Santa Cruz Music Festival 2017- Troyboi, Louis The Child, G Jones, The Grouch, The Brothers Comatose
Sat, Feb 18
Sun, Feb 19
Santa Cruz Music Festival 2017 - Troyboi, Louis The Child, G Jones, The Brothers Comatose, The Grouch, Zion-I, The M Machine, Clozee, Monolink, The Coffis Brothers
The Bad Light, LabRat, VNDMG, The Redlight District, MAMMATUS, Rachel Torro, Soulwise, The Frogman Experience, Magic Bronson, KR3TURE, Treeherder, Strawberry Girls, Slow Season, FOUNTAIN OF BILE, Nomalakadoja, The Pirate, Little John, DATPHAT, Galangsta, Dissolv, Pyro Mids, Treyzilla, THE GO AHEAD, Knowa Lusion, Lizano, Arrows, AB.CLU, WORSHIP, Disiac, Het Hat Club, Night Dive, Bozzy, Gregg James, purple bong river, Laura Lackey's Rhythm Revue, O'Snap, Pacific Roots, N3IGHBOR MIK3, Stone Sloth, LA YERBA RUDA, Coast Tribe, Water Color Weekend, Cruzah, Daddy Long Legs, Numerous, Tooth, djdj, Scottie Scribbles, BIG(b)ANG, sethascope, Emily Catalano, DNA, Members of SCCC, Treemeista, Moshe Vilozny, ChopsJunkie, Suds, DJ Twelvz, Pure Powers, Berel, Kat Myers & The Buzzards, Portal, Beach Fuzz, Wild Iris, Krakinov, Acoustic Minds, The Jolly Llamas, The Getaway Dogs, The Ghost Town Rebellion, Robotic Gypsy, Aeraflux, Cosmic Selector, DoubleCross, TekFreaks, Mr. Bounceman, Kyle Warren, Dancing Mandy, Cloud D, Alien Fam, Datacet, DownsquareZ, Head Soar, Amae Love, Pat Hull, Sosay, Light the Band, Sachrome, Dab City, BLAOW!, Henry Chadwick, Jesse Daniel, Mhytee, The Leftovers, Rizzo, U4Euh, Drevmers, Benjah Ninjah, Dylano, Lubelski, Tektite, Rosby, Question, Jimmy Chickenpants, Peer Pressure, Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat, The Sea Wolves, Dipygus, A Thousand Shall Fall, Lucky Suits, E-TY, Lucas Gordon, CVRSE, ANANAKI, Hybred, JungleBandit, The Modern Life, Dingus, Blockboii, Barefoot, Nerves, Half Stack, Hype, Phers, Sit Kitty Sit, Lungs & Limbs, Survival Guide, Daddy Long Legs, SmellyShlaps, Doors To No Where, Self Dustrukt, Olright, Superfool, Scene By Everyone, Ra.be, Lowgritt, Zipse, Wee Beasties, Moldavibe, comadose, The Reverend Stephan Sams, Coastal Sage, 3upfront, Oh, Bears, The Defenders, Merlin The Girl, Terabyte, The Blaptist, dj kNOw1, LB & Konfusion, Big Delight, nOfUx, Imurge, Sunday Iris, Duchess, Stormy Strong, Chrysalis, Mike Annuzzi, Ruby, My Dear, Jordan Waters, Androyd, The Randy Savages, Boss' Daughter, J.Durty, Novarose, Willie SaySo, Sarah Mays, SHAMMA MAMA, Horizen, jack, albertoreyes, King Wizard, Ion, Wexley, Alwa Gordon, Whiskey West, The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, Sebmancub, Daniel Boyer, Daniel Paul Nelson, Leo MacDonald, Isaac & The Haze, Scarlett Logan, Nafyah, Parker Glenn, SOMETIMES JONES, Rudeskool, Devils Sliders, Phil Armstrong, Pacific Elements, Longevity, Hidden Still, My Evergreen Soul, Sailing South, STRGD, Suzanne Wilde Band, Carie & the SoulShakers, Chicken Mama, Cali King, Rixta, Dead War, The Cohesion, The Rellies, SourPatch Kid, Julian, Shadow Angel, Doc Deth, Bald Uncle, mis.ter.ect.ion, Rodent, Necronomijohn, BEARHUGS, JBEEZ, Schplingidy, Oszo, Acinonyx
Santa Cruz, CA
Doors 12:00 PM
This event is 16 and over
Watch & Listen
One of South East London's most closely guarded secrets has recently emerged from the shadows and is set to take the music
industry by storm. Known only as TroyBoi, this multi-talented musician specialises in extraordinarily unique, versatile, and highly musical tracks that fuses various textures from multiple genres and brands it as 'My Style'. TroyBoi is without a doubt one of the top up-and-coming producers in the game right now and it's quite clear from his composition that his influences are vast indeed. He has already produced tracks with some very high profile artists and his collaboration with Flosstradamus 'Soundclash' is arguably one of the biggest anthems in the scene today. His style is undeniably his own, infectious to the ears and beyond stimulating to the mind. He is also one half of the Producer/DJ duo SoundSnobz with one of his
best friends, icekream and together they craft the most creative and daring audio paintings you'll ever listen to. Buckle up and get ready to be taken into the world of TroyBoi because once you are in, you will NEVER want to get out.
Louis The Child
In the rapidly expanding EDM industry, producer/DJ duo Louis The Child has been on the rise. Members Robby Hauldren and Freddy Kennett, natives of Chicago, have seen recent success with their new single “It’s Strange” and their subsequent national tour.The duo has become very popular despite their young ages — Hauldren is a freshman majoring in music industry and Kennett is still in high school. However, Louis The Child often performs in clubs they would otherwise not even be old enough to enter. In April, the duo will complete their first national tour with performances at Coachella.
Santa Cruz producer G Jones has captivated young audiences across North America with his playful and expansive take on broken beat dance music. His live show weaves an ever expanding catalog of heavy knocking hip hop beats, cross- genre experiments, and expansive melodic riffs in a way that illuminates and drives the dance floor. With his irreverent attitude toward unimaginative EDM, this young producer pushes the envelope and blurs the lines between musical styles while maintaining a meticulous balance of minimal space and heavy bass.His latest release Eyes (available on Robox Neotech) is an audacious energy enhancer comprised of premium West Coast bass music, a swift collection of cross-genre experiments and dubbed-out sub bass monsters designed for the dance floor. This playful EP illustrates the artist's signature reverb style with bulbous basslines, pulverized vocals and unexpected adulterations of spaced-out sounds.G Jones has recently garnered attention from several highly acclaimed producers, with his beats appearing in mixes by Pretty Lights, Zeds Dead and DJ Shadow on BBC's "Diplo and Friends" program. Touring heavily in Europe and hitting U.S. festivals from Coachella to Symbiosis Gathering this Summer, G Jones generates music dosed with an undeniable sense of freedom and fun.
The Brothers Comatose
Expansive, uplifting, and just downright beautiful, City Painted Gold is one of the most anticipated records of the coming year – at least amongst the loyal fans The Brothers Comatose had won while touring across the country in support of their past two releases. Infused with a sense of relaxed, experienced confidence, The Brothers Comatose offer a southwestern-tinged, rowdy stringband sound that might just make this your new favorite record before you turn it over to side B. Walking lockstep with their undeniable top-flight musicianship is an easy humility. “It’s just one, big, extended Morrison music party,” they say. Brothers Ben and Alex Morrison, guitar and banjo, and lead vocalists, front this rocking string band that has become a West coast headliner and national touring act in a mere handful of years. With bassmaster Gio Benedetti and stellar accompanists Philip Brezina on fiddle and Ryan Avellone on mandolin, their high energy, audience engaging shows have caught fire with fans from San Diego to Seattle to Salt Lake to Silk Hope, NC and beyond.
“It all sort of started before we ever picked up instruments” explains Ben. “Our mom was in a folk quartet that sang beautiful songs in harmony. Alex and I would watch them rehearse for hours when we were kids.” Growing up around band rehearsals and music parties, the Morrison brothers eventually found themselves with instruments in their hands. Ben started playing on his dad’s acoustic guitar and Alex happened upon a banjo that someone had left behind after a household music party.
The brothers learned a mess of classic rock covers, playing casually in their living room and around campfires (and at those famous Morrison music parties) for the next few years. Eventually their genre of choice drifted to broad-stoke Americana and a buddy asked them to come record a few tunes in his garage. Their friend Benedetti had been studying upright bass and they called him up for the session. He couldn’t make it that day but shortly after they all began playing together. They needed a few more good players to round out their sound, and the brothers put up fliers all around San Francisco. A few people answered, including Philip Brezina, at the time pursuing a Master’s degree in violin performance at the Conservatory of Music. “When he showed up, I thought, who the hell is this guy?” says Ben. “He’s kind of a redneck but he’s getting his masters in classical violin. Turned out to work pretty well.” Avellone had shared bills with the Brothers a few times over the years in other bands and was a perfect fit. Ben called him up, and “next thing you know, he’s our mandolin player.”
Soon enough they put the axe to the grindstone, releasing two critically acclaimed records in Songs From The Stoop (2010) and Respect the Van (2012). Those releases led to extended tours with Devil Makes Three, Yonder Mountain String Band and Lake Street Dive, which in turn led to their own headlining club tours and festival appearances including the likes of High Sierra, Delfest, Outsidelands and Pickathon.
When it came to write their third record, the now-seasoned road warriors returned to their home of fourteen years in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco. “We wrote this album living in San Francisco as it was changing from a weird, art friendly mecca to a place that only super rich tech workers could afford,” tells Ben. “Things started changing – venues were closing down, and artist and musician friends moved away. What is San Francisco without its weirdos? That’s what the song City Painted Gold is about and that’s why it’s the name of this record.” Shortly after completing the record, The Brothers Comatose themselves joined the ranks of the displaced.
Eviction brings change, and change inspires creativity. When our heroes got booted from their home city of over a decade, they did not despair – no! They wrote a new and wonderful album. If our heroes maintain their current trajectory we should all be really rather excited about what the future holds.
The M Machine
Hyper-creative and sophisticated in craft, San Francisco-based electronic act The M Machine bring a rare mix of genre-bending ingenuity and refined musicianship to every
element of their musical output. With their most recent EP—the five-song 'Just Like', released on Skrillex's OWSLA label in November 2014—vocalist/composer/producers Ben
Swardlick and Eric Luttrell deliver a deeply melodic and infectiously upbeat take on underground house. Not only a dramatic departure from their darkly charged earlier work, 'Just Like' finds The M Machine abandoning all EDM convention and creating a vocal propelled, indie-minded breed of dance music that hinges on pure emotion and unbridled
energy. As with their many much-acclaimed remixes (such as their official reworkings of Bruno
Mars's "Locked Out Of Heaven," Passion Pit's "Take a Walk," and Empire of the Sun's
"DNA"), the latest step in The M Machine's artistic progression is both intensely club-oriented
and boldly inventive. Revealing a supreme grasp of rhythm and groove honed in part from
their lengthy live experience (including support slots on tours with artists like Porter Robinson
and The Glitch Mob), 'Just Like' infuses The M Machine's delicate balance of artistry and
emotionalism into everything from the heady, bass-heavy throb of the title track to the hearton-sleeve
dream-pop of "Over/Love" to the sunny, spaced-out synth of "Don't Speak."
Both lifelong music obsessives who'd played piano and guitar since they were kids,
Swardlick and Luttrell began experimenting with making melody-driven electronic music as
students at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Though each brought his own distinct
sensibilities to the collaboration—Luttrell grew up on new wave, West Coast hip-hop, and
early-'90s alt-rock, while Swardlick's key inspirations include Gorillaz and the early electronic
sounds of Herbie Hancock—the two bonded over a shared belief in prizing musicality over
production finesse. Soon after graduating and moving to San Francisco, The M Machine
crossed paths with Skrillex, showed their music to the six-time Grammy Award-winner, and
ended up signed to his just-launched label by 2011. In April 2012, OWSLA put out The M
Machine's 'Metropolis Pt. I', a concept EP inspired by Fritz Lang's groundbreaking 1927 sci-fi
film. Like 'Metropolis Pt. 2' (a follow-up EP released in February 2013), The M Machine's
debut drew from the movie's dystopian vision and constructed a lush but brooding sound that
garnered serious critical praise and—along with the group's appearances at major festivals
like Electric Daisy Carnival, Ultra Music Festival, and Tomorrowland—helped the group gain
a massive following.
