Rumble Steelskin plays Saturday, Jan. 23 at the Catalyst.
Mat Callahan brings Irish revolutionary’s lost songs to life in ‘Songs of Freedom’
Tan of Dreams plays Thursday, Jan. 14 at the Crow’s Nest
Now based in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Scott Woodruff’s reggae project Stick Figure blossoms as a ‘real’ band
Ben Leeds Carson composes Star Trek opera
DJ Bjorn Berg plays Thursday, Jan. 7 at Don Quixote’s
Surfer Blood recovers from a gnarly year, comes West
Eve of Eden plays Saturday, Jan. 2 at the Crepe Place
Bay Area’s Beats Antique set to bend minds with their new electronic freak show ‘Creature Caravan’ at the Catalyst on Dec. 30...
Patti Smith and the ecstasy of the unexpected
Alan Instead plays Wednesday, Dec. 30 at the Catalyst
Hot Water Music frontman Chuck Ragan speeds up his personal life and slows down his sound
Shady Groove plays Saturday, Dec. 19 at Don Quixote’s
Pyromids plays Friday, Dec. 11 at the Crepe Place
Alex Bleeker and the Freaks go all in for the Dead sound on ‘Country Agenda’
Don’t call the Aggrolites’ music ska just because it doesn’t sound like Bob Marley
Win tickets to see Nahko & Medicine for the People at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com
West Coast Soul plays Wednesday, Dec. 9 at the Crow’s Nest
Blending the dark and the tranquil, the spacious and the dense, Phutureprimitive, a.k.a. Rain, has made a name for himself as one...
“In less than six months we more than doubled our catalogue,” says Stephen Sams, in between sips from his ambiguous drink in...
Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O turns beloved holiday songs into improvisational joy rides
Win tickets to see The Expendables at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com
Don’t call local ensemble the Beggar Kings a Rolling Stones tribute band; they do something completely different. Rather than recreate the Rolling...
Baby Gramps gives new meaning to ‘old, weird America’
Win tickets to see Gesaffelstein at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com
When Kai Killion recorded his solo album Mermaid Legs & Getaway Dogs, he played all the instruments on it himself. Last year,...
In its fourth year, the California Banjo Extravaganza brings a spectrum of masters to the Rio
The Banana Slug String Band celebrates 30 years with shows and a video for ‘Too Hot’
Win tickets to The Misfits at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com
“I haven’t heard a Santa Cruz band that has the sound we’re putting out,” says Isaac Romero, front man for the postpunk,...