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DJ Hari’s All-American Playlist

by DJ Hari Ah, the Fourth of July. Happy Birthday, to the great U.S. of A. Do we have a complicated relationship? Yes, yes we do. How can I possibly express this plethora of emotions I get when I think of you? Why, through a playlist of All-American songs from across genres, of course. So […]

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Rhylli Concert Review 6.18.2018 by Melcriada

On Monday June 19, 2018, I attended a local show at the Humanist Hall in Oakland near Broadway to kick off the summer. Before entering Humanist Hall, they told us that partial proceeds would be going to survivors of the volcano eruption in Guatemala. The show started around 7pm, so before the show started the […]

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DJ Fizzi Pop Interviews Boreta from The Glitch Mob!

by DJ Fizzi Pop You may have heard their other-wordly remix of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”, or their iconic collaboration with Daft Punk. You also may have heard their brand new album, “See Without Eyes” that breaks the boundaries of electronic music. Whatever you know about them, The Glitch Mob is a trio […]

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DJ Hari’s Dead, a Playlist Inspired by Goth

Tuesday, May 22 marked World Goth Day, and although that was over two weeks ago, it’s all I could listen to for over two weeks. To many people “goth” may mean dark clothes and the Hot Topic at your local mall, but here at KZSC, goth means more than that. When we think of goth, […]

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Be a Boy (Also a quick review of The Garden at the Catalyst)

By: Nicolas Amerkahnian *Parts of this article heavily blur the lines of satire and actual opinion Just murdered another yerba mate so it’s time for a blog post. The Garden performed at the Catalyst on May 23rd. The show went smoothly. They played the hits – Banana Peel, All Smiles, Call This # Now – […]

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DJ Fizzi Pop Attends LIB!

BY: DJ Fizzi Pop The sun was setting, the floats were floating, and the musical vibrations from the loud stages were pumping through our bodies. Not a single face in sight had a frown on their face, and pure bliss was in the air. This is my experience of Lighting in a Bottle 2018. Being […]

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A ‘Pretty Hate Machine’ Retrospective

Listener’s discretion is advised. Recently I was having coffee with an old friend. I was drinking my third cup for the day. He was surprised at my caffeine intake. I hadn’t even realized anything was off about my habit. I wondered where all that energy was going. I think I’ve figured it out. In celebration […]

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Surfing radio waves

Congrats to KZSC listener Phillip from Vallejo! Phillip was surfing the radio waves and heard about the opportunity to own an awesome surf board and support student-run community radio and dropped in for an epic ride.

KZSC is grateful to the Santa Cruz Boardbuilders Guild on the Westside of Santa Cruz for supporting locally-grown radio. Phillip’s new 9’2″ long board was hand-shaped  by Jefferey Devine and glassed by the talented and dedicated craftsmen of the Guild. We’re proud to have inspired this brilliant yellow board with black rails, sporting the KZSC logo—hand-crafted by surfers in Santa Cruz, California!

Hey, did you see the surfboard they made for KZSC’s Wiki Wiki Wednesday? What a work of art!

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NIKI’s Debut Project ZEPHYR Review by DJ iEHOA

NIKI has just recently entered the music scene, a 19-year-old R&B artist from Indonesia. I first discovered her with her singles, “See U Never” and “I LIKE YOU”. In 2018 she has finally released her debut project ZEPHYR under 88rising, which included 8 tracks mostly written and produced by NIKI herself. The 8 tracks have been […]

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A Wave of Black Snow

“Black Snow” is the lead single from Oneohtrix Point Never’s (Electronic experimentalist Daniel Lopatin’s most famous moniker) new LP. Lopatin is known for the electronic soundscapes in creates on his records. His previous record Garden of Delete, had an album cover reminiscent of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures, but its ties to analogue music ended there. […]

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YBN Nahmir Concert Review 5.20.18 by DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 20th, 2018, 18-year-old rappers, YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay from the YBN crew performed at the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. The performers showed out to a hyped up audience who had been anxiously awaiting the two acts. Headliner YBN Nahmir gained recognition and huge popularity after his track, “Rubbin Off The […]

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JMSN Concert Review @ The Atrium 5.19.18 By DJ N$TY K & DJ LODÄNI

On May 19th, 2018 American alternative R&B and soul singer-songwriter and producer, JMSN, along with his drummer and bassist, appeared onstage at the Atrium in the Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Opening up to a smaller audience, the crowd was able to truly embrace the intimacy that JMSN and his band showcased; his soulful and […]

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Hoodboi’s Breathing Room EP Review by Josh AKA DJ iEHOA

Roger Schami better known as Hoodboi is a producer and DJ based in LA. He has been working since he broke out in 2014 gaining popularity with his club/jersey twist on many hits of the 90s. He has toured and collaborated with many amazing artists such as Dillon Francis, Lido, and Alison Wonderland. In 2015 […]

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Concert Review: Descendents at the UC Theater

Written by: Sierra Grindstaff On their 2018 Tourage, the Descendents proved that after nearly 40 years of touring they still know how to put on a killer show. Opening up for the Descendents at the UC Theater in downtown Berkeley, Radkey, a three piece band from St. Louis, Missouri, brought the energy and guitar solos. […]

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Joey Bada$$ Concert Review 5/9/18

On May 9th, 2018, DJs RIZ AKA RSD / DJ DSPLN / DJ AWKCUARD / DJ FIZZI POP / DJ N$TY K attended the sold out Joey Bada$$ show at The Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. Each DJ gives their perspective of the show below. Check it out! DJ AWKCUARD: I made my way to […]

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Lido & J’von’s New Spacesuit EP Review by Josh AKA DJ iEHOA

After his final tour as Trippy Turtle, moving away from his high-tempo/high-energy jersey club music, Peder Losnegård has shifted his music focus to his other stage name Lido. As Lido, his music is more focused on Hip-Hop and R&B with an electronic twist. Lido has been around for quite some time now, one of his […]

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Concert Review: Ghastly at the Catalyst (4/20/18)

Review by: Killian Fay Ghastly played at the Catalyst last Friday, the 20th of April. The show can be aptly described as intense. I got there in time to see one of the openers who performed before Ghastly, who was called Riot Ten. Every song in his set was heavy dubstep, all sounding suspiciously similar, […]

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The Green Hill Zone — I mean The Garden

If you like Shadow the Hedgehog and getting wild to sleazy electro-punk music, do I have the album for you. The Garden is the name under which twin brothers Wyatt and Fletcher Shears dress up as jesters and sleaze around in sleepy southern Californian towns (see their music videos linked below). Their new album Mirror […]

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Concert Review: Buku at the Catalyst (4/6/18)

Review by: Killian Fay Electronic music producer and DJ Buku performed in the Catalyst Atrium earlier this month, on Friday April 6th. Originally slated to play in March, he got sick and was unable to perform, so apologized to fans and rescheduled. The Catalyst Atrium, for me, is a more enjoyable concert experience than the […]

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LOCKSMITH Concert Review by Phaust aka Tim Hoffman 4.25.18

On April 25th, 2018, underground legend Hip Hop legend Locksmith walks onstage at The Catalyst, Atrium, in Downtown Santa Cruz before an excited audience. Locksmith gripped the audience and delivered an outstanding performance that was exciting and unexpected, it served as an amazing display of his talent as a lyricist as he spits his verses […]

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YID INTERVIEW 4.20.18 w/ RIZ AKA RSD

RIZ AKA RSD talks to YID quickly after his short opener for Philthy Rich at The Catalyst in Downtown Santa Cruz. They talk about: the new songs, Kane City, the message behind his music videos, Detroit, Bay Area collaborations, & plans for an upcoming solo EP. Check out the interview below! YID – Fuck Fame […]

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Your guide to new DJs on KZSC

Spring has sprung and we’re two weeks into our new schedule with fresh faces (or voices) on KZSC. Here’s a guide to some new DJs on air this season. DJ Mood Ring on Moody Classics There are many artists considered to be trendsetters both emotionally and sonically. These artists are spotlighted on Moody Classics, where […]

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DJ Hari remembers Carl Kasell

I remember the car rides to my grandmother’s house every Sunday. At 11 am, my father would always turn the radio on, turning the dial until it reached 89.3, KPCC, one of the NPR affiliates in Los Angeles. A low baritone voice would always blare over old-fashioned radio news jingles. “From NPR, and WBEZ in […]

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Johnny Maxwell INTERVIEW w/ RIZ AKA RSD 4.17.18

Johnny Maxwell stops by 88.1FM KZSC Santa Cruz College Radio for an exclusive interview with DJ RIZ AKA RSD on 4.17.18. In this interview, the two talk about: his debut EP, X Factor, National Television, remixes, secrets behind his name, Show & Prove, connecting with Rexx Life, DMP Fest, and artists he’s willing to work […]

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ALLBLACK INTERVIEW w/ RIZ AKA RSD 4.13.18

RIZ AKA RSD connects with ALLBLACK with a quick interview after he opened up for SOB X RBE at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. In this segment, they conversate about where he resides, community service, the meaning behind his name, his septum piercing, recent collaborations with two rap groups & what he’s dropping next! […]

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KZSC Interviews: DJ Fizzi Pop Interviews Minnesota!