For much of the first five years of The M Machine's lifespan, Swardlick and Luttrell holed up
in a warehouse/recording studio that was once home to arena-rock legends Journey and—
under The M Machine's wing—eventually evolved into an a collective of visual artists,
engineers, and designers who shared their DIY ethic and restless creativity. The duo
continue to sustain the passion for constant innovation that's powered the project since the
beginning. And no matter how the mood of their music changes over the years, The M
Machine remain committed to building their sound around a strong emotional core. "We're
proud to have a fan base as creative and taste-driven as we are." says Swardlick. Luttrell
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The Coffis Brothers
We are brothers. One of whom strums on a guitar, blows on a harmonica and sings, the other also sings, while at the same time banging the living hell out of a keyboard. The former, and younger is Kellen. The latter and the older (if by age only) is Jamie. We are from a small town called Ben Lomond located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. If you ever visit the area, you'll know why we're in such a good mood.
Hailing from Toulouse, CloZee is Chloé, a young music producer who seamlessly combines technical precision with a wild imagination. An accomplished instrumentalist, she began playing the classical guitar at 11. Influenced by edIT, Bonobo, The Widdler and Amon Tobin, she started producing electronic music at the age of 16.
Winner of the 2014 'Best International Newcomer' at the UK Glitch-Hop Award, and runner up of multiple remix contests, she was spotted by respected labels such as Gravitas Recordings, Glitch Hop Community, Otodayo Records, Adapted Records, Digital Whomp…
In 2015, she launched the electro Orchestral Hip Hop project CloZinger, with a french MPC master Scarfinger.
Her tracks defy genres, oscillating between World Bass, Glitch-Hop, Trip-Hop, Future Bass and Tribal Trap. She created her own place in the glitch community, thanks to a unique, highly surprising style mixing powerful basslines, funky off beat percussion, world instruments and emotional cinematic sounds. Her recent track 'Koto' has reached more than 1 million plays on Soundcloud, and 2,5 millions views on YouTube.
A musical identity which led her to play in North America (more than 60 dates the past 2 years, including the festivals Coachella, Lightning In A Bottle, Shambhala, Envision, Camp Bisco, Sonic Bloom, Arise, Enchanted Forest…) but also in India, Germany, Israel, Ukraine, and more than 40 different cities in France, alongside artists like Bonobo, Gramatik, Tipper, Chet Faker, Pretty Lights, TOKiMONSTA, GRiZ, Random Rab…
Turns out you can teach an old BARE, new tricks. Sean Rodela also known as 'BARE', hails from East LA, a 4th generation Mexican American, who was raised in Los Angeles' historic rave scene. BARE was one of the lucky few that made it from growing up on the wrong side of the tracks, as he began to express himself, playing in bands and hip-hop groups until he found his one love, Electronic Music. Over a decade ago 12th Planet and he began to experiment in DNB, loosing their producing virginities together. Bare was dreaming of creating a better life and not having to worry about having electricity or heat while growing up. Sean originally found his sound in the early days of dub-step as a poster child for the Sub-human label and for co-producing 'King Kong' with Datsik.
As dub-step declined, a more mature BARE began experimenting in different sounds. He immediately regained a flood of happy memories into his creativity after dabbling in different genres from the stereo typical angry "bro-step" sound. BARE came to the realization that he just wanted to make people dance. Over the past year, rebuilding, rebranding and growing rapidly as an artist and as a person as a whole, Sean is now becoming one of the most sought after producer/ DJs in the business. He has amassed an incredibly long discography now being filled with 128 BPM.
The new house prodigy has large cache of original "BARE TRACKS", collaborations/remixes on some of the world's most coveted House Music Labels such as Dim Mak, Spinnin', CR2 and soon to be Hysteria Recordings. He has collabs/remixes with such names as Sebastian Ingrosso, Alesso, Tommy Trash, Nicky Romero, Calvin Harris, Carnage, DJ Snake, Mercer, and Borgeous. Bare prides an extensive list of the worlds biggest names such as David Guetta, R3HAB, Steve Aoki, Hardwell, Porter Robsinson, Zeds Dead, Carnage, Adventure Club, Krewella, 12th Planet, and Kill the Noise that show love via track support which are played at the worlds best festivals, and nightclubs as well as BBC's Radio1, Essential Mixes, Sirius Radio and Kiss FM.
Grinding back from the bottom, BARE's sets have become extreme, mind blowing rollercoaster rides as he takes his audience on a journey through original "BARE EDITS", and his dynamic DJ-ing skills. Sean is receiving more world wide attention as his new explosive "BARE TRACKS" have bass lines and drops like no other producer in the game and without a fail gets an entire crowd raved up! His new mating sound is a fusion of Dutch house, Progressive house, "BARE TRAP, BARE BASS" and the rapidly growing Big Room Bass sound that fills speakers all over the world.
BARE's fast growing and fiercely loyal "BARE CUBS" Fan Base are a combination of old bass fans, to his new and rapidly growing "non genre specific" house music fans including some famous pop producers itching to work with him.
BARE is on a small list of bass producers that are successfully making the cross over, he realizes that he has a long road ahead of him and is ready to fight and claw for what is rightfully his. His advice he offers to his fans is, always dream big and never let anyone tell you can't reach them. As this kid with the intoxicating teddy Bare like smile who's from the wrong side of town keeps smiling, as he knows there's only one direction for his destiny, and that is up!
We call our music "Bohemian Dub". It's a mix of all sweet music.
Our first self-produced and engineered album "Bohemian Dub" was released in 2006. Since then we have been packing shows with a dedicated following in the Eugene area.
Jinco combines upbeat, rhythmic electronic music with sweet, soothing guitar riffs to make for a must-see audience experience.
Cresting the modern wave of electronic producers, Psymbionic creates aural experiences that explore the range of multi-tempo Bass Music within an influential and dynamic culture. With an ear for situational relevance, Psymbionic enjoys turning non-traditional sound design and infectious rhythms into dancefloor heat, while also maintaining his history in the downtempo, emotive side of the electronic sound.
John Burcham has been moving bodies and turning heads as Psymbionic for several years in all corners of the USA, playing with acts such as Bassnectar, STS9, Big Gigantic, ill.Gates, Excision, EOTO, and Tipper. His passion and innovation in the music world are showcased through album releases on Muti Music and MalLabel, as well as in his role as label manager for the popular Electronic imprint Gravitas Recordings.
West Coast Producer/DJ/Vocalist Nicoluminous is on a mission...His unique brand of "Glitch-a-delic Soul Whomp" fuses melodic progressions, futuristic sound design and organic elements into sexy bass drops. His Dj sets are geared toward Dubstep and Glitch Hop with a psychedelic twist. As a Beatboxer/MC, Nico uses his custom effects pedal belt to live loop his beatboxing and vocals like you've never seen or heard before. Stay tuned to soundcloud.com/nicoluminous for free tracks and mixes. 😀
Eliquate is a live alt indie / hip hop group based out of Santa Cruz, CA, comprised of MC Elliot Wright, Producer/Guitarist Jamie Schnetzler (Snack-One), joined by bassist Cosmo Stevens, drummer Dan Wells, and Tanner Christiansen on Monome/Keys/Samples. Blending Hip-Hop production and ethics, with the high energy of an amped up rock show, the group turns any venue into an engaging and intelligent party. Drawing from Jazz, Folk, Electronic, Funk/Soul, and Psychedelic samples and influences, the sound comes out enticingly eclectic yet vaguely familiar.
Playing mainly in a scene that loves the dj, boostive believes very strongly in the energy created by a group of people collaborating to create a unique experience on stage. Boostive performs to preserve the organic roots of music using live instrumentation while still incorporating the influence of electronic music that is ever so prevalent in our culture. Stay Boostive.
Planet Booty is a force to be reckoned with. Having started as a genre-defying concept album by brothers Nathan and Dylan Germick that blends electropop, sci-fi synths, space funk and booty bass, the project has evolved into a live show of epic proportions. The 6-piece ensemble fuses electronics, drums, percussion, horns, marimba, guitars, and soulful singing (with a splash of choreography and theatrics) to create a hyper-charged and highly entertaining dance party experience.
Having quickly earned a reputation as one the Bay Area's must see live acts, Planet Booty performs regularly at venues such as The Rickshaw Stop, Bottom of the Hill, Café du Nord, Red Devil Lounge, and Oakland's Uptown. Their combination of high-caliber musicianship, adventurous arrangements, and good ol' fashioned funk is guaranteed to raise a smile and get booties bouncing.
PartyWave is a bass music Producer/DJ from San Diego, CA. Mostly ranging the Trap genre of bass music these days, you will hear diversity in his live sets in many genres. He has been producing for the last 2 years + and is growing rapidly in the scene in San Diego, playing iconic clubs like Fluxx Nightclub, Bassmnt, etc... As well as beginning to travel to Hollywood and other parts of LA for shows. His new EP, Burn The Clock is releasing sometime in December of 2013. This will be a Free EP as well as the rest of his music he has put out thus far!
As a successful San Francisco DJ and Producer, The Schmidt has been dropping head banging tracks for years now and has proven he has what it takes to play in the EDM scene.
As a distinct producer flourishing in the West Coast bass music scene, a DJ who understands the importance of the listener, and label mate of the forward-thinking brand 'We Got This', Chase Manhattan displays a truly inspirational love for music. After an EP release on Substruk Records under his belt and another on the way via Vermin Street, he is quickly becoming a fan favorite while consistently pushing forward in his journey as an artist. His work as a producer is grounded in a sense of familiarity with which the listener is instantly at home, while adding new flavors resulting in a sound all of his own. Currently he has garnered support from several highly acclaimed heavyweights, including Digi G'Alessio, Juke Ellington,Buzz Trillington, & Barisone.
A Pacific Northwest-native, Chase Manhattan currently resides in Portland, Oregon. This versatile DJ, with an eclectic variety of club music at his disposal, has the ability to read the mood of the crowd with precision in any given scenario. By receiving offers to play throughout the West Coast, he has shared the stage with notable acts such as Kastle, Rusko, Steve Aoki, MSTRKRFT, SPL, Russ Liquid and numerous others.
As an early adopter of the recent 'trap' genre that has taken the electronic scene by storm, Chase Manhattan is always pushing the boundaries of the latest 'status quo'. Although the core of his music production has been primarily established in low-frequency sounds, his roots are heavily influenced by a hip-hop rhythm and melody. Ultimately, the genre or style of music he creates is not his focal point, the listener is. It's this drive that keeps his infectious tunes bouncing around in your head, long after the music stops.
Zion I is an American hip hop duo from Oakland, California. It consists of Baba Zumbi and Amp Live.
Zion I released the debut album, Mind Over Matter, in 2000. It was nominated for "Independent Album of the Year" by The Source magazine. The second album, Deep Water Slang V2.0, was released in 2003.
In 2005, Zion I released True & Livin'. It featured guest appearances from Gift of Gab, Talib Kweli, and Aesop Rock.
Heroes in the City of Dope, the first collaborative album with The Grouch, was released in 2006. Zion I released the sixth album, The Take Over, in 2009.
In 2010, Zion I released the seventh album, Atomic Clock. Heroes in the Healing of the Nation, the second collaborative album with The Grouch, was released in 2011.
The duo's ninth album, Shadowboxing, was chosen by SF Weekly as one of their "10 Best Bay Area Hip-Hop Records of 2012"
Singer-songwriter and Electronic music producer. To many that might sound like two very different aspects of modern sound culture - which in turn makes Monolink a fascinating character, because he's both rolled into one. His style seamlessly connects the narrative structure of a song with the compelling forward thrust of electronic rhythms. Guitar chords merge into synthetic pad sounds, hypnotic bass vibrations meet emotional vocal parts, passionate physicality meets sublime stimulation for the mind.
Steffen Linck comes from a background that is often described with the wonderfully vague term "guitar music". North American Folk, Blues... he's never committed to a single style. And as much as he loves his guitar as a faithful companion on his musical journey – the songs composed for this instruments have a certain flaw. Thanks to melodic structure and the additional use of the human voice they have the power to tell a story - but all too often it's just a very short pleasure. That's why the Berlin based producer is fascinated by another genre that is synonymous with endurance: Electronic Dance Music. Its hypnotic rhythms create a very physical dance experience during long party nights. Already being active as a DJ besides his activity as guitarist and singer in various bands, it's an obvious idea to connect both principles with each other.
A typical Monolink production evolves around a song written on his guitar. It serves as the backbone for percussions, samples, and vocal parts which are usually recorded during spontaneous jam sessions. When performing live he plays this original song in real-time, putting emphasis on a listening experience that is as clean and smooth as possible. The result has great impact on the dance floor, both in terms of sound and stage appearance. Monolink stirs serious euphoria at Fusion, Fuchsbau and 3000° Festival, as well as many other open airs. Also his gigs at trend-setting clubs of Berlin, like Ritter Butzke, Sisyphos or Keller, are highly applauded. In September 2014 a remix that has been produced together with Be.Svendsen climbs to the Top 20 of Beatport's Electronica charts, in the beginning of 2015 he joins forces with the kindred soul of Acid Pauli for his "The End" EP. Speaking of kindred souls: Of course the open-minded crossover style of Monolink makes him a perfect match for the illustrious 3000° collective.
When he wasn't watching Yo MTV Raps or Pump It up, Scarub, like many other L.A. hip-hop heads, grew up listening to the all hip-hop radio station, KDAY. It was during these early years that Scarub first gave himself the name Quaz (The kid who did), and later Mudd Foot, before settling on Scarub as his mc moniker. Scarub first hit the stage during an 8th grade talent show and he hasn't looked back since. As a student at L.A.'s Hamilton High, Scarub hooked up with fellow students Eligh and Murs and the trio formed the 3 Meloncholy Gypsy's or 3MG. Scarub like the rest of 3MG eventually made the move up to the bay area where he hooked up with Mystik Journeymen and was put down with the Living Legends crew.
Since the late 1980s A-Plus has produced music for Hieroglyphics as a group and a musical collective, responsible for some of Hieroglyphics' biggest hits & most critically-acclaimed tracks. He has also proven his versatility as a producer with critically acclaimed production credits on the works of artists encompassing many genres of music.
Knobody is a Bay Area producer who has worked with some of the largest name in modern R&B and hip-hop.
From between the Redwoods and the Pacific Ocean emerge ANCESTREE, a Santa Cruz Roots-Rock-Reggae Band dedicated to Positive Vibes, Consciousness Raising, Community Building, Love and Support, and achieving Equal Rights and Justice through Unity, Music, Truth, and Culture.
ANCESTREE deliver a PREMIER LIVE MUSIC EXPERIENCE! The band has performed at festivals including THE SAN FRANCISCO REGGAE FESTIVAL and REGGAE IN THE REDWOODS FESTIVAL. Featuring keyboard, saxophone, Latin percussion, three part harmonies and a thundering rhythm section; Ancestree move your body, heart and spirit!
2TIGHT is a fresh new collaboration that seamlessly weaves Annie Dolly's relentlessly raw raps into Lou E. Bagels party rocking DJ sets.
Born in 1996 in the Sierra Nevada mountains, Charles is making major headway in the electronic music scene at the fresh age of 18! Charles has been heavily influenced by nature and the adventure that coincides with it. His personality and vibe are unmatched on the scene today. CharlestheFirst has an uncanny ability to enliven the dance floor, not only with his beats but with the ambiance of pure love for music his stage presence brings for all to enjoy!
Dreaming Ghosts hail from Santa Cruz, CA. The Band is a collective of musicians from national touring bands including The Brothers Comatose and The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men.
Secret Recipe is a delicious and fresh bass music endeavor from Benji Hannus, formerly known as Intellitard, . A resident and founder of Oakland's ever popular Wormhole Wednesdays, Secret Recipe blends together a unique medley of sounds that weaves together cosmic, sparkling melodies and squelchy, deep whomps. The Secret Recipe experience is filled with sweet surprises along the way; delivering an exquisite contrast between all the flavors of bass music. Smooth rhythms and subterranen bass lines will trigger the taste buds of your brain.
Brendan Lynch performs at comedy clubs all over the Bay Area including the Punchline in San Francisco and the Improv in San Jose. He has worked with comedians such as Norm MacDonald and Mike Birbiglia. Brendan is a comedian who definitely on the rise.
The Bad Light
The mixture of Eduardo's bluesy fingerpicking guitar style fuzzed out and amplified driven by Nathan's eclectic drumming style created musical textures that felt new and inspiring and drove the duo to pursue the project more seriously leading to playing live and recording two EP's, 2011's Marrow of Sound and 2013's Onward Downward.
24-year-old, Santa Cruz-based dubstep artist Travis Egner Williams produces melodically infused dance floor bangers under the persona LabRat. He exploded onto the EDM scene in 2010 with his bootleg of The XX track Crystalized which was featured on many top YouTube channels around the world. Word spread quickly about LabRat's unique drops and synths. In 2011 he was picked up by GruntWorthy Music where he released his debut EP "Test Subject", receiving much critical praise. Working off the release hype LabRat had a great 2012 rocking the Emission Festival and other underground festivals in and around the San Francisco Bay Area featuring his face slaying bass. Online, LabRat's popularity has gone viral. Hundreds of new fans join the base each month. He is regularly featured on top blogs such as The Untz, Earmilk.com Dubstep.net and TheDubstepChannel.
LabRat is producing more music than ever and breaking into new
markets. This spring he hits the road for his first national tour and will
release his second EP soon afterward. Keep an eye out for LabRat in your
A constant proponent of all things weird and sci-fi, VNDMG lives to produce technically experimental bass music. By infusing hip-hop fundamentals and MCs in to electronic music, he pushes the listener to experience new and unique sounds while luring them in with familiar crowd pleasers. A high energy DJ, VNDMG prides himself on providing a unique set full of original productions, remixes, and hidden gems.
VNDMG has released music with Saturate Records, Mallabel, High Noon Pact, We Got This, 710 Records, and Daly City Records
As 2013 comes to an end, VNDMG looks back on a year full of memorable experiences. With an established residency at Beat Church in San Francisco, a full gig calendar, and Festivals like Burning Man, What The Festival, Emissions, Raindance, and Lucidity, it is safe to say that it has been a busy year. Having just headlined the "Doing Damage Tour" alongside Indaskyes and Le Moti, VNDMG looks forward to a release on Mallabel Music, with features from Myka 9 and San Williams, a Moanbeams Remix EP with DJ Balance, and an on-going mix series titled, "The VNDMG Report".
The Redlight District
The Redlight District is a psychedelic rock and roll quartet from Santa Cruz California. Their frenetic live performances blend elements of delta blues, jazz melody, and soul, weaving meticulously embellished, percussive guitar lines with dynamically intricate rock-organ. Thompson brings a relentless battery of off-kilter rhythms to the table, locking in with Leitner’s bass hooks. These provide a backdrop for Sams’ baritone croon, which moves from tranquil melody into peaking, manic wails. Originally forming in Monterey County, they completed their lineup in Santa Cruz and have gone on to perform up and down California, garnering a dedicated and rapidly growing following around the central coast. They have since opened for larger touring acts like Menomena, performed radio appearances on KZSC, and were voted one of the top bands to see at the Santa Cruz Music Festival by the SC Weekly in 2013. Their first release is the Dirty Magazine EP.
Mammatus is a band from the outer reaches of Santa Cruz County, California. Taking our name from the heaviest cloud found on our home planet, Mammatus harness instruments and amplifiers with the brave intent of transforming the natural beauty and massive fury that lies in the earth into acoustic energy. The sound that results from these explorations is an aural adventure, a sonic quest through the outer reaches of the natural and spiritual worlds. Mammatus use ROCK music in an effort to communicate with our fellow humans, because it the most overwhelmingly exciting and powerful sound we have discovered so far. We ROCK because we must! There is no medium more mind melting, more body banging, more…AAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRHHHHHH!!!! than pure, LOUD, HEAVY, INSANE ROCK AND ROLL! That is why we must use every resource available; push our minds and bodies to the outer limits, so that we can make sure we are exciting ourselves and others with new, creative, pure, adventurous ROCK music. We play it how we like it, really really loud, lots of ridiculous guitar leads, thick heavy headbangin' riffs, proggy groovin', and plenty of weird stuff. We're doing the best we can, honestly. We love to rock and we do it for YOU. We want you to feel this thing that we feel. Just let yourself smile as wide as you can, let your mind EXPLODE! DANCE! JUMP! SCREAM! We're exploring. Rock and roll exploring. Let's go exploring together.
Rachel Torro is carving out a unique space in the San Francisco House Music scene with an aesthetic that draws from her adventurous musical background. Her musical passion has been influenced by artists like Radiohead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and LCD Soundsystem. She combines a mature breadth of taste with a youthful playfulness colored by her post-adolescent history of psychedelic rock revelry. Her song selections weave a voice that is all her own–minimal, deep and tech house sensibilities build upon and support each other in a grounded but intricately textured experience. In addition to sharing the stage with staples like Atish, Hot Since 82, Lee Burridge, Luca Bachetti and Nico stojan, Rachel is the resident DJ and musical director for Morning Glory SF, an early morning, pre-work conscious dance party.
Soulwise is a Reggae/Funk Rock band from Santa Cruz, CA. With catchy melodies and meaningful heart felt lyrics. Soulwise plays all original music, with hopes of spreading positivity and good times far and wide! Long before the band formed in the the fall of 2013, cousins Sean(Vocals/Guitar) and Kevin Eichhorn(Vocals/Keys) grew up playing music together at an early age. Influenced by the feel good Reggae/Rock scene of Santa Cruz, they strived for a sound that expressed their interests, feelings, and life experiences. In late 2013, while both training for professional baseball, Kevin and Adrian DeMar(Bass), would reconnect. Soon after, Adrian would bring in college bandmate Mike Golin(Drums), and Soulwise was born! With several influences, Soulwise aims to grow and create new innovative music. -Peace and love-
The Frogman Experience
The Frogman Experience is a group of conscientious friends who make music to inspire positive thoughts and personal transformation. Their original songs guide listeners through stories of adventure, light vs. dark and personal growth, with tales told by various creatures to emphasize our connection to nature. Live shows feature skits and songs of multiple genres while trees, mushrooms and bushes create an enticing performance background. Though no one genre can categorize the full experience, the band has been called "theatrical funk;" a name as good as any.
Magic Bronson is an Alternative/Electronic duo from Los Angeles made up of producers Michael Nicastro, and Matthew Lieberman. Magic Bronson creates a unique dance sound, that utilizes Nicastro's vocals, and Lieberman's live bass, as well as synth's and programmed drums. The duo is set to release their debut EP "Nor'easter" May 28th on Woodlake Records.
KR3TURE ("Creature") is a multi-instrumentalist and producer from Santa Cruz Cruz, CA creating powerful and emotive music using gritty acoustic and deep electronic ingredients.
Treeherder is a stoner metal group out of Santa Cruz that knows how to throw one hell of a show.
Zachary Garren parted ways with his previous band, Dance Gavin Dance, in early 2010. While pursuing his solo project, Good Health, he crossed paths with local drummer, Ben Rosett, who was playing with a local band called The Trees. Ben, who was interested in starting a new project, asked Zac if he wanted to jam to see if anything cool would happen. Fortunately, everything clicked, and Strawberry Girls was formed in April, 2011.
Press "play" on Slow Season's second full-length album MOUNTAINS, and you might just forget what era you're in. It could very well be the sixties, seventies, or now. It almost doesn't matter though because this is hypnotic, heavy, and howling rock 'n' roll that defies both musical and temporal categorization.
The Central California quartet – Daniel Rice (vocals, guitar), David Kent (guitar), Hayden Doyel (bass), and Cody Tarbell (drums) – scale new heights, while recognising where it all began.
"I'd love for people to wonder if this record is actually from 1969," grins Cody. "We wanted to capture that spirit. That was the goal."
In order to do so, the musicians holed up in Cody's home studio, which actually doubles as his parents' garage, and cut Mountains ten tracks throughout the course of early 2014. Hayden had just returned home from a short detour at college in Idaho before recognizing he belonged jamming with his brothers. Officially back in the fold, excitement to record proved pervasive. Moving when inspiration struck, they actually recorded the songs live on reel-to-reel tape. Eschewing the digital mindset of today and not even uttering the words "Pro Tools", everything was caught on analog, giving the music a crackling kinetic energy.
