Rock Charts – Second Week of April

Top 10:

blackdenney1. DENNEY AND THE JETS – Mexican Coke
2. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
3. PERFECT PUSSY – Say Yes To Love
4. COATHANGERS – Suck My Shirt
5. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
6. WAR ON DRUGS – Lost In The Dream
7. PINS – Girls Like Us
8. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
9. WARM SODA – Young Reckless Hearts
10. AVEY TARE’S SLASHER FLICKS – Enter The Slasher House



Top 5 Adds:

Wye Oak1. WYE OAK – Shriek
3. SWF – Let It Be Told
4. BLACK ANGELS – Clear Lake Forest
5. SPITS – Kill The Kool





I’m incredibly excited about the new release from Death. It’s a remastering and debut of some of their recordings made in the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Their last releases on Drag City have been really great. I’m hoping you’ll be hearing of lot of this record on KZSC in the next few weeks! Here’s a great song from their last release.



The Jazz Charts: 2nd week of April

It is my understanding that springtime is the best time to hear good jazz- and boy, is there plenty of it. Here’s just a few of the fine musical fruits that you can pick this Spring, and what’s been hot so far. How do you like them apples?

Top Ten Charts:

1    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    The Imagined Savior Is Far Easier To Paint    Blue Note
2    DAVID KRAKAUER    The Big Picture    Self-Released
3    BAD PLUS    The Rite Of Spring    Sony Masterworks
4    JEFF BALLARD TRIO    Time’s Tale    OKeh
5    SHAWN MAXWELL’S ALLIANCE    Shawn Maxwell’s Alliance    Chicago Sessions
6    KROM    Krom    Self-Released
7    RENE MARIE    I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt    Motema
8    SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET    Exploding Syndrome    Shnack
9    SNARKY PUPPY    We Like It Here
10    IAN CAREY AND BEN STOLOROW    Duocracy    Kabocha
Top Adds to KZSC Jazz:

riteofspring1    MARK EGAN    About Now    Wavetone
2    ZARA MCFARLANE    If You Knew Her    Brownswood
3    ZAN STEWART    The Street Is Making Music
4    PETE MCGUINNESS JAZZ ORCHESTRA    Strength In Numbers    Summit
5    BAD PLUS    The Rite Of Spring    Sony Masterworks

So, the irresistable jazz power trio The Bad Plus has come out with their latest album – The Rite of Spring, their rendition of a ballet composed by classical legend Igor Stravinsky. Did you know that the original performance of this piece caused a riot in Russia in 1913? Well, I guess folks just weren’t ready for such an intensity of sound at that time…But things are different now, The Bad Plus surely takes Stravinsky’s composition to a new level in this release. Check out the 2011 live debut of their arrangement below.


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Loud Rock Charts 4-8

Here are this weeks CMJ charts for your viewing pleasure.  I had to give Behemoth number one after seeing them slay on Sunday in San Francisco.ADDS
1    OFF!    Wasted Years    Vice
2    BLACK LABEL SOCIETY    Catacombs Of The Black Vatican    eOne
3    TROLLFEST    Kaptein Kaos    Napalm
4    MOTORHEAD    “Crying Shame” [Single]    UDR
5    CHIODOS    Devil    Razor and Tie

1    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
2    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
3    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
4    HAMMERCULT    Steelcrusher    SPV
5    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
6    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
7    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
8    MENACE    Impact Velocity    Season Of Mist
9    OUR LAST ENEMY    Pariah    Eclipse
10    HIRAX    Immortal Legacy    SPV

Evian Christ - Waterfall EP

RPM Charts – April 8th

Top 10:

1. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
2. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
3. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
4. EVIAN CHRIST – Waterfall [EP] / Tri Angle
5. S-TYPE – “Billboard (Lido Remix)” [Single] / LuckyMe
6. KELIS – Rumble And Breach Remix / Ninja Tune
7. ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune
8. LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune
9. MACHINEDRUM – Fenris District [EP] / Ninja Tune
10. PATTEN – Estoile / Naiant Warp

Top 5 Adds:

1. PANTHER GOD – Golden Changes / Outside
2. HTRK – Psychic 9-5 Club / Ghostly International
3. KI:THEORY – Kitty Hawk Deluxe / Kringer
4. S-TYPE – “Billboard (Lido Remix)” [Single] / LuckyMe
5. TEEBS – Estara / Brainfeeder

You’ll definitely want to hear Lido’s take on “Billboard” by S-Type; this is Rocky taken to another level:

And you won’t be able to sit still when you hear Evian Christ’s Waterfall EP, out on Tri-Angle Records:


Rock Charts – First of April!

Top 10:

images1. TACOCAT – NVM
2. ST. VINCENT – St. Vincent
3. BLACK LIPS – Underneath The Rainbow
4. ANGEL OLSEN – Burn Your Fire For No Witness
5. NATURAL CHILD – Dancin’ With Wolves
6. AVA LUNA – Electric Balloon
7. COATHANGERS – Suck My Shirt
8. BECK – Morning Phase
9. CHERRY GLAZERR- Haxel Princess
10. REAL ESTATE – Atlas


Top 5 Adds:

images1. MAC DEMARCO – Salad Days
2. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else
4. SEPTEMBER GIRLS – Cursing The Sea





Here’s some Mac DeMarco for ya!


Loud Rock Charts 4-1

Greetings metal community.  Here are the charts and adds for this last week of march.  Sorry for the slightly delayed notification, I have been sleeping off a mean bangover from seeing Exmortus last night.

1    RONNIE JAMES DIO    This Is Your Life    Rhino
2    STEEL PANTHER    All You Can Eat    Kobalt-Open E
3    PILGRIM    II: Void Worship    Metal Blade
4    HATRIOT    Dawn Of The New Centurion    Massacre
5    CREMATORY    Antiserum

1    ANIMALS AS LEADERS    The Joy Of Motion    Sumerian
2    ASSASSINS    War Of Aggression    Entertainment One
3    BEHEMOTH    The Satanist    Metal Blade
4    CYNIC    Kindly Bent To Free Us    Season Of Mist
5    SOCKS    The Socks    Small Stone
6    EARTH CRISIS    Salvation Of Innocents    Candlelight
7    BODYFARM    The Coming Scourge    Cyclone Empire
8    COMEBACK KID    Die Knowing    Victory
9    DEMON HUNTER    Extremist    Solid State
10    FLOTSAM AND JETSAM    No Place For Disgrace – 2014    Metal Blade