Last Friday, I got the chance to sit down with former Santa Cruzian Christian Bauhofer, aka Minnesota. His hits such as “HiLow” and “Stardust Redux” highlight Christian’s unique sound of mixing heavy bass rhythms with musical elements of melodic synths and catchy phrases. His exuberant stage presence and mixing talent has made him a crowd […]

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KZSC interviews: Steve Morse

Formed in the early 70’s, the Dixie Dregs bent the genre boundaries of rock, jazz, country and classical.  Forty one years later—as the original members of the Dregs have reunited for their Dawn of the Dregs tour.

Carol from KZSC’s Test of Time spoke with Steve Morse, guitarist and founding member of the Dixie Dregs about his early influences, work ethics and the band’s reunion tour.

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Xslapz (SOB X RBE official DJ) interview w/ RIZ AKA RSD

Born Xavier Patton, Xslapz is a 19-year-old DJ residing from Vallejo, CA but lived in every part of Vallejo. After his father realized that he is a social and popular kid in high school, his mother bought him a DJ turntable set. He linked up with SOB X RBE because Yhung T.O. and he went […]

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COLUMN: Pussy Riot Invites Santa Cruz to Protest… and Santa Cruz Fails to Show Up

UPDATE 12 April 2018, 11:20 am: This article was substantially updated with new reporting and additional analysis.

When Pussy Riot, Russia’s premiere feminist art collective known for its rotating and balaclava-clad cast of political performers, announced a gig in Santa Cruz, I bought a ticket and readied myself for something historic.

Surrounding the evening was a hailstorm of misinformation regarding scheduled times for doors and music, and some late-comers, perhaps expecting an opening act, arrived at the venue as Pussy Riot left the stage, missing the performance completely. Pussy Riot failed to meet our expectations, varied as they were, but as I peeled back the layers of my disappointment, what I found was not a laundry list of injustices committed by an artist I did not know well, but Santa Cruz, my city and my home.

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Do LaB & Beats Antique Lightning in a Bottle Contest!

Lightning in a Bottle is right around the corner, and YOU have a chance to not only go, but perform live as well! Do LaB have announced that, in partnership with the Grand Artique, they will be offering one musician and one performer the chance to perform at Lightning in a Bottle alongside Beats Antique’s […]

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Rusko’s Comeback & His “5 New Songs” by Joshua Vargas aka DJ Iehoa

Recovering from his latest battle with cancer last year, Rusko has come back in 2018 with a plan to take over the world. His awaited return began in February where he immediately picked up where he left off with a killer set at Wobbleland the Bay Area’s biggest dubstep/bass festival. Here he played lots of […]

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DJ Fizzi Pop Attends SCMF 2018

Written by Sarah Woolley, a.k.a DJ Fizzi Pop From March 10-11, 2018, Downtown Santa Cruz experienced the whirlwind that is Santa Cruz Music Festival, featuring 200+ artists of musical and visual talent. A unique part about this festival is that most of the artists featured are fellow Santa Cruzians taking over dance floors located at […]

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What’s on DJ AWKCUARD’s Radar?

I wanted to share some love to these artists who have been on repeat for me this past month. I encourage you to keep these artists on your radar, if they aren’t already on there. Ruby Ibarra – Us I saw Ruby Ibarra perform live in January. Her performance was just as powerful as her […]

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In Our Time of Need, Pop Music Divas Save Us All

As we approach a late-Rome, end-of-civilization scenario in the United States, hope for the future evades us. It seems that our final bastion of good in a world that seems exclusively evil is the sweet escapism of pop music divas. Where are Madonna and Cher in our time of need? Like Jesus emerging from his […]

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SHORELINE MAFIA INTERVIEW w/ RIZ aka RSD 3.10.2018

Shoreline Mafia consists of four main rappers: Ohgeesy, Fenix, Rob Vicious, & Master Kato. This upcoming group based out of Los Angeles, CA, is a group you cannot miss performing live! They just recently inked a deal with Atlantic Records & are currently on their first “Off The Xtra Tour” which has been sold out at every location. RIZ […]

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Review: Burger A Go-Go Night 1

Written by: Maddie Kringel  Burger Records, known by some as an independent record label based in Fullerton, CA, who really like cassette tapes. This February, Burger put on a collective West-Coast tour Called Burger-A-Go-Go, which stopped for two nights in each city it visited. It included eight bands all fronted by women from their label. Headliners […]

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Interview: Awakebutstillinbed

Foreword and Interview by: Ryan Cormack   “When I hear the word extremo… I think of me.” I had the pleasure of chatting with Shannon Taylor, singer/songwriter of the extremo punk band awakebutstillinbed, right here at the KZSC station! Based out of San Jose, awakebutstillinbed is gaining traction after the release of their first LP: […]

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Concert Review and Interview: Caleborate at the Catalyst (2.28.2018)

Interview and Review by: Julissa Garcia Caleb Parker, once a young boy from Sacramento, blossomed into an artist who makes music to inspire change. Now greatly known as Caleborate, his persistence and humility has moved him towards doing what he loves and sharing his amazing musical talent out with the world. As an up-and- coming artist, […]

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Band Interviews: Exmag Interview with DJ Fizzi Pop (2.11.2018)

Interview by: Sarah Woolley Over pesto pizza and motown soul playing in the background, I got to sit down with Brooklyn-based electro-funk trio Exmag at our very own Pizza my Heart.   DJ Fizzi Pop Interviews Exmag! Over pesto pizza, IPA, and motown soul playing in the background, I got to sit down with Brooklyn-based […]

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Concert Review: The Frights at the Catalyst Atrium (2.23.2018)

Review by: Lily Nauta With their first album debuting in 2013 and their second and most recent in 2016, indie-rock band The Frights are a quickly growing group. The band picked up traction quick with lead singer Mikey Carnevale’s captivating vocals, paired with their tight drumming and pristine jangly guitar riffs. The opening band On […]

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Wobbleland in SF: Festival Review

Another successful year for Vital Event’s Wobbleland! Last weekend I attended Wobbleland at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, a music festival that highlights bass music. They produced an outstanding lineup with artists like Rezz, Bauuer, Feed Me, Troyboi, Rusko and so many more.

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KZSC FCC Public Files

KZSC’s FCC Public Files are located at this link publicfiles.fcc.gov/fm-profile/kzsc   Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of KZSC’s FCC public inspection file should contact: Keith Rozendal KZSC Broadcast Advisor Phone: 831-459-4733 Email: advisor@kzsc.org

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Giving Day 2018: February 28th

This Wednesday, February 28th, KZSC is participating in UCSCs annual giving day! Giving Day is a 24 hour online donation drive including many on campus clubs, organizations, and programs. Each participant promotes their own projects, collecting donations throughout the 24 hours while simultaneously competing with other participants to win “challenges” set up by the University. […]

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Concert Review: Jeff Rosenstock at the Catalyst Atrium (2.24.2018)

Hot off the release of “POST-” early last month, pop-punk veteran Jeff Rosenstock concluded their tour with a banging interactive experience at the Catalyst Atrium in Santa Cruz on February 25, 2018. With a hefty 24-song setlist lasting almost two hours, Rosenstock set out to provide a nonstop energetic performance with the goal of maintaining […]

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Review: Kero Kero Bonito – TOTEP (EP)

Departing from their established dancehall electro-pop sound, Kero Kero Bonito returns with TOTEP: a noise pop-rock EP on February 20, 2018. Whereas 2016’s Bonito Generation aimed to promote positivity through its slick production, infectiously peppy hooks and emphasis on wholesomeness, TOTEP instead indulges in introspection and self-realization through a low fidelity backdrop. “The One True […]

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Does RnB Vampire, Trippie Redd, Have a Place in the Hip-Hop Canon?

With hip-hops rise into the dominant culture over the last decade, we are approaching an era of hip-hop reminiscent of the late 20th century with rock and roll. An overwhelming number of rappers are appearing and disappearing before our eyes – one hit wonders. Like Soft Cell and Dexy’s Midnight Runners (or rather “Tainted Love” […]

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“Somebody’s Valentine” – A KZSC Valentine’s Day Playlist

“It’s pretty cool there’s a designated day promoting people to be overly loving toward a special someone. I mean, ideally, people would act like that every day but that’s difficult; we can only spend so much time in our daily lives trying to make others happy. Most people aren’t that optimistic anyway, especially on Valentine’s […]

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West Fest 2018 Performer Application Is Open!

