Rock Charts – Second Week of May

Top 10: 1. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats 2. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island Self-Released 3. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface 4. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else Carpark-Mom And Pop 5. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust SUB POP 6. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray Castleface-Empty Cellar 7. WYE OAK – Shriek […]


Synapse(!) @ Club Kuumbwa

If you weren’t at Kuumbwa Jazz Center for progressive jazz-fusion group Synapse(!) last Saturday night, you surely missed out! The dynamic, sharp styling of saxophonist Nikki Mokover and trumpeter Nick Bianchini was backed by an amazing rhythm section; featuring percussion monster Jaime Sanchez, keyboardist Ittai Rosenbaum and bassist Robert Ross. Oliver Whitcroft provided live sampling […]


First City Festival Ticket Giveaway!

Monterey’s very own First City Festival is back, featuring a stacked line-up of 30+ musical acts including Beck, Phantogram, Cocorosie, and more! There will be a full carnival, complete with rides and games, and each ticket includes unlimited rides. You can also check out the USA Marketplace, where designers showcase their USA made goods, as well as the Beat Swap Meet, […]


Early May New RPM

Lots of new electronic dance/RPM music coming through the door at KZSC. Here’s ten for starters: 1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released 2. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu 3. RYAN HEMSWORTH – Guilt Trips / Last Gang 4. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic 5. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall […]


Stephen Stills May 8th

It’s the second name in “Crosby, STILLS, Nash & Young”; he’s a founding member of Buffalo Springfield and supreme solo artist. Stephen Stills is part of rock & roll history. He makes a rare appearance at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz to perform both acoustic and electric music. Stephen Stills plays Thursday, May 8th […]