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Welcome to the official Ribsy's Nickel web site. This is your source for all things Nickel related. News, band info, mp3 downloads, You Tube , iTunes , show dates, photos, Purevolume, Reverb Nation, Myspace , Facebook . While your here, why not drop into the Ribsy's Nickel Message Boards, and see whats up.

CruzmatikCruzmatik 831| June 26th , 2012
Hey everybody, Willz has a new project called “Cruzmatik” It’s a collaboration with lifelong friend rapper/producer FMZ, these two are bringing their unique styles together to create an album that will rock the clubs as well as the streets. Check out their first video for their single “Party Don’t Stop” here. Go to their Facebook page and “like” them here. Now, with their debut album set to drop, Cruzmatik is set to shake up the music world and give people a taste of the talent that exists from the 831.

California Beer Fest. 2011California Beer Fest. 2012| June 15th , 2012
We're back !!! The California Beer Festival (CBF) is coming back Saturday July 28th.12:30 to 5pm. We'll be starting off the event at 12:35 sharp.This is an event not to miss if you like drinking beer. With over 60 craft brews on tap, four live bands, mouth watering food and bocce ball. CBF will be the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer!

Beach Party Beach Parties | June 1, 2012
Summer is here so that means Crow's Nest Beach Parties are back. Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with live entertainment, right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm and goes until sunset. With Ribsy’s Nickel on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow's Nest's famous BBQ and outdoor bar, The Crow's Nest beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge. Come join us on the beach Thursday June 28th. See you there !!!

Mauli Ola FoundationDay at the Beach | April 20, 2012
We’re happy to announce that on Saturday May 12th at 8pm We will be playing the Mauli Ola Foundation Surf Experience fundraiser party at The Miramar on the wharf. There will be a raffle for some great prizes. Santa Cruz Skateboard, Buell Wetsuit, Volcom goody bag, MOF signed hats. 8 bucks at the door (includes raffle ticket). 21 and over Music starts at 9pm. Lets do this!!!

The ExpendablesThe Expendables | Nov. 26, 2011
We'll be playing two shows with The Expendables at the Catalyst on December 9th and 10th . It's a 16 and over, show starts at 8pm. We're all excited to play this show with the guys. It's gonna be a fun show just like old times. Get tickets here Friday , Saturday.

Coldwater ClassicColdwater Classic Party | Sept. 29, 2011
It's that time of year again folks. We will be playing the O'Neil Coldwater Classic Saturday night party at the Miramar on the Santa Cruz municipal wharf October 29th at 9pm. This year is special because it will be a Halloween Party too. So come dressed in your best costume. Most consider it the best time to be in Santa Cruz during our Indian Summer. It just keeps getting better every year !!

 

 

All Metal/Punk SetPunk Rock/Metal Shows| August 26th, 2011
We are going to start doing some selected shows with Punk Rock /Metal bands. The idea is for us to play all the Punk Rock/Metal songs that we never get to play in our regular shows. When we play these shows it will be an all Punk Rock/Metal set. These shows will be under Ribsy’s Nickel Rocks !!!

California Beer Fest. 2011California Beer Fest. 2011| June 7th , 2011
The California Beer Festival (CBF) is coming to Santa Cruz County Saturday July 16th.12:30 to 5pm. With over 60 craft brews on tap, four live bands, mouth watering food and bocce ball. Ribsy's Nickel will be starting off the event at 12:35 sharp. CBF will be the event of the year for any beer enthusiast! CBF's main goal is to shine a light on the craft beer movement and celebrate great beer!

Beach Party Beach Parties | June 4, 2011
We are very excited to announce that we have Three Crow's Nest Beach Party show's this summer. Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with live entertainment, right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm and goes until sunset. With Ribsy’s Nickel on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow's Nest's famous BBQ and outdoor bar, The Crow's Nest beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge. First show is Thursday June 30th. then July 28th. We then finish up with the last beach party of the summer on September 1st. See you there !!!  

