.Bill Kopp

June 12, 2024

The Odyssey of Sandy Stone

Born a Jewish boy, Sandy Stone was fascinated by the whole concept of recording sound. “There was something magic about the idea that you could transform one medium into another,” she says.
June 4, 2024

The Damned go ‘Darkadelic’

When the Damned first appeared on the scene...their brash and bratty attitude helped pave the way for punk’s ascendancy.
May 29, 2024

Blues Notes

Blues guitarist Coco Montoya...can draw on nearly three decades as a solo artist. Performing June 1 at Roaring Camp in Felton.
May 15, 2024

Polyrhythmics crafts its own genre

The band’s name suggests a sound that draws from the complex and intricate rhythms of the Africa. But while Seattle-based Polyrhythmics began with Afrobeat as a musical starting point
April 3, 2024

The Gospel According to Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

A Rev. Billy C. Wirtz concert is a history lesson wrapped in a rollicking, laugh-riot live show...
March 27, 2024

Los Straitjackets

Modern-day kings of instrumental surf music Los Straitjackets are touring to celebrate their 30th anniversary. The masked quartet comes to Moe’s Alley March 29.
March 27, 2024

Kaleidoscopic Music

the inaugural Kaleidoscope Music Festival aims to shine a light on Santa Cruz and its homegrown music scene. The festival happens Saturday, March 30
March 25, 2024

Marnie Stern

Marnie Stern’s debut album is a jagged, overwhelming listen, with dazzling guitar pyrotechnics. The New York Times named her very first release as that year’s most exciting album. Performing Tuesday, March 26, at Moe’s Alley