.J.d. Ramey

November 14, 2013

The Big OM

Meet the daring locals who are turning Santa Cruz on to the controversial practice of Orgasmic Meditation        It’s just a typical Tuesday night...
August 13, 2013

Roky’s Road

To hell and back with Roky Erickson In the spring of 1969, hot on the heels of a bust that would earn Timothy Leary...
August 7, 2013

Strange Attractor

Johannes Moser and Enrico Chapela’s ‘Magnetar’ is a big draw for Cabrillo Festival goers When it came time for Mexican composer Enrico Chapela to...
July 10, 2013

Crepe Expectations

At 40, The Crepe Place is still cranking out delicious vittles …and rock stars The Crepe Place is the indie rock equivalent of the...
June 26, 2013

Budding Artist

‘High art’ takes on new meaning in ‘Weed Museum,’ a pictorial tribute to Santa Cruz’s favorite plant. At the beginning of this month, comedian...
May 14, 2013

Whole Lotta Blues

The 11-piece, husband-and-wife-led Tedeschi Trucks Band headlines the Santa Cruz Blues Festival Guitarist Derek Trucks and vocalist/guitarist Susan Tedeschi, the husband-and-wife team at the...
May 1, 2013

Once a Junkie…

Coming out of a cold winter with Cowboy Junkies’ Michael TimminsThe title The Wilderness does a fine job of conveying the stark tone of...
April 16, 2013

Power Plants

The psychoactive jungle brew ayahuasca plays a starring role in the Psychedelic Science 2013 conference During a 1966 congressional hearing on the banning of...