"I like everything associated with reel-to-reel," Cody goes on. "I love the sound. I like the mojo that comes along with it."
"Working with the limitations of tape really pushed us to play our best," adds Daniel. "You have to prioritize your ideas. You can't layer too much on there. You also have to nail the takes. You don't get to go back and cut paste. You have to feel it when you're playing it. When everything comes together, it really shines because we're all playing together on tape."
They lock in during the album opener and first single, Sixty-Eight. It snaps into a bluesy riff and bombastic beat before Daniel lets out a soaring refrain and a screeching solo roars. "We wanted to nod back to Led Zeppelin," the vocalist says. "We managed to get this really big sound in the garage. It's very organic and natural. The subject matter is pretty gnarly, and I'd encourage everyone to take a close listen to the lyrics."
That mystique carries over to the hazy Synanon, which details the exploits of a mountain cult nearby where the boys reside. Meanwhile, Endless Mountain drives forward on robust guitars and propulsive drums. It also reflects the overarching theme inherent within the title.
"Mountains embody a few things," explains Daniel. "They're difficult, seemingly insurmountable, and bigger than us. They're both foreboding and beautiful at the same time. I had been doing a lot of hiking and backpacking in the higher Sierra Nevada. It all fit together. We live right next to Sequoia National Park, and we go up there all the time. We connect with the idea of man versus nature."
SLOW SEASON first emerged in 2012 with their self-titled debut. Supported by shows throughout California and nationally, they began to garner palpable buzz. Now, Mountains kicks off their next chapter. However, they'll continue to exist within an epoch of their own.
Daniel leaves off, "I want people to walk away knowing there's integrity behind the music, the process, the words being sung, and the notes being played. We love what we do, and we hope that listeners do too."
FOUNTAIN OF BILE
WE ARE FOUNTAIN OF BILE. FUCK YOU.
Death thrash with a side of puke from Satan Cruz, Ca.
"Nomalakadoja," a word made up by members and friends of the band, means we're having a good time! The band was established in 2013, and hails from the south-side of Santa Cruz—specifically Aptos and La Selva. Nomalakadoja's Feel Good Music is a blend of reggae, rock and island styles. Their positive lyrics and upbeat rhythms are sure to bring good vibes and dancing feet.
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One of the ubiquitous fixtures of the Northern California music scene, Little John is more than just a DJ or an icon, he is a force of nature.
Few dare to dive into multiple genres with such intensity, knowledge, and savviness. An extraordinary DJ, producer, remixer, and music historian, he is a creative talent who musically transcends limitations and genres. Whether he's playing Tech-House, Mid-tempo, Future Bass, or Booty Slap, this innovator unites factions and taps into new levels of creativity just for the art of it. His discerning ear, musically open mind, and the ability to read the crowd and mix the vibe is what sets him apart from the pack. It is a truly unique approach that must be experienced.
He got his start in the creative hot bed of the mid 90’s San Francisco underground House scene, and the incredibly diverse Santa Cruz free party scene. He became a resident of the legendary 13 Moon Tribe, while pioneering the wildly successful Raindance events, which are all still going strong today. Little John has played along side many other first-class musicians, and is regularly requested, with such acts as Bassnectar, Tipper, Mark Farina, A.Skillz. and Fort Knox Five to name a few.
Current musical projects include collaborations with Takuya Nakamura of Cocorosie, and tapping into his gypsy roots, birthing his alter ego Gudada, performing Gypsy Swing, Balkan Beat and Camel Krunk.
Our aim is to provide a hub for electronic music by showcasing the best in Bass music and Hip-Hop in an informative and interactive way.
Performing often with DJ's like G Jones and STWO, this DJ and producer is beginning to make his way in the EDM scene.
It’s been quite a journey for us ever since we started this project in 2010. Performing at the Warfield Theatre, Burning Man and opening for world class artists like Shpongle & Infected Mushroom. We are pleased to continue this story with you and EVØLV into new dimensions of sound and consciousness. DISSØLV will now be fronted by original member and Violinist, Valentin Santana. He is now the lead producer and songwriter, carrying the torch forward and bringing new music to life!
Pyro Mids is a Santa Cruz based indie-rock band that combines beautiful melodies with experimental and rock-influenced riffs.
Influenced by DnB, Hip Hop, Trap, Dubstep, House, and Garage among others, TreyZilla’s hybridized finesse is always apparent whether he’s in the kitchen mixing it in or in the lab remixing it up. TreyZilla steers his auditory ship through black holes and dimensional rifts, delivering melodies that take you in and send you back on your way lifted off that other ‘ish. Naturally gifted with a flare for playing out sensitively to environment and crowd, TreyZilla consistently provides completely organic moments that leave listeners heightened and musically buzz drunk.
THE GO AHEAD
The Go Ahead is a four piece, high-energy alt. rock band from San Francisco. They are known for their incredibly unique sound, pulling from influences such as Incubus, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus, Fiona Apple, and many more. Formerly known as Jesús and the Rabbis, the band has made quite an impact on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. They were selected to play the debut Santa Cruz Music Festival in 2013 and have toured Austin, TX for the SXSW music week twice (2014/2015), which included playing Red Gorilla showcases and the debut Ugly Whale showcase. They've opened for national touring acts like Dilly Dally from Toronto, as well as legendary artists like Lita Ford. Big things are afoot for this talented foursome that are known for combining various genres into a driving rock force with a sultry and soulful front-woman that demands your attention.
Knowa Knowone is a Bay Area turntablist/producer and co-owner of the record label Street Ritual. Fans know Knowa as someone who vibes off of his crowd’s energy, raising them to a euphoric and ecstatic state of auditory bliss. Hailing from North Carolina, Knowa began his professional career as a DJ, producer and promoter over a decade ago. Knowa moved to the west coast during the 2000s where he quickly made a name for himself as one of the premiere music artists in the west coast underground.
Knowa Knowone has played with artists such as Noisia, Freq Nasty, EOTO, and Mimosa, playing shows around the globe and festivals including Symbiosis Gathering, Burning Man, The Boom Festival (Portugal), and Electric Picnic (Ireland). Knowa’s release with Sleepyhead as Knowsleep, released in 2008 put Knowa on the map as one of the pioneers for glitch hop and dubstep in the US. Knowa’s music combines traditional midtempo and breakbeat with deep bass, glitchy sounds, ethnic rhythms, and psychedelia to create a sound that stands out as uniquely Knowa Knowone. In 2012, Knowa will tour extensively to promote the Street Ritual label and the release of his new LP 'Champagne and Kittens' out now on 1320 Records.
The origins of LIZANO however trace back to spring of 2013 when Jay traveled north from Costa Rica and met fellow bandmate now lifelong friend, Sal at the Naked Tiger Hostel in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.
Today the band focuses its time on writing and performing original music they like to call
Galactic Reggae & Funk Fusion
This original sound transformed from its original roots of covering bands like Pepper, Sublime and The Expendables while touring Central America, until they blended with funk, jazz and rock influences here stateside.
When the band is not in the studio rehearsing/recording or on the road spreading ‘LIZANO’s message of love’ they can be found instructing local rippers and players in-the-making at a non-profit music organization called ‘We Rock’.
The struggles of spreading music on the road are real, but being able to reach people in the most meaningful way they know how to, LIZANO is dedicated to bringing its high energy act and positive message everywhere they can.
"We are LIZANO, good on everything..."
Arrows, based in Santa Cruz, CA formed under the influence of bands like Joy Division, The Cure, and The Pixies. Recently, the band self released their debut self-titled EP. They're currently working towards spreading their sound across the West Coast and expanding beyond that. Playing to crowds in hometown Santa Cruz, the band is flourishing in the local music scene and out to prove that they're cut from a different cloth.
AB.CLU is a DJ/producer duo out of Santa Cruz, CA.
WORSHIP is a funeral doom band originally founded in 1998 by Fucked Up Mad Max & The Doommonger. Today, we are a touring quartet working on album #4.
Psychedelic Funk band from Santa Cruz, CA
Het Hat Club
Hét Hat Club is an international jazz manouche band located in Budapest, Hungary.
Blending pop and hip-hop, Bozzy is a Santa Cruz artist working to get his music heard on a local and national level.
A DJ out of Santa Cruz, Gregg James is a huge player in the Santa Cruz promotion and music scene.
purple bong river
Purple Bong River is a band out of Santa Cruz with an experimental, metal-based sound.
Laura Lackey's Rhythm Revue
Laura Lackey's Rhythm Revue play all shades of Americana Roots Music! Swing and New Orleans Jazz to Blues and Gospel. They play standards in their own style and many original songs based in the improvisational traditions of jazz and blues. The hot dance floor tunes are fresh and entertaining and worth the attention of both party-goers and musicologists!
The band is led by vocalist Laura Lackey a native of the San Francisco Bay Area who has toured in New Orleans, New York, London, Vienna Budapest and Berlin. They made their way into the nightlife of Budapest, playing bars and cafés and have toured in Germany, Austria, Slovenia, the USA and played festivals including Am Ende Der Wald Festival, Berlin and Sziget Fesztival, Budapest. The band has been an international mix of American, Hungarian, Slovenian, Slovakian, Polish and French musicians, often featuring guest performances.
O' Snap is a beat producer out of SF that specializes in Future Bass, House and Hip Hop
Quickly becoming Santa Cruz's next big Reggae/Rock group, Pacific Roots is building its popularity by sharing the stage with well known artists such as, Jamaican reggae legends Sly and Robbie, Gonzo, Tomorrows Bad Seeds, and Katastro. Their self titled debut album, produced by The Expendables Adam Patterson, is set to be released in early 2017.
A local Santa Cruz DJ
Sludgy doom metal band from Santa Cruz.
LA YERBA RUDA
A Latin American home remedy used to rid your ears of infections and pain. Lend us your ears....We are La Yerba Ruda
COAST TRIBE is a modern reggae/rock band based in Half Moon Bay, CA. Their unique style encompasses elements from diverse genres like reggae, funk, hip hop, and heavy metal. Expressive lyrics paint pictures of the struggles of the modern world and words that celebrate life and music.
Water Color Weekend
5 piece band out of Santa Cruz combining our styles and sounds to bring you musical pleasure.
Cruzah attempts to encapsulate the traditional Jamaican spirit and California outdoor lifestyle through our sound and compositions. We like to mix it up and cross musical styles and feels as well, from reggae and soul, to rock, to latin, to hip hop and back again... it's about the rhythm, getting folks dancing, and having fun!
Daddy Long Legs
The Baron of Bass on the Wheels of Steel.
Representing Wizard Science.
Down a dark alley in Santa Cruz, you can find Numerous spitting flows off the top over a beatbox re-kindling roots with the soul of Hip Hop. Sometimes you'll see him on stage beatmatching his production on the wheels of steel cuttin' up his vinyl. If it's 3am, you'll probably find him in his studio with a pot of coffee and a madman grin on his face as he spews out another boom bap beat.
No matter where or how you find him, he's always got mind-bending lyrics and over-the-top showmanship to entertain the critically-observant thought-provoking music lovers.
Those looking for your standard "Hip-Pop" self-glorifying, studio-gangster, mainstream facsimile status-quo basura will be severely disappointed. If however you are amongst those of us who seek music for the soul from the soul... this ish is for you.
Numerous has opened up for a lot of people, and if we felt like boosting his ego we'd list them here (but we don't).
The former front-man of the Hip Hop/Electronica fusion live band "Vibrant EYEris" is now doing his thing at venues throughout California and pretty much anywhere else people want to hear his slightly-schizophrenic tangent-driven lyrical firestorm.
Peep out his latest album, mixtape, single or whatever the hell he just dropped... it's probably dope.
If you see him at a venue or cypher near you, pull out an object from your pocket and have him freestyle about it... he loves that shit.
May the bass be with you.
Tooth is a tastemaker, not a DJ.
A SF DJ with lots of talent and even more energy.
Scottie Scribbles is a techno and house focused DJ. Based out of Sacramento California, Scribbles can be found playing house parties and dance clubs. Best known for his swirling techno sound that resides on the darker end of the spectrum. Be sure to follow him on soundcloud or mixcloud for his weekly show, Free Flow Techno.
BIG(b)ANG - San Francisco based DJ with a focus on house and g-house music, to get that booty bouncin'.
Emily Catalano is a writer, comedian, and filmmaker. She is stoked to be doing Attractive Camp at Doc's Lab.
Called "The Czar of underground comedy in Santa Cruz," by Good Times Weekly, DNA has his finger in a lot of pies. A well respected weekly room has grown over 9 years into a local phenomena with DNA at the helm. Creator of the web series Stand Up Santa Cruz: The Series, telling the tale of a love able group of loser comedians who turn failure into hilarity. Promoter of two comedy festivals (The Santa Cruz Comedy Festival
Emerging from the redwood forests of Humboldt, Treemeista prides every sound system with heady vibes and renegade rhythms. His raw, stylistic mixing will hook your ears and senses cunningly into his swamp of sub-bass and heavy 808s. Honing ‘intelligent bass music’, Treemeista drops bass driven beats with his unique style that keeps the energy flowing strong through non-stop, reverbing selections and wicked bass-line combinations.
2017 brings Moshé full circle back to his roots as a singer songwriter with the release of "Lost & Found". Recorded at Gadgetbox Studios in Santa Cruz, the album features 13 original songs performed live in the studio featuring all acoustic instrumentation, & some of Santa Cruz's finest players; Gary Kehoe (Drums & Percussion), Dan Robbins (Upright Bass), Jim Lewin (Guitar & Mandolin), Boaz Vilozny (Harmony Vocals, Harmonica & Rhythm Guitar), & Moshé Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar. The album has intimate the intimate vibe and sound of a house concert and showcases Moshé's versatility moving between American Roots music genres like Americana, , Soul, Funk, Bluegrass, Folk & Jazz fluidly.
Chopsjunkie was started back in 2009 by Chris Jolin when he got his first controller! Thriving in local events, weddings, dances and playing for school events growing up, Chris's knowledge for music grew and changed! Today he is a part of Humboldt Bass Crew and resides in Southern California to study Sound Design and worm on his Worm Farm! He is also recently a part of Oldgrowth records!
Humboldt County/West Coast Bass Producer. Bringing a unique breed of psychedelic bass beats to the people.
DJ Twelvz is a sensational DJ, Producer and Recording Engineer reigning from Chicago but currently residing in Oakland California. DJ Twelvz diversified talent is also reflected as Music Program Director for The United Roots and Black Eyed Peas Youth Voices Academy in Oakland, California. He has collaborated as a DJ and Producer with numerous artists such as: Mos Def, Dead Prez, Snoop Dogg, Too Short, E-40, Arrested Development, Mr. Cheeks, Devin the Dude, The Coup, Super Natural, Keak The Sneak, Hieroglyphics, Zion I, Ise Lyfe, Kafani, Tableek of Maspyke, Big Rich, Mistah Fab, One Belo, Los Rakas, Nio The Gift and many many more, not to mention being Bay Area hip-hop legend San Quinn's official tour Dj .
Pure Powers is an independent hip hop artist originating out of West Sonoma County, California. Much of his youth was spent on the island of Maui, in and around the southside town of Kihei. After a decade of live performing throughout Hawaii and Northern California, the full length LP, "My Album", is slated for independent release in summer 2014. A long time collaborator of Hawaiian hip hop collective Kamehameha Projects, Pure's album documents a lifelong passion for hip hop culture, community, and roots music. The album features pioneers of the California underground, such as Scarub of Living Legends, Ellay Khule of Project Blowed, and Kirby Dominant, while also showcasing the talents of established emcees such as Nohokai, Iamae, Kapu, Vocab Slick, Spends Quality, Wordsmiff, Aerin Monroe, and Dublin of Shotgun Wedding Quintet. Pure puts it all on the line for his high energy live performances which have recently seen him sharing the stage with Gift of Gab, Aceyalone, Pep Love, PSC luckyiam, The Grouch, Casual, The Alcoholics, Cali Agents, Rappin' 4tay, Wildcard, Sole from Anticon, and more.
I began my music career pursuits in 2007 throwing college parties and producing campus events at Humboldt State University. By 2009 I was headlining venues in my local scene resulting in a sold-out record release party that year. As I performed constantly, as a musical chameleon finding my voice, eventually I settled into a DJ/”sing-J”/Emcee style.
Kat Myers & The Buzzards
Kat Myers wandered the globe solo for half a year before she found herself in Los Angeles on an extended layover in late 2012 and decided to stay. She was unemployed and unsure of the future but had a notebook full of tunes. The Ohio native began playing solo gigs around town and quickly gained a local following with her quick-witted and sincere songs.
Myers' started searching for a band, which eventually led her to drummer Johnny Elkins. At the time Elkins' own band, Ivory Deville, was holding auditions for a back-up singer. Though Myers did not get the spot, she and Elkins immediately hit it off. They started booking shows as a two-piece all over southern California and along the way met guitarist Elliott Beenk.
With the band in place, 2015 marked a whirlwind of a year for the trio. They have since toured along the west coast and played Echo Park Rising, Make Music Pasadena and Sofar Sounds. The band has also been featured on sites including Jam In The Van, Free Bike Valet, and Badass Bands Blog.
Though it is early into what will undoubtedly be a long and illustrious career, Kat Myers & The Buzzards are already earning themselves a reputation as a "bona fide rock 'n' roll band…[that] concocts a soulful blend of solid rhythms as if summoned from the dust on a vinyl crate of classic rock." (Free Bike Valet) Myers' roots in classic rock can be clearly heard in the EP's rollicking melodies, while her tongue-in-cheek lyrics point to her punk influences.
With a new album in the works and more shows on the horizon, Kat Myers & The Buzzards are sure to continue capturing ears and hearts with their wit and charm.
A band from Santa Cruz California.
Wild Iris is an acoustic mix of musical genres. Local guitarist Bryan Shelton's folksy picking style along with Kate Mullikin's evocative lyrics and smokey vocals make their duo a fresh listening experience. Formed in the Fall of 2013 at a beach-side convenience store, Wild Iris have since released their debut EP and are set to release their first full-length album on April 19, 2016.
Resident DJ and Co-Founder at Wormhole SF Bay Area:
Acoustic Minds or AM, is a Soul WOMP, Bass driven live EDM band.
AM is made up of twin sisters and lead vocalists, Amanda and Jenni Price, vocalist, producer and keyboardist Aaron Altemose and key bassist/producer Josh Lorenzen. The band's unique sound blends live electronic dance music with Pop, House, Trance, Dubstep, Hip-hop and RnB.
With their growing success over the past two years, the band opened for "The Voice" finalist, Judith Hill (who has performed alongside many legends, including Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder, as well as her recent solo tour with Josh Groban) at Portland's iconic Crystal Ballroom.
Fairly young when compared to other EDM artists, AM is rich in experience. Each member has a long history in music. The twins have been singing together since the age of 3 and touring the country for the past decade with multiple international artists. Josh and Aaron have been playing music since their early teens, Aaron was signed to a label with his alt rock group LUX. Their collective history has given them the natural ability to produce some of the most unique and trendsetting sounds in the market today.
AM brings high energy, live EDM, laden with soulful, heart capturing vocals, laced with body moving, booty shaking beats. A constant inspiration, these musicians have followed their passions and stuck to the message in their hearts.
Empowering the feminine and honoring the masculine, together creating a musical blend of conscious high energy, deep soul, dance explosion!
We have a lot of fun in the process, and you can feel it in the music and see it in the smiles. We love to create connection and friendship with our audience, reflecting and integrating the love we feel for music and eachother.
Recently we had the honor of performing at Beloved's InspireTruth and brought in the New Years in style at the Portland Art Museum to a SOLD OUT crowd of 3,000 party people.
The twins have been touring and lending their angelic vocals with many greats; Lafa Taylor,
Jah Sun, and have spent years creating, collaborating and performing w/100's of artists all over the western seaboard.
Aaron graduated from Full Sail Music in 2005 with a degree as a recording engineer, his quick instincts and radio ready songwriting creates a dynamic blue print to the music while his beautiful voice soars. Josh has excelled in just a few short years from bass to key bass and production. With his gritty, space bass, womp generating the backbone of the music. The two of them teamed with Jenni, whose song writing and powerful voice have produced a fresh new approach to electronic music. Leading to incredible stories of love and loss, all while pumping up the power of the female entity and reminding us all to strive for greatness. Her twin Amanda brings a softer, intense flow to each song, singing lead or harmonies, the blend is something that only siblings can achieve.
The Jolly Llamas
The Jolly Llamas are a four-human indie rock band hailing from the sunny shores of Santa Cruz, California. The band has gone through several mutations before becoming what it is today. It started as a folky acoustic duo with only two guitars and has since transformed into pants-shaking, earth-quaking rock. The Jolly Llamas consider themselves poets at heart, quaffing influence from various artistic mediums and even life itself. The band is Roby Behrens, Marc Cavigli, Luke Aton, and Kevin Ahmadi.
The Getaway Dogs
Getaway Dogs is the brainchild of songwriter Kai Killion, a Bay Area native who spent the first twelve years of his life in constant motion. The son of a Californian artist and a Brazilian immigrant, Killion was born in the States but spent his baby years in post-war Eritrea. His family returned to California, spending seven years in Santa Cruz, then moving up the coast to rural Point Reyes. They would eventually leave the US again, this time to spend a year living in Rio de Janeiro. It was during this year in Brazil, surrounded by a heavily musical family, that Killion came in touch with his Brazilian heritage and learned to play guitar. All the places he has lived and traveled have collectively imprinted in him a unique style of musicianship, lending natural roots to jazz, folk, soul, and Brazilian music.
Killion's first record, Mermaid Legs & Getaway Dogs, an acoustic solo project released in 2013, subsequently led to the formation of what is now Getaway Dogs, for which Killion recruited long time friend Samantha Stone to sing harmonies and occasional lead vocals. Though the rhythm section has rotated various times over the last two years, Stone remains a crucial component to the band’s ethereal, soulful sound. Her presence is felt heavily on their debut record, Lost In The Ebb, projected to release in August 2016.
The Ghost Town Rebellion
Shawn Peter has been a part of such groups as A Single Second, The Lonely Kings, & Fudi. First Generation German/American, Shawn grew up in Foothill Farms Ca. An old dairy community north east of Sacramento Ca. Shawn has been a Sacramento Historian for The Sacramento Downtown Partnership since 2000, and has spearheaded The Concept behind The Ghost Town Rebellion, by combining his love of history and music! Shawn is also an accomplished audio engineer, graduated from The American River College/Sacramento City College Recording Programs, Shawn keeps the group inhouse, by doing all the tracking and recording at his studio in Carmichael Ca. The Decompression Chamber.
Robotic Gypsy Entertainment is a group of talented dancers from Santa Cruz, CA , who have come together to create a movement through dance. Each dancer contributes a unique style to the choreography, creating an inspiring production. This dance team specializes in a fusion of urban hip hop choreography, freestyle performances, hoop dance, belly dance, storytelling art, Modern/Contemporary
Aurora Aerial Entertainment specialize in extraordinary aerial and dance productions
Cosmic Selector's style encompasses all aspects of EDM, his sets are diverse incorporating a broad range of styles from the dirtiest of break's to the heaviest dance floor rollers.
The TekFreaks are an electro and tech-house dance music duo based out of San Francisco. The group was formed in early 2009 by DJs and producers Cosmic Selector and Jeff Taisch. They began performing together alongside top international superstars at the legendary Opulent Temple events where they have been core members and resident DJs for several years, thrilling crowds with their signature old-school rock-metal electro tech funk sound. Now the duo is blowing it up with their slamming remixes and original tracks, known for their dirty synth sounds, kicking baselines and pumping production style!
A Santa Cruz Dj that specializes in mixing up styles
Dancing Mandy is a Santa Cruz DJ who is not the only one dancing during her shows.
Psychadelic Bass music out of Denver, CO
On April 9th 2013 Catalyst was recording a live take to J-Dilla's "Alien Family" instrumental when Obvi walked in... The rest is history.
Taking the live DJ experience to the nth degree adding MCs live-looping free-thought vocals over House, Hip Hop and all forms of Electronic Dance Music. Dātaçet is the source code. An experience from within the moment. 1 DJ plus 1 or 2 MCs.
DownsquareZ, AKA Colin McAndrews, is a producer & DJ from Santa Cruz, CA. A drummer since age 12, he has always been rhythmically inclined, and he pursues expertise in the booty clap and the skit-daddly shuffle. BUT WAIT!!! He's also an amazing service worker! Colin has sought employment from some of the finest establishments in the bay area, including Frankfurt Backpeeler's Deli & Construction Rental. As a result, he takes a culinary approach to his music production. With a solid Kick-Snare starter, he adds lemon, chives, and a lump of psychedelic relish. Once this mixture has hardened, he combines it with his Square-Shaped Sub Bass, samples from his grandmother's vinyl, and excerpts of viral youtube videos. All this is served with a side of Crunk Dopesauce, and is complimented by his very own apple fig gorgonzola parsnip glaze. Now this dance floor heater is ready to go in the oven! Simply heat, stir, peel, rotate and enjoy! He totes this concoction worldwide for exposure to every set of earbuds! Unfortunately, on his last trip to southeast asia, he was diagnosed with a serious case of the Bamboo Clap, and he uses an Ahi dijon aloha island pummice scrub to alleviate his sonic soft spot. Armed with Ableton Live, his KAOSS pad, an EMX-1, and his ability to make you laugh, DownsquareZ is sure to bring even the most musically prude person to eargasm. Due to the aforementioned bit about the Bamboo Clap, he is required to recommend earplugs to those who listen to his music. Rave Safe, and Enjoy!!!
Amae Love ~ Soulful Songstress
Amae Love is an eclectic singer / songwriter with a sultry, soulful voice that embodies a modern approach to soul, & blues. Amae has a knack for taking the best of that classic vintage sound (like Adele, or Amy Winehouse) and combining it with soulfully sultry melodies paired with positive & empowering lyrics. She likes to call this style “Singin’ the Purples” (the title of her 2010 EP) as in: a higher consciousness version of the blues. Amae's debut solo Album, Ripe, is a timeless eclectic bend of blues, soul, jazz, and dub flavors, showcasing smooth harmonies, soaring melodies and varied vocal styles, all woven together with soul.
Amae is a multi-faceted talent whose skills as performer include Improvisation, MC’ing, hoop dance, DJ’ing, Dance, Ukelele, and guitar. Listen to all of this Yum on Amae's band camp page: http://amaelove.bandcamp.com/album/ripe
Amae is due to release her new Album, REAL, later this year.
Pat Hull is a singer-songwriter from Connecticut currently based out of Chico, CA. His music intertwines a melodic, soulful, counter-tenor vocal range with a unique finger picking style, creating a dreamy landscape with unpredictable hooks and turns. Pat's newest release 'In the Yellow Room' was recorded live in Portland, OR. It showcases his delicate yet raw ability to compose, sing, write, and perform. Prior recordings, including 'Light' and 'Shed Skin,' were recorded and produced in Bennington, VT with engineer, JJ Beck and vocalist, Michael Chinworth. This collaborative effort brought a vocally and lyrically charged center to Pat's songwriting, and displayed a collection of songs with a detailed and complex configuration of supporting instrumentation.
Hailing from the illustrious Saltwater Laboratory of Beat Science , SoSay (or So$ay) is a man on a mission. To create next level jams so sick, you might need a vaccination prior to listening. Songs so buttery, you might wanna order them with a side of biscuits. Tracks so dope, you might catch a case for having them in your possession..
Light the Band
RAGING AS HARD AS WE CAN. ALWAYS
Spreading Love and Light through spiritually and emotionally charged rock music. Our mission is to leave you in a better state of existing with our musical vibrations. Come Light it up with us
Born and raised in New York, SaChrome developed a ton of production talent and brought it to the Bay Area in 2002.
Michael Larson, better known as Dab City is a 23 year old bass music producer from Santa Cruz, CA. He’s known for his deep industrial wobbles that will make the walls of any club shake, but also appeals to a large and diverse audience. His raw and heavy Dubstep centered sounds echo some of the biggest legends in modern EDM, and push the genre forward. This young producer has already played multiple out of state shows and festivals throughout the west coast. He has been featured on lineups along side top notch talent such as Deltron, Minnesota, NastyNasty, G Jones, Love And Light, Mimosa, Brillz, SirensCeol and many more.
A Bass producer making his way to the top of the San Jose Dj scene
I like to make music.
Guest At Home EP is available now on all the spots online.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy yourself.
Jesse Daniel & The Slow Learners are a honky tonkin', country rock & roll band from Santa Cruz, CA.
Mhytee is a San Francisco based Bass Music producer and DJ Holding residencies with: Basshead Delegation, Organic Events, and 50hz Radio
Here it is! The Leftovers brand new album! Produced by Linus of Hollywood in the Summer of 2008, "Eager to Please" picks up right where "On the Move" left off. Filled with ultra-catchy power pop gems, "Eager to Please" successfully combines the classic 60's sounds of The Beatles, Beach Boys and Phil Spector and the 70's Power Pop of Elvis Costello, The Romantics and the Rubinoos, while keeping the upbeat energy of the Ramones and The Queers. That's right folks, "Eager to Please" has a little something for every fan of Pop music.
Recorded at Kingsize Sound Labs in Eagle Rock, California, The Lefovers new album "Eager to Please" features an array of wonderful guest musicians including Kim Shattuck of The Muffs, Brett Anderson of The Donnas, Parry Gripp from Nerf Herder, Coz Canler from the Romantics and Jon Rubin of the Rubinoos!
"Eager to Please" will be out June 9th 2009, on Crappy Records, the new label from Oglio Records, Jeret Reddick (Bowling For Soup) and Linus of Hollywood.
Started with spinning In Calgary Alberta way back in the late 90's, started playing shows in 2005, recently have done nights at outlawz saloon in salmon arm, Sunday seesions at the grateful fed and basswave thursdays also at the grateful fed, saphire and a live recording set at level night club, My latest Accomplisment would be winning 3rd place in the I Heart Recordings Dj Competition, getting played on Channell 408 via shaw cable on the galaxie radio station! Playing the A-Skills show at saphire in kelowna in 2012 and becoming a part of the ever growing I Heart Recording Family, much love for everyone a part of I Heart Recordings, Sentient Sound/Basswave/Plur/Bassik and Prolifik Sound, truly building an awesome scene here in B.C. so stay tuned!
I play dnb/dubstep/Trap
Jalaya Frisella Kunst, aka U4euh lives in San Francisco, CA. He started his musical career as a drummer playing in several bands with many different styles ranging from Punk/Grunge to Funk, Reggae, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, Classic Rock, Indie, and Metal. His broad ear for music has led him to expand a versatile sound that blends genres together in a unique manner. To hone in his abilities as a producer, Jalaya attendeed Pyramind Music and Audio Production School in San Francisco, CA. He was soon able to incorporate drumming into his live performance using portable electronic drum pads while he DJs to set him aside and engage the audience in a unique way. As his career progressed he has played all around the Bay Area at renowned venues like Ruby Skye, 1015 Folsom, EPR, DNA Lounge, F8 Etc and has played across CA, OR, WY, ID and CO. U4euh has played big festivals like What the Festival the largest music festival in Oregon. He has played along side artists like Pegboard Nerds, Barely Alive, Griz, Odeza, UZ, Eprom, Big Gigantic, Terravita, Kicks and Licks, Wave Racer, Minnesota, Varian, Far Too Loud and more. His versatile sound of Hybrid Trap, Electro, Bass House, Future Bass, and Dubstep has gained support from big networks like Your EDM, This Song Slaps, Trap Style, Electrostep Network, EDM Nations, The Music Ninja, Bass Feeds the Soul and Daily Dose of Bass. U4euh will surly bring you a performance you will never forget with his live drums, high energy and floor crushing bangers.
Drevmers is a local Santa Cruz band ready to play a kick-ass set
Benjah Ninjah (Benjamin Gilbert) is from South Lake Tahoe Ca. He has been blessed with a passion to share his idea of what music means to him! While he explores all genres of music, he focuses on glitch hop, world (middle easten and asian) sounds, up beat half-steppin, psychedelic crunk, and anything else that makes him dance (in weird ways hehe)! By mixing drum beats/bass to vocals and equalizing the frequencies he creates new sounds out of the originals. Still young in the game, Benjah Ninjah has been working hard to develop his own sound and has been enjoying playing in North - South Lake Tahoe, Reno and parts of Northern Ca. He would like to thank Fresh Bakin', Soulstice sound, Mindful Massive, Bass Heavy, Wurk (Reno), Community Projeckt, Blockhead Productions, and Dublounge Productions for giving him the opportunity to express himself. He also appreciates his friends and family who have supported and inspired him throughout his journey! Much Luv and Bless!
Lubelski’s pursuit of creating funky bass lines and unique grooves has remained consistent since he was but a boy. Teenage angst and a dissatisfaction with mainstream sounds plunged him into the vast world of electronic music. A decade of shaping tones and textures has led him to conquer different instruments and fields of study that make him the artist that he is today.
Vitamin B, Blackbird Squadron | Brooklyn
ROSBY (Ross McCafferty) is a propulsive musical force—an imaginative & technique-driven percussionist who marries his skills on the drum kit with his deeply layered, cerebral, yet still danceable work as a downtempo producer/DJ.
ROSBY’s obsession with precise arrangement & thoughtful composition is informed by his 20 years of training as a serious Jazz & Latin percussionist. At age 7, McCafferty began his first lessons in earnest with Andy Weis, a disciple of legendary big band drummer & bandleader Louis Bellson. Weis shepherded McCafferty into the Monterey Jazz Festival’s youth education program, a talent incubator that has produced stars of the rank of Donny McCaslin, Ambrose Akinmusire and Joshua Redman. In the summers, he received guidance from SF “first call” drummer Vince Lateano (Cal Tjader, Chet Baker, Stan Getz) and clinics with Berklee professor & vibraphonist Gary Burton, violin virtuoso Regina Carter, master saxophonist Wynton Marsalis, and pre-eminent vocalist Kurt Elling.
Camp Questionmark is a community of people that come together to celebrate life through music. Music to feel. Music to provide low end fulfillment and vibrate your 3rd eye permanently open. The balance between sacred & rage. And the love for both. Transcend through complete audio bliss.
A Santa Cruz bluegrass band that puts on a hell of a performance
Peer Pressure is a local Santa Cruz band playing at the Poet
Jake Nielsen's Triple Threat
Jake Nielsen was born March 29, 1985 in Watsonville Ca. Born with cerebral palsey, Jake has no use of his legs. Never letting that slow him down, he picked up the guitar at age 15,and started his first band, FUBAR at age 16. Together they won Monterey Battle of the Bands, played reggae festivals and won a Swagg Award for there first album. After recently going solo Jake joined up with well-known harmonica player Jr. Boogie and together they have been making a lot of noise on the west coast blues seen. Opening for such acts as Elvin Bishop, Roy Rogers, Buddy Guy and much more. Just recently Jake started his own band with drummer Derrick Martin and bass player Chris Wienress. He is currently recording his first solo album that should be done by the end of 2011.
The Sea Wolves
It was years ago in Italy, a small pizza shop near the coast, a Sailor soulfully strummed his guitar under a full moons light... then, in the distance...
There was a HOWL!
Years later in California, a bond of friendship was created through a love for old cars and punk rock music. Soon after, a couple more were brought into the pack.
A Thousand Shall Fall
Emerging as a duo in the Summer of 2010 with the musical engineering prowess of Kevin Loftus and the guitar styling's of Dhruva Noel, A Thousand Shall Fall was a metal-based recording group with hopes of gaining a few more members and turning it into the real thing. In late August the duo became a formidable trio with the addition of Daniel Johnston, a highly skilled guitarist previously part of various local bands such as Descending Forth and others. With the addition of Dan A.T.S.F. found a direction for their music and added an important piece to their onslaught. In late 2010 Jesse Williams joined on vocals, and in early 2011 Gena Krupa joined the band to finalize the A.T.S.F. lineup. Currently in the process of composing, booking, and recording the band's sound is strongly melodic while simultaneously staying true to the heavy hitting rhythms they've all grown fond of. Keep your eyes and ears open for some upcoming tracks on Myspace.
Indie Soul/Funk band from the South Bay Area
Based out of the Bay Area, CVRSE is changing the Trap scene quickly.
Jungle Bandit is a producer from San Jose California. Born and raised in Nor Cal and trained at Pyramind music
The Modern Life
Finding their roots in late 2012, The Modern Life began as a concept between Marcus Wade, Earl Salindo, and (shortly thereafter) Jonathan Esteban. While still in the midst of finding their style- Alec James jumped on board in early 2013, completing the lineup. Although they had played in bands previously together with different lineups, The Modern Life grew a much more unique chemistry.
4 surfy dudes making beach rock in the midwest
lacing vibes and filling dance floors in the bay since '13. Block Boii's unique dancehall-rap- hip hop style and energetic performances have become a staple in the bay areas underground scene and landed him a residency with The program. keep it locked for upcoming shows and events. for booking info please contact us here.
We're a rock band, 5 friends jamming & recording albums in Phoenix, Arizona. Visit out website to see upcoming shows and everything we've made so far.
Nerves is a two-piece band from Central California
Preston Dillon & Logan Maloney
Dedicating my life to creating medicines for the people by manipulating sound.
DJ/Producer located in Berkeley, CA
Specializing in all things fun and funky
Dubstep // Trap // Midtempo // Hip-Hop // Experimental
Sit Kitty Sit
In May of 2010, Kat Downs and Mike Thompson teamed up to experiment with the combination of classical piano and rock drumming. Described as "The Dresden Dolls mixed with Muse and PJ Harvey", their music also reflects evidence of Zeppelin, Beethoven, Rush and Rachmaninoff. Kat Downs' ornate hands and hair flying matched with Mike Thompson's percussive mastery makes this duo the consummate definition of a "dream-team". No holds barred, this group produces addictive rock n' roll - with only two people and not one guitar in sight.
Lungs & Limbs
Lungs and Limbs are an alt pop band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Known for their thick, hip-hop-and-80's-inspired beats, cowboy guitar licks and hook-laden vocals, the quartet's debut EP Lifelike (2015), written and recorded in a horse stable, garnered positive press from critics in the Bay Area, Boston, LA, Germany and beyond. Do the Bay describes Lungs and Limbs as "...a tight, clean sound that is refreshing to hear in a sea of lo-fi garage rock that seems to sometimes dominate the local music scene in SF." On June 17 Lungs and Limbs will debut Less Ordinary, the first single from their upcoming follow-up EP, Big Bang, with a release party at Neck of the Woods in San Francisco.
Survival Guide is an artistic endeavor featuring vocalist and keyboardist Emily Whitehurst. The music falls somewhere between indie rock and electronic, always with strong vocals and a sprinkle of pop. Survival Guide is known to use a handful of gadgets during a live set: a toy glockenspiel, a telephone, sometimes a bubble gun. Whitehurst is known for singing lead in her previous bands: Tsunami Bomb (punk) and The Action Design (power pop).
Daddy Long Legs
The Baron of Bass on the Wheels of Steel.
Representing Wizard Science.
DJ out of Santa Cruz CA
Doors To No Where
Scene By Everyone
DJ / producer
The group started as a jam session back in 2014 with current members Max Martinez, and Codie Collins. Originally Codie was drumming for a group called Rogues that met moderate local success and played shows up and down California. Max met Codie through a friend, at one of his shows, where Codie was opening up for Circa Survive. Max, having above average drum skills, and a space to jam, invited Codie and a few others to a monthly jam. Slowly Max & Codie realized they may have had something to work on for the future.. However, Max took a year off and traveled Europe and practiced music across the pond. Meanwhile, Codie continued to play drums in Rogues (his former band). Codie met Giovann Najeh, who frequently came to shows, and hosted Rogues practices at his house. Giovann and Codie jammed from time to time and liked what they played. They both agreed that they’d write music together in the future. Time passed and through several conflicting ideas, and business disagreements, Codie left Rogues & hung up drumming. He then sold his gear and bought a guitar and amp and began writing music. Before Max left for Europe, he jammed a few times with a bass player named Matt Stolling. Max introduced Codie to Matt before leaving for Europe, thus establishing the rhythm section of the jam group. A few months after Max returned, the jams picked back up. After awhile the group decided to begin looking for another guitar player. Codie took it upon himself to ask his friend Giovann to come out and jam with the group. They instantly meshed and slowly but surely a band was forming. The final addition to solidify the lineup came shortly after Giovann began attending the jams. Matt suggested giving his friend Nic Tesi the opportunity to come out and play with the group. Matt & Nic had been in bands together off and on growing up, so the new addition was very natural. Within just a short couple months of playing together, songs were forming and a general structured practice schedule was established. Sometime in April of 2015 the group united under the name ‘Wee Beasties’ and has since then been establishing itself as a promising act rising up out of Central California. The first show the band played was a support slot for southern California band, Gardens & Villa, who has toured with the likes of Broken Bells. With little time to prepare, the band managed to gather a relatively packed night. It was a great way to kick off the band and the local scene was catching word of the new bands stage presence and polished songs and musicianship. Shortly after the show the band released several songs, and played its second show out of town. The show was in Visalia in support of the band ‘Banta’ (Los Angeles area). The show went well and considering the odds, they managed to pull a decent night for the club. Before the band played its next show, which was also another out of town show in Bakersfield Ca, things took a turn. Between all of the momentum the band was gaining, and positive feedback, there was a rift among the members. Because of unmovable differences between Codie and Matt, Matt decided it was time for him to leave ‘Wee Beasties’. Shortly after Matt left, the band began the search for a new bassist. As luck would have it, a bassist named Nick Merrick volunteered to step in. He was in another band called Sharks of Dance, a local up and coming band based out of Fresno. Merrick quickly learned the songs and got up to speed with the group. The first show the band played with the new lineup was at Grizzly Fest. The show went seamlessly perfect in most all ways! Right after that show, the band had their first headline show at Strummers with an all local lineup. With only two weeks of promotion, the band managed to just about sell out the club. Since then, the band played its final local event, (summer sweat fest) and is now focusing on out of town shows. Currently the band is playing all west coast dates, and establishing its draw in California and surrounding areas. The band will be recording another EP this fall, and releasing it in early spring.
Experimental Trap and Bass music out of Reno/Las Vegas NV!
The Reverend Stephan Sams
Singer of the Redlight District
....to be contiued...
We've been together for allmost 14 years now, and have been fortunate enough to play with such bands as AGENT ORANGE, DI, THE AGGROLITES, DR.KNOW, CIRCLE JERKS, SMUT PEDDLERS, GUTTERMOUTH, VOODOO GLOW SKULLS, FEAR, PSHYCOSOMANTIX, ... (I'm sure I'm forgetting somebody)... we can also be heard on various radio stations and TV shows through out the country....
Originating as a group of Mt. Airy friends jamming on Dead tunes and providing the musical accompaniment to the early Dara's Defense Ovarian Cancer fundraising events, The Defenders now perform regularly all over the busy northwest Philly rock and roll club, house party and fundraiser circuit. The band plays a fun and always surprising blend of bluesy jams and obscure covers. Defending rock and roll one gig at a time, The Defenders stand united against crappy music, bad beer and negative energy.
Living Beyond Breast Cancer (LBBC) is a nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. To strive toward reaching that vision, LBBC's mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. Resources are developed in collaboration with the nation's leading oncologists, health professionals and ally organizations and are delivered by people who understand the physical and emotional complexities of breast cancer. LBBC offers its programs and services in a variety of printed and digital formats. For more information, visit them at LBBC.ORG.
Merlin The Girl
Hi I'm Terra, I make music inspired by Tokyo, the 5th Element, being depressed, the Space Jam Sountrack, nature, alien, witches, and love.
Since first touching down on WKSR (Kent State University) in 1996 as G-Squared, dj kNow1 (Greg Norman) has aspired to carry on the legacy of Hip Hop's greatest tastemakers and party-rockers. This focus earned the young DJ the position of Urban Music Director at KSR before graduating from Kent in 1999. G-Squared transitioned quickly into work in radio promotions/production and a Friday night club gig in Cleveland's Flats as part of Attichead Productions, a collective representing his hometown of Lakewood, Ohio. Veteran Dj Besto had taken the rookie on as an understudy and opener at the weekly, sharing his vast knowledge of cutting, mixing and song selection. G-Squared soon felt called to take on a more meaningful Dj moniker, changing to dj kNow1 in 2000 as a reference to his goals of maintaining humility while striving to utilize his talent. Still rocking parties with Besto and The Atticheads, kNow1 cut his teeth in the mixtape game with his first release in the spring of 2000. The Cypher was an unprecedented concept: 90 minutes of instrumentals mixed and blended, ready for freestyle and battle session use. The Cypher became kNow1s calling card, having since distributed another five volumes throughout the Midwest and beyond. kNow1 next relocated to Columbus, Ohio from 2001-2003, where regularly featured with The Fonosluts Dj crew at the legendary Bernies on Sunday nights. Upon his return to the 216, kNow1 reconnected with Attichead offshoot Tydedown Entertainment, opening for the likes of KRS ONE, GHOSTFACE KILLAH, PRINCE PAUL, MR. LIF, AESOP ROCK and MURS, while picking up a new Friday night at The Bassa Vita Lounge on Cleveland's West Side. The rising Dj had also begun courting powerhouse Nappyhead Entertainment, known for having the best and longest running Hip Hop showcase in the city, Kings of the Iron Mic. kNow1 scored as host Dj for the Kings fourth year anniversary show in March of 2002. Paulie Rhyme (Finless Brown) also linked with the bubbling DJ for a run of Thursday nights at The Rhythm Room in Cleveland Heights, including a show featuring CAMP LO and TAJAI (HIEROGLYPHICS). kNow1 was host DJ for the Kool Cigarettes MC Battle Series, culminating in an opening set for a performance by Grammy Award-Winners THE ROOTS at The Agora Theater. In an unprecedented power move, Nappyhead Entertainment successfully brought Hip Hop heavyweights SLUM VILLAGE and THE BOOT CAMP CLIK TO Cleveland for a pair of shows in the summer of 2006, without having to rely on any corporate backing or co-sponsorship. Know1 was again the host dj for both A-list shows. To date, the DJ has also held down weekly engagements at The EAC (Kent, Ohio), Oldfields (Columbus, Ohio), Za Za (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Platinum Dreams (Cleveland Heights, Ohio), Caseys (Lakewood, Ohio), Friday nights at The Mirage (Cleveland flats) and was featured as part of Cleveland's annual City Expressions Urban Art Festival 2003-2005. Having worked with several promoters and production companies, kNow1 settled in with Nappyhead Entertainment in late 2003. He has since contributed to numerous recorded projects and spun at many shows as part of the still-rising organization. With kNow1 headlining, Nappyhead took on their first weekly club night at The B-Side Liquor Lounge (Coventry, Cleveland Heights) in 2005, including an exclusive promotional mixtape "The Dugout," which was distributed to pump the night. 2006 saw the release of The Legacy of J Dilla and Best of Boot Camp Clik mixtapes. Both have been well received and, since relocating to Harlem in August, sold well at the legendary FAT BEATS RECORDS. The BCC mixtape was also featured in the February 2007 issue of THE SOURCE magazine.
LB & Konfusion
Santa Cruz DJs
Music producer and sound designer
ÏMURGE was created in 2015, by two mutual friends (Noe Gomez & Eddie Pagan) who were introduced through a Facebook message. They began playing side by side each other with hardly no experience at all, but then quickly found themselves opening up for international DJ's like Lookas, & Wiwek.... just to name a few.
Sunday Iris was born out of a desire to collaborate in songwriting. This has led to performances throughout California, and a Forthcoming full length album.
boogie juice! funk, soul, disco, rock, roots, world music, classical, throwbacks.. whatever! lets dance
Sinking in deep with an unforgettably addictive sting, Stormy Strong's (real name) unique brand of "alternative saltwater rock" casts razor sharp hooks to the hungry masses. Stormy's honest bitter lyrics, raw emotion and anthemic melodies splice seamlessly with award winning song-writing that is fast approaching gale-force intensity.
