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Upcoming Events

Free Reed Conspiracy 

@ SASSAS's "Blast [11]" Fundraiser

Private home in Silverlake
Sunday, June 15, 2014
4:00-8:00pm (FRC @ 7:00pm)

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$40/$50 - SASSAS members/non-members
$30 - Students w/ ID
$5/$10 - Children ages 5-18 (members/non-members)
Free - Under 5-yrs-old
Address provided with ticket purchase

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Blast! [11] at the Silver Lake home of documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick (The Invisible War, Outrage, Twist of Faith), and art director Rita Valencia (The Player, Cloverfield) on Sunday June 15, 2014 from 4-8pm with music by The Roswell Sisters, an old-time modern psych-pop close-harmony vocal trio featuring Justin Tanner, Kristi Callan, Lisa Jenio, Pierre Smith and songwriter and No Wave pioneer, Kristian Hoffman (The Mumps, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, Klaus Nomi); Free Reed Conspiracy, an accordion ensemble specializing in experimental music that must be heard to be believed; and Hare’s Breath Ensemble featuring punk rock guitar hero Joe Baiza on acoustic guitar joined by Ralph Gorodetsky and Dan Clucas; plus DJ sets by DJ Lady C (Christina Gubala) of dublab/KCHUNG. The event also includes an art auction featuring thirty LA artists in collaboration on ten drawings in the style of the classic Surrealist parlor game "Exquisite Corpse."  Food and drink included.

The Ooks of Hazzard @
4th of July Fireworks Concert

Friday, July 4, 2014, 6:00pm
Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St, Los Angeles, CA 90272

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$10 - General Admission, Children 12 & under are free |


Fireworks, music, food trucks, and family fun! Pre-fireworks concert includes: 
  • After School Special (with former members of such bands as Pearl Jam, Blind Melon, Foo Fighters, Wallflowers, Neil Young, Joe Walsh, and Wilco)
  • The Ooks of Hazzard (this is the band I'm in with super talented musicians who've played with The English Beat & Devo, as well as being quality session musicians and music instructors)
  • The Palisades Charter High School Concert Band

The Ooks of Hazzard
@ Witzend


Saturday, July 12, 2014, 8:00pm, $10
1717 Lincoln Blvd, Venice, CA  |

We've been packing the house of this Westside Listening Room, and they've asked us to come back. Great sound, food, and drinks.

Recent Events


The Ooks of Hazzard
@ The Denver Ukefest

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Here's a writeup of my experience I recently posted on Facebook: 

Got up at 4am Saturday to carpool with Ed Marshall and Sam Austin Morrow to the airport, with drama over Matt Tecu missing the flight. Patrick Hildebrand Jr. and the band led a workshop in the afternoon teaching people all the ukulele parts that The Ooks came up with for the song "Kids", and it was really interesting to hear how the song is broken down and what goes into the wall of ukulele sound. There was hanging out in the green room with Rick Torres making silly videos of Charlie Diaz and me and chilling at the hotel where the 7 of us shared 2 hotel rooms. Then there was the show, where we were the headliners, and basically The Ooks are considered gods at the Ukefest. And rightly so, I would add. I am so grateful to play with such talented and fun musicians. They're a funny, cantankerous crew, with debates over how to play each song, and pranking each other with mashup photos, and "Shut your mouth!", but all with love for the music and each other. I'm the pirate girl in the band, who's "almost" one of the boys. And with the love that was pouring out from the Ukefest audience, with cheers and standing ovations for every song, we played strong! Hope Dunbar, Emily Hinton Dunbar and Jessica Luebbe of Star Belle also came up to sing harmonies on "Smile" and we played all played one of their songs too. Then we invited the people who had been in the afternoon workshop to come up on stage and play "Kids" with the band, which was just so awesome. Flew back early the next morning after 24 hours of running on adrenaline. 

The Ooks of Hazzard
@ The Claremont Folk Festival

Saturday, May 31, 2014
Claremont Folk Festival |

This was an all-day festival that included Ben Harper and his mother Ellen, David Hidalgo & Louie Perez of Los Lobos, Dave Alvin and the Guilty Ones, The Chapin Sisters, The Ooks of Hazzard, and more. 


That's all for now! Happy Summertime!

Singin' and Squeezin',

Mrs. Hobbs

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