New stuff headed our way in Santa Cruz County includes the great jazz guitarist Pat Metheny, booked into the Santa Cruz Civic for April 26, the wise and weird singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Feb. 11.
And, remember AFI? The hottest name of 2006 comes roaring back into town at the Catalyst Jan. 28.
Also, That One Guy at Moe’s Alley on Jan. 24, a return of the bizarro vets the Residents at the Rio Jan. 23, and the sophisticated French pop band Nouvelle Vague, known for their dream-pop covers of old punk/new wave hits at the Rio on Feb. 8.
It’s all here to behold at our Futures Index.