The end of December is full of music events in the Santa Cruz area that you won’t want to miss. “Winter Solstice” which includes Barbara Higbie, Liz Story, Lisa Lynne, George Tortorelli and Aryeh Frankfurter is a holiday music event at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center Friday, December 21st that will surely make you feel festive. Sunday, December 23rd, check out the sophisticated modern jazz duo The Le Boeuf Brothers at Don Quixote’s in Felton, followed by the guitar stylings of Peppino D’Agostino on Thursday December 27th. Finally, head down to the Rio Theatre on December 29th or 30th to see the White Album Ensemble perform The Beatles’ “Revolver” and “Let it Be” albums note-for-note. More Beatles for New Years Eve with The Sun Kings at Don Quixote’s starting at 9 pm.
Galaxie 500 were one of the seminal groups in the canon of indie rock. Though the group disbanded in 1991, their songs will be brought back to life tonight at Don Quixote’s as the leader of the group, Dean Wareham, will perform songs off of the group’s three recently re-released full length records (1988′s Today, 1989′s On Fire and 1990′s This Is Our Music) starting around 9pm.
But before Dean and co. take the stage, you should tune in to KZSC tonight at 8:30pm to hear Dean, also the front man for dream pop group Luna and one half of the group Dean and Britta with his partner Britta Phillips, talk to The Rising Tide about the tour, how it feels to be playing these old songs, and what it means to be a cult indie rock hero.