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July 2014

feral fauna – Club Kuumbwa

July 19 @ 9:00 PM

9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages By weaving sultry vocals with acoustic instrumentation and electronic production, feral fauna create intriguing musical contrasts between acoustic & electronic, organic & digital, feminine & masculine. feral fauna bridges the genres of soul, pop and electronica, and presents, for this show, Synesthesia: A Celebration of the Senses. www.facebook.com/feralfauna

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June 2014

The Blue Ribbon Healers // Three For Silver – Club Kuumbwa

June 20 @ 9:00 PM

9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $2 Budweiser All ages In 4 years of playing full time and traveling coast to coast, The Blue Ribbon Healers have concocted a sonic gumbo of tasty treats for the ears and feet, a sound you can drink to, dance to, a feeling that warms the heart and brings people together in lively celebration.  Their driving string band sound draws heavily from the old-time jazz of New Orleans and boasts a…

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May 2014

Synapse // The Traveling Ills – Club Kuumbwa

May 10 @ 9:00 PM

$5 at the door $3 Seabright Amber Pints All ages Synapse is a cultural culmination of musicians whose diverse backgrounds each add a unique flavor to a fresh yet mature sound. Synapse is alchemy, melting multiple genres into one in pursuance of solid gold. Synapse features the sharp horny stylings of Nick Bianchini on trumpet and Nikki Mokover on sax, along with keyboard concoctions by Dr. Ittai Rosenbaum, a veteran of the Israeli music scene for over thirty years. Robert Ross…

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April 2014

Desmadre // Eat The Sun – Club Kuumbwa

April 12 @ 9:00 PM

Desmadre // Eat The Sun Saturday, April 12 9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Santa Cruz Mountain Brewery IPA All ages Desmadre; grinding on that thin line between progressive funk and and psychedelic rock ‘n roll.  Joining them on the bill are Eat The Sun. www.facebook.com/musicadesmadre

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March 2014

The Bad Light // Highness – Club Kuumbwa

March 21 @ 9:00 PM

The Bad Light // Highness Friday, March 21 9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Seabright Amber Pints All ages If ‘stoney delta blues sludge’ sounds like a cup of tea (or a shot of spirits) you might enjoy, then The Bad Light are your favorite band, whether you know it or not.  Joining them with their heavy, psychedelic, forest riffs are fellow Santa Cruzans, Highness. www.facebook.com/TheBadLight

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February 2014

Feed Me Jack // Siren Solstice – Club Kuumbwa

February 7 @ 9:00 PM

9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages Feed Me Jack are a pathologically melodic indie-rock group, ala Grizzly Bear and Dr. Dog, presenting songs of deft harmony and sly catchiness.  Joining them are fellow Santa Cruz band Siren Solstice, whose psychedelic rhythms, harmonies, swells and hits will send you to Neptune and back in time for the apocalypse. www.facebook.com/Feed-Me-Jack www.facebook.com/SirenSolstice

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January 2014

Steep Ravine – Club Kuumbwa

January 24 @ 9:00 PM

9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door $3 Newcastle Ales All ages Steep Ravine  is an acoustic quartet hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Their unique sound, equal parts poetic lyricism and string-playing ingenuity, bends folk and bluegrass in compelling new directions while paying homage to the spirited Northern California landscape the band calls home.  At this show, Steep Ravine will be celebrating the release of their latest album, Trampin’ On. www.facebook.com/steepravineband

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November 20132013

Michael Feinberg Trio – Club Kuumbwa

November 9, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

9:30 PM – Doors at 9:00 PM $5 at the door All ages $3 Lagunitas! Bassist Michael Feinberg‘s latest recording, The Elvin Jones Project, (Sunnyside Records) continues his ascent in the jazz world. At 25 years old the Atlanta native and Brooklyn resident has already put out 3 records as a leader and performed alongside legends including Billy Hart, John Scofield and Ambrose Akinmusire.  As the LA Times gamely puts it, ”Like Andre the Giant in The Princess Bride, bass players may not…

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September 2013

Sour Mash Hug Band – Club Kuumbwa

September 28, 2013 @ 9:30 PM

$5 at the door $3 Seabright Amber Pints! All ages The Sour Mash Hug Band has toured the highways and byways of North America for over a decade now. Its a classic American story: in the beginning, a band of kids ride freight trains across the midwest with nothing but a banjo, a fiddle, a washboard, and a washtub bass. They play at your local farmer’s market, dive-bar, or street-corner. They end up in New Orleans, spend some time playing…

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