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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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Giving Day 2018: February 28th

  • February 26, 2018
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This Wednesday, February 28th, KZSC is participating in UCSCs annual giving day! Giving Day is a 24 hour online donation drive including many on campus clubs, organizations, and programs. Each participant promotes their own projects, collecting donations throughout the 24…

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Review: Kero Kero Bonito – TOTEP (EP)

  • February 22, 2018
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Written by: Dustin Lennin Choto Departing from their established dancehall electro-pop sound, Kero Kero Bonito returns with TOTEP: a noise pop-rock EP on February 20, 2018. Whereas 2016’s Bonito Generation aimed to promote positivity through its slick production, infectiously peppy…

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West Fest 2018 Performer Application Is Open!

  • February 12, 2018
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Calling all musicians & performers! West Fest 2018 will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 4-6:30pm. The application for prospective performers is now open to the public. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14th. We hope you take…

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This Is Radio Clash: International Clash Day Feb 7, 2018

  • February 4, 2018
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Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash. On International Clash Day (Wed Feb 7, 2018), KZSC joins radio stations all around the world in highlighting the band’s activism and musical magic. KZSC has special programming all day on Wednesday February 7th.
  • Lani B will surpise a lot of listeners with how she's marking the day on Wiki Wiki Wednesday, 6 to 9 am.
  • Dr. T's Vinylorium is packed with rare Clash live recordings, demos, dubs and more, 9 to noon.
  • Artists on Art, at noon, will feature an interview with author and filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio, the director of Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World (2012). We'll also check in with the folks making International Clash Day happen in Kent, Ohio.
  • DJ Gata will re-constitute Suburban Relapse for a day, sharing her punk mixtape dedicated to The Clash, from 1 to 3 pm
  • Instrument Journal will focus on the guitar for a day, celebrating the musical meeting of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon and their post-Clash projects
  • Art O'Sullivan's The Golden Road has Bob Weir doing a Clash cover, and the Grateful Dead's take on "I Fought the Law," plus Clash rarities, Big Audio Dynamite, and many more surprises!
"Living In The '80s" airs Saturdays 4-6pm on KZSC, Santa Cruz. Here is The Clash Day playlist from Feb 3rd.
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