May 11, 2022

The Guthrie Girls Make California Debut at Michael’s on Main

Famous namesake or not, the talented duo’s folk-country blend and ethereal harmonies captivate

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May 11, 2022

The Unusual Roots of AJ Lee’s Music Career

As Santa Cruz band AJ Lee and Blue Summit brings its tour to Moe’s, a look at Lee’s remarkable rise
May 4, 2022

Underneath Kate Clover’s Sound, a Tough Noir World

L.A. rocker blends punk attitude and John Waters visuals with her own unique vision
April 20, 2022

Pink Mountaintops Plays Felton Music Hall

Black Mountain frontman Stephen McBean’s other band Pink Mountaintops, is releasing their first album in eight years
April 20, 2022

Vinyl is Forever

Vinyl’s continued renaissance signifies more than music’s connective power
April 20, 2022

The Return of Oganookie at Kuumbwa

Legendary but mysterious, pioneering 1970s Santa Cruz Americana band stages rare reunion
April 6, 2022

Los Lobos Returns to the Rio

The East L.A. rockers’ are fresh off winning their fourth Grammy for ‘Native Sons'
April 6, 2022

Jesse Daniel Headlines the Catalyst

The Ben Lomond native moved to Texas three years ago, but still considers Santa Cruz home
March 30, 2022

Punk Legend Bob Mould Plays Solo at Felton Music Hall

How the Husker Du icon brought emotion, sincerity and dishwashing to punk rock.
March 23, 2022

Santa Cruz Chorale Performs Ukraine Benefit Concert

All proceeds will go directly to Save the Children’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.
March 16, 2022

Jake Nielsen Lives With Cerebral Palsy, Creates Award-Winning Music

The Aptos musician scored the Danny Awards’ ‘Fan Favorite’ honor, which he’ll receive Saturday at the New York City event.
March 16, 2022

Santa Cruz Expat Dan Bern Returns to Kuumbwa

Forced out by fallout from the CZU fires, the prolific singer-songwriter returns with several albums worth of new songs.
March 9, 2022

Osees Bring a Gumbo of Psychedelic Jams, Jazz Fusion and Stoner Rock to Cocoanut Grove

John Dwyer’s kinetic energy has propelled the L.A.-based group for over 20 years.
March 9, 2022

Santa Cruz Musician Ginny Mitchell to Celebrate Storied Career at Michael’s on Main

The local singer-songwriter will be joined by an all-star band for a genre-spanning show.
February 16, 2022

The Soul Rebels Brings a Slice of New Orleans to Felton Music Hall

The versatile brass octet goes from underground favorite to large-scale festival standout.
February 16, 2022

Circle Jerks’ Keith Morris on Reissues, Santa Cruz Connection

What did the punk legend think of that Camper Van Beethoven cover, anyway?
February 9, 2022

Meet the Real Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

Comedy blues genius and KPIG DJ returns to Santa Cruz as … himself.
February 2, 2022

Legendary Indie Rockers Built to Spill Return to the Rio

Frontman Doug Martsch has been Built to Spill’s one constant for 30 years
January 26, 2022

Snail Comes Together for Long-Delayed Reunion

The beloved Santa Cruz rockers to unearth a plethora of unreleased material
January 19, 2022

Ukulele Club of Santa Cruz Celebrates 20 Years

Since 2002, ‘UCSC’ has met nearly every third Thursday of the month
January 12, 2022

Singer-Songwriter Joan Osborne Brings Her Trio to the Rio

25 years into her career, the ’90s chart-topper is more comfortable on stage than ever
January 12, 2022

Jenny Don’t Goes From Punk to Country with the Spurs

Portland Americana group comes to Moe’s Alley
January 5, 2022

Acclaimed Indie Outfit Best Coast to Play Catalyst Atrium

Best Coast singer-songwriter Beth Cosentino’s new tunes are more personal than ever
December 29, 2021

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio Brings Jazz-Soul Fusion to Moe’s

Any time a Seattle funk, soul and jazz group needed an organ, Lamarr got the call
December 22, 2021

California Honeydrops Headline Back-to-Back Nights in Felton

The group’s live shows feature up to 10 players, including a horn section
December 15, 2021

Kelly Finnigan Brings Retro Soul, Coated in Mistletoe, to Moe’s Alley

Soul revival singer-songwriter and Monophonics lead singer Kelly Finnigan was sitting around one day listening to the Sacred Four’s old gospel-funk song “Someone’s Watching...
December 15, 2021

Santana Vocalist Andy Vargas to Host Benefit Show at the Rio

'Love is What We Need,’ featuring Ozomatli, to raise funds for kids pursuing an education in the arts
December 8, 2021

SoCal Folk Duo Mapache to Unleash a Bevy of New Tunes at Moe’s

The last time I spoke with Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch, the duo behind Mapache (Spanish for raccoon), was the day before their full-length...
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