Dylan Music

Programmer of the Month: Dylan Music

This month’s Programmer of the Month is DJ Oy-Dog, AKA Dylan Music from the long-running program “Muzikal Jewz.”

Dylan started volunteering at KZSC when he was a senior at UCSC. Then in March of 2008, after completing the broadcasting class,  Dylan was inspired to start the show “Muzikal Jewz,” in order to “make people laugh, dance, cry, and experience Jewish music and culture in all of its forms.”

“It took about 4 hours of prep time per week at first. I started with three Jewish music CDs (Socalled’s “Ghettoblaster,” “Connie Francis Sing Jewish Favorites,” and Black Ox Orkestar’s “Ver Tanz”) and it exploded from there,” said Dylan (aka DJ Oy-Dog). The show has been a staff and audience favorite ever since.

After finishing his Master’s thesis “Beat me Rabbi Eight to the Bar” (about Yiddish swing Jazz life in the U.S. in the early 20th century) and graduating from the Literature Department in 2011, Dylan is now a community member at KZSC and still hosts “Muzikal Jewz” every Sunday from 4PM to 6PM.

A little-known trivia fact: In the summer of 2011, Dylan also created and hosted a show at KZSC called  “Christopher Tracy’s Parade,” which featured music by the purple paisley love god Prince, and his disciples.

Over the years Dylan has also been an 8-time student mentor and twice served in the KZSC program review committee. For his dedication and creativity KZSC declares Dylan Music “programmer of the month,” an honor only bestowed upon the most awesome of staff members!

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Bluegrass Awards Show on Backroads, Sun Nov 23rd

Highlights from the 25th Annual International Bluegrass Music Awards Show will be featured during “Backroads” on Sunday, Nov 23rd between noon and 2pm. Lee Ann Womack and Jerry Douglas host the show that features special performances by The Boxcars, Claire Lynch, The Gibson Brothers, Noam Pikelny Band, Della Mae, Jerry Douglas, The Spinney Brothers with Michael Cleveland, The Seldom Scene, The Del McCoury Band, and more. Tune in for lots of music and laughs between the heartfelt thank-you speeches by the award winners. and the appreciative cheers and applause from the more than 2,000 folks who attended this recent event at Raleigh’s Memorial Auditorium in North Carolina.

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Planet Cruz: Local Comedy at the Rio Theatre

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The Comedians include:

Teresa Tudury , Don Reed as seen on  HBO, Showtime, and The Tonight Show, Kellen Erskine, Dan St. Paul with “What’s Funny After 50?”, Sven Davis, Alan Heit , Ryan Coonerty , and  Zach Friend .

The event will be hosted by Richard Stockton and there will be plenty of  comedy sketches about the state of Santa Cruz for all the locals and neo-locals out there! Where else could a professional comedian space-cowboy come from? Only Santa Cruz!

For more information, Check out their promo video and http://planetcruzcomedy.com/ for all that Planet Cruz has to offer you!

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Fonzie Interviews The Grouch

Fonzie caught up with the Grouch to talk about his upcoming show at the Catalyst, his performance in Los Angeles at Camp Flog Gnaw a few weeks ago, and his latest triple-album with Eligh, The Tortoise and The Crow.

Be sure to attend the How The Grouch Stole Christmas Tour with the GrouchEligh, Cunninlynguists, DJ Abilities, and DJ Fresh coming to the Catalyst on December 4!

You can listen to The Fonzie Scheme every Monday night, 10PM – 12AM!

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World Charts in Mid November

Top 10 New world music:

  1.  BOMBAY ROYALE  The Island Of Dr. Electrico
  2. TOUMANI DIABATE AND SIDIKI DIABATE-Toumani and Sidiki
  3. ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES-Silt
  4. BEBEL GILBERTO-Tudo
  5. ANA TIJOUX-Vengo
  6. SILVA-Ocean View
  7. PELIROJA-Injusticia
  8. IREESH LAL-Ethnotronica
  9. VARIOUS ARTISTS-Psychedelic Planet
  10. CECILIA NOEL -Havana Rocks

downloadNew world adds:

BATIDA-Dois

ARTO AND ANTTI JA„RVELA„-Os Fera Liluli

SAMMY FIGUEROA AND GLAUCIA NASSER-Talisman

PERUQUOIS-The Original Essence

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RPM Charts – Mid-November

Top 10:

1. BAAUER – Beta / LuckyMe
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. ARCA – Xen / Mute
4. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
5. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
6. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
7. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.4 / Hyperdub
9. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
10. ODESZA – In Return / Counter

Top 5 Adds:

1. MACHINEDRUM – Vapor City Archives / Ninja Tune
2. JON HOPKINS – Asleep Versions / Domino
3. FADED RANGER – Mechanical Tonight / HFN
4. EPHEMERALS – You Made Us Change [EP] / Jalapeño
5. TOSCA – Outta Here / !K7

Have a listen to a new one from Baauer:

And check out the video for the opening track of Arca’s new album Xen; it is stunning: