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Interview with The Babies

The Babies have just come out with their second full length album, House on a Hill to amazing reviews. After their show at the Crepe Place in Santa Cruz on December 7th, Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone sat down with Bikini Kill DJ Ana,  frequent guest DJ Andrea Casablanca and Jesse Perez to talk about tour life, their favorite city (SANTA CRUZ) and House on a Hill.

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King Lollipop & Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT

 

Tonight, if you happen to pass by the Jury Room, you will hear the ruckus of people getting down to King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop, Oakland music staples. The show at The Jury Room starts at 9:00PM with Santa Cruz local bands Slumber Party and The Wild Ones opening for Peach Kelli Pop and King Lollipop.

Peach Kelli Pop

 

King Lollipop

Catch an interview with King Lollipop and Peach Kelli Pop on Bikini Kill TONIGHT at 7PM before their show at the Jury Room, should be a hoot! And don’t forget to catch them at the Jury Room tonight at 9PM!

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Interview with Rupa and the April Fishes

Yesterday, I had the privilege of interviewing Rupa Marya, lead vocalist of the world fusion group Rupa & the April Fishes. Formed in San Francisco, the band has a very distinct, jazz-influenced style of music, overlaid with Rupa’s soothing vocals in English, French, Spanish, and even Hindi. Rupa discussed their newest release, “Build”, as well as other aspects of the band, in this interview – check it out at the link below.

The band will also be performing at Moe’s Alley this Friday, November 2, at 9 pm. Don’t miss it!

Rupa Interview

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Santa Cruz Surf Legend Jay Moriarty Portrayed in “Chasing Mavericks”

“Hey Emma,” you might ask, “is that your brother?” Wrong guess. It’s 23-year-old up-and-coming Hollywood movie star, Jonny Weston. Jonny costars in the film Chasing Mavericks with Gerard Butler (remember Leonidas in 300, The Phantom in Phantom of the Opera–that guy). In Chasing Mavericks, Butler plays surf mentor/father figure Frosty to Jonny, who plays the late Santa Cruz surfing legend Jay Moriarty. As most locals know, Jay Moriarty was an accomplished big wave surfer from Santa Cruz who made it big internationally when a photo of his wipeout at Mavericks landed the cover of Surfer Magazine in 1995 (Jay was 16). He died while free-diving in the Indian Ocean just before his 23rd birthday. Of course the weight of Jay’s history put Jonny under a magnifying glass.When asked what it was like playing Jay Moriarty, Jonny replied, “It was awesome at first. I was like, ‘hell yeah, I’m paying a real live character. When it started catching up with me, I realized how affected people were by this guy. I started freaking out–I mean freaking out. God bless Kim (Jay’s wife) for taking phone calls from me at 2 in the morning.” Jonny admitted, “I began to be terrified by the responsibility of it.” The approval of his performance from Kim Moriarty and the rest of Jay’s family was only the “second best thing” that he could have heard. “He’s the only person in the world that I would be satisfied to hear the opinion of” Jonny said. The entire interview with Jonny Weston will be aired on KZSC’s show, The Cruz Report on Tuesday, November 6 at 8 pm.

Photography by Kohar Minassian.

 

tune in, babies.

The Cruz Report: A Collective

Here we go, it’s fall! The Talk Programming Department has gathered its minions and we are ready to attack–or rather, occupy the airwaves with quality pieces. Look out for The Cruz Report, the Talk Programming collective Tuesday nights 8-8:30pm. Six of us DJ’s will be taking turns throughout the quarter to host the show and air pieces with the shared theme of local news and events. Our audience can expect interviews with professors, performances by local musicians, audio from local events, and even sound collages. Because there are so many of us in the collective, each Tuesday night will be packed with interesting information from a student perspective. The Cruz Report fits in right after Bruce Bratton’s Universal Grapevine, so keep the dial set to 88.1 when you hear those dudes from Creedence Clearwater Revival singing about grapes!