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DakhaBrakha playing Kuumbwa Jazz April 13th

Ukranian quartet, DakhaBrakha will be playing at Kuumbwa Jazz April 13th as part of their United States tour

This Ukrainian “ethno-chaos” band creates a world of unexpected new music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. The name “DakhaBrakha” means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language, and they certainly take from many world influences while giving the influence of Ukrainian culture!

You can follow their music and support the artists on bandcamp: https://dakhabrakha.bandcamp.com/

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You can check out here the music video for their song “Please don’t cry” from their 2010 album, Light.  I highly recommend it.

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KZSC Show Reviews: Whirr/Nothing

Alternative punk, shoegaze band Whirr joined their friends, Nothing to put on a show at Bottom of The Hill February 3rd, 2015. Bands Whirr and Nothing put out a split via Run For Cover Records late of last year, as well as their album Sway through Graveface Records, leaving much to be anticipated for this show.

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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