From intimidating young punk to masterful singer-songwriter, Neko Case has always made an impression
The cult R&B favorite shows off his chops, but not his underwear
Local music for the week of November 2, 2016
Win tickets to Gogol Bordello at SantaCruz.com/giveaways
Rise Up plays Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Blue Lagoon.
Czech band Please the Trees is full of surprises
Live music picks for the week of October 26, 2016
Win tickets to Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Catalyst on Nov. 12 at SantaCruz.com/giveaways
Treeherder plays Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Blue Lagoon.
Live music for the week of October 19, 2016
Drifting Compass plays Friday, Oct. 21 at Henfling's
Bassist Paz Lenchantin on joining the Pixies, scratching her armpits and paying tribute to Kim Deal
Charlie Parr sleeps in his truck, avoids recording studios, and plays gorgeous acoustic blues
WEDNESDAY 10/12 HIP-HOP ZION I + LAFA TAYLOR Oakland born and raised, Zion I rapper Baba Zumbi was recently forced to...
Win tickets to Blitzen Trapper at the Catalyst on Tuesday, Oct. 25
Pan Dulce plays Thursday, Oct 13 at the Crow's Nest.
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.