Santa Cruz WeeklySanta Cruz Weekly Gold Awards| April 4th, 2011
A huge thanks to everyone who voted for us in this years Santa Cruz Weekly’s Annual Reader Poll . We’ve been voted one of the top local bands in Santa Cruz. Thank you for all your votes this year and every year. Also big shouts out to Jocelyn and the rest of the S.C. Weekly crew for throwing an awesome awards party this year.

 

Carmel By The SeaCarmel by the sea movie| February 17th, 2011
We are excited to anounce that our song LIVIN got picked up in a movie called "Carmel by the sea". The film is produced by Santa Cruz local and close friend Craig Comstock and Experience Media Studios CEO Michael-Ryan Fletchall. Carmel-by-the-Sea features an all-star cast led by Academy Award® winner Lauren Bacall, Josh Hutcherson , Alfred Molina , Hayden Panettiere , Dina Eastwood , Billy Boyd , and Alexandra Carl . Carmel-by-the-Sea follows a 15-year-old art prodigy Joshua (Josh Hutcherson), abandoned by his drug-addicted mother in Carmel-by-the-Sea, a small town known internationally for its local art community. He is discovered for his own artistic talent and taken in by two apparently opposite mentors played by Alfred Molina and Lauren Bacall. While being mentored, Joshua is introduced to the high dollar, underground world of art forgery. Joshua’s love interest is played by Hayden Panettiere. They are having a Red carpet sneek peek screening in Hollywood in March. We’ll keep you posted when it hits the movie theaters. Click here to see Craig discuss the cast on YouTube.

The CatalystHappy New Year !!! | January 1st, 2011
First show of 2011 and it's 16 and over !!! So all you under 21 fans who have been asking when are we going to to a 16+ show? Here you go, Saturday January 22nd at the Catalyst in the main room. We will be main support for San Jose band The Holdup Get your tickets here. Show starts at 8:30 .

New Years EveNew Years Eve | November 25,2010
Come join us New Years Eve at Clouds Friday night December 31st .Let us bring in the new year together . One of Downtown Santa Cruz's finest restaurant's, come down early before the show and have some dinner. Show starts at 10pm come and get clouded at Clouds.

The WestsidersDocumentary | October 10,2010
Check out the official trailer for The Westsiders here !!! The Westsiders documentary runs through the eyes of three best friends Daryl "Flea" Virostko, Shawn "Barney" Barron, and Jason "Ratboy" Collins bonded by common tragedy and their love of surfing.  This edgy and raw documentary has won awards from The Newport Beach Film Festival, Santa Cruz Film Festival, Honolulu Film Festival, LA Movie Awards and The Portland Maine International Film Festival. Directed by Joshua Pomer, Narated by Rosana Arquette, Scored by Mike McReady.

Halloween PartyHalloween Party | September 29,2010
Come join us at Clouds Friday night October 29th for their Halloween costume party. One of Downtown Santa Cruz's finest restaurant's, come down early before the show and have some dinner. Show starts at 10pm come and get clouded at Clouds.

Coldwater ClassicColdwater Classic 2010 | September 29, 2010
It's that time of year again folks. Most consider it the best time to be in Santa Cruz during our Indian Summer. We will be playing the O'Neil Coldwater Classic Friday night party at the Miramar again on the Santa Cruz municipal wharf October 22nd at 9pm. This will be the third time out of the last four years. It just keeps getting better every year !!

KevinSeptember News | September 14, 2010
Labor Day block party this year was awesome. Thanks to all the residents on and around Peyton st., Kemo Sabe for making the trip down from San Francisco and special thanks to The Skeletons for playing there first gig !!! On September 11th we lost a good friend of ours Kevin Dilloughery. On that night, we dedicated our show at The Catalyst to him. We just want to say thank you to everyone who came out to celebrated the life of Kevin Dilloughery . Everybody who was there had a part in helping his family. The September 11th show was truly the definition of "Friends Become Family" -One Love

Beach Party July Shows | July 4, 2010
Happy 4th of July Friends !!! We have two Crow's Nest Beach Parties show's in July. Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with live entertainment, right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm and goes until sunset. With Ribsy’s Nickel on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow's Nest's famous BBQ and outdoor bar, The Crow's Nest beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge. First show is Thurday July 8th. And then 3 weeks later on July 29th. See you there !!!  

