Rock Talk - Bill Locey

Q&A with Maher Zaidi of Char-Man, performing Nov. 29 at Deer Lodge

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Char-Man

 

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE: Char-Man and Pinnr at Deer Lodge, 2261 Maricopa Highway, Meiners Oaks, 9 p.m. COST: $8 CALL: 805-646-4256. 

 

Charman has been alternately attracting and terrorizing Ojai teens since 1948 — evidently a spirit of a badly burnt man — a late-night lurker near the bridge where Hermosa Road meets Creek Road, or just a short scream away from Camp Comfort. Then there’s Char Man, a locally made hot sauce with some varieties potent enough to make the Night King and Frosty the Snowman sweat. And, finally, there’s Char-Man, the Ojai band celebrating 16 years of melodic punk rock tonight (Nov. 29.) with a show at the Deer Lodge in Meiners Oaks.

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