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New World Charts Finishing up August

The last week of August’s new world, yo! Chico Trujillo and Gogol Bordello getting the top spots, Femi Kuti still a fav!

1 CHICO TRUJILLO Gran Pecador Barbes
2 GOGOL BORDELLO Pura Vida Conspiracy ATO
3 FEMI KUTI No Place For My Dream Knitting Factory
4 VIEUX FARKA TOURE Mon Pays Six Degrees
5 BOMBINO Nomad Nonesuch
6 GEOFF BERNER When DD gets her Donkey
7 PSOY KOROLENKO & OY DIVISION Dicunt
8 RED BARAAT Big Talk Sinj
9 EMPRESARIOS El Sonido Magico Fort Knox
10 ZAZ Recto Verso

Adds: Alex Cuba with new album “Ruido En El Sistema / Static In The System”

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FATHER JOHN MISTY & Friends: Benefit for the Henry Miller Memorial Library Sept. 19

Jesse Goodman with Peter Hale, (((folkYEAH!))), and the Henry Miller Library present an evening with Father John Misty and poets Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, and Sara Goodman at the Henry Miller Memorial Library’s 10th Benefit Concert on Thursday, September 19th at the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur.

Henry Miller once wrote that “Memorials defeat the purpose of a man’s life. Only by living your own life to the full can you honor the memory of someone.”

Big Sur’s preeminent nonprofit book store and arts organization may be in a perpetual crisis of identity, but the Henry Miller Memorial Library encourages visitors to follow their bliss by providing a cozy atmosphere to browse, look at what’s on the walls, listen to music, have a cup of coffee or tea, sit down by the fire, read for a while, or simply enjoy a place “where nothing happens”.  The Library was founded in 1981 by Emil White, Miller’s longtime friend, occupying White’s former home and championing the late writer, artist, and Big Sur resident Henry Miller.

At the tail end of the semi-autobiographical novelist’s yearlong “Air-Conditioned Nightmare” journey for a place to settle, Henry Miller rooted in Big Sur in what he would call his “first real home in America”. Notorious for his fringe literary technique that blended character study, surrealist free association, philosophical and social reflections, and mystical deviations from the firsthand life experiences that underpinned most of work, Miller connected with White and a variety of artists, writers, and locals who would soon influence and collaborate with him on later works. His most characteristic works at this time were Tropic of Cancer (1934), Black Spring (1936), Tropic of Capricorn (1939) and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy (1949-59), all of which were banned in the United States until 1961. While Miller was establishing his base in Big Sur, the Tropic books, still banned in the USA, were being published in France and steadily acquiring notoriety among both Europeans and the various enclaves of American cultural exiles. As a result, the books were frequently smuggled into the States, where they proved to be a major influence on the new Beat generation of American writers, most notably Jack Kerouac.

The Library hosts events throughout the summer months (May-October), including fashion shows, theater, open mics, lectures, book signings, art shows, and more.  With a capacity of 300 and nestled in a towering redwood grove, it is also one of the most unique live music venues in the world.

Past performers include KZSC favorites Patti Smith, Philip Glass, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Henry Rollins, Fleet Foxes, Ben Gibbard, Frank Black, Explosions in the Sky, Thee Oh Sees, Woods, Kurt Vile, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Animal Collective, Camper Van Beethoven, White Fence, Sic Alps… the list goes on.

The psych-folk flavors of Father John Misty, formerly of Fleet Foxes and solo project J. Tillman, will join the ranks of these historical performances with accompanying poets Anne Waldman, Ambrose Bye, and Sara Goodman, as well as DJ Britt Govea, for an intimate evening at the outdoor stage where there will be a meet-and-greet with Misty prior to the show, table service, and signed posters. Attendees will also be part of history: the Henry Miller Memorial Library has recently submitted plans with Monterey County to create a sustainable, ADA-compliant space that will serve visitors, artists, and musicians for years to come. Your support will help make these plans a reality, all while celebrating the 10th benefit curated by Jesse Goodman.

For ticket information, hit on http://fatherjohnmisty.eventbrite.com/ and join what will surely be a landmark evening in the history of this special venue.

For more encouragement, scope the minister of acid-tinged folk jams doin’ what he does in a zoot suit fit for big guns upstairs Himself.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6ubw2XzxsM

And on KEXP making Henry Miller proud with a ballad about writing a novel the good old-fashioned way.

