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New Jazz for September

Our jazz department at The Great 88 has received some great new music, especially the latest release from Derrick Hodge. Here’s what’s happening in early September:

  1. DERRICK HODGE Live Today (Blue Note)
  2. APERTURISTIC TRIO Truth And Actuality (Inner Circle)
  3. CHRