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Scott Cooper and the Barrelmakers

Scott Cooper and the Barrelmakers

Many locals know local musician Scott Cooper as the rhythm guitarist for Grateful Dead tribute act China Cats. But Cooper also plays in a bunch of other bands—and even writes his own music. In fact, it was the success of China Cats that gave him the push to put together his own group, Scott Cooper and the Barrelmakers. He had already recorded a solo record, but started rounding up musicians for gigs.

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Be Our Guest: Titus Andronicus

Be Our Guest: Titus Andronicus

Win tickets to see Titus Andronicus at The Catalyst on SantaCruz.com 

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Love Your Local Band

Fishhook

Fishhook

Cover bands have to be fun. That’s a rule guitarist-vocalist Jeff Ebbage sticks to in his group Fishhook, which plays covers spanning from the Who to Sublime.

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Song Bird

Song Bird

Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds’ soul-singing frontwoman may be small, but her voice rattles the rafters

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Wally Joyner

Wally Joyner

Baseball fans, we’ve got some bad news for you: former California Angels first baseman Wally Joyner has not recently started playing rock shows in Santa Cruz. “Wally Joyner” is the name of a new local indie rock quartet—and no one in the band is even a pro baseball player!

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Show of Faith

Show of Faith

Blackalicious duo rewards patient fans with their first record in a decade

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Tracing Amy

Tracing Amy

Americana singer-songwriter Amy LaVere trades youthful indiscretion for mature insight

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Archer

Archer

Archer’s Dylan Rose is describing how his veteran heavy thrash band hooked up to tour with some of his metal heroes. As he talks, it’s evident he’s still as humbled—and possibly in disbelief—now as when it first happened.

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Be Our Guest: Black Uhuru

Be Our Guest: Black Uhuru

Win tickets to see Black Uhuru on SantaCruz.com

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Love Your Local Band

Crooked Branches

Crooked Branches

What happens when four teachers and a principal get together in a garage one night? No, there’s no punchline—it’s local Americana/rock band Crooked Branches’ origin story.

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Pieces of My Art

Pieces of My Art

How Carolyn Wonderland avoided ending up a Janis Joplin wannabe

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Like They Mean It

Like They Mean It

Waifs’ Songwriting springs to life onstage

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On the Run

Is there hope for California’s salmon?

 

Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey

Monday, Feb. 8, is Aquarius new moon (19 degrees) and Chinese New Year of the Red Fire Monkey (an imaginative, intelligent and vigilant creature). Monkey is bright, quick, lively, quite naughty, clever, inquiring, sensible, and reliable. Monkey loves to help others. Often they are teachers, writers and linguists. They are very talented, like renaissance people. Leonardo Da Vinci was born in the year of Monkey. Monkey contains metal (relation to gold) and water (wisdom, danger). 2016 will be a year of finances. For a return on one’s money, invest in monkey’s ideas. Metal is related to wind (change). Therefore events in 2016 will change very quickly. We must ponder with care before making financial, business and relationship changes. Fortune’s path may not be smooth in 2016. Finances and business as usual will be challenged. Although we develop practical goals, the outcomes are different than hoped for. We must be cautious with investments and business partnership. It is most important to cultivate a balanced and harmonious daily life, seeking ways to release tension, pressure and stress to improve health and calmness. Monkey is lively, flexible, quick-witted, and versatile. Their gentle, honest, enchanting yet resourceful nature results often in everlasting love. Monkeys are freedom loving. Without freedom, Monkey becomes dull, sad and very unhappy. During the Spring and Autumn Period (770 - 476 BC), the Chinese official title of Marquis (noble person) was pronounced ‘Hou,’ the same as the pronunciation of ‘monkey’ in Chinese. Monkey was thereby bestowed with auspicious (favorable, fortunate) meaning. Monkey years are: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016.  

 

The New Tech Nexus

Community leaders in science and technology unite to form web-based networking program

 

Film, Times & Events: Week of February 5

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