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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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Old Man Takes A Look At His Life

We here at the Great 88 love a good rockstar memoir. They offer us windows into the creative minds of our musical heroes. Plus they're just fun reading. The latest and greatest grey haired musings come to us from everyones…

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Universal Grapevine 02/19/13

Bruce has on the show Kimberly Jannarone and Nancy Carlin to talk about the UCSC production of Peer Gynt. Also on the show is Sandra Nichols on the Santa Cruz County Board of Education!  

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KZSC Jazz Charts 2/19

After what felt like a week of summer weather it's finally a chilly 50 degrees with rain in California. For a second I thought winter was over. Your Charts and Adds for the week as follows: KZSC Jazz Charts 1…

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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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Loud Rock Charts: 12/19

I sincerely hope everyone has had a great three day weekend! In celebration of our forefathers, why not take a listen to some awesome new metal? In particular, Suffocation's Pinnacle of Bedlam has been making waves in the metal community, for great…

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World Music Show Feb. 19

This and next month are full of African and African-influenced music events in Santa Cruz. Tuesday the 19th, world fusion band Toubab Krewe will perform at Moe's Alley. Toubab Krewe specializes in upbeat instrumentals that draw from African blues, rock,…

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Universal Grapevine 02/12/13

This week on the grapevine is Laura Marcus here to talk about the Dientes Community Dental Clinic. Following is Lisa Jensen and Christina Waters on film criticism.

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Loud Rock Charts: 2/12

In this week's version of great awesome new metal, we see hardcore band Shai Hulud release what could amount to be one of the finest albums in the genre since Converge's Jane Doe (yep, you heard me right). Also dropping…

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Henry Henry

In honor of  punk rock icon Henry Rollins, I will now pile on 16 tons of Henry knowledge. Germanic in origin and meaning, "Henry" is well used as a first or last name. Dozens of royals in multiple countries have…

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ZZ Ward Feb. 13

ZZ Ward's raw edge evokes blues greats such as Big Mama Thornton with a modern twist. Her "Eleven Roses" mixtape began to catch the public's attention when she sampled hip-hop beats over her bluesy vocals allowing for an explosive fusion of…

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Talkabout 02/06/13

John has guest Richard DeBoard on the gold & coin market in Santa Cruz. Also on the show is Brian Murtha, on the Santa Cruz Democrat club.

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Loud Rock Charts: 2/5

In this latest addition of new Loud Rock stuff 'n' things, the whole world is subject to the awesome instrumentation of Pomegranate Tiger, an instrumental outfit not unlike that of Scale the Summit or Animals as Leaders. However, they're original…

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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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Talkabout 01/30/13

This week on Talkabout, John has Don Miller on the show to talk about local newspaper versus national papers. Also: Murray Sheckman on police dogs in our schools. 

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Jim Malcolm Wed Jan 30th

Scottish singer-songwriter Jim Malcolm will be performing at Don Quixote's in Felton, CA on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7:30pm. Former lead singer of the well-respected band Old Blind Dogs, Jim has been touring the world with his guitar and…

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