Programmer of the Month: Matt Wranovics (DJ SPONDEE)

February’s programmer of the month is DJ SPONDEE (aka Matt Wranovics) with KZSC’s fuzziest program Fuzz Tone.

Gracing Santa Cruz and the world with the best of noise rock, lo-fi, garage, experimental rock and your daily dose of guitar distortion and reverb, Matt week after week delivers quality programming with a particular passion for rock ‘n roll that’s

DJ SPONDEE with Beat Happening's Calvin Johnson

DJ SPONDEE with Beat Happening’s own Calvin Johnson!

hard to find. Rumor has it that the slightest reference to rock in Matt’s presence will light up his face and get him talking about the latest Ty Segall record or Beat Happening demo — he loves the genre, and on Fuzz Tone, it definitely shows.

Matt started volunteering (and became both an asset to the station and a KZSC fixture) in fall 2012 (the start of his freshman year, no less!) and started DJing his own program in summer 2013.  He also subbed on some other KZSC favorites, such as Joe’s Garage and Kill Fugly Radio.

Get your fuzz fix every Friday, 7-8:30 p.m. on Fuzz Tone with DJ SPONDEE. You won’t want to miss it.

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Loud Rock Charts February 11th

Hello Santa Cruz.  Here are the CMJ charts and adds for February 11th.


1    WOUNDED KINGS    Consolamentium    Candlelight Records
2    SARKE    Aruagint    INDIE
3    VAN CANTO    Dawn Of The Brave    Napalm
4    BIBLICAL    Monsoon Season    New Damage
5    UNTIL DAWN    Horizon    Workhorse

1    PRIMAL FEAR    Delivering The Black    Frontiers
2    TRUCKFIGHTERS    Universe    Fuzzorama
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    WITHIN TEMPTATION    Hydra    Nuclear Blast
5    HAIL OF BULLETS    III The Rommel Chronicles    Metal Blade
6    ARTILLERY    Legions    Metal Blade
7    RIVERS OF NIHIL    The Conscious Seed Of Light    Metal Blade
8    INTERVALS    “Ephemeral” [Single]    Self-Released
9    GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH    New Machines Of The Night    Pitch Black
10    THROWDOWN    Intolerance    eOne


Hawaiian Slack Key Feb. 18th

They may slack their guitar strings, but don’t you slack off!  Come honor the music and the heritage of Hawai’i at the Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar Masters show with three of the greats: George Kuo, Martin Pahinui and Aaron Mahi. George Kuo is a direct line to the Hawaiian Renaissance of the 1970s, as he brings the experience of playing alongside the guitar masters like Sonny Chillingworth and Raymond Kane.  Aaron Mahi has been the longtime director of the famous Honolulu Royal Hawaiian Band. And most fans recognize the Pahinui family name in Hawaiian music. Martin makes you feel like you are at an old style front porch party with musicians trading riffs and vocals. Warm up your winter with three truly great performers at Don Quixote’s in Felton Tuesday, February 18th.  Showtime is 7:30 pm.


Lovefest Friday

No matter if your loved one is four legged, two legged or has other appendages, February 14th is Valentine’s Day. We know it’s important to spread love the other 364 days of the year, but The Great 88 will do our part to make it a special holiday for you and your significant other(s). Tune in for the kind of mushy stuff that makes you quiver all day and into the evening on KZSC.


The Jazz Charts: Second Week of February

We’re glad you made it through the first week!


1    CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT    WomanChild    Mack Ave.
3    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
4    ANTON SCHWARTZ    Flash Mob    Antonjazz
5    BRIAN GEPHART    Standing On Two Feet    Origin
6    KNEEBODY    The Line    Concord
7    NILSON MATTA    Black Orpheus    Motema
8    JOE SULLIVAN    Whiskey Jack Waltz    Perry Lake
10    MIKE JONES TRIO    Plays Well With Others    Capri


1    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale
2    T.K. BLUE    A Warm Embrace    Blujazz
3    SAX RUINS    Blimmguass    Skin Graft
4    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    The Invasion Parade    Mack Avenue

If you’re in town and don’t want to upset your special someone around Valentine’s Day, take her/him/they to Cecile McLorin Salvant’s concert at Kuumbwa Jazz – that’s Saturday, February 15th! There will be a 7:00 pm AND 9:00pm show.

Maybe I’ll see ya there!


Rock Charts – Second Week of February

Top 10:

m_HxnJbaWr5v3I_XWHztk4A1. TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
2. BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe
3. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want
4. ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor
5. HABIBI – Habibi
6. DAMIEN JURADO – Brothers And Sisters Of The Eternal Son
7. PAINTED PALMS – Forever
9. JUAN WAUTERS – N.A.P. North American Poetry
10. CHEAP TIME – Exit Smiles


Top 5 Adds:

images1. BLEEDING RAINBOW – Interrupt
2. PYPY – Pagan Day
3. BROKEN BELLS – After The Disco
4. EAGULLS – Eagulls
5. TEMPLES – Sun Structures





Here’s a track by Bleeding Rainbow!!