Ghosts & Goblins

Posted online: October 2009


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,

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