The Pleasure Routine’s new album, “Sugar Mountain” to be released July 1st

Psychedelic rock is a crowded field these days, and among all the reverb and vintage keyboards, it can be difficult to find music that extends beyond pastiche. On their new LP, Sugar Mountain, The Pleasure Routine use the old school tones and equipment to create their own unique sound. The album’s nine tracks range from […]

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Wakin on a Pretty Day with Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile is almost a little too “hip” to be extremely outgoing during a performance, but that’s why we love him, right? To quote one of my new friends from Alabama whom I met at Bonnaroo Music Festival, “Kurt seemed more jazzed at the Ween show than during his own performance”. (Ween is an alternative […]

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Looking Forward to Enchanted Forested in NorCal

Shpongle, PANTyRAiD, The Polish Ambassador, Ayla Nereo and Hamsa Lila Among Headliners for Enchanted Forest Gathering 2016 KZSC, Santa Cruz is excited to be part of the sixth annual installment of Enchanted Forest Gathering. The Gathering celebrates music, yoga, flow-arts and conscious movement festival, has just announced its amazing music lineup. Taking place July 22-24, 2016 in Laytonville, […]

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Ready for the Heat at Bonnaroo Music Festival?

I’m getting ready to take on the beating sun in Tennessee. The Bonnaroo Music Festival is held annually at the Great Stage Park in Manchester, at the historic location of “The Farm”, about an hour South East of Nashville. I am excited to represent KZSC at a large-scale event such as this one, and I hope you can follow my check-ins during the weekend! Tame Impala, LCD Soundsystem, J.Cole, The Internet, and many others.

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Minnesota Interview

This Memorial Day weekend marked Lightning in a Bottle’s third year at the San Antonio Recreation Area. Closing off LIB’s Thunder Stage Saturday night were locally based producers Minnesota and G Jones. We got a chance to catch the Santa Cruz brewed producer Christian Bauhofer, who is Minnesota, earlier that day before his set Saturday night. […]