There are two things you can be sure of when it comes time for the annual Barb Rocks Birthday Bash, back on Saturday night at Neto’s in Santa Clara.
(1) Promoter/band manager Barbara Wahli will book a handful of some of the best local and regional bands in the area. This year she’s got The Trims, Pounders, Stormy Strong and Fallen Short.
(2) Something unexpected will happen.
For years bands have made it a tradition to surprise her on her birthday by playing covers they know she knows and then coaxing her onstage to sing them. (One year it was Dramarama’s “Anything Anything,” another it was Pat Benetar’s “Bad Reputation.”)
Now she’s on to them and even announces that you should expect a surprise performance on the Facebook event page.
Barb Rocks Birthday Bash
Neto’s, Santa Clara
Sat, 8pm; $8 adv/$10 door