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
Meet the hive mind of the weirdest band going, Itchy-O
String band the Brothers Comatose play Woodstock rockers for Halloween
On-stage meltdowns aside, Foxygen discusses their recent new album
One French pop star is out to change the music industry by making Katy Perry dance
Ranking the glorious absurdity of music videos by YouTube sensation Turquoise Jeep
Singer-songwriter Jeffrey Foucault fights against the musical grind, in search of authenticity
Lake Street Dive has blown up since last year’s Santa Cruz show
With busking beginnings, Spirit Family Reunion looks forward to its third album