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Loud Rock Charts: 1/29

The week of January 29th brings upon us a very heavy slew of metal. Arguably the best record to drop so far, Vertikal sees Cult of Luna further themselves as the leaders in the post metal genre. I thought it…

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KZSC Jazz Charts

This week has been a little off in regards to the mail, so I've decided to do the charting early to get into a new flow of things. Additionally this week, I'm welcoming the Jazz Director intern Jared Frazier (Jamfrazi)…

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Talkabout 01/23/13

John has guest Naslsh Dhillon & Fran Grayson to Talkabout local food. Following, is Chris LaVeque on gun shops opening in Santa Cruz. 

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Universal Grapevine 01/22/13

Bruce has Roberta Bristol, Beth Pettengal, and Ruth Scromon talking about dance history in Santa Cruz County. Following them is Steve Pleicn on local orgaination "Citizens For A Better Santa Cruz" and city politics.

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Jazz Charts 1/22

After a wonderful holiday and inherent lack of mail, the jazz charts only have one new add: Jose James' "No Beginning No End" which I am very excited to have. This album is where genres break down and the artist can…

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/22

In this week's sexy edition of new Loud Rock, we see Holy Grail release one of the best album of the year so far with Ride the Void. It's in the same vein as new classic metal, with a thrashy spin…

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Pop! Culture! And Why It Sticks Around.

  The first record I ever bought with my own money was No Doubt’s Rock Steady. When my friends came over, we’d take turns mimicking Gwen Stefani’s chesty vocals into an old broom handle while the CD whirred in my…

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Slam Dunk, Da Funk

Winter is not only a time for hot cocoa and new year’s resolutions - it is a time for NBA basketball. The city of Santa Cruz is taking the NBA D-League by storm this winter with the Santa Cruz Warriors…

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John McCutcheon, Fri & Sat Jan 18th-19th

The Santa Cruz Resource Center for Nonviolence celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King with a weekend of events centered around "The Power of Songs for Social Change." John McCutcheon will be in concert Fri, Jan 18, 2013 at the…

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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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Talkabout 01/16/13

This week on Talkabout it Elen Perie on local politics followed by Peter & Donna Thomas on California hiking expeditions. 

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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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Universal Grapevine 01/15/13

Bruce has on the show Marcus Cato & Brian Spencer to talk about the current play series at Center Stage Theater. Also, Ian Coulson on bee keeping and selecting honey.

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Jazz Charts 1/15

Hello everyone, Here is this week's edition of the KZSC Jazz Charts. Topping them this week comes an independent/self release from vocalist Lauren Desberg with her EP "Sideways." This album features many up and coming young jazz stars on the…

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/15

After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It's the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist. Also, Incite, who is releasing an…

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Django Fail !

Though not for the reasons being bandied about, I did not like this movie. But, since this is a blog for KZSC, let's keep to issues musically related......      I am a huge fan of QT, and have found his…

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Wake the Dead Fri, Jan 11th

The Wake the Dead band who are mostly from the SF Bay Area, blends traditional Celtic music played on acoustic instruments with the songs of the Grateful Dead. They'll be performing at Don Quixote's International Music Hall in Felton, CA on Friday, January…

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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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