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Live This Sunday: J. Lately & Rey Res

unnamedCome through and support local hip-hop talents J. Lately & Rey Res this weekend at the Catalyst! The MC duo will be backed by openers M-10, Champlu, Fabes, TANKBOYZ, and Amanda Leilani, as they continue along the west coast on their tour, Nice Dreams. Both channel that much loved Bay Area sound and sensibility, and the two have collaborated and shared the stage with respected Santa Cruz favorites such as Zumbi of Zion I and People Under The Stairs. Rey Res recently dropped a track, Nothin to Me, in promotion of the tour which features J. Lately that conveniently allows you to check out both artists.

Tune in this week for a chance to call in and win tickets to the show this Sunday, October 12.

 

Listen to Nothin to Me (feat. J. Lately) prod. by Dj Dahi here:

 

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Santa Cruz Music Festival Pre-Party Ticket Giveaway!

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The Santa Cruz Music Festival is back! With more than 92 hours of entertainment, 100+ performing acts, all engaging in seven venues in Downtown Santa Cruz, this event is set to surpass last years debut.

You can get a little taste of it at the Santa Cruz Music Festival Pre-Party and we’ve got tickets! This event will be held at the Catalyst on October 10-11. Artists to be featured include Far East Movement, THE GASLAMP KILLER, ill-esha, Thriftworks, Starkey and many more.

For a chance to win tickets to this jam-packed 2 day event, check out our ticket giveaway contest on our Facebook!

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Zion I Ticket Giveaway + Free Album

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Zion I, Oakland’s diverse underground kings, present a rare concert experience at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on Saturday October 4th, 2014. Zion I will be recording their upcoming album “The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia” with a full band at The Catalyst, featuring classics from their expansive catalog. The band, curated by piano prodigy Kev Choice, will re-envision and transform these standards into a unique and intimate space by incorporating elements of jazz and acoustic instrumentation. In addition, attendees will have their names recorded in the liner notes of the album as well as receiving the album digitally before it is available to the public, making this a truly collaborative experience for the artists and fans alike. For aficionados of Zion I and Hip Hop culture, this is an extraordinary opportunity to participate in and be a part of Bay Area musical history.

Make sure to tune in this week for a chance to win tickets to Zion I!

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TOKiMONSTA ticket giveaway

The TOKiMONSTA show is just around the corner! She will be playing at the Catalyst this Sunday, September 21. Tune in this weekend for a last chance to win a pair of tickets to her show. This will be in support of her new mini album DESIDERIUM, which drops September 23 as the first release on her new record label Young Art Records.

Stream and download the first release from her album, “Realla” feat. Anderson Paak, here:

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Upcoming Shows @ The Catalyst + Ticket Giveaways

Oh. My. God. Becky, look at this summer lineup at the Catalyst. Stay tuned next week for a chance to win tickets to Sir Mix-A-Lot, Opio, Shwayze, and more!

Here are the upcoming shows for the month of July:
7/10 – Through The Roots / Miss Lonely Hearts (Atrium)

7/11 – Bleeding Through

7/12 – Sin Sisters Burlesque

7/13 – Fountain of Bile

7/16 – Craft Spells

7/17  – The Native Sibling

7/18 – Wolves in the Throne Room / Sir Mix-A-Lot (Atrium)

7/19 – Shwayze / The Polyphonic Spree (Atrium)

7/20 – Opio / Free The Robots

7/ 22 – Sapient

7/23 – Rittz / Vultures At Arms Reach (Atrium)

7/24 – Jason Cruz & Howl

7/25 – Taj He Spit

7/26 – The Hold up / Stellar Corpses (Atrium)

7/27 – Castle

7/28 – Kevin Gates

7/31 – Xiu Xiu