The little radio station in the woods that you know and love opened our roadside Pledge Drive Store during October and loaded it with music and DVDs, right next to our KZSC Brand Factory Outlet. Inside both locations you’ll find cool stuff for yourself or others PLUS all funds from purchases and donations go toward our operating costs for the next six months. Every once and a while we find a stray field mouse inside our roadside joint. Keep him company by sending your computer mouse running into the DONATE page today.
One of KZSC’s favorite Oakland four piece bands, Shannon & The Clams, have just released Dreams in the Rat House. We haven’t heard anything from them since the Gremlin Crawl 7″ so this is a HUGE DEAL. Best of all: the album was recorded in the Santa Cruz mountains. All you Clams fans out there should be freaking out. If you saw Shannon and the Clams at the New Parish last weekend you know that they are as high energy and sassy as ever. You can buy Dreams in the Rat House now online, I know I will be picking up a copy.
Here’s a little taste with their song Rip Van Winkle.
Ceremony is a hardcore punk band from Rohnert Park. They have been recording with Madator Records for a few years now and their latest release, “Zoo,” came out last year. Ceremony is set to play the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz. If their show there earlier this year is an indicator, it’s bound to be another fun time! Plus you’ll see plenty of KZSC folks down there. Ceremony is performing with Soft Moon and Total Control as openers. They’ll be appearing in the Catalyst Atrium Friday, June 7th. Showtime is 8:30 pm.
Here’s a video of them playing at Gilman, just to get you pumped:
Like me, you’re most likely disappointed that you didn’t get your ticket to see Beck at the Rio tomorrow night (and if you’re not you’re one lucky ticket holder). I’m sure you planned on laying in bed numbly, wondering how you could be so foolish as to not buy a ticket immediately (at least that’s what I had planned originally), but I’ve come up with a list of alternatives so you won’te have to spend your Saturday night eating a tub of ice cream alone and thinking about if black magic can truly materialize a ticket stub.
1. Go on a long walk and reflect on what your life has really meant up to this point. Questions you could ask yourself could be: Why did I not buy that Beck ticket? Was Pluto ever truly a planet? How many licks DOES it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? etc.
2. Listen to every album in the Beck discography and visualize what seeing that live would be like. Now this might require a fog machine and some mood lighting to truly achieve the desired effect.
3. Maybe the best choice is to get out of your funk and go and see Hunx & His Punx, Shannon and the Clams, Fuzz, Peach Kelli Pop, and Twin Steps tonight in Oakland!
I’ve been to the New Parish before and let me tell you it is one fun establishment. In a world where musicians have become about as unapproachable as proposing to Ryan Gosling for marriage it’s refreshing to have a venue with intimacy. Literally no view is a bad view and there’s a balcony for a nice overhead view if that’s more your style. Plus Hunx and Shannon are both such great performers that the journey will be worth it (They’re Oakland natives too so they always put out something a little special when back home). Whatever you end up doing just tell yourself it’s as good a seeing Beck, if not better, that’s my plan at least and remember that KZSC does offer some sweet weekend programing to get you out of your Beck induced crying episode.
Unlike Tupac, the odds of seeing a holographic Jim Morrison are slim. But modern technology has produced the official Doors App, promising “to bring The Doors’ story to life” by delving deep into every aspect of their career. Materials used are from the band’s archive and dozens of other sources including over 40 short form videos and all 6 music videos The Doors made. Of course there’s tons of music, lyrics, posters, essays and even a chance to “drive” Jim Morrison’s Shelby GT 500 Mustang. Want to find out what really happened at that infamous Miami concert? Check out The Doors App.
The little radio station in the woods that you know and love opened our roadside Pledge Drive Store during March and loaded it with all kinds of music, DVDs, KZSC brand clothing and other goodies to choose from. Not only can you find cool stuff for yourself or others, but you’ll glad to know that all funds from purchases and donations go toward our operating costs for the next six months. Every once and a while we find a stray field mouse inside our roadside joint. Keep him company by sending your computer mouse running into the KZSC Pledge Drive Store today.