Ghosts & Goblins

Posted online: October 2009

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Bring your little ones to see children’s rock band Hot Lava perform at the Stow House Rockin’ Halloween Celebration on October 25. The fab four—singer Lark Ann Cobb, guitarist Jean-Paul Romero, bassist Ivan Pelly, and drummer Josh Fischer—met at a parent-child workshop in Santa Barbara five years ago and performed at a talent roundup.

It was such fun that they decided to form an official band. With a little metal in their riffs, they belt out original songs such as “I Can’t Find My Shoes” and “Are We There Yet?” as well as rockin’ takes on kids’ classics—even a punk version of “The Wheels on the Bus.” “We were musicians before we were parents,” says Cobb, “so all of this is really a gift to us.” –D.J.P.

Stow House 304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, 805-964-4407, stowhouse.com.

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