Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Mak Nova and The Homies w/ Wasabi
Thu Apr | 18 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$17 advance / $22 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents Mak Nova and The Homies featuring Elie Mabanza, Jaime Sanchez, & Dan Robbins, with Special guests TBA. Special guests Wasabi open the show! 

Thursday, April 18th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$17 in advance / $22 day of the show

Mak Nova aka Mak Daddie The Prince, is not your average rapper. She is a true poet, a mystic. Her live and recorded music are often coupled with the words novel, hypnotic, and unconventional. She is a sensual, alluring, queer icon. “The Homies” is one of Mak Nova’s backing bands. It’s composed of a rotating group of phenomenal musicians from the Santa Cruz and Bay Area. Her live act is described as a “Groovy Hip-Hop, Afro-Funk Dance Party”. 

Wasabi was founded in 1998 in Arcata CA. Originally the band consisted of the Work Brothers Ron and Alex on guitars and drums and bass player Matt Robinson. In 2000 the band moved to Santa Cruz CA. Around 2001 the band expanded to include keyboardist Mike Emerson. In 2005 Matt Robinson moved to Sacramento CA to help start the Jazz Studies Program at Sacramento State College and Mike Emerson moved on to a long continuous career as a touring keys player and is currently playing with the Tommy Castro Band.

In 2005 the stars aligned and local Santa Cruz bass wunderkind Dan Robbins joined the Brothers Work on their musical quest.

Wasabi has shared the stage with lots of great artists and bands such as:  Maceo Parker, Lee Scratch Perry, Trey Gunn Band, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Robert Walter’s 20th Congress, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Bunny Wailer, Rockin Teenage Combo, The Living Daylights and Dick Dale. 
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.