Upcoming Shows

Live music concerts presented by World Records!

Buy your tickets at World Records
In Person – 2815 ‘F’ Street Bakersfield, CA
By Phone661-325-1982 

   With his wily and unforgettable original songs and his hipster, street-smart vocals, no one on the blues scene writes or sings like Rick Estrin. No one looks like him either, as Estrin is always dressed to the nines, sporting his trademark pencil-line mustache and pompadour haircut. DownBeat says, “Rick Estrin sings and writes songs like the brightest wiseguy in all of bluesland and blows harmonica as if he learned at the knee of Little Walter.” Live, the band is simply unbeatable. They deliver a high-energy show capable of bringing any audience to its feet. read more… 

World Records - Tommy CastroTommy Castro
and the Painkillers 

Part 96 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series
Friday, January 25, 2019
Tickets On Sale at Rick Estrin and the Nightcats show, December 29!

Blazing soul-blues rocker Tommy Castro’s musical roots run deep. As he unleashes his high-energy music to fans all over the world, Castro is inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Castro’s home turf—his stomping ground. read more…

World Records - Bria_Skonberg

Valentine’s Day
Bria Skonberg Quintet
New York City hot jazz.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tickets On Sale 10 AM
Saturday, December 8!

 

   NYC Trumpet Player, Singer, Songwriter, Instigator. – 2017 JUNO winner Vocal Jazz Album of the Year
“Ms. Skonberg has become the shining hope of hot jazz, on the strength of a clarion trumpet style indebted to Louis Armstrong, a smooth purr of a singing voice inspired by Anita O’Day and the wholesome glow of youth” Nate Chinen, NY Times 

World Records - Rhonda VincentRhonda Vincent and the Rage 
Most decorated bluegrass artist ever.
Friday, March 1, 2019
Tickets On Sale 10 AM
Saturday, December 8!

 

  Famously crowned as “The New Queen of Bluegrass” by the Wall Street Journal, and the most decorated artist in that field. Vincent’s music incorporates savvy contemporary touches while drawing deeply from the authentic traditions of classic bluegrass, with a flawless band that can execute break-neck instrumentals to heart wrenching ballads. 

World Records - los LobosLos Lobos 
Friday, April 12, 2019
Tickets On Sale 10 AM
Saturday, December 8!

 

  More than three decades have passed since Los Lobos released their debut album, Just Another Band from East L.A. Since then they’ve repeatedly disproven that title—Los Lobos isn’t “just another” anything, but rather a band that has consistently evolved artistically while never losing sight of their humble roots. 

World Records - Coco MontoyaCoco Montoya 
Part 97 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series
Friday May 17, 2019

The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths.

WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-325-1982
Where Music Matters Most since 1982

Previous Shows

   Born November 15, with “a voice as sweet as chapel bells,” Petula Clark first broke into the limelight during World War II when as a child she entertained the troops on radio and in concert. She is said to have performed in over 200 shows for the forces all over England before the age of 9 and by war’s end, Petula Clark–the British “Shirley Temple” who had come to represent childhood itself–was so popular in England she was asked to sing at a national victory celebration. read more…

   Ever since Rock & Roll and Blues Hall Of Famer Elvin Bishop first hit the scene with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band back in 1965, he’s blazed his own musical trail. Whether he was playing raw, eye-popping blues, or penning the radio hit Fooled Around And Fell In Love, touring the world for decades delivering original, good-time countrified blues, he has always inspired his fans with his rowdy guitar playing, and witty, slice-of-life songs. read more…

Part 88 of the No Stinkin’ Service Charge Blues Series –
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers – Saturday January 20, 2018

Tommy CastroTOMMY CASTRO AND THE PAINKILLERS
Stompin’ Ground Record Release Tour
– Castro, along with his band The Painkillers, plays music that is guaranteed to fill the floor and raise the roof.

 

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December 30 – CD Release Show

CD Release Show - December 30thHate Drugs CD Release Show – December 30th – World Records!
Bakersfield natives, Hate Drugs, have been together long enough to release a couple EPs (mini-albums) while also foraying out to perform around California.
They are now ready to release a full-length album on CD and will celebrate with a show at World Records on December 30.
Elk Grove, Wee Beasties, and Almnc will also perform.
Tickets are $10 in advance, and $15 the night of the show.
It is requested that each attendee bring two cans of food so after a great show, a big load of food will be delivered to the food bank.
For Tickets call: 661-325-1982

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WORLD RECORDS – 2815 ‘F’ Street  Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-325-1982
Where Music Matters Most since 1982