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New World Music

On the way to Memorial Day weekend, our world music “repeat plays” go to electronic group Thievery Corporation with their fantastic twist on classic bossa nova, Tuareg musicians Tinariwen’s newest album and the latest psychedelic tropicália from Caetano Veloso. Here’s the Top Ten: 1 THIEVERY CORPORATION-Saudade 2 TINARIWEN – Emmaar 3 CAETANO VELOSO –  Abracaco 4 […]

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College Radio Madness Ends…

Our congratulations to Georgia State University for winning this year’s SoundTap, College Radio Madness contest. The Great 88 represented all things West Coast very well by surpassing over 60 other stations in the U.S. and finished in second place overall. Silver this year; KZSC will be back to go for the gold in 2015. Thank you listeners […]

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Rock Charts – Second Week of May

Top 10: 1. LES BIG BYRD – They Worshipped Cats 2. MYSTIC BRAVES – Desert Island Self-Released 3. THEE OH SEES – Drop Castleface 4. CLOUD NOTHINGS – Here And Nowhere Else Carpark-Mom And Pop 5. CHAD VANGAALEN – Shrink Dust SUB POP 6. DYLAN SHEARER – Garagearray Castleface-Empty Cellar 7. WYE OAK – Shriek […]

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Synapse(!) @ Club Kuumbwa

If you weren’t at Kuumbwa Jazz Center for progressive jazz-fusion group Synapse(!) last Saturday night, you surely missed out! The dynamic, sharp styling of saxophonist Nikki Mokover and trumpeter Nick Bianchini was backed by an amazing rhythm section; featuring percussion monster Jaime Sanchez, keyboardist Ittai Rosenbaum and bassist Robert Ross. Oliver Whitcroft provided live sampling […]