Sat June 3: Verve Coffee’s 5th Annual Record Swap

Has it been 5 years already?  Verve Coffee and Metavinyl are teaming up for the 5th Annual Record Swap & Block Party in Seabright on Saturday, June 3rd!

KZSC music tote bag

Fill up your KZSC tote bag with music! (suggested serving).   NOTE: The tote bag design pictured is out of print. We’ll have this one for you instead. 

Come spend the day discovering new music and old favorites with other highly-caffeinated music enthusiasts! The record swap-meet starts at 8 am at Verve Coffee’s Roastery and coffee bar, in Seabright104 Bronson St, a couple of doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym. KZSC will be there till 4 pm, alongside other local music vendors like Metavinyl and Bluebeat Music. Sift through thousands of records, enjoy a wide variety of food trucks, and groove to the live music, too!

KZSC is selling an eclectic mix of LPs for only a dollar in most cases. We’ve also got a special–if you buy one of our Velvet Underground-inspired Banana Slug tote bags, you can fill it up with LPs for free! Show your fine taste in local, live radio and bring home a nice addition to your LP collection. See you there!


KZSC Ultimate Music Sale Coming!

Start saving your lunch money and mark Saturday, November 23rd as your date with KZSC’s Annual Ultimate Music Sale. Thousands of LPs, CDs and assorted music memorabilia items will be available from dozens of different vendors. And by popular demand, KZSC brings back our 25-cent music table. You read correct: CDs and vinyl for just a quarter each. Admission and parking are FEE; this is a fundraiser for KZSC and a lot of fun. Come early for best selection. Doors open at 10 AM.

Limited space is still available if you are interested in renting a seller’s table. Email Charlie at for details. Music sale updates and more info will be posted on Instagram, Facebook and right here.

Time To Get Savage

The brutal truth is this: there’s a lot of stuff in your life that needs to get moved out the door and down the road and KZSC is no exception. We have a fantastic music collection that has grown (or groan!) over four decades. But this also means that there are quite a few records that are warped, cracked, chipped, badly scratched or just plain worn out. My mission is to go through our library album by album and send the broken ones to vinyl heaven. They’ve been hiding in the shadows long enough and with shelf space at a premium I have to pull them all. So keep your eyes open at our Annual Music Sale coming in November…we promise an exceptional amount of vinyl for sale cheap. Plus you may come across some cool album covers-even if the LP is a little worse for wear.

Record Store Day April 20

Everybody’s celebrating Record Store Day, a chance to partake in the time-honored tradition of pawing through bins with fellow music lovers and finding a treasure or three to add to your collection. It started years ago as a campaign to raise awareness about the plight of independent record shops, however Record Store Day is now an international holiday for music fans. Many labels and artists come out with one-of-a-kind items just for the event. In Santa Cruz, you can visit Streetlight Records to experience live music and special items. To find out more about the festivities in your area, go to RECORD STORE DAY.