The Coffis Brothers

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley presents THE COFFIS BROTHERS for a very special Album Release Celebration Coffis Brothers Bio - New album ‘In The Cuts’ Release 4/24/20 Blue Rose Music labelJamie and Kellen Coffis, born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California, don’t tend to overthink their music. Nothing in their repertoire is overwrought or outstays its welcome. This is pure roots rock, focused on melody, harmony, rhythm and mood. There are echoes of The Byrds, Tom Petty and The Jayhawks, and from years of touring, they have honed their sound into shimmering, high-energy rock and roll. They’re positioned in a long line of sibling duos that stretches back to the Delmores, the Louvins, and the Everly Brothers.On their fourth full-length studio album The Coffis Brothers sought out the help of Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips to produce In The Cuts. Recorded at 25th Street Studios in Oakland at the beginning of 2019, and finished over several months at Bluhm’s home studio in Fairfax. In The Cuts is a 12 song rock and roll album that marks the latest installment in The Coffis Brothers’ catalogue. All songs were written and sung by Jamie (vocals and keys) and Kellen (vocals, guitar), and were performed by Kyle Poppen (lead guitar), Aidan Collins (bass, backing vocals), Sam Kellerman (drums and percussion), and Tim Bluhm (backing vocals, and guitar.) The brothers, Jamie and Kellen formed the band in 2010 along with childhood friend and neighbor Kyle Poppen. In 2011 the band recorded and released their debut full-length self-titled album ... Read More

LOS LOBOS – Early 6pm Show

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Los Lobos returns to Moe's Alley. Note this is the 6pm show & there are no refunds or exchanges. There is also a 9:30pm show. Los Lobos still are: Louie Perez: Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Vocals | Steve Berlin: Saxophone, Percussion, Flute, Midsax, Harmonica, Melodica | Cesar Rosas: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin | Conrad Lozano: Bass, Guitarron, Vocals | David Hidalgo: Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Melodica, Drums, Violin, Banjo | Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez: Drums/Percussion

LOS LOBOS – Late 9:30pm Show

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Los Lobos returns to Moe's Alley. Note this is the 9:30pm show & there are no refunds or exchanges. There is also a 6pm show on sale. Los Lobos still are: Louie Perez: Drums, Guitars, Percussion, Vocals | Steve Berlin: Saxophone, Percussion, Flute, Midsax, Harmonica, Melodica | Cesar Rosas: Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin | Conrad Lozano: Bass, Guitarron, Vocals | David Hidalgo: Vocals, Guitar, Accordion, Percussion, Bass, Keyboards, Melodica, Drums, Violin, Banjo | Enrique "Bugs" Gonzalez: Drums/Percussion

PIMPS OF JOYTIME

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Pimps Of Joytime return to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz California for a Funk & Soul dance party “A groove so tight you’d need cooking spray to slide out of it.” Elmore Magazine“As long as they keep putting out albums, I’ll keep listening.” Okayplayer“It has it all: soul, funk, punk, afrobeat, rap. I've not heard anything quite like it.” NPR“One of the most acclaimed live funk acts currently touring.” JamBase“Think Santana, Chic and the Meters infused with more punch for the modern dance floor.” Washington Post“Visceral in all of the best ways possible.” PopMatters“A high energy party that you’d happily expect to stumble upon in New Orleans, and never want to leave.” Sensible Reason“Effortlessly groovy beats.” Seattle Weekly“Impossibly fun.” The Vinyl District“Perfect for a long run or a raging house party, there’s not a single low-energy moment through Jukestone Paradise’s 10 songs.” Relix Magazine

Monophonics

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Psychedelic Soul Favorites MONOPHONICS return to Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz for a special album release party. With a timeless sound that blends heavy soul and psych-rock, Monophonics have built a reputation over the past decade as one of the best live bands in the country. Led by singer Kelly Finnigan, the band of has drawn on their colorful history — both their experiences as veteran touring performers and as individuals growing up in the Bay Area — to create “It’s Only Us,” their fourth release since 2012, out March 13th on Colemine Records. A reflection of what they see as the current state of the world, the record touches on difficult subjects such as broken relationships, mental health issues, gun violence and power struggles, all with an underlying message of unity, resilience and acceptance. The band’s signature style of arrangement — leaning on warm textures, thanks to rhythm and horn sections whose reputations precede them — has been expanded with top-notch production and creative instrumentation: a Mellotron, lap steel guitar, harp and Moog all round out the Monophonics’ trademark soul sound, while Finnigan’s vocals are more powerful than ever. At times these tracks can feel classic, as familiar as an old song you grew up with, while simultaneously raising questions about the state of music in 2020 and what the future might hold. “It’s Only Us” is the sound of a group continuing to grow as songwriters, musicians, performers and people — reflecting on where they’ve been, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in ... Read More

Southern Culture On The Skids

Moe's Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz

Moe's Alley proudly presents KPIG favorites SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS. Southern Culture On The Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years. The band’s musical journey has taken them from all-night NC house parties to late night network talk shows, and from performing at the base of Mt. Fuji in Japan to rockin’ out for the inmates at NC Correctional Facilities. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll.SCOTS’ DIY roots go all the way back to the days of making cassette demos in the dirt floor basement of the original band house. “It was a beat down house we found in the woods, covered in kudzu vines”, Rick recalls. “We hunkered down there and came up with the sound and ideas we’ve been refining and tweaking ever since; a blue plate special of musical genres, all mixed together to give up new flavors and combinations.”