2591 Main St,
Soquel, CA 95073










Ultra-talented 25-year-old Aussie Guitar virtuoso and singer/songwriter-- rock, blues, jazz, and R&B

Fri. April 20 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS     

Joe Robinson  is a self-taught virtuoso guitarist acclaimed by many of the world's great players and singer with a story to tell. Joe, is an Australian guitar player and vocalist. He is from Temagog, New South Wales. He won the 2008 season of Australia's Got Talent. Twenty-five-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is considered uniquely gifted as a virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter. He walks a tightrope between the instrumental music that has put him in the spotlight and a unique fusion of vocally based rock, blues, jazz, and R&B that is entirely his own. Joe's six-string ability and compositional insight have already earned him a worldwide following. Robinson started playing guitar at age nine. He quickly outpaced his guitar instructor and began educating himself via the Internet. At just 13 years old, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition. Within a couple of years he was touring regularly and sharing stages with artists such as Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, both of whom served as mentors

Artist sites and sounds: www.joerobinson.com

 

 

 



plus Kelly Stoltz




Each song shimmers with a distinctly Wooden Shjips sound, a relaxed summer vibe

Sat. April 21 at 8pm
$20 adv./$20 door Dance– ages 21 +  

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents   

Wooden Shjips , long-time leaders of the contemporary psychedelic movement, expand their sound with V. The quartet of Omar Ahsanuddin, Dusty Jermier, Nash Whalen and Ripley Johnson augment their already rich sound with laid back, classic summer songs. There is movement and urgency in these tracks without aggression, a rolling foundation of rhythm over which Johnson's voice floats and elongated melodic guitar lines soar. Each song shimmers with a distinctly Wooden Shjips sound, a relaxed summer vibe. This was a conscious choice, an atmospheric goal that influenced nearly every detail: the tones, the delay types and reverbs used, as well as the synthesizer elements that color the songs.

Kelley Stoltz is an American singer, songwriter and musician. He currently resides in San Francisco, California. His music has been compared to that of Brian Wilson, Velvet Underground, Nick Drake and Leonard Cohen.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.woodenshjips.com and www.kelleystoltz.com

 


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. April 22 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Governor Of The Heart Of Texas

Mon. April 23 at 8pm
$25 adv./$25 door – seated <21 w/parent  
(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

Kinky Friedman is a man who dons several hats. He started out as a country musician and achieved cult fame for his satirical and Jewish-themed lyrics. Blessed with a great sense of humour he has the ability to drive home important messages in a humorous and lighthearted manner. Born as Richard Samet Friedman, he acquired the nickname ‘Kinky' due to his mop of curly, unruly hair. He formed a band called Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys, and gave each of his band members funny nicknames like Snakebite Jacob and Rainbow Colours. One of his most famous songs is ‘They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jesus Anymore' in which he berates a white racist who insults blacks, Greeks and Jews. A highly creative and talented man, he took to writing novels once his musical career stalled. His novels were primarily detective stories in which a fictionalized version of himself would solve crimes in New York City. In a bid to fulfill his political aspirations, Friedman ran for the position of Governor of Texas in 2006.. A devoted animal lover, he founded the Utopia Animal Rescue Ranch where abused and aging animals are cared for.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.kinkyfriedman.com






Kevin was a bandmate of Van Morrison in the 60's and 80's. These guys rock. 

Wed. April 25 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +    

Kevin Brennan & Wavelength:  Kevin's music career began in his hometown of Belfast, Ireland, where during the 1960's he played in a band with Van Morrison called The Great Eight. In 1974 he did a world cruise on the P.O. Cruise Line with his band and continued to tour extensively in Europe and Ireland. He came to the states to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late seventies, and made it his new home. There he formed his own band called Claddagh and played the S.F. club scene for years. He teamed up with Van Morrison again, performing and opening his shows throughout the 80's. He has played at many notable venues such as San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and at the Paul Mason Winery with Van Morrison and the Legendary Irish band The Chieftains. 

