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Vote For KZSC!

Odds are KZSC will never win an Oscar, however we have been voted “Best Radio Station” many times in the past. That was then – this is now…the 2014 Santa Cruz Weekly Gold Awards. You need to vote for a minimum of 25 categories and one, we hope, will be for The Great 88. You can vote on-line right now; deadline to make your decisions is the end of February. And who knows? We might win an award for “Best Documentary About A College Radio Station” with this KZSC FILM. Thank you Nikki O’Neil for the production.

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Loud Rock Charts February 25th

Greetings Santa Cruz! Here are the CMJ loud rock charts for this week.
ADDS
1    BLACK EXPLOSION    Elements Of Doom    Metalville
2    VANDEN PLAS    Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)    Frontiers
3    CHRYSALIS    Focus On The Center    Self-Released
4    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
5    SOCKS    The Socks    The End-Small Stone

CHARTS
1    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
2    WITHIN TEMPTATION    Hydra    Nuclear Blast
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    ICED EARTH    Plagues Of Babylon    Century Media
5    FOR TODAY    Fight The Silence    Razor and Tie
6    SLOUGH FEG    Digital Resistance    Metal Blade
7    SKINDRED    Kill The Power    Cooking Vinyl-Red River
8    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
9    LIONIZE    Jetpack Soundtrack    Weathermaker
10    ADRENALINE MOB    Men Of Honor    Century Media

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Rock Charts – Last Week of February!

Top 10:

imgres1. TOGETHER PANGEA – Badillac
2. DUM DUM GIRLS – Too True
3. HABIBI – Habibi
4. ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now
5. WARPAINT – Warpaint
6. HOSPITALITY – Trouble
7. SHARON JONES AND THE DAP-KINGS – Give The People What They Want
8. POW! – Hi-Tech Boom
9. MOZES AND THE FIRSTBORN – Mozes And The Firstborn
10. SPEEDY ORTIZ – Real Hair [EP]

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres-11. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
2. TACOCAT – NVM
3. PHANTOGRAM – Voices
4. FALCON EDDY – Kill The Artist
5. ETERNAL SUMMERS – The Drop Beneath

 

 

 

 

Everybody’s freaking out about this new Natural Child album. I’m sure you’ll be hearing a lot of it on KZSC for the next few weeks! Here’s a track from it:

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Ani DiFranco March 5th

Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco was considered a “folk punk” artist when she recorded her first albums in 1997 and ’98. Her style and message got her nominated for “Best Female Rock Vocal Performance” at the Grammys both years. Driven by social activism and a restless creativity, she continually leads herself and her listeners into ever more exciting territory. Touring with a five-piece band, Ani DiFranco comes to the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz Wednesday, March 5th. Showtime is 8 pm.

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The Jazz Charts: February 24th

Happy Monday!

We here at KZSC are absolutely overwhelmed with excitement about the new titles that have been coming in! There’s almost too much stuff to fit on a top ten chart, but we’ll do our best. Here’s what’s hot with Jazz at KZSC this week:

CHARTS:

1    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
2    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
3    PAT METHENY UNITY GROUP    Kin    Nonesuch
4    CATHERINE RUSSELL    Bring It Back    Jazz Village
5    ULYSSES OWENS    Onward And Upward    D-Clef
6    BOBBY WATSON    Check Cashing Day    Lafiya
7    JAMES BRANDON LEWIS    Divine Travels    OKeh
8    VINCENT HERRING    The Uptown Shuffle    Smoke Session
9    CORY WEEDS QUINTET    Let’s Go    Cellar Live
10    TIM HEGARTY    Tribute

ADDS:

1    BEN FLOCKS    Battle Mountain
2    TAKUYA KURODA    Rising Son    Blue Note
3    BRAD MEHLDAU & MARK GUILIANA    Taming the Dragon
4    SCOTT JEPPESEN    El Guapo
5    DHAFER YOUSSEF    Birds Requiem    OKeh

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Lúnasa, Mon Feb 24th

Lúnasa, one of the outstanding traditional bands from Ireland,  will be performing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Monday, February 24, 2014 at 7:30pm. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay, the band includes Seán Smyth (fiddle and low whistles), Kevin Crawford (flute, low whistles and tin whistles), Cillian Vallely (uilleann pipes and low whistles), Trevor Hutchinson (double bass) and the group’s newest member Ed Boyd (guitar). As an all-instrumental band, they play a diverse array of their own compositions, as well as traditional melodies from Ireland and other Celtic regions including Brittany, Galicia, Asturias, and Scotland, often weaving tunes in medleys that build in rhythmic excitement with intricate harmonies. Nominees and winners of numerous awards including Best Traditional Album of the Year in Ireland, and Folk Album of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Awards, they have also performed for President Obama in the White House and collaborated with Billy Bragg, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Roseanne Cash in concert to much acclaim.