Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Pledge Drive Happenings This Friday Night!!!

Hey all,

As you may or may not know, this week is KZSC's fall pledge drive. This is the one time of the year where the little radio station in the forest asks folks like you to give what you can to our radio station and, in return, we'll send you guys some cool gifts ranging from KZSC t-shirts to CDs of your favorite artists and even some tickets to shows in and around the Santa Cruz area.

Also, we at the Rising Tide have been busy at work preparing a show befitting such an important event for this Friday night.

Behold, the fruits of our labor!

Fucking delicious.

First off, we managed to get an interview with one of the most promising Bay Area bands of the year, The Morning Benders, whose newest release Big Echo has earned the praise of critics both near and far.


DJ Rigmarole caught lead singer Chris Chu before the Morning Benders took the stage at the Rio Theatre last Friday night, and you'll be able to listen to hear what the indie rock frontman had to say about life, music, and whatever else was on his mind this Friday night at 8:30pm.

Also, last but certainly not least, this week's live local music spotlight will shine brightly on Santa Cruz's very own San Narciso.

Fine, upstanding citizens or criminal masterminds? YOU DECIDE.

The post-punk trio is in the midst of gearing up for the long-anticipated release of their debut EP, Friend Prices, which you can check out here at their BandCamp. The aforementioned release will take place this upcoming Sunday, October 24th at the Crepe Place where the bay area's own French Miami and XOXO will join San Narciso for some good jams with good people. But before then, San Narciso will come into KZSC's on-air studio to talk about Friend Prices and why you should be as excited as I am for it.

Tune in this Friday night for these and more on The Rising Tide. Tune in at 8:30pm and remember to pledge!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ghost Puppet on The Rising Tide

I'm back with exciting news!

This week on the Rising Tide we'll be playing host to a group of Santa Cruz musicians who are emerging out of hibernation to bring you their unique voice and, more importantly, to help bring the rock back to 215 Storey.

We're talking about Ghost Puppet.

They will be joined by the awesome Gay Genius project (featuring the leaders of past Rising Tide guests James Rabbit and Nessie and Her Beard) and a couple of other bands that I'm not exactly that all familiar with at 215 Storey on Saturday night, but before that they'll grace our studio with their presence.

Tune in for this and more on tomorrow night's broadcast of The Rising Tide on KZSC Santa Cruz

Monday, October 11, 2010

New Quarter!!! New Stuff!!!

Hey all,

It's been a while since we've updated this here blog. To be honest... We've neglected it. Neglected it like a redheaded stepchild.

Some things SHOULD be neglected...

But we're back and better than ever! We've regained our ability to host live musical guests on the show and have also configured the show's format away from it's new indie rock/lo-fi rock theme towards one that is more keyed in on playing local music and bay area music on top of playing music of artists who are passing through town.

That's right folks, the likes of Matador, Mountain Animal Hospital and Sleepy Sun played alongside The Fresh & Onlys, Beulah, Deerhoof and whatever else under the sun happens to fit in with that week's vibe.

Last week, we did not have a live local guest (something we'll rectify this week, hopefully), but we did air a pair of interviews conducted with touring artsts as they passed through Santa Cruz. The first was with Baths, an upcoming electronic dance artist from the LA area who is playing the Crepe Place TONIGHT with El Ten Eleven and Sister Crayon. The second interview was with Tokyo Police Club, who played at the Rio Theatre this past Thursday and whose keyboardist, Graham Wright, graciously gave us a bit of his time before taking the stage. We should have both interviews up sometime soon for your own listening pleasure!

We also have a pair of new DJs who have joined the collective: Juan and Aaron! They'll be posting on the blog sometime soon (hopefully) and, until then, keep an eye out on the blog for further updates concerning The Rising Tide on KZSC (every Friday night from 8:30pm until 10:30pm on 88.1fm or!!!