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We Wish Please tell me you were playing a prank on your readers with â€œWhite Manâ€™s Burdenâ€? (Letters, Dec. 19). I had to check the calendar to make sure it wasnâ€™t April Fools Day. Much as I would love to remain in denial that one of your â€œwhite, maleâ€? readers would get so defensive about Tom Tomorrowâ€™s brilliant wit, I must concede that these backward views on race and sex still exist. Please, Mr. Stout, get out from your unnecessary defensive shield and understand that this country/world is still controlled by white males and their many unwitting enablers. Look at the faces of those in control in the dominant culture to understand where change is needed. If you are an inclusive human being, that will be noted and understood by those working hard for equality and toward a more inclusive world. There is no need to convince anyone as your actions speak the loudest. The destructive
policies of inequality from racism, sexism and classism stem from the power relationships in this country/world. Come join us in doing the hard work to overcome these dynamics and save us the misguided self-promotion. MARY MOORE Camp Meeker
Donâ€™t Bash Re: â€œOn Holdâ€? (Letters, Dec. 26). Theodore Meyer jumps on the bash-Israel bandwagon. He alleges that money that assists Israel could go to lower our healthcare costs. First of all, American aid is far less than he claims. Secondly, it is used to buy weapons made in the USA which helps our economy and creates jobs. It is a drop in the bucket compared to the billions spent in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea. Israel has never asked for American troops, and in fact welcomes our servicemen and women for R&R. The Israelis share military intelligence with the
United States, and we work together fighting the international threat of Islamic terrorism. Israeli technology in field bandages is used to save American lives on the battlefield. Meyer may be confusing Israel with the Palestinian Authority when it comes to independence. The PA cannot survive without money from us, the United Nations and others. Yasser Arafat and others squandered billions of aid money. They run to the United Nations against the wishes of President Obama. Israel didnâ€™t ask for help to destroy Saddam Husseinâ€™s nuclear plant, nor did they ask for help when they took out Syriaâ€™s nuclear program. When it comes to security they will fight their own battles as they always have. The Palestinians have had nearly 20 years since the Oslo Agreement to get their act together. Bill Clinton tried to broker a deal that would have given them a state in virtually all the territory they allegedly claim and they said no and they repeated the rejection twice more. American policy acknowledges that the area where Israel is building is within the area that she will keep, despite the public protestations. GIL STEIN Aptos
Put a Little Love in It Many poor folks in the world havenâ€™t yet found the real meaning of Christmas. So many people are lost, lonely, downtrodden, weak and weary. Some are weak in their bodies, weary in their flesh; others are weak in their minds; and yet others are weak in body, mind and spirit. There are the trampled-on, the poor, the persecuted, the hungry; those who are victims of war and crime and exploitation; those who nobody wants and for whom nobody cares; those who have so little in the way of worldly goods, who are lacking in food, clothing and shelterâ€”even the basic necessities. There are others who do have material goods and riches. They can extend hands to those who are found wanting; those who ache inside; those who are engulfed in a sea of emptiness. We can spread a little more love and light and cheer! â€œLift up your fellow man, lend him a helping hand. Put a little love in your heart.â€? TED RUDOW III Palo Alto
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Tess Dunn interviews singersongwriter Nina Storey Sultry-voiced songstress Nina Storey made her initial visit here more than a decade ago, with a club show in February 1999 and later that year at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival. â€œThe first time I heard Nina I knew I was experiencing something very special,â€? says Moeâ€™s Alley owner and Blues Festival producer Bill Welch. â€œShe has a one-in-a million voice.â€? Over the ensuing decade, Storey has become something of a fixture on the local music scene, playing here more than a dozen times and garnering a loyal international audience while headlining blues festivals around the world. Sheâ€™s produced seven albums and provided the soundtrack for several commercials, films and television shows. â€œWith a voice like hers,â€? People magazine wrote, â€œpyrotechnics are redundant.â€? Storey, who now lives in Los Angeles, will return to Moeâ€™s Alley on Saturday, Jan. 12, where sheâ€™ll celebrate the release of her new album, Think Twice, which showcases her vocal talents and finds her exploring new genres while revealing herself, in the words of one early review, as a â€œmischievous and seductive temptress.â€? â€œI like to call it â€˜future retro,â€™â€? Storey says of Think Twice. â€œItâ€™s got the sensibility of an old-school soul record with a modern, pop edge. The record has all the ferocity of my live performances, plus a focus on unforgettable melody.â€? Santa Cruz singer-songwriter Tess Dunn, whom Welch introduced to Storey as a youngster, shares a personal conversation with Santa Cruz Weekly readers in the interview that follows.
