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Rock Charts – Mid-August

HUNXXXX!  We’ve been loving the new Hunx and His Punx album at The Great 88.  Here’s our current Top 10:

images-11 HUNX AND HIS PUNX Street Punk
2 SMITH WESTERNS Soft Will
3 COOL GHOULS Cool Ghouls
4 MALLARD Finding Meaning In Deference
5 BASS DRUM OF DEATH Bass Drum Of Death
6 GOGOL BORDELLO Pura Vida Conspiracy
7 BOOKER T Sound The Alarm
8 RUNNING Vaguely Ethnic
9 KING TUFF Was Dead
10 SALVIA PLATH The Bardo Story

 

Also:

images1 HIATUS KAIYOTE Tawk Tomahawk
2 DIARRHEA PLANET I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams
3 SUPERCHUNK I Hate Music
4 JULIA HOLTER Loud City Song
5 DESTRUCTION UNIT Deep Trip

 

 

 

 

This week we’ve got two Top 10 debuts from Thee Oh Sees’s record label Castle Face: The Mallard’s Finding Meaning in Deference and Running’s Vaguely Ethnic.  Both are definitely worth a listen.

Here’s a track from The Mallard:

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Rock Charts – August 6th

Top 10:

images-11 HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
2 SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
3 BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
4 COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
5 KING TUFF – Was Dead
6 BOOKER T – Sound The Alarm
7 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House
8 SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story
9 SPEEDY ORTIZ – Major Arcana
10 SURFER BLOOD – Pythons

 

Adds:

picture1 WASHED OUT – Paracosm
2 MEDICINE – To The Happy Few
3 RUNNING – Vaguely Ethnic
4 KITTEN FOREVER – Pressure
5 SURF CITY – We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This

 

 

 

 

 

The amazing shoegaze band, Medicine, just released a new album on Captured Tracks called To The Happy Few. It is definitely worth checking out!

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Sculpture IS 2013

Looking for adventure right before summer comes to an end?  Sierra Azul Nursery & Garden has joined up with the Pajaro Valley arts council and put together the 7th annual show Sculpture IS 2013.  Walk through and enjoy over 100 sculptures placed throughout the 2- acre  demonstration garden. Pack a lunch, bring a blanket, invite friends & family to relax and enjoy the exhibit!

Sierra Azul Nursery & Garden is located 2660 East Lake Ave., Watsonville.  Hours are from 9 am – 5:30 pm

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MGMT still finding ways to out-weird themselves

MGMT’s self titled third album won’t be released until September but they have come out with one trippy new music video for their new single “Your Life is a Lie.” What I love about MGMT is that they always find a way to out-weird themselves.

 

 

 

Now I know what you’re thinking, “Is my life a lie? Have I wasted these years looking at pictures of cats online? Why does watching a man eating a banana make me so uncomfortable.” I can’t really answer any of these questions for you, but I can tell you this much, I don’t know what is going on in this video.

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Rock Charts – First Week Of August

First day of August; here’s the KZSC Rock Top 10:

  1.  HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
  2. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
  3.  SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
  4.  BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
  5.  KING TUFF – Was Dead
  6.  DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream
  7.  SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House
  8.  SURFER BLOOD – Pythons
  9.  ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs
  10.  SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story

Runners Up Worth Listening To:

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MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
MEAN LADY – Love Now
PAPER KITES – Young North [EP]
FLAAMINGOS – Flaamingos
BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction

 

 

 

In addition to being really excited about the new Mallard album, I’m loving Mean Lady’s debut album, Love Now. Here’s one of my favorite tracks from it called Far Away:

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Brootalisk’s Top Ten Albums of the Half Year

Since everyone is doing it, I thought I’d jump on the bandwagon (that’s what all the cool kids are doing, right?) and share the ten albums in 2013 that have made me change my booty shorts more than I’d like to admit. Without further ado, here are my ten favorite albums of the year so far (in alphabetical order). Oh, and I think it goes without saying that if you haven’t heard an album listed here, do yourself a kindness and crank that shit up.

Altar-of-Plagues-Teethed-Glory-InjuryAltar of PlaguesTeethed Glory and Injury

 

 

 

 

 

Anciients-Heart-of-Oak-SmallAnciientsHeart of Oak

 

 

 

 

 

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Deafheaven_-_Sunbather_LPDeafheavenSunbather

 

 

 

 

 

Intronaut-Habitual-Levitations-800x800IntronautHabitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)

 

 

 

 

 

Leprous-CoalLeprousCoal

 

 

 

 

 

mouth-of-the-architect-dawningMouth of the ArchitectDawning

 

 

 

 

 

TheOcean-PelagialThe OceanPelagial

 

 

 

 

 

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Scale-the-Summit-The-MigrationScale the SummitThe Migration

 

 

 

 

 

Another 10 bands to keep on the lookout in the 2nd half of 2013: AlcestBehemoth, Exivious, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Gorguts, Opeth, Protest the Hero, Revocation, Rosetta, Russian Circles.