Wed Aug 21 2024

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Moe's Alley

1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz, CA 95065

$20 advance / $25 day of show

Ages 21+

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Moe's Alley presents Italian rockers Giuda with special guests Jonny Manak and The Depressives!

Wednesday, August 21st
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show
21+

*Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10am PT*

GIUDA
Giuda is a five-piece band from RomeItaly, that play an air-punching mix of anthemic ‘70s rock hooks delivered with the brutal force of early UK punk, all interpreted in a contemporary and original way with relevance for today’s discerning listener.

The story of Giuda begins in 2007 and is inextricably connected with that of Rome’s seminal punk rock band Taxi. When Taxi’s career was cut short by the tragic passing of their drummer, singer Ntenda, lead guitarist Lorenzo and bassist (then drummer) Danilo regrouped as Giuda. The lineup is completed by guitarist Sergio, adding a second layer of boogie sparks to the mix, and new drummer Alex, who replaced Daniele.

Fuelled by the sounds of bands like SladeGlitter BandHectorThird World War and Slaughter & The Dogs, Giuda offer fresh, powerful rock and roll with attitude in spades.

Their debut album “Racey Roller”, famously described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as, “Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals”, was graced with iconic cover art courtesy of French designer and glam fanatic

Tony CrazeeKid, and quickly became an underground sensation. Highly praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, The Guardian, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Vice (album of the year) and Maximum Rock’n’Roll, the album remains a true cult classic and an inspiration to the numerous hordes of bovver rockers currently following in Giuda’s wake.

From their debut album release up until the present day, the band has completed several European tours and five USA/North American tours, playing around 400 gigs in total, including triumphant appearances at many major festivals such as Rebellion (Blackpool, UK), PunkRock Bowling (Las Vegas, USA) and Hell Fest (France).

Moe's Alley Presents: Giuda w/ Jonny Manak and The Depressives

  • Giuda

    Giuda

    Rock & Roll

    Outer space has always seemed like a pleasing alternative to the relentless shitstorm of planet Earth. As a result, rock ’n’ roll has regularly ventured into the stratosphere, often with mind-bending results. In 2019, only one band can guarantee you a safe and sensational intergalactic trip, with songs that will make your head vibrate like Woody Allen’s Orgasmatron. Meet Giuda: Italy’s premier exponents of insanely infectious, glam-tinged and gritty rock ’n’ roll. Formed in 2007, these lysergic power-pop warriors have a decade of active service under their utility belts and a brand new album, E.V.A. (Extravehicular Activity), which seals the band’s hard-earned triumph in the face of tragedy.
     
    “Before Giuda, our singer Tenda and I had a band called Taxi, which was strongly influenced by the ’77 Punk scene,” explains guitarist Lorenzo. “In a tragic accident In 2007 we lost our drummer Francesco. The loss felt so significant, we decided to call it a day as Taxi. Towards the end of the year, we found our energies were starting to renew. We wanted to play again. At the time we had just discovered something that was completely new to our ears. The relatively unknown sound of ‘junkshop glam’ had entered our world. These new sounds had the same impact on me that punk music had, many years before.  A strong influence from this music crept into our songwriting and our approach to the recording process. Consequently, a new project was born, the fruits of which became Giuda’s first album, Racey Roller. The album was an unexpected minor success, and because of that, from that day on, music has become our full-time job.”
     
    Every last track on E.V.A. will lodge itself in your skull like some kind of miniaturised robot invader. Giuda are a band with proud and persistent roots in the glory days of garage rock and proto-metal, when bands wrote fistfuls of anthems before breakfast.
    From fiery opener Overdrive and the throbbing spacebound strut of Interplanetary Craft through to You’ve Got The Power’s hazy AC/DC-isms and the scorched earth funky new wave of Cosmic Love and Ravers Rock, Giuda’s fourth full-length album is an outright celebration of balls-out, hook-drenched and wilfully eccentric abandon. Welcome shades of everything from Cheap Trick and Big Star through to Devo and the Ramones collide with some irresistible psychedelic embellishments and subtle bursts of sonic strangeness. Simultaneously old school and as fresh and modern as can be, E.V.A. is simply the greatest rock’n’roll record you haven’t heard yet.
     
    “Giuda is a modern band with its roots firmly planted in two musically revolutionary decades, the ‘60s and the ‘70s,” says Lorenzo. “We’re not an analogue nerds, not anymore at least! During our years in recording studios, we’ve gained considerable experience and now we understand how important it is to get the best you can from everything you have at your disposal. The end justifies the means! We can’t afford to record an album at Abbey Road, so we have to make the most of is available to us. New technologies and recording techniques, used in the right way, can really help. I think
    our new LP perfectly reflects the essence of this band. It hopefully sounds fresh and new even though we did employ some good old fashioned techniques like ‘vinyl cutting’, done straight from tape!”
     
