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Hard Working Americans Ticket Giveaway

What do you get when you take a batch of incredible songs, five veteran players who have never played together, with an arsenal of five musical minds working in unison to reinvent them? You get Hard Working Americans. Genres meld seamlessly with the birth of this group, featuring artists from the Americana, singer/songwriter, experimental, jam and rock communities. Hard Working Americans is: Todd Snider (vox), Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (guitars/vox), Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks of Col. Bruce Hampton’s school of music and Trucks family lineage (drums).

Snider is a cult hero in Americana circles, a prolific tunesmith who has released more than a dozen albums in the past two decades. During his solo shows, he often channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie or that of his mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, delivering politically charged underdog tales with wry humor. Somewhat surprisingly, Snider also is a huge improvisational rock fan. About two years ago, he asked Schools, who lives in California, to join him for a show in Napa. Schools then helped Snider assemble a crew that would fulfill his jam-band dreams, and Hard Working Americans was born.

One pair of tickets ($90 value) will be offered as a thank you gift for donating to KZSC! Donor’s name will be placed on the guest list.

Hard Working Americans will be playing at Cocoanut Grove Ballroom on Saturday, November 15 @ 7pm! (21+)

 

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Live This Sunday: J. Lately & Rey Res

unnamedCome through and support local hip-hop talents J. Lately & Rey Res this weekend at the Catalyst! The MC duo will be backed by openers M-10, Champlu, Fabes, TANKBOYZ, and Amanda Leilani, as they continue along the west coast on their tour, Nice Dreams. Both channel that much loved Bay Area sound and sensibility, and the two have collaborated and shared the stage with respected Santa Cruz favorites such as Zumbi of Zion I and People Under The Stairs. Rey Res recently dropped a track, Nothin to Me, in promotion of the tour which features J. Lately that conveniently allows you to check out both artists.

Tune in this week for a chance to call in and win tickets to the show this Sunday, October 12.

 

Listen to Nothin to Me (feat. J. Lately) prod. by Dj Dahi here:

 

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Santa Cruz Music Festival Pre-Party Ticket Giveaway!

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The Santa Cruz Music Festival is back! With more than 92 hours of entertainment, 100+ performing acts, all engaging in seven venues in Downtown Santa Cruz, this event is set to surpass last years debut.

You can get a little taste of it at the Santa Cruz Music Festival Pre-Party and we’ve got tickets! This event will be held at the Catalyst on October 10-11. Artists to be featured include Far East Movement, THE GASLAMP KILLER, ill-esha, Thriftworks, Starkey and many more.

For a chance to win tickets to this jam-packed 2 day event, check out our ticket giveaway contest on our Facebook!

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Zion I Ticket Giveaway + Free Album

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Zion I, Oakland’s diverse underground kings, present a rare concert experience at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on Saturday October 4th, 2014. Zion I will be recording their upcoming album “The Rapture: Live from Oaklandia” with a full band at The Catalyst, featuring classics from their expansive catalog. The band, curated by piano prodigy Kev Choice, will re-envision and transform these standards into a unique and intimate space by incorporating elements of jazz and acoustic instrumentation. In addition, attendees will have their names recorded in the liner notes of the album as well as receiving the album digitally before it is available to the public, making this a truly collaborative experience for the artists and fans alike. For aficionados of Zion I and Hip Hop culture, this is an extraordinary opportunity to participate in and be a part of Bay Area musical history.

Make sure to tune in this week for a chance to win tickets to Zion I!

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TOKiMONSTA ticket giveaway

The TOKiMONSTA show is just around the corner! She will be playing at the Catalyst this Sunday, September 21. Tune in this weekend for a last chance to win a pair of tickets to her show. This will be in support of her new mini album DESIDERIUM, which drops September 23 as the first release on her new record label Young Art Records.

Stream and download the first release from her album, “Realla” feat. Anderson Paak, here: