Alexandra Starlight!

Interview with Alexandra & the Starlight Band

Alexandra Starlight and Zachary James of Alexandra & the Starlight Band stopped by the station to do an interview with our own DJ Soul Patch during his program Not-so-distant Relatives which airs every Thursday from 2pm-4pm. Listen for Alexandra’s rocking acoustic jam! Although the KZSC talk department is fairly new on the scene, KZSC has a long tradition of getting awesome artists, writers, musicians and other talented people on the air. We want to keep that tradition alive by getting more exposure for some of these great interviews you may have missed, and some that are coming up in the near future! Stay tuned to KZSC and kzsc.org

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Rock Charts – Second Week of July

This week we played a whole lot off of the new Antlers record and gave Slumberland’s new release, Proper Ornaments’ Wooden Head, a top add.

Top 10:

FamiliarsAlbumCover1. ANTLERS – Familiars
2. PARQUET COURTS – Sunbathing Animal
3. JACK WHITE – Lazaretto
4. BEACH PARTY – Made In Los Angeles
5. GOLD-BEARS – Dalliance
6. LITTLE DRAGON – Nabuma Rubberband
7. MIRAH – Changing Light
8. NAOMI SHELTON AND THE GOSPEL QUEENS – Cold World
9. TOTAL CONTROL – Typical System
10. HOW TO DRESS WELL – What Is This Heart?

 

Top 5 Adds:

Wooden-Head1. THE PROPER ORNAMENTS – Wooden Head
2. THE ACID – Liminal
3. WOMAN’S HOUR – Conversations
4. MORRISSEY – World Peace Is None Of Your Business
5. HONEYBLOOD – Honeyblood

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RPM Charts – Mid-July

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CONRAD CLIFTON – Picture In Picture / Self-Released
3. MARTYN – The Air Between Words / Ninja Tune
4. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
5. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
6. S-TYPE – Rosario [EP] / LuckyMe
7. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
8. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
9. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
10. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released

Top 5 Adds:

1. XENO AND OAKLANDER – Par Avion / Ghostly International
2. ANUSHKA – Broken Circuit / Brownswood
3. THE BUG – Angels And Devils Radio Sampler / Ninja Tune
4. VICEROY – “The Life” [Single] / Self-Released
5. BRIGHT LIGHT, BRIGHT LIGHT – Life Is Easy / Red-Self Raising

Scottish producer S-Type’s new EP, “Rosario,” out via LuckyMe Records, brings a fresh sound to trap with unique samples and funky synth work:

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Charts and Adds: First Week of July

Summer is in full swing. Kids are running around with sticky popsicle stained fingers. People zum by on Easter egg colored beach crusiers. And we are at the Great 88, keep you updated on what’s new and spinning in the world of jazz. One artist, I think we should all keep our eyes out for is Berklee alum Melissa Aldana. This Chilean native debuts her killer sax skills on her album Melissa Aldana and  the Crash Trio (Concord), which features Francisco Mela on drums and Pablo Menares on bass. The album is melodically rich and dense, but also touches on her Latin roots in just the right ways.

Charts:

1 HELEN SUNG Anthem For A New Day Concord
2 AMY CERVINI Jazz Country Anzic 
3 ARTURO O’FARRILL The Offense Of The Drum Motema
4 SNARKY PUPPY We Like It Here Ropeadope
5 BARBARA WEEN Detour Ahead
6 STEVE KHAN Subtext
7 CATERINA ZAPPONI Romantica
8 PATRICK BUTLER Primemover M.M.O.S.
9 BRIAN BLADE AND THE FELLOWSHIP BAND Landmarks Blue Note
10 LISA CASALINO I’m Old Fashioned Self-Released
Adds:
1 PETER LERNER Continuation Origin
2 ELIO VILLAFRANCA AND THE JASS SYNCOPATORS Caribbean Tinge Motema
3 BOBBY SELVAGGIO Short Stories Origin
4 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
5 CORY WEEDS As Of Now Cellar Live

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHv2fDwdJS8]

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Andrew Jackson Jihad + Hard Girls + Dogbreth at the Rio Theatre 7/29

Acoustic-punk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad don’t like jerks — just ask the handbill for their upcoming Santa Cruz show. On Tuesday, July 29th, the whip-smart antifolk troubadours stop at the Rio Theatre for an all-ages gig with post-punk trio Hard Girls and “pup-punk” sextet Dogbreth. This lineup should raise DIY hell and cannot be missed. Plus, you’re likely to find many of our loyal staffers there to witness the madness and probably hand out some KZSC stickers n’ other media while we’re at it! For more information or tickets, check out riotheatre.com, but until then, rock out in your dreams!!!

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RPM Charts – Week of July 1st

Top 10:

1. LONE – Reality Testing / R&S
2. CHROMEO – White Women / Atlantic
3. DEADMAU5 – While(1<2) / mau5trap-Astralwerks
4. TAYLOR MCFERRIN – Early Riser / Brainfeeder
5. BADBADNOTGOOD – III / Innovative Leisure
6. LIDO – I Love You [EP] / Pelican Fly
7. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.1 / Hyperdub
8. QUANTIC – Magnetica / Tru Thoughts
9. CHROME SPARKS – Goddess / Future Classic
10. MR. SCRUFF – Friendly Bacteria / Ninja Tune

Top 5 Adds:

1. DIGITALISM – “Wolves” [Single] / PIAS America-Magnetism
2. ASTRONOMIQUE – Burning Stars Fade / Self-Released
3. ENO-HYDE – High Life / Warp
4. KIMEKAI – Coral Dreams / Hush Hush
5. KELIS – Food / Ninja Tune

Lone is #1 this week, and for good reason! Listen to Aurora Northern Quarter, a dreamy piece from the album “Reality Testing” below: