Why Peter Harper spent most of his life trying not to follow brother Ben’s musical path
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Jessica Pratt’s second album seeks to rectify the wrong impressions left by her surprise-hit debut
Give Slaid Cleaves a decade, and he’ll tell you how you feel
Kawehi’s obsession with automation bleeds from her sound into her lyrical concepts
Over the Rhine find their greatest musical adventure right in their backyard
Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist have been performing as Over the Rhine for 25 years
Jake Smith on why he prefers to keep his characters in the shadows as the White Buffalo
Blurring the boundary between electronic production and live music, the Floozies have a big, dense sound centered around Matt Hill’s laptop-and-gadget-wizardry and...
Covers of Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith have exposed the world to Mikaela Davis’ unique harp style
After leaving Old Crow Medicine Show, Willie Watson gets back to a rawer, simplified sound on his solo debut.
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Local jazz’s prodigal son Smith Dobson V returns with a new sound
Alixandra Macmillan-Fiedel’s evocative songwriting fuels Ghost Tiger
Celebrating 40 “odd” years in 2015, Tandy Beal & Company presents a First Saturday Family Concert Series packed with talent, excitement, and...
Josh Tillman uses his Father John Misty alter ego to explore real feelings on new record
Portland duo plays junkyard blues at a hellfire pace
Having helped to establish the Santa Cruz Americana scene, Mylo Jenkins returns with a new approach
Nehal Abuelata’s Sweet HayaH has found its groove with an improbable but upbeat blend of styles
Santa Cruz’s Slow Gherkin reunites for two Bay Area shows this week
After an eight-year hiatus, Dilated Peoples, one of the biggest names in underground hip-hop, is back.
Guitar is the teacher, and Kaki King is a star student
The highs and lows of Tess Dunn’s life as Santa Cruz’s most inspiring musician
Goapele focuses her sound, hangs with Snoop on new album ‘Strong as Glass’
Justin Ringle’s band Horse Feathers gets downright upbeat on new album
John Craigie’s Todd Snider song comes full circle
Ray Brown’s Great Big Band revives a classic genre
Eye Music will showcase poetry performance by American Sign Language masters
After a decade, Drew Holcomb and his band the Neighbors are finding their biggest success