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
Live music highlights for the week of May 17, 2017
How the band has moved past And Hod toward bigger and better things
Punk scene is a surprisingly good match for jazz-pop Diners
Why this quartet, which plays DIO Fest this weekend, is taking things slowly
Veteran drummer explains the ‘ghost note’ after which his band is named
Former Crooked Still frontwoman has established herself as one of the most innovative artists in roots music
Live music highlights for the week of April 12, 2017
What would the members of Las Cafeteras do if they were president?
After 35 years as lead singer of Descendents, punk’s resident nerd Milo Aukerman is finally ready to commit to this music thing
Homeshake’s indie update of ’90s R&B gets weirder and spacier on ‘Fresh Air’
The best live music in Santa Cruz County for the week of March 15, 2017
The best live music in Santa Cruz County for the week of March 8, 2017
The best live music in Santa Cruz this week.
UCSC grad says writing a good love song isn’t easy
Former Soul Coughing frontman Mike Doughty’s solo career is a wild blend of genre-bending, tell-alls and stage gestures.