Concerts in Your Car Continues
The series that shares the stage in the Ventura County Fairgrounds parking lot with Rubicon Goes Retro has a rather august lineup for the penultimate month of summer. Switchfoot, the San Diego alt.rock band that took its name from a surfing term, first gained a foothold (sorry) in the contemporary Christian music world before crossing over with 2003’s The Beautiful Letdown, introducing secular songs alongside its more familiar religious rock. The result was sales exceeding 2 million copies, spurring the band to add elements of synth rock, post-grunge and power pop to its sound in the 2000s, leading to the chart-topping albums Nothing Is Sound (2005) and Hello Hurricane (2009), the latter of which also won a Grammy for Best Rock Gospel Album. The band has now logged 11 full length albums, the most recent, Native Tongue, arrived in January 2019, and still successfully straddles between alternative and Christian rock, as well as solo projects, soundtracks and more. The quintet climbs into their cars for a jog up the 405 and 101 for the show you also get to enjoy from the comfort of your own automobile on Saturday, August 15.
Still to come in the Concerts in Your Car series: country star Tracy Lawrence on August 21, a heckle-free comedy double-bill with David Spade and Rob Schneider on August 28, and Fitz and the Tantrums on August 29. Info and required tickets in advance available online at www.concertsinyourcar.com.