Friday, May 27, 2011

Palmz on The Rising Tide tonight!

Hey all,

We've got a great show for you tonight! Plenty of great new local music from a half dozen local artists and much more to play for you all on The Rising Tide. With that being said, let me introduce you to our guests for the evening, Palmz.

Palmz are a group whose sound is chiefly indebted to 50s and 60s girl group and beach pop music. Thematically, lead singer Lexie Corfiatis' lyrics about love and loss strike a similar chord to groups like Puro Instinct, The Sandwiches, and Best Coast. However, don't count Palmz among some of the many bands jumping onto the "back to the beach" sort of movement in modern indie rock, for this group flies it's freak flag proudly, penning songs about aliens and paying tribute to one of rock n' roll's greatest institutions, The Velvet Underground, with their cover of I'll Be Your Mirror.

Palmz will be coming onto our show to talk about their previously mentioned show taking place this Saturday at 105 Pioneer St., where they will perform alongside Rising Tide alums Blackbird Blackbird, Old Arc and Seattle's own Seapony, as well as to talk about what 2011 holds for the group.

Tune in tonight at 7pm to hear this and more on The Rising Tide!

Monday, May 23, 2011

KZSC Welcomes Concert This Saturday!

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you know about a show happening this saturday night, May 28th, at 105 Pioneer st. in Santa Cruz. The show features a number of local and bay area bands that might be familiar to you...



8:00pm - 8$ for entry

Two of the performers that evening, headliner Blackbird Blackbird and Old Arc, are Rising Tide Alums, and whose spectacular electronic pop music will surely get the crowd grooving. Palmz are another local Santa Cruz act on the bill, and are also our guests on this week's program, so make sure to stay tuned for a post profiling them and their incredibly catchy beach pop sound. Seapony, from Seattle, are also featured on the bill. Tickets for the show will be made available at the door, and for more info on the show make sure to check out the Bane Shows blog.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dina Maccabee Live on KZSC!

Hello Beautiful Bloggers!

Last week we had an amazing show on The Rising Tide, which I hope all of you had a chance to listen to!

This week we have an awesome solo artist named Dina Maccabee coming on the show! She is from San Francisco and plays a blend of Acoustic/Ghettotech/Shoegaze music. For those of you who have never heard her before, be sure to tune in to The Rising Tide on KZSC 88.1FM or at 7PM this Friday to hear her!

We have some other awesome shows coming up, so stay tune :]. And go to Porterpalooza if you can (UCSC Students only) because Beggar and the Coal from last week, plus Man Go from a couple weeks ago will be playing there!


Friday, May 13, 2011

Zine of the Week (13 May 2011): Fruit Yoga! For All Ages!

Looking for a cheery distraction as school for most students comes to an end for the summer? Try Yoga or better yet Fruit Yoga! For All Ages! This zine is all about ridiculously awesome (and adorable) art showing off the basics of yoga. It may not be a good substitute for something like Yoga to The People in the bay, but at least it'll put a smile on your face.

 I recently sat down with this zine at the beach before trying out some of the poses, a mistake I promise not to make again in the future, more because I have no balance than anything else.

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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Beggar and The Coal - Live on KZSC!

From left to right - Ayden, Emily, Rob, Brittany, Jeremy

I first met Rob Fidel at an open mic night at the Porter College dining hall. With Brittany Powers performing background vocals and banjo and my good friend Coryann Pitts singing and playing violin, Rob & co. crafted beautiful and delicate folk music. A few weeks after our first meeting, I featured Rob, Brittany, and Cory on my own radio show in Spring 2010.

Since his last performance on KZSC, Rob has formed a new group Beggar and The Coal. Brittany Powers still sings and plays banjo; the band also features Emily Judd on Cello, Ayden Graham on Violin, Vocals, and Guitar, Jeremy Lyon on Guitar, Vocals, and Harmonium whenever he finds himself in Santa Cruz. Oh - and Rob also plays the Glockenspiel.

Please join me in welcoming Beggar and The Coal to KZSC on The Rising Tide, this coming Friday May 13th (dun dun dun!). The radio show starts at 7:00 pm, streaming online at . Your ears will thank you for it.


Dina Maccabee Live on May 20th

The Rising Tide is excited to welcome acoustic songstress Dina Maccabee on May 20th! 

Dina Maccabee is a violist, violinist, vocalist, and songwriter living in San Francisco. Her new recording of original songs was released 10/12/2010 in collaboration with Toby Summerfield on Antephonic Records (Chicago). In addition to her work with Real Vocal String Quartet and Ramon and Jessica, she performs in many styles and many bands, from Middle Eastern Psych Rock to 60′s Brazilian Tropicalia. She has composed scores for Shotgun Players theater company, Just Theater, and several Bay Area filmmakers. Her string arrangements have been published under the imprint of Strings Magazine, and her performances are featured on many studio recordings. Tours with Carla Bozulich, Vienna Teng, and Beth Custer have taken Dina across the country and around the world, while recent performance highlights include opening for Primus on New Years Eve, warming the crowd up for Sean Hayes at the Independent, and sharing a bill with Vasen.

Clean out your ears, mark your calendar and get ready to rock.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Zine of the Week (6 May 2011): Steampunk Magainze

Why, how do you do?

This week's zine is part of a series called Steampunk Magazine put out originally by one of my favorite distros in Southern California, Strangers In A Tangled Wilderness. I recently pulled out my moth-eaten, coffee stained belongings stored "carefully" in a box in a friends attic and came across the first issue again. For those of you who are interested in being transported to a technologically advanced (in a fashion) Victorian era or learning how to create it, in your home, you'll want to pick up this zine series.

 These zines are offered for free on-line although if you can find the printed ones and lay your hands on them, then I recommend that you do. These zines are beautifully done with amazing short stories, essays on a steampunk society, DIY Steampunk crafts, and interviews with steampunk bands. Also, if you're looking to survive the apocalypse, check out their special Steampunk Guide to the Apocalypse.
These zines are available: here.

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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Outside Lands 2011

Ah, summertime! A time for bike riding, spending countless hours at the beach, and of course hitting up some amazing local live music! California produces music festival after music festival around this time of year, and I'm here to let you know about the one that is happening in San Francisco on August 12th, 13th, AND 14th 2011! It's SF's Outside Lands, which takes place every summer in Golden Gate Park in the city. This event is a huge highlight of the season for Bay Area locals and visitors alike, as it always acquires some of the finest bands of today's indie/alternative music scene, as well as artists of today's electro scene.

Me at Outside Lands 2010

I myself had the opportunity to work a day of the festival last summer, and this year I am attending as a guest. The tickets are for all three days, and the line up is proof that they are worth every penny! Though there are bands from all over the world playing at this event, I'm focusing on the local ones in this article because after all, that's what The Rising Tide is all about!

Here's a list of some of the local artists that will be performing at the event:

John Fogerty (Berkeley, CA)

!!! (Sacramento, CA)

Vetiver (San Francisco, CA)

The Limousines (San Francisco Bay Area, CA)

The Stone Foxes (San Francisco, CA)

The Fresh & Onlys (San Francisco, CA)

These are just a few of the awesome artists that will be performing at Outside Lands 2011. Click here for the full lineup! If you haven't already got your ticket, get it soon because this event will likely sell out! Look out for a post by me in August with a report back of how the event went!