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The Growlers Concert review on 10/13

with Kirin J Callinan, Enjoy, & The Jack Moves by Lily Nauta The October 13th Beach Goth lineup was an eclectic medley of everything from avant-garde, psychedelic, funk, surf, and indie rock. Despite the wide range of styles covered throughout the…

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DJ Fizzi Pop Attends Toxic Summer 2018!

  • October 15, 2018
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If you wanted to transport into another dimension abundant of heavy dubstep, techno, psytrance, and many other eclectic electronic tunes of today...then you’d arrive at Toxic Summer. Held at The Midway in the heart of San Francisco, this event took…

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AJJ + Kimya Dawson at the Regent (LA)

  • September 3, 2018
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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…

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

  • August 28, 2018
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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…

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Surfing radio waves

Congrats to KZSC listener Phillip from Vallejo! Phillip was surfing the radio waves and heard about the opportunity to own an awesome surf board and support student-run community radio and dropped in for an epic ride. KZSC is grateful to the Santa Cruz Boardbuilders Guild on the Westside of Santa Cruz for supporting locally-grown radio. Phillip's new 9'2" long board was hand-shaped  by Jefferey Devine and glassed by the talented and dedicated craftsmen of the Guild. We're proud to have inspired this brilliant yellow board with black rails, sporting the KZSC logo—hand-crafted by surfers in Santa Cruz, California! Hey, did you see the surfboard they made for KZSC's Wiki Wiki Wednesday? What a work of art!
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NIKI’s Debut Project ZEPHYR Review by DJ iEHOA

NIKI has just recently entered the music scene, a 19-year-old R&B artist from Indonesia. I first discovered her with her singles, “See U Never” and “I LIKE YOU”. In 2018 she has finally released her debut project ZEPHYR under 88rising, which…

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Joey Bada$$ Concert Review 5/9/18

On May 9th, 2018, DJs RIZ AKA RSD / DJ DSPLN / DJ AWKCUARD / DJ FIZZI POP / DJ N$TY K attended the sold out Joey Bada$$ show at The Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Each DJ gives their…

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Johnny Maxwell INTERVIEW w/ RIZ AKA RSD 4.17.18

  • April 17, 2018
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Johnny Maxwell stops by 88.1FM KZSC Santa Cruz College Radio for an exclusive interview with DJ RIZ AKA RSD on 4.17.18. In this interview, the two talk about: his debut EP, X Factor, National Television, remixes, secrets behind his name,…

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COLUMN: Pussy Riot Invites Santa Cruz to Protest… and Santa Cruz Fails to Show Up

  • April 12, 2018
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UPDATE 12 April 2018, 11:20 am: This article was substantially updated with new reporting and additional analysis. When Pussy Riot, Russia’s premiere feminist art collective known for its rotating and balaclava-clad cast of political performers, announced a gig in Santa Cruz, I bought a ticket and readied myself for something historic. Surrounding the evening was a hailstorm of misinformation regarding scheduled times for doors and music, and some late-comers, perhaps expecting an opening act, arrived at the venue as Pussy Riot left the stage, missing the performance completely. Pussy Riot failed to meet our expectations, varied as they were, but as I peeled back the layers of my disappointment, what I found was not a laundry list of injustices committed by an artist I did not know well, but Santa Cruz, my city and my home.
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DJ Fizzi Pop Attends SCMF 2018

  • April 3, 2018
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Written by Sarah Woolley, a.k.a DJ Fizzi Pop From March 10-11, 2018, Downtown Santa Cruz experienced the whirlwind that is Santa Cruz Music Festival, featuring 200+ artists of musical and visual talent. A unique part about this festival is that…

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