Are Scale the Summit metal, or just jazz with distortion?
Heavy metal space aliens GWAR return to the Catalyst on Friday, Nov. 17.
All that married duo Love Jerks needs is each other, songs about their love, and this lamp
With fewer music programs in schools, SCCYS is an exception to the rule
Lewis Rogers of Busman’s Holiday explains why the former busking duo went orchestral
Iron Reagan is a one-band metal marathon
Local favorite Wooster rises again for Halloween show
Bay Area regular DeVeaux brings high-energy dance music to Santa Cruz
Taking inspiration from the late Tom Petty, the Coffis Brothers are making their mark beyond Santa Cruz
The Jon Stickley Trio wants to buck the Americana trends
Middle Kids found quick success with their song ‘The Edge of Town.’ What’s next?
Bay Area musician and activist reveals the unexpected turning point in his personal journey
Luz Elena Mendoza speaks out in a whole new way on Y La Bamba’s latest record
Indie folk band comes out of its cocoon for debut album and headlining tour
How Oliver ‘Tree’ Nickell overcame ups and downs and hit the big time with new album
Ana Popovic plays Moe’s Alley on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Two Cow Garage frontman is better at writing songs than uniting the country
Mother Hips co-founder goes solo, gets personal
After two scrapped attempts, Pickwick reappears with a follow-up record and a retro-pop sound
KPIG DJ celebrated at Kuumbwa with a party and Sherry Austin
French electronic musician incorporates global rhythms for an album that could launch a whole new subgenre
Dickies’ guitarist looks back at 40 years of punk rock, and the recent Warped Tour controversy
The Goodbye Girls bring a modern sensibility—and Swedish folk influences?—to old-time songs
Why the Dirty Bourbon River Show packed up the circus to focus on its music
The stripped-down majesty of There is No Mountain’s music
L.A. punk veteran—and Napoleon Dynamite inspiration?—Zander Schloss goes solo
On the 20th anniversary of his debut, Paul Thorn looks back at the role Santa Cruz played
Lee Fields’ brand of human country-western is bringing in young audiences
‘Adios’ is Cory Branan’s accidental death record
David Lowery of Cracker on the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album