Artist sites and sounds: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinbrennanwavelength






Joint Chief ' s members  bring R&B, Jazz, and Funk, all the way live, straight to you!

Thu. April 26 at 7:30pm
NO COVER  

http://thejointchiefsband.com


 





Michael's unique style blends country, folk and blues into the modern Americana music format

Fri. April 27 at 5pm
NO COVER

HAPPY HOUR

www.facebook.com/michaelmartyngoodmedicine/

 





Classic Rock from Chuck Berry to the Beatles, a bit of blues, a splash of reggae, soul ballads and Santa Cruz surf Music

Fri. April 27 at 8pm
$7 adv./$7 door Dance– ages 21 +

Norm Louis is the man that made it happen! He started the group over 20 years ago as the rhythm guitarist and primary vocalist. A longtime veteran of music, he had previously spent 10 years with his rockabilly band aptly named Louis & Clark. Stormin' Norman & the Cyclones now have 2 CD's with over 20 originals, all produced by lead guitarist Ken Kraft. They have played over 100 diverse venues throughout Northern California. The band is a fun, high energy blend of Roots Rock and Catchy Originals that will get any crowd dancing. Styles include Classic Rock from Chuck Berry to the Beatles, a bit of Blues, a splash of Reggae, some soulful ballads and some Santa Cruz Surf Music. Guitar great Ken Kraft of Snail fame, multi-instrumentalist Jojo Fox, drummer Michael Johnson and sax ace Jim Hannibal are the Cyclones.

Artist sites and sounds: www.reverbnation.com/storminnormanandthecyclones






A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz

Sat. April 28 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

EXTRA LARGE: from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz.  One can't help but to be captured by their relentless positive and high-energy spirit. They win over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.extra-large.net






Ultra-talented 25-year-old Folk legend wrote “Thirsty Boots”, "Violets of Dawn", "Come to My Bedside" and much more

Sun. April 29 at 2pm
$17 adv./$20 door seated <21 w/parent   

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS

Eric Andersen is an American folk music singer-songwriter, who has written songs recorded by Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, the Grateful Dead and many others

“Andersen is the most elegant of singers.” - ROLLING STONE

“A singer and songwriter of the first rank.” - THE NEW YORK TIMES

“Eric Andersen is a great ballad singer and writer.” - BOB DYLAN 

Eric Andersen's voice, songs, and guitar created a career that has spanned over 45 years. He has recorded 25 albums of original songs, and made numerous tours of North America, Europe, and Japan. 

Sony/Legacy Recordings will be issuing ? THE ESSENTIAL ERIC ANDERSEN ? – A 42-track retrospective release covering fifty years of his recorded history.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.kinkyfriedman.com


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Hartle and Friends

Sun. April 29 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76









Featuring Luke Price and John Reischman   

Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist

Wed. May 2 at 7:30pm
$17 adv./$20 door  seated <21 w/parent

Tony Furtado: Very few musicians of any stripe so personify a musical genre as completely as Tony Furtado embodies Americana roots music. Tony is an evocative and soulful singer, a wide-ranging songwriter and a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist adept on banjo, cello-banjo, slide guitar and baritone ukulele who mixes and matches sounds and styles with the flair of a master chef (he's also an accomplished sculptor, but that's another story). All of the music of America is in Tony's music. Relix hit the nail on the head when writing of Tony: “True talent doesn't need categories.”  Tony has performed throughout the world at top venues and appeared at such prestigious music festivals as the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, Jazz Aspen, Kerrville Folk Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Sisters Folk Festival

Luke Price is a talented young multi-instrumentalist known for his great balance of taste, rhythm, and technical ability.  Luke began competing in fiddle contests and quickly made a name for himself winning the National Title at ages 12 and 17.  In 2014, he became the National Old-Time Fiddling Grand Champion.

