This past Sunday was an exciting day for a few of us music-loving adventurers. There was an outdoor afternoon show at the Crystal Palace (our friends listed in the title) followed by a ridiculously fun show at the RC4NV (Ty Segall, Green Flash and Hermit Convention). Tromping through town with a musical suntan is just the right thing for the end of summer.
Aside from Matador playing at Subrosa tonight, we have another great show going on. Apparently Wednesday is the new Caturday. Two of KZSC’s own will be playing at this show: Scott of Dose of Thunder and Stories Often Told is (part of) Palm Yard. And Lee, DJ of Louder Than Bombs and Wandering Stars is in Acid Tapestries. The other two groups are incroyable, of course. So tonight! Support local music and take your pick!
The Roundup Pt 1:
The Roundup Pt 2: here
I’m very excited to announce that our good friends Matador will be playing another show, this Wednesday (tomorrow!) at the Subrosa cafe downtown (next to the Bike Church). You may have heard them live on Cabinet of Curiosities or Condition 11:11 or more recently on Up the Folk. They’re one of my favorite local bands and I’m very excited that they’re reunited for this show. They spent the past few months being apart from eachother, and it’s been hard on us all. A basic description of their sound? Beautiful. Violin, geetar, boy/girl vocals and some Polish shouting for good measure. You can check out some of their stuff at their myspace (and you should). This is bound to be a great show, and at $5 in the middle of the week, you can’t go wrong.
Support local music (support good music) come out to this show!
James Rabbit (Santa Cruz)
Sundance Kids (Olympia, WA)
Margy Pepper (Olympia, WA)
Pet Dander (Santa Cruz)
Show starts at 7pm at The Church – 429 Pennsylvania Ave.
Come out, support the local music scene!
For those of you looking to avoid being a fireworks spectator but looking to have a good time on our beloved all-American holiday tomorrow, there’s a show that’ll satisfy your need to get out and get down (boogie boogie, etc).
STEPHEN STEINBRINK (PHOENIX, AZ)
charmingly, sweet fireside folk!!
FOOT OX (PORTLAND, OR)
stringy singy folky fun from noiseboy teague and friendz !!
STARBURST CRYSTAL ENSEMBLE (LONG BEACH)
rootsy folky singy songy, shits deep
JOYCE MANOR (LONG BEACH)
wah wah wah! yeah yeah yeah!
ROUNDABOUT (SANTA CRUZ)
get sucked into a dizzyingly fun shredfest!!
SAN NARCISCO (SANTA CRUZ)
angst has never sounded better
HERMIT CONVENTION (SANTA CRUZ)
bass loops yeah!
The show starts at 5pm at 126 Ponderosa Ct here in Santa Cruz. Please bring donations for touring bands!
For those of you lucky enough to be romping around Santa Cruz for the summer, there are some great live music shows popping up all over the place. Here at KZSC we’ll try to keep you updated on any music events that you really should be attending.
SHOWS! You love them, we love them. Come out, feel good, support your local music scene. Out of these three shows, there’s something for everyone (catch me at the sweetest one on the list). Need more info? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s the local music forecast for the next few days:
First up is a sweaty sweaty dance show at the Crepe Place this Sunday. If you’re tired of DDR and hate riding bikes, get a nighttime is LA-time dance workout with local dance band Sheena. Openers TPF! and locals Moon Cadillac will warm you up oh so good. Show starts at 9pm and is $8.
Then on Monday at The Bike Church get cute, have fun, dance jingle jingle dance. Local garage fuzz masters Palm Yard will be there to help swoon you straight into summer. Opening is Razz M’ Tazz (oh my god they’re cute, have keyboards and are from Olympia.) and Socks & Sandals (members of Hail Seizures). This will probably be one of the most good natured shows of your life. Plus, it’s at The Bike Church. We love the Bike Church. Show starts at 6pm and probably requires some sort of friendly donation (read: cupcakes).
Hold tight ’till Wednesday when the beautiful San Francisco folk for the win band Port O’Brien will be playing with gorgeous orchestral dream band The Devotionals at the Crepe Place. Show is at 9pm, $10.