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 a sure-fire way to cruise into the middle of the week. The show will open with the seven-member Los Angeles band TV Broken 3rd Eye Open. With a difficult-to-pigeonhole sound, TV Broken combines psychedelia-infused afro funk, jazz, groove, Indian, folk, blues, and even spaghetti western circus cabaret. While they're kicking off the Santa Cruz show, the group is headlining most of their nearly dozen dates with boostive this month. As if [...]

The Bay Abridged: July 20 – Aug 2

(illustration: Cassidy Miller) In this recurring feature known as The Bay Abridged, our staff writers provide short, witty recaps on shows they attended around the Bay Area. A scene check, a heat check, and sometimes more — stop by every other Wednesday for the most comprehensive and concise recap of the Bay Area concert scene. Boostive, Gene Evaro Jr., Salami Rose Joe Louis’ Band Of Science at Bocci’s Cellar (SC) July 21. When the long-time Santa Cruz dub, break, and chill-hop party band Boostive announced they were going to relocate to SoCal, some people took it harder than others — [...]

Boostive bids Santa Cruz farewell tomorrow

On Thursday, July 21, the family-style band that backs the eccentric Gene Evaro Jr. will be joining Santa Cruz-based Boostive at Bocci's Cellar in his hometown. Boostive is a hip-hop blend of experimental dub outfit with shifting lineups and no less than seven people on stage at once. Following a springtime appearance at Serenity Gathering, a festival experience held around the spring equinox in Joshua Tree, Boostive has plans to relocate to the SoCal end of the spectrum. Helping see them off proper is current Joshua Tree resident Gene Evaro Jr. Evaro, a multi-instrumentalist who takes over lead vox and on-stage inspiration is [...]

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