John Reischman: is one of the premier mandolinists of his generation. He's a master instrumentalist capable of swinging between re-inventions of traditional old-time tunes, deconstructions from the bluegrass repertoire, and compelling original tunes, many of which have become standards. He's also a powerful bandleader, touring his band the Jaybirds all over Canada and the United States.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.tonyfurtado.com




An all-out crazy 80 ' s dance party—Costumes and All.  80's Dance Hits All Night!

Fri. May 4 at 8pm
$8 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +

Beat Street is a Santa Cruz party band that plays all 80's and more!  Beat Street is a high energy, extremely versatile dance band featuring male and female lead vocals, guitars, keyboards, and a thumpin' rhythm section. Since forming in late 2003, they have been having a great time wowing crowds and getting parties started with their infectious grooves and soaring four and five-part harmonies.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/beatstreet80s/




Funk, acid jazz and classic R&B
resulting in an infectious dance party 
Sat. May 5  at 8pm
$6 adv./$6 door dance- ages 21+

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Since their inception in 1990, The Joint Chiefs have built a loyal following based on their live performances as well as their wide range of styles and influences. Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves. Since members of the band were raised on 70's funk, the band captures the natural funk feel that all the other bands try to imitate.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://thejointchiefsband.com


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. May 6 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76
















Stunning, innovative acoustic
guitarists are taking off
across the USA & the World

Wed. May 9 at 7:30pm
$20 adv./$25 seated <21 w/parent

Luca Stricagnoli: born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 60 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe. Using up to five guitars in the same piece, modified capos, and self-conceived stratagems, Luca continually leaves his audiences in awe and wondering what's next for the up-and-coming guitarist. In addition to his musical abilities, Luca brings an enthusiastic energy to the stage that attracts concert requests from every corner of the world. His debut single received over 14 million hits on YouTube and Facebook in just a couple of weeks — an especially impressive feat for an instrumental music video.

Antoine Dufour : Montreal, Canada based guitarist Antoine Dufour is known colloquially among the best guitar players in the world as a musician's musician. To fans of popular music, he deftly combines jaw-dropping guitar playing skills and an artistic soul in crafting instrumental compositions that reflect ambient and progressive music that transcends global cultures and languages. That he does this in an incredibly visual and entertaining style has endeared him to a broad spectrum of fans of popular music. Via his six albums of original material released to critical acclaim, two live performance DVDs, 6 years of global touring and more than 50 million cumulative views on YouTube, Antoine Dufour has emerged as a young star of fingerstyle acoustic guitar, building a worldwide reputation for innovation and creativity.  

Artists sites and sounds:    www.lucastricagnoli.com and www.antoinedufourmusic.com/intro/


 



Santa Cruz legends come together for a special evening of
Tropical American &
Roots Originals

Thu. May 10 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

We grew up in the 60's & 70's surfing and making music together around Santa Cruz, California. Our new just released album is Walk On Water. Jerry Best and David Adams experienced a lot of firsts together. Last year we got together to write a bunch of new songs very much inspired by those experiences, lyrically drawn from that time of our lives. We were determined to write and record the songs in a fashion that crossed through generations and that were musically diverse and accessible. Jerry and David (both of The  ‘ Chokes), joined by guitarist Jimmy Jackson (of Lacy J Dalton and Michael Nesmith), collaborated to complete the project resulting in 11 original songs on the new album.  Jerry Best : lead vocals, guitar /  David Adams : bass, vocals /  Jimmy Jackson : lead guitars, resonator guitar, lap steel guitar, mandolin //  Ken Margolis : keyboards and vocals.

