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Punky Prima Donna!

Once again the punky pop prima donna is back and better than ever! After the large success of her intimately emotional yet rough 2008 album, ‘Fun House,’ P!nk continues to pour even more soul into her newly released album, ‘The Truth About Love.’  The hardcore tough loving artist reveals more of her past with a range of bass-tastic beats and soft beautiful melodies. She also includes a slew of fellow artists including the main singer from the band ‘FUN’ Nate Ruess, Eminem, and Lily Rose Cooper.

To top off her fame and success P!nk also celebrated the birth of her new baby girl, Willow. Yet, the proud Mama isn’t ready to stop there. She will also be starring in the new film, ‘Thanks For Sharing,’ a comedic drama that focuses on several individuals coping with sex addiction in a world filled with social pressures fueled by sexual advertisements. The film also stars Marc Ruffalow, Gwyneth Paltrow, Josh Gad, Tim Robins, and more.

Also, catch her ‘Truth About Love’ tour running now through November 8th. Spaces are limited and some shows have already sold out, be sure to get your tickets soon!

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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: