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Local Artists Need Recognition Too

By: Tabatha Ruiz BOOTS N’ CATS Presents “FUNCTION” @ ELEV8 NIGHTCLUB  November 23 @10PM (21+) 30 South 1st Street, San Jose 95113 BOOTS N’ CATS is an event company based in San Francisco for the Bay Area. The mission of…

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Motown Playlist

Check out this DJ Mixolydian composition of some hits and some rarities of the sweet soulful sound of Hitsville, USA. Motown brought us many, many numbers that make everyone’s day a little bit brighter, so why not make your rainy…

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Experimental Hip Hop Start Kit

In 2018, Earl Sweatshirt released his highly anticipated album, Some Rap Songs. It was very well received among fans and critics, however it was a massive change of pace from his last two albums. Some Raps Songs takes a unique…

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Soundtrack Review: Joker (2019 film)

By Mariana Soria   HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA….JOKER’S SOUND….HAHAHAHAH….TRACK…. HAHAHAHAHA….WAS…….HAHAHAHHA…... …. Sorry about that.           What I meant to say is that the JOKER film soundtrack put a wide smile on my face. Just moments after smiling however, I…

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Nostalgic Love Playlist

by Edith Adriana Saldano De La Paz It seems like around this time people would usually be tweeting that they want cuddles and that they’re ready to be cuffed. But no! It’s actually break-up season! As scorpio season passes by,…

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Live Compilation of Jerry Garcia Playlist

by DJ Mixolydian In the Santa Cruz community, we honor the Grateful Dead like no other in this world. Famous for their live improvisations of their songs, counterculture community that binds together like one big family, and Jerry Garcia. Here…

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Two More Playlists by DJ Mixolydian

If you‘re someone who loves bluegrass, doesn’t mind the sound of a banjo, or is curious about the genre, here’s a little something to get you going. Composed of country/bluegrass legends like Bill Monroe, The Osborne Brothers, & The Nitty…

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A Playlist of Funk Instrumentals

by DJ Mixolydian Whether you're finishing up an essay on 15th century explorers or trying to organize your display case of Star Wars figurines, this playlist of lyric-less funk tunes will get you chicken-walking off the couch to get busy.…

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Bad Ideas by Tessa Violet; Album Review

By DJ Lemon Tea On October 25th, Tessa Violet released her sophomore album entitled “Bad Ideas.”  The album is a cacophony of upbeat pop songs with relatable lyrics about Violet’s love life and various crushes. Violet has been teasing this…

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A Review of Wildrun; Folk Metal Quintet

Wilderun, a folk metal quintet hailing from Boston, has made waves in the underground in this past decade. Immediately, they began separating themselves from generic folk metal bands by reimagining colonial folk tunes in the style of symphonic metal, contrary…

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KZSC Attends Santa Cruz Music Festival 2019!

DJ Fizzi Pop  It was a musical artist invasion! From October 19-20, Downtown Santa Cruz was taken over by Santa Cruz Music Festival, with artists from all electronic subgenres coming together to celebrate the festivities that occured that weekend. Whether…

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A Preview Into EarthGang

by Dominic Wong The journey has been long and eventful, to say the least. Formed in 2008, the Billboard Emerging Artists chart EarthGang is a dynamic hip-hop duo from Atlanta, Georgia. Comprised of Johnny Venus and Doctur Dot, EarthGang is…

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Cory Wong @ The Catalyst 10/22/19

by DJ Mixolydian Striped tees, Fender Stratocasters, a tight horn section, and one loud drummer. Los Angeles based Funk/R&B/Pop guitarist Cory Wong brought his vintage guitar and fantastic backing band to the Catalyst on October 22 for a night of…

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