Artist sites and sounds:  https://restlesssoulsmusic.com






A One Night Festival of Rockin' Americana, Folk and Blues

Fri. May 11 at 8pm
$8 adv./$10 door  Dance– ages 21 + 

 

Rayburn Brothers Band: Singer-songwriters Craig and Keith Rayburn bring a broad range of influences to their music.  Hailing from the Monterey Bay, they play songs that are a mix of folk, rock and Americana.  Their voices harmonize as only brothers can, with graceful melodies, poignant singing and deft instrumentation.  The Rayburn Brothers Band has created a brand of California roots rock that has depth and energy.  Their songs convey the essence of love, longing and pain that only seasoned songwriters can express in such heartfelt terms.  The Rayburn Brothers sing from the soul, touching in their audiences a chord of the human experience.

Gary Blackburn Band : Local celebrated singer-songwriter, Gary Blackburn, brings together his smooth vocals and stylized guitar picking culled from his own unique sound in the country, blues, and rock genres. His influences are from the great performers of the classic country, folk blues, and rock communities, Gary's original tunes reflect his own personal style, blending old school with contemporary. Gary will weave a memorable musical performance for his audience, connecting with songs that tell of love, forgiveness and the paths that we choose. Gary's band includes local talents Kevin Taylor on keyboards, Dan Waller on bass, and Tom Duncan on drums.

Artist sites and sounds: www.rayburnbrothers.com and   www.garyblackburn.net


The Creole Belles with Andrew Carrière


Sat. May 12 at 2pm
$12 adv./$15 door

(Children Under 13 Free)    Dance– <21 w/parent

THE LOUISIANA PICNIC & DANCE:  Come dance and feast inside and outside. Our music room opens to a giant deck under the trees with a creek running around the edge.  Bring the kids.  This is the second in a new Michael's on Main family friendly afternoon matinee music series we are calling THE LOUISIANA PICNIC & DANCE.  Each matinee will feature world class Zydeco, Cajun and Creole dance music and a big Cajun Style Louisiana Feast served up by Michael's on Main's chef.  Tickets include entry to the show. Feast is a separate charge.

The Creole Belles: The California based all-women band is well known in the Cajun music scene for bringing the raw, driving authenticity of southwest Louisiana dancehalls to their shows. The Creole Belles' self-titled CD on the Arhoolie record label, produced by Greg Landau and mastered by two-time Grammy winning engineer John Greenham, showcases the dynamic collaboration between Andrew's soulful Creole roots and the Belles' heartfelt expression of the music they have embraced over the years.

Andrew Carrière: Popular zydeco musician and Louisiana native  Andrew Carrière  is a regular special guest and contributes Creole French vocals and powerful accordion to the CD, as exemplified in the medley of tunes learned from his late father, legendary fiddler Bébé Carrière of the renowned Carrière Brothers from Lawtell, Louisiana. Andrew and many people from southwest Louisiana emigrated to California in the last half century and brought their music with them, inspiring a new generation of California musicians like fiddler Delilah Lee Lewis and accordionist Maureen Karpan to travel to Louisiana to learn to play the music.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.creolebelles.com




The Black and White Rock & Roll Party

Sat. May 12 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door  seated Dance– ages 21 +

Join Block Party for a fun night at Michael's on Main.  Wear all Black, all White or a mix of the two! We'll give out prizes for best outfits.  You could be Johnny Cash, June Cleaver, Beaver Cleaver, Madonna, a checkered flag, an 80's checkerboard, a politician with a checkered past or you could be???  Make up your own black & white or black or white costume creation and join the fun! It's always a party with Block Party! We love playing songs that make you wanna get up, dance, and have a good time!  Andy Kay - Lead Singer/Keys; Dwight Lynn - Lead Guitar/Vocals; Seth Baron - Drums/Vocals; Alan Deeter - Harmonica; Ted Gauthier - Tenor Sax/Rhythm Guitar/Vocals; Nathan Jones - Bass/Vocals.

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/BlockPartySantaCruz/


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. May 13 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













"These guys are as close to the Real Deal as it is possible to get. They made my hair stand on end." -Darol Anger

Tue. May 15 at 7:30pm
$12 adv./$15 door seated <21 w/parent

Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.

