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Concert review: Lil B at the Catalyst Atrium

To further put off studying for finals last friday, I attended one of Bay Area rapper Lil B The BasedGod’’s #veryrare concerts at The Catalyst. Well known in the Bay for his work in rap group The Pack (who opened for him), Lil B has reached a distinguished status in the rap game through his extensive online social media presence as well as his prolific free mixtape collection available on the web. Best known for his self invented musical subgenre basedmusic, Lil B continues to expand and innovate within the hiphop genre with his stream of consciousness lyrics and eccentric selection of beats.

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Planet Cruz: Local Comedy at the Rio Theatre

bbbComing 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!

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Fonzie Interviews The Grouch

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.

Be sure to attend the How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour with the GrouchEligh, Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities, and DJ Fresh coming to the Catalyst on December 4!

You can listen to The Fonzie Scheme every Monday night, 10PM – 12AM!

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Toni Morrison LIVE on KZSC – Oct 25th 4pm

KZSC invites you to tune in to our live broadcast of Toni Morrison’s sold out talk, “Literature and the Silence of Goodness,” which she will be delivering from the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz.

Morrison is a novelist, editor, and professor, best known for her novels Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Sula, and Song of Solomon. She has garnered acclaim for her epic power, ear for dialogue, and for her poetically-charged, expressive depictions of Black America. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1988, the Nobel Prize in 1993, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Morrison will be introduced by UCSC Professor Angela Y. Davis.

This is a sold-out show, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to hear Toni Morrison! We’ll have it live on The Great 88 on Saturday October 25th from 4 to 5 pm.

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In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles, Oct 20

Support KZSC and catch a multi-media musical theatre biography of the Beatles!

100% of the ticket price goes to support KZSC.

Where? The Heritage Theatre in Campbell.
When? Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm.

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Told through the eyes of Beatles manager, Brian Epstein, “In My Life” features the live music of renowned tribute band Abbey Road.

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They portray the Fab Four with tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom–tailored costumes, and precise attention to every detail. These four premier Beatles tribute musicians also recreate the wit and charm of the Beatles, including the Fab Four’s cheeky personalities, familiar onstage banter and patter between songs. More than just a Beatles tribute concert, In My Life gives the audience a chance to “be there” at pivotal moments in the extraordinary career of the Beatles – from Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club, to the Ed Sullivan Show, Shea Stadium’s 50,000 + screaming fans and their final live performance on the rooftop of their Apple Corp offices.

The multi-media musical plays at The Heritage Theatre in Campbell on Monday, October 20 at 7:30 pm. The Milpitas High School String Quartet will perform with the show!

If you buy from us, 100% of your Premier-level ticket price goes to support community radio and KZSC–the home of Here, There and Everywhere.

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The charming and personable BOLO Mikiela Rodrigues plays Hawaiian Latin Classical Fusion, and he will be performing locally at the end of August!

Here, overlooking the soft green seas of the Monterey Bay,  Bolo hopes to come on up  to our little redwood-grass shack on the hill to visit “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday on August 27th. He promises to play a song or two and teach us about the Mexican vaqueros who brought the guitar to the Hawaiian islands. So do listen in for BOLO live on “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday on the 27th between 6 and 9 am.

Bolo’s local tour begins in the San Francisco Bay area at the Pa’ina Lounge Friday August 22nd, thence to Roseville’s Strum Shop.

See BOLO live in concert in Santa Cruz at Pono Hawaiian Grill Friday August 29th at 6:30 pm.

Around the way – Bay, American Burger on Lighthouse Ave in Monterey hosts BOLO Saturday, August 30th for a workshop at 5:30 and a concert at 7.

Here on KZSC’s “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday, we are pleased and proud to help support Hawaiian music – and the musicians who make it happen. Tune into to Wiki Wiki Wednesday, as we hope you do EVERY week, from 6:00 – 9:00 am for the music of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands.