With a new album due out and a new sound, reinvigorated Squirrel Nut Zippers catch second wind
Johanna Warren incorporates plant-spirit medicine and local herbalists in her shows
Bay Area’s Talkie follows up audacious debut with two very different records
R&B sensation is still finding his comfort zone with success
After leaving her native Santa Cruz to make it in L.A., Taylor Rae finds success and fulfillment back in her hometown
Ryan Boldt brings a stonemason’s approach to songwriting
Laura Burhenn of the Mynabirds takes on the Trump era
Bassist Victor Wooten believes in intuition and improvisation over musical indoctrination
The Santa Cruz Chamber Players takes on Czech composers in Aptos
For Roy Zimmerman, funny songs are a means of political resistance
As he returns with Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker, David Lowery explains the art of writing a song about his band’s former...
The Brothers Comatose go full cowboy for ride-along video, mini-tour
Legendary local punks to play their first shows in six years
For their new album, the New Up went from laundry soap jingles to an accidental critique of the Trump era
Iconic at-rock band plays the Catalyst as reunion shows no sign of slowing down
Brooklyn band brings electropop tales of love and betrayal to Santa Cruz
Valerie June’s music defies all assumptions
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