Vampiric former Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy has been booked to play March 10 at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz, sure to bring out all those former Goths who still play “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” occasionally.
Other new shows booked this week include Phish co-founder Mike Gordon who comes to the Rio March 8. The great soul/gospel group Sweet Honey in the Rock will perform April 20 at the Rio, under the auspices of the Kuumbwa Jazz Center. Veteran jazz guitarist Jim Hall plays the Kuumbwa on March 21, and the Kuumbwa continues its annual “Jazz on Film” series this year April 29 and 30 at the Del Mar in Santa Cruz.
Check out the intriguing band Dengue Fever at Moe’s Alley on April 27, and the Beach Boardwalk’s free concert series on the beach is starting to get some bookings, including Eric Burdon & the Animals.
For all notable upcoming shows in Santa Cruz County venues, check out our Futures Index.