Plastic bags are an eyesore, yet some people use them to haul their stuff to the beach. We call them “tourists”. Show your smarts by using a KZSC Tote. This earth-friendly beach bag has plenty of room for your towels, sunscreen and of course your portable radio. To get your hands on a KZSC Tote or new summer shirt, check out our on-line shop.
Woah- what a killer lineup! This Wednesday, June 30th, KZSC Welcomes: Nite Jewel & Harlequin Baby at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. Nite Jewel is Ramona Gonzalez, a composer and songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. Nite Jewel’s music has been said to be a part of the new electronic chillwave genre. Joining Nite Jewel is local favorite, Harlequin Baby! This show will be so much fun. Oh! And be sure to stay after Nite Jewel’s set for a very special Nite Jewel DJ set featuring Ramona and Cole from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti!
Advance tickets are available on Ticketweb and at The Crepe Place.
Tune into The Rising Tide tonight for a live, on-air performance and interview with Noise Clinic!
Noise Clinic are a Santa Cruz multi-national noise-and-experimental rock music act that have travelled the world over, where they have perfected their genre-bendling blend of art, rock, psychedelia, no wave, new wave and noise. They have often shook things up, be it within their guitar-driven sound or the actual members of the group, but haven’t let up over the years. And in under a week, they will be bringing their unique take on rock music to the Catalyst (on Wednesday, June 30th) where they will be joined by other local heavyweights Street Lightning and Moon Cadillac.
However, before they make their way to the Catalyst, they will first make their way to the log cabin in the woods and appear on KZSC’s The Rising Tide tonight at 8:30 pm where they will answer questions about their return to town and what the future holds for this kaleidoscopic act.
The New High School Project at Chartwell invites community members to attend the 2010 TNHSP Retrospective on Friday, June 25th from 1 to 5 PM. This event will be a chance to speak with students about the work they have done during the very first school year at The New High School Project, which is a high school for students who may have struggled in more traditional academic settings. Faculty will also attend. More information can be found at newhighschool.org or by calling 831-393-8004.
Next Wednesday, June 23rd, KZSC Welcomes: The Growlers & The Entrance Band at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. The Growlers are a pop and rock band from Long Beach, California and put on one hell of a live show. The Growlers play a variety of different styles including 1960′s influenced rock and roll and psychedelic rock. Joining The Growlers will be Los Angeles favorite local rockers, The Entrance Band. We are so excited for this show!!!
Advance tickets are available at The Crepe Place.
Wolf Parade just picked the world up and dropped it on my head. An advance copy of their latest Sub Pop release, Expo 86, just landed at our station, and our pet seahorse is still recovering from the impact. We don’t really have a seahorse, I just needed an excuse to embed this video:
Firstly how cool is it that male-bodied seahorses give birth? What if I could give birth to a sea horse? What if I could be reborn as a seahorse? Incidentally, the opening track of Expo 86 grapples with the mysteries of reincarnation. Krug cries, “You’re gonna be okay come morning, / find your legs and find your horns. / Everybody’s gotta be reborn, / but you will never be born as a scorpion.” So according to Wolf Parade:
scorpion reincarnation – no
seahorse reincarnation – undeclared (I’m taking it as a maybe.)
Yes, this album is fantastic, and you should totally pick it up, or at least tune into our summer indie rock shows soon for a listen. (I’d be remiss to not let you in on a lil’ secret: Pitchfork has two tracks available for free download.) Spencer Krug and Dan Boeckner team up again on the songwriting for this album. If Krug and Boeckner’s collaboration on Wolf Parade’s sophomore release Apologies to Queen Mary was nothing short of magical, then Expo 86 is an act of merciless sorcery. The symbiotic blend of Broekner’s infectious melodies, his guitar driven dance rhythms and Krug’s unearthly synths and vocals will exhaust, inspire and delight. The sixth track, “Ghost Pressure” is a must summer for dance parties; think The Boss meets Culture Club in a dungeon dance hall. THIS TOUR IS GONNA BE AWESOME! And hey, Wolf Parade will play with The Moools at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz on July 29th!