    With new reasons to flee the planet oozing from our screens every day, Giuda’s joyful hymns to interplanetary escape provide the perfect antidote. These are no red-eyed space cadets: instead, this is rock ‘n’ roll with a real sense of purpose and a clear and singular vision. Read between the lines, and it’s not hard to work out how Lorenzo and his bandmates feel about the state of the world.
     
    “The title E.V.A. stands for ‘extra-vehicular activity’ in relation to astronauts in space and the album artwork hopefully reflects the song topics and the lyrical content,” the guitarist notes. “When it comes to the theme of outer space and journeying into other dimensions, it’s not just an aesthetic thing with us. It’s also about what’s happening currently both in Italy and around the world.  Everyone seems to be in fear of being invaded by other cultures.”
     
    When space travel finally becomes available to the likes of us, you can bet that Giuda will be making plans to ditch this dump and find some aliens with a taste for rock ‘n’ roll. But until then, these resolute guardians of the cosmic riff are one glorious reason to stick around on poor old planet Earth and see what happens next. 
     
    “What’s next for Giuda?” says Lorenzo. “We conquer space!
  • Jonny Manak & the Depressives

    Jonny Manak & the Depressives

    Alternative Rock

    JM&D is a wild combination of rock n’ roll influences from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. There are elements of surf rock, punk and garage rock littered throughout their songs. Jonny has played guitar, bass or drums in bands such as The Cliftons, Clay Wheels, Fang, Texas Thieves, The Forgotten, The Odd Numbers, The Resistoleros and a ton of other bands you'll never hear of. Influences include Chuck Berry, Dead Boys, Dick Dale, Link Wray, Little Richard, The Sonics, The Rolling Stones, Iggy and The Stooges, David Bowie, The Ramones, Johnny Thunders, bla, bla, bla, bla... The Depressives have played shows throughout the Northwest and Europe. since 2006, they've released 5 full length albums on CD, Vinyl, Cassette and Digitally. The band has played hundreds of shows at clubs, skateparks and outdoor festivals. Their songs have been used in skateboard, snow board and surfing videos, Verizon vcast videos, as well as song placements in TV shows aired on MTV (Viva La Bam, Home Wreckers, Nitro Circus, Fantasy Factory, Maui Fever, The Dudesons), Fuel TV (Vans Protech Pool Party) and Fuse TV. Needless to say, their music is getting out there.

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Moe's Alley Presents: Giuda w/ Jonny Manak and The Depressives

Wed Aug 21 2024 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Moe's Alley Santa Cruz CA
Moe's Alley Presents: Giuda w/ Jonny Manak and The Depressives

$20 advance / $25 day of show Ages 21+

Moe's Alley presents Italian rockers Giuda with special guests Jonny Manak and The Depressives!

Wednesday, August 21st
Doors: 7pm / Show: 8pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show
21+

*Tickets go on sale Friday, May 10th at 10am PT*

GIUDA
Giuda is a five-piece band from RomeItaly, that play an air-punching mix of anthemic ‘70s rock hooks delivered with the brutal force of early UK punk, all interpreted in a contemporary and original way with relevance for today’s discerning listener.

The story of Giuda begins in 2007 and is inextricably connected with that of Rome’s seminal punk rock band Taxi. When Taxi’s career was cut short by the tragic passing of their drummer, singer Ntenda, lead guitarist Lorenzo and bassist (then drummer) Danilo regrouped as Giuda. The lineup is completed by guitarist Sergio, adding a second layer of boogie sparks to the mix, and new drummer Alex, who replaced Daniele.

Fuelled by the sounds of bands like SladeGlitter BandHectorThird World War and Slaughter & The Dogs, Giuda offer fresh, powerful rock and roll with attitude in spades.

Their debut album “Racey Roller”, famously described by Robin Wills (The Barracudas) as, “Cock Sparrer twinned with the Equals”, was graced with iconic cover art courtesy of French designer and glam fanatic

Tony CrazeeKid, and quickly became an underground sensation. Highly praised by publications as diverse as Mojo, The Guardian, Uncut, Rolling Stone, Vice (album of the year) and Maximum Rock’n’Roll, the album remains a true cult classic and an inspiration to the numerous hordes of bovver rockers currently following in Giuda’s wake.

From their debut album release up until the present day, the band has completed several European tours and five USA/North American tours, playing around 400 gigs in total, including triumphant appearances at many major festivals such as Rebellion (Blackpool, UK), PunkRock Bowling (Las Vegas, USA) and Hell Fest (France).

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person

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General Admission
$24.13

Delivery Method

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Will Call

Terms & Conditions

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.