MOON BLOCK presents several music + art festivals a year including DESERT DAZE, BEYOND THE WITCHING HOUR, & MOON BLOCK PARTY. Each event is curated, organized, and built from the ground up by a group of close friends and a growing collective of musicians and artists from Los Angeles and beyond including members of JJUUJJUU, Deap Vally, Fever the Ghost, + more.
Once described as a ‘psychedelic bootcamp’, Desert Daze returns for its fourth annual appearance, bringing with it an amazing lineup to create this magical experience once again. Desert Daze will be featuring performances from Warpaint, DIIV, Chelsea Wolfe, Bass Drum of Death, and much more! It will be held at the Sunset Ranch Oasis in Mecca, CA on Saturday, May 2.
Tune in this week for a chance to win tickets to Desert Daze Festival! Keep an eye out for upcoming Facebook and Instagram giveaways.
The 4th Annual Seabright Stringfest (Santa Cruz, CA) kicks off with a square dance Friday evening, April 24th, called by Erik Hoffman with music by the Earl White Stringband and The Percolators at the Market St. Theatre. Free concerts that feature 12 bands playing Appalachian string band, bluegrass, blues, Celtic and other traditional string music from around the world continues on Saturday, Apr 25th from 11am-10:30pm at the Seabright Brewery patio, with concurrent directed indoor jamming in the adjacent Java Junction Coffee House from 9:30am-6pm. The fourth Sunday of the month bluegrass and old-time jam session at Ocean View Park follows on April 26th starting at 1pm and continuing until people are worn out. Schedule and details are at fiddlersjam.com. Tune in to KZSC for “Backroads” on Sundays 12-2pm and “Ramblin’ Round” on Wednesdays 2-4pm to hear more acoustic string music.
Jordan Morris is an actor who has also written for the Comedy Central show @midnight and Fuel TV’s The Daily Habit. Jesse Thorn, “America’s Radio Sweetheart” hosts National Public Radio’s Bullseye show. He also leads Maximum Fun, a growing network of more than twenty podcasts, including Lady to Lady, hosted by comedians Barbara Gray, Brandie Posey and Tess Barker, an international quiz show hosted by television personality Dave Holmes, and a show hosted by the Daily Show’s John Hodgman.
Tickets are already available and going fast. The doors open at 8:30 pm at 320 Cedar Street, and the show starts at 9 pm.
More information is available in this UCSC news article by Scott Rappaport.
At the beginning of every quarter at UCSC, I always create a list. On this list are all the shows that are coming up during that quarter that I know I just have to see. On March 13th as I took the overcrowded 16 bus down from Crown College to the forsaken depths of the Santa Cruz Metro Center and crossed the streets to the Catalyst, there was one last concert I had to cross of my list. It was a concert to perfectly wrap up the Winter quarter at UCSC. That concert was A Place to Bury Strangers.
- Quasimoto (Ka•wah•zee•moh•toe)February 5, 2016 - 4:17 pm
- KZSC Presents Surfer Blood & CayucasFebruary 4, 2016 - 10:32 pm
- Feb 4: Hawaiian Musical Greats at The Rio TheatreFebruary 2, 2016 - 11:58 am
- Nottz: RawJanuary 27, 2016 - 4:09 pm
- The Donkeys and Jackie Zealous at The Crepe Place 1/28January 26, 2016 - 5:52 pm