Rainbow

Rainbow Theater at UCSC

Rainbow Theater is more than just a theater collective. It is a powerful group that aims to break down cultural walls that exist within our community. This goal is accomplished with lectures, public workshops, and community outreach, not to mention their powerful performances. Check out this video and be sure to catch a Rainbow Theater performance  soon! Admission is free for UCSC students with ID and affordable for everyone else!

vertikal

Loud Rock Charts: 12/4

As the year slowly comes to a close, new releases will begin to shrink in size. However, that does not by any means represent the quality of the records. This week sees Cult of Luna’s newest record, Vertikal, on display, with the 2nd track off of the album currently up for stream here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/cult-of-luna-i-the-weapon-single-stream/. If the single is indicative of the entire album, it’s going to be one hell of a release.

1 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
2 CODE ORANGE KIDS Love Is Love/Return To Dust Deathwish

 

 

 

 

1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CRADLE OF FILTH The Manticore And Other Horrors Nuclear Blast
4 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
6 DORO Raise Your Fist Nuclear Blast
7 ANAAL NATHRAKH Vanitas Candlelight
8 HEARTIST Nothing You Didn’t Deserve [EP] Roadrunner
9 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
10 AUGUST BURNS RED Sleddin’ Hill: A Holiday Album Solid State

2 Door Cinema

Two Door Cinema Club Dec. 5th

Last year I fell head over heels for Two Door Cinema Club’s album, Tourist History. Loaded with the electro-pop dance grooves I was looking for in a band, Tourist History was high energy and infectious, making it impossible to not want to groove along. Needless to say it set the bar pretty high for a followup album. Now available, Beacon expands our expectations of the musical range of TDCC.  Find out for yourself when Two Door Cinema Club plays The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday, December 5th.  Showtime is 8 pm.

They’re also part of “Not So Silent Night” with Jack Black, Metric, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem Friday, December 7th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.  Bursting with music, this show begins at 6 pm and will sell out soon.

King Lollipop

King Lollipop & Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT

 

Tonight, if you happen to pass by the Jury Room, you will hear the ruckus of people getting down to King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop, Oakland music staples. The show at The Jury Room starts at 9:00PM with Santa Cruz local bands Slumber Party and The Wild Ones opening for Peach Kelli Pop and King Lollipop.

Peach Kelli Pop

 

King Lollipop

Catch an interview with King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT at 7PM before their show at the Jury Room, should be a hoot! And don’t forget to catch them at the Jury Room tonight at 9PM!

rolling stones w/mick taylor

The Rolling Stones at 50

Celebrating 50 years as a band, The Rolling Stones played an incredible night at London’s O2. Bringing out favorites from five decades, they proved to be still able to rock it. Here’s a sample: an extended version of “Midnight Rambler” featuring former 70′s Stones lead guitarist Mick Taylor.