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KZSC Show Reviews: A Place to Bury Strangers

At the beginning of every quarter at UCSC, I always create a list. On this list are all the shows that are coming up during that quarter that I know I just have to see. On March 13th as I took the overcrowded 16 bus down from Crown College to the forsaken depths of the Santa Cruz Metro Center and crossed the streets to the Catalyst, there was one last concert I had to cross of my list. It was a concert to perfectly wrap up the Winter quarter at UCSC. That concert was A Place to Bury Strangers.

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Late February Charts!

Hey loud rock fans! This is the top ten chart for the last week of February.

Top Ten Artists:

1. VENOM – From The Very Depths

2. COLOSSUS – Drunk On Blood And The Sepulcher Of The Mirror Warlocks

3. OVID’S WITHERING – Scryers of the Ibis

4. GIDEON – Calloused

5. BLOODBOUND – Stormborn

6. SKALMOLD – Meo Vaettum

7. LESS THAN JAKE – See The Light

8. NOCTURNUS – A Science Of Horror

9. SUICIDE SILENCE – You Can’t Stop Me

10. BLOODBATH – Grand Morbid Funeral

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Hip-Hop Charts February 24, 2015

Top 10 Releases:

1. DOOMTREE – All Hands (Doomtree)

2. SIDEWALK CHALK – Shoulder Season (Ropeadope)

3. CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE – Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema (Brick Lane)

4. SWAMP THING – Outer Limits (Urbnet)

5. FDAMUSIC – Fame (Self-Released)

6. BOBBY CAPRI – Instant Gratification (Heavy Green)

7. DEM ATLAS – DWNR (Rhymesayers)

8. GOBI – Gold On Black Ice (Oontzy)

9. ZION I – The Sun Moon And Stars [EP] (Mind Over Matter)

10. GET OPEN – Thee Week-end (Overtime)

Top 5 Adds:

1. THEESATISFACTION – EarthEE (Sub Pop)

2. FASHAWN – Ecology (Mass Appeal)

3. WILEY – Snakes And Ladders (Big Dada)

4. IAN KAMAU – Heading Home Remix [EP] (Forseen)

5. KUF KNOTZ – “Get Free” [Single] (Ropeadope)

 

Jazz Charts 3rd week of February

Hello you lovely listeners and netizens,

Here are the top ten albums and adds for the jazz dept at KZSC!

Top Ten:

1 BILL FRISELL Guitar In The Space Age! OKeh
2 HOT CLUB OF THE AMERICAS Federico PrgoMd1.AuSt.79esents Hot Club of the Americas Hot Club of the Americas
3 MARIAN MCPARTLAND At The Hickory House Concord Jazz
4 TIGRAN HAMASYAN Mockroot Nonesuch
5 AHMED ABDUL-MALIK Spellbound Concord Jazz
6 AKIKO TSURUGA Sakura American Showplace
7 ALEX BELHAJ’S CRESCENT CITY QUARTET Sugar Blues
8 AMY CERVINI Lovefool Orange Grove
9 ARTURO SANDOVAL Arturo Sandoval And His Group Mvd Visual
10 AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA Songs My Mama Would Like [EP] Lucy Smith

Adds:

1 JACKY TERRASSON Take This
2 DIANA KRALL Wallflower Verve
3 OLD STYLE SEXTET Old Style Sextet Blujazz
4 CAROL SABOYA, ANTONIO ADOLFO, AND HENDRIK MEURKENS Copa Village self-released
5 DAVID GOPOIAN Sleeping In A Tree

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Charts & Adds for Jazz – 1st week of February

Hell everyone. I’m sure you’re itching to see the charts and adds for the Jazz department at the Great 88. Since I’m such a nice guy, I’ll throw you a bone:

Top Ten:

1 BORN TO WANDER Born To Wander BTW
2 DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER Live At Yoshi’s Verve
3 DIANNE REEVES The Calling Blue Note Records
4 HAMPTON HAWES Northern Windows Fantasy Records
5 MELISSA ALDANA AND CRASH TRIO Melissa Aldana And Crash Trio Concord
6 PAMELA HINES TRIO Return Spice-Rack
7 RENE MARIE I Wanna Be Evil: With Love To Eartha Kitt Motema
8 AMY CERVINI Lovefool Orange Grove
9 ANA VELINOVA December Wishing Ward Street
10 ANN REYNOLDS & CLAVE GRINGA Para Cuba Mon Amor That Music Moves!

 

Adds:

1 BOB SHIMIZU Let’s Get Togehter Self-Released
2 OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO Whole Wheat Oats
3 OMER AVITAL New Song Motema
4 CHRIS CORTEZ Top Secret! Blue Bamboo
5 DAVE BASS New York City Sessions Whaling City Sound

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Review of Bare Lincoln by Bear Lincoln

The album, Bare Lincoln, by Bear Lincoln has an interesting blend of funk and rock songs. They are consistently upbeat, catchy, and have vocals that do not get repetitive. The tracks called “Sera Feliz” and “Smokey” are sung in Spanish and incorporate cultural elements using trumpets that are reminiscent of the Latin-pop genre. Bare Lincoln is addictive and uses passionate sounds that lift the mood. This reviewer gives this record an 8/10

 

Check out the album on Bear Lincoln’s bandcamp page here!