Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Mojo Monkeys’ Billy Watts performing Aug. 24 in Ventura

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The Mojo Monkeys

 

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Mojo Monkeys at Grapes & Hops, 454 E. Main St., Ventura, Saturday., 9 p.m. CALL: 805-616-2375.

 

Those simian sidemen who are the Mojo Monkeys will be stepping into the spotlight — sort of like King Kong on Broadway, but with a better beat and infinitely less destruction and more dancing. For the first time in a long time, the band will return to the 805 for a Saturday night (Aug. 24) show at Grapes & Hops in Ventura. This musical monkey business is the side job of three very busy players — singing drummer Dave Raven, bass player Taras Prodanuik and guitar player Billy Watts. Their collective résumés would fill up the rest of this darn fine family newspaper.

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