Music

Upcoming (((folkYEAH!))) shows: spring edition

February 26, 2014

I always get a little excited when the latest newsletter from show promoters (((folkYEAH!))). Check out some of the upcoming shows in Santa Cruz County. Shannon and the Clams at Moe’s Alley, March 19. S&tC is from Oakland and the sound is basically like a nouveau take on old-style 1960s girl groups but with a…

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Vinyl sale at KZSC

November 22, 2013
Vinyl sale at KZSC

How could I neglect to put this in the weekend events roundup? Never mind, it deserves its own post. UC Santa Cruz radio station KZSC is hosting its annual ultimate music sale tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.       From their site: “What could be better than being surrounded by music and the…

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Upcoming shows in Santa Cruz County: The Fall 2013 edition

October 10, 2013

A new season means a new array of live shows to go to! Here’s a peak at what’s coming up in the next several weeks in terms of live music in Santa Cruz County. (Eds note: This is by no means an all-inclusive list; just a selection that caught our eye.) Oct. 10 In honor…

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Monterey Jazz Festival – the best music festival in the world?

September 17, 2013

Ryan Ritchie of the SF Weekly posits that the Monterey Jazz Festival may be the best music festival in the world.   The reasons he cites include seating, bathrooms and jazz. Oh, and this: 4. The Weed Area There’s no music more suited for weed than jazz, but like ‘Nam and bowling, there are rules…

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Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators comes to Don Quixote’s

August 20, 2013
Roky Erickson of the 13th Floor Elevators comes to Don Quixote’s

Roky Erickson, pioneer of psychedelic rock and co-founder of the seminal band the 13th Floor Elevators, is coming to Don Quixote’s in Felton Wednesday. Trivia: Apparently Janis Joplin considered joining the 13th Floor Elevators but instead decided to go to San Francisco. The show starts at 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance, $33 at the…

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Santa Cruz Music Night at the Museum of Art and History

August 14, 2013
Santa Cruz Music Night at the Museum of Art and History

The Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History continues its 3rd Friday series with Santa Cruz Music Night this week. The event will showcase local music in all aspects, including demos by a ukelele club, outdoor performances in Abbott Square and musical art projects. The museum’s current participatory performance artist in residence, Lanier Sammons, will…

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Documentary about Rogue Wave drummer screening tonight in downtown Santa Cruz

July 25, 2013

If you’re not checking out VaNa MaZi tonight at the Poet and Patriot or the Coffee Zombie Collective at Don Quixotes, you might want to stroll over to the Felix Kulpa Gallery downtown this evening. Streetlight Records Santa Cruz will be sponsoring a showing of the “D-Tour,” a documentary about Rogue Wave drummer Pat Spurgeon’s time…

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VaNa MaZi brings Eastern European-inspired folk rock to Santa Cruz

July 24, 2013
VaNa MaZi brings Eastern European-inspired folk rock to Santa Cruz

Folks walking down Pacific Avenue yesterday were treated to the sounds of Austin-based VaNa MaZi, who will be playing at the Poet and the Patriot Thursday night. The band has a unique Eastern European-inspired sound, sort of like gypsy folk, complete with a tuba and an accordion. As the daughter of an accordion player, I…

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Coffee Zombie Collective in the Santa Cruz Weekly

June 27, 2013

The Weekly has a feature profile this week of one of my personal favorites in town, the Coffee Zombie Collective. The band is frequently seen performing at local farmers markets, bringing with them a unique style of covers that’s entertaining for all ages. It’s not often you hear pop songs by the likes of Britney…

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Amy Winehouse tribute band at the Crepe Place Friday

April 15, 2013

Well this is interesting. Back to Black, a Fresn0-based band, will be playing a show at the Crepe Place Friday night. It’s an all Amy Winehouse cover band and it’s complete with a beehive-coifed singer. They’ll be playing with The Bang Girl Group Revue and Skinny Ricky and the Casual Encounters. Tickets are $8 for…

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