Northern California ensemble sets date for Santa Cruz show.
The producer is a hip-hop poet’s best friend—but he saves some of the best beats for himself
The Midwestern duo find hope and empathy in trying times
A unique blend of Eastern music and Western rock-star panache
Houston trio plays the Catalyst on Nov. 13
Jakob Battick plays the Crepe Place on Saturday, Nov. 3.
Tauk takes on a futuristic soundscape on two new albums
James Durbin finds a country groove on new album ‘Homeland’
Alkaline Trio tackles dark thoughts of depression on unexpected new album
Alt-rockers expand their musical vision on ‘All at Once’
William McCarthy of the band Augustines comes home for U.S. premiere at SCFF
Old Soul Orchestra’s ‘Stereoscope’ is dark and emotional departure
After breaking up at the height of their success, indie-poppers return
Hiss Golden Messenger enjoys toying with a tangle of listener feelings on ‘Hallelujah Anyhow’
Kate Pierson on why her band is finally being taken seriously
Local program is spawning some of the most innovative musicians in the country
Aki Goes to Bollywood performs Friday, Sept. 7 at Michael’s on Main.
Diego’s Umbrella promises sweat at upcoming Moe’s Alley show
Charlie Musselwhite on his musical roots, love of collaboration and latest work with Ben Harper
A brief history of Buenos Aires’ Che Apalache and their ‘Latin Grass’ sound
John Jorgenson proves your piano teacher was right
Giraffes Giraffes plays the Crepe Place at 9 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 10.
How Frank Barter survived the Seattle grunge years and got a fresh start in Santa Cruz
Singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins recalls fiddling around with his friend’s sampler/drum machine 20 years ago. He loaded a James Brown song into it—he...
Mike Milosh is putting listeners in the mood with his low-key R&B
Kate Wakefield’s cello is the means to a punk rock end
Reggae islanders love the NorCal mainland
Jahred and Shawna Namaste of Eternal Love talk about their time among the Hawaiian volcanoes
Amy Rigby returns to form for ‘Old Guys,’ her first solo album in 13 years
Barna Howard’s eerie knack for capturing ’70s singer-songwriter aesthetic.