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KZSC Store Closing Soon

KZSC’s roadside Pledge Drive Store opened in October. We stuffed it with music and DVDs, right next to our KZSC Brand Factory Outlet. Our landlord tells us we have to move along and make way for the plastic Santa display and a bunch of holiday stuff. Before they boot us out, we suggest you look at  the cool stuff available for yourself or others. BONUS: all funds from purchases and donations go toward The Great 88’s operating costs for the next six months. Check out the DONATE page today.

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November Loud Rock Charts

Our top chart for November, Protest the Hero, is playing in San Francisco on Friday at Slim’s. If you’re a fan of good music, definitely check them out! They put on great live performances.

 

symphonies1    LEAVES’ EYES    Symphonies Of The Night    Napalm
2    GENERATION KILL    We’re All Gonna Die    Nuclear Blast
3    AFTER THE BURIAL    “A Wolf Among Ravens” [Single]    Sumerian
4    VARIOUS ARTISTS    Thriller: A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson    Cleopatra
5    BAD RELIGION    Christmas Songs    Epitaph

 

 

 

volition1    PROTEST THE HERO    Volition    Razor and Tie
2    SKELETONWITCH    Serpents Unleashed    Prosthetic
3    REFLECTIONS    Exist    eOne
4    NORTHLANE    Singularity    UNFD
5    KATAKLYSM    Waiting For The End To Come    Nuclear Blast
6    DEAD LETTER CIRCUS    The Catalyst Fire    The End
7    NEUROTIC NOVEMBER    Anunnaki    Victory Records
8    IMPENDING DOOM    Death Will Reign    eOne
9    HAIL OF BULLETS    III The Rommel Chronicles    Metal Blade
10    LAST TEN SECONDS OF LIFE    Invivo/Exvivo    Density

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Rock Charts – Mid November

Top 10:

142347_thumb1. COSMONAUTS – Persona Non Grata
2. LA LUZ – It’s Alive
3. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
4. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
5. CRYSTAL ANTLERS – Nothing Is Real
6. NOBUNNY – Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror
7. COACHWHIPS – Hands On The Controls
8. DR. DOG – B-Room
9. DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
10. PARQUET COURTS – Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. WHITE FENCE – Live In San Francisco
2. DESTROYER – Five Spanish Songs
3. PAMPERS – Pampers
4. THROWING MUSES – Purgatory/Paradises
5. BARDO POND – Venus On Earth

 

 

We’re really excited about Castle Face’s release of White Fence – Live in San Francisco here at the station. Here’s a track from it, called Swagger Vets:

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Mid-November New Jazz Releases

What’s happenin’ in jazz?  Here it is:

Top New Jazz Releases:

1    BEATA PATER    Golden Lady    Self-Released
2    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note
3    BILL MAYS AND THE INVENTIONS TRIO    Life’s A Movie    Chiaroscuro
4    DAVID SILLS    Blue’s The New Green    Gut String
5    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines
6    JOSHUA SHNEIDER    Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra    Brooklyn Jazz Underground
7    SUZI STERN    Romancing The Dark    Bus Biscuit
8    ZOOT SIMS    Compatibility    Delmark REcords
9    RESONANCE    Introductions    Mandala
10    JAZZ COMBUSTION UPRISING    Self-Immolation    Flaming Hakama

Just In:
1    MATT BAKER    Underground    Self-Released
2    B.D. LENZ    Ready Or Not    Jade Buddah
3    JUAN GARCIA-HERREROS SNOW OWL    Normas    Inner Circle
4    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music
5    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Sketches Of Spain    BMF

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KZSC Music Sale SATURDAY!

What could be better than being surrounded by music and the passionate fanatics drawn to it? Other than winning the Irish Sweepstakes, not much. If you’re a record collector or just like people watching, the annual KZSC Ultimate Music Sale should be your destination Saturday, November 23rd. Dozens of music vendors will be selling everything from rare collectibles to bargain-priced vinyl and CDs. And back by popular demand, The Great 88 will have a separate titanic table with no item over 25 cents. Fun for the whole family and a Santa Cruz tradition in the fall, the Ultimate Music Sale is…well, the ultimate. FREE admission; FREE parking. Get there early for best selection. The double doors open at 10 AM Saturday, November 23rd. Follow the signs and balloons to the Crown/Merrill Cultural Center on the UCSC campus. More info and pictures on our Facebook Page.

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November RPM Charts

Top 10:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 RANGE Nonfiction Donky Pitch
3 BOOKA SHADE Eve Embassy Of Music
4 MOUNT KIMBIE CSFLY Remixes [EP] Warp
5 DECO Timescales Deceast
6 SPECIAL REQUEST Soul Music Houndstooth
7 SHIGETO No Better Time Than Now Ghostly
8 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
9 JAMES BLAKE Overgrown Republic
10 ALLUXE Nomad Electronic Creatives

Top 5 Adds:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 KRAAK AND SMAAK Chrome Waves Jalapeno
3 ELIZABETH ROSE EP2 Inertia
4 SON LUX Lanterns Joyful Noise
5 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly