Unlike Tupac, the odds of seeing a holographic Jim Morrison are slim. But modern technology has produced the official Doors App, promising “to bring The Doors’ story to life” by delving deep into every aspect of their career. Materials used are from the band’s archive and dozens of other sources including over 40 short form videos and all 6 music videos The Doors made. Of course there’s tons of music, lyrics, posters, essays and even a chance to “drive” Jim Morrison’s Shelby GT 500 Mustang. Want to find out what really happened at that infamous Miami concert? Check out The Doors App.
The little radio station in the woods that you know and love opened our roadside Pledge Drive Store during March and loaded it with all kinds of music, DVDs, KZSC brand clothing and other goodies to choose from. Not only can you find cool stuff for yourself or others, but you’ll glad to know that all funds from purchases and donations go toward our operating costs for the next six months. Every once and a while we find a stray field mouse inside our roadside joint. Keep him company by sending your computer mouse running into the KZSC Pledge Drive Store today.
It’s that time again, time to tell you all about our wonderful guests that will be appearing on The Rising Tide this friday night!
First, we’ll be having the band by the name of Worker Bee come into KZSC for a chat.
Hailing from just over the hill in San Jose, Worker Bee have steadily built a dedicated following over the last 4 years. The band’s unique take on post-rock, noise and americana has culminated in releases such as 2009′s excellent record, Tangler. Worker Bee’s music would find itself comfortably placed in anyone’s record collection between Tortoise and Nick Cave, among others.
The band will be coming into our studio this friday night to talk about their upcoming show at Cafe du Nord on January 20th and maybe spill the beans concerning their follow-up record to Tangler due out sometime this year.
Then we’ll be treated to a visit and live performance from Man/Miracle.
Though they now call Oakland home, this indie-pop four piece used to call Santa Cruz home and met while going to school at UC Santa Cruz. Drawing on a sound that echoes artists as far-flung and disparate as King Sunny Ade, Wild Beasts, and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Man/Miracle’s debut LP that came out last year, The Shape of Things, shows signs of a band that has taken their musical prowess to the next level.
The Man/Miracle boys will be coming into the studio to talk about their forthcoming musical ventures, their experiences on the road touring with artists like Rogue Wave, perform a few songs live in the studio, and talk about their forthcoming show at Metavinyl records this saturday night with former Rising Tide guests Hermit Convention and Grizzel Toe (as well as New York’s own Dinosaur Feathers).
Tune in for these and more this Friday night at 8:30pm on The Rising Tide!
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!