Lake Street Dive has blown up since last year’s Santa Cruz show
With busking beginnings, Spirit Family Reunion looks forward to its third album
Carlene Carter dives back into her family’s old country roots
Singer-songwriter Trevor Hall to play Moe’s Alley on his ‘Small is Beautiful’ tour
Santa Cruz band signs to major label as release of debut nears
Skankin’ Pickle’s Mike Park is letting ska music take him around the globe with the Bruce Lee Band
Why funk legend George Clinton is at Moe’s Alley this week
Animal Collective’s Avey Tare takes a stab at a new horror-inspired project
Third Friday lets kids interact with Watsonville Taiko’s thunderous drumming
Santa Cruz expat Yoodoo Park reduces indie-pop to its essence in GRMLN
Andrew Jackson Jihad’s darkly funny anthems have gained a cult following, one text at a time
Hurricane Roses bare their souls on new record
The Infamous Stringdusters continue to stretch the limits of bluegrass with their latest release
Darlingside reach back to their heroes for a folk-rock revelation on new EP
New Carolina Chocolate Drops lineup gets a baptism by fire
Indie duo Uh Huh Her returns to their EDM roots on latest album
Motherhood is reshaping the way Hawaiian singer Anuhea looks at her music
The strange career trajectory of Joan Osbourne
Gold Rush town inspires Little Hurricane’s new album
T-Pain Rapper turned singer T-Pain has a handful of albums to his name, and has lent his talents to dozens of recordings,...
Two of Santa Cruz’s up-and-coming bands make their mark in the studio
Win tickets to see Brian Posehn at The Catalyst Club
Jeff Rosenstock breaks up Bomb the Music Industry and goes solo
Win tickets to see Chris Isaak at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival With a swoon-inducing voice, reverb-y guitar sound and a look...
Can the Edge of Eden Festival change UCSC’s image?
Even spoken-word poet Buddy Wakefield gets tired of talking Many Santa Cruzans are at least peripherally familiar with the technique of Vipassana...
The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit makes the leap from party band to dedicated musicians Chris Doud had no interest in starting...
East Coast rap trailblazers Mobb Deep return to claim their legacy Not all hip-hop fans will recognize the name Mobb Deep, but...
The Shook Twins showcase adventurous side on new album Despite being based out of Portland, the Shook Twins’ Laurie Shook says Santa...
U.K. band Temples worships old rock gods with an eye toward the future Many bands form in small suburban towns, then move...