San Francisco band The Soft Moon will be releasing their second LP, Zeros, on October 30th. Tour dates are set, and they’ll be hitting da bay – December 14th at Oakland’s New Parish, and December 15th in San Francisco at the Mezzanine. You can listen to the new single “Die Life” on their website to escape “Into the Depths.”
Just wanted to let you know about a show happening this Saturday night, May 28th, at 105 Pioneer Street in Santa Cruz. The show features a number of local and bay area bands that might be familiar to you…
BANE SHOWS PRESENTS
LIVE AT 105 PIONEER ST.
SATURDAY, MAY 28TH
Two of the performers that evening, headliner Blackbird Blackbird and Old Arc, are KZSC/Rising Tide program alums, and whose spectacular electronic pop music will surely get the crowd grooving. Palmz are another local Santa Cruz act on the bill, and are also our guests on this week’s episode of The Rising Tide, so make sure to stay tuned for a post profiling them and their incredibly catchy beach pop sound. Seapony, a spectacular lo-fi indie pop act from Seattle, are also featured on the bill. Tickets for the show will be made available at the door, and for more info on the show make sure to check out the Bane Shows blog.
We’ve got a wonderful trio of guests for tonight’s program. It’s going to be one of the most musically diverse shows we’ve ever had!
We’ll first welcome into our studio a band from Oakland by the name of Bam! Bam!
This Oakland based two-piece have been kicking around thrashy, lo-fi garage pop jams for the better part of the last year. Though the group has yet to officially release any of their recordings, they have been steadily building a fan-base, taking their no-frills sound with them up and down the coast of California and taking no prisoners along the way. Fans of Black Tambourine, Beat Happening and fellow s.f. lo-fi artist Grass Widow ought to take note of this band, for once they get around to putting out non-demo recordings into the world, their star is bound to take off.
Tune in at 8:30 to catch the ladies of Bam! Bam! as they come to our studio to perform some songs live in the studio and talk about what the future holds for the band.
Then we’ll welcome Dan Potthast to our studio.
Once hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, this ska-punk legend has firmly planted himself in Santa Cruz. As a founding member of MU330, as well as the leader of Dan P. and the Bricks (among other projects), Dan has been making music for over twenty years. He’s opened for acts like Streetlight Manifesto, continues to make music that appeals to fans of Buck-O-Nine, and is active to this day.
Dan P. will be joining us live in the studio tonight to talk about making music in his adopted home town and the upcoming show with his band The Stitch Up this Saturday night, March 26th at the Crepe Place, where they will be performing alongside The New Trust and The Smoking Popes.
Last but not least, we have for you a very special interview with Victims Family.
This legendary Santa Rosa punk band is world-reknown for their unique fusion of hardcore punk, jazz and experimental noise. As a Nor Cal institution that has existed for over 25 years, Victims Family have performed with the likes of The Dead Kennedys, Nirvana, Green Day, Faith No More, and hundreds of other incredible bands. Though the group has sporadically broken up over the years, they’ve come back together in 2010 to perform and re-release their first three records on vinyl, starting with 1990′s White Bread Blues.
I chatted up the group’s guitarist, Ralph Spight, last night via Skype on a breadth of subjects, and if you tune in to the show tonight, you can hear our conversation in full. One of the things we did talk about is Victims Family’s show this Saturday night, March 26th at the Catalyst with Catacomb Creeps and (Rising Tide alum) Noise Clinic, which is bound to be a hellraiser of a concert.
These and more when you tune into the show tonight starting at 8:30pm! Listen live at www.kzsc.org or tune in to 88.1 fm.
Let’s dig into the bands who’ll be coming up to our treehouse up in the woods tonight!
The first of which is Gay Genius.
This local two-piece group is comprised of Nessie from Nessie and Her Beard and Tyler from James Rabbit, both of whom are Rising Tide alum in their own right. The duo banded together as a result of a rapturous performance piece at one of SCUM’s Panbandamonium events that took place last year and got together to write last year’s release, Perfect Dark. The two trade harmonies and lead vocal duties over synth pop beats that recall Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and Soft Cell, among others.
