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Rock Charts – Last Week of June!

Top 10:

WYR0514tubejktnoguidlines1. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
2. ORWELLS – Disgraceland
3. FUCKED UP – Glass Boy
4. THEE OH SEES – Drop
5. WOODS – With Light And With Love
6. CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH – Only Run
7. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
8. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy
9. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
10. FRESH AND ONLYS – House Of Spirits

 

Top 5 Adds:

tigers-jaw-charmer1. TIGERS JAW – Charmer
2. A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW – Sea When Absent
3. DONOVAN BLANC – Donovan Blanc
4. BLACK BANANAS – Electric Brick Wall
5. 1, 2, 3 – Big Weather

 

 

 

 

I’m pretty into this new Tigers Jaw album. It is some fun 90s influenced pop punky stuff.

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RPM Charts – End of June

Top 10:

1. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
2. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
3. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
4. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
5. TENSNAKE – Glow / Astralwerks
6. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
7. HETEROTIC – Weird Drift / Planet Mu
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. BEN FROST – A U R O R A / Mute
10. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder

Top 5 Adds:

1. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
2. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
3. JIM-E STACK – “Reassuring” [Single] / Innovative Leisure
4. SPAZZKID – Promise / Magical Properties
5. BASSNECTAR – “You And Me” [Single] / Amorphous

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Jazz Adds & Charts: Third Week of June

Sweat out that warm summer Santa Cruz heat with some cool jazz at the Great 88. I’m excited to have some greats come into the station from Grammy award winning vocalist Gregory Porter to rock icon Ginger Baker. I anticipate great things. As for charts, ladies still seem to be holding the top spots in the midst of some great company.  Keep cool, cats.

Lisa Hilton

Adds

1 GREGORY PORTER/DONALD SMITH/MANSUR SCOTT            Great Voices Of Harlem
2 BRENDA EARLE STOKES            Right About Now
3 BOBBY HUTCHERSON            Enjoy The View            BlueNote
4  MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO            Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio            Concord
5  GINGER BAKER            Why?

Charts

1  HIROMI            Alive            Telar
2  LISA HILTON Kaleidoscope Ruby Slippers Productions
3  VARIOUS ARTISTS The Brazil Connection Sony Music Entertainment
4  JOSE JAMES While You Were Sleeping Capitol Records, LLC
5   BAD PLUS            The Rite Of Spring            Sony Masterworks
6  RACHEL ECKROTH Let Go Virgo Sun
7  REVOLUTIONARY SNAKE ENSEMBLE Live Snakes Accurate Records
8  JEREMY FOX & WENDY PEDERSEN With Love Self-released
9  TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son Capitol Records, LLC
10  SAM BOSHNACK QUINTET Exploding Syndrome Sam Boshnack Quintet

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Rock Charts – 2nd Week of June

This week Parquet Courts moved to #1 on the KZSC charts and #2 on CMJ’s national charts and we added a new record by the Antlers and a great EP by the Front Bottoms.

Top 10:

images1. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
2. FUCKED UP – Glass Boys
3. THEE OH SEES – Drop
4. WOODS – With Light And With Love
5. PAINS OF BEING PURE AT HEART – Days Of Abandon
6. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
7. PINS – Girls Like Us
8. ORWELLS – Disgraceland
9. TIJUANA PANTHERS – Wayne Interest
10. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband

 

 

Top 5 Adds:

imgres1. ANTLERS – Familiars
2. FRONT BOTTOMS – Rose
3. WHITE LUNG – Deep Fantasy
4. GREYS – If Anything
5. FELICE BROTHERS – Favorite Waitress

 

 

 

 

While I am very excited that the Antlers released a new record, it is nowhere near as amazing as their last two. Their previous records, Hospice and Burst Apart, set a very high bar for Familiars. While there are plenty of good songs on the record it is not as consistently great of an album as fans of the Antlers have come to expect from them. Here is one of the stand out tracks, Surrender.

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Tech N9ne’s Independent Grind Tour 2014 Concert Review

 
Tech N9ne and his Strange Music camp are work-horses. They tour for two-thirds of the year, and still manage to find time to release many quality albums. Strange Music put out 13 projects in 2013 alone.

Tech N9ne made a stop at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz for a sold out show on Sunday, June 1. The Independent Grind Tour 2014 has over 70 stops and includes opening acts from Psych Ward Druggies, Jarren Benton, and Freddie Gibbs; Tech N9ne is joined by Krizz Kaliko on stage for his set.

The Psych Ward Druggies began the night, Sunday, with a very energetic set. They bring an interesting dynamic with several MCs on stage, as well as a live band. Their performance was a good way to get the crowd going. Jarren Benton, of the Funk Volume label, was up next. Benton was just named to the 2014 XXL Freshman List. The crowd seemed to really enjoy his performance. The Atlanta native’s style incorporates elements of the hip-hop from his home town with influence from Eminem, Wu-Tang Clan, as well as artists from other genres such as Nine Inch Nails. The final opener was Freddie Gibbs, accompanied by his ESGN affiliate G-Wiz. Gibbs’ has been releasing music for about ten years, but his career is now at its highest point following the release of his critically acclaimed collaborative album with Madlib, titled Piñata. The set was going well, but Gibbs really won over the crowd when he rapped a verse his song “Rob Me a N***a” completely accapella. It was interesting he chose not to perform any of his songs from Piñata, but his other work is still very hype. Following Gibbs’ performance, the stage was set up in an interesting fashion, with props laid out across it. Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko came out together wearing all white, Tech N9ne with his face painted. The performance was very theatrical, as Tech and Krizz are very animated in the way they perform and there were many special effects incorporated in the set. The audience absolutely loved it; there was so much energy in the Catalyst that night.

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