NEF THE PHARAOH x OMB PEEZY Talk Tour, Double Album, Smokin Responsibly, Cherish OGs, Sway & Collabs

NEF THE PHARAOH x OMB PEEZY Talk Tour, Double Album, Smokin Responsibly, Cherish OGs, Sway & Collabs with our Hip-Hop Director DJ RIZZYSTAYDIZZY! Recorded on September 22nd, 2018 @ The Catalyst. Check it out below. 

SPECIAL THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING: Kenn – Active Management | Erin – Audible Treats | The Catalyst Club

*Please note that there have been other interviews of Nef The Pharaoh & OMB Peezy. Questions asked here are done from the close research of what has been asked & has not been asked.

OMB PEEZY – Doin’ Bad (ft. YoungBoy Never Broke Again)

NEF THE PHARAOH – Bling Blaow (ft. Slimmy B)

 Stream their Albums below:

NEF – THE BIG CHANG THEORY

OMB PEEZY – LOYALTY OVER LOVE

 

ADDITIONAL WARNING:

ANY PROPS USED IN THIS VIDEO THAT SHOW RESEMBLANCE TO ANY ILLEGAL MATERIALS ARE MERELY PROPS & SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME

Herb Alpert and Lani Hall on KZSC!

Listen to LC’s interview with Herb Alpert and Lani Hall!

Alpert is the co-founder of A&M Records, an iconic trumpeter, a composer, a sculptor, painter and philanthropist. He has won nine Grammys and is the only artist to hit No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 pop chart as both a vocalist and an instrumentalist.

Alpert and his wife, Lani Hall — a Grammy-winning singer and composer in her own right, who was the lead singer of Brasil ’66 from 1966 until 1971 — are on tour with their latest project, “Music Volume 3 – Herb Alpert Reimagines the Tijuana Brass”.

HERB AND LANI ALPERT, 2013

AJJ + Kimya Dawson at the Regent (LA)

by Lily Nauta

From the ragers in the mosh pit to those nodding and swaying on the outskirts, or those like me, in the front row– braving the ripple effect of the pit, melodramatically screaming each lyric in visceral passion AJJ, Kimya Dawson, and Shellshag formed a perfect arrangement that turned a crowd of hundreds into a single unit.

Shellshag

The audience received their initial induction of octane with Brooklyn’s Shellshag. The duo combines Jen Shag’s explosive standup drumming skills and homemade boots– fully equipped with sleigh bells along with the comfort of John Shell’s jangly guitar riffs and familiar voice that echoes to rock n’ roll classics. Shellshag seemed to conjure the audience’s attention in their tribal-esque rhythm and unfiltered emotion. The pair especially enthralled the crowd when they broke from their face to face performance and stacked their instruments on top of one another to signify their power as a group.

With the audience’s eardrums reverberating with the undeniable energy, nostalgia, and sense of loss evoked by Shellshag, Kimya Dawson set in.

Between the levity of her slapstick quips, the gentle nostalgia of her lullaby-esque symphonies, and borderless themes, Kimya not only harnessed the audience’s attention– but paralyzed them under the subtle alchemy of her warbling vibrato. With the dichotomies she merged and the incomparable atmosphere she curated, Kimya lulled the audience through her journey of love, heartbreak, injustice, and empowerment that tempered the audience into a teary-eyed, yet strangely invigorated melancholia. It’s almost certain that (not only I) but the rest of the audience had one of her most captivating mantras resonating in their mind for the remainder of the night: “Hands up don’t shoot I can’t breathe, black lives matter no justice no peace, I know that we can overcome because I had a dream”.

Kimya

With the audience released from the clutches of Kimya’s timid vocals and empowering ethos, the Regent was buzzing as if having emerged from a trance. The crowd’s energy met its peak when AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad) transcended the audience into its final cathartic outburst. The haunting cello, keys, and drums shivered the audience’s vertebrae, while the acoustic intimacy of the band’s classics (such as “Brave as a Noun” from the group’s first album) gave room for the listeners to lash out while screaming the raw emotions being evoked. The group primarily performed songs released after the band’s name change (which also marked the band’s stylistic shift), their setlist stood as a rejection against the mass-produced culture and cliched emotions the band perceives– not only in others, but in themselves. AJJ harnessed the nihilistic misanthropy, self-criticism, and idealism they portray on record and engulfed the audience into their reality.

Between the classic punk rock energy of Shellshag, shivering weight and (somehow simultaneously) buoyant levity of Kimya Dawson, and the nonlinear cynicism of AJJ, the show’s lineup and arrangement formed a unit with the audience. Despite their stylistic differences, each performer had one major similarity that they brought forth and shared with the audience– we had all stared into the abyss and had now been swallowed and were collectively screaming from the bottom.

Sean from AJJ

Sat 9/1: Vinyl Swap Meet at Verve Coffee Roasters in Seabright

 

Load up on vinyl records at the 6th Annual Verve Coffee Record Swap on Saturday, September 1st! Co-promoted by KZSC and Metavinyl

Join KZSC and other local music vendors and discover new music and old favorites—all on glorious vinyl!

The record swap starts at 9 am at Verve Coffee’s Roastery and coffee bar at 104 Bronson Street, in Seabright – a few doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym.

KZSC will be there till 4pm and there will be food trucks, live music, and a local yard sale going on, too!

Admission and neighborhood parking are both free

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DJ Hari’s All-American Playlist

by DJ Hari

Ah, the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, to the great U.S. of A. Do we have a complicated relationship? Yes, yes we do. How can I possibly express this plethora of emotions I get when I think of you? Why, through a playlist of All-American songs from across genres, of course. So here’s my mix to you, the  place I’ve called home my entire life, and the place I’m constantly learning more about each day I live here through songs from the likes of Bob Dylan, Outkast, and Mitski.

RIYL: Freedom, Road Trips, Eagles

Rhylli Concert Review 6.18.2018 by Melcriada

On Monday June 19, 2018, I attended a local show at the Humanist Hall in Oakland near Broadway to kick off the summer.

Before entering Humanist Hall, they told us that partial proceeds would be going to survivors of the volcano eruption in Guatemala. The show started around 7pm, so before the show started the bands were all running around, geting ready, and talking to the crowd.

One of Oakland’s finest hardcore bands, Khilis began the set with songs from their demo they released earlier this September. Kimia, the lead singer of Khilis, commanded that mic and the crowd with her powerful lyrics and aggressive dance moves. After their first song, Kimia wanted to pump up the crowd and asked us to come in closer as they dealt with some of their technical difficulties. Once the crowd got more comfortable, Kimia and Amanda started to jump around and play with the crowd. The dynamics and the build up between Amanda, Austin, and Ryan when they performed Namak was electrifying and had people amped up. Once they ended their set, we calmed down and went to get hydrated for the next bands. In between, they blasted cumbias, rap, and some hip hop to keep the crowd light-hearted and fun.

Up next was another amazing band from Oakland, Provoke. Most of the crowd started to rush in from the garden to get as close as possible. The lead singer of Provoke, Jenny, seemed grateful to be there and ready to deliver a great show. Provoke performed songs from their recently released cassette Fragment and 6 Songs, which came out in 2016. We were also lucky enough to hear new music that Provoke has been working on and planning on releasing later this year. As Jenny belted out her heavy lyrics from Full Heart to Our Mothers Cry, the croud got riled up and ready to jump around her. A pretty memorable set and band despite being right in the middle of the lineup.

The last band from the west coast, straight out of Southern California, Initiate. Although, not much activity on their Bandcamp, Initiate has been touring around the west coast performing music from the demos that were released in 2016 and 2017. At this point, Humanist Hall was overcrowded the bands that played previously were standing on tables to support on another and everyone standing was jumping around. The lead singer was incredibly raw and she was ready to tear into crowd. To what I remember, she was encouraging the crowd to mosh and dance around.

They were the best band to set the crowd up for the headliner Krimewatch, coming all the way from New York ready to perform their debut album that was just released this April. Rhylli, the lead singer, was ready to shove her crowd. For her opening song, she had her back to the crowd and she let out her first few word she started to push into the crowd. The band performed their newer stuff such as Paranoia, Machismo, Coward, and You Lose, which sent the crowd wild, to the point where someone dropped their phone in the pit and Rhylli helped them find parts of it on the floor. The set was just as long as the previous bands, but everybody wanted Krimewatch to perform one more song because the energy they projected was just so addictive. After their encore, the bands sticked around a little longer to sell their merch and talk to the fans. Overall line up showed me personally that hardcore still has a place in the west coast and that their are bands we should keep our eyes out for.

All these bands can be found on Bandcamp. Khilis also has a few more shows coming up in the bay area. Provoke also a show coming up on July 7th with Cremalleras. Krimewatch and Initiate still has a few more shows in California.

-melcriada

Photos by Michael Thorn from Razor Blades and Aspirin photozine and link to their Instagram https://www.instagram.com/razorbladesandaspirin/

  • Krimewatch
  • Initiate
  • Kimia from Khiis
  • Jenny from Provoke