernie and The Emperors, Giant Crab, Big Brother Ernie Joseph)
4426 Central Ave., Camarillo, CA @ 9 pm
This site has been created to celebrate the great bands that rocked the Ventura, Santa Barbara, and San Luis Obispo counties of the California central coast between the years 1960 to 1974. While the world's musical attention was focused on Hollywood's Sunset Strip and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury, a network of musicians had been steadily growing in the Tri-counties, incorporating these styles with the local surf music that had already been well-established since the late 1950s. This melding of musical flavors resulted in a sound that was unique unto itself, one that I have named, "The Gold Coast Sound". This site is lovingly dedicated to the musicians who participated in this unique history. These progressive, innovative bands and the contributions they made to music history, have been overlooked for too long.
Because this site is ever-growing, it depends a great deal not only research, but also on pictures and information from both the bands and their fans. If you were fortunate enough to be a young person in the Tri-counties during the 1960s and early '70s, and you have anything that you would like to contribute, please contact me via the email form on the Contact page. Visit the Submissions page for more information. Also, please use the PayPal button below if you wish to donate a cash gift to the care and feeding of this site.