Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: Gardens & Villa w/ special guests
Thu Sep | 12 2024 Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$22 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley presents indie rock, magical dream pop band Gardens & Villa! 

Thursday, September 12th
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$22 in advance / $25 day of the show

Some band names take on a talismanic quality, revealing mystical depths the musicians may never have intended. For Gardens & Villa, the name became downright prophetic. The quartet of Chris Lynch, Adam Rasmussen, Shane McKillop, and Dustin Ineman, took their moniker from Villa Avenue, where they first shared a home – and a garden – in Santa Barbara, California. Now, a decade and a half later, the band is set to release their fifth album, Ultra Terrestrial, on [date TK]. The record finds Gardens & Villa returning to the roots of their namesake, highlighting the expansive growth they’ve weathered, and the familial bonds they’ve forged over their 15 years together.

From the start, the California outfit was lauded for their emotionally resonant vocals and clever fusion of dream pop, psychedelia, and funk. Since then they’ve drawn mystic inspiration from experimental and avant pop wells across styles and generations, citing everyone from David Sylvian, Talk Talk, Cleaners from Venus, and Echo and the Bunnymen to close friends and brethren like Foxygen, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and the late Richard Swift. In fact, it was Swift who helped produce and shepherd Gardens & Villa’s 2011 self-titled debut, a tightly interwoven gem grounded in the band’s commitment to jamming and playing all of their instruments live.

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.