Calling all musicians & performers! West Fest 2018 will be held on Friday, February 23rd from 4-6:30pm. The application for prospective performers is now open to the public. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 14th. We hope you take this opportunity to share your music and we look forward to reviewing your applications! Spread […]

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This Is Radio Clash: International Clash Day Feb 7, 2018

Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash.

On International Clash Day (Wed Feb 7, 2018), KZSC joins radio stations all around the world in highlighting the band’s activism and musical magic.

KZSC has special programming all day on Wednesday February 7th.

  • Lani B will surpise a lot of listeners with how she’s marking the day on Wiki Wiki Wednesday, 6 to 9 am.
  • Dr. T’s Vinylorium is packed with rare Clash live recordings, demos, dubs and more, 9 to noon.
  • Artists on Art, at noon, will feature an interview with author and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, the director of Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World (2012). We’ll also check in with the folks making International Clash Day happen in Kent, Ohio.
  • DJ Gata will re-constitute Suburban Relapse for a day, sharing her punk mixtape dedicated to The Clash, from 1 to 3 pm
  • Instrument Journal will focus on the guitar for a day, celebrating the musical meeting of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon and their post-Clash projects
  • Art O’Sullivan‘s The Golden Road has Bob Weir doing a Clash cover, and the Grateful Dead’s take on “I Fought the Law,” plus Clash rarities, Big Audio Dynamite, and many more surprises!

Living In The ’80s” airs Saturdays 4-6pm on KZSC, Santa Cruz. Here is The Clash Day playlist from Feb 3rd.

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This Is Radio Clash: International Clash Day Feb 7, 2018

Now, more than ever, the world needs The Clash.

On International Clash Day (Wed Feb 7, 2018), KZSC joins radio stations all around the world in highlighting the band’s activism and musical magic.

KZSC has special programming all day on Wednesday February 7th.

  • Lani B will surpise a lot of listeners with how she’s marking the day on Wiki Wiki Wednesday, 6 to 9 am.
  • Dr. T’s Vinylorium is packed with rare Clash live recordings, demos, dubs and more, 9 to noon.
  • Artists on Art, at noon, will feature an interview with author and filmmaker Antonino D’Ambrosio, the director of Let Fury Have the Hour: Joe Strummer, Punk, and the Movement that Shook the World (2012). We’ll also check in with the folks making International Clash Day happen in Kent, Ohio.
  • DJ Gata will re-constitute Suburban Relapse for a day, sharing her punk mixtape dedicated to The Clash, from 1 to 3 pm
  • Instrument Journal will focus on the guitar for a day, celebrating the musical meeting of Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, and Paul Simonon and their post-Clash projects
  • Art O’Sullivan‘s The Golden Road has Bob Weir doing a Clash cover, and the Grateful Dead’s take on “I Fought the Law,” plus Clash rarities, Big Audio Dynamite, and many more surprises!

Living In The ’80s” airs Saturdays 4-6pm on KZSC, Santa Cruz. Here is The Clash Day playlist from Feb 3rd.

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George Clinton and Parliament: Funkadelic at the Catalyst, October 17th 2017

By: Devin Lawrence, Zack Holbrook “Funk is a force that tore the roof off the sucka that is modern music.” -Prince We’re all very aware of the trope which typifies the band that hit their peak several decades ago, yet continue to perform and tour despite their aggressive mediocrity, having lost whatever chemistry brought them together […]

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KZSC Interview: Grieves at the Catalyst

On November 10th 2017, KZSC Volunteer Forrest Murphy met up with Seattle rapper and producer Grieves for a pre show interview at the Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz. It took us a minute to get up on the blog but it’s finally here & ready for you! Peep it below.  

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#2DOPEVIDS WEEK 4 ft. Marty Grimes / L. Rucus

At the end of every week of 2018, RIZ aka RSD aims to post TWO Dope (Music) Videos that has 1) a dope video/visual concept, 2) a bay area artist (most of the time) & 3) a song that bumps my ear drum the whole week! PLUS, the song/video could be either brand new OR […]

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Wobbleland 2018: Bay Area’s dose of EDM

For all our bass heads out there, the bay area festival Wobbleland is back this coming February with some exciting surprises. With the full lineup out today, I am excited to share with you all the reasons why you will not want to miss out on this year’s event. This February 23rd and 24th, 2018, […]

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The Orwells Interview 12.11.17

Imagine being 16 again. The year is 2013 and Snowden has recently leaked documents about U.S. mass-surveillance programs. You and your friends decide last-minute to drive to Eagle Rock, catch a couple bands, and be delinquents. As you step into the former church, a haze of smoke fills the air while Jeff the Brotherhood blares […]

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KEZIA’s First Ever Interview @ KZSC 1.22.18

I tapped in with KEZIA from American Canyon, CA (707) for her FIRST ever interview 1.22.18! Check it out here. Big shoutout to the No Platform family. Sanny Bisquerra Jammy Thomas Jordan Check out her hit song & visual of 3 Seconds below!

