.Stuart Thornton

October 4, 2023

Blasted Again

Scott Hill clearly recalls the first time he saw the legendary Santa Cruz Bl’ast! and how the event changed the course of his life. The guitarist and singer for long running stoner rock band Fu Manchu witnessed the power of the boundary pushing punk meets metal act at the now defunct Balboa Theater in Los Angeles on a night in November 1985.
September 28, 2023

Thunder from Down Under

video, rocketed the raucous Australian punk trio The Chats to international fame and made fans of music legends including Iggy Pop, Josh Homme, and Dave Grohl. With close to 20 million views on YouTube, the video has helped the band secure opening slots for some of the world’s best known rock acts including Guns N’ Roses, The Strokes, and Queens of the Stone Age.
August 1, 2023

Going Deep

Best selling author Susan Casey risks it all to learn about the world’s greatest enigma: its oceans The preeminent chronicler of our oceans, author Susan...
bands, rock, rock’n’roll, punk, metal, hip hop, R and B, ska, music, local music, venues, local venues, live music, live bands
June 27, 2023

Michigan Malcontents

For frontman Joe Casey of Detroit’s Protomartyr, one of the most exhilarating rock bands today, the years between the band’s last release, 2020’s Ultimate...
bands, rock, rock’n’roll, hiplocal music, local venues, live music, live bands
June 20, 2023

The Boys Are Back in Town

It’s the night before Mother’s Day, and audience members of the near capacity crowd at The Crepe Place jockey for a place to see...
Santa Cruz pioneer Isaac Graham
June 7, 2023

Graham Hell: A Lying Bigamist’s Comeuppance

Santa Cruz County settler Isaac Graham was involved in political crises, family feuds and scandalous legal cases In late 1849, Isaac Graham had a surprise...
Lyndsey Jordan Snail Mail
April 11, 2023

Curiosity Fuels Snail Mail’s Innovative New Album ‘Valentine’

Self-taught indie rocker Lyndsey Jordan’s songwriting is driven by intuition
March 28, 2023

The Crossover Appeal of Black Flag’s Timeless Sound

The iconic band's influence continues to resonate throughout the music world