TESS DUNN: Tell me a bit about the creative process of making the new album. Did you write all the songs yourself? Who did you collaborate with? Who were some of your main influences?
RED ROAM Nina Storey plays a release party for her new CD â€˜Think Twiceâ€™ at Moeâ€™s on Jan. 12.
I did a ton of writing for this CD. There were probably 45-plus songs in consideration for this record. I wrote with so many amazing writers who really helped me grow as a songwriter, which also helped to inspire what direction I went with the overall feel of the record. I wrote with some incredible people like Chris [Seefried], Stefan Skarbek [Amy Winehouse], Mikal Blue [Colbie Callait, Jason Reeves, One Republic], Jeff Trott [Sheryl Crow] and two of my favorite
writers and producers ever, Ryan Franks and Scott Nickoley. What is special about your Santa Cruz fans?
I love Santa Cruz, as everyone there always makes me feel like I am home. Two great things about Santa Cruz fans: First, they love and appreciate music and the experience of hearing and seeing it live. This is a very precious thing. Second, everyone has a great sense of humor, and they get all my ridiculous jokes. All of them?
Okay, most of them. I first saw you at the Santa Cruz Blues Festival when I was 5. It was like an entirely different century. You had a more R&B sound back then. Your music has evolved quite
a bit through the years, and this album is no exception. Can you share a bit about the evolution of your style?
What do you like best about performing?
I love getting to interact with the crowd when Iâ€™m singing. Itâ€™s as though the energy of the experience is multiplied by every single person in the room, so it then elevates the joy of the moment exponentially. Yeowza, that sounds so Bouldery, huh? Speaking of sounding â€œBouldery,â€? a lot of your longtime fans identify you as a Colorado singer/ songwriter. You live in L.A. now. How is it seeping into your musicâ€” or is it?
I know, itâ€™s funny, Iâ€™m still considered a Colorado singer/songwriter. But Iâ€™m so proud to be from Colorado, so thatâ€™s all good. Letâ€™s see, living in LAâ€Ś well, thereâ€™s a truckload of amazingly talented people, so you really have to keep pushing yourself and exceed your expectations constantly. I see and hear a lot of incredible music, and it inspires me and makes me want to run home immediately and work on my craft. My first time ever on stage was with you. While we have become good friends through the years, Iâ€™ve been really lucky to have you as a musical mentor. Did you have someone in your life who filled this role for you?
I would say Iâ€™ve had a few mentors, but I am also always looking for new people to look up to and learn from because that process never ends. Keb Moâ€™ has been a great mentor to me over the years, as I met him when I first started doing music in Colorado. He actually worked with my mom in the studio when I was a little girl.
Everyone tells me that the music industry has gone through this massive transformation in recent years. How has this impacted you?
Well, it seems I work about 10 times harder today than I did a few years ago, but because I do it on my own, I tend to spend more of my time on business stuff and less of it on creative music stuff, and so that is something that is a bit of a challenge at times.
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So you need a lot of business savvy?
I worked with PledgeMusic.com to raise the funds to record Think Twice. What that involved was creating incentives for my fans to get them involved in the process of making the record. The incentives ranged from hand-written lyrics, to private concerts, to me singing on their voicemail. Itâ€™s been amazing, fun, a lot of work and a new way that has connected me to the people who care the most about seeing me succeed. What is your advice to independent musicians and bands trying to make it in the industry?
Wear comfortable shoes. Work hard. Work smart. Think outside of the box. Be true to your artistic goals as much as possible, but be prepared to compromise for the bigger picture. Stay humble and respect other artists. Stay for the whole show. Buy other artistsâ€™ music. Talk to your fans and ask questions about them. Find out about the people who are taking time to write you, buy your music, schlep to your shows. Do things other than music to become a well-rounded human beingâ€”it will make you a better artist. And know that if you keep fighting the good fight, youâ€™ll get to the top of your mountain. Nina Storey plays an â€˜album release celebrationâ€™ show at Moeâ€™s Alley on Saturday, Jan. 12, with special guest Tess Dunn; 8:30pm; $15/$20.
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Well, I think itâ€™s important to evolve as people and artists. I am a fan of all music. I can learn from everything that I listen to, both as a singer and a writer and producer. What I love about this new record is that I feel it really embraces my soul roots, while also encompassing the evolution of my writing over the past few years.
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Short Play Festival â€œ8 Tens @ Eightâ€? is an annual festival of 10minute plays. www.sccat. org. Thurs, Fri and Sat at 8pm; Sat and Sun matinees at 3pm. Thru Jan 27. $20 general. Center Stage, 1001 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.425.7529.
CONCERTS Harp Music Concert The 9th annual Santa Cruz Harp Festival, featuring performances by different styles of harp plus a harp â€œpetting zooâ€? where audience members can try the instruments for themselves. www. communitymusicschool. org. Sun, Jan 6, 2pm. free/donation. Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 515 Frederick St, Santa Cruz, 831.426.9155.
Mission Extension and Natural Bridges, Santa Cruz.
Santa Cruz County Bank â€œPainting Our Parksâ€?: Plein air oil paintings of county, state and national parks in California. Twenty percent of sales benefit Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks. Monâ€“Thu, 9amâ€“5pm & Fri, 9amâ€“6pm, thru Jan 18. 831.457.5003. 720 Front St, Santa Cruz.
Events LITERARY EVENTS Community Poetry Circle Poetry writing workshop led by Magdalena Montague, local poet and teacher. Sat, Jan 5, 10am12pm. Free. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7717.
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Art MUSEUMS &217,18,1* Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History Free First Friday. View the exhibits for free every first Friday of the month. Docent tours at noon. First Fri of every month, 11am-6pm. Spotlight Tours. Bringing the artistsâ€™ voices directly to visitors. Go behind the scenes and museum-wide exhibitions. First Sat of every month, 11:30am-12:30pm. Museum hours Tue-Sun, 11am-5pm; closed Mon. 705 Front St, Santa Cruz, 831.429.1964.
GALLERIES 23(1,1* Cafe Delmarette First Friday: Jessica Vaughan. Opening for first Friday show. Fri, Jan 4, 5:30-8pm. 1126 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz.
&217,18,1* Felix Kulpa Gallery â€œNeon Artâ€? is a sculpture show by Brian Coleman with brightly colored pipes and more. Thru Jan 20. Free. 107 Elm St, Santa Cruz, 408.373.2854.
R. Blitzer Gallery A 100-piece retrospective of Fuzie Nutzleâ€™s black inked drawings and paintings. Thru Jan 26. Gallery hours Tue-Sat, 11am-5pm. 831.458.1217.
Poetry readings by Alta Ifland, Charles Atkinson and Tsering Wangmo Dhompa. Tue, Jan 8, 7:30pm. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.
Storytime Former Shakespeare Santa Cruz actress Billie Harris and Book Cafe manager Jill Rose perform animated readings of childrenâ€™s stories. Mon, 11am. Capitola Book Cafe, 1475 41st Ave, Capitola, 831.462.4415.
LECTURES Genealogical Society of Santa Cruz Dr. Robert Jackson will present a talk: â€œAn Introduction to Researching the Great Wave of German Immigration, 1830-1900.â€? Thu, Jan 3, 1pm. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.419.7244.
santacruzmuseums.org. Mon, Jan 7, 10am-1pm. Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History, 1305 E Cliff Dr, Santa Cruz, 831.420.6115.
Eating Disorders Resource Center Meeting Groups will be led by Kimberly Kuhn, LCSW and Carolyn Blackman, RN, LCSW. First Fri of every month, 6-7:30pm. Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center, 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz, 408.559.5593.
Friday Shakespeare Club The club is seeking new members to join them in the study of the Bardâ€™s plays. www. fridayshakespeare.org. Fri, Jan 4, 10am-12:30pm. First Congregational Church of Santa Cruz, 900 High St, Santa Cruz, 831.421.0930.
A weekly meeting on learning how to forgive and live in peace. Drop-ins are welcome. Thu, 7-9pm. The Barn Studio, 104b Park Way South, Santa Cruz, 831.272.2246.
Docent Training Volunteer training for those interested in leading school programs and being museum hosts for 2-4 hours per month. Register online: www.
Overeaters Anonymous Sundays 9-10:15am at 2900 Chanticleer Ave, Santa Cruz. Wednesdays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln #303, Watsonville and 6:30-7:30pm at 335 Spreckles Dr, Ste A, Aptos. Thursdays 1-2pm at Louden Nelson Community Center, Room 5, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz. Fridays noon-1pm at 49 Blanca Ln, #303, Watsonville. WedFri-Sun. 831.429.7906.
