Musical KR3TURE: Interview with Krikor Andonian

Krikor Andonian aka KR3TURE

Santa Cruz-based multi-instrumentalist and producer Krikor Andonian has been a part of several successful local projects, including now-dissolved audiafauna and the subsequent feral fauna. His ethereal and fluid themes combined with his own self-taught production style creates a very unique and rich musical signature. However, for the better part of the last decade, he has focused…

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Halloween Events in Santa Cruz

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Santa Cruz can be pretty weird (in a good way), so it shouldn’t come as a suprise that the locals pull out all the stops for Halloween. Case in point: the myriad of spook-tacular events happening between now and All Hallow’s Eve. Between carnivals, parades, and more costume contests than you can shake a broomstick…

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Perfect Timing: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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It’s difficult to determine how long a pumpkin will last once it’s been carved. A variety of factors are at play, including local weather conditions, pumpkin skin thickness, and carve design. Estimates range from as low as 48 hours to as high as two weeks. How are you supposed to decide when to make the…

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No Treble: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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Whether it’s an ocean-inspired DJ set, a legendary funk ensemble, or two opposite ends of the hip-hop spectrum, any show you choose this week is going to come with a healthy side of bass. Be sure to come ready to bounce around and get down—with proper ear protection, of course. How low can you go?  …

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Almost Famous: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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The silver screen has given us plenty of iconic Rock God moments. Our favorites are Billy Cruddup yelling, “I am a golden god!” moments before jumping off a roof in Almost Famous and when Mark Wahlberg’s character in Rock Star forgot which city his wife lived in—“This is Seattle?!” While they may seem a little ridiculous…

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The City of Santa Cruz Turns 150!

City of Santa Cruz celebrates 150 Years

On October 1, the City of Santa Cruz will celebrate its 150th Anniversary with a huge beach party on Main Beach. The Beach Party, which will go from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m., offers a great family-friendly opportunity to come out and celebrate the wonderful Santa Cruz community. Down the beach, past the Boardwalk’s stage,…

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