Does a Body Good: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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Quick and Easy! Nutritional Show Recipe for Week of February 29th: 1 up-and-coming hip-hop game changer 2 acoustic talents 1 whole, organic weird and intriguing psychedelic experience Sprinkle in local rockers to taste. Enjoy.   Monday, February 29 Goldlink at The Catalyst Main Stage Goldlink is a prime example of how the Internet has flipped…

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The Dive Bar Guide

The Dive Team completes its investigation of Brady's Yacht Club. (Photo by Chip Scheuer)

Let’s open with a few simple parameters, beginning with what makes a dive. It usually boils down to good drink prices and friendly people. Pool tables, dartboards, a jukebox and a slightly smoky atmosphere don’t hurt a bit. A good dive usually has more grumpy old men than the Sentinel’/i>s online comments page. And while occasional live music is allowed, the diveyness of the bar itself must remain the top attraction.

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Funky Forecast: Santa Cruz Music This Week

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The musical forecast this week: A little bit of everything, with some big names visiting our little beach town to perform in some intimate settings. Start off your week with a groovy, mellow vibe and end it wild and sweaty.   Monday, February 15 Matisyahu at The Catalyst Club Atrium Long before “King Without a Crown” was…

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Master Mindcrime: Interview with Geoff Tate

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Geoff Tate is no stranger to the spotlight. During his time as the frontman and mastermind behind the powerhouse group Queensryche, he churned out fifteen albums and was nominated for three Grammys and five MTV Music Video Awards, for which he won Viewers Choice. From 1984 until 2011, Queensryche was one of the top progressive…

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