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Loud Rock Charts: 2/5

In this latest addition of new Loud Rock stuff ‘n’ things, the whole world is subject to the awesome instrumentation of Pomegranate Tiger, an instrumental outfit not unlike that of Scale the Summit or Animals as Leaders. However, they’re original enough to garner some well deserved critical acclaim. And for those of you wondering, they just so happen to be named after Salvador Dali, my personal favorite artist. Bonus points for them.

Also adding are The Beards, who are as amazing (and manly, if I might add) as their band name suggests.

6PAN1T1 POMEGRANATE TIGER Entities
2 HATE Solarflesh
3 BEARDS Having A Beard Is The New Not Having A Beard Self-Released
4 PISSED JEANS Honeys Sub Pop
5 LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG Traveller

 

 

vertikal1 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
2 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
3 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
4 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
5 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
6 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint
7 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
8 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
9 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End
10 INCITE All Out War Minus Head

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KZSC Jazz Charts for the week of 2/1/2013

Hello, hope everyone is having a good week and looking forward to the weekend. Here are the KZSC Jazz charts and adds for the week:

KZSC Jazz Charts

1    MIMI FOX    Standards, Old And New
2    JACKIE RYAN    Listen Here    OPEN ART
3    AARON NEVILLE    My True Story    Blue Note
4    JOE LOVANO    Cross Culture    Blue Note
5    JOSE JAMES    No Beginning No End    Blue Note
6    LAUREN DESBERG    Sideways [EP]
7    LISA FORKISH    Bridges    Self-Released
8    MADELINE EASTMAN    A Quiet Thing    Mad-Kat
9    WOODY HERMAN AND HIS HERD    Ready, Get Set, Jump
10    ANAT COHEN    Claroscuro    Anzic

KZSC Jazz Adds

1    NICK FINZER    Exposition    Outside In Music
2    PETE ESCOVEDO    Live At Stern Grove Festival    Concord Picante
3    STOCKTON HELBING    Crazy Aquarius    Armored
4    ASUKA KAKITANI JAZZ ORCHESTRA    Bloom    Nineteen-Eight
5    TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON    Money Jungle    Concord

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/29

The week of January 29th brings upon us a very heavy slew of metal. Arguably the best record to drop so far, Vertikal sees Cult of Luna further themselves as the leaders in the post metal genre. I thought it was pretty darn tootin’ too.

Also brutalize our eardrums is Maelstrom’s newest record It Was Predestined and Ancient VVisdom’s (yep, that’s two V’s) Deathlike, who are actually playing at Slim’s in San Francisco on February 9th. If you like good music, which I’m sure you do since you’re reading this, why not check them out? I promise your ears will only bleed a little bit.

vertikal1 CULT OF LUNA Vertikal Density
2 MAELSTROM It Was Predestined Itchy Metal
3 ANCIENT VVISDOM Deathlike Prosthetic
4 GLORIA MORTI Lateral Constraint
5 FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND Conduit The End

 

 

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1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
5 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
6 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
7 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
8 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
9 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
10 CRASHDIET The Savage Playground Frontiers

 

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KZSC Jazz Charts

This week has been a little off in regards to the mail, so I’ve decided to do the charting early to get into a new flow of things. Additionally this week, I’m welcoming the Jazz Director intern Jared Frazier (Jamfrazi) into the circle. He will be gradually taking over the department by early April. I’m looking forward to another week of music.  Here’s this week’s charts.

Top Ten Jazz Charts

1 JOSE JAMES No Beginning No End Blue Note
2 KURT ROSENWINKEL NEW QUARTET Star Of Jupiter Wommusic
3 LAUREN DESBERG Sideways [EP]
4 LAKECIA BENJAMIN Retox
5 BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Four MFs Playin Tunes
6 JEFF HAMILTON TRIO Red Sparkle Capri
7 MYRIAD 3 Tell Alma
8 JOE LOVANO Cross Culture Blue Note
9 ARTURO STABLE Cuban Crosshatching Origen
10 ROBERT GLASPER Black Radio Recovered/The Remix [EP] EMI

 

KZSC Jazz Adds

1 ARTURO STABLE Cuban Crosshatching Origen
2 DAFNIS PRIETO PROVERB TRIO Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio Dafnison
3 JEFF HAMILTON TRIO Red Sparkle Capri
4 LUCE TRIO Pieces, Vol. I
5 JAMES SANDERS Blue Violin Amadeo

 

God bless

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Jazz Charts 1/22

After a wonderful holiday and inherent lack of mail, the jazz charts only have one new add: Jose James’ “No Beginning No End” which I am very excited to have. This album is where genres break down and the artist can be truly appreciated for his cutting edge approach to jazz, soul, and beyond.

KZSC Jazz Top 10 Charts 

1 JEFF BABKO Crux Tonequake
2 BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET Four MFs Playin Tunes
3 LAUREN DESBERG Sideways [EP]
4 KURT ROSENWINKEL NEW QUARTET Star Of Jupiter Wommusic
5 LAKECIA BENJAMIN Retox
6 BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO Where Do You Start Nonesuch
7 BILLY BRATCHER In The Lobby COW ISLAND
8 JOSE JAMES No Beginning No End Blue Note
9 NINETY MILES Live At Cubadisco Concord Picante
10 MYRIAD 3 Tell Alma
Til next week.
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Loud Rock Charts: 1/22

In this week’s sexy edition of new Loud Rock, we see Holy Grail release one of the best album of the year so far with Ride the Void. It’s in the same vein as new classic metal, with a thrashy spin thrown on it. If you’re into some older stuff, like Judas Priest or Iron Maiden, definitely check this out.

On the other side of the genre map, black metal outfit Lightning Swords of Death release a very solid effort with Baphometic Chaosivm. Definitely check this stuff out. January is shaping up to be a really great month for metal.

 

 

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1 HOLY GRAIL Ride The Void Prosthetic
2 LIGHTNING SWORDS OF DEATH Baphometic Chaosivm Metal Blade
3 HELLOWEEN Straight Out Of Hell The End
4 CRASHDIET The Savage Playground Frontiers
5 DEAD LABEL Sense Of Slaughter Nuerra

 

 

Voivod-Target-Earth1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
6 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
7 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
8 DORO Raise Your Fist Nuclear Blast
9 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
10 OBSIDIAN KINGDOM Mantiis