KZSC Interviews: The Relationship

The members of the Relationship are an all-star team of band members coming together to create some very catchy, upbeat rock music. The Relationship features Brian Bell from Weezer, Nate Shaw from U.S. Bombs and Die' Hunns, Anthony Burulcich who…

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Here comes Record Store Day!

Either you have heard of it or you have been living under a rock. Record Store Day will take place April 18th nationwide this year. A day that advocates we all go out and support local business, or more importantly…

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California Roots Festival, May 22nd – 24th

The legendary California Roots Music and Arts Festival returns on Memorial day weekend, from May 22nd to May 24th, at the Monterey County Fairgrounds.  With an expanded lineup this year, CaliRoots brings a wide array of artists including reggae, world music,…

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KZSC Show Reviews: Whirr/Nothing

Alternative punk, shoegaze band Whirr joined their friends, Nothing to put on a show at Bottom of The Hill February 3rd, 2015. Bands Whirr and Nothing put out a split via Run For Cover Records late of last year, as well as their album Sway through Graveface Records, leaving much to be anticipated for this show.

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KZSC Show Reviews: A Place to Bury Strangers

At the beginning of every quarter at UCSC, I always create a list. On this list are all the shows that are coming up during that quarter that I know I just have to see. On March 13th as I took the overcrowded 16 bus down from Crown College to the forsaken depths of the Santa Cruz Metro Center and crossed the streets to the Catalyst, there was one last concert I had to cross of my list. It was a concert to perfectly wrap up the Winter quarter at UCSC. That concert was A Place to Bury Strangers.

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Fonzie Interviews IamSu!

Fonzie caught up with IamSu! to discuss his upcoming shows at the Catalyst, his newest mixtape Eyes on Me, and new music he's been listening to. IamSu! will be performing at the Catalyst with Rome Fortune, Dave Steezy, and Show Banga on April 3 and 4.…

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Hip-Hop Charts February 24, 2015

Top 10 Releases: 1. DOOMTREE - All Hands (Doomtree) 2. SIDEWALK CHALK - Shoulder Season (Ropeadope) 3. CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE - Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema (Brick Lane) 4. SWAMP THING - Outer Limits (Urbnet) 5. FDAMUSIC - Fame (Self-Released) 6. BOBBY CAPRI…

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You Oughta Know: Burnt Palms

Burnt Palms is a bay-area surf punk trio hailing from the bay are and they are an artist that you oughta know. Their combination of the classic distorted guitars, fast drums, and perfect female lead vocals make for some of…

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Cool Ghouls at the Catalyst Atrium

Wednesday January 14th San Francisco's jangly rockers the Cool Ghouls will be bringing their vintage psychedelic sounds to the Catalyst Atrium. Fresh off the release of their Sonny Smith produced sophomore album "A Swirling Fire Burning Through The Rye," the…

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Concert review: Lil B at the Catalyst Atrium

To further put off studying for finals last friday, I attended one of Bay Area rapper Lil B The BasedGod’’s #veryrare concerts at The Catalyst. Well known in the Bay for his work in rap group The Pack (who opened for him), Lil B has reached a distinguished status in the rap game through his extensive online social media presence as well as his prolific free mixtape collection available on the web. Best known for his self invented musical subgenre basedmusic, Lil B continues to expand and innovate within the hiphop genre with his stream of consciousness lyrics and eccentric selection of beats.

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Fonzie Interviews The Grouch

Fonzie caught up with the Grouch to talk about his upcoming show at the Catalyst, his performance in Los Angeles at Camp Flog Gnaw a few weeks ago, and his latest triple-album with Eligh, The Tortoise and The Crow. Be sure…

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Meow (Run) The Jewels!

The super talented hip-hop duo of Killer Mike and El-P are set to release their second collaborative studio album, Run the Jewels 2, on October 27. The pre-orders for the album began last month, and several interesting packages are available. For $25,000 The Show and Tell Package sends the emcees to your city to accompany your child on a day of school, including "personal bully protection for 24 hours."
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Rose Lobel At KZSC (Photo By Dan Davis)

Rose’s “Most Impossible Secret Dream” wrapping up after 29 years

September. The sunny season is winding down, and fall is approaching. Many proud gardeners and groundskeepers find themselves bidding farewell to blooming flowers, and preparing for seasonal change. We here at KZSC are also bracing for change. Come October, we will be saying "farewell" to the amazing programmer Rose Lobel. Rose deejays "What's New", which airs Thursdays at noon. Her program showcases the recently released music of up-and-coming artists from a multitude of genres. An earful of Rose's "What's New" proves that great music is alive, kicking, and here to stay.
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Bolo Rodrigues CD Cover

Bowl’o BOLO

The charming and personable BOLO Mikiela Rodrigues plays Hawaiian Latin Classical Fusion, and he will be performing locally at the end of August! Here, overlooking the soft green seas of the Monterey Bay,  Bolo hopes to come on up  to our little redwood-grass shack on…

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