Monday, March 28
Local Rock ‘n Roll Sampler at The Blue Lagoon
A regular rock smorgasbord is going down at The Blue Lagoon this Monday with some familiar local noise makers. Whether you’re feelin’ some prog or surf rock, garage, post-punk or just some good old fashioned rock ‘n roll, Arrows, Night Dive, The Kinky Fingers, and The Rich Hands have all those bases covered and then some. As usual, this one is easy on the pockets, only $1.25 per band (we did the math).
$5 at the door. Show at 9pm.
Tuesday, March 29
Unearth at The Catalyst
Normally you don’t see a band that has played to a crowd of 200,000 people, with a mosh pit the size of a football field, at an 850 person local venue, but this is Santa Cruz and we don’t really do “normal” all that well anyways, so why start now? Unearth hit the scene in 1998 and became the first band to skillfully combine hardcore and metal, effectively creating the genre of metal-core. They’ve since toured the country and played at the first ever Ozzfest as well as the storied Sound of the Underground Tour. If you like it loud, this is for you.
$17 at the door/$14 in advance. Show at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, March 30
Pimps of Joytime at Moe’s Alley
Get ready to groove, because one of the funkiest bands this side of New Orleans is back in Santa Cruz for one night only at Moe’s Alley. Pimps of Joytime pull inspiration from funk, 90’s house music, 60’s salsa dancing, and everything in between. Their live show is known for being one of the most electric vibes out there and has taken them to festivals all over the world, so catch them while they’re here.
$15 in advance/$20 at the door. Show at 8pm.
Wednesday, March 30
The Bag Raiders at The Catalyst Main Stage
While you may not have noticed it, you’ve probably enjoyed the catchy, bouncy, and pop inspired electronic tunes from The Bag Raiders, because they are EVERYWHERE. Since they hit the scene from down under in 2006, their elevator music has been featured in clubs, shopping malls, and even on restaurant playlists. With a huge catalog of their own music, as well as a well respected remix repertoire, these guys are known for having a few live tricks up their sleeve. Get after it.
$18 in advance/$20 at the door. Show at 9pm
Thursday, March 31
Eve of Eden at The Crepe Place
These guys are a special kind of local group. While they might be new in name, they have decades of talent and music industry roots that run deep. Aliza Hava is the captain of this ship. After recording her first album ten years ago, she’s maintained her industry contacts and has been working with Grammy-nominated producers to perfect the sound for her newest project, Eve of Eden. The sound is a little bit country with some Americana roots, with a whole lotta soul. Catch them at The Crepe Place this Thursday night before they blow up.
$8 at the door. Show at 9pm