RPM Charts First Week of September

Once again, we see Moderat at the top of the charts, with Disclosure and Zomby still popular! That Jon Hopkins single featuring vocals from Purity Ring is also climbing the charts.

1 MODERAT II Mute
2 FOREST SWORDS Engravings Tri Angle
3 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
4 DAFT PUNK Random Access Memories Columbia
5 ZOMBY With Love 4AD
6 GOLD PANDA Half Of Where You Live Ghostly
7 OLYMPIC AYRES Episode III Self-Released
8 JON HOPKINS Immunity Domino
9 JON HOPKINS “Breathe This Air” [Single] Domino
10 PRETTY LIGHTS Color Map From The Sun 8 Minutes 20 Seconds

We also received some great releases this week, from Jackson and His Computerband’s unique take on French electronica to AlunaGeorge’s soulful take on deep house.

1 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
2 INFINITY SHRED Sanctuary Paracadute
3 LORN Debris [EP] Ninja Tune
4 ATROPOLIS Transitions Cumba Mela
5 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant

Also of note is that KZSC’s electronic music department now has it’s very own Twitter account: @kzscrpm ! Follow for the latest and greatest from electronic music at the Great 88!

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Rock Charts First Week of Spetember

Top 10:

images1. NO AGE – An Object
2. TY SEGALL – Sleeper
3. COKE WEED – Back To Soft
4. MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
5. JACUZZI BOYS – Jacuzzi Boys
6. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
7. DIARRHEA PLANET – I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
8. DODOS – Carrier
9. KITTEN FOREVER – Pressure
10. SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story

 

Top 5 Adds:

images-11. KING KHAN AND THE SHRINES – Idle No More
2. COACHWHIPS – Hands On The Controls
3. MEAT MARKET – Too Tired
4. JOANNA GRUESOME – Weird Sister
5. GROWLERS – Humdrum Blues

 

 

 

 

This week No Age’s new album, An Object, is topping our charts. I really love this album.  Here is the one of my favorites singles from it called An Impression:

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The War and Peace Tour

warpeace September 6th I had the great pleasure to attend the War and Peace Tour at the Catalyst here in Santa Cruz, Ca.  The tour had all-star underground headliners Immortal Technique and Brother Ali speaking their mind about the injustice and corruption brought forth by the military industrial complex, the prison industrial complex, and the corporate takeover of the media and U.S. government. They brought attention to the hypocrisies in our government’s current reasoning for war with the Syrian government, asked the audience to stop being programmed by the television, and as always, spoke of revolution. These messages were delivered all the while they entertained the pumped up crowd with refined beats, raps, and the essence of true Hip Hop culture. The soft-spoken delivery of Brother Ali made for the perfect balance to the always angry Immortal Technique. After the show they remained loyal to their crowd and stuck around to meet all in attendance and signed whatever anyone had to bring. The tour continues on across the nation until October 4th and I highly recommend you catch one of the dates because it is a show not worth missing.

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B. Ruby Rich on New Queer Cinema, 20 Years Later

 A Conversation with B. Ruby Rich on New Queer Cinema:

Two decades ago, B. Ruby Rich coined the term “New Queer Cinema” in a Sight & Sound essay to describe the movement of emerging independent queer films at film festivals. This March, Rich released a new book entitled “New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut,” which chronicles queer films of the last twenty-one years. The work doesn’t shy away from criticisms yet invokes scholarly and contextualizing discussions on post-1980s LGBTQ cinema. It is Rich’s second book, following Chick Flicks: Theories and Memories of the Feminist Film Movement.

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Rich has had an extensive career around the film industry, writing for the Village Voice, The New York Times, The Chicago Reader and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. She frequents film festivals including Sundance and Toronto, and still manages to find time to teach at UC Santa Cruz, including my Eyecandy Film Journal seminar. After working with Professor Rich for a quarter, I realized she is a walking encyclopedia of all things film; dropping the names of people that she has worked with or met along the way (“John Waters isn’t as weird as you may think”) and recommending the most underground film for whatever topic a student is working with. Even with the iconic nature of her name attached to her person, Professor Rich may be one of the most approachable professors at UCSC. I had the opportunity to speak with Professor Rich on her new book, as well as oppurtunities within the film industry and the changing structures of delivering film criticism. In this interview she also discusses her upcoming endeavors, and explains the draw to the Social Documentation program at UCSC.

The interview is available online through Soundcloud. Listen below by clicking the red play button.

“New Queer Cinema: The Director’s Cut” was released in March 2013 and is available through Duke University Press.