Made of Oak’s emotive sound pushes the evolution of electronic music
Heather Christie sings in local duo the Feral Fauna, which combines organic acoustic instrumentation with danceable electronics. Christie also has a solo...
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Call it chamber folk—or don’t—but Bombadil combines sharp songwriting with a fascinating soundscape
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Nomalakadoja’s name is quite a mouthful. It’s pronounced “NO-ma-lack-a-DO-ja.” Don’t worry if you’ve never heard it before—the members of the band made...
Chucho Valdés celebrates 40 years of his influential Cuban band Irakere at Santa Cruz show
The Deathless play Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Blue Lagoon.
Unexpected jazz-fusion approach of Super Soul Bros. stands out in new wave of video-game cover bands
Sean Hayes believes in a raw approach to music—not just the sound, but the emotion, too
The Post Street Rhythm Peddlers come armed with a banjo, trumpet, washboard, clarinet, and everything else a prohibition-era jazz band needs. The...
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S.T. Young, who plays guitar and sings for the Naked Bootleggers, and Joshua Lowe, frontman for Joshua Lowe and the Juncos, found...
‘Mighty’ Mike Schermer took a huge risk leaving Santa Cruz—but as he returns this week, it’s paid off
Cannibal Ox brings its 14-years-in-the-making sophomore album to Santa Cruz
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Danzig and the intersection of music mythologies
Discovering the singer-songwriter whose songs have inspired the biggest names in music
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Many locals know local musician Scott Cooper as the rhythm guitarist for Grateful Dead tribute act China Cats. But Cooper also plays...
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Cover bands have to be fun. That’s a rule guitarist-vocalist Jeff Ebbage sticks to in his group Fishhook, which plays covers spanning...
Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ soul-singing frontwoman may be small, but her voice rattles the rafters
Baseball fans, we’ve got some bad news for you: former California Angels first baseman Wally Joyner has not recently started playing rock...
Blackalicious duo rewards patient fans with their first record in a decade
Americana singer-songwriter Amy LaVere trades youthful indiscretion for mature insight
Archer’s Dylan Rose is describing how his veteran heavy thrash band hooked up to tour with some of his metal heroes. As...
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What happens when four teachers and a principal get together in a garage one night? No, there’s no punchline—it’s local Americana/rock band...
How Carolyn Wonderland avoided ending up a Janis Joplin wannabe
Waifs’ Songwriting springs to life onstage