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State Park Activities

+ONGOING - State Park activities for the whole family

ON-GOING TOURS AND VISITORS CENTERS

Point Sur Lightstation State Historic Park Tours
"Walking Tour into the Past" Volunteer led, three-hour walking tour on paved road. The walk is less than a mile but with a rise in elevation of 300'. Meet along the West Side of Highway 1, ¼ mile north of Pt. Sur Naval facility. Arrive early. Tour size limited.

TOURS:
Saturday: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.,
Sunday: 10:00 a.m., and Wednesday: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.
Admission Adult: $12.00; Ages 6-17: $5.00; Age 5 and under: free.

GHOST TOURS:
October 25 & 31
www.pointsur.org

Andrew Molera State Park
Molera Ranch House Museum

Find out what it was like to live in Big Sur 100 years ago? Located at Andrew Molera State Park, the Ranch House is open for visitors Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available.

Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
Ernst Ewoldsen Nature Center

Located near the Pfeiffer Falls/Valley View trailhead is open for visitors Friday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. when a volunteer is available. Come discover what lives here!

Music in the Tavern

+Saturday, October 25 ~ Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Songs Hotbox Harry Taught Us

+Saturday, November 1 ~ (((folkYEAH!))) Presents XYLOURIS WHITE + Sparrows Gate

(((folkYEAH!))) Presents
XYLOURIS WHITE + GUESTS Sparrows Gate

10:00 PM ~ FREE
Liquid lights by Mad Alchemy

XYLOURIS WHITE

XYLOURIS WHITE, COLLABORATION BETWEEN LEGENDARY CRETAN LUTE PLAYER GEORGE XYLOURIS AND JIM WHITE, ICON OF UNDERGROUND MUSIC RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM GOATS OCTOBER 14 ON OTHER MUSIC RECORDING CO.
Produced by Guy Picciotto (Fugazi), Album Showcases Unique Union Between Leading Artists from Vastly Divergent Scenes

While coming from different parts of the world and from vastly divergent musical backgrounds, the connection between George Xylouris and Jim White, who perform together as Xylouris White, is palpable from the first note of their debut LP, Goats, produced by Guy Picciotto of Fugazi. George Xylouris is a legendary Cretan folk musician, White is an icon of underground music, and together they have forged something surprising and impossible to categorize. Other Music Recording Co. releases the album October 14 (October 13 in the UK/EU).
George Xylouris was born into a Greek musical family of incomparable stature; his uncle, Nikos Xylouris, is arguably one of the most iconic Greek performers of all time. Nicknamed the "archangel of Crete," his songs are part of the fabric of modern Greek music. Nikos' younger brother, Antonis Xylouris (George's father), is better known as Psarandonis, a world-renowned singer and lyra player who has long pushed against the boundaries of traditional folk, playing his instrument with a passion and intensity that has made him a hero in Crete, a legend throughout Greece and famous around the world amongst fans of international folk. George grew up playing the lute, and spent much of his youth accompanying Psarandonis on many of his most important recordings and performances, pushing the lute into new realms in much the same way his father does with the lyra. George is a dynamic player who has gone on to lead many ensembles of his own, performing on more than 70 albums, and while his approach to his music is multi-faceted, his treatment of the lute as a lead instrument has frequently set him apart from the tradition he also embraces.

Jim White emerged from the Australian post-punk scene to become one of the most beloved and instantly recognizable drummers of today. Best known for his long-running role in Dirty Three, that trio's unique instrumental line-up of violin, guitar and drums is perhaps the perfect format to showcase White's distinct style; and like Xylouris, White frequently pushes his instrument into an unconventional lead role. A powerful and original player who has flourished in many settings, White has collaborated, toured and recorded with a wide array of brilliant artists over the years, including Cat Power, Bill Callahan , Will Oldham, PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, and many more.

