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Bloomfield Box Set Revisits 60’s Icon

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.

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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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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

Concert Tickets for KZSC Spring Pledge Drive 2014

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!

 

The Catalyst 

Michael Mcdonald

Shpongle

Blue October

Terrravita/Robotic Pirate Monkey

A Tribe Called Red

CunninLynguists

Zoso: The Ultimate Led Zepplin

Rebecca & Fiona

Greensky Bluegrass

EOTO

A-1

 

The Warfield

Ledisi

Lisa Lampanelli

The Glitch Mob

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

 

The Regency

Schoolboy Q

Mogwai

Metal Alliance Tour 4

Charles Bradley

 

The Wailers
Collie Buddz

 Fox Theater: 

Flogging Molly

 

 

Thank you for supporting your local radio station, we love you!

Happy Valentine’s Day ♡

 

 

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Festival News…. Lightning in a Bottle 2014 and Lucent Dossier Experience at Coachella

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 LightsPurity RingNicolas Jaar, Rusko, The Glitch Mob ,Beats Antique Emancipator, Lee Burridge,  Marques WyattGramatikBonobo, Pumpkin, ShpongleThriftworksMimosa, 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

Lightning in a Bottle Facebook Event Page

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