My Heart Is An Idiot: FOUND Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Tour: FOUND Magazine is dedicated to collecting fragments of our everyday lives — post-its, Polaroids, love letters, forbidden folds of yellow legal paper — creating a captivating collage of human discovery. Sibling voyagers Davy and Peter Rothbart come bearing gifts of bewitching storytelling and musical selections from their respective personal essays and album, and of course, a trove of FOUND treasures.
Oct. 13, 5:30 p.m., Bookshop Santa Cruz
Zion I & Minnesota: Amid the fray of a growing underground scene in Oakland, an avant-garage partnership was formed between MC Zumbi and DJ Amplive. Now 10 years later, Zion I is known to be one of the tours de force of the conscious hip-hop/rap movement. Joining Zion I on their “Shadowboxing Tour,” electronic producer Minnesota adds a chillwave skeleton to Zion I’s underground closet of electrifying jazz-infused beats, classic 90’s hip-hop throwbacks, and lyrical cadences that will send a shiver down your undulating spine. $14 in advance, $19 at door.
Oct. 13, doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. The Catalyst
Charlie Musselwhite: Country blues road warrior and bonafide Memphis harmonica hero returns to the Bay Area to harp a familiar hello. Flower children and their parents gather as Musselwhite distills some immortal knowledge in the dusty precision of electric Delta blues. $20 in advance, $25 at door.
Oct. 13., doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m. Moe’s Alley, 21 and up.
Stars: Canadian synth-pop outfit flutters down from touring the North, their sixth studio album, to demonstrate with glimmering aural dynamics and tirelessly romantic vitality, an exhale of relief from the peripherals of the indie rock landscape. $19.95 in advance.
Oct. 19, doors at 7:15 p.m., show at 8 p.m. The Rio Theatre
57th Annual Omega Nu Rummage Sale: Explore the weird and wonderful collection of Santa Cruz locals’ unique clothing, furniture, decor, books, and collectibles, all for thrift-shop prices and no worse for wear.
Oct. 13, 8–3 p.m., Oct. 14 9–2 p.m., Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium