Rock the Boat: Santa Cruz Music This Week


One day late but zero shows short. Get rocked this week in shades of southern folk, surf pop and Philly flare.   Wednesday, January 27 Royal Holland EP release show at The Blue Lagoon Coming all the way from Newport, Kentucky to Santa Cruz is Royal Holland, the stage project of singer songwriter Matt Mooney – a rock tinged…

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Let’s Dance: Santa Cruz Music This Week


Another beautifully diverse week of music coming at you, even if it is tinged with a hint of Bowie-less sadness. Get out there and dance about it. Wednesday, January 13 Surfer Blood at The Catalyst Formerly everyone’s favorite obscure indie band, the West Palm Beach based Surfer Blood has come a long way since 2009.…

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Q&A: Comedian Sammy Obeid

Sammy Obeid has the world record for most consecutive days of playing comedy shows.

Sammy Obeid decided two years ago to do stand-up comedy for 1,000 consecutive days. If all goes according to plan (no panic attacks, measles, etc.), his Tuesday show at the Blue Lagoon will be number 829. The show is part of a new weekly comedy showcase hosted by local comedian DNA. We caught up with Obeid on the phone before a show at the Laugh Factory in Long Beach, Calif.

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