.Be Our Guest: Gardens & Villa

bogWin tickets to GARDENS & VILLA at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com

Gardens & Villa is one of the darlings of the Santa Barbara music scene. Formed in 2008 by three friends who wanted to explore sounds and styles beyond the noisy post-punk they were playing, the synth-driven indie rock outfit is reminiscent of dark-tinged ’80s pop like New Order and Depeche Mode. Having worked with celebrated singer-songwriter-producer Richard Swift on their first album, and shared stages with indie royalty the Shins and Fanfarlo, Gardens & Villa is now touring its third release, Music for Dogs, and has grown into its own in the crowded Southern California music scene. On Jan. 16, the group hits the Catalyst. Also on the bill are fellow Santa Barbarans Dante Elephante. 

INFO: 8:30 p.m. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $10/adv, $12/door. 423-1338.

WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


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Cat Johnson is a writer and content strategist focused on community, collaboration, the future of work and music. She's a regular contributor to Shareable and her writing has appeared in dozens of publications, including Yes! Magazine, No Depression, UTNE Reader, Mother Jones and Launchable Mag. More info: catjohnson.co.
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