Wobbleland 2018: Bay Area’s dose of EDM

For all our bass heads out there, the bay area festival Wobbleland is back this coming February with some exciting surprises. With the full lineup out today, I am excited to share with you all the reasons why you will not want to miss out on this year’s event.

This February 23rd and 24th, 2018, Wobbleland will feature DJs such as Troyboi, Rezz, Rusko, and Baauer along with many more influential dubstep and bass artists. I am looking forward to seeing Feed Me, a dubstep DJ from the UK, who I was first introduced to when I was just starting to explore electronic music as a young high school Sophomore. I was especially drawn to his songs Little Cat Steps and Strange Behavior. I am also looking forward to Matroda an artist I recently discovered through his song BO$$.

Among the artists performing are some Santa Cruz current and past residents including Minnesota and Partywave. You can check out the full lineup here:

In the next couple weeks, listen to KZSC Santa Cruz 88.1 FM on your dial for an opportunity to win some tickets to the event. You can also go to ticketmaster to get your tickets to the show!

This year Wobbleland is moving up north to the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco. You can find all the information you need about the event in the links below.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

Wobbleland 2018
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Lightning in a Bottle 2018

One of my favorite music events of the year is back this Memorial Day weekend in Bradley, California. Lightning in a Bottle has hosted KZSC for the past two years and this year it has returned with an amazing lineup. I remember walking through The Quarry after my mentorship with DJ Abraham of KZSC’s Strictly Rockers and running into a free concert held by the talented Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals in 2015. Now three years later, Anderson .Paak is headlining Lightning in a Bottle this May 23rd to 28th, 2018!

The lineup this year includes Zhu, Griz, The Glitch Mob, Sofi Tukker, Walker & Royce and so many other talented acts. Along with the three main stages, the festival also has four bars throughout the grounds that house incredible DJ acts all night long to keep you grooving and moving.

Lightning in a Bottle also brings in wonderful speakers that offer talks and discussions, workshops, yoga, and wellness and healing sessions. My favorite is The Learning Kitchen where you can learn about different foods to nourish your body in both ancient and modern kitchen traditions. There are over 150 activities available that begin Thursday and conclude Monday May 28th.

To learn more about Lightning in a Bottle visit lightninginabottle.org and check out the Experience tab to read about the various actives offered.

Hope to see you there,
Shanee aka DJ Crux

Lightning in a Bottle & The Do Lab
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Queen Beats Presents @ The Catalyst Saturday, 1/13/18 hosted by DJ Jinx/DJ Kaviar/DJ Spex!

KZSC’s own Queen Beats is coming at you ~LIVE~ with an all female hip hop show right here in Santa Cruz. Queen Beats is bringing you five female MCs from the bay: Wani Got the Juice, Trippy Talii, Preshly Relevant, So Vicious, and Ally Cocaine— plus DJ sets from Queen Beats DJs themselves.
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear the future voices of hip hop right here in Santa Cruz! Get your tickets now!

Tickets are $10 advance/$12 at the door

Doors open at 8pm and music will start promptly at 8:30!

Ally Cocaine:

Phreshly Relevant: 

Trippy Talii: 

Wani got the Juice: 

So Vicious: 

For any questions or additional information, contact hiphop@kzsc.org

For more information on the show, click here: Don’t miss out!


Get your tickets here !!


UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball Tournament 12/19-12/21/17

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team hosts the annual Slug Basketball Winter Classic @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz on December 19th to December 21st! To get to the game,take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP, (this is the last home tournament for year of 2017), For more information on the tournament, visit GoSlugs.com#GoSlugs

UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball v Chapman 12.2.17 1PM @ Kaiser Pemanente Arena

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team takes on old rival Chapman (University) Panthers at 1PM @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz! To get to the game, take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP! This is also another Battle of the Colleges series event put together by the Student Athletic Advisory Committee & KZSC Sports Director, Rizal Aliga! For more information on the game, visit GoSlugs.com

Dirtybird Campout: Summer Camp in October

Miss the days of tie dying, tug of rope, color wars, and the anticipated talent show? Dirtybird Campout was all that and more.

This past weekend, October 6th – 8th, the South Shore of Lake San Antonio became the home of the 2017 Dirtybird Campout. A music festival founded by Claude VonStroke that aimed to provide a weekend summer camp experience combined with music from all your favorite DJs.

Upon entering the festival, each attendee received a bandana representing their team for the weekend. Everyday games and competitions were held and if your team won, you would be that much closer to winning the color wars.

Games included bike races, dodgeball, and volleyball along with some summer camp classics, the 3-legged race, water balloon toss, capture the flag and so much more. On top of that there was also yoga and dance all weekend.

(photo by: Watchara)

The music started at 11am and went way past midnight. Every artist brought their own style into their set. The artists representing the Dirtybird family at the festival included Claude VonStroke himself, Justin Martin, Shiba San, Walker & Royce, Christian Martin, and so many more. We even got to witness a set from Barclay Crenshaw himself (aka Claude) who played a hip-hop-trap heavy set on Saturday night.

(photo by Juliana Bernstein)

The weekend was definitely one for the books. With the cabin themed stage decorations, to the Bunk House Bar, if you like to listen to house in a tree house Dirtybird Campout is the festival for you.

See you all next year
– DJ Crux

Dirtybird Campout
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