Qigong Flow Led by Bonnie Eskie, MFT. Tue, 10-11am. $10-$12. Louden Nelson Community Center, 301 Center St, Santa Cruz, 831.515.4144.
Fruit Tree Workshop
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Fruit Trees 101: Basic Fruit Tree Care is a workshop designed to address basic questions about growing fruit trees. Sat, Jan 5, 10am-1pm. $30 general; $20 members. UCSC Farm and Garden, UCSC, Santa Cruz, 831.459.3240.
For those interested in joining the American Red Cross Blood Services volunteer team. Thu, Jan 3, 12pm. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 220 Elk Street, Santa Cruz, 408.202.1896.
Insight Santa Cruz Meditation sits, talks and discussions every day of the week. Learn the formal practice of meditation and engage with a community dedicated to reducing suffering by cultivating compassion. Visit www. insightsantacruz.org for specific times and more information. Ongoing. Insight Santa Cruz, 1010 Fair Avenue, Suite C, Santa Cruz, 831.425.3431.
Library Board Applications Applications are currently being accepted for a citizen member to serve on the Library Joint Powers Board for the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. The four-year term begins in March 2013. www.santacruzpl.org. Application deadline: Jan 7. Santa Cruz Central Branch Library, 224 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.427.7700.
Miracle Working A Course In Miracles Study Group
attend meetings of the NAACP Santa Cruz County Branch #1071. First Mon of every month, 7:30pm. Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, 517 Center St, Santa Cruz.
Spiritual teacher Dominique Free leads a weekly class on cultivating the consciousness to heal, overcome, succeed and create miracles. Thu, 7-8pm. Conscious Lounge, 1651A El Dorado Av @ Capitola Rd, Santa Cruz, 831.359.0423.
NAACP Santa Cruz Membership and Leadership Outreach Effort Members of the community are invited and encouraged to
Serenity Firstâ€” Pagans in Recovery A 12-step meeting with a Pagan flair where guests are free to discuss their nature-based, goddesscentered spiritual paths. Sun, 7pm. The Sacred Grove, 924 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, 831.423.1949.
Summer Class Proposals Parks & Recreation is currently accepting class proposals for the 2013 Summer Session. People with a special skill theyâ€™d like to share in fitness, digital media, arts, food, languages or other areas are encouraged to submit. Forms available at www. cityofsantacruz.com. Due Jan 9. City of Santa Cruz, 323 Church St, Santa Cruz, 831.420.5273.
Support and Recovery Groups Alzheimerâ€™s: Alzheimerâ€™s Assn, 831.464.9982. Cancer: Katz Cancer Resource Center, 831.351.7770; WomenCARE, 831.457.2273. Candida: 831.471.0737. Chronic Pain: American Chronic Pain Association, 831.423.1385. Grief and Loss: Hospice, 831.430.3000. Lupus: Jeanette Miller, 831.566.0962. Men Overcoming Abusive Behavior: 831.464.3855. SMART Recovery: 831.462.5470. Trans Latina women: Mariposas, 831.425.5422. Trichotillomania: 831.457.1004. 12-Step Programs: 831.454.HELP (4357).
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Harp Festival Pop quiz: Which of the following is not a type of instrument? A) Folk Harp, B) Wire Strung Harp or C) Autoharp? Answer: Trick question, son! All of these harps and more will be plucked and strummed in all their ethereal glory at the 9th annual Harp Festival put on by the Community Music School. Bonus question: Do you want to find out what a â€œharp petting zooâ€? is? Answer: Yes. Yes, you do. Sunday, Jan. 6 at 2pm at Our Lady Star of the Sea Church, 515 Frederick St., Santa Cruz. Free admission. Writing Contest Santa Cruz Reads is sponsoring a writing contest inspired by John Steinbeckâ€™s The Grapes of Wrath. Entries should involve issues prominent in todayâ€™s political, cultural or social landscapes that parallel those from the past. Categories in fiction, poetry/song lyrics and essay/op-ed for adults, high school students and middle school students. www.santacruzreads.org. Entries accepted thru Jan 16. Santa Cruz High School, 415 Walnut Ave, Santa Cruz, 831.429.3960.
