Seabright Stringfest March 2nd

The 2nd annual Seabright Stringfest takes place this Saturday, March 2nd outdoors on the Seabright Brewery/Java Junction patio in Santa Cruz on. This day-long FREE event is a cavalcade of bands performing from 11 AM until midnight. The day begins with a kids' show…

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Double Shot Of Hawaiian Guitar March 1st

Friday, March 1st is the Day of The Hawaiian Guitars. Both Makana and Maunalua honor the traditional Hawaiian style and make it their own, performing at two locations. Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon are in the band Maunalua. Their…

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ZZ Ward Feb. 13

ZZ Ward's raw edge evokes blues greats such as Big Mama Thornton with a modern twist. Her "Eleven Roses" mixtape began to catch the public's attention when she sampled hip-hop beats over her bluesy vocals allowing for an explosive fusion of…

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Jim Malcolm Wed Jan 30th

Scottish singer-songwriter Jim Malcolm will be performing at Don Quixote's in Felton, CA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm. Former lead singer of the well-respected band Old Blind Dogs, Jim has been touring the world with his guitar and…

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John McCutcheon, Fri & Sat Jan 18th-19th

The Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King with a weekend of events centered around "The Power of Songs for Social Change." John McCutcheon will be in concert Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at the…

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Wake the Dead Fri, Jan 11th

The Wake the Dead band who are mostly from the SF Bay Area, blends traditional Celtic music played on acoustic instruments with the songs of the Grateful Dead. They'll be performing at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton, CA on Friday, January…

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Electronic Chart Toppers for December

Top Electronic Music for the last month of 2012 (in order) 1. Flying Lotus - Until The Quiet Comes; 2. Boys Noize - Out Of The Black; 3.Flume - Flume; 4. Lindstrom - Smalhans; 5. Daphni - Jiaolong. Music not enough? Want…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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CMJ 2012

In mid-October I had the privilege of attending the CMJ conference/concert marathon in New York City. There are over 1000 artists that play within 5 days, as well as conferences in the morning/early afternoon ranging from DJ tips to the ins and…

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Teada Sat Nov 24th

The Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay presents the Irish band Teada on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 7:30pm at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz, CA. Appearing at major music festivals around the world, Teada has now grown…

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2012: The Year of Ty

It's been one helluva year for San Francisco garage rock wonderkid Ty Segall. Ty's been rockin' all over the free world spreading his gospel of scuzzy psychedelic rock 'n' roll. This year Ty recorded and released three records of his…

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