February 28, 2024

Everything Under The Gun

What makes Militarie Gun interesting is their willingness to push the musical boundaries. While some of their songs lie within the realm of hardcore, many...


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February 21, 2024

Robert Fripp and David Singleton Talk Music

David Singleton is a composer, sound engineer, producer, author and...has “reluctantly managed” the innovative band King Crimson
February 21, 2024

Otoboke Beaver an Unhinged Experience

Otoboke Beaver creates tightly wound songs that blast through genres and time signatures like a tweaker shuffling Spotify. 
February 14, 2024

Matisyahu Brings the Heat

Millions and millions have seen the viral clip, but before now no one has heard the deeper story behind it...
February 14, 2024

Big, Big Business

...they’re a massively heavy band with seriously precise musicianship ...
February 7, 2024

Silversun Pickups Take Chances

The Pickups’ early work is predominantly in the shoegaze category... However, with each release they branched out into other genres of music
January 31, 2024

Going for Baroque

The 51st season of the acclaimed Santa Cruz Baroque Festival is upon us, and is already the stuff of legend.
January 31, 2024

David Wilcox — Guided Tour

While many artists express serious reservations about the Spotify music streaming platform ...David Wilcox has taken a different approach
January 31, 2024

The Kills Return to the Catalyst

There aren’t many bands who naturally ooze coolness quite like The Kills, the minimalist indie sleaze duo made up of Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince.
January 23, 2024

Urban Heat plays inaugural Santa Cruz gig

The goth synth wave trio Urban Heat descends upon Moe’s Alley...bringing their explosion of visceral energy and emotionally raw lyrics
January 23, 2024

Old Friends for Lacy

Talking with Lacy J. Dalton about her Jan. 28 benefit at Moe’s Alley for beloved Santa Cruz guitar player Jimmy Jackson and his wife...
January 10, 2024

Hot Lung

The singer for Santa Cruz hardcore acts, Fury 66 and The Deathless, is his usual calm and collected self. A punk turned spiritual teacher, Clements is open about his musical uncertainty, despite being a veteran in the scene.
December 6, 2023

Ramblin’ Jack at 92

If you ever have the opportunity to speak with folk legend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, you quickly learn how he earned the sobriquet “Ramblin’.” Ask him a question and you’ll get more than you bargained for.
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