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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

 

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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.

Charts:

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
7 CATERINA ZAPPONI Romantica
8 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
9 BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND Landmarks Blue Note
10 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
Adds:
1 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
2 ELIO VILLAFRANCA AND THE JASS SYNCOPATORS Caribbean Tinge Motema
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

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHv2fDwdJS8]

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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 riotheatre.com, but until then, rock out in your dreams!!!

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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!

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RPM Charts – Week of July 1st

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
3. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
4. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder
5. BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure
6. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
10. MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:

1. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
2. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released
3. ENO-HYDE – High Life / Warp
4. KIMEKAI – Coral Dreams / Hush Hush
5. KELIS – Food / Ninja Tune

Lone is #1 this week, and for good reason! Listen to Aurora Northern Quarter, a dreamy piece from the album “Reality Testing” below:

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Rock Charts – July 1st!

This week Thee Oh Sees jumped back to #1 and Flashlights album Bummer Summer got a top add!

Top 10:

ee1edafa8a13824e022e32efb22cdcc4d001b5c21. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?
3. WOODS - With Light and With Love
4. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys Matador-Arts And Crafts
5. DEATH III – Drag City
6. FRESH AND ONLYS – House Of Spirits Mexican Summer
7. R.E.M. – Unplugged: The Complete 1991 And 2001 Sessions Rhino
8. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto Third Man
9. ANTLERS – Familiars Anti
10. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy Domino

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. FLASHLIGHTS – Bummer Summer
2. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?
3. BORIS – Noise
4. BEVERLY – Careers
5. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System

 

 

 

The new album by Thee Oh Sees has been charting very well at KZSC since it arrived in the mail. Thee Oh Sees have always gotten a lot of love from KZSC djs, and this album is an amazing addition to their already outstanding body of work. Here’s a super cool song off of their album entitled King’s Nose: