Y2K Live Looping Festival Returns Oct 17-24

Y2K Live Looping Festival

Audio/video artist Albert Mathias headlines the Y2K Live Looping Festival as stRiCtLy AlBeRt. PHOTO: George Wilshire   “I never would’ve become a multi-instrumentalist if it wasn’t for looping,” exclaims Rick Walker. “Every year I continue to add a new paradigm.” The talented and eccentric artist is discussing his Y2K Live Looping Festival, which runs from October 17-24 throughout…

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Santa Cruz Music’s Americana Roots

Marty O'Reilly Santa Cruz Americana musician

“Americana” isn’t an easy genre to define. It can be folk, country, rock, bluegrass, blues or jazz—and usually involves a mixture of those genres. At heart, though, it’s simply American roots music, and over the last few years, it’s risen to the top of the Santa Cruz music scene. These days, several of the most…

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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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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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