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How’s Biz?

Are your sales in a slump? It’s a busy time with Mother’s Day, graduations, weddings and the start of tourist season coming. If you’d like some help turning your lemons into lemonade gold, consider becoming a business sponsor on KZSC. Voted “Best Radio Station” by readers of both Santa Cruz Weekly and Good Times, having your message on The Great 88 can squeeze people into your store. For more information, call us at 831-459-3914 or check our Sponsors Page.

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Colleen Green May 17th

Self described “stoner punk” Colleen Green is on tour promoting her new album, “Sock it To Me.” I picked up the new record at Streetlight Records over the weekend and the fuzzy, lo-fi scathing guitar, Best Coast lyrics and Vivian Girls style vocals got me screeching along in the car. Best bets to check out are “Only One,” “Time in the World,” and we love “Taxi Driver,” here at KZSC. Grab some munchies and get acquainted with “Sock it To Me” released on Hardly Art or check out her bandcamp! The closest Colleen Green will be to Santa Cruz is Amnesia in San Francisco Friday, May 17th. Showtime is 7 pm.

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Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair, Sat May 4th

The annual Santa Cruz Bluegrass Fair will be held in San Lorenzo Park at the Duck Pond Stage in Santa Cruz on Saturday, May 4, 2013 from noon-5:00pm. A cavalcade of local bands will be featured: Homefire, The Earl White Stringband, Bean Creek, and The Harmony Grits. This free event is presented by the Santa Cruz Bluegrass Society. They suggest that you bring blankets, low-backed chairs, hats and sunscreen in order to comfortably hang out on the grassy hill next to the pond. This year’s event honors the memory of Doc Watson and Earl Scruggs.

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Time To Get Savage

The brutal truth is this: there’s a lot of stuff in your life that needs to get moved out the door and down the road and KZSC is no exception. We have a fantastic music collection that has grown (or groan!) over four decades. But this also means that there are quite a few records that are warped, cracked, chipped, badly scratched or just plain worn out. My mission is to go through our library album by album and send the broken ones to vinyl heaven. They’ve been hiding in the shadows long enough and with shelf space at a premium I have to pull them all. So keep your eyes open at our Annual Music Sale coming in November…we promise an exceptional amount of vinyl for sale cheap. Plus you may come across some cool album covers-even if the LP is a little worse for wear.