Stormy's brand new EP "Take Her Down," recently recorded with music industry icons Lyle Workman (Frank Black, Sting, Todd Rundgren, Beck), Sean Beavan (Black Veil Brides, Guns N' Roses, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Tim Narducci (Systematic, Spiral Arms) and Chris Manning (Jellyfish), is already making waves across the internet.
The album's single "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on Chicago's renowned "The Best Radio YouHave Never Heard" podcast, which also included songs from Smashing Pumpkins, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire and Rage Against The Machine. Plus Stormy's unique cover of The Pixies, “Where is My Mind?” has been popular on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Mog and iHeart Radio.
Chrysalis has been a staple of the underground indie-metal/rock community for over a decade. In that time they've toured the entire U.S. & have been featured in numerous media outlets (ESPN X-Games, Revolver Magazine, among others). The bands' diverse sound has allowed them to tour with a wide array of established acts including Letlive, A Day to Remember, Agent Orange, As Blood Runs Black, Ill Nino, Orgy, & Otep.
Their 1st full length album (which was self-released while members of the band were still in high school) became one of CDbaby.com's all-time best selling in its genre, & landed them a stint on Vans Warped Tour.
The bands' second album, 'Focus On The Center,' was praised by critics & received heavy rotation on college radio across the country. (The album was the 3rd most added in the Loud Rock category nationwide in its 1st week of availability.)
Supported by fans via a successful crowd funding campaign, Chrysalis toured the entire United States during in 2014 & continued on in 2015/16 playing 175+ dates nationwide in a 2 year span. The band recently headed into the studio with Grammy nominated producer Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Pantera, Incubus) to begin work on a new album.
Mike Annuzzi is a Silicon Valley based singer/songwriter who performs at venues around the West Coast. Mike has already performed over 120 shows in 2015 following up nearly 200 shows in 2014.
Last summer, Mike was included at BottleRock Napa 2014 (Over 80k tickets sold) Music Festival along with headliners The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church and many more. He has also played The Mountain Winery in Saratoga with Los Lonely Boys (Single: "Heaven" Top 20 Billboard Hit), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, ("Blue On Black" reached #1 on Rock Charts). Over the past 3 years, Mike has shared stages and played events with artists including Colbie Caillat (Universal Republic Records, Grammy Award Winning Artist), Jackie Greene (Singer/Songwriter and Member of The Black Crowes), Tyrone Wells (Independent, iTunes top 10 album artist), Edwin McCain (Singer/Songwriter with Billboard hits including "I'll Be" and "I Could Not Ask For More") and more.
Mike is gearing up for the release of his 3rd album and performing live with an amazing backing band made up of musicians who have toured/recorded/performed with artists including Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Little Richard, Sly & The Family Stone, The Fugees, Tony Toni Tone and more.
Ruby, My Dear
Singer/song writer, Actor. Entertainer.
Machine music coming alive. Electronic grooves with funk, soul, swing, blues, and hip-hop flavors.
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The Randy Savages
Oooooh yeeeah! I want everybody to freak out! Freak out! The Macho Man is right here, and I'm gonna take it to the limit! Yeah!
Punk rock band from Reno, NV.
Santa Cruz DJ
Novarose was put here on Earth to make music and infiltrate your mind with eccentric, emotional, uninhibited freedom through poetry and rhythm. We are currently playing shows around the Bay Area, and working on releasing an EP by Fall of 2016.
Sarah Mays is a multi-talented performing artist and instructor from Santa Cruz, California. Early in life, Sarah found a deep love and passion for gymnastics and many styles of dance. In 2012, she began learning the foundations of aerial arts in Santa Cruz, California. Sarah is an impressive artistic force. She approaches the circus arts with grace and professionalism. With over twenty years of experience as a dancer and performer, she incorporates a strong performance background into her teaching style. Sarah loves to share her knowledge and passion for aerial fitness and dance with others. She is skilled in aerial silks, corde lisse(rope), pole, hammock, cube, fire dance, burlesque, choreography and most recently lyra(aerial hoop). As a professional aerialist, Sarah performs at many music festivals and works with several talented entertainment companies. Sarah is also the founder, creative director and lead choreographer of a local dance troupe, Gold Town Burlesque who specialise in fire and aerial entertainment. Keep an eye out for this star, you never know when you will catch a glimpse of her flying through the sky!
Shamma Mama, a funky punky reggae soul party. Repping Santa Cruz, Ca with original music. Fusing together a buffet of sounds, we give you the nasty.
Jack is the solo songwriting project of Brittany Costa.
Born in '94, albertoreyes loves the mixing of music . Whether it was making mix CD's off Limewire downloads, playing in his church's worship team, or DJing, the mingling of music styles has always been something that interested the Fontana, California native.
Mixing primarily hip-hop, the 21-year-old is known to be well-versed in many kinds of music.
Inter-dimensional groove mongers.
Entering Alwa Gordon's cozy rental, well-equipped with a flat-screen TV and nicely appointed kitchen, you might not guess it's home to an underground rapper.
But the 24-year-old is just that, and he appears on the verge of bigger things. Gordon just recorded three tracks in Las Vegas during a studio session at Future Music. The label is owned by well-established hip-hop artist Jason Boyd, also known as MDMA, whose credentials include writing singles for Usher and Chris Brown. The collaboration could throw the Santa Cruz native in the real mix, Gordon said.
"I'm not trying to be something that I'm not," Gordon said of his flirtation with music-business success. "As long as you're the best you can be, I think people are going to respect you."
So how can a Santa Cruz kid with no street credentials make it in the rap industry? Gordon said his flow stems from two life-changing episodes.
The first happened as a child, when his brother came home with an album from rap legend Tupac Shakur. Gordon listened to it every day, he said, playing the tune "Ambitionz az a Ridah" over and over.
The second kick came in high school, when best friend Krishan Simonpillie asked Gordon, an amateur poet, to join forces and form a rap group dubbed Can't Stop Us.
"I had always been a fan of expressing my emotions through words, but I had never thought to put them behind a beat," Gordon said.
Gordon has had his fair share of hard moments,
growing up in different places of Santa Cruz County, he said. Raised in a modest household, the singer recalls his family spent two years living in the back of an 18-wheeler.
"I chose rap because it spoke to me," Gordon said. "It kind of told me, You're not the only one going through that.'"
Can't Stop Us faded away during Gordon's post high-school years, and Gordon found himself working solo. He released a mix tape, dropped out of Cabrillo College and started juggling day jobs while producing music and videos on a shoestring budget.
Gordon now solely focuses on music, plotting a musical future after his Vegas adventures. His songs are based on past experiences and strikingly avoid some of mainstream hip-hops's tired topics like money and prostitutes.
"You don't have to be a gangster, you don't have to be a dealer, you can just be good at putting music out there," Gordon said. "My music is a piece of me, I don't hold anything back."
Whiskey West consists of Roland Konicke on bass, Felix Sorrentino on dobro, Steve Tatowicz on drums & Eric Winders on guitar. This crew combines the sounds of outlaw country, bluegrass and honky tonk to create an edgy toe tapping, good time sound. The cast of musical compatriots, new and old, bring elbow grease, musicianship and camaraderie whenever they are called upon.
The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers
Fun and spontaneous performences of high energy bluegrass and beyond. Requests, audience participation, dancing, joy, laughter, and even tears. Y'all come!
Daniel Paul Nelson
Daniel Paul Nelson has been playing music since the age of 6 when his godfather gave him a piano. He grew up with activist lawyer parents in Washington D.C., and he moved to California when he was a teenager.
Isaac & The Haze
Coming at you live with the hottest hits on the dance floor, Isaac and The Haze are your go-to party band in the Santa Cruz and Bay Area regions! Bringing years of experience from various groups across nearly every genre, the members of Isaac and The Haze have come together with one goal: to get you moving all night to our live versions of your favorite club anthems, dance floor burners, and hip-hop cuts. Add in a selection of classic tracks, and you’ve got a recipe for a night of memories for you and your friends, customers, guests… there’s something for everyone!
Though they might not be a household name, for over half a decade Santa Cruz musicians, Sometimes Jones, have been jamming out so smoothly it spreads on toast. This four-piece outfit is a less on in the harmony of chaos; diving in and out of spacey, jazz-inspired jams only to splash into a funk-infused riff, then finishing up with a structured rock song. Says guitarist Chris Cousineau, "It all depends on where we start."
Taking their name from Larry Hankin's 1980 short film, Solly's Diner, the group is a lesson in originality. Besides Cousineau throwing down Clapton-esque riffs, the band also consists of Kyle Hamood slinging keys, Raymond Jones laying down the skins and Ryan Partington dropping the bass lines, daring audiences not to shake their money-makers.
Though loosely structured under the all-encompassing dome of rock music, to call them a "rock band" is to underestimate their sound. Each show is different from the last, with each musician heavily pumping his vast array of influences into an amalgamation of music that laughs at generic labeling. Their natural style leads them to never rehearse, preferring to keep their live shows as pure as possible. "The gigs are the rehearsals," explains Cousineau. While a more cautious reader might recoil in fear, this reporter has seen Jones play twice and can attest for their unique formula. The rooms were shaking with swinging bodies as the music floated through the ether, filling in the empty spaces with a special warmth. This is music made by, and for, people who love just that: music, not genres.
With such an unstructured ideology about their band, it's hard to say when Sometimes Jones will play again. Their shows seem to pop-up, unexpectedly, like last November when they opened for UFO at the Catalyst. But their sporadic gigs don't seem to bug any of the members. As Cousineau says with a sly grin, "It's always good to have a couple tricks in your pocket."
We're a group consisting of members who are passionate about music. Lots of different styles come into action.
Bluegrass, Newgrass and great harmonies since 1979
My Evergreen Soul
It's just you, me & My Evergreen Soul
Sailing South is an Indie Singer/Songwriter project. Currently recording the new Ep Ocean View with Noise Root Studio in San Jose, Ca
Trap Producer out of Sacramento
Carie & the SoulShakers
Carie & the SoulShakers bring funky rock, blistering blues, sultry soul and tectonic tuneage of the pacific plate!! Come get in on the scene!
Winged folk songs. Recordings a'comin
K1NG was born October 17, 1987. At an early age of 10, King started rapping & writing his own lyrics. By the end of 2005 King started his first LP "King Dummy: Tha Album." With help from his producer & friend A-Traxx the One, sky's the limit with beat creativity and wordplay. By the end of 2007 King released his album, was preforming, and even getting radio play. He's shared the same stage as Cause The Product, Face The Streets, Mike Marshall, Equipto, Andre Nikitina, Dubee, Mac Mall, J-Diggs, Beeda Weeda, Guce (Bullys Wit Fullys), Bone Thugs-N-Harmony as well as many others. His mission is to be a well known, recognized & respected entertainer. With the help of promoters, managers, DJ's, friends, family, radio stations, clubs & most importantly the FANS, he plans to have everyone know his name.. ~K1NG!~
Dubstep, Drum & Bass, Bass Music
DEAD WAR was founded in the beginning of 2015, but individual talks among the members about a musical project have been in the works since 2012.
Nathan is from the bands Fiends At Feast and Forest Muse, and is a graduate of SJSU with a Performance Degree in Double Bass.
Sado-Critter: Drummer, born in a cave and raised by trolls.
Chuck Death is from Necrogenic, and uses B.C. Rich guitars. When he is not shredding guitar and callusing his throat through brutal death vocals, pastimes include; immersing his brain into music and music trivia, and summoning the Dark Lord.
The Cohesion brings together many different wonderfully talented musicians who have married their different styles into a project that will turn and make folks take notice. Inspired by such bands as Boston, King Crimson, Genesis, Tool and Yes
2Scoops & BMBR are the Rellies. Out of the Cruz, we arejust descendants of the sun living in by the ocean. We're celebrating by releasing our first album on itunes, google, and amazon if you'd like to give it a listen go to our soundcloud page and check it out! No Bad Days people!
SF Bay Area/ San Diego DJ
Resident DJ for the Blue Lounge night club.
I have been djing music professionally since 2006
I do all kinds of events from weddings to festivals. I am know for my remixes and edits to Hip-Hop and R&B music.
I mix Trap, Twerk, Hip-Hop, and House music for all occasions.
A group specializing in music as well as digital visual art.
$50 - $80
Multiple Venues - Santa Cruz
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