Moe’s Alley (1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA)
8:00 PM (21+), $8 ADV / $12 DOOR
Blueprint w/ DJ Rare Groove, Count Bass D and Eliquate in Santa Cruz
Date: Thursday June 5th
Location: Moe’s Alley (Home of Great Live Music)
Cost: $8 pre sale / $12 Door
Indie powerhouse and road warrior Blueprint will be in Santa Cruz with opening acts
Eliquate and DJ Count Bass D. If you’re in the area and hungry for some funk, dance party
music come on down and hang out with us at Moe’s Alley.
Blueprint w/ DJ Rare Groove – http://printmatic.net/ (Columbus, OH)
began his career with the release of a couple unassuming cassette tapes in 1999. Although
his initial buzz came from his work as a producer, the formation of Soul Position with
instrumentalist RJD2 pushed Blueprint into the spotlight as an emcee. In 2005, Blueprint
released his debut solo release 1988, touring the United States and Canada extensively, and
over the course of the next few years proved to be one of the most prolific artists around.
Eliquate – http://eliquate.com/about-the-band/ (Santa Cruz, CA)
for the five-piece, California Beat Rock troubadours. Eliquate’s music has been charging
parties up and down the West Coast since 2009. But, the big question is “who the f*ck is
Eliquate anyway?” It all started when Wright met guitarist, Jamie Schnetzler who was known for making beats.
Over the next year Eliquate formed with the addition of bass-slappin’ sounds by Cosmo
Stevens, the pounding beats of Dan Wells and Tanner Christiansen’s blend of samples and
keyboard. With influences from all musical styles, Eliquate released their first album, Arch
Rhythm in 2010, perfecting their sound by tapping into a social consciousness greater than
any of their individual selves. Eliquate is known for its powerful mix of music and message
currently rocking down doors on their Northwest Tour with the motto to “dream big.”
DJ Count Bass D – http://countbassd.bandcamp.com/ (Atlanta, GA)
twenty years. An artist who has gained international attention and acclaim, struggled
through setbacks and false starts, and who, over the years, has inspired an entire generation
of independent artists still searching for recognition themselves. Count Bass D occupies
an advantageous position to speak on art, life, family, and articulate the strange priorities
unique to those who abandon stability and certainty to chase dreams.