The Silhouette Era premieres new single “Jaded Summer”

The Silhouette Era have a big week ahead of them beginning with today’s premiere of "Jaded Summer," just a few days before the release of their self-titled EP on [...]

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Genre-blending band boostive returns home to Santa Cruz

A trifecta of feel-good sounds is coming to Moe's Alley tonight, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. The night features Santa Cruz original boostive at the intimate and rambunctious venue, offering [...]

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Bands In Portrait: Moon Daze

Florie Maschmeyer knew immediately what to do when Vela Eyes disbanded in February of 2017. “I was really ready to start another band. It was the next day. I [...]

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    ‘Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits’ screening tour stops twice in the Bay

‘Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits’ screening tour stops twice in the Bay

What ever happened to the Slits?

It's a question that was asked and will be answered in the Slits' documentary Here to be Heard: The Story of The Slits. [...]

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Photos: The Town Howlers at the Starry Plough

The Town Howlers (photo: William Wayland)

Words by William Wayland

The Town Howlers have been playing for the Northern California bluegrass community since 2014.

This month, the band officially released their debut album [...]

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Beyond The Bay: Jay Som at Oslo in London

Jay Som (photo: Robert Alleyne)

One of our favorites from the Bay, Melina Duterte — better known by her stage name Jay Som — tore up the stage in London at Oslo on [...]

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    Sponsored: Civic Center Commons celebrates summer with Third Thursdays

Sponsored: Civic Center Commons celebrates summer with Third Thursdays

Summer is block party season, and Civic Center has a hot one lined up for this Thursday.

Civic Center Commons — the public spaces around the Civic Center area in [...]

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Photos: ‘The Empire Strips Back’ at the Warfield

The Empire Strips Back (photo: Jon Bauer)

The Empire Strips Back bills itself as a “Star Wars burlesque” show that first began in 2011. The creators are taking their show on a [...]

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    The Brothers Comatose delivers new album of ‘Ink, Dust, and Luck’

The Brothers Comatose delivers new album of ‘Ink, Dust, and Luck’

"Sugar won't you come home and make me sweet."

That's the hook that the lead singer of The Brothers Comatose, Ben Morrison, sings in a duet with folk singer Nicki [...]

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    What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 15 – 17

What’s Happening This Weekend? A Guide To Shows Around The Bay, June 15 – 17

Friday, June 15
Hickey Fest @ Leggett, CA
A fantastic bang for your buck as far as festivals go, $140 or less gets you an avalanche of mostly-local talent and some [...]

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    Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Premiere: Wax Statues keep it simple on “It Was All A Dream”

Words by Sarah Leighton

When hit with the news that two of the four members of the Singing Limbs had moved out of the Bay, lead singer Cam Gibbons and [...]

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    Fat Tony releases “Put It Back” featuring producer Bobby Renz

Fat Tony releases “Put It Back” featuring producer Bobby Renz

Nigerian-American rapper Fat Tony, AKA Anthony Lawson Jude Ifeanyichukwu Obiawunaotu, recently dropped his single "Put It Back" featuring Text Me writer and producer Bobby Renz.

Fat Tony, who now resides [...]

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