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Jazz Charts – 2nd Week of March

I hope your week is going well! Is spring in the air, or is it just me? Oh well, Here’s what’s happening with Jazz @ KZSC: Top Ten Charts: 1 KRIS BOWERS Heroes + Misfits Concord Jazz 2 ANTON SCHWARTZ Flash Mob Antonjazz 3 PETE MILLS Sweet Shadow Cellar Live 4 TAKUYA KURODA Rising Son […]

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RPM Charts – March 10th

Top 1o: 1 ILLUM SPHERE – Ghosts Of Then And Now / Ninja Tune 2 LEE BANNON – Alternate/Endings / Ninja Tune 3 ACTRESS – Ghettoville / Werkdiscs-Ninja Tune 4 ONEOHTRIX POINT NEVER – R Plus Seven / Warp 5 BURIAL – Rival Dealer / Hyperdub 6 PATTEN – Estoile Naiant / Warp 7 MACHINEDRUM […]

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Newest World Music

The Ides of March turned out to be a bummer for Caesar, however it also marked the beginning of the new year for the Romans. It’s a new season of world music releases at KZSC including station favorites from the experimental fusion group Beats Antique, internationally acclaimed Tuareg guitarist Bombino plus the collaborative work of Sudanese vocalist Alsarah with […]

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Extra Large March 15th

“Extra large what?” Well, this isn’t a “what”, it’s a “who”. Local favorites Extra Large have been called “uniquely Santa Cruz” by serving up their supersized sound of reggae, Latin, hip-hop, funk, and rock for years. Voted “Best Band” for many years by Santa Cruz Weekly and Good Times readers, Extra Large blends original material […]

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Hospitality Interview at Rickshaw Stop

Brooklyn trio Hospitality recently released their Sophomore LP, Trouble, on Merge. They have been supporting the album with a nation-wide tour and are about to go overseas starting in May. I was lucky enough to catch up with Amber Papini (guitar, vocals) and Brian Betancourt (bass) before their show at Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco last […]