Event details

Event details

Thu Sep | 7 2023 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$15 advance / $20 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley welcomes back King Dream touring on the release of their brand new record, Glory Daze IV! Special guests Sun Hop Fat open the show! 

Thursday, September 7th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$15 in advance / $20 day of the show

King Dream is a Bay Area rock ‘n’ roll band helmed by Oakland native Jeremy Lyon, a lifelong songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who crafts dive bar anthems with heart, brains and soul. Hard-rocking yet poignant, his music combines a love for American rock masters like Springsteen and Petty with ‘60s West Coast psychedelia and more contemporary torch-bearers like My Morning Jacket and The War on Drugs — all brought to life by a band of Northern California’s most in-demand players.

Glory Daze is King Dream’s first full-length since the band’s 2018 self-titled debut, and it represents a massive leap forward. Ambitious in scale and scope, it clocks in at 24 tracks, divided into three parts. Technically, these songs are a record of Lyon not only maturing as a lyricist and musician — experimenting with different production styles, moving easily between fist-pumping anthems and ballads and electronic and R&B-influenced sounds — but also developing into a self-sufficient producer and engineer, a silver lining to the constraints of the pandemic.

The raw power, seductive appeal and relentless grooves of Ethiopian dance music is something that must be experienced live to truly be grasped. For over the last decade Sun Hop Fat has been Nor Cal’s premiere vehicle in bringing Ethiopia’s “golden era” back to life for the pleasure of audiences. Blending in original California psychedelic funk and relentless afro-beat, irresistible jazz stylings are at the core of this phenomenon. Led by a three-piece horn section soaring over an ocean of rhythm and soaring melodies, these songs will speak to your soul and do things to your body that may not be legal in certain states. Brace for impact with a “steady wall of extraordinary moving sound and beats.” (San Francisco Examiner)
Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.