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Ban College Football?

I recently heard a podcast on NPR’s Intelligence Squared regarding a ban on college football. I often overhear new students of UCSC talking about how they wish the university had a football team. I found it strange to hear it so often because one of the main things that attracted me to UCSC was the lack of a football team. This debate covers all bases and is definitely worth a watch.

http://intelligencesquaredus.org/iq2-tv/item/697-ban-college-football

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Loud Rock Charts: 7/31

Apologies to the one or two people looking forward to the charts every week. I was out of town, and just got back. I arrive, however, with an interview with The Contortionist’s lead singer Jonathan Carpenter. Look forward to it in the coming weeks on the KZSC blogsite!

ADDS
1 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
2 GENTLEMAN’S PISTOLS Gentleman’s Pistols Metal Blade
3 CANDLELIGHT RED Demons [EP] Imagen
4 ATTIKA 7 Blood Of My Enemies Rocket Science
5 FIREBIRD Hot Wings Metal Blade

 

 

CHARTS
1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
3 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
4 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
5 BARONESS Yellow And Green Relapse
6 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
7 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery
8 SAINT DIABLO Saint Diablo Eclipse
9 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
10 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade

 

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KZSC Jazz Charts

What a summer for jazz, non stop incoming new music! It’s a good thing. Thanks to volunteer and future DJ Jamfrazi for helping the jazz department while your humble director is away. We will hit the ground running in September. Here is this week’s jazz charts.

Charts/Top 10

1 RAVI COLTRANE Spirit Fiction Blue Note
2 SARA GAZAREK Blossom And Bee Palmetto
3 STACEY KENT Dreamer In Concert Blue Note
4 AMINA FIGAROVA Twelve  IN+OUT
5 CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA AND YOONSEUNG CHO Bohemian
6 DAVE MILLER TRIO Deed I Do Summit Records
7 DR. MICHAEL WHITE Adventures In New Orleans Jazz Part 2 Basin Street
8 HAILEY NISWANGER  The Keeper CALMIT
9 SARAH ELGETI QUINTET Into The Open Your Favourite  Jazz
10 SYLVIA HEROLD AND THE RHYTHM BUGS The Spider And The Fly Tuxedo
Adds
Aleks Girshevich Trio Tomorrow Dapper Music
Harris Eisenstadt Canada Day III Groov Marketing
Tyson Naylor Trio Kosmonauten Groov Marketing
Francois Houle  Genera Groov Marketing
Sumi Tonooka Now- Live at the Howland Braithwaite and Kats Communications
Joe Alterman Give Me the Simple Life Self Released
Martin Thomas Smyczek II Traffic in the Bedroom
Rebecca Sullivan  This Way, This Time Lisa Reedy Promotions
Bill Cantrall & Axiom Live at the Kitano Upswing Records
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Loud Rock Charts: 7/17

Ever been immensely excited for an album but when it finally comes out, you’re disappointed by how it turned out? I know the feeling, trust me. This summer however I have not been disappointed by a single record, not even the new hyped-up Periphery album. This is seriously turning out to be one of the best summers for meta, in my honest opinion.
ADDS
1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
3 WITCHCRAFT Witchcraft Metal Blade
4 DRUG CHURCH Drug Church No Sleep
5 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery
CHARTS
1 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne

3 IHSAHN Eremita Candlelight
4 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
5 VINTERSORG Orkan Napalm
6 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery
7 DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Pandora’s Pinata Sensory
8 WITCHSORROW God Curse Us Metal Blade
9 RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Ghostmaker Candlelight
10 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache

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Weezer…in Hebrew!

It is very common for contemporary World Music artists to remake popular American songs while still staying true to their culture. With YouTube, it’s been easier than ever to find up-and-coming artists sharing their cultural talents in a more mainstream medium. The Sharon Holzman band is an example; they have covered Weezer’s classic hit “Say It Ain’t So” in their native tongue, Hebrew. In doing so, they have taken a song that has been played a seemingly infinite number of times on commercial radio over the past decade and have given it a refreshing twist. Check it out!

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Loud Rock Charts: July 10th

If any of you out there are fans of metal (which, if you’re reading this, is a safe assumption), you better check out Baroness’ new album, Yellow and Green. They’re currently streaming it over http://www.npr.org/2012/07/08/156292608/first-listen-baroness-yellow-and-green. Also, here’s a relevant opportunity to plug my interview with Baroness’ Peter Adams! Follow the link for some awesome insight on the upcoming album: http://www.kzsc.org/blog/2012/07/06/interview-baroness-peter-adams/
ADDS

1 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
2 SERJ TANKIAN Harakiri Reprise
3 SAINT DIABLO Saint Diablo Eclipse
4 DELAIN  We Are The Others Sensory
5 DRONE For Torch And Crown Metalville
CHARTS
1 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
2 DIABLO SWING ORCHESTRA Pandora’s Pinata Sensory
3 WHITECHAPEL Whitechapel Metal Blade
4 IHSAHN Eremita Candlelight
5 WITCHSORROW God Curse Us Metal Blade
6 VINTERSORG Orkan Napalm
7 FOR TODAY Immortal Artery
8 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
9 FEAR FACTORY The Industrialist Candlelight
10 RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER Ghostmaker Candlelight