Rainbow Theater at UCSC

Rainbow Theater is more than just a theater collective. It is a powerful group that aims to break down cultural walls that exist within our community. This goal is accomplished with lectures, public workshops, and community outreach, not to mention their powerful performances. Check out this video and be sure to catch a Rainbow Theater performance  soon! Admission is free for UCSC students with ID and affordable for everyone else!

Loud Rock Charts: 12/4

As the year slowly comes to a close, new releases will begin to shrink in size. However, that does not by any means represent the quality of the records. This week sees Cult of Luna’s newest record, Vertikal, on display, with the 2nd track off of the album currently up for stream here: http://www.metalhammer.co.uk/news/cult-of-luna-i-the-weapon-single-stream/. If the single is indicative of the entire album, it’s going to be one hell of a release.

1 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
2 CODE ORANGE KIDS Love Is Love/Return To Dust Deathwish

 

 

 

 

1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CRADLE OF FILTH The Manticore And Other Horrors Nuclear Blast
4 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
6 DORO Raise Your Fist Nuclear Blast
7 ANAAL NATHRAKH Vanitas Candlelight
8 HEARTIST Nothing You Didn’t Deserve [EP] Roadrunner
9 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
10 AUGUST BURNS RED Sleddin’ Hill: A Holiday Album Solid State

Closet Free Radio 12/03/12

Live show with an update on Mallory Owens, follow-up on World AIDS Days, updates on marriage and equality, and community calendar and announcements.

Two Door Cinema Club Dec. 5th

Last year I fell head over heels for Two Door Cinema Club’s album, Tourist History. Loaded with the electro-pop dance grooves I was looking for in a band, Tourist History was high energy and infectious, making it impossible to not want to groove along. Needless to say it set the bar pretty high for a followup album. Now available, Beacon expands our expectations of the musical range of TDCC.  Find out for yourself when Two Door Cinema Club plays The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz Wednesday, December 5th.  Showtime is 8 pm.

They’re also part of “Not So Silent Night” with Jack Black, Metric, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, The Gaslight Anthem Friday, December 7th at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.  Bursting with music, this show begins at 6 pm and will sell out soon.

King Lollipop & Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT

 

Tonight, if you happen to pass by the Jury Room, you will hear the ruckus of people getting down to King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop, Oakland music staples. The show at The Jury Room starts at 9:00PM with Santa Cruz local bands Slumber Party and The Wild Ones opening for Peach Kelli Pop and King Lollipop.

Peach Kelli Pop

 

King Lollipop

Catch an interview with King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT at 7PM before their show at the Jury Room, should be a hoot! And don’t forget to catch them at the Jury Room tonight at 9PM!

Punch Brothers Fri Nov 30th

From New York City, The Punch Brothers with Chris Thile will be in concert Friday, November 30, 2012 at 8pm at the  Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, CA. Rooted in the rhythmic structure of bluegrass, these four virtuosic musicians take their original acoustic music and songs to an edgier, energetic fusion with elements of classical music, pop, indie-rock, and jazz. The band features Chris Thile (mandolin and vocals), who recently received a no-strings $500,000 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship, giving him the freedom to pursue whatever he wants for the next five years! The other band members include Gabe Witcher (fiddle), Noam Pikelny (banjo), Chris Eldridge (guitar), and Paul Kowert (bass).