Sunday, February 7, 2016     Volume: 30, Issue: 28
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Are you worried about gang violence increasing or coming in from nearby counties?

Yes. We can kiss the Happiest Town in America title goodbye.
I'm more worried about white collar crooks like Kelly Gearhart, Jay Miller, and Al Moriarty.
No. Our law enforcement is more than equipped to handle the problem.
It's inevitable unless we beef up outreach and social services for vulnerable youth.

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Folk

Starflower

Raised in a small village among the many farms, forests, and mountains of the Willamette Valley in Oregon, Brian was inspired by his older brother to begin playing guitar at the age of fourteen and start recording one year later. Since then, he has written and recorded over 500 songs and performed over 500 concerts all over the world. In 2012, he split the country to wander for a bit and after three years on roads abroad, he moved back to his for...

Hip%20Hop

Dj Eli B

Dj Eli B is an Indie Christian Rap Artist from Rocky Mount, NC that creates/produces/records her own beats and music in addition to writes her own lyrics. She has been performing since 2012 and has just recently released her first music video Check It: https://youtu.be/lWGadVin8Jc. Herself along with KJ the Artist and T. Whit created Wohfoe Productions which handles everything from social media websites to music video production and photography. ...

R%26B / Soul

Armon

Singer/ songwriter from Mullins, SC. I've been singing since the age of 5 and writing for more than 10 years.

Alternative

Mark Schuler

Mark Schuler is a singer/songwriter/producer currently living and recording in Cambria,CA. He was formerly the lead singer and bassist for the popular OC power-pop band "Weedpuller" in the late 90's and early 2000's. His songs now are based on rootsy,acoustic guitar grooves at the core, with solid,flowing bass lines, catchy melodies and support from great harmonies. Lyrically, he can make you laugh and cry, but most of all he will make you thin...

Hip%20Hop

Jeremy Gentile

Jaiz is a hip hop/rap artist who puts his life into his music. Making music is his first love, passion, voice, heart, and soul. The artistic focus is on depth, meaning, versatility, creativity, raw passion, emotion, personal life experiences, story writing, and conscious efforts of addressing real life issues affecting people every day.

Folk

Emily Zisman

Emily Zisman is a folk-Americana singer-songwriter born and raised in the San Francisco Bay area. As a writer, she takes her cues from artists like Dar Williams, Joni Mitchell, and Ani DiFranco. She sings of our vulnerabilities and fears, love and fight, crafting her lyrics into song with her soulfully-folk voice evocative of Emmylou Harris. “Songwriting helps me buttress my strength through the practice. I can only hope that my songs will rea...

Blues

Spoonfed Lightning

Central Coast Roots-Rock, Funk 'n Blues band, Spoonfed Lightning, performs original blues, funk, and southern-soaked, American roots music for audiences throughout California's Central Coast. Whether performing up-tempo blues-rock, traditional blues, New Orleans inspired funk, instrumentals, or a soulful ballad, Spoonfed Lightning delivers a sound and performance that will engage your soul, and more than likely -- move your feet. The band has...

World Music

John Alan Connerley

Singer/songwriter John Alan Connerley performs throughout Central California both as a solo and with his all-star band, Big Arroyo, melodically threading elements of rock, country, bossa nova and blue-eyed jazz into every show.

Funk

Booty Shakers

The Booty Shakers are a power trio laying down the tasty sounds to shake your booty. The Booty Shakers are Scott Grocott on guitar and lead vocals. Jim Moran on drums and backing vocal. And Bob Erwin on bass, keyboards and backing vocals.

Alternative

Kevin Robertson

Bassist, multi-instrumentalist playing Funky Indie Neo Groovy Alterative Punk Bluesy Rock Metal Techno Fusion Pop. New CD (downloadable) is now available on CDBaby. It's an eclectic mix of instrumental tunes I created over the years. Please check it out. http://cdbaby.com/cd/kevinrobertson4

Americana

Occasional Mustache

OCCASIONAL MUSTACHE is based in Grover Beach, CA, and features an original "Californicana" sound, a unique blend of alt-country, blues, rocks and folk. OM has been leaving their footprint on the Central Coast area, most notably opening for The Doobie Brothers in September 2013 at Vina Robles Amphitheatre. Singer/songwriters Kurt Lindgren and Chad Schmid formed a band around their work called The Wadsworth Bluffrats in 2005 and Occasional Mustac...

Classic

Avenue DeJaVu

Avenue DejaVu was formed in 2013 by keyboardist arranger Len Hardt and singer saxophonist Brad Hackleman, both Central Coast residents. The group specializes in classic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, spotlighting music of classic artists such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, America, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, the Doors, just to name a few, along with a few select female contemporary artists such as Adele, Norah Jones, Sheryl Crow and...

Smooth

Avenue DeJaVu

Avenue DejaVu was formed in 2013 by keyboardist arranger Len Hardt and singer saxophonist Brad Hackleman, both Central Coast residents. The group specializes in classic hits of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, spotlighting music of classic artists such as Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, America, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, the Doors, just to name a few, along with a few select female con...

Pop

Kenny Taylor Band

Kenny Taylor, of the Kenny Taylor Band, is a singer/songwriter based out of California's central coast. Born and raised in Minnesota, Kenny was inspired by music from John Lennon, Dave Matthews, and Ben Gibbard. In college, he taught himself how to play on a borrowed, nylon string guitar and started to put pen to paper. Shortly, Kenny found himself with a few notebooks full of scribbles and a sound that is a blend of Pop/Americana. After ...

Rock

Truth About Seafood

Truth About Seafood is a longtime favorite of the Central Coast. The band’s blend of acoustic and rock music attracts a wide range of fans making it a perfect fit for outdoor events, night clubs and community gatherings. Truth About Seafood is influenced by a variety of groups including the Beatles, Tom Petty, the Foo Fighters, the Police, and Bruce Springsteen. In the past few years, TAS has played a number of concert events including Concerts...

Pop/Rock

Tres Mojitos

World Music

Zongo All-Stars

Voted 2013 New Times Readers Poll Best Local Band, Zongo All-Stars bring the fun for everyone! They're a 7 piece Afro-Caribbean powerhouse complete with horns, flutes, steel drum, and an unstoppable rhythm section. Universally appealing to young and old, Zongo has become a staple in the Central Coast music scene. Get out to a show & see for yourself!

Americana

David Jacobs-Strain

David Jacobs-Strain has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia, including Merlefest, Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Hardly Strictly, Bumbershoot, and Blues to Bop in Switzerland. He has instructed at Jorma Kaukonen's Fur Peace Ranch, and at fifteen years old was on the faculty at Centrum's Blues and Heritage workshop. On the road, he’s shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Boz Scaggs (more than 60 s...

Punk

Tony Jones & The Cretin 3

-Formed in the early fall of 2008, and based out of Providence, RI. Tony Jones & The Cretin 3 is the epitome of rock and roll, with a punk attitude that is rarely rivaled. -The Original songs have a vintage Punk/Garage/Psychobilly feel that is sure to be reminiscent of the original days of punk in NYC. -Tony Jones & The Cretin 3 have created a sound that is unparalleled and often looked upon in awe...

Rock

Route 66

We are "Route 66" a classic Rock and Roll Band located on the central California Coast. Our play list goes from Elvis to Van Morrison, to Eagles to Beatles to Stones and more! Watch for us at local venues and we are available for weddings, private parties and your special events. For booking information please call Scott Laycock at (805) 296-0068 or by e-mail at scott2218@outlook.com

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