If you want something different to start your New Year, this is it. The Yard Dogs Road Show is “hobo cabaret”, a one-of-a-kind mix of vaudeville and rock & roll. Sword swallowers, dancing dolls, fire eaters and sunset hobo poetry – all animated by the live sounds of the cartoon heavy Yard Dogs band. This is pure visual and sonic voodoo – perhaps too intense for young ones. The Yard Dogs Road Show appears Friday, January 14th at The Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Showtime is 8 pm.