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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!

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The Dairy and the Dead

35-43.rOn August 27, 1972, The Grateful Dead played a legendary set on Ken Kesey’s farm in Veneta, Oregon. This show has long been traded among Dead Heads but has never been available as an official release. Until now. The Dead have opened up their vault to restore, mix and master this classic show, which includes fiery performances of China Cat Sunflower, Greatest Story Ever Told, Jack Straw and many others including a particularly trippy Dark Star performed just as the sun set. If that weren’t enough, the release also includes the never-before-released “Sunshine Daydream” film. This movie captures the Dead performing many of the songs from the set as well as the Pranksters up to their typical antics. Film of the Dead in this era is rare, and this release offers a unique opportunity to not only hear Jerry, but to watch him shred. So go fire up your DVD player and start twirling in your living room like its 1972, and if you can’t get enough of the Dead (which we know you can’t) tune into KZSC Wednesdays to make sure you never fall off the bus.