It’s 9 p.m. on a Saturday night. You actually know where your 15-year-old is? The one with the potty mouth, dodgy friends and juvenile-delinquent tendencies? At the mall, like he told you? Dream on. If you’d got him into San Juan Capistrano’s Los Rios Rock School, back when he was plinking on a guitar and making like Jim Morrison with those intriguing rhyming couplets, the question wouldn’t even arise—he’d be headlining at the fabled Coach House. Check out Shoot Up the Cat, the pride of Tesoro High School, Las Flores, and Sterling Clan, who’ve already lit up Detroit Bar, and you’ll see what might’ve been. There’s 600 parents and friends goin’ apeshit in the audience. Your kid coulda been a contender.
Sat., Jan. 19, 8 p.m., 2013