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#2DOPEVIDS Week 3 ft. RGLR. Nate / KEZIA

At the end of every week of 2018, RIZ aka RSD aims to post TWO Dope (Music) Videos that has 1) a dope video/visual concept, 2) a bay area artist (most of the time) & 3) a song that bumps my ear drum the whole week! PLUS, the song/video could be either brand new OR […]

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Lightning in a Bottle 2018

One of my favorite music events of the year is back this Memorial Day weekend in Bradley, California. Lightning in a Bottle has hosted KZSC for the past two years and this year it has returned with an amazing lineup. I remember walking through The Quarry after my mentorship with DJ Abraham of KZSC’s Strictly […]

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#2DOPEVIDS Week 2 ft. Rexx Life Raj / CALEBORATE

At the end of every week of 2018, RIZ aka RSD aims to post TWO Dope (Music) Videos that has 1) a dope video/visual concept, 2) a bay area artist (most of the time) & 3) a song that bumps my ear drum the whole week! PLUS, the song/video could be either brand new OR […]

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KZSC Sports Director Makes History for UCSC & Athletics

Wednesday, January, 11, 2018, my colleague Austin Duncan & I became the FIRST pair of commentators ever to do a live play-by-play call on @UCSCAthletics live stream, the FIRST time in @UCSC’s school’s history. Our Men’s Banana Slug Basketball team defeated the visiting Bethesda Flames by nearly 30 points at our home, Kaiser Permanente Arena (KPA) in Downtown […]

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KZSC Interviews: Mele’uhane

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We chat and hear music by Mele’uhane, coming from Kona, on Hawai’i island; Keikilani Lindsey, the dad, with sons Leo and Kaneala. In addition to the laughter-filled interview, you’ll hear the instrumental that honors the voyaging canoe Hokule’a,  the sweet harmonies of “Na Na Na,” and a reggae feeling on “Malama Ka ‘Aina,” a composition in Hawaiian, reminding us to take care, Malama, our World, the ‘aina.

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QUEEN BEATS PRESENTS JANUARY 13TH, 2018

Queen Beats Presents @ The Catalyst Saturday, 1/13/18 hosted by DJ Jinx/DJ Kaviar/DJ Spex! KZSC’s own Queen Beats is coming at you ~LIVE~ with an all female hip hop show right here in Santa Cruz. Queen Beats is bringing you five female MCs from the bay: Wani Got the Juice, Trippy Talii, Preshly Relevant, So […]

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#2DOPEVIDS Week 1 ft. Jammy / Sneakk (SOB X RBE)

At the end of every week of 2018, RIZ aka RSD aims to post TWO Dope (Music) Videos that has 1) a dope video/visual concept, 2) a bay area artist (most of the time) & 3) a song that bumps my ear drum the whole week! PLUS, the song/video could be either brand new OR […]

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Top 10 Bay Area Music Projects of 2017 by RIZ aka RSD

10) Sage the Gemini – Morse Code 9) Lil Yee – Cita Son 8) Kehlani – Sweet Sexy Savage 7) CALEBORATE – real person 6) Rayana Jay – Morning After EP 5) H.E.R. – VOL. 2 4) SOB X RBE 3) Nef the Pharaoh – The Chang Project 2) Rexx Life Raj – Father Figure […]

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UCSC Athletics: Women’s Basketball Tournament 12/19-12/21/17

The UCSC Women’s Basketball team hosts the annual Slug Basketball Winter Classic @ Kaiser Permanente Arena (KP) in Downtown Santa Cruz on December 19th to December 21st! To get to the game,take any Santa Cruz Metro Bus to the Santa Cruz Metro Center, then walk two blocks to KP, (this is the last home tournament for year […]

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KZSC Interview: GWAR 11.17.17 w/ Melcriada

I was lucky to interview the infamous GWAR guitarist, Pustulus Maximus. When he wasn’t spewing blood or complaining about Blothar’s smell, there was a semi-decent alien. Check out what Pustulus Maximus has to say about the band before he performed at the Catalyst. -Melcriada

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The She’s Record Release

By: Joshua Zupan San Francisco based quartet, The She’s prepare for the release of their second LP entitled “all female rock and roll quartet.” The She’s ultra melodic rock-pop hybrid sound has taken California’s greater bay area by storm for the last few years as their music progresses and evolves. Since junior high, four best friends: […]

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Fierce New Apparel for our 50th Anniversary!

