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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Israeli and world music coming to Santa Cruz

Next Monday, March 16, Santa Cruzians can start off their week with music by Diwan Saz who will be performing at Don Quixote's International Music Hall. Diwan Saz come promoting an intercultural, harmonious message of common roots/coexistence through middle eastern…

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Good Vibes & Grooves @ LIB 2015

Bradley, California isn’t known as a hub for alternative dance music, but this coming Memorial Day Weekend (May 21st-25th) the creative minds at Lightning In A Bottle will bring their magic to the sleepy, central coast village. Sitting on the…

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Chuck Brodsky Live on “Backroads” Sun, Feb 1st

Chuck Brodsky, folk singer-songwriter, storyteller and troubadour, will be stopping in for a live interview on KZSC's Backroads show this coming Sunday afternoon (2/1/15), prior to his Santa Cruz Mountain Vineyard Barrel Room concert at 7pm that evening. Chuck has traveled the world,…

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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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Planet Cruz: Local Comedy at the Rio Theatre

Coming to the Rio Theatre this Saturday is Planet Cruz,  a comedy/variety show dedicated to 'keeping it weird', will feature the music of "the Goddess of Soul"  Tammi Brown and  Peter Cor and the Planetoid Band; Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, and Kevin Di…

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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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The 2014 Summer Music Sale is THIS Saturday

The Verve Coffee / KZSC Summer Music Sale is THIS Saturday, Aug 30!  We're selling an eclectic mix of LPs and CDs for just 25 cents each. Groove to live music by Pyromids, Palmz, Burnt Palms, and others while you dig through rare and collectible music from many…

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57th Monterey Jazz Festival Ticket Giveaways!

The Monterey Jazz Festival is held every September on the Monterey County Fairgrounds, where the event was first presented in 1958. Holding the title of the longest running jazz festival in the world, The Monterey Jazz Festival presents the best of…

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Record Sale Flyer

Come to the 2014 Summer Music Sale Aug 30th

Tired of that cruddy mp3 sound? Got a quarter to spare? Come load up on record bargains at the Verve Coffee / KZSC Summer Music Sale on Sat, Aug 30! We're selling an eclectic mix of LPs and CDs for just 25 cents each. If that's…

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KZSC Music Tote Bag

Summer music sale, Sat Aug 30

Everybody had such a good time at our first Summer Music Sale, we can hardly wait to do it again. It's almost time! We'll see you at Verve on Saturday August 30th. An expanded set of vendors, mild summer weather, and all…

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