Yoga Instruction Pacific Cultural Center: 35+ classes per week, 831.462.8893. SC Yoga: 45 classes per week, 831.227.2156. TriYoga: numerous weekly classes, 831.464.8100. Yoga Within at Aptos Station, 831.687.0818; Om Room School of Yoga, 831.429.9355; Pacific Climbing Gym, 831.454.9254; Aptos Yoga Center, 831.688.1019; Twin Lotus Center,
831.239.3900. Hatha Yoga with Debra Whizin, 831.588.8527.
Zen, Vipassana, Basic: Intro to Meditation Zen: SC Zen Center, Wed, 5:45pm, 831.457.0206. Vipassana: Vipassana SC, Wed 6:30-8pm, 831.425.3431. Basic: Land of the Medicine Buddha, Wed, 5:30-6:30pm, 831.462.8383. Zen: Ocean Gate Zendo, first Tue each month 6:30-7pm. All are free.
Film 5 Broken Cameras Screening of a film by Emad Burnat, which follows a Palestinian man filming conflicts in his village. Mon, Jan 7, 6:30pm. $5-$10 donation. Resource Center for Nonviolence, 612 Ocean St, Santa Cruz, 831.216.6570.
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Tourettes Without Regrets Beatboxing, slam poetry, freestyle battles, dirty haiku and plenty more from bizarre brigade. Jan 3 at Oakland Metro.
Anthony B Pan Afrikanist and reggae ruler rarely seen without trademark headwrap. Jan 3 at the Independent.
The Easy Leaves A â€˜Winter Formalâ€™ with old-time faves, whoâ€™ve hired a party bus for the show. Jan 4 at Great American Music Hall.
Blues Harmonica Blowout Mark Hummel leads tribute to Jimmy Reed with Charlie Musselwhite, Kim Wilson, more. Jan 4-6 at Yoshiâ€™s Oakland.
Reel Big Fish Big sideburns, Hawaiian shirts and trombones: these fourthwave ska revivalists will never die. Jan 6 at Regency Ballroom. More San Francisco events at www.sfstation.com.
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AMERICANA GOTHIC Marrisa Nadler plays haunting neo-folk at Don Quixoteâ€™s Thursday.
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A darling of the neo-folk movement, Marissa Nadler fuses dream pop, Americana and American Gothic styles to create something haunting and lovely. A talented singer, songwriter, guitarist and visual artist to boot, Nadler frames songs of loneliness and grief with lyrics inspired by poetry and literature. Her music has a timeless, familiar quality about it and she has a delicate, clear voice that, according to one reviewer, â€œcould have lured men to their death at sea.â€? Don Quixoteâ€™s; $10 adv/$12 door; 9pm. (Cat Johnson)
I saw the Psychedelic Furs last year, when they started doing the whole Talk Talk Talk album from start to finish. Having been too young to see them in their mid-â€™80s heyday, I always lumped them in with the other poppy synth bands of the time. But it turns out lead singer Richard Butler is so much weirder than the rest of that crowd. The guy pretty much acts out his songs while heâ€™s singing them. Itâ€™s kinda awesome. Seriously, if you could never quite picture Caroline from â€œPretty in Pinkâ€? waving, buttoning your shirt, handing you the coat, etc., Butler will make it all clear. Rio Theatre; $35; 7pm.
The first blues song a young Mark Hummel ever heard was Jimmy Reedâ€™s â€œHonest I Do.â€? He also got to meet his idol in 1976â€”just two days before Reed died. So perhaps itâ€™s no surprise that Reedâ€™s music has continued to have a special hold over him, and with Hummelâ€™s 21st annual Harmonica Blowout, heâ€™ll pay tribute to the tragic bluesmanâ€™s legacy. Joining him, as usual, is a crowd of fantastic players, from Kim Wilson of the Fabulous Thunderbirds to Joe Louis Walker to Rick Estrin, and many more. Moeâ€™s Alley; $30/$33; 8pm.