For your fashion pleasure and just in time for pledge drive, check out our brand new, limited edition, 50th Anniversary t-shirts! A brilliant design by student artist and loyal listener Nila Devaney to usher in the Golden Anniversary of student-run, community radio in Santa Cruz (KZSC’s semi-centenary, or semi-centennial—for you word nerds).

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2017 Rolling Loud Bay Area Review

If you follow any hip hop news outlets, it’s been pretty hard to avoid Rolling Loud coverage. The festival has been getting quite a bit of attention, mostly focused around Lil B getting jumped backstage, and XXXtentacion attacking a fan during his set. KZSC hip hop DJs Jinx, Elbo and RIZ aka RSD were on […]

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Drew BangA aka lil groovy interview w/ RIZ aka RSD

@rizzystaydizzy interviews Drew BangA aka lil groovy of the HNRL Crew! Check it out below. Via no-platform.com: Riz interviews Drew Banga at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. In the interview they discuss being on tour with Duckwrth for Rich Chigga’s, ‘Come To My Party’ Tour, The Honor Roll, Hiero Day, and upcoming projects.  

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Dirtybird Campout: Summer Camp in October

Miss the days of tie dying, tug of rope, color wars, and the anticipated talent show? Dirtybird Campout was all that and more.

This past weekend, October 6th – 8th, the South Shore of Lake San Antonio became the home of the 2017 Dirtybird Campout. A music festival founded by Claude VonStroke that aimed to provide a weekend summer camp experience combined with music from all your favorite DJs.

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DJ Shellheart interview w/ RIZ aka RSD @ 6th Annual Hiero Day 2017 (9.4.17)

Photo by Sanny Bisquerra— I caught up with DJ Shellheart during Hiero Day 2017! Via no-platform.com: Riz interviews DJ Shellheart at American Steel Studios backstage at Hiero Day 2017. They talk about the origin of her name, meeting RBC Bugzy & Rexx Life Raj,being an LGBT African-American Female DJ, how she started DJing & more in this interview. Additionally, learn about DJ Shellheart here! & her most […]

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INTERVIEWS: LIFE OUT OF BALANCE – Belgian band We Stood Like Kings Releases New Koyaanisqatsi Soundtrack

By John Malkin             In 1982 the film Koyaanisqatsi had its first public screening and quickly became an influential classic. Directed by Godfrey Reggio with music by Philip Glass, the film was titled after a Hopi word – Koyaanisqatsi – which means “life out of balance” or “a way of life that calls for another way of living.” […]

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Top Songs for Dirtybird Campout: October 2017

Dirtybird Campout this year is bigger and better than ever and has found a new home in Bradley, California! Join the camping adventure with us this October 6th – 8th. The festival takes place at the San Antonio Campgrounds, just a two hour drive from our home in Santa Cruz. The campgrounds are home to […]

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Monica Kim Garza: Food, Culture, and Creating Art from Atlanta, Georgia

I had the opportunity to talk with Monica Kim Garza, an artist who is currently working out of Atlanta, Georgia. Her art features colorful beach landscapes, nude portraits of people with different shapes and sizes, often relaxing in tropical places with fruit, or surfing in the ocean waves. Her paintings depict ambiguous colors, often invoking […]

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Interview: Jesse Colin Young

Jesse Colin Young has been singing songs about the environment, peace and relationships since the start of his solo career in 1964.  In Carol’s interview on the Test of Time Jesse describes the Youngbloods’ early days as the house band at the Cafe au go go and their transition to the Bay Area in 1967. […]

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KZSC’s 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest!

