Event details

Event details

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents - Drugdealer w/ Color Green
Wed Aug | 14 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA

About This Event

(((folkYEAH!))) presents Drugdealer with special guests Color Green! 

Wednesday, August 14th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$35
21+

*Tickets on sale Friday, May 24th at 10am PT*

DRUGDEALER
The third and most seasoned Drugdealer album, Hiding in Plain Sight, almost didn't happen at all. Frustrated and insecure with his own singing voice prior to the pandemic, Drugdealer founder and primary songwriter Michael Collins was nearly ready to throw in the towel. With hits like "Suddenly" and "The Real World" (from the band's 2016 debut, The End Of Comedy) and "Honey" (from their first album for Mexican Summer, 2019’s Raw Honey), Collins had plenty to be happy about. But due to a frequent impulse to hand over the microphone to friends and collaborators like Weyes BloodJackson MacIntosh, and his trusty musical companion Sasha Winn, Collins became increasingly unsure of himself as a singer. Then, amidst the windswept art colony of Marfa, Texas, a chance encounter with the visionary artist and composer Annette Peacock changed his outlook.

While attending Mexican Summer's annual Marfa Myths festival, Collins ran into Peacock backstage. "I was so inspired by [Annette]. But similarly to all these other vocalists I'd worked with, I didn't feel like I had it in me." he recalls. "I told her my plight, then I played her a song, and she told me I wasn't singing high enough for my speaking voice. When I returned to LA, I started coming up with new progressions, which I'd modulate up three half steps. It forced me to find a new way to sing."

COLOR GREEN
For the California-based quartet Color Green, playing music together is all about stepping into the unknown. "When we play live, I don't really know what's going to happen," says Noah Kohll, one of the band's two guitarists and four vocalists. "You really have no idea what you're going to get with this band, which keeps things fresh for us and maybe makes the live experience special." In a very short time, they have developed a word-of-mouth reputation as a dynamic and unpredictable live act, grounding their cosmic jams in earthy melodies and drawing from '60s SoCal folk-r0ck, '70s classic rock, '80s underground rock, '90s psychedelic dance-rock, and any other sound that catches their ears.
 

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.