Interview with Jim Brown and Stephanie Zaylor about Santa Cruz Pride June 6th. Community Calender and announcements
The Coconut Grove Ballroom is a historic landmark that was created in 1907 by Santa Cruz native William H. Weeks. Located right next to The Boardwalk with a perfect view of the ocean and pier, the Coconut Grove has recently been re-awakened with bustling activity. Although the structure may be 104 years old, what’s going on inside is a fairly new music scene, hosting great indie acts such as Mazzy Star on April 10th and M. Ward on April 12th.
The Grove recently had the San Francisco band GIRLS perform on March 1st. The crowd consisted of a couple hundred fans and the energy was great. The show’s opening acts started with The She’s, an all-girl band from San Francisco and were followed by Unknown Mortal Orchestra, a small indie band from New Zeland. Girls followed UMO and started their set with a mellow vibe but ended on a high note with crowd-pleasing songs that kept everybody dancing. Before leaving The Grove, the band came out to do an encore of 2 songs.
The Coconut Grove Ballroom is trying to create an environment that supports artists and their music. It has an intimate show setting but is also able to hold a couple hundred people. This welcoming venue is the perfect place to go to a concert, go to a show and help keep the ballroom alive! Come and support this Santa Cruz venue and the artists that visit it.
One of the challenges of being a fan of world music is how to find out what’s new and interesting. Here are some good places to start.
Songlines Magazine is an imported magazine from the UK that covers world music. Every issue you get a free CD (or two) that features the latest from around the world, from traditional to world fusion. It’s also available digitally and the website has a lot of free information. Find it at http://www.songlines.co.uk/
BBC Radio 3 is the BBC’s primary World Music service. They stream exclusive content from their guests and also broadcast live from world music festivals such as Womad. Check out the latest at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/world-music/
And finally, for those of you who love things African, Afropop Worldwide is an internationally syndicated weekly radio series and an online hub for African and world music. Their website is: http://www.afropop.org/
Brant Herrett / Co-Host of Unfiltered Camels
UPDATE: THANK YOU! KZSC advanced to Round 4 which is now underway. KZSC vs. KWVA – LISTEN LIVE! HELP US WIN!
The clever people at Soundtap.com have caught March Madness. They’ve placed the top 64 college radio stations in a tournament bracket-style. Not officially sanctioned by the NCAA, stations are competing head-to-head to see who can accrue the most listener minutes during each three-day match. Soundtap promises fantastic prizes for the winning station, but we’re in this for the love of the game.
In round four, we’re now matched up against KWVA, the University of Oregon. Please help advance the Great 88 to the tournament’s Final Four.
To join the fun, here’s how you can participate:
1. Go to soundtap.com and create an account. You’ll have to verify your account via facebook or text message. It takes two seconds, it’s free, and it doesn’t spam you.
2. At soundtap.com/madness click the blue PLAY button next to KZSC on the right side of the screen. The longer you listen, the more we score.
3. Enjoy the same music and talk programming you usually listen to on our website, and root us on to The Final Four!
The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz is a great place to get down & boogie to some dope bands. Luckily for all of you hip hop heads in the area, it’s the start of a very eventful spring at this glorious venue! Here are a number of shows coming up that I’m sure you’ll be drooling over:
April 20th – The HoldUp & Afroman; April 22nd- Tech N9ne & Machine Gun Kelly; May 5th – Curren$ and May 13th it’s Andre Nickatina & FaShawn. Of course you’ll hear more about these shows late nights on KZSC, your one stop for hip-hop on the lower end of the radio dial.
Julie James talks Jewel Theater Company; Deb McArthur talks SC Natural History Museum.