Beck @ The Rio & Coping With Not Going

Like me, you're most likely disappointed that you didn't get your ticket to see Beck at the Rio tomorrow night (and if you're not you're one lucky ticket holder). I'm sure you planned on laying in bed numbly, wondering how…

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Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole May 22nd

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole is the eldest son of Kekuhi Kanahele and descends from a distinguished hula family. "Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai" (a Wiki Wiki Wednesday favored song) was composed by his great grandmother, Edith Kanahele Kanaka'ole; his family's music traditions…

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Hapa April 27

Prepare to be transported to a tropical paradise in your mind as Barry Flanagan and Ron Kuala'au, collectively known as Hapa, return to Santa Cruz. Hapa founder Barry Flangan provides the shimmering guitar work that infuses all their albums over the…

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Rookie Rising

Scribecash, an emcee and songwriter from the Inland Empire, is on the rise to greatness at only 17 years of age.  Recently releasing her free EP Dauntless, Scribecash shares her vocal and lyrical talents offering original conscious and topical lyrics. …

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Programmer of the Month

Jacqueline Culas is your KZSC March Programmer of the month. Host of Sunday's  “Spoonful of Blues” show since 2011, Jacqui previously co-hosted "The Blues Sisters" and a jazz program called "Time Machine" in 2010 while serving a term as The…

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Staples Center goes Vegetarian for Morrissey

Morrissey has infamously pushed vegetarianism on concert venues he has promised to play. The latest one did not have to pushed. The Staples Center has agreed to go completely vegetarian for the Morrissey concert on March 1st on the condition…

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Double Shot Of Hawaiian Guitar March 1st

Friday, March 1st is the Day of The Hawaiian Guitars. Both Makana and Maunalua honor the traditional Hawaiian style and make it their own, performing at two locations. Bobby Moderow, Kahi Kaonohi and Richard Gideon are in the band Maunalua. Their…

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Ho’omana Hawaiian Band Feb. 8th

You're certain to see hula dancers in action as Ho'omana perform songs of hula and aloha from Hawai'i. Since the show is at The Reef Bar/Pono Grill, you can enjoy  delicious "ono" food and drink as you escape into the music of…

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FIDLAR Jan. 19

Do you like punk? Come get ur freak on Saturday night at the Catalyst Atrium with LA band FIDLAR. Opening for them will be Pangea (LA), Meat Market (Oakland) and Bummer City (Santa Cruz) with a special guest spot by DJ…

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First Hip Hop Charts of 2013

Here's just a quick snapshot of some of the new Hip Hop that is getting played on KZSC in the new year: 1 ROC MARCIANO - Reloaded 2 DJ VADIM - Don't Be Scared 3 E-DUBBLE - Reset 4 PAT…

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Interview with The Babies

The Babies have just come out with their second full length album, House on a Hill to amazing reviews. After their show at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz on December 7th, Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone sat down with…

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Rainbow Theater at UCSC

Rainbow Theater is more than just a theater collective. It is a powerful group that aims to break down cultural walls that exist within our community. This goal is accomplished with lectures, public workshops, and community outreach, not to mention…

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Lil’ B – A Golden State Warrior?

The Santa Cruz Golden State Warriors tryouts were this weekend and there were many a talented players who came out to tryout for this NBA D-League team. Among all the players there was one that brought the attention of the…

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Hardly Strictly Bluegrass

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass is a San Francisco institution. Establishing itself as a free festival has its perks... I mean for one, it's free! But this festival also prides on having some of the most recognized acts not only in bluegrass…

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Pickin' On The Porch Taken With Instagram

Website Update

Love our Instagram pictures we've been posting to our Facebook page? All of them are available for viewing on the KZSC website. Just look on the right hand side of our homepage, under the "RECENT TRACKS" and click the Instagram…

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YelaWolf at the Catalyst

Coming across YelaWolf was a complete coincidence. I like rap as much as the next Justin Bieber tween-fan  but I don't proactively go out of my way to search for up and coming artists, I usually just stick to the…

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Sunday, Sunday Sunday! Willie K. at Pono

Willie K. will be performing at Pono Hawaiian Grill this Sunday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM.   Whether he sings in Hawaiian, performs Blues, OPERA or flat out rock and roll, Willie K. can PLAY.  You can enjoy the man, the…

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