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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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The 50th Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival

You only have less than 5 days to catch some of the "here and now" of contemporary works for Orchestra! The 50th Cabrillo Contemporary Music Festival is here again in Downtown Santa Cruz. Taking place through this upcoming Sunday August…

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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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Smile Jamaica

August 6th is when Jamaica commemorates their independence as a nation. With a total population of less than 3 million, the tiny island country has provided the world with a disproportionate number influential athletes, artists and music. Ska and reggae…

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A Midsummer Radio Dream

Here on the campus of UCSC, Shakespeare Santa Cruz still has a bit more than three weeks left for this marvelous festival before things wrap up on August 26th, & we here at KZSC still have a full 2 months…

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Ban College Football?

I recently heard a podcast on NPR's Intelligence Squared regarding a ban on college football. I often overhear new students of UCSC talking about how they wish the university had a football team. I found it strange to hear it so…

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Loud Rock Charts: 7/31

Apologies to the one or two people looking forward to the charts every week. I was out of town, and just got back. I arrive, however, with an interview with The Contortionist's lead singer Jonathan Carpenter. Look forward to it…

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KZSC Jazz Charts

What a summer for jazz, non stop incoming new music! It's a good thing. Thanks to volunteer and future DJ Jamfrazi for helping the jazz department while your humble director is away. We will hit the ground running in September.…

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