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Frantic Romantic Rerelease Victoria Trap Album & Announce Santa Cruz Show


San Jose dreampop quintet Frantic Romantic are rereleasing The Victoria Trap album which was previously available under their old band name Skyway View. The Victoria Trap features some of the band’s best singles including “Made of Glass,” “Crimson Petal,” and “Never Let Me Go.” The band is premiering one single every week day from February 14 to February 28 on their YouTube, starting with “Wilted Heart,” which appropriately surfaced online on Valentine’s Day. The full album will be out February 28th on Spotify and all major outlets.

Frantic Romantic also announced their first Santa Cruz show on Saturday March 2nd at Blue Lagoon with Threat To Self and Birdo.



Santa Cruz Music Festival Coming March 10th & 11th


Santa Cruz Music Festival 2018
March 10 & 11


Phase 1 Artists:
Mr. Carmack - Ghostface Killah - K?D - Mija - CloZee - Justin Jay's Fantastic VoyageSacha Robotti - CharlestheFirst

Phase 2 Artists:

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Smoke Dza  -  LOSTBOYS (Mimosa & BOGL)  -  Forrest Day  -  El Papachango  -  Labrat  -  Eliquate (Full Band Reunion)  -  The Redlight District  -  Ancestree  -  Fulminante  -  Soulwise  -  No Accion  - Light The Band  -  The Bad Light  -  Coffee Zombie Collective  -  Driftr  -  Wild Iris  -   Stereo Stereo  -  Van Goat  -  Olright  -  Gnarboots  -  Pan Dulce  -  Death Monk  -  Cosmic Reef Temple  - Misamore  -  Pretty, Handsome  -  Life Size Models  -  Redublic  -  Phers  -  Concentrate  -  Womp Rat  -  Hoven  -  Mike Jones  -  SVNKA  -  Kyle Warren  -  Highend  -  Moist Boiz  -  Dirt Track Hereos  -  Birdo  -  Entoptic  -  Cement Ship  -  Nickel Experience  -  Sweet Hayah  -  Shoobies  -  Jive Machine  -  Paul Damon & The Healers  -  Money For Helicopters  -  The Vampirates  -  Boss' Daughter  -  The Randy Savages  -  F.U.X.  -  Frootie Flavors  -  Noise Clinic  -  Sourpatch Kid  -  ION  -  Vybrant Vibes  -  Kuhteeuh  -  A-Vlust  -  Berto8  -  Xolotl  -  A Chan-Kai  -  Miggle  -  $ylan  -  Torio Van Grol  -  Keith Lowell Jensen  -  Emily Catalano  -  BJ Rankin  -  Tony Zavala  -  DNA


Breakout your brightest attire and get the festival fam together because the Santa Cruz Music Festival returns March 10th and 11th! For two days SCMF takes over Pacific Avenue and the Downtown Area for an experience fun for the whole family! Celebrating its fifth anniversary, SCMF is the premiere Bay Area music festival featuring musicians and artists--along with societal movers and shakers--from Santa Cruz and beyond!

Check out the Facebook Event

This pass will give the holder access to ALL PARTICIPATING VENUES including the Civic Auditorium (21+ age restrictions apply to the other venues). THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM WILL BE THE ONLY VENUE that any under 21-year-olds can go to after 10:00pm on Saturday (3/10/18) and Sunday (3/11/18).

This pass will give the holder access to these local venues (Motiv, The Blue Lagoon, Rosie McCann's, Museum of Art & History & Cafe Mare). THIS PASS WILL NOT GIVE THE HOLDER ACCESS TO THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM. All the above venues will be 21+ after 10:00pm on both Saturday (3/10/18) & Sunday (3/11/18). Due to this, the Locals' Pass will only be sold to those over 21. 

Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium
Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History
San Lorenzo Park
The Blue Lagoon
Cafe Mare
Tannery Arts Center
Rosie McCann's Irish Pub & Restaurant - Santa Cruz
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
Streetlight Records-Santa Cruz
Woodstock's Pizza Santa Cruz
Abbott Square Market
Poet Patriot
Felix Kulpa Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Village Yoga Santa Cruz

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Don't Miss Santa Cruz Music Festival Sat Feb 18 & Sun Feb 19

Santa Cruz Music Festival is Saturday February 18 and Sunday February 19 this year and features an amazing line-up at multiple venues throughout downtown Santa Cruz, including Louis The Child, Troyboi, G Jones, The Brothers Comatose, The Grouch, Zion-I, The M Machine, Clozee, Monolink, The Coffis Brothers, Eliquate, Boostive, Planet Booty, and much more!

Nemesis is proud to announce that our roster has also been selected to play this awesome music festival with performances on Sat Feb 18 by The Go Ahead at Blue Lagoon at 8pm, Sit Kitty Sit at Streetlight Records at 7pm, and Lucas Gordon at 99 Bottles at 8pm, plus our good friend Stormy Strong is doing an acoustic set on Sun Feb 19 at Woodstock Pizza at 4pm.

Buy your tickets now and don't miss your chance to see tons of amazing artists and bands perform for just one low ticket price!




Santa Cruz Artist Stormy Strong Signed to Barb Rocks Management!

It gives me great joy to announce that Santa Cruz artist Stormy Strong has signed management deal with me!  Stormy is a very talented singer/songwriter that has won three songwriting contests for his song "Save You" from Billboard World Songwriting Contest, Great American Songwriting Contest, and Disc Maker's Indie Music World Series, plus his song "Sail Away" won The Best Music You Have Never Heard on KGO Radio in 2007.

Stormy's song "Jumpstart The Heart" was chosen as #1 in "Rick's Picks 2012" on 'The Best Radio You Have Never Heard' podcast, which also included songs from Smashing Pumpkins, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, Rage Against The Machine!

Stormy's unique cover of The Pixies "Where is My Mind?" has been popular on iTunes, Spotify, Rdio, Mog, and iHeart Radio.  It's also the song that originally caught my attention 6 years ago when I first booked Stormy at the Cupertino Brit!  His new EP "Take Her Down" was recorded with music industry icons Lyle Workman (Frank Black, Todd Rundgren, Beck), Sean Beavan (Guns N' Roses, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails), Tim Narducci (Systematic) and Chris Manning (Jellyfish).  Since 1996, Stormy Strong’s brand of "alternative saltwater rock"sinks in with razor sharp hooks, honest bitter lyrics and raw emotion, biting with an unforgettably addictive sting.

It's an honor to work with such a talented songwriter, so please welcome him to the Barb Rocks family!  I'm working on some show bookings for Stormy, so stay tuned for announcements and keep supporting local music.  You never know, you might just see a well-known pounder slaying drums for Stormy! ;-)