Luz Elena Mendoza speaks out in a whole new way on Y La Bamba’s latest record
Sol Nova plays Friday, Sept. 15 at Don Quixote’s.
Indie folk band comes out of its cocoon for debut album and headlining tour
Live music highlights for the week of September 6, 2017.
How Oliver ‘Tree’ Nickell overcame ups and downs and hit the big time with new album
Ana Popovic plays Moe’s Alley on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Room 9 plays Thursday, Aug. 31 at the Crow’s Nest
Two Cow Garage frontman is better at writing songs than uniting the country
Mother Hips co-founder goes solo, gets personal
After two scrapped attempts, Pickwick reappears with a follow-up record and a retro-pop sound
Live music highlights for the week of August 9, 2017
Live music highlights for the week of August 2, 2017
French electronic musician incorporates global rhythms for an album that could launch a whole new subgenre
Dickies’ guitarist looks back at 40 years of punk rock, and the recent Warped Tour controversy
Live music highlights for the week of July 19, 2017
The Goodbye Girls bring a modern sensibility—and Swedish folk influences?—to old-time songs
The best live music for the week of July 12, 2017
Why the Dirty Bourbon River Show packed up the circus to focus on its music
The stripped-down majesty of There is No Mountain’s music
Live music highlights for the week of June 28, 2017
L.A. punk veteran—and Napoleon Dynamite inspiration?—Zander Schloss goes solo
Live music highlights for the week of June 21, 2017.
On the 20th anniversary of his debut, Paul Thorn looks back at the role Santa Cruz played
The return of classical superstar Yuja Wang underscores how conductor Daniel Stewart has transformed and elevated the Santa Cruz Symphony
Lee Fields’ brand of human country-western is bringing in young audiences
The best live music for the week of June 7, 2017
‘Adios’ is Cory Branan’s accidental death record
Why blues-rock duo Little Hurricane micromanage how their music gets into listeners’ ears
Live music for the week of May 24, 2017
How Phoebe Hunt’s new music was inspired by 10 days of enforced quiet