Archive for May, 2012

Mission: Small Business

May 27, 2012

Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios has written a proposal for a $250k grant up for grabs from Chase and Living Social. The catch is, to be considered, we must get 250 votes via Facebook.

Could you find it in your hearts to vote for us at

Yes it is a long shot, but someone has to win and we’d really like it to be us. Just imagine the snacks we could buy with $250k…


First Friday, June 1

May 23, 2012

First Friday, June 1
Precious on the Edge
Artist Reception: 6-9 p.m.

Precious on the Edge is a joint photo exhibit; a collective snapshot into fringe culture from an insider’s perspective. The work of Bryan G. May and Jake Ander Simowitz embodies the intimacy of subcultural transience, the comfort of dusty memories, and the luxury of sneaking into art school print studios.

In photographs framed behind glass, as slide film projections, and on the pages of zines, Bryan and Jake include the medium in their work, producing an array of images that urge an audience to both “skate or die” and to “never give up”.

In this forthcoming show, Jake’s work focuses on nature through a lens of turmoil, seasons in different places, and the exuberance of youth. Bryan’s photos capture life at the crosshairs of intoxication and resistance, the ardor of punk house relationships, and crisp portraits of dirty people.

Redwood Mountain Faire

May 7, 2012

This is a great local festival that deserves our community support, not to mention the line-up is filled with some of the best bands in the Bay Area including some of our own Santa Cruz favorites.

Saturday, June 2

Meadow Stage

SambaDa – 6 p.m.
The Soft White Sixties – 4:30 p.m.
Monnalice – 3 p.m.
Dan P. and the Bricks – 1:30 p.m.
The Coffis Brothers – Noon
Funkranomicon – 11 a.m.

Creekside Stage:

The Brothers Comatose – 5:30 p.m.
Wooster – 4 p.m.
Take 1 – 2:30 p.m.
3upFront – 1 p.m.
Pour House – 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 3

Meadow Stage

David Lindley – 5:30 p.m.
Sista Monica – 4 p.m.
Extra Large – 2 p.m.
Sherry Austin with Henhouse – 12:30 p.m.
Red Beans and Rice – 11 a.m.

Creekside Stage

The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit – 5 p.m.
Tater Famine – 3:30 p.m.
Three Time Loser w/Dayan Kai – 2 p.m
Big Bambu – 12:30 p.m.
Coffie Zombie Collective – 11:30 a.m.

Advance tickets now available. Purchase online.