.Evelyn Shafer

June 7, 2011

Sound Bites

Backstage Lounge dishes live shows and small portions There’s a new kid on the block, and she’s proving that sometimes less is more. Seeing...
May 24, 2011

Holy Crepe!

How the owners of The Crepe Place fathered an unlikely music venueBe careful what you wish for over a bubbling bong, because it just...
March 2, 2011

Local Acts Done Good

Think Santa Cruz is soundproofed by the surrounding mountains, one snaky Highway 17, and that thing called the Pacific Ocean? Think again. A couple...
November 23, 2010

Five Eyed Hand

When guitarist Chris Zanardi dishes out the inside scoop on his band Five Eyed Hand, there’s no shortage of quirky band member details...
November 19, 2010

Go with the Flow

Feng shui style with Sweet Nectar DesignsAs 2010 hastily rumbles to a close, I’ve recently found myself stewing in a pool of self-reflection. Musing...
November 10, 2010


What a difference a year can make. Last Halloween, when a group of friends thought the best way to spend the masked affair would...