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Fanfare Ciocarlia: Moe’s Alley July 20th

Fanfare Ciocarlia – whose name translates as “lark’s song”, are from the village of Zece Prajini in north eastern Romania. With humble beginnings as musicians performing  at local weddings, this group is full of vigor and daring. They are known for such idiosyncrasies as their well  worn instruments, impromptu blasts from horns and clarinets, and […]

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Top Rock Charts For Mid-July

Middle of Summer’s Top Rock on KZSC: 1. SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will 2. MIKAL CRONIN – MCII 3 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House 4. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls 5. VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Modern Vampires Of The City 6. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death 7. […]

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The Daily Mail

If you’re a local artist, band on tour, or bedroom pop architect angling to make bleep on the blogospheric radar, it’s time to think inside the box. KZSC staff are keeping their mailboxes extra ajar for your CDs, LPs, EPs, singles, tapes, laser discs, 8-tracks, or similarly strange ephemera for a HITS FROM THE BOX-style […]

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Debo Band Tues July 16th

Outstanding Ethiopian-Pop Debo Band makes an appearance in Santa Cruz tonight, Tuesday July 16, 2013 at Moe’s Alley. This large 11-member group includes musicians and dancers from Addis and Boston, plus local fiddler Kaethe Hostetter formerly of Bonny Doon. They’ve received raves for pushing the envelope of traditional Ethiopian music by incorporating funk, soul, jazz […]

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Too ‘Modern’ for the 1920s?

Jay-Z, Andre 300, Beyonce, will.i.am, Fergie, The xx, Florence and the Machine, Lana Del Ray, and Jack White. Now, lets mull on those artists a bit… What comes to mind? Obviously the Roaring 20′s, right? Wrong! Or, at least it would have been up until May 1, 2013. Director Baz Luhrmann decided to shake up […]