Trio Balkan Strings, Santa Cruz House Concert Thurs May 25th

Trio Balkan Strings will be appearing at a house concert in downtown Santa Cruz at 7:30pm on Thursday, May 25th, 2017. They’re a virtuosic guitar trio from Belgrade, Serbia who perform a unique fusion of Balkan music, crossing various genres with elements of swing, jazz and world music. Zoran Starcevic and his two sons, Nikola and Zeljko play original compositions with great energy, with music based in Serbian, Gypsy, Macedonian, Romanian, Moldavian, Bulgarian, Hungarian, Mediterranean, Greek and Asian roots. All members of the band have been classically trained, but exude an affection for rock, blues, pop and jazz, particularly the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grapelli. To experience their dynamic music in an intimate, up close, acoustic setting, contact Concerts@InstantHarmony.com for reservations and directions. KZSC features World Music on “Heat Wave” Mondays, 9-11am, “Unfiltered Camels” Mondays 4-6pm, and “From the Heart” Thursdays, 4-6pm.

Molly Tuttle Band, Wed May 10th

Molly Tuttle grew up playing bluegrass with her family members in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is now an award-winning songwriter (first place in the Chris Austin Songwriting Competition at Merlefest) and virtuoso multi-instrumentalist. Molly has been gaining broader recognition after radio appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion” and concert sets at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival. She’s touring now with a band of super pickers, including mandolinist Joe K. Walsh, previewing work from her soon to be released first solo EP “Rise.” Molly’s band will be performing at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA on Wed, May 10th, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tune in to hear bluegrass and country music on KZSC on Sundays, 12-2pm on “Backroads” and Fridays, 6-9 am on “Bushwackers Breakfast Club.”

Kevin Burke, Solo House Concert, Fri May 5, Soquel, CA

Kevin Burke, traditional style Irish fiddler, will be performing in an intimate house concert in Soquel, CA on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 7:30pm. Kevin was the fiddler of the acclaimed Bothy Band, teaming with the late and legendary guitarist and vocalist Micheal O’Domhnaill for many years, and more recently recording and touring with guitarist Cal Scott, and the extraordinary Celtic Fiddle Festival band, drawing from Irish, Quebecois, and Breton roots music. Kevin has a very wry sense of humor, and his concerts always feature his amusing stories and jokes interspersed between his masterful presentation of extended medleys of tunes, both original and traditional. Information to make reservations and receive directions to the concert are at the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay‘s website, the non-profit organization sponsoring the event. Tune in to hear Celtic music on KZSC every Sunday morning on “Whimsical Will O’ Wisps” (6-9am), and Sunday afternoons on “Backroads” (noon-2pm).

RPM’s June Festival: EDC

RPM is hyped for Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas this June…

Here at KZSC we represent every genre of music and talk imaginable. This year’s Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) brings together some of the biggest and best names in electronic music and represents the various styles that electronic encompasses. And this year, the 21st annual festival’s message is “All Are Welcome Here,” a statement that we at KZSC strongly believe in.

EDC is one of North America’s largest dance music festivals. The festival begins during the second week in June in the venues and nightclubs of Las Vegas and concludes at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. The final event is an audiovisual experience in the desert June 16 to the 18th. Feel the energy and excitement build in the official EDC Las Vegas 2017 Announcement Video, here.

The lineup was revealed today 4/27 at 6:30pm, so stay tuned for some lineup artwork!

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Wobbleland Round 3

For the last three years, I have been honored to attend one of San Jose’s biggest bass festivals of the year Wobbleland. Every year Vital Events brings us bigger surprises and this year was no different. The bass festival extended this year to take over three days during President’s Day Weekend. The excitement started on Friday with KRANE and Alexander Lewis, Rezz, Ekali, and Snails. The whole weekend sold out, but as always there was plenty of room to dance at the City National Civic.

Saturday’s highlights included Zomboy and PARTY FAVOR and Sunday’s best included dubstep-heavy Dastik and JOYRIDE. The friendlyness of the crowd and the ease of getting water only tops off how much effort Vital puts into putting on this event.

Here are some day one recaps, including my personal favorite the dark bass-heavy DJ Rezz.

Rezz

KRANE b2b Alexander Lewis

For more information on bass boosting events visit vitalpresents and for Wobbleland recaps and information use the links below!

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KZSC at the Santa Cruz Music Festival

Over President’s weekend, 10 KZSC staff members took to the streets of downtown Santa Cruz to interview and document the musical festival for our listeners. Throughout the day, we aired interviews and updates for those of you who could not make it down to the event. We at KZSC are very thankful to have had the opportunity to partner with SCMF and play a role in supporting our local artists.

The festival included over 250 artists, a majority of which were local to Santa Cruz! The whole event was very well done and brought so many people to downtown and to local businesses. The best part of the festival was that over half of the venues participating in the event were free and open to the public. We got a chance to chat with Half Stack, the Devil Sliders, Partywave, SO$AY, CVRSE, The Coffis Brothers, Alwa Gordon, The M Machine, Louis the Child and Zion I over the weekend. Then the KZSC crew got to enjoy the music around us at all the venues and many restaurants downtown! My personal favorite act was seeing the M Machine DJ Motiv on Sunday night.

We hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and we are looking forward to next year!

The Coffis Borthers at The Catalyst Main Stage

The Defenders at The Poet and Patriot

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