Review: Nahko and Medicine for the People continue the conversation in Santa Cruz

Nahko and Medicine For The People  (photo: Joshua Huver) Last weekend on Saturday October 22 and Sunday October 23, Nahko and Medicine for the People brought their Hoka: A Call To Action tour to The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Using the music and the opportunity of the stage to petition the crowd for social and environmental justice has become the norm for the Portland-based group. Joining Nahko on stage Sunday was long-time band mates Chase Makai on lead guitar, Patricio “Pato” Labarca on bass, and Justin Chittams on drums. Since I last caught Medicine for the People, they have added [...]

Nahko Bear gives an interview from the back of a horse before Santa Cruz dates

Nahko and Medicine For The People are in the midst of one of their largest headlining tours since forming in 2008 in Portland, Oregon. ext week, following a Friday headlining spot at Hangtown Music Festival in Placerville, Nahko Bear and his band will play Saturday and Sunday October 22 and 23 at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz. Saturday is sold out, but tickets are still available for Sunday. This tour comes on the heels of a coming of age for Nahko Bear, exhibited in his band's sophomore LP and SideOneDummy debut album Hoka. 'Hoka' is a Lakota word, an indigenous tribe from [...]

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