The wait is almost over rockabilly fans! Tiger Army frontman Nick 13′s long awaited debut solo album will be released on June 7th. Going for a more rockabilly/ country feel, this self-titled debut will offer Tiger Army classics In The Orchard and Outlaw Heart, along with brand new tracks. The album’s first single, Carry My Body Down can be heard and downloaded for free on Nick 13′s Myspace. Be sure to check out this album, as well as catch Nick 13 at The Rio Theatre on August 20th!!
As a kid going to junior high near Baltimore, Maryland in the middle of the 1960′s, I grew up in a generation where transistor radios ruled our teenage world.. It was during 6th grade when I got my first silver beauty-a Zenith- that was a precursor of today’s mobile electronic wizardry. I remember many a wild DJ back in those days doing some real cutting edge programs that no doubt influenced my reverence for this medium and the phantom spinning the tunes.
Speaking of beauties, while walking the beautiful Anne Schmute home (where are you today Anne?) an incident with a crossing guard became the gateway to my first time behind a microphone. When sentenced to ‘community service’, my penance was to stay after school and announce bus arrivals from the principal’s office on the loud speaker system. While my voice was booming into each classroom and down the hallways, I had no idea I was being groomed for KZSC.
It was a great pleasure to discover that the Central Coast was served by quality public radio stations when I moved to Santa Cruz in 1974. I particularly remember the programming at KAZU in Pacific Grove. One show in particular influenced my willingness to read articles on air for the listening audience as that was what the show consisted of. Informative, inspirational and educational views to stir one’s imagination and discernment. I bring this up because I’ll be doing likewise each week on ‘Conciliation Sunday’, choosing from great articles in ‘Ode’ and ‘YES’ magazines that strike me as important and timely. And although I do plan my show each week I always leave the door open for something new to enter which will influence what I actually read or play on my program. Tune in Sundays from 6-9 am. and discover what ‘won out’ to come across the airwaves. And remember if getting up in the wee hours adversely influences the rest of your Sunday, we archive our public affairs shows so you can listen whenever you like. Check out past podcasts here.
-Kevin Spitzer, “Conciliation Sunday” program host
You are looking at the latest crop of KZSC programmers. These students are taking our “Intro to Radio” course during spring quarter at UCSC; with any luck (and some studying) they will graduate from the class and spread their broadcast wings sometime in June. Some of the ideas proposed in class have included a gospel show, more world music, a program devoted to British soul music and more. Our summer program schedule begins Monday, June 13th. Keep tuned to The Great 88 for exciting new programs from the new voices at KZSC.
We’ve got a great show for you tonight! Plenty of great new local music from a half dozen local artists and much more to play for you all on The Rising Tide. With that being said, let me introduce you to our guests for the evening, Palmz.
Palmz are a group whose sound is chiefly indebted to 50s and 60s girl group and beach pop music. Thematically, lead singer Lexie Corfiatis’ lyrics about love and loss strike a similar chord to groups like Puro Instinct, The Sandwiches, and Best Coast. However, don’t count Palmz among some of the many bands jumping onto the “back to the beach” sort of movement in modern indie rock, for this group flies it’s freak flag proudly, penning songs about aliens and paying tribute to one of rock n’ roll’s greatest institutions, The Velvet Underground, with their cover of I’ll Be Your Mirror.
Palmz will be coming onto our show to talk about their previously mentioned show taking place this Saturday at 105 Pioneer St., where they will perform alongside Rising Tide alums Blackbird Blackbird, Old Arc and Seattle’s own Seapony, as well as to talk about what 2011 holds for the group.
Tune in tonight at 7pm to hear this and more on The Rising Tide!
Try to explain to any teacher why your homework that was kept on your smart phone isn’t available. If you’re planning on replacing what Fido drooled on with an iPhone or are getting an iPad this summer, we’ve got great news. You can still keep up with what’s happening at The Great 88 with KZSC’s Apple app.
It’s easy to use, sounds great and best of all it’s FREE, leaving a little more money for doggie yummies. To check out our free iPhone/iPad application, find it HERE.
Because sometimes it’s not easy. Other times, it’s just plain fun, covered with Awesome Sauce. Tune in to hear what a substitute can offer on Tin Pan Alley Aftermath from noon til 2 pm today, going wherever the open road leads us [musically speaking]. Lots of music. Y’all come! Join me here at KZSC where lunch time = fun time. I’ll be your DJ over here in the corner, quietly overachieving…in my party dress and headphones. “Check, Maties!”