This talented 11th generation Sufi singer followed custom and tradition; he was trained at a young age by his father. After working with many different musicians while touring around the world, Ali Khan has skillfully blended Western influences into his traditional Sufi and classical Hindustani training. Now embarking upon his Bay Area Laaj Tour, Ali Khan will be at The 418 Project in downtown Santa Cruz Saturday, November 16th at 7 pm. If you are an alert KZSC world music show listener, you might just win a pair of tickets…stay tuned!
Raise your Satan Horns, because IT’S TIME TO ROCK! There is a Thanksgiving bounty of ridiculously good shows lined up in November, including one in Santa Cruz!
Thee Parkside in San Francisco on November 7th: Doors @ 9:00pm – Scale the Summit, The Reign of Kindo, Jolly
Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on November 14th: Doors @ 8:00pm – 65daysofstatic, Caspian, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on November 21st: Doors @ 6:00pm – Veil of Maya, STRUC/TURES, Northlane, Vildhjarta, Here Comes the Kraken
There is no shortage of festivals to attend in the summertime. With so many to choose from it’s impossible to go to everything; especially with the prices they’re asking these days. You’ve got to be a smart festival shopper to make sure you get the most out of your hard earned cash. On Saturday July 13th the 3rd Annual Phono del Sol: Music and Food Festival will take place at Potrero Del Sol park in San Francisco. The lineup is stacked with a variety of local and out of the area acts to choose from. KZSC favorites Thee Oh Sees, Bleached, Radiation City, and Cool Ghouls are on a bill bolstered by many more. Bonus: they’ve got a pretty sweet group discount! Tell your friends, save some coin and plan to spend a nice Saturday in the park about a week after the fourth of July. Check out the full lineup at phonodelsoul.com and keep your radio, computer and smart phone locked to the Great 88 all summer long.
Harry & The Hit Men will be performing at Moe’s Alley (Santa Cruz, CA) on Saturday, June 16th! With their motown-esque hits, Harry & The Hit Men bring psychedelic dance music along with a little bit of classic soul. Covering tracks such as Jackie Wilson’s Higher and Higher, Smokey Robinson’s Tears of a Clown, and Martha Reeves and the Vandella’s Heatwave, these guys will keep you dancing all night long! Joining the Hit Men will be Bay Area locals The California Honeydrops who bring a fusion of New Orleans jazz, soul and blues. If you love soul, dancing, and an all around good time, this is not a show you want to miss!
Local folk musicians and friends of KZSC Tumbleweed Wanderers and The Weatherveins will sharing the bill at The Crepe Place. Based in the Bay Area, Tumbleweed Wanderers are currently touring up and down the West Coast with new music. The Weatherveins are a group comprised of UC Santa Cruz students who share a love of acoustic music. Come check out an evening of angelic tones and fresh folk at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz Friday, May 4th.
Get excited! (((FolkYEAH!))) Presents is bringing big names to Santa Cruz in April including:
MAZZY STAR at the Coconut Grove Ballroom on Tuesday, April 10th
tUnE-yArDs at the Rio Theatre and M. WARD with fIREHOSE at the Coconut Grove Ballroom both on Thursday, April 12th
REAL ESTATE at the Catalyst Atrium on Monday, April 23rd
More info about their Santa Cruz & Bay Area events is available at their website.