Does a Body Good: Santa Cruz Music This Week


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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Funky Forecast: Santa Cruz Music This Week


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


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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Mardis Groovy: Santa Cruz Music This Week


Whether the worst of El Niño is over or we’re only in the eye of the storm, we’ve got some great weather and even better music coming to our lovely town this week. Plus, it’s Mardis Gras, so let’s throw some beads around and dance!   Monday, February 8 Aaron Neville Quintet ft. Charles Neville at The Rio…

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8 Tens @ Eight Theatre Festival Returns


Preparing the expanded 8 Tens @ Eight festival means finding great art from all over the world—and a top team of artists here in Santa Cruz By Wendy Mayer-Lochtefeld Culture watchers have been wringing their hands over our shrinking attention spans for many moons, but one plucky local theater company chose to embrace it long…

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