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!!!
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!
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:
This week Thee Oh Sees jumped back to #1 and Flashlights album Bummer Summer got a top add!
1. 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:
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:
As it is apparently, all goods things must come to an end. Lucky for us at KZSC, things are just starting to heat up for the jazz and blues department thanks to some great adds and tunes. Most notable, the latest album Trios Live Nonesuch from American saxophonist Joshua Redman. And soccer fans are not the only ones looking towards Brazil (or the “South American way”) around this time. The department has been getting some wonderful bossa nova music to satisfy your cool jazz needs. Keep it cool, Santa Cruz.
1 AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint Blue Note
2 BOBBY HUTCHERSON Enjoy The View BlueNote
3 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
4 HIROMI Alive Telarc
5 JACKIE ALLEN My Favorite Color Self-Released
6 OMAR SOSA Live a FIP Ota
7 JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Blue Note
8 GINGER BAKER Why? Motema
9 TRIOLOGY Triology Cellar Live
10 ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ The Invasion Parade Mack Avenue
1 JOSHUA REDMAN Trios Live Nonesuch
2 MICHAEL BELLAR AND THE AS-IS ENSEMBLE Oh No Oh Wow Left3
3 BOSSA NOVA SINOFONICO Recordando A Antonio C. Jobin
4 CHARITO Non Stop To Brazil CR
5 NATE NAJAR TRIO Aquarela Do Brasil Candid
The multiple Grammy Award winning Cajun band BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet will be playing for a dance at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA at 7pm on Sunday, June 29, 2014. Native Acadian fiddler Michael Doucet has spearheaded this band for the past 37 years, with styles ranging from straight forward traditional tunes and songs from the heart of Louisiana to dance music blending elements of Cajun and Zydeco with some New Orleans jazz, country, and blues. Their recently released CD “From Bamako to Carencro” traces a connection between the West African music of Mali and the suburbs of Lafayette, Louisiana with creatively joyful dance music. Get your dancing shoes ready for an evening of pulsating fun.