Oisin Mac Diarmada, All-Ireland Fiddle Champion and one of the producers of the “Irish Christmas in America” traveling show, now in its 10th season, will be joining DJ Sophaloaf in a live interview on KZSC’s “ShamRock” show this Wednesday, December 3, 2014 between 1:00-2:00pm. Oisin (member of the band Teada), along with the well-regarded button accordionists and singers Seamus Begley and Seamus’s daughter Meabh, plus virtuoso uillean piper and flute player Sean Gavin (from the band Bua), and Champion Irish step dancer Samantha Harvey, will all be appearing later that evening in a Santa Cruz show at the Kuumbwa that features traditional tunes, Irish ballads and carols, recitations, and some energetic dancing, all presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay. Tune in every week to “ShamRock” for a mix of Irish rock and folk music.
This month’s Programmer of the Month is DJ Oy-Dog, AKA Dylan Music from the long-running program “Muzikal Jewz.”
Dylan started volunteering at KZSC when he was a senior at UCSC. Then in March of 2008, after completing the broadcasting class, Dylan was inspired to start the show “Muzikal Jewz,” in order to “make people laugh, dance, cry, and experience Jewish music and culture in all of its forms.”
“It took about 4 hours of prep time per week at first. I started with three Jewish music CDs (Socalled’s “Ghettoblaster,” “Connie Francis Sing Jewish Favorites,” and Black Ox Orkestar’s “Ver Tanz”) and it exploded from there,” said Dylan (aka DJ Oy-Dog). The show has been a staff and audience favorite ever since.
After finishing his Master’s thesis “Beat me Rabbi Eight to the Bar” (about Yiddish swing Jazz life in the U.S. in the early 20th century) and graduating from the Literature Department in 2011, Dylan is now a community member at KZSC and still hosts “Muzikal Jewz” every Sunday from 4PM to 6PM.
A little-known trivia fact: In the summer of 2011, Dylan also created and hosted a show at KZSC called “Christopher Tracy’s Parade,” which featured music by the purple paisley love god Prince, and his disciples.
Over the years Dylan has also been an 8-time student mentor and twice served in the KZSC program review committee. For his dedication and creativity KZSC declares Dylan Music “programmer of the month,” an honor only bestowed upon the most awesome of staff members!
Highlights from the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show will be featured during “Backroads” on Sunday, Nov 23rd between noon and 2pm. Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas host the show that features special performances by The Boxcars, Claire Lynch, The Gibson Brothers, Noam Pikelny Band, Della Mae, Jerry Douglas, The Spinney Brothers with Michael Cleveland, The Seldom Scene, The Del McCoury Band, and more. Tune in for lots of music and laughs between the heartfelt thank-you speeches by the award winners. and the appreciative cheers and applause from the more than 2,000 folks who attended this recent event at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium in North Carolina.
Coming to the Rio Theatre this Saturday is Planet Cruz, a comedy/variety show dedicated to ‘keeping it weird’, will feature the music of “the Goddess of Soul” Tammi Brown and Peter Cor and the Planetoid Band; Rhan Wilson, Matt Bohn, and Kevin Di Noto.
The Comedians include:
Teresa Tudury , Don Reed as seen on HBO, Showtime, and The Tonight Show, Kellen Erskine, Dan St. Paul with “What’s Funny After 50?”, Sven Davis, Alan Heit , Ryan Coonerty , and Zach Friend .
The event will be hosted by Richard Stockton and there will be plenty of comedy sketches about the state of Santa Cruz for all the locals and neo-locals out there! Where else could a professional comedian space-cowboy come from? Only Santa Cruz!
For more information, Check out their promo video and http://planetcruzcomedy.com/ for all that Planet Cruz has to offer you!
Fonzie caught up with the Grouch to talk about his upcoming show at the Catalyst, his performance in Los Angeles at Camp Flog Gnaw a few weeks ago, and his latest triple-album with Eligh, The Tortoise and The Crow.
You can listen to The Fonzie Scheme every Monday night, 10PM – 12AM!
Top 10 New world music:
- BOMBAY ROYALE The Island Of Dr. Electrico
- TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE-Toumani and Sidiki
- ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES-Silt
- BEBEL GILBERTO-Tudo
- ANA TIJOUX-Vengo
- SILVA-Ocean View
- IREESH LAL-Ethnotronica
- VARIOUS ARTISTS-Psychedelic Planet
- CECILIA NOEL -Havana Rocks
ARTO AND ANTTI JARVELA-Os Fera Liluli
SAMMY FIGUEROA AND GLAUCIA NASSER-Talisman
PERUQUOIS-The Original Essence