Meet the hive mind of the weirdest band going, Itchy-O
Nick “Sick Boy” Anchorheart has been in a lot of bands. But until recently, he’s never been in that one that’s fully...
On-stage meltdowns aside, Foxygen discusses their recent new album
Co-owner Craig Olsen goes nuts over nuts
Ranking the glorious absurdity of music videos by YouTube sensation Turquoise Jeep
Most often, drinking and hanging out inspires very little besides more drinking and hanging out. For the band Babewatch, however, it inspired...
New Capitola bakery takes gluten-free goods to the next level
Scotts Valley gem serves healthy, wholesome food day after day
There are a lot of Grateful Dead tribute bands out there, so basically it’s a buyer’s market for hungry Deadheads. The members...
Scotts Valley pizzeria gets fired up the old-school way
Blues musician Jake Nielsen didn’t name his band Triple Threat because he plans on being the next big writer/director/actor. The name stems...
Skankin’ Pickle’s Mike Park is letting ska music take him around the globe with the Bruce Lee Band
The string band scene has exploded in Santa Cruz. But before there was any sign of a bluegrass or Americana revival, there...
Chef Purna Regmi on the secrets of Nepalese cooking
The first thing to note about Thanks Buddy is that they have an awesome name.
Animal Collective’s Avey Tare takes a stab at a new horror-inspired project
Japanese-Western themed unites sushi with whiskey and beefgrill
Third Friday lets kids interact with Watsonville Taiko’s thunderous drumming
Being a surfer isn’t a requirement for enjoying local surf-rock quartet The Concaves—but it helps.
Chef Didar Singh on Royal Taj’s reincarnation as Maharaja
Santa Cruz expat Yoodoo Park reduces indie-pop to its essence in GRMLN
As long as he can remember, local musician Dustan Sheehan has been in love with ’50s and ’60s pop culture—specifically, old horror...
Rock ‘n’ roller Billy Martini doesn’t just have a band—he has a show. The distinction is important. It’s even right there in...
Classic Thai dishes are boldly-spiced and cooked to order
Sixteen years ago, guitarist Mike Sapunor, mandolin player Mahlon Aldridge and guitarist Brad Manosevitz started playing acoustic jams every Sunday at the...
Capitola gets a taste of Cajun and Creole cuisine
New spot brings ramen noodles to Pleasure Point
Beach Flats residents vent over the loss of a mural, but is the city to blame?
Third Friday’s ‘Art That Moves’ showcases scribbler’s unorthodox philosophy
A lot of new metal bands these days refer to themselves as “metalcore” or “deathcore.”