Has College Radio Changed? [Part 1]

There have been student broadcasters at UC Santa Cruz for 45 years, but what was college radio like before that? Is it very different now? Here’s an interesting look at college radio from 1956. Notice standard student attire at the station included suit and tie. Some things never change.

Talkabout 02/27/13

John has Neil DelFino on the show talking about the oil industry & America’s energy supply/use.

Universal Grapevine 02/26/13

This week on universal grapevine is Julie James from the Jewel Theater Company’s production of “Geography of a Horse Dreamer.” Also on the show: Kathy Bisbee and Lynn Miller on community television in Santa Cruz county.

Loud Rock Charts: 2/26

Thursday night, I witnessed one of the greatest acts on metal this world has seen. No, it wasn’t any big name bands like  Opeth or Gojira. It was just a small three piece band, who use nothing more than 2 lights, a little bit of fog, and three instruments to create one of the most unbelievable live performances on this earth. That band’s name is Russian Circles. I cannot recommend them highly enough. If you get a chance to see them on their tour with Between the Buried and Me and Coheed and Cambria, please for the love of god get there early to witness their greatness.


Within The Ruins1 WITHIN THE RUINS Elite eOne
2 DARKTHRONE The Underground Resistance
4 STRATOVARIUS Nemesis Eagle Rock
5 DEVICE “Vilify” [Single] Warner Brothers



ShaiHulud-ReachBeyondTheSun1 SHAI HULUD Reach Beyond The Sun Metal Blade
2 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
3 STIGMA For Love And Glory Durty Mick
4 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra
6 SUFFOCATION Pinnacle Of Bedlam Nuclear Blast
7 HEAVEN’S BASEMENT Filthy Empire Red Bull
8 PISSED JEANS Honeys Sub Pop
9 PSYCHOTHERMIA Fall To The Rising Sun Self-Released
10 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic

Seabright Stringfest March 2nd

The 2nd annual Seabright Stringfest takes place this Saturday, March 2nd outdoors on the Seabright Brewery/Java Junction patio in Santa Cruz on. This day-long FREE event is a cavalcade of bands performing from 11 AM until midnight. The day begins with a kids’ show by Bob Reid, followed by a variety of bluegrass, old-time string band, Celtic, folk and world music. Eleven bands will appear, including locals Bean Creek, The Abbott Brothers, Earl White Stringband, and The Percolators plus The Flatiron String Band from Portland and the Black Crown String Band from the Bay Area. More info and the performance schedule can be found at fiddlersjam.com.




Staples Center goes Vegetarian for Morrissey

Morrissey has infamously pushed vegetarianism on concert venues he has promised to play. The latest one did not have to pushed.

The Staples Center has agreed to go completely vegetarian for the Morrissey concert on March 1st on the condition that the singer does not cancel. How many times has somebody ever said, “I had tickets for Morrissey but it got canceled”? Too many, so let’s not get our hopes up here. This will most likely not happen all thanks to Morrissey’s bleeding ulcer which causes him to cancel the majority of his shows, cute stuff. The Staples Center has agreed to donate some of the money from ticket sales to PETA and also agreed to offer concert-goers an all-vegetarian experience at the venue. I imagine this is worse than meatless mondays at the dinning halls.


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