StrretlightStreetlight Records | March 14, 2010
O K folks there back !!! Streetlight Records Santa Cruz now have the Going for broke cd in stock. Thank you for your patience we just got a big shipment of cd's. You can call them first to make sure at 831-421-9200. Our next show is Saturday April 10th at the Catalyst downtown Santa Cruz. Rock On !!!

You TubeYou Tube Channel | February 12, 2010
Ribsy's Nickel now has there own You Tube channel. We've been going threw our archives and posted a few clips from all the surf/skate/snow and dirt movies and just stuff associated with Ribsy's Nickel. Click here to subscribe and check it out. Once again the Catalyst show was off the hook. We would like to say thank you to everybody who showed up.

The CatalystHappy New Year !!! | January 1st, 2010
Come join us for our first show of 2010 !! Saturday February 6th at the Catalyst. Show starts at 8:30 No opener. 21 and over in the atrium. Come check out the new stage and Y&T will be rocking out in the back stage. This is our first show since our St. Patricks Day show at the Catalyst should be a good one. See you there !!!

Coldwater ClassicHoliday Parties | December 1, 2009
Well let the holiday parties begin !!! There won't be any shows planned till after the new year. So everybody just hang tight and maybe we'll see ya at one of these holiday parties this season. Last month Corona spent a weekend at Indigital Studios and layed it down. Click here to see how he did in the studio. Happy Holidays from the boyz !!!

Coldwater ClassicColdwater Classic 2009 | October 10, 2009
We will be playing the official O'Neil Coldwater Classic Thursday night party at the Miramar on the Santa Cruz municipal wharf November 5th at 9pm. This will be a rare show for us on the wharf and by far the best week to be in Santa Cruz to watch professional surfing. It just keeps getting better every year !! Big shouts out to Sean and the rest of the boyz up at the Lodge in Cal Berkely. Thanks for all the hospitality and great Luau Party. You guys keep on LIVIN !!!

Labor DayPeyton St. 2009 | September 10, 2009
Wow !!! What a block party it was this year. With seven acts performing all day and the Nickel finishing up in the evening. It was once again a great time on the Westside on Labor Day weekend. We would like to give a big shouts out to all the neighbors and especialy to Heather,Ashley and Big John for all there hard work !!! And now for our next show we will be at the Blue Lagoon Friday October 9th. with Machette Fight it's a 21 and over show 5 bucks at the door. Show start at 9 pm.

The Westsiders July Shows | June 30, 2009
Happy 4th of July !!! We’re entering the middle of summer and the Nickel a couple great shows coming up. First it’s back to the Crows Nest July 16th. Each Summer on Thursday evenings the Crow's Nest offers its Summer Beach Party series with live entertainment, right on the beach. The party starts at 5:30 pm and goes until sunset. With Ribsy’s Nickel on the outdoor beach stage, and Crow's Nest's famous BBQ and outdoor bar, Crow's Nest beach parties are a unique and popular event. Families are welcome, and there is no admission charge. Then  Friday July 24th at the Santa Cruz Vets Hall it’s a event that will bring Santa Cruz together. It’s a benefit show for the Santa Cruz Surf Museum. All proceeds go to the museum located inside the Lighthouse at Steamers Lane. All ages 4 bands surf art.

The Westsiders Reverb Nation | June 10, 2009
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Moms For A cure

Moms For A Cure Beach Party | May 23, 2009
Okay everyone....get ready! Mom's For A Cure is hosting a BEACH PARTY on Saturday May 23rd at Cafe El Palomar. The party starts at 3:00pm-7:00pm, $5 cover charge for adults, kids get in FREE! We have Ribsy's Nickel & D.j. Baby rocking the beach with there music, Food & Bar provided by Leo from the Cafe El Palomar, a "kid's section" that includes balloon artistry, face painting, & much much more! Come support Mom's For A Cure! It should be lots of FUN! Hope to see you there!

