Entries by Volunteer Coordinator

Family Photo takes Indie Rock to New Musical Heights on Debut Album

Taking sounds from the furthest reaches of indie rock, jazz, electronic music, and everything in between, Family Photo’s debut full-length, All We Ever Do, is a tour de force of artistic ingenuity, with no shortage of tunefulness and catchy grooves. Calling to mind the technicality of Dirty Projectors and Maps & Atlases, the Ohio/Boston/Salem-by-way-of-Sacramento group is […]

Can Do Attitude: Forty Years Later, Future Days Still Shines

The year is 1973, and five German musicians, some former students of avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, at least one found on a street corner, picked up at the last minute to sing at a show that night. These musicians make up Can, the perpetually-ahead-of-their-time group whose music has stood as a shining example of artistry […]

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard Float Along and Fill Their Lungs with the Sounds of Space

King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard are a seven-piece psychedelic rock group from Victoria, Australia, whose previous albums (including 2012′s garagey/surfy psych rock jam sesh 12 Bar Bruise and this year’s Morricone-and-Jodorowsky-telling-stories-by-the-campfire mini-opus Eyes Like the Sky) rocked harder than an alligator with sweet shades shredding a guitar surfing through a black hole, are back with […]

From MJ to MJ: Take a Chance on “Acid Rap”

Chancelor Bennett is not old enough to buy alcohol. Chances are (heh), he probably doesn’t remember when mixtapes were actually tapes. Despite all of this, Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, recently released his highly-anticipated second tape Acid Rap. Following up his highly-acclaimed first tape 10Day, whose title is a reference to the amount of […]

From MJ to MJ: Take a Chance on “Acid Rap”

Chancelor Bennett is not old enough to buy alcohol. Chances are (heh), he probably doesn’t remember when mixtapes were actually tapes. Despite all of this, Bennett, better known as Chance the Rapper, recently released his highly-anticipated second tape Acid Rap. Following up his highly-acclaimed first tape 10Day, whose title is a reference to the amount of […]

Meet Emily, KZSC’s New Volunteer of the Month

UCSC sophomore Emily entered through the door to KZSC just a week ago. She received a tour, filled out her student volunteer forms, learned how to process music and was on her way as a KZSC volunteer. So far Emily has spent most of her time reviewing new rock and electronic music releases that have poured […]