Artist sites and sounds: www.lonelyheartstringband.com




A dreamy, balladic tribute to the surreal aspects of the contemporary Californian landscape

Wed. May 16 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance– ages 21 +   

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents 

Little Wings:  Originally formed in the California seaside town of San Luis Obispo, the music of Little Wings completely imbibes the environment in which it was conceived. With a loosely assembled membership that revolves around Little Wings frontman and songwriter Kyle Field and sometimes includes drummer Adam Selzer, keyboardist Rob Kieswetter, and bassist Mark Leece, the band's debut on Walking Records, Discover Worlds of Wonder, was a dreamy, balladic tribute to the surreal aspects of the contemporary Californian landscape. Filled with slightly off-key tales of skateboarding legends, freeway traffic jams, and the hidden beach canyons of the West Coast, Little Wings' 1999 debut fused a postmodern Beach Boys ideology with warm alt-country.

Hod & The Helpers:  Hod And the Helpers is the alt-folk outlet of singer/songwriter Hod Hulphers. Their lovely psych tinged 1970s-sounding songs ask the listener to pay attention to their simplest activities. There's an empathetic pathos to their music, a self-conscious bitterness rare in modern songwriting. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.littlewingsnow.com  and  https://hodandthehelpers.bandcamp.com






Reinventing pre-radio American and old-world music for a modern age, with their fiery, soulful performances

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS  

Thu. May 17 at 7:30pm
$15 adv./$15 door  seated <21 w/parent

The Crooked Jades are on a mission to reinvent old-world music for a modern age, pushing boundaries and blurring categories with their fiery, soulful performances. Innovative, unpredictable and passionate, they bring their driving dance tunes and haunting ballads to rock clubs, festivals, traditional folk venues and concert halls across America and Europe. Known for their rare and obscure repertoire, beautiful original compositions, inspired arrangements and eclectic, often vintage instrumentation, The Crooked Jades began with band leader/founder Jeff Kazor's vision to revive the dark and hypnotic sounds of pre-radio music. With this old-time foundation, the band has created the unique Crooked Jades sound by exploring the roots of Americana and interweaving the diverse musical influences of Europe and Africa. Filtering these old-world sounds with universal and ancient themes through a post-9/11 lens, they seek to make sense of the future.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.crookedjades.com






Multi-Genre Melodic Jammers:  American Rock, Soul, Folk, and Reggae with blazing brass

Fri. May 18 at 8pm
$10 adv./$12 door Dance – ages 21 +

Sound Reasoning is celebrating the CD release of "Have You Heard?" Live in concert they will pull you out of your seat and propel you to the dancefloor chugging like a locomotive. This original roots rock reggae band delivers spirited conscious music: resounding rhythm, blazing brass and gnarly leads that are as limitless as the ocean waves of their hometown Santa Cruz, California. Sound Reasoning is celebrating the brand new release of their debut full length CD album "Have You Heard?" Don't miss the opportunity to listen to Sound Reasoning live and join us for a night of dancing.

Levi Jack:   Founded in 2015, Levi Jack is all things Americana Rock--powerful melodies, lucid lyrics, haunting vocals, infectious rhythm, spanning across numerous eras in the American musical landscape. It is a testament to the American songwriter that embraces numerous styles of expression: blues, folk, soul, 'twang, bluegrass, rock, scat, with hints of Latin, Celtic, & French influence. The melting pot being the backbone of the band, it is truly Americana. A rich mixture of originals and choice covers, Levi Jack looks to shake you up, make you think, and have a great time all at once!

