Music Maven

Music Maven is a weekly column consisting of album and concert reviews, playlists, and announcements of upcoming shows to keep readers informed of their local music scene.

The Growlers: A Live Review

On Oct. 12-13, The Growlers performed at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz for a sold-out two-night residency toward the conclusion of their Beach Goth...

Concert etiquette

While concerts are a great place to have fun, it can be hard to enjoy yourself sometimes when dealing with hundreds, or even thousands,...

Upcoming Concerts

With several anticipated albums set to release this month, the Bay Area is a common tour stop for artists throughout October. In addition to...

The return of Lana Del Rey

Since the release of “Born to Die” in 2012, Lana Del Rey has been consistently gaining popularity within the indie music community and venturing...

Consequences of sexual misconduct in the music industry

Within the span of a week, two extremely popular groups in the indie music scene faced severe consequences as a result of sexual misconduct...

What a concept: The concept of concept albums

If you have ever listened to a movie soundtrack, Christmas album or compilation of an artist’s greatest hits, you have listened to a conceptual...

Upcoming Concerts

With summer now behind us, our attention has diverted from anticipated album releases to the announcements of artists touring their new material. September is...

Heartbreaks to hits: Mitski “Be the Cowboy” album review

Rating: 8.5 With her fifth studio album, “Be the Cowboy”, having been released on August 17, Mitski Miyawaki is back with a vengeance. Known mononymously...