RPM Charts – Mid-July

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
3. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
4. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
5. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
6. S-TYPE – Rosario [EP] / LuckyMe
7. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
8. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
9. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
10. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released

Top 5 Adds:

1. XENO AND OAKLANDER – Par Avion / Ghostly International
2. ANUSHKA – Broken Circuit / Brownswood
3. THE BUG – Angels And Devils Radio Sampler / Ninja Tune
4. VICEROY – “The Life” [Single] / Self-Released
5. BRIGHT LIGHT, BRIGHT LIGHT – Life Is Easy / Red-Self Raising

Scottish producer S-Type’s new EP, “Rosario,” out via LuckyMe Records, brings a fresh sound to trap with unique samples and funky synth work:

Gabe Kittle

Poet Gabe Kittle, Live on KZSC–Thurs July 17 at 7PM

Thursday July 17th be sure to tune in to “Happy beyond words” with me, DJ Roux, to hear a special live poetry reading with Gabe Kittle, a local poet and teacher! He will be sharing his poetry with us as well as talking about his poetry workshop at the tannery arts center and his upcoming projects. It’s sure to be very exciting and I hope you all tune in!

Check out Gabe reading “Writing a new world,” in a film by Jake Cushnir.


Upcoming Shows @ The Catalyst + Ticket Giveaways

Oh. My. God. Becky, look at this summer lineup at the Catalyst. Stay tuned next week for a chance to win tickets to Sir Mix-A-Lot, Opio, Shwayze, and more!

Here are the upcoming shows for the month of July:
7/10 – Through The Roots / Miss Lonely Hearts (Atrium)

7/11 – Bleeding Through

7/12 – Sin Sisters Burlesque

7/13 – Fountain of Bile

7/16 – Craft Spells

7/17  – The Native Sibling

7/18 – Wolves in the Throne Room / Sir Mix-A-Lot (Atrium)

7/19 – Shwayze / The Polyphonic Spree (Atrium)

7/20 – Opio / Free The Robots

7/ 22 – Sapient

7/23 – Rittz / Vultures At Arms Reach (Atrium)

7/24 – Jason Cruz & Howl

7/25 – Taj He Spit

7/26 – The Hold up / Stellar Corpses (Atrium)

7/27 – Castle

7/28 – Kevin Gates

7/31 – Xiu Xiu



Charts and Adds: First Week of July

Summer is in full swing. Kids are running around with sticky popsicle stained fingers. People zum by on Easter egg colored beach crusiers. And we are at the Great 88, keep you updated on what’s new and spinning in the world of jazz. One artist, I think we should all keep our eyes out for is Berklee alum Melissa Aldana. This Chilean native debuts her killer sax skills on her album Melissa Aldana and  the Crash Trio (Concord), which features Francisco Mela on drums and Pablo Menares on bass. The album is melodically rich and dense, but also touches on her Latin roots in just the right ways.


1 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
2 AMY CERVINI Jazz Country Anzic 
3 ARTURO O’FARRILL The Offense Of The Drum Motema
4 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope
5 BARBARA WEEN Detour Ahead
6 STEVE KHAN Subtext
8 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
10 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
1 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
3 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
4 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
5 CORY WEEDS As Of Now Cellar Live



Andrew Jackson Jihad + Hard Girls + Dogbreth at the Rio Theatre 7/29

Acoustic-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad don’t like jerks — just ask the handbill for their upcoming Santa Cruz show. On Tuesday, July 29th, the whip-smart antifolk troubadours stop at the Rio Theatre for an all-ages gig with post-punk trio Hard Girls and “pup-punk” sextet Dogbreth. This lineup should raise DIY hell and cannot be missed. Plus, you’re likely to find many of our loyal staffers there to witness the madness and probably hand out some KZSC stickers n’ other media while we’re at it! For more information or tickets, check out, but until then, rock out in your dreams!!!


Programmer of the Month: Shay Stoklos (DJ Lux)

She’s young, talented and committed to KZSC. What’s left to say about Shay? “DJ Lux” as she’s known on the airwaves is now a card-carrying member of KZSC’s Program Review Committee. Fun family fact: her father was one of the greatest beach volleyball players of all time. We get to talk with her every week through email; you will be able to hear Shay next October when she joins many of our returning students on KZSC’s fall program schedule.Congratulations Shay for being June’s programmer of the month!