Artist sites and sounds: www.soundreasoningband.com  and    www.facebook.com/levijackmusic/

  

A Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Sat. May 19  at 8:00pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance – ages 21 +

China Cats:  This Bay Area tribute band performs the songs of the Grateful Dead with spirited jams that carry their own genuine personality while paying homage to their musical forefathers. The band is comprised of veterans of the Bay Area jam band scene who have studied the Dead's musical nuances in great detail without losing any of their own individuality. Lead guitarist Matt Hartle has worked with Jerry Garcia Band organist Melvin Seals as well as Cast of Clowns, Front Street and Shady Groove. Rhythm guitarist Scott Cooper has worked with members of Galactic, Great American Taxi, David Nelson Band and many others. Bassist Rockin' Roger Sideman also plays with David Gans, Stu Allen and bluegrass legend Frank Wakefield. The band is rounded out by veteran keyboardist Steve Sofranko (Shady Groove, Workingman's Ed) and drummer Michael Owens (surfer).   

Artist sites and sounds: www.facebook.com/thechinacats


  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. May 20 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













From The Carolina's, easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio

Wed. May 23 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door  Dance– ages 21 +  

Dangermuffin:  Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach. Heritage —it's more than a place on the map. In their sixth and most purposeful album to date.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://dangermuffinmusic.com


Fun-loving, groove-driving, super dance band -- Soul, R&B and Classic Rock

Thu. May 24 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$9 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Groovity: When the music simultaneously uplifts your mood AND shakes your booty down, then you are feeling the effects of Groovity! This is a fun-loving, groove-driving, super danceable cover band from Santa Cruz, CA, playing an eclectic mix of Soul, R&B and Classic Rock cover tunes. Groovity is influenced by Aretha Franklin, Jimi Hendrix, CCR, The Temptations, Buffalo Springfield, The Isley Brothers and more. Groovity will funk it up and deliver it to you smooth with strong, sexy lead vocals and solid-driving rhythms. This is an interactive, crowd-pleasing band and that knows how put the bump in your trunk and get you moving and grooving. Dress up as crazy as you like (we love a good costume party!!) and get ready to dance the night away.

Artist sites and sounds:   www.facebook.com/groovityband/





A hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz

Fri. May 25 at 8pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance – ages 21 +

EXTRA LARGE: from Santa Cruz, California, is a hip, fun blend of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock that is uniquely Santa Cruz.  One can't help but to be captured by their relentless positive and high-energy spirit. They win over even the toughest of crowds and first timers to the Extra Large experience. Extra Large's upbeat and positive music is infectious and leaves the crowd happy and wanting more.  

Artist sites and sounds:  www.extra-large.net



Sat. May 26 at 8pm
$15 adv./$15 door  Dance– ages 21 +  

Great music, Great fun and Good Vibrations--All the Beach Boys hits!  The California Beach Boys accurately create the fabulous music of the Beach Boys with authentic instruments, outfits and those famous harmonies.  Come experience Beach Boys music just like you remember it, in a live music concert! Mike Amaral's California Beach Boys Tribute influences come from growing up in the 60's and actually playing on stage with the Surf Legends such as: The Ventures, Surfaris, The Sunrays, and The Rivieras to mention a few.

Artist sites and sounds:  http://cabeachboys.com

  

Dance to Grateful Dead tunes with Matt Hartle and Friends

Sun. May 27 at 5:30pm 
NO COVER
www.facebook.com/GratefulSundays/  and http://matthartlemusic.com/spirit-of-76













Roots Classic Rock Mountain
Jam Band sound ala Creedence,
Allman Brothers, Stones
and more

Wed. May 30 at 7:30pm
$10 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Apple City Slough Band :  Welcome! With roots and inspiration from the likes of Creedence, Allman Brothers, Rolling Stones and the Dead, the Apple City Slough Band delivers a loud and proud Americana/Mountain Jam Band sound.  Hailing largely from the original Apple City (Watsonville, California) we're a close-knit band that plays for the love of a good time. 

Artist sites and sounds:    www.applecitysloughband.com





Bawdy Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans Band meets Alt-country and Blues-folk Band
Thu. May 31 at 7:30pm
$7 adv./$10 door Dance– ages 21 +  

Bon Bon Vivant  is an Indie-Gypsy/New Orleans band playing original bawdy gypsy swing, dark ballads and uptempo indie rock/dance music. Front-woman Abigail Cosio's songwriting is as fierce as it is heartbreaking, often compared to Amy Winehouse, Melody Gardot and Florence and the Machine. BBV pays homage to the New Orleans music tradition while infusing an indie/punk edge. Lauren Wahl & Simply Put:  Musician Lauren Wahl and her band 'Simply Put' has begun to make a name for themselves in the local Santa Cruz area. Lauren, former member of The Bluetail Flies and singer of Flypaper Blues, has started her own band to feature her ultimate passion: songwriting. Described as a mix between alt country and blues-folk, this band is a must see. Their first EP "Hello Baby" just released in March. 

Artist sites and sounds:  www.bbvband.com   and   www.laurenwahlmusic.com



Dance tonight—Live again is heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's

Fri. June 1 at 8pm
 $7 adv./$10 door dance- ages 21+

Alex Lucero & Live Again: Heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's, lead singer/frontman, Alex Lucero showcases his timber and rasp as well as high falsetto in his live and studio performances. Ryan Price's bass playing is unmistakable to the Live Again sound and is a crucial element to whatever setting the band plays.  For over 5 years Live Again has been portraying their love of music to fans and audience members all around California. From their wide array of showcasing covers to their own original compositions, this band is always striving for the absolute best.

Artist sites and sounds: www.liveagainband.com



Funk, acid jazz and classic R&B
resulting in an infectious dance party 
Sat. June 2  at 8pm
$6 adv./$6 door dance- ages 21+

The Joint Chiefs are one of the most versatile and exciting dance bands currently performing on the Northern California music scene. Since their inception in 1990, The Joint Chiefs have built a loyal following based on their live performances as well as their wide range of styles and influences. Their sound fuses elements of funk, acid jazz and classic R&B with their own signature groove. The result is a dance party of infectious grooves. Since members of the band were raised on 70's funk, the band captures the natural funk feel that all the other bands try to imitate.

Artist sites and sounds:   http://thejointchiefsband.com






An evening of gorgeously
hypnotic surf, soul &
shimmering neon jazz

Thu. June 7 at 8:30pm
$25 adv./$25 door  Dance– ages 21 + 
EVENING ONE OF TWO WITH MATTSON 2  

Mattson 2: If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard-bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story.

Artist sites and sounds : www.mattson2.com/tour



Guitar Legend Calvin Keys joins Mattson 2 for an evening of gorgeously hypnotic surf, soul & neon jazz

Fri. June 8 at 9pm
$25 adv./$25 door  Dance– ages 21 + 
EVENING TWO OF TWO WITH MATTSON 2   

Mattson 2: If you could soundtrack the jangle of the sea and the jazz of the surf, The Mattson 2 would most certainly be the composers. The identical twin guitar and drums duo are truly a marvel of jazz-rock orchestration and arrangement. The duo shimmers and shakes with the soaring modern wizardry of Jared Mattson's untamed, layered guitars and Jonathan Mattson's tribal jazz hard-bop drumming. They channel the gorgeously hypnotic gods of surf, sun, and neon-punk-jazz of our modern universe, evoking evolved realms of experimentalism, rhythm, and story. 

Calvin Keys : Guitar visionary Pat Metheny who has been a fan of Calvin Keys' since the start of his own career has called Calvin “the real deal” and has been so moved that he wrote the tune “Calvin's Keys”  which is on his Day Trip CD!! Keys has performed and recorded with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Marshall, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders, Joe Henderson and Leon William

Artist sites and sounds : www.mattson2.com/tour





Up-Tempo Rock Band That Delivers Unique
Covers to Keep
the Party Rockin

Sat. June 9 at 8pm
$8 advance / $10 door Dance– ages 21 + 

Hall Pass is a hard-charging, fun-loving band that will keep you rocking through the night. They mix songs from the 80's, 90's and today and give them the Hall Pass treatment. Blending rock, punk, and reggae, Hall Pass delivers classic covers, surprising song choices, and unique originals to keep the dance party going. They strive to maintain a unique set list that separates them from other bands. Hall Pass is a versatile four piece band. Martin Sweet is the talented lead and backing vocalist, a solid rhythm guitarist, and a major contributor to the band's original songs. Lauren Foos is the precise guitarist who always exceeds expectations. Eddie Star, the bass guitarist, brings the boom to the room with his improvisational stylings. Pat McMillan rounds out the group by maintaining a steady groove on the drums while singing lead and backing vocals. A Hall Pass show will keep you dancing to songs from Sublime and The Violent Femmes to 311 and Tom Petty. From Rancid and The Beatles to The Black Keys and Johnny Cash. From Joe Jackson and Led Zeppelin to Blink-182 and Dramarama. Get your Hall Pass for the evening and enjoy the show!

Artist sites and sounds:  www.hallpassband.net





Grammy Award Winning
Spellbinding Acoustic Guitarist
& Entertainer of Paul
McCartney & Wings

Sun. June 10 at 2pm
$25 adv./ $25 door seated <21 w/parent

 “Juber scores high marks for the clarion precision of his playing and for his tasteful arrangements” –  Downbeat.

 “A Master!“-   Pete Townshend, The Who

“The melodies, textures and harmonies he coaxes out of an acoustic guitar are absolutely spellbinding.” –  Guitar Player Magazine

GRAMMY winning guitarist Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. A music graduate of London's Goldsmith's College, he was featured guitar soloist with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra before becoming established as a studio musician in the mid-1970's. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney's Wings, with whom he won a Grammy, Juber has since established himself as world-renowned guitar virtuoso and entertainer. Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 25 solo albums which spotlight his unique touch and tone on acoustic guitar. The latest, LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles! is the third in his series of arrangements by the Fab Four. His LJ Plays The Beatles was voted one of Acoustic Guitar Magazine's all-time Top Ten albums.

Artist sites and sounds: www.laurencejuber.com





“Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing—“ The New York Times

Sun. June 24 at 2pm
$15 adv./$15 door   seated <21 w/parent

PRESENTED WITH SNAZZY PRODUCTIONS  

Amy Rigby: “Her whimsical, often autobiographical songs are masterful. Funny and enticing, she is up there with the likes of Paul Simon and Randy Newman.” —  New York Times.   The Old Guys, Amy Rigby's first solo album in a dozen years, measures the weight of heroes, home; family, friends and time. Philip Roth and Bob Dylan, CD/cassette players, touring, the wisdom of age and Walter White, groupies, Robert Altman, egg creams and mentors are paid tribute. Twelve songs written unmistakably by Amy and recorded by Wreckless Eric in upstate New York, The Old Guys is the sound of a good girl grown up, never giving up. Amy Rigby has made a life out of writing and singing about life. She's released records on visionary independent labels Rounder, Matador, Signature Sounds and reborn Stiff Records as well as her and Eric's own Southern Domestic Recordings.  She has toured the US, Canada, UK and Europe, appearing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, World Cafe, Whad'Ya Know, All Things Considered, BBC Radio 6 Music's Marc Riley Show and Mountain Stage.

Alex Lucero :   Heavily influenced by R&B and Soul of the 1960's and 70's, lead singer/frontman, Alex Lucero showcases his timber and rasp as well as high falsetto in his live and studio performances. Alex is frontman for Live Again. As a solo artists he plays some of the same songs but more singer-songwriter tunes. “My favorite genre is soul music—Al Green, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke. That's my wheelhouse. That's my favorite music of all time,” Lucero says. “I try to play that every single show we play, regardless of the lineup.” Lucero has two new albums—one solo, one with Live Again.

Artist sites and sounds:  www.amyrigby.com  and  www.facebook.com/Alexluceromusic/

 

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