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The Band Rings in 1972

Unknown-3In 1971 the band played a four night run at New York’s Academy of Music that culminated in a powerhouse New Years Eve show. In 71′ the tightest band in rock n’ roll was at an apex, ripping through their extensive repertoire. Recordings of this run were originally released in 1972 as the double LP “Rock of Ages,” but now the shows are getting the just in time for the holidays box set treatment. The five disc set includes many never before released versions of Band classics including the entire New Years Eve set which features a visit from old bandleader Bob Dylan himself. At this time Dylan was just beginning to step back into the spotlight after his 1966 motorcycle accident, and his presence here is the kind of the thing that makes history major rock nerds like myself giddy.

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RPM Charts – Mid-December

Before KZSC leaves our spot on the FM dial until January, here’s a quick look at the most popular Electronic/RPM New Releases featured mid-December on The Great 88:

1 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 IMAMI Madhouse [EP] Apothecary
4 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
5 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
6 CASHMERE CAT “With Me” [Single] Luckyme
7 BATHS Obsidian Anticon
8 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
9 LORD ECHO Curiosities Bastard Jazz
10 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter

News Flash: Here are 5 new releases worthy of your ears:

1 AARON AND THE SEA Cloak And Dagger [EP] Self-Released
2 EGYPTRIXX A/B Til Infinity Night Slugs
3 JOEL COMPASS Astronaut [EP] Black Butter
4 BEN PEARCE “What I Might Do” [Single] Astralwerks
5 THOMAS BLONDET AND LEYLA CHATTI Tu Va Partir Rhythm and Culture
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Dave Mason Dec. 14th

His first recognition was as a founding member of the band Traffic. When they later switched to a trio, Dave Mason was already recording with The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and playing with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlet. Mason was also (briefly) a member of Clapton’s “Derek and the Dominoes” line-up. Decades of being a solo artist have given Dave Mason a wealth of material. Hear his originals along with his unmistakeable covers (Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” for example) in person as Dave Mason appears Saturday, December 14th at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Showtime is 8 pm.

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Early December’s Spins-RPM

Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music…whatever you call it, here’s what we’re calling early December’s Top 10:

1 M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.-Interscope
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub
4 D33J Gravel Anticon
5 IMAMI Madhouse – EP Apothecary Compositions
6 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
7 CFCF Outside paper bag
8 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
9 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly
10 DJ RASHAD Double Cup Hyperdub

Watch out for these…they’re new and getting lots of attention:

1 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
2 ZERO ONE SOnar Waveform
3 ENCAPSULATE Fetal Position Waveform
4 SECOND SKY “Purpose” [Single] Rhythm and Culture
5 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks
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Holiday Gift Tip: Don’t

If you’re thinking about getting someone a holiday sweater like this, we beg on their behalf that you reconsider. Look at it this way – it’s so pretty but it’s only available as a fashion statement one season out of four. Alternate idea? A hoodie from The Great 88. They’ll feel at ease inside a zip-up hooded sweatshirt any month of the year.

Find the perfect KZSC brand gift here. Glad we could help…before  it’s too late.

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KZSC Off The Airwaves

Hibernation is an extended period of deep sleep, or torpor, that allows animals to survive winter extremes. KZSC is adopting this strategy as we make way for a New Year; in fact we’ve already starting gaining a few pounds…but that’s another story. Our transmitter tower site needs work, so to accommodate a crane coming in and the job list, KZSC will be “hibernating” starting Friday, December 20th at 4 pm. We will remain off the airwaves at 88.1 FM until Thursday, January 2nd but our webstream, kzsc.org, will remain running during this time. Sorry for the extended absence but we’re already dreaming up cool stuff for 2014. Please check back and hear for yourself!