NEF THE PHARAOH x OMB PEEZY Talk Tour, Double Album, Smokin Responsibly, Cherish OGs, Sway & Collabs

NEF THE PHARAOH x OMB PEEZY Talk Tour, Double Album, Smokin Responsibly, Cherish OGs, Sway & Collabs with our Hip-Hop Director DJ RIZZYSTAYDIZZY! Recorded on September 22nd, 2018 @ The Catalyst. Check it out below.  SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING: Kenn – Active Management | Erin – Audible Treats | The Catalyst Club *Please note that […]

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall on KZSC!

Listen to LC’s interview with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall! Alpert is the co-founder of A&M Records, an iconic trumpeter, a composer, a sculptor, painter and philanthropist. He has won nine Grammys and is the only artist to hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist and an […]

AJJ + Kimya Dawson at the Regent (LA)

by Lily Nauta From the ragers in the mosh pit to those nodding and swaying on the outskirts, or those like me, in the front row– braving the ripple effect of the pit, melodramatically screaming each lyric in visceral passion AJJ, Kimya Dawson, and Shellshag formed a perfect arrangement that turned a crowd of hundreds […]

Sat 9/1: Vinyl Swap Meet at Verve Coffee Roasters in Seabright

Load up on vinyl records at the 6th Annual Verve Coffee Record Swap on Saturday, September 1st! Co-promoted by KZSC and Metavinyl

Join KZSC and other local music vendors and discover new music and old favorites—all on glorious vinyl!

The record swap starts at 9 am at Verve Coffee’s Roastery and coffee bar at 104 Bronson Street, in Seabright – a few doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym.

KZSC will be there till 4pm and there will be food trucks, live music, and a local yard sale going on, too!

Admission and neighborhood parking are both free

DJ Hari’s All-American Playlist

by DJ Hari Ah, the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, to the great U.S. of A. Do we have a complicated relationship? Yes, yes we do. How can I possibly express this plethora of emotions I get when I think of you? Why, through a playlist of All-American songs from across genres, of course. So […]

Rhylli Concert Review 6.18.2018 by Melcriada

On Monday June 19, 2018, I attended a local show at the Humanist Hall in Oakland near Broadway to kick off the summer. Before entering Humanist Hall, they told us that partial proceeds would be going to survivors of the volcano eruption in Guatemala. The show started around 7pm, so before the show started the […]

DJ Fizzi Pop Interviews Boreta from The Glitch Mob!

by DJ Fizzi Pop You may have heard their other-wordly remix of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”, or their iconic collaboration with Daft Punk. You also may have heard their brand new album, “See Without Eyes” that breaks the boundaries of electronic music. Whatever you know about them, The Glitch Mob is a trio […]

DJ Hari’s Dead, a Playlist Inspired by Goth

Tuesday, May 22 marked World Goth Day, and although that was over two weeks ago, it’s all I could listen to for over two weeks. To many people “goth” may mean dark clothes and the Hot Topic at your local mall, but here at KZSC, goth means more than that. When we think of goth, […]

Be a Boy (Also a quick review of The Garden at the Catalyst)

By: Nicolas Amerkahnian *Parts of this article heavily blur the lines of satire and actual opinion Just murdered another yerba mate so it’s time for a blog post. The Garden performed at the Catalyst on May 23rd. The show went smoothly. They played the hits – Banana Peel, All Smiles, Call This # Now – […]

DJ Fizzi Pop Attends LIB!

BY: DJ Fizzi Pop The sun was setting, the floats were floating, and the musical vibrations from the loud stages were pumping through our bodies. Not a single face in sight had a frown on their face, and pure bliss was in the air. This is my experience of Lighting in a Bottle 2018. Being […]

A ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ Retrospective

Listener’s discretion is advised. Recently I was having coffee with an old friend. I was drinking my third cup for the day. He was surprised at my caffeine intake. I hadn’t even realized anything was off about my habit. I wondered where all that energy was going. I think I’ve figured it out. In celebration […]

Surfing radio waves

Congrats to KZSC listener Phillip from Vallejo! Phillip was surfing the radio waves and heard about the opportunity to own an awesome surf board and support student-run community radio and dropped in for an epic ride.

KZSC is grateful to the Santa Cruz Boardbuilders Guild on the Westside of Santa Cruz for supporting locally-grown radio. Phillip’s new 9’2″ long board was hand-shaped  by Jefferey Devine and glassed by the talented and dedicated craftsmen of the Guild. We’re proud to have inspired this brilliant yellow board with black rails, sporting the KZSC logo—hand-crafted by surfers in Santa Cruz, California!

Hey, did you see the surfboard they made for KZSC’s Wiki Wiki Wednesday? What a work of art!

NIKI’s Debut Project ZEPHYR Review by DJ iEHOA

NIKI has just recently entered the music scene, a 19-year-old R&B artist from Indonesia. I first discovered her with her singles, “See U Never” and “I LIKE YOU”. In 2018 she has finally released her debut project ZEPHYR under 88rising, which included 8 tracks mostly written and produced by NIKI herself. The 8 tracks have been […]

A Wave of Black Snow

“Black Snow” is the lead single from Oneohtrix Point Never’s (Electronic experimentalist Daniel Lopatin’s most famous moniker) new LP. Lopatin is known for the electronic soundscapes in creates on his records. His previous record Garden of Delete, had an album cover reminiscent of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, but its ties to analogue music ended there. […]

YBN Nahmir Concert Review 5.20.18 by DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 20th, 2018, 18-year-old rappers, YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay from the YBN crew performed at the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. The performers showed out to a hyped up audience who had been anxiously awaiting the two acts. Headliner YBN Nahmir gained recognition and huge popularity after his track, “Rubbin Off The […]

JMSN Concert Review @ The Atrium 5.19.18 By DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 19th, 2018 American alternative R&B and soul singer-songwriter and producer, JMSN, along with his drummer and bassist, appeared onstage at the Atrium in the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Opening up to a smaller audience, the crowd was able to truly embrace the intimacy that JMSN and his band showcased; his soulful and […]

Hoodboi’s Breathing Room EP Review by Josh AKA DJ iEHOA

Roger Schami better known as Hoodboi is a producer and DJ based in LA. He has been working since he broke out in 2014 gaining popularity with his club/jersey twist on many hits of the 90s. He has toured and collaborated with many amazing artists such as Dillon Francis, Lido, and Alison Wonderland. In 2015 […]

Concert Review: Descendents at the UC Theater

Written by: Sierra Grindstaff On their 2018 Tourage, the Descendents proved that after nearly 40 years of touring they still know how to put on a killer show. Opening up for the Descendents at the UC Theater in downtown Berkeley, Radkey, a three piece band from St. Louis, Missouri, brought the energy and guitar solos. […]

Joey Bada$$ Concert Review 5/9/18

On May 9th, 2018, DJs RIZ AKA RSD / DJ DSPLN / DJ AWKCUARD / DJ FIZZI POP / DJ N$TY K attended the sold out Joey Bada$$ show at The Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Each DJ gives their perspective of the show below. Check it out! DJ AWKCUARD: I made my way to […]

Lido & J’von’s New Spacesuit EP Review by Josh AKA DJ iEHOA

After his final tour as Trippy Turtle, moving away from his high-tempo/high-energy jersey club music, Peder Losnegård has shifted his music focus to his other stage name Lido. As Lido, his music is more focused on Hip-Hop and R&B with an electronic twist. Lido has been around for quite some time now, one of his […]