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Meet The Ilyn Family

From left to right, here are the Ilyn sisters: Natasha, Samantha and Tatianna. This is a KZSC first: two siblings on our Governing Board at the same time. Natasha was elected into the Promotions Director position (handling ticket & swag giveaways) and Tatianna will be our new Design Director (stickers, shirts and other goodies). Sadly, we couldn’t make it a trio; Samantha is only 17 and came by to visit her sisters at The Great 88. Who knows? It could be all Ilyn, all the time in 2014 at KZSC!

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CMJ Top 30

This week’s charts at KZSC are a classic case of “tell me something I don’t know.” What we do know is that Thee Oh Sees are the most badass band on the planet. San Francisco’s prolific garage crew has delivered an album that four out of five dj’s suggest for daily listening. Floating Coffin kills, nuff said. Check out these psychotic songsters on Great 88 shows “Indie Babies”, “Do or D.I.Y” or other indie programs. You might even hear someone spin it on the ultra rare, ultra clear vinyl, with red blood splatter.

Here’s the Top 30 for KZSC for this week.

ARTIST album label

1 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin Castle Face
2 KURT VILE Wakin On A Pretty Daze Matador
3 IRON AND WINE Ghost On Ghost Nonesuch
4 FLAMING LIPS The Terror Warner Brothers
5 YOUNG MAN Beyond Was All Around Me Frenchkiss
6 BAZOOKA Bazooka Slovenly
7 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
8 BORED NOTHING Bored Nothing Cooperative-Spunk
9 DEVENDRA BANHART Mala Nonesuch
10 !!! Thr!!!er Warp
11 THE KNIFE Shaking The Habitual Mute
12 DEPTFORD GOTH Life After Defo Co-Operative
13 BOMBINO Nomad Nonesuch
14 THERMALS Desperate Ground Saddle Creek
15 BLEACHED Ride Your Heart Dead Oceans
16 WHITE FENCE Cyclops Reap Castle Face
17 TERA MELOS X’ed Out Sargent House
18 BORN RUFFIANS Birthmarks Yep Roc
19 PURLING HISS Water On Mars Drag City
20 BROADHEDS Broadheds Dangerbird
21 MILK MUSIC Cruise Your Illusion Fat Possum
22 AKRON/FAMILY Sub Verses Dead Oceans
23 OS MUTANTES Fool Metal Jack Krian
24 PHOENIX Bankrupt! Glassnote
25 POSTAL SERVICE Give Up: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition SUB POP
26 BLACK ANGELS Indigo Meadow Blue Horizon
27 WAX IDOLS Discipline And Desire Slumberland
28 COLLEEN GREEN Sock It To Me Hardly Art
29 MAJOR LAZER Free The Universe Secretly Canadian
30 MERCHANDISE Totale Nite Night People

Story Time

Story Time 5/19/2013

On May 19th, the Kinetic Poetics Project bunch joined us in the air room for a good thirty minutes of slam poetry and rhymes. You can check out KPP by clicking on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KineticPoeticsProject

During the second half of the show, Cabrillo Professor, writer, and theater artist, Helene Simkin Jara, read a few poems from her book of collection of poems, Because I Had To, as well as her short story, “Josefina”.

Her book is up online for purchase in Amazon!

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Tasty KZSC App!

If your crusty old phone is toast and you’re replacing it with an Android or you just spent some bread on a new iPad or iPhone, we have hot news. KZSC has apps that allow you to take The Great 88 anywhere you want with your smartie-pants phone. You listen live to either program stream, see music playlists and best yet, the apps are FREE! It’s the greatest thing since sliced…well, you get it. Find information about live streaming, recording your favorite shows and free device apps on our LISTEN PAGE and toast the spring!

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Beck @ The Rio & Coping With Not Going

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.

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KZSC Jazz Charts 5/6 and Featured Artist Sarah Elizabeth Charles

All of the cats at KZSC have been enjoying a huge influx of the finest jazz in lieu of the recent JAM (Jazz Appreciation Month) of April. Now that April has ended, the fun hasn’t stopped in May and we continue to recieve tons of titles from our promoters!

Here, some of the most popular plays are listed:

1 ELDAR DJANGIROV Breakthrough
2 MARC BERNSTEIN Hymn For Life
3 HEATHER MASSE AND DICK HYMAN Lock My Heart
4 JANE MONHEIT The Heart Of The Matter
5 ANTHONY BRANKER AND WORD PLAY Uppity
6 LISA HILTON Getaway
7 MADELEINE PEYROUX The Blue Room
8 MICHAEL BLANCO No Time Like the Present
9 SARAH ELIZABETH CHARLES Red
10 MIKROKOLEKTYW Absent Minded
Among these is a very talented artist recently featured here at KZSC, and goes by the name Sarah Elizabeth Charles. Emerging from the vibrant jazz scene of New York City and producing through Truth Revolution Records, Sarah recently completed a tour of the west coast going through Seattle, San Francisco, Berkeley AND she even came up to our lovely little KZSCabin in the woods! Her recent recording of the album “RED” with her quartet is certainly something worth listening to. We completed a studio interview last week, which should air on my show Stirrin’ the Soup on Thursday 2-4pm.
Sarah has already played some of the greatest venues in NYC, including Dizzy’s, the Blue Note and the Iridium. Her expression doesn’t stop at RED- I’m told that there is more to look forward to the end of this year and the the following.As usual, the jazz/blues department at KZSC is committed to keeping things fresh…We are receiving nothing but the newest recordings from all over the country and we want to spin them for YOU! If you want to hear it all, tune into some of the great shows throughout the week:Your favorite kind of American folk music on American Spirit, Wednesdays 9am-12pm
A mix that contains non-GMO soul on Stirrin the Soup, 2-4 pm Thursdays.
See how it’s all related on Not So Distant Relatives, Fridays 2-4pm.
The finest women of jazz on Jazz Kitty, Saturdays 12-2pm.
Still want more??? We know you do. Check out the program schedule in the tab at the top of this page to see what else is cookin’.We thank you for listening, we thank the artists for swinging, and the promoters for mailing. Until next time.