In the 1960’s there were few guitarists more prolific and higher profile than Michael Bloomfield. Cutting his teeth with blues masters like Muddy Waters, session playing for Bob Dylan’s famed Highway 61 and backing him up at the legendary “electric” Newport Folk performance of 1965, then serving an essential role in the white rediscovery of the blues with the Paul Butterfield Band before playing at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival with his own band Electric Flag. What could be considered a career of legendary status for most, it was not a bad decade for Mike. In the 70’s he continued to do session work, collaborating frequently with fellow Dylan alum Al Kooper. Plagued by constant insomnia and personal demons, Bloomfield would die of an overdose in 1981. In an effort to elevate his old friend to the legend status he deserves, Al Kooper put together “From His Head to His Heart to His Hands”, a 3 CD box set showcasing some of his finest work. The DVD documentary, ” Sweet Blues” is included as well, profiling Bloomfield at work through all phases of his professional career. For anyone interested in blues, the San Francisco music scene in the late 60’s or the blues revival in America, this is as good a place as any to start. And when you hear his electric guitar, give a nod to Michael Bloomfield.
Greetings Santa Cruz! Here are the CMJ loud rock charts for this week.
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
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
1. 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]
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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:
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:
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
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
KZSC’s Spring Pledge Drive will be happening March 1st. Call in anytime and make a donation for the opportunity to snag one of these pairs of tickets!
Terrravita/Robotic Pirate Monkey
A Tribe Called Red
Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin
Rebecca & Fiona
The Glitch Mob
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue
Metal Alliance Tour 4
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Do you like music festivals? Festival season is coming up around the corner and KZSC has some festival news for you……
Lightning in a Bottle Announces New Location
Lightning In a Bottle Location Announced!
World-renowned, So Cal based event producers, The Do LaB, just announced the new location of their flagship transformative music and arts festival, Lightning in a Bottle. The 2014 installment will take place at the San Antonio Recreation Area in Bradley, CA on Memorial Day weekend May 22nd to May 26th. Lake San Antonio sits almost perfectly in between Los Angeles and San Francisco in the beautiful Monterrey County.
Past musical headliners for Lightning in a Bottle have included -Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Purity Ring, Nicolas Jaar, Rusko, The Glitch Mob ,Beats Antique Emancipator, Lee Burridge, Marques Wyatt, Gramatik, Bonobo, Pumpkin, Shpongle, Thriftworks, Mimosa, and so many more. Music aside, Lightning in a Bottle always features a slew of groundbreaking transformational speakers, world-class yoga classes, and workshops surrounding sustainability and permaculture.
Check out the official 2014 Lightning in a Bottle trailer
Lucent Dossier Experience performs at The Gobi Stage at Coachella 2014
At Coachella 2014, Lucent Dossier Experience will bring their biggest show yet to the Gobi stage on Sunday night, in addition to spell-bounding performances at The Do LaB stage for their 10th year in a row! Known for their unique fusion of tantalizing dance, aerial maneuvers, and heart throbbing electronic music, Lucent Dossier is set for another year of high impact performance.
Having just completed their “Solstice of Dreamers Tour” and teaming up with Cirque Du Soleil for their premiere of “Totem” in Los Angeles, Lucent Dossier has an upcoming bicoastal Valentine stint in LA and New York, and a great festival season ahead with Coachella Music Festival, Lightning in a Bottle Festival on May 22-26, and more.
Learn more about Lucent Dossier Experience below and stay connected for their upcoming music video with Director/Photographer Scott Rhea with new music on the way! www.lucentdossier.com
- In My Life – A Musical Theatre Tribute to the Beatles, Oct 20September 24, 2014 - 4:48 pm
- Zion I Ticket Giveaway + Free AlbumSeptember 24, 2014 - 2:30 pm
- Charts and Adds for the Third Week of SeptemberSeptember 24, 2014 - 2:25 pm
- One to Watch: Jazz: Jon Batiste & Stay HumanSeptember 23, 2014 - 12:35 pm
- TOKiMONSTA ticket giveawaySeptember 19, 2014 - 2:20 pm