ANTHONY B Like many a great musician, reggae superstar Anthony B got his musical start in the church. The son of a Seventh-Day Adventist mother, spirituality played a key role in his upbringing and carries over into his music. When he first hit the music scene, many of his peers in Jamaica were singing about girls and guns but Anthony B, a.k.a. Keith Anthony Blair, took another route, writing songs that were socially and spiritually charged. One of his claims to fame is singing about revering women rather than despising them, but heâ€™s been criticized in the past for homophobic lyrics. So letâ€™s hope that all that spirituality and respect is trickling into all corners of his consciousness these days. Moeâ€™s Alley; $23 & $25 adv/$28 & $30 door; 9pm. (CJ)
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MOONALICE The Moonalice story is a multi-faceted one. The Bay Area jam band, comprising seasoned musicians with roots in the Other Brothers, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh and Friends and more, mixes roots, rock and improvisation and has had over 1 million downloads of its hit song, â€œItâ€™s 4:20 Somewhere.â€? Itâ€™s also a band that leverages technology to create community (think Twittercasts, forums and streaming concerts), has an enormous library of free music available, and takes the â€œweâ€™re not doing it for the moneyâ€? approach. Oh yeah, and the band is bankrolled by successful businessman and bandleader Roger McNamee, so that pesky money thing isnâ€™t an issue anyway. Don Quixoteâ€™s; $10; 8pm. (CJ)
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MANZAREKROGERS BAND Pairing rock keyboardist Ray Manzarek, co-founder of legendary rock band the Doors, with Roy Rogers, one of the great slide guitarists of all time, the ManzarekRogers Band is a mini-supergroup built upon decades of top-tier musical experience. The bandâ€™s sound is an amalgamation of blues and rock built on driving riffs, imaginative keyboard play, mind-blowing guitarwork, poetic lyrics and enough whispers of the Doorsâ€™ sound to keep the die-hard fans happy. Consistently drawing positive critical reviews, the Manzarek-Rogers Band is an exciting project built around two of the most respected musicians of the last 50 years. Rio Theatre; $25 gen/$35 gold; 7:30pm. (CJ)
MANZAREKâ€“ROGERS BAND JANUARY 7, 7:30PM AT THE RIO THEATRE featuring Ray Manzarek keyboardist from â€œThe Doorsâ€? and slide guitarist Roy Rogers
WATER TOWER Hailing from Portland, Water Tower is a three-piece acoustic outfit that draws from old-time, bluegrass, cajun, jazz, folk and punk traditions to create a sound that is fast, furious and engaging. With rich, three-part harmonies, foot-stomping grooves and a busker-style delivery, the band fits nicely into the current roots revival and has shared stages with some heavyweights of the genre including Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford & Sons and Wilco. Theyâ€™ve also garnered some big-time critical acclaim, catching the attention of both NPR and the BBC. Crepe Place; $8; 9pm. (CJ)
TOMMY EMMANUEL FEBRUARY 4, 7:30PM AT THE RIO THEATRE Also coming to the Rio Theatre: ROBERT RANDOLPH PRESENTS THE SLIDE BROTHERS
â€œMasters of the Sacred Steelâ€? FEBRUARY 20 LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO MARCH 6 SAVE IT FOR SATURDAY Dave Wakeling brings the English Beat to the Catalyst.
Tickets available at kuumbwajazz.org and Logos Books & Records. More info: 831.427.2227 or kuumbwajazz.org
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The English Beat were 2-toneâ€™s best ska band, with songs like â€œMirror in the Bathroom,â€? â€œSave It for Later,â€? â€œI Confessâ€? and â€œHands Off Sheâ€™s Mineâ€? all enshrined in the skankinâ€™ canon. Band leader Dave Wakeling now lives in NorCal, and the last time I talked to him, he was enjoying breakfast at a small cafe in the California sunshine. â€œThis is why I fucking left England,â€? he told me. His gigs since moving here burn with the same passion and skill that made him famous 30 years ago. Catalyst; $20/$25; 9pm.
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The Money Band
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Preston Brahm Trio
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Isoceles with Gary Montrezza
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Blues Harmonica Blowout
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Dana Scruggs Trio
Joe Leonard Trio
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Celebrating Creativity Since 1975
Monday, January 7 U 7:30 pm At the Rio Theatre | No Comps
THE MANZAREKâ€“ROGERS BAND featuring Ray Manzarek keyboardist from â€œThe Doorsâ€? and slide guitarist Roy Rogers Thursday, January 10 U 7 and 9 pm
MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL ON TOUR: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Chris Potter & Ambrose Akinmusire | No Comps Thursday, January 17 U 7 pm
ERIK DEUTSCH BAND Former Charlie Hunter keyboardist with funky grooves! DAVIINA & THE VAGABONDS FREDDY COLE QUARTET WASABI JOE LOVANO US FIVE featuring James Weidman, Esperanza Spalding, Otis Brown III & Francisco Mela | No Comps 1/31 BILLY COBHAMâ€™S â€œSPECTRUM 4Oâ€? 2/4 TOMMY EMMANUEL at the Rio 2/11 ALLEN TOUSSAINT 2/14 TUCK & PATTI Valentineâ€™s Day! 1/18 1/21 1/24 1/28
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