small talk: w/ adib sin (ep. 1)

I recently got to sit down with electronic dream-pop artist Adib Sin. We talk about his time working at a ramen shop, Miyazaki films, and our love for music featured in the Sonic the Hedgehog games. Check it out:

Louis The Child “Kids At Play” EP Review by Josh aka DJ iEHOA

Robert Hauldren and Frederic Kennett make up the duo Louis The Child. Based in Chicago, Louis The Child has been producing music that blends brings the sounds of  hip-hop into the electronic world. One of their most notable songs It’s Strange has been recognized all over the world by artists like Taylor Swift and has […]

On Assignment: Arctic Monkeys’ Tranquility Base Casino Tour with Paola

by Paola Barreto When I heard that the Arctic Monkeys were playing in San Francisco at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on October 22nd, I jumped at the chance to see the them live. I believe the last time they toured was four years ago in 2014. The Arctic Monkeys were one of the quintessential […]

this fire playlist I made of songs to turn up to. by Sarah

A new volunteer named Sarah asked me what she could do to help me out. I told her to make me a playlist for the blog. I didn’t know what to expect. But let me tell you about this playlist: it SLAPS. This hip hop playlist is called “this fire playlist I made of songs […]

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 show, each artist seemed to work collectively to conjure up an indisputably powerful energy. First […]

KZSC & (((folkYEAH!))) present Ty Segall at the Rio

KZSC and (((folkYEAH!))) Events Present Ty Segall at the Rio on Monday, October 22nd! Don’t miss out on this opportunity, ticket info can be found at

Ekali @ The Catalyst 10/14/18 Show Review by Josh aka DJ iEHOA

Nathan Shaw better known as Ekali took over the Catalyst on October 14. Ekali is a producer from Vancouver, Canada. He has produced tracks in various genres such as house, trap and future bass. Ekali has also collaborated with different artists such as Drake, Denzel Curry, and ZHU.   Ekali visits Santa Cruz on his […]

DJ Fizzi Pop Attends Toxic Summer 2018!

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 place September 21 and 22 with headliners featuring Noisia, Liquid Stranger, Dirt Monkey b2b Subtronics, […]

An Intro to Raveena Aurora.

by Paola Barreto Raveena Aurora’s voice is as smooth and slowly captivating as “Honey”, the title of her 2018 single. The 24 year old Sikh-American R&B singer has been gaining traction and is close to reaching one million listeners a month on Spotify. She even has a spot performing at Tyler the Creator’s music festival […]

KZSC Santa Cruz Radio DJs spin at the Annual UCSC Welcome Week Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Frolic 2018! *NSFW*

WATCH: KZSC Santa Cruz Radio DJs spin at the Annual UCSC Welcome Week Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Frolic 2018! *NSFW* DJ Brandon Berry | DJ Kaviar | DJ RIZZYSTAYDIZZY Directed By: Rizal Aliga & Kathy Hermosillo Shot By: Rizal Aliga | Kathy Hermosillo | Rocko Bauman Edited by: Rizal Aliga Setup: Rocko Bauman | Duncan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]

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 […]

DJ Fizzi Pop Interviews Boreta from The Glitch Mob!

by DJ Fizzi Pop You may have heard their other-wordly remix of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”, or their iconic collaboration with Daft Punk. You also may have heard their brand new album, “See Without Eyes” that breaks the boundaries of electronic music. Whatever you know about them, The Glitch Mob is a trio […]

DJ Hari’s Dead, a Playlist Inspired by Goth

Tuesday, May 22 marked World Goth Day, and although that was over two weeks ago, it’s all I could listen to for over two weeks. To many people “goth” may mean dark clothes and the Hot Topic at your local mall, but here at KZSC, goth means more than that. When we think of goth, […]

Be a Boy (Also a quick review of The Garden at the Catalyst)

By: Nicolas Amerkahnian *Parts of this article heavily blur the lines of satire and actual opinion Just murdered another yerba mate so it’s time for a blog post. The Garden performed at the Catalyst on May 23rd. The show went smoothly. They played the hits – Banana Peel, All Smiles, Call This # Now – […]