Xylouris and White first met through mutual friends on the Melbourne music scene when George was living in Australia in the early '90s; Dirty Three and Xylouris Ensemble shared bills, and George sat in with Dirty Three on occasion. Much later Jim and George accompanied Psarandonis on a couple of tours preceding the formation of Xylouris White. Through a series of live performances and recording sessions in Greece, Australia, and New York City, the duo forged a new sound. Picciotto's production was the final piece of the puzzle, bringing Goats into focus. The record begins an ongoing collaboration—already one of the most expressive and personal of either musician's long career. The duo is working on a follow-up album, and will be touring the world throughout the fall and winter, including several European dates with Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. A preliminary itinerary is below.
http://www.xylouriswhite.com/

Sparrows Gate

Sparrows Gate

http://sparrowsgate.bandcamp.com/

+Saturday, November 8 ~ Billy Martini

Billy Martini
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Billy Martini Show

+Saturday, November 15 ~ Scary Little Friends

Scary Little Friends
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Scary Little Friends

Biography
Scary Little Friends is the Folk-Rock brainchild of Chris Jones with Charlie Knote on drums, Jon Payne on bass, and Patrick Blizinski on keys. Chris built his own studio in the Mission district to record their debut album, “From the Beginning”, which features lilting vocals (ala Jeff Buckley) and surfs-up psychedelic guitar; a trademark of the “San Francisco Sound”. Based in both Santa Cruz and SF with underlying southern soul roots, strong songwriting is really the bread and butter of this band. Scary Little Friend’s live shows combine an understated professionalism with raw talent. They connect with their audience the old-fashioned way by offering authentic heartfelt performances that fulfill our desire to connect. No gimmicks, no tricks. Just great songs about what you were thinking but couldn’t say.

Since forming in early 2013, the band has quickly risen up in the local Bay Area music scene, performing with Folkyeah! and Loving Cup Presents, playing major Santa Cruz and SF shows at Rio Theatre, Don Quixote’s, Moe’s Alley, Brick & Mortar, Boom Boom Room, and Bottom of the Hill. The band has shared the stage with a variety national touring acts, such as: Boy & Bear, Chuck Prophet, Caravan Palace, Stone Foxes, Baptist Generals, Streets of Laredo, Jimbo Mathus, Debauche, Wildlife (Canada), Jail Weddings, Coffis Brothers, as well as Terrapin Crossroads staples Midnight North and Go By Ocean. They even shared the bill with Norah Jones for her surprise visit to Santa Cruz’s Crepe Place!
Description
Scary Little Friends is thoughtful and emotional rock/pop songwriting that we want you to hear. Awesome vocals and musicianship:www.soundcloud.com/scarylittlefriends
http://www.scarylittlefriends.com/
+November 22 ~ Marc and the Casuals

Marc and the Casuals
10:00 PM ~ FREE

+December 8 ~ Kuckaw!

Kuckaw!
10:00 PM ~ FREE

Kuckaw!

Kuckaw! is a brand spankin’ new band, fresh out of Oakland, California. The band members, all seasoned players in the Bay Area music scene, have come together through happenstance in order to fulfill one common goal: to get some booties shakin’! Influenced by the music of Snarky Puppy, Herbie Hancock, Orgone, and Roy Ayers, Kuckaw!’s sound melds the driving, heavy rhythms of 70′s funk with the hypnotic, interlocking essence of Afrobeat, adding a touch of disco, and bringing the wild abandon of a Zappa-esk musical odyssey.

Adam Lowdermilk and Michael Wynar (both of Albino! Afrobeat), combined forces on bass and guitar respectively, with Ross McIntire on drums (of DRMS), who is fresh off the Bayou from New Orleans. Feeling the emptiness of a keyboard-less trio, the three conscripted long time flood pants advocate and all around musical wizard Casey Cameron to lay down an ever-shifting polyester blanket of harmony. Shortly after, the band roped-in Bulgarian folk music extraordinaire and Fulbright fellow, saxophonist Teddy Raven (MWE, Jazz Mafia). Recently new to the group, is fellow Albino! trumpet maestro Chris Brown (The Original). Together, the six notoriously funkified local heavy-hitters compile an outfit of epic proportions… Keep an ear out for this burgeoning ensemble, bringing the funk to a location near you!

http://kuckawmusic.com/