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Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rap/Hip Hop
Dilated Peoples
With just a few (mostly underground) releases, Dilated Peoples have energized the rap underground in similar fashion to fellow West Coast crew Jurassic 5. The duo of Evidence and Rakaa came together in the mid-'90s, when they met at many of the same hip-ho...
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 4/28/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rap/Hip Hop
E-40
E-40 is a hip-hop artist from California.
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 4/28/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
The Unlikely Candidates
The Unlikely Candidates are a five-piece indie band from Fort Worth, Texas.
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 4/28/17 at 9pm
Music: Acoustic, Blues, Live Music in Bar/Club, World
Vieux Farka Toure
The son and torchbearer of West African musical icon Ali Farka Touré, Malian guitarist and singer Vieux Farka Touré has more than filled his father’s shoes, concocting his own hybrid style that radiates with “joyful audacity” (The New York Times). With an ...
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 4/28/17 at 7pm
Music: Alternative, Folk, Rock
The White Buffalo
The White Buffalo, fronted by singer Jake Smith, is an Americana band. Smith's amazing vocal range, paired with bandmates Matt Lynott (drums) and Tommy Andrews (bass), pays homage to the tough-charging, hard-drinking artists that have preceded him.
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 4/28/17 at 8:30pm-11pm
Music: Acoustic, Bluegrass, Latin/Salsa, Live Music in Bar/Club, Swing
The Bills
These five Juno-nominated virtuoso performers from Victoria, British Columbia, take Canadian eclecticism to the next level. Their sets are an "acoustic explosion" of old-time, bluegrass, swing, klezmer, Brazilian, Caribbean, Spanish and other European stra...
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA

Sat 4/29/17 at 7:30pm
Music: Blues
Elvin Bishop
A good time romp…raucous blues with high-energy soloing, mixtures of careening slide and razor-edged bursts, all delivered with unflagging enthusiasm and wit.” – Rolling Stone “Rousing, down-home, feel-good music…spunky rhythms and razor-sharp slide…Bis...
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA

Sat 4/29/17 at 8pm-10pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Reggae
Harrison Stafford & The Professor Crew
Stafford, the lyricist and lead singer for the Groundations, is also known as "Professor" to those who took his class on the history of reggae at Sonoma State University. He first released an album under that name in 2011.
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

Sat 4/29/17 at 9pm
Music: Club Music, Dance Club, Dance/House, Electronic, Rap/Hip Hop
Minnesota
Christian Bauhofer, known by his fans as his party-crushing alter ego, Minnesota, is a producer and DJ heralding from Santa Cruz, Calif. He has been lighting up venues across the country with his frantic energy and pounding bass.
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Sat 4/29/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
Traitors
The sludge/deathcore band was, until early 2017, fronted by Tyler Shelton and based in Florida. In January, Shelton told fans the touring life was too stressful – massive separation anxiety. With him out, the band decided to fold, and their last gig will ...
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Sun 4/30/17 at 7:30pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, World
Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma
One of the finest Indian tabla players in the world, Zakir Hussain, and renowned santoor player Rahul Sharma team up for one legendary night.
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA

Sun 4/30/17 at 7:30pm
Music: World
Zakir Hussain and Rahul Sharma
One of the finest Indian tabla players in the world, Zakir Hussain, and renowned santoor player Rahul Sharma team up for one legendary night.
Rio Theatre
Santa Cruz, CA

Sun 4/30/17 at 7:30pm-9pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Bill Charlap Trio
One of the world’s premier jazz pianists, Bill Charlap has performed and recorded with many leading artists of our time, ranging from jazz masters Phil Woods and Wynton Marsalis to singers Tony Bennett and Barbra Streisand. Since 1997, he has led the Bill ...
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA

Mon 5/1/17 at 7pm
Music: Electronic, Experimental (Incl. All Music Forms), Funk, Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
Com Truise
Com Truise is a New Jersey-based musician who calls his sound 'mid-fi synth-wave, slow-motion funk.'
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Tue 5/2/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Rock
Dweezil Zappa
The son of Frank Zappa is a noted guitarist in his own right. Although embroiled in legal squabbles with the trustees of his father's estate, Dweezil Zappa continues to play his father's music.
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Tue 5/2/17 at 8pm
Music: Country, Live Music in Bar/Club
Sunny Sweeney
Sunny Sweeney is a country singer from Austin, TX. An East Texas honky-tonk queen, she has that brash, confident approach to her singing and songwriting.
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

Wed 5/3/17 at 8:30pm
Special Event: World
Liberation Movement
Liberation Movement is a living musical mandala, a collective birthed in SF and the Amazon in collaboration with the Shipibo Tribe. Over the past five years LM has played festivals throughout the world presenting a musical modality built on healing transfo...
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

Thu 5/4/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Reggae
Don Carlos
Singer Don Carlos' lyrical messages echo to the spiritual side of the late Bob Marley. He was a founder of the popular Jamaican folk trio Black Uhuru, and is an influential singer of songs of peace, love, politics, understanding and freedom.
Moe's Alley
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 5/5/17 at 9pm
Music: Live Music in Bar/Club, Metal, Rock
Eyes Set to Kill
This Tempe, AZ band released their debut album, "Reach," in 2008, and over the following years has been on the covers of 'USA Today' and "Outburn Magazine" and been a favorite in the "Revolver Magazine" annual feature, "Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock and Meta...
Catalyst Restaurant and Night Club
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 5/5/17 at 8:30pm
Music: Jazz, Live Music in Bar/Club
Wolff & Clark Expedition
Longtime collaborators Michael Wolff and Mike Clark have been playing in and around the Bay Area since the 1970s. Wolff is a pianist, composer, producer and actor, played in Nancy Wilson's band and Cannonball Adderley. He was the bandleader and musical dir...
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA

Fri 5/5/17 at 7pm
    

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