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.
The twin-brothers jazz duo brings guitar great Calvin Keys as guest on Friday
After finding musical fame with the Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford finds her way as a solo artist
Santa Cruz expats Harrison Murphy and Randy Schwartz get way, way out there in El Duo
Mother Island’s psychedelia is truly out there—and not just musically
To move forward, the former Heartless Bastards singer had to break not only from her band, but her whole way of living
‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s new stripped-down tour gives his long-overlooked original songs their due
Chad Elliott finds uncomfortable honesty connects with his fans
Alvvays’ Molly Rankin doesn’t mind if you misinterpret her catchy, literary songs