Surfline.comAnthony Tashnick vs. Giant Puerto | May 10, 2009
Anthony paddles and tows into some heavy Puerto Escondido beach break. A legend at 16, when he stepped up to ride what many called the “wave of the winter” at Mavericks in 2001, Tashnick is now a mainstay in the world of big-wave riding. The latest in a long line of chargers from the West Side of Santa Cruz, Tashnick won the 2005 Mavericks contest in such dominant fashion, there was no question who would take home the trophy. Well-traveled in his thirst for big waves, Tashnick has been named to the alternate list of the prestigious Eddie Aikau contest (Waimea Bay, Hawaii) for the third straight year. Check out this video on Surfline.com Ribsy's Nickel song "Lies" is the featured music.

You TubeYou Tube | May 3, 2009
O.K. now we just made it alot easier for all of you to check out the Nickel on You Tube. There's a few clips from block parties to shows and studio stuff. We always encourage our fans to put stuff of us up on You Tube. Click Here and enjoy

St. Patricks DaySt. Patricks Day Show | March 17, 2009
Join us Tuesday March 17th on St. Patricks day at the Catalyst. Show starts at 8:30 No opener. 21 and over in the atrium. Come out in your finess green attire.Drink some green beer and celebrate St. Patricks day with the Nickel.This is our first show in over a year at the Catalyst should be a good one. See you there !!!

FacebookFacebook.com | January 1, 2009
Happy New Years everyone !!! Check out Ribsy's Nickel on Facebook.com . Sign up and be a friend of the Nickel. Post a picture of you at one of our shows. Leave us a comment !!!

As The Gear TurnsMovie Documentary | November 10, 2008
Check out Ribsy's Nickel in this documentary movie "As the Gears Turn". Director Cuyler Ruskin and Wiley Watson take you on a very personal journey into the life of 2007 ISDE & WORCS Champion Kurt Caselli. Spend an inside look with Caselli while he talks about about his father, the people who influence him and what he enjoys about riding. As the Gears Turn is packed with footage of Caselli riding with his buddies Tim Weigand and Daryl Eckland at various places including 395 MX, Kyle Redmunds Endurocross track and some wicked trails near his home in Palmdale, CA. Last month we played at the movie premeire for Kurt and all his boys in Valencia, Ca. We all had a great time. The soundtrack features 4 songs from us and we are all proud of our boy Cuyler Ruskin for making a great film'

Halloween PartyHalloween Party | October 10, 2008
Come out to the Blue Lagoon this Halloween and join Ribsy's Nickel for Downtown Santa Cruz's most wild and crazy night of the year. Wear your best costume and join them in this fun filled night.They are expecting over 20,000 people walking downtown Santa Cruz this Halloween. So try to get there early.

Show at the Nest | July 20, 2008
Come out and join us in Santa Cruz Thursday August 7th at The Crows Nest. Show starts at 8:30 No opener. This is our first show in months. We're all excited to play some new songs.

Back in the studio | February 10, 2008
The Nickel is currently working on new songs for their next CD .Check out a clip on You Tube on our first day of recording at Indigital Studios. Enjoy

Battle of the Bands Results | June 4, 2007
Ribsy's Nickel took thrid place in last months Your Music Magazines Rock Wars Finals. We won 1200 dollars of studio time at Indigital Studios. We would like to thank everybody who showed up that night.

Battle of the Bands | May 20, 2007
Ribsy's Nickel will be playing a 16 and over show on Friday June 1st. at the Catalyst. It's the Your Music Magazines Rock Wars Finals. Over 60 bands have competed and now we are down to the final 6. The Nickel needs your vote!!!!!! Buy your tickets online here. Vote Ribsy's Nickel !

Ribsys Nickel Going for BrokeSENSE BOARDWEAR | April 5, 2007
Sense Boardwear compilation cd "Diamonds in the Ruff" Vol. 4. Featured all unreleased music by Ribsy's Nickel, Faded Chroniclez, Starving Millionares, RAC, Fayuca, Ballyhoo, Chapter 11, NoNeedz, The Brederin Daddys. Click here to listen to some tracks. And go to cdbaby.com to get a copy.

Ribsys Nickel Going for BrokeGoing For Broke | April 20, 2006
Our new CD Going For Broke is done!!! You can get it now online at cdbaby.com and in the Santa Cruz area go downtown to Streetlight Records on Pacific Ave. We will also have them at our shows with the rest of our merchandise.

Ribsys Nickel Going for BrokeWould Work Sound | February 28, 2006
Last weekend the Nickel was in North Hollywood putting the finishing touches on there new cd at Would Work Sound with Producer Evan Frankfort.

Free mp3Going for Broke Preview | September 20, 2005
Can't wait for the impending release of the new CD, Going for Broke? Well, in the mean time, you can listen to a selection of songs off of the new album. Click here to listen to the streaming MP3s!

New Ribsy's Photos | September 20, 2005
A gang of new shots has been added to the photo gallery section, courtesy of Gene Higa. Check 'em out. You might even be in one of the live shots!

New Show

The Nickel's Back! | June 6, 2005
If you didn't notice, we haven't been playing any shows lately. Why? It's because Willz has been out for the last three month due to a bursted Achilles tendon. We are glad to tell you that Willz is finally walking and we are going to start to play shows again. Our first show will be Saturday July,16th at the Monterey Rock and Art Festival. This is an all ages show, and will be held at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.

Ribsys Nickel Going for Broke

Going For Broke | June 6, 2005
We are currently in the studio recording our newest CD, called Going For Broke. We are working with producer Evan Frankfort at his North Hollywood studio Would Work Sound.

Myspace

MySpace.com | June 6, 2005
Check out Ribsy's Nickel on MySpace.com at www.myspace.com/ribsysnickel. Sign up and be a friend of the Nickel. Leave us a comment!!!!!!!

Free mp3

Gorman MP3 Available | August 13, 2004
Who doesn't like free (and legal) music downloads? The track "Gorman" is now available for your downloading enjoyment. Click here to get it! Don't worry, we won't tell the RIAA.

New Photo Gallery | August 5, 2004
A new photo gallery section has been added to the site. Check out photos of Ribsy's rockin' tha show. New photos will be added on a regular basis, so keep checking back.

Battle of the Bands | June 6, 2004
Ribsy's Nickel will be playing a 16 and over show on Friday June 11th at the Catalyst. It's the Battle of the Bands Final, and the Nickel needs your vote!!!!!! This could be the only time you see the Nickel at the Catalyst.. Vote Ribsy's Nickel!

Free mp3

Top Speed MP3 Available | March 29, 2004
We've been getting alot of requests from our fans for the track "Top Speed". Since it's not on any release yet, we've made it available to download for free. Click here to get it!

Flea

Viva Pulga | February 29, 2004
Congrats to Ribsy's Nickel homeboy Darryl "Flea" Virostko on winning this year's 2004 Mavericks Surf Contest for the third time in a row. "I had to bring it home to the Norte" said Flea. Also shouts out to Peter "the Condor" Mel and Anthony Tashnick who took 3rd and 4th, and all of the rest of the S.C. crew. Word has it the party ended up at the Watering Hole... Nice!!!!!

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In the Shop | February 27, 2004
The Nickel is currently working on new songs for their next CD release. The Nickel will start rehearsing their new songs in April, and start to record them soon after that.

Jamie Dean on the Road | February 22, 2004
Ribsys Nickel bass man is about to go on the road with Charlie Mars to tour the southern states in March to pay the bills. You can go to www.charliemars.com to check out tour dates.

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