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Wed Aug 26: “Play What You Feel and Play With Aloha,”

Ledward Kaapana, from Hawai’i Island, playing his inimitable slack key guitar style, rallies in the redwoods with Fran Guidry on Wednesday.  These gentlemen of music perform at 7:30 pm Wednesday, August 26th. Led has been entertaining audiences since “small kid kind” days in the tiny village of Kalapana, with the black sand bay.  There were no distractions such as TV way back when, so sweet pure music playing was the party entertainment.  Ledward most recently performed “down the wharf” in Santa Cruz for the Aloha Outrigger races and Polynesian festival this last Sunday.  If you missed that fun, here’s another chance to see and hear the rascal Ledward talk story and play music. Fran Guidry brings his own guitar art to the stage and together, these men will make the strings sing.

Don’t forget to start your Wednesday in a Hawaiian music way; Wiki Wiki Wednesday mornings from 6:00 – 9:00 am, we may have a lei or even a ticket giveaway during the festivities.  Locals know it’s 88.1 fm, or where ever you may be, stream online at kzsc.org. Mahalo nui for listening, &  remember –

Party like a Pacific Islander, don’t forget to wear some flowers in your hair, Lei around and get the great sounds at Don Quixote’s Wednesday August 26th showtime 7:30 pm – aloha!

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Fonzie’s “Don’t Sleep on ‘Em” Recommendations Volume One

These are some of my favorite songs to come out so far this year. Don’t sleep on ’em!

 

BONES – Sodium (Prod. by Purp Dogg)- SoThereWeStood (Team Sesh)

Bones is always in rotation on The Fonzie Scheme. He’s already dropped three awesome releases this year, including Powder last month. This came out in January and I still bump it consistently. Purp Dogg is most famous for his production on We Made It by Soulja Boy and Drake, and he put together another banger here.  Check out the visual for Sodium.

 

 

Post Malone – White Iverson (Prod. by FKi) – Single (Self-Released)

This is my song of the year candidate right now. If you heard my interview with KReezy earlier this week on The Fonzie Scheme, you know that White Iverson was the biggest rap song at SXSW this year. The melodic-rap style Post Malone takes on here is so catchy, and we can all relate to the line “I need that money like the ring I never won…”

 

Xavier WulfFort Woe (Prod. by Yung Dubz) – Tundra Boy Season One (Hollow Squad)

Xavier Wulf really goes in on this. I’ve played several songs off Tundra Boy Season One on The Fonzie Scheme, and that’s because this whole release is straight fire.

 

ari solus – klonopin – caveman ep (Self-Released)

I’ve never heard more blending of genres than on ari solus’ caveman ep. I’d place his style somewhere between Bladee, Mac DeMarco, G-Eazy, Dean Blunt, and Drake. I can’t get enough of this song.

 

Pyramid QuinceYoung Gods (Prod. by Dexter Dukarus) – Fila Coodie EP (Awful Records)

Awful Records is taking over in 2015. The Fila Coodie EP has been a standout for me over the countless releases they’ve already dropped this year. Keep an eye on Dexter Dukarus; he’s consistently dropping fire.

 

Cashy – Here I Go (Prod. by Purp Dogg) – Holographic Art EP (Vintage Mob)

Cashy is about to blow up. I’ve been bumping his Priceless and Platinum Plus EPs pretty much non-stop since I was introduced to them. I can’t wait for his second collaborative EP with Purp Dogg, titled Holographic Art, dropping May 8.

 

Kali UchisRush (Prod. by Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD)- Por Vida EP (Self-Released)

Kali Uchis is taking the industry by storm collaborating with the likes of Tyler the Creator and Diplo, as well as both Kaytranada and BADBADNOTGOOD here on this track. BADBADNOTGOOD just produced a full album for Ghostface Killah that I highly recommend checking out, called Sour Soul. Kali Uchis surprised crowds at Coachella Weekend 2 by coming out during Tyler’s set to perform “Fucking Young/Perfect” and during Kaytranada’s set to absolutely kill her performance of this song here.

 

Maxo KreamCell Boomin feat. Father (Prod. by Wxlf Gxd) – #Maxo187 (Self-Released)

Maxo has great imagery in describing his trapping:  “Face-timing with the plug, but my phone on three percent…” Check out his whole mixtape featuring Joey Bada$$, Le$, Fredo Santana, and more!

 

There is obviously so much more music I’ve been bumping this year, and that’s why this is just Volume One of the “Don’t Sleep on ‘Em” Recommendations.

 

Listen to The Fonzie Scheme every Monday night 10pm-12am for more great hip-hop along with the latest in sporting and pop culture news! You can also stream past shows!

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Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes, Sat and Sun August 8th – 9th

It’s time again for the Fiesta de Artes in downtown Los Gatos!  This free annual art and wine festival – brought to you by the Los Gatos Kiwanis Club – offers something for the whole family: food trucks, a variety of live music performers, a play zone for kids, artists selling handmade crafts, and local beer and wine vendors.

The Fiesta de Artes is Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th, from 10am to 6pm at the Civic Center grounds in downtown Los Gatos. Visit  LGFiesta.org for more information. Don’t miss out on this free summer fun event!

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Los Gatos Fiesta de Artes, Sat and Sun August 8th – 9th

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It’s time again for the Fiesta de Artes in downtown Los Gatos! This free annual art and wine festival – brought to you by the Los Gatos Kiwanis Club – offers something for the whole family: food trucks, a variety of live music performers, a play zone for kids, artists selling handmade crafts, and local beer and wine vendors.

The Fiesta de Artes is Saturday and Sunday, August 8th and 9th, from 10am to 6pm at the Civic Center grounds in downtown Los Gatos. Visit  LGFiesta.org for more information. Don’t miss out on this free summer fun event!

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Mele’uhane Wednesday July 29th

 

Keikilani and Leokani Lindsey come to California – and Santa Cruz – next “Wiki Wiki” Wednesday.  Keikilani is the father and Leokani the son in this family duo from Kona, on Hawai’i Island, also known as The Big Island.     The family is big on talent, as papa Keikilani distills 5 generations of Hawaiian storytelling, paniolo cowboy action, music and hula into his singing and songwriting. Eldest son Leokani “Leo” has come up from the percussion and rhythm of his youth and has taken to guitar in a Big Island way.

Join us on Wiki Wiki Wednesday July 29th as we host Mele’uhane live in studio during the program, which runs & rollicks from 6:00 – 9:00 am.

The gentlemen of Mele’uhane perform at Pono that evening, 6:30 inside the Reef Bar building at 120 Union Street in downtown Santa Cruz.

You can hear the music from their new album, the cd entitled, “The Garden” honoring the island of Kaua’i, the land, the people and the music.

Join KZSC Wednesday morning, July 29th to hear the boys live  & see you at Pono that night!

http://www.meleuhane.com/

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De Temps Antan, Tues July 14th

Celebrate Bastille Day with the French-speaking band De Temps Antan, who will be bringing vibrant traditional music from Quebec to Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, at 7:30pm. This trio features former members of the seminal French-Canadian band La Bottine Souriante, including the charismatic André Brunet on fiddle, composer of many delightful tunes, and a previous winner of the Canadian Grand Masters Fiddle Championship, along with Eric Beaudry on guitar, mandolin, and bouzouki, and Pierre-Luc Dupuis on button accordion and harmonica. Everyone in the band sings, and their sense of fun in performance is quite contagious. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.