Reggae On The River Review

August got off to a sizzling start as the Mateel Community Center hosted the 29th annual Reggae on the River Festival in Humboldt County. With all the lawsuits settled, Reggae on the River finally returned to its original location, French’s Camp on the Eel River. Young and old, families and friends gathered to camp, cool off and enjoy 4 days of hot reggae music including Julian Marley with The Uprising Band, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley & Blak Soil, Anthony B, J Boog & Hot Rain with Aaradhna, Natural Black and others. Check out the Reggae on the River 2013 Photos below. If a picture is worth a thousand words and you’re a reggae fan, this is one summer festival you don’t want to miss. Hope to see you at the 30th Annual Reggae on the River next year!

MEGA-Music Sale Saturday

How many times have you wanted to stroll through a record store with a cup of coffee in hand, only to see a “No Beverages Inside” sign? Totally unfair…and not a problem this Saturday during KZSC and Verve Coffee’s Summer Music Sale, where you are encouraged to have your favorite hot drink while checking out both new and used LPs & CDs galore. Once you start going through the thousands of selections from Streetlight Records, MetaVinyl, BlueBeat Music and others, you may even want a second cup. Also on hand: live music by Bleu plus the infamous KZSC 25-Cent Booth featuring all styles of music for just a quarter. And since this is happening in the Verve parking lot, there’s plenty of coffee and goodies available too. The KZSC/Verve Coffee Summer Music Sale takes place Saturday, August 31st from 10 AM till 3 PM at Verve Coffee, 104 Bronson Street (just a block off Seabright near Dave’s Market). The event is free; get there early for best selection. CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS. More info? Call 831-332-5549.

Rock Charts – End Of August

As we end August and summer swings slowly into September, here are the new sounds spinning on KZSC:

images1. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
2. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
3. THE MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
4. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
5. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
6. SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story
8. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
9. SUPERCHUNK – I Hate Music
10. MEDICINE – To The Happy Few

And don’t forget about these:

images-31. TY SEGALL – Sleeper (on tour and coming here in September)
2. NO AGE – An Object
3. RUBY PINS – Ruby Pins
4. SKI LODGE – Big Heart
5. SO SO GLOS – Blowout




I am super in love with this new Coke Weed album. Every track is worth listening to, but here’s one of my favorites:


Universal Grapevine 08/20/13

universalThis week on Universal Grapevine, the legendary Bruce Bratton has Santa Cruz County Supervisor Greg Caput discussing the issues and news from Watsonville and our South County. In the second half hour, Bruce interviews game inventor and world traveler Robert Easley about his travels and experiences after leaving UCSC.

The Breeders August 26th

The Breeders played their first show together during the summer of 1992 in a snooker hall behind Warrington Rugby Club in the north of England. Two days later, they supported Nirvana in Dublin and Belfast and played at the gigantic Glastonbury Festival. After playing sold-out shows that fall, they made their way to San Francisco to record “Last Splash”. The album was a huge success, propelled in part by a music video directed by Spike Jonze. They played their last show in September of 1994…until now. To commemorate the release of a deluxe anniversary edition of “Last Splash” The Breeders are touring together again, performing the album live. Catch The Breeders Monday, August 26th at The Rio in Santa Cruz. Showtime will be 8 pm.

Need A New Phone?

If you’re planning on replacing what Fido drooled on with a new smart phone or you’re traveling with an iPad this summer, we’ve got great news. You can still keep up with what’s happening at The Great 88 with KZSC’s phone & tablet apps. They’re easy to use, sound great and best of all they are FREE, leaving a little more money for doggie yummies. Check out our free smart phone, iPad applications and other options on our LISTEN PAGE.