How Dom Flemons became an ambassador for roots music’s unsung heroes
Rapper dives into personal pain on his new record, and surfaces with a masterpiece
Live music for the week of October 5, 2016
Apple City Slough Band plays Saturday, Oct 8 at the Catalyst
On her new album, British singer-songwriter Laura Marling looks for God in Santa Cruz
Live music for the week of September 28, 2016
Fulminate plays Friday, Sept 30 at the Poet & the Patriot.
Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas bring a Latin sound and bilingual lyrics to their new soul-rock record
Live music for the week of September 21, 2016
Ten O'Clock Lunch plays the Crow's Nest on Thursday, Sept. 22
The fiercely unconventional Wayne Hancock wants to make you holler
Sheila E. performs at this weekend’s Mountain Sol Festival on the heels of a new song paying tribute to Prince
Music Picks for the week of September 14, 2016
SA90 plays Sept. 21 at the Blue Lagoon.
Local music picks for the week of September 7, 2016
Win tickets to Soul Rebels Sound System ft. Talib Kweli at SantaCruz.com/giveaways
Travis Palmer plays at Seascape Golf Club on Saturday, Sept 10.
UCSC alum returns with a sad and mysterious album that’s also the best thing he’s ever done
Live music in Santa Cruz County for the week of August 31, 2016
Singer-songwriter can play circles around her peers
Win tickets to The Zombies at the Catalyst on Sept. 7.
Toby Gray & Highway Buddha plays Sunday, Sept. 4 at Pono Reef Bar.
The defining band of L.A. punk digs deep into its catalog
Local world-beat ensemble makes a long-overdue return
Live music in Santa Cruz for the week of August 24, 2016
SambaDá plays Aug. 25 at the Crow's Nest
Local music for the week of August 17, 2016
Dead Recipe plays Friday, Aug. 19 at the Crepe Place.
With the release of his debut solo EP ‘Guest at Home,’ local rocker Henry Chadwick is getting national attention—and beating the curse...
Blues guitarist and UCSC alum ‘Mighty’ Mike Schermer returns to Santa Cruz for a scorching birthday blowout