Harry & The Hit Men will be performing at Moe’s Alley (Santa Cruz, CA) on Saturday, June 16th! With their motown-esque hits, Harry & The Hit Men bring psychedelic dance music along with a little bit of classic soul. Covering tracks such as Jackie Wilson’s Higher and Higher, Smokey Robinson’s Tears of a Clown, and Martha Reeves and the Vandella’s Heatwave, these guys will keep you dancing all night long! Joining the Hit Men will be Bay Area locals The California Honeydrops who bring a fusion of New Orleans jazz, soul and blues. If you love soul, dancing, and an all around good time, this is not a show you want to miss!
KZSC showed Charles Bradley a whole lotta love in 2011. Now the Screaming Eagle of Soul has one-upped us all this Valentines Day. The winner of a contest posted this week on his facebook can choose a special somebody to receive a singing telegram from the Eagle’s beak. Since Bradley just kicked off his Spring world tour, your sweetheart will have to settle for an over-the-phone ballad. See the video below for a taste of Bradley’s alternative take on the tired crappy card and sugary treats.
If you don’t win the contest, why not sing ‘em Valentine tune yourself? This guy’s got some great voice lessons!
Today was a historic day at KZSC: we named our first “Big Cheese” Best Programmer of the Month Award. To commemorate his achievements, he was given a fabulous “Jar o’ Cheese”. He’s very, very pleased.
Nathan Ellstrand is the seasoned soul-spinning DJ of Heaven on Earth, which airs every Sunday from 2-4pm. Nathan’s love for soul stems from his early exposure to the Oldies genre and continues because it’s the best thing to dance to on a Sunday morning. Heaven on Earth has become a stress-reliever for Nathan, who currently volunteers with Students Together Opposing Poverty (STOP), works as a writing tutor, and has held a chair at MSG (Merrill Student Government) for two years. Nathan’s even spun tracks over at UC Riverside’s KUCR for a summer, which he admits is a lot less cool than KZSC (we understand, Nate). He likes being busy, but loves being able to dance on his own to the best in soul music.
By the way, Nathan’s favorite cheese is Camembert, which I pronounce “Cannonball” because it adds some excitement (try it, please). It’s basically the best cheese in the world.
Nathan only has two more shows left at KZSC, so be sure to tune in Sunday at 2pm. His final show on June 14th will be a gift to his supporters as an all-request show. So pick up your phones, grab some Camembert, and dance your Sunday away.