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Aug 3 event: Cynthia Connolly on punk in L.A. and D.C.

I was able to interview artist/author Cynthia Connolly before she speaks at Santa Cruz MAH, about her book Banned in DC. Cynthia talks about her experience in both the LA and Washington D.C. punk community; documenting what she felt the scene was really about and truly creative people in there. Check out the interview and listen as we discuss about race, gender, and art!
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RBC Bugzy interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.28.17

Since the Spring 2017 quarter has ended, I've been doing a number of interviews, trying to help put on these upcoming musicians, especially from the Bay Area. I interviewed Rubber Band Clan's finest (RBC) Bugzy from Richmond, California. Bugzy has…

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Highway To Irie double interview w/ Katchafire & Rebel Souljahz/Eli-Mac! by riz aka djrsd

Check it out! @rizzystaydizzy caught up with Logan and Jordan from the internationally known band Katchafire from New Zealand after their stop at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz on 4.16.17. Not only did I get to meet Katchafire but I caught up with the one and only Rebel Souljahz & Eli-Mac after their stop at The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz on 4.11.17.
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WREKMEISTER HARMONIES INTERVIEW 4/23/17

Two Sundays ago, on the 23rd of last month, I had the opportunity to interview Wrekmeister Harmonies at The Crepe Place before their set that night. Wrekmeister Harmonies is JR Robinson and Esther Shaw, an experimental project that mixes elements…

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Nef The Pharoah Interview & Concert Review

I caught Vallejo rapper, Nef The Pharoah last week during his Changuary Tour stop at the Catalyst. We talked about his extensive amount of vlogging done in high school, Nardwaur, and alcohols endorsed by other rap artists. Enjoy that and…

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Caleborate Interview & Concert Review

Wassup radio family, Last week I caught up with Berkeley rapper, Caleborate for a hefty interview before his headlining show in the Atrium. Rizal Aliga aka Mr. Hella Hyphy himself was also in attendance and wrote a solid concert review which…

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Minnesota Interview

This Memorial Day weekend marked Lightning in a Bottle's third year at the San Antonio Recreation Area. Closing off LIB's Thunder Stage Saturday night were locally based producers Minnesota and G Jones. We got a chance to catch the Santa…

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Nick Bassett of Nothing – KZSC Interviews

Here at KZSC, we were fortunate enough to interview Nick Bassett. Nick plays the bass for the band Nothing, which has their second album, “Tired of Tomorrow”, out today on Relapse Records. In this interview between Nick Bassett and KZSC DJ Brand X, they talk about the band’s latest album, the band’s sound and their upcoming US tour with Wrong and Culture Abuse.

Brand X: So I’m here with Nick Bassett from Nothing and they have a new album out now called “Tired of Tomorrow” and I’m really excited for this album. I’ve been a big fan since “Downward Years to Come” and saw them live twice in two different states. I’m really excited to see them again play Slim’s SF and pick up a copy of this album. Welcome, Nick, to KZSC!

Nick Bassett: Thanks for having me.

BX: So one thing I’m noticing with “Tired of Tomorrow” right off the bat is that there’s a lot more room for the music to breathe. It’s not as dense as your previous album, “Guilty of Everything” and I’m wondering if that was a conscious decision while recording this record?

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Show Review: Luke Sweeney @ SXSW 2016

SXSW was filled with some great bands this year, one of them being Luke Sweeney from San Francisco, who played the inside stage of Cheer Up Charlie’s, a colorful venue that serves fancy cocktails and kombucha on tap. Luke Sweeney…

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KZSC Presents Surfer Blood & Cayucas

The Catalyst Atrium | January 13, 2016 About a month ago, KZSC teamed up with the Catalyst to present indie hotshots Surfer Blood in The Atrium. Attendance was high for a weeknight and the audience's energy was palpable. The sound of…

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