Upcoming Hip-Hop To Cop

  Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Piñata (Madlib Invazion) Gary, Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs is set to release his fourth collaborative project on March 18 with critically acclaimed producer Madlib, known primarily for his work with MF DOOM (Madvillainy) and…

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Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It's a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion…

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Extra Large March 15th

"Extra large what?" Well, this isn't a "what", it's a "who". Local favorites Extra Large have been called "uniquely Santa Cruz” by serving up their supersized sound of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock for years. Voted "Best Band" for…

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New RPM in Mid-January

How are you doing with 2014 so far? Here's how new releases look in electronic/RPM music at KZSC: 1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 2 POLICY Postscript 100% Silk 3 BURIAL Rival Dealer Hyperdub 4 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth…

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The Abigails, Cool Ghouls & Froth Jan. 25th

All you garage fans will finally have something to Dwyer-yip about in the New Year. The Crepe Place is playing host to not one, not two, but three killer bands. Orange County western lo-fi outfit The Abigails top the bill…

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Hula & A Movie Jan.19th

Santa Cruz's own Ladies of Mehana hula halau are hosting a Santa Cruz movie premiere by writer/director Keo Woolford, shot on location in Hawai'i.  "The Haumana" (The Student) is an indie charmer, the story of Jonny Kealoha, who is working a…

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Goodbye Kevin Spitzer

The old adage "time flies when your having fun" certainly applies to Kevin Spitzer.  He first joined KZSC 14 years ago; long-time listeners will recall programs he's hosted in the past such as "Celtic Undercurrents", "Freedom Flight", "Turtle Island" and…

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Instagram

Wondering what our staff does when we're not DJing your favorite tunes? Take a peek during 2014 with our stream of pictures and videos on Instagram. Don't have an Instagram account? Fear not.  View all our Instagram pictures by clicking…

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What Is A PRC?

Here's the inside scoop: all the programming you hear on The Great 88 is masterfully put together on our quarterly schedule by KZSC's Program Review Committee. The PRC reads over piles of proposals, reviews current shows and offers advice on…

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End of 2013: Hot Jazz

I'd like to personally congratulate Northern California for surviving the Third Ice Age. Big cold front just passed through Santa Cruz, which made for ideal conditions to sit inside and listen to records all day. Here's what's happening in jazz…

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The Band Rings in 1972

In 1971 the band played a four night run at New York's Academy of Music that culminated in a powerhouse New Years Eve show. In 71' the tightest band in rock n' roll was at an apex, ripping through their…

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RPM Charts – Mid-December

Before KZSC leaves our spot on the FM dial until January, here's a quick look at the most popular Electronic/RPM New Releases featured mid-December on The Great 88: 1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance 2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 3 IMAMI…

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Early December’s Spins-RPM

Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music...whatever you call it, here's what we're calling early December's Top 10: 1 M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.-Interscope 2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune 3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub 4 D33J Gravel Anticon 5…

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The Dairy and the Dead

On August 27, 1972, The Grateful Dead played a legendary set on Ken Kesey's farm in Veneta, Oregon. This show has long been traded among Dead Heads but has never been available as an official release. Until now. The Dead…

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Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What's happenin' in jazz?  Here it is: Top New Jazz Releases: 1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released 2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note 3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life's A Movie    Chiaroscuro 4    DAVID SILLS  …

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Programmer of the Month: DJ Amanda Rose

This month's Programmer of the Month is the mighty Amanda Timoney (otherwise known as DJ Amanda Rose) of the beloved Power through Procrastination show. Ever since the show's debut in January of 2013, Amanda has developed a cult following by featuring soundtracks from…

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New Rock Releases For November

Thanksgiving may mean turkeys to many people, but here are some new Rock releases for early November that are anything but: 1. NIGHT BEATS - Sonic Bloom 2. AUDACITY - Butter Knife 3. VARIOUS ARTISTS - Red Hot And Fela…

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