Gay Genius will be coming on to the show on friday night to talk about their collaborations, their forthcoming live performances (including a show this Saturday night, the 22nd) and what the future holds for Gay Genius!
Later on in the evening, The Rising Tide will host SF’s own The Art Museums as guests.
The duo of Josh Alper and Glenn Donaldson have played in a number of folk and americana oriented acts both in Santa Cruz and in the bay area. However, joining forces as the Art Museums has taken their music in a decidedly different direction. As last year’s Woodsist-issued Rough Frame EP can attest to, the band plunders the sounds of lo-fi indie pop music from the genre’s forebears (i.e. Television Personalities), echoing The Pastels and Guided By Voices, among others.
The group will be performing alongside The Sandwiches, The Soft Bombs and local artist Rachel Fannan (formerly of Sleepy Sun) at Slim’s in San Francisco next tuesday, January 25th. But before that, the Art Museums will come on the radio to talk about the show, let us know about their upcoming work, and regale us with stories of being a band to watch for in the big city!
Tune in for these and more on The Rising Tide on KZSC! Tune in to 88.1fm if you’re in the Santa Cruz, Monterrey Bay or San Benito counties, or online at www.kzsc.org starting at 8:30pm!
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Tonight, on The Rising Tide, our primary musical entertainment is the local band Wooster.
What can be said about Wooster that hasn’t already been said? They are a highly acclaimed soulful rock act that has graced local institutions like The Catalyst while also taking their talents both up and down the coast numerous times over the past few years. And while the year 2010 may be winding down, the band is planning to end the year with a bang, performing a special New Year’s Eve show at Moe’s Alley. But before that, the band will appear tonight on The Rising Tide to talk about their experiences of being in a band, and what it’s like to be one of Santa Cruz’s most talked-about bands!
Also gracing the studio with his presence is my friend and fellow blogger, Nick Bane of Bane Shows.
Nick has been putting on events at the 418 Project in downtown Santa Cruz, as well as The Mill Gallery (R.I.P.) and now 150 Pioneer St. He’s a testament to one man ability to bring artists including Maps & Atlases, Baths, Memoryhouse, members of Vivian Girls, Blackbird Blackbird and the like. He’ll be coming on the show to talk about the shows he’s got coming up, and to discuss what it’s like to be a DIY promoter in a town like Santa Cruz.
Tune in to KZSC at 8:30 to hear from these and many more on tonight’s Rising Tide!
Every week here at the Rising Tide we are working to provide you the best in local music programming, as well as the focal point of spotlighting a different independent artist live in the studio each and every week. This week we have two such artists.
First off, let me introduce you to The Groggs.
This local garage rock three-piece is slowly becoming an institution in the city of Santa Cruz. If you want to listen to a band whose music feels like a five o’clock shadow repeatedly punching you in the face, then this is your band. Echoing recent garage rock revivalists like The Black Lips and Mark Sultan, The Groggs are a band that have made a name for themselves amid a scene as vast and colorful as Santa Cruz’s by playing loud and playing fast. They’ll join us on The Rising Tide tonight to talk about their recently released EP 3D, to talk about their upcoming shows this month, and play some previously unheard new songs!
Our second guest tonight is a local artist by the name of Getaway Girl.
As Getaway Girl, local singer-songwriter Courtney Jones displays her virtuosity with the piano, crafting gorgeous and captivating songs in the vein of fellow piano-based singer-songwriters like Regina Spektor. Getaway Girl imbues a familiar style of music with a fresh new perspective, using her experiences in the world to break away from the pack and set herself apart from everyone else. Tune in Friday night at 8:30 to hear Getaway Girl perform songs from her new EP, Say It Through The Flowers, and to hear about her upcoming performance next Friday night at the Asana Tea House in downtown Santa Cruz.
These and more if you tune in to 88.1fm or go online to www.kzsc.org tonight around 8:30 and listen to The Rising Tide on KZSC Santa Cruz!