.Be Our Guest: Y&T

Be-Our-Guest-1602-Y&TWin tickets to see Y&T at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com
The hair metal era of the 1980s was an interesting (and fun) one, indeed. It’s easy to dismiss it with an eyeroll now, but those of us who were there rocked out to plenty of jams by the likes of Poison, Mötley Crüe and Europe. One of the pioneering acts of the genre was Y&T, an Oakland-based outfit that embraced the flying V guitars, glam aesthetic, videos with lots of bikinis and candles in them, and, of course, big hair. The group’s hit “Summertime Girls” remains a crowd favorite. Four decades after its formation, Y&T is still going strong.
INFO: 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30. Catalyst, 1011 Pacific Ave., Santa Cruz. $20/adv, $25/door. 423-1338.
WANT TO GO? Go to santacruz.com/giveaways before 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 15 to find out how you could win a pair of tickets to the show.


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Cat Johnson
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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