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Andre 3000 is Jimi

John Ridley won an Oscar for his screenplay adaptation of “12 Years A Slave”, but he has a hard time containing his excitement over his next film, “All Is By My Side” Both “12 Years a Slave”and his Jimi Hendrix biopic made their debut at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, but it’s the former that he wrote, directed and executive produced. A complicated man and a difficult movie to make when the Hendrix estate would not allow any of his music to be used. Will people believe Outkast’s Andre 3000 as Jimi? “All Is By My Side” is due for release in May.
Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs

Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs, Tues April 1st

Sylvia Herold and the Rhythm Bugs bring hot swing tunes and retro pop songs from the 1930s-1960s to Don Quixote’s in Felton on Tuesday, April 1st at 7:30pm. Sylvia, popular singer and guitar player from the SF Bay Area (also a member of Wake the Dead, Cats and Jammers, and Euphonia), and her bandmates sing lush three-part harmonies backed by virtuoso instrumental arrangements from high-society jazz to lowdown Basin Street ballads. Their latest “The Spider and the Fly” CD has a hot spot for the past six weeks on the CMJ Jazz charts. Jennifer Scott (Jennifer Scott Trio, piano) and Ed Johnson (guitar) are top notch jazz singers, arrangers and composers who along with Cary Black (Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands, Dan Hicks, bass)  join Sylvia for this evening of swinging songs from a bygone era of lighthearted and fun American jazz and pop songs.

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Latest World Music

imageHow’s your spring break? If the pollen count and your allergies are keeping you inside, you can still sit back and travel the globe like a jet setter with new releases discovered by the KZSC World Music Department. Tops this week are the funky-jazzy Canadian group Souljazz Orchestra, traditional/original Nubian musicians Alsarah & The Nubatones, and Las Cafeteras’ self released album full of Afro-Mexican rhythms. Forget the pollen count; here’s the Top Ten Count of new World Music CDs:

1 SOULJAZZ ORCHESTRA Inner Fire
2 ALSARAH AND THE NUBATONES Silt
3 LAS CAFETERAS It’s Time
4 TINARIWEN Emmaar
5 JAMAZE Around The World
6 BEATS ANTIQUE A Thousand Faces, Act I
7 BOSSACUCANOVA Our Kind Of Bossa
8 VAADAT CHARIGIM The World Is Well Lost
9 RODRIGO Y GABRIELA  9Dead Alive
10 ANGELIQUE KIDJO Eve

And if you’re looking for a strong dose of cumbia, check out this Oakland based group: LA MISA NEGRA “Misa de Medianoche”

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RPM Charts – March 25th

Top 10:

1 TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
2 CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
3 WAVE RACER – Streamers / Future Classic
4 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
5 PATTEN – Estoile Naiant / Warp
6 MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
7 CASHMERE CAT – Wedding Bells [EP] / LuckyMe
8 DAVIDGE – Slo Light / The End 
9 SAINT TIIMBRE – Power / Little Friend
10 CHRIS MALINCHAK – So Good To Me [EP] / Self-Released

Top 5 Adds:

1 CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2 TYCHO – Awake / Ghostly
3 GIGANTA – Force / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
4 JACK BEATS – Beatbox [EP] / OWSLA
5 PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside

Below is one of my favorite tracks from NY producer Conrad Clifton’s trapped-out debut LP. Check out the album in it’s entirety on his Soundcloud as well, you will not be disappointed!

And here’s some new techno courtesy of Giganta and Werkdiscs:

Don’t forget to keep it tuned to 88.1FM! Happy listening!

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Rock Charts – 25th of March

Top 10:

imgres1. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3. AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
4. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
5. JESUS SONS – Jesus Sons
6. TACOCAT – NVM
7. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
8. WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
9. WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
10. NOTHING – Guilty Of Everything

 

Top 5 Adds:

images1. TYCHO – Awake
2. PURE X – Angel
3. S. CAREY – Range Of Light
4. OWLS – Two
5. BURNT ONES – Gift

 

 

 

 

I am loving the new Ava Luna album. It’s soooo groovy. It’s like Prince, the Talking Heads, and the Dirty Projectors all thrown into one amazing album. Here’s one of my favorite tracks called Crown. It’s got a great neo-soul kind of vibe.