Jazz & Blues Update

Here’s the top 10 from this past week:

1 ERENA TERAKUBO Time For Love
2 SWEET BABY J’AI Straight To The Place
3 ADISON EVANS Hero
4 AVERY SHARPE Sharpe Meets Tharpe
5 CYRILLE AIMEE Let’s Get Lost
6 GLENN WHITE Quirk [EP]
7 GRACE KELLY Trying To Figure It Out
8 JASON MILES AND INGRID JENSEN Kind Of New
9 JENNY MAYBEE & NICK PHILLIPS Haiku (feat. Paul Eastburn)
10 PIXEL Golden Years

Check ’em out.

 

Animal_Collective_-_Painting_With

KZSC Show Reviews: Animal Collective

The legendary indie noise harmonious electronica rock band Animal Collective made a rare tour appearance at the Fox Theater in Oakland this past week to promote their latest album “Painting With“. The group, featuring Avey Tare, Panda Bear, and Geologist, have been making music with each other for years but came into popular acclaim after albums like Strawberry Jams and Merriweather Post Pavillion were released in the late 2000s. The group released their latest album last month after a three and a half years of anticipation. Songs like “Golden Girls” and “Floridada” off of “Painting With” quickly became favorites here at the station, so we were very excited to have the opportunity to be able to review a show of a long time favorite band of the station all the way back to “Spirit They’ve Gone, Spirit They’ve Vanished” in 2000.

Read more

brand

Dead Kennedys: KZSC Show Reviews

This past Saturday, the Catalyst was moshed to the point of near collapse because the Dead Kennedys rocked the house harder than any band at the Catalyst. With a combination of the pent-up energy exerting from the crowd and the stacked line-up to make any punk fan envious, including Reagan Youth, Anti Social, and the Defenders, I walked out the door of the Catalyst witnessing the best concert I’ve seen so far.

Read more

10517498_700327396669243_1212998325536040708_n

Hip-Hop Ticket Giveaways of the Week: Pell, Skizzy Mars & Pusha T

 

SKIZZY MARS

Skizzy Mars: 22-year old rapper from Harlem, NY whose 2015 EP

 “The Red Balloon Project” peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Rap Albums.

BAY AREA SHOW DATES:

Friday, March 4th- Catalyst (Santa Cruz) @ 8pm (16+) 

Sunday, March 6th Social Hall (San Francisco)@ 8pm (all ages) 

Find out Event Info Here:

http://www.catalystclub.com/event/955615-skizzy-mars-santa-cruz/

http://www.socialhallsf.com/events/detail/298071

PELL 

Pell: New Orleans-bred and Mississippi-based rapper & soul singer

whose 2015 album, Floating While Dreaming, put him on the map as the

“newest rapper to reinvent the NOLA sound”- Okayplayer.com

SHOW DATE:

Monday, March 7th- The Catalyst (Santa Cruz) @ 8pm (16+)

Find out Event Info Here: http://www.catalystclub.com/event/1031181-pell-santa-cruz/

PUSHA T

Pusha T:  Virginia-based rapper, signed with Kanye West’s GOOD MUSIC under Def Jam Recordings 

SHOW DATE:

March 8th The Regency Ballroom (San Francisco) @ 8pm (all ages) 

Find out Event Info Here: http://www.theregencyballroom.com/events/detail/303582

 

~~~Tune into KZSC Santa Cruz this week for your chance to win!~~~

 

 

 

WillieK-5

Hawaiian Music For Days

The month of March brings us the sounds of the Islands, beginning with Willie K. at Villa Montalvo in Saratoga this Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30 pm.  Willie Kahaiali’i sings just about every style of music; he can – and does – blister the blues, sing Hawaiian tunes, play ukulele and guitar sweetly and with a sinful sizzle.  This Hawaiian man brings us his culture –  and ours, as he plays with the spirit and virtuosity of the late Jimi Hendrix. Willie K. channels his rock and roll soul through to reggae, pop & soulful sounds. Whether it is traditional Hawaiian, operatic oratorio or a jazz standard, “Uncle” Willie K. has got it going on.

Willie K. performs at the historic Villa Montalvo in Saratoga Thursday, March 3rd. Bring a lil folding green for the parking fee and allow time to stroll through the Italianate garden and up the grand lawn before showtime at 7:30.

Listen in on Wiki Wiki Wednesday for some listener favorites by Willie K., and perhaps find your own special song;

 

 

 

LiB

Lightning In a Bottle Festival announces Temple of Consciousness presenters!

Now celebrating its eleventh year in production, Lightning in a Bottle Art and Music Festival, returns to San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA, Memorial Day Weekend (May 25-30, 2016) with music headliners including Chet Faker, Jamie XX, Cashmere Cat, Tokimonsta, Grimes, Four Tet and over 300 additional musicians and artists.

Read more