Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: THE BEAT FARMERS w/ Grey Matter
Wed Sep | 27 2023 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$25 advance / $30 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley proudly presents The Beat Farmers with special guests Grey Matter!

Wednesday, September 27th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$25 in advance / $30 day of the show

The Beat Farmers are an American rock & roll band formed in San Diego, California in 1983. They went on to release seven albums before disbanding in 1995, following the untimely death of drummer Country Dick Montana, who died on stage in British Columbia, Canada during a Beat Farmers show.

The band was a big part of the 1980s Roots Rock/Americana movement that included Los Lobos, The Blasters, Lone Justice, Rank & File, Jason & The Scorchers and The Long Ryders, just to name a few.  They are continuously mentioned as a major influence on many of the acts on the current American scene.

The original lineup of The Beat Farmers consisted of Jerry Raney, Buddy Blue, Rolle Love and Country Dick Montana.  Blue left the band after two albums and was replaced by Joey Harris, who went on to record the next five albums with the band, including what many consider their crowning achievement, The Pursuit Of Happiness.

With a couple Outlaw Country cruises and another Hootenanny under their belt and the demand for Americana music at an all-time high, The Beat Farmers time has come, and Jerry, Joey, Rolle and Bongo are primed and ready to get back out there and do what they do best, play shows that will not only remind their faithful following how amazing they were (and still are), but show a whole new generation of fans how amazing they still remain!

Grey Matter was/is a post punk rock band formed in Fremont, California in 1983.  They are comprised of Jeff Ebbage (Lead Vocals/Guitars), Joe Simpson (Guitar/Vocals), Marty Flanagan (Bass), and Sean Galvin (Drums).  All four original members are still together after 40 years!
Through hard work and constant gigging, they became one of the more successful bands in the then thriving San Jose music scene.  They honed their performance chops by opening for many national touring acts including The Ramones, X, The Alarm, The Smithereens, Fishbone and, of course, The Beat Farmers.
Grey Matter have been on a hiatus since 2020, but when the opportunity came to open for their old pals The Beat Farmers, it was time for a reunion and time to show their loyal fans what they already have known and pick up some new fans along the way.

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.