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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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Darol Anger and The Furies, Sun Aug 19th

An all-star string extravaganza will be led by fiddler Darol Anger at Don Quixote's in Felton, CA on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 starting at 7pm. Darol has been pushing the envelope of modern American string music by combining elements of…

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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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Kate Bornstein in Santa Cruz!

Gender theorist and activist Kate Bornstein will be at Bookshop Santa Cruz to promote her new book, A Queer and Pleasant Danger: A Memoir. The book is described as "The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the…

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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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UC & The Olympics

Athletic competition is over at the 2012 Summer Olympics with the University of California well represented amongst the elite athletes in London.  A contingent of nearly 100 UC  affiliated student and alumni athletes, coaches, trainers, doctors and staff are proudly…

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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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