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Loud Rock Charts: 9/4

I just moved in to my new dorm yesterday here at UCSC. I'm living all by lonesome, and since I've moved in early the entire building is empty. That on top of the fact that I've been playing Slender and…

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YelaWolf at the Catalyst

Coming across YelaWolf was a complete coincidence. I like rap as much as the next Justin Bieber tween-fan  but I don't proactively go out of my way to search for up and coming artists, I usually just stick to the…

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An Electric Pow Wow (free download!)

Take some dubstep-influenced beats, overlay them with Native American tribal vocals, and you get Pow Wow step, the genre A Tribe Called Red uses to describe their debut self-titled album. Hailing from Canada, the Native American DJ crew combines the…

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August’s Programmer of the Month

August's featured programmer is Dj Panda McFloo with the program The Kids "Are Not" That Revolting. Described as music for those who are cute and cuddly, but mildly cranky, music for the geeks that are far too weird, rebellious on…

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The Soft Moon’s Sophomore LP

San Francisco band The Soft Moon will be releasing their second LP, Zeros, on October 30th. Tour dates are set, and they'll be hitting da bay - December 14th at Oakland's New Parish, and December 15th in San Francisco at…

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Upcoming Shows At The Catalyst

Summer is the perfect time to put on your dancing shoes and go see your favorite artists performing live. The Catalyst always hosts a great collection of bands, and this season is no different. Here are some of the upcoming…

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Loud Rock Charts: 8/27

Some exciting news for our friends over at Criminal Records: the fine ladies in "basement rock" band The Kut have been chosen to play in Olympic Park on August 30th as part of the Paralympics festivities. It's always awesome to…

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Do It Yrself Beck Album

Remember Beck's "The Information?" The album that provided stickers so you could create your own cover? Well Beck is back and taking it one step further, with his new album featuring 20 songs of sheet music - and it's up…

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Wiggin’ Out: The Endless Cycle

As you probably are aware, the Olympics just happened in London. All eyes were on the British athletes, who wanted to demonstrate their abilities on their home turf. As a cycling fan, I was most interested in the road race…

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The Woodstock of Jazz: MJF55

You don't want to miss this concert. Ever. It's not just a concert, it's a weekend of concerts. A full weekend of the world's finest jazz artists performing at the Monterrey Jazz Festival including: Trombone Shorty, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Jack DeJohnette,…

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Loud Rock Charts: 8/21

Our thoughts here at KZSC go out to both Baroness and Periphery. We hope for a quick recovery for Baroness, and that everything is okay for Periphery and their family. You will be sorely missed on the rest of the…

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channel ORANGE

Frank Ocean, a member of Odd Future (OFWGKTA) recently released his second album, channel Orange, on July 10. His first album was quite successful, and I look forward to seeing where this album leads him.  Along with his new album…

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Loud Rock Charts: 8/14

Is it just me, or is it getting HOT AS BALLS? (Cue Nelly) Summer is getting fairly close to ending, so it should not be getting this damn hot. Speaking of hotness, my interview with The Contortionist's lead singer is up…

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New Rock In August

August means getting ready to start another year of academics at our fine University. It's been a wild summer at The Great 88 with stacks of knockout new releases hitting the airwaves. Right now, Nashville's favorite bros Jeff the Brotherhood…

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Outside Lands Fest

It's easy to forget how good we have it here in Santa Cruz. There's the obvious: beaches, redwoods, meadows, radio (duh)... but there's also our prime location. Santa Cruz is exactly 73.4 miles from San Francisco, home to the 2012 Outside Lands Music…

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Aesop Rock’s New One

Any Aesop Rock fans will be happy to hear that he has recently dropped a new album, Skelethon. This is the San Francisco-based rapper and producer's sixth studio album and first self-produced project. Skelethon contains a multitude of playful and…

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Loud Rock Charts: 8/6

Can you believe its August already? I can't. I still feel like it's June. Pretty soon, us UCSC students have to go back to the grind that is school. I am not looking forward to upper division math homework. It's…

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