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KZSC Interviews: Jorma Kaukonen

On October 30th, Carol from KZSC’s  Test of Time spoke with Jorma Kaukonen, the legendary guitarist, singer-songwriter and founding member of Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna.

It’s the 50 year anniversary of Jefferson Airplane’s formation, and Kaukonen spoke about how he helped developed their distinctive psychedelic sound. Other topics include meeting Janis Joplin, a new composition with Woody Guthrie and memories of the Sticky Wicket in Santa Cruz.

Jorma will be performing two solo acoustic shows at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center on Sunday Nov. 8.

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Fonzie Interviews IamSu!

Fonzie caught up with IamSu! to discuss his upcoming shows at the Catalyst, his newest mixtape Eyes on Me, and new music he’s been listening to.

IamSu! will be performing at the Catalyst with Rome Fortune, Dave Steezy, and Show Banga on April 3 and 4. Make sure to buy your tickets soon!

You can catch Fonzie on the Fonzie Scheme every Monday night from 10PM – 12AM.

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KZSC Interviews: The Frights

KZSC is getting up and active on YouTube and social media again. Next, DJ Buzzkill of “The Other 90s” interviews  The Frights, a surf-punk band from San Diego. They played the Crepe Place on March 6th, 2015. The interview covers the recent line-up change, the upcoming album, and the band’s love for Sugar Ray!

Interview and concert footage photographed and edited by Brandon Oleksy.

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Fonzie Interviews The Grouch

Fonzie caught up with the Grouch to talk about his upcoming show at the Catalyst, his performance in Los Angeles at Camp Flog Gnaw a few weeks ago, and his latest triple-album with Eligh, The Tortoise and The Crow.

Be sure to attend the How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour with the GrouchEligh, Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities, and DJ Fresh coming to the Catalyst on December 4!

You can listen to The Fonzie Scheme every Monday night, 10PM – 12AM!

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Simrit Kaur at the Pacific Cultural Center

simrit-love-crop1Harvest of the fruits of a new fall here at KZSC. World is starting off the quarter with an interview of artist Simrit Kaur!

Simrit , with her unique touch to devotional chant music, will be performing at the Santa Cruz Pacific Cultural Center on Friday, October 24th at 7:30pm. She also has a new album out soon! This album features a song with lead singer of the Go-Gos, Belinda Carlisle.

You can hear Simrit speak on music and her new album on Cross Stitch this Monday, at it’s new time slot, noon to 2pm.

Here is the song Mul Mantra, from her new album Simrit , so you can have a listen!

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Groundation’s Harrison Stafford interviewed by DJ Tiffany

Professor Harrison Stafford, the leader of Groundation, was speeding across the California desert when he connected with KZSC’s DJ Tiffany on “Joy in the Morning.”

He lays down a history and culture of reggae music and discusses his documentary called “Holding on to Jah.” He also talks about Groundation and their upcoming new album and concert in Santa Cruz on Friday Aug 29th at the Catalyst, with J Boog.