.Mat Weir

Drain rocking
May 23, 2023

How Drain Became Santa Cruz’s Fastest-Rising Hardcore-Punk Band of All-time

Within a decade, the trio went from unknown college rockers to internationally known
May 9, 2023

Silicon Valley Rockers Covet Unleash a Genre Mash-up

The San Jose math rock trio’s new record is unlike any of their previous records
March 7, 2023

Santa Cruz’s Metavinyl, now Redwood Records

The longtime downtown record store changes ownership but retains its indie roots
March 1, 2023

Alt-country Outfit the Sadies Return to the Crepe Place

The Canadian band has amassed a high-profile following that includes the likes of Neil Young
February 26, 2023

Seminal Los Angeles Punk Band FEAR Plays the Catalyst

After 45-plus years, the rockers still deliver killer live shows—and piss some folks off
February 23, 2023

Beloved Santa Cruz Musician Dan Lamothe Dies

The founding member of Stellar Corpses and volunteer firefighter-in-training will be missed
February 14, 2023

The Crepe Place Celebrates 50 Years

The Santa Cruz staple has quietly become one of the area’s top live music venues and much more
December 14, 2022

Heartfelt Holiday Freakshow

The annual Christmas with the Misfits benefit features six acts performing the iconic band’s music while raising money for various local charities