There is still time to submit a design to our 50th Anniversary T-Shirt Design Contest! Designs must be submitted by September 25th, 2017.  The winning artist will receive five free shirts featuring their design, a tour of our radio station, and the chance to be a part of KZSC’s history!   Submissions need to be single […]

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Interview with Martin Barre

Jethro Tull blended hard rock, blues, folk and surreal lyrics to become one of the most unique progressive rock bands of our era. Joining Tull in 1969 for the recording of “Living in the Past”, Martin Barre continued to provide much of the energy juxtaposed to Ian Anderson’s complex melodies and lyrics that allowed the […]

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OMB Peezy interview w/ riz aka rsd 7.30.17

I caught up with “Homegrown Mobile Alabama’s” OMB Peezy. OMB Peezy was first signed by E-40’s SickWidIt Records, and he just recently signed with 300 Entertainment, the record label behind Fetty Wap & the Migos. In this interview, we talk about 2017 YWN Tour Life, making it out of Sacramento, CA via Mobile, Alabama, “South […]

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A Farewell Interview with a Few Departing Programmers

Every year at KZSC we have to say goodbye to graduating Djs. In this interview Djs Null (Glass Castle II), Elbo (Got Rapps?) and Syd the Kyd (No Pasa Nada) reminisce about some of their favorite memories and experiences from the past few years at the station. What is the origin of your DJ name? […]

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BigMoney Lil Sheik interview w/ RIZ aka RSD 7.30.17

I caught up with Lil Sheik of South Richmond, CA, during his YWN tour stop in Santa Cruz, CA with SOB X RBE. Via no-platform.com: Riz interviews Lil Sheik at So Fresh Clothing in Santa Cruz, CA. Watch as they discuss what it’s like being on the Yhung Wild Nation Tour, influences, Lil Tutu, working with Yhung T.O. and more in this interview. Peep it here! Additionally, make […]

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Hip-hop written within the Trump era, for the Trump era

As the great Nina Simone once said, “it’s the artist’s duty to reflect the times,” and in 2017, modern hip-hop artists from all over the country have acted on their duty and done just that: reflect the times. Here’s a playlist of my favorite hip hop released within the trump era, for the trump era. […]

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YMTK interview w/ riz aka rsd 7.14.17 via #NoPlatform

Thankful & blessed that I was able to get in a quick interview with proud @UCSC Alum & Oakes College 2007 Graduate YMTK (Young Murph The Kidd) outside of @oaklandishhq on July 14, 2017! Via #NoPlatform: Riz caught up with YMTK in Oakland, CA right after his in-store listening party at Oaklandish for his upcoming project, ‘9 Song Wave’. Watch as they discuss traveling, working with Rexx Life Raj, personal growth […]

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KZSC covers Psycho Las Vegas 2017!

Hello folks! DJ Catfish and Firey Nairi have followed the smoke to the riff filled mystical land of Las Vegas to bask in the metal madness glory of Psycho Las Vegas. Headliners include The Brain Jonestown Massacre, King Diamond, Magma, Sleep and Mastadon, along with Pentagram gracing the pre-pool party happening Thursday evening.  Stay tuned […]

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Not Alone: Interview with Chastity Belt

DJ Maladroit recently got a chance to speak with noise-pop/rock band Chastity Belt. They talk memes, film, favorite movie soundtracks and more. Check it out below. Audio by: Kathy Damian  

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Aug 3 event: Cynthia Connolly on punk in L.A. and D.C.

I was able to interview artist/author Cynthia Connolly before she speaks at Santa Cruz MAH, about her book Banned in DC. Cynthia talks about her experience in both the LA and Washington D.C. punk community; documenting what she felt the scene was really about and truly creative people in there. Check out the interview and listen as we discuss about race, gender, and art!
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RexxLifeRaj interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.24.17 via #NoPlatform

@rizzystaydizzy most recently hooked up with #NoPlatform, a group out of Vallejo, CA to collaborate with to premiere interviews. Via #NoPlatform: Riz delivers his latest interview with Rexx Life Raj. During this interview, Rexx Life Raj and Riz talk about being on tour with P-Lo, PSD Tha Drivah, Goonsquad, Game of Thrones, and more. Check out the full interview with @RexxLifeRaj below!        

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P-Lo interview w/ riz aka rsd 6.24.17 via #NoPlatform

In another interview via #NoPlatform Riz links with P-Lo for an interview at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA. In this segment, they talk about the More Than Anything Tour, Dom Kennedy, the meaning behind his tattoos, Collie Buddz, SoSuperSam, Jammy, Filipino food & values and more. Check out the clip below!

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Dirtybird Campout is moving North

After two years in Southern California, Dirtybird Campout is moving up North this year making the festival only a 2 hour drive down from Santa Cruz county! The location has moved to the south section of Lake Antonio in the San Antonio Campgrounds and will take place October 6th – 8th. Festival attendees will be […]