Your New Favorite Beach Band: KATZ

  Story and Interview by Dalila Ramirez Surf rock is a notorious ode to coastal lifestyle and the beauty of storytelling through music. It’s unique in the guitar riffs and the groovy tunes it carries. It’s evolved over the years…

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Artist Spotlight: Aethyriem

Story and Interview by DJ Pierce A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to interview two members of the band, Aethyriem, a local alt-metal band based in Scotts Valley, California. During the interview, I spoke with Zélee Sharnée, an 20-year-old…

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Album to Hear Now: The Epic

Millennials everywhere, beware! The word "epic" has finally found its rightful place in the modern world and it has little to do with your festival experience or favorite burrito joint. Kamasi Washington Dectet, a tight-knit jazz regiment headed by the…

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Tal National: Moe’s Alley May 5th

In a journey that began with selling their CDs on street corners, to becoming the most popular band in Niger, now Tal National is promoting their new album Zoy Zoy and on tour, playing Moe's Alley May 5th. Tal National's members represent…

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Perfect Pussy – Album Review

Perfect Pussy's full-length first album, Say Yes to Love is a fantastic showcase of the unique, unclassifiable sound that the band has to offer. After the band's debut EP last year, several people got excited about the band's future. And…

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Memorial Day Memorable Rock

Heading into a 3-day weekend and the official start of tourist season in Santa Cruz, here's what's hot in new rock on KZSC: 1. EX-CULT - Midnight Passenger 2. BADI ASSAD - Between Love And Luck 3. CAETANO VELOSO -…

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Early May New RPM

Lots of new electronic dance/RPM music coming through the door at KZSC. Here's ten for starters: 1. CONRAD CLIFTON - Picture In Picture / Self-Released 2. HETEROTIC - Weird Drift / Planet Mu 3. RYAN HEMSWORTH - Guilt Trips /…

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New RPM Music For April’s End

The spinning doesn't stop in April...here's a hot list of new electronic dance music playing on KZSC: 1. CONRAD CLIFTON - Picture In Picture / Self-Released 2. TENSNAKE - Glow / Astralwerks 3. PANTHER GOD - Golden Changes / Outside…

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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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Mid-March New Indie Rock

End of the quarter finals are facing UCSC students, including yours truly. Here are 10 new indie rock releases that will help anyone concentrate: 1. CHERRY GLAZERR - Haxel Princess 2. TACOCAT - NVM 3. HABIBI - Habibi 4. DAMAGED…

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