THE INTERRUPTERS NOVEMBER 13, 2018 VELVET JONES – SANTA BARBARA, CA

“When you’re here, you’re family. Just like the Olive Garden. We’ll be selling breadsticks at our merch table.” This was just an example of one of the most notable sentences coming out of Kevin Bivona’s mouth that evening. Bivona, the guitarist of the ska-punk band The Interrupters, was full of hilariously entertaining comments and musicality.

I am obviously getting ahead of myself though. Let’s start from the beginning.

Kanan with The Interrputers

I got bored strolling around Santa Barbara, so I decided to head down to the venue and wait in line. Around seven p.m., the employees at Velvet Jones started letting radio contest winners in to meet the band. Unexpectedly, one of the employees pointed to me, the person in front of me, and the one behind me. He said that we would be meeting the band as well! I was completely shocked because these kinds of things do not just happen to me. The interaction was brief, but they were all very kind.

The Velvet Jones is an intimate venue; one that I have been to plenty of times. As soon as you en