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Ledward Kaapana June 4th

Attention “Led Heads”! Ledward Kaapana returns to the redwoods with Hawaiian slack key goodness and aloha spirit. Rounding out the sound will be Mike Kaawa on 12 string guitar and Fran Guidry on second slack key.  Ledward Kaapana rolls into Don Quixote’s in Felton Tuesday, June 4th. Festivities begin at 7:30.

 

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Ceremony June 7th

Ceremony is a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park. They have been recording with Madator Records for a few years now and their latest release, “Zoo,” came out last year. Ceremony is set to play the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz. If their show there earlier this year is an indicator, it’s bound to be another fun time! Plus you’ll see plenty of  KZSC folks down there. Ceremony is performing with Soft Moon and Total Control as openers. They’ll be appearing in the Catalyst Atrium Friday, June 7th. Showtime is 8:30 pm.

Here’s a video of them playing at Gilman, just to get you pumped:

 

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Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole May 22nd

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka’ole is the eldest son of Kekuhi Kanahele and descends from a distinguished hula family. “Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai” (a Wiki Wiki Wednesday favored song) was composed by his great grandmother, Edith Kanahele Kanaka’ole; his family’s music traditions go back seven generations. Kaumakaiwa brings his experience as ‘olapa (dancer), choreographer and composer to the stage in Felton along with his delightful storytelling. Multi-instrumentalist and Honolulu record producer Shawn Pimental will accompany him for an evening of Hawaiian mele, melodies and powerful singing inspired by the islands Wednesday, May 22nd at Don Quixote’s in downtown Felton.

Watch Him Perform At The Bishop Museum In Honolulu

 

 

 

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Darol Anger and The Furies, Thurs May 16th

An all-star string extravaganza led by fiddle master Darol Anger will be performing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at 7:30pm. Darol has taken acoustic string music into territory which fuses elements of jazz, bluegrass, and other traditions from around the world. He’ll be joined by The Furies, comprised of bluegrass mandolinist Sharon Gilchrist, vocalist Emy Phelps, and Tristan Clarridge, a five-time Grand National Fiddle Champion and cellist who has toured with the neo-acoustic band Crooked Still. Their innovative music will bring something new to your ears.

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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.