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Cruzmatik 831| June 26th ,
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. 2012| June 15th ,
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 Parties | June 1,
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 !!!
Day 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 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 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 !!
Punk Rock/Metal Shows| August 26th,
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. 2011| June 7th ,
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 Parties | June 4,
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 Weekly Gold Awards| April 4th,
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 sea movie| February 17th,
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.
Happy New Year !!! | January 1st,
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 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.
Documentary | 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.
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 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 !!
September 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
July Shows | July 4,
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 !!!
Streetlight Records | March 14,
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 Tube Channel | February 12,
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.
Happy New Year !!! | January 1st,
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 !!!
Holiday 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 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 !!!
Peyton 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.
July Shows | June 30,
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.
Reverb Nation | June 10,
We just joined Reverb Nation . Come by and be a fan join our street team just click here
Moms For A Cure Beach Party | May 23,
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!
Anthony Tashnick vs. Giant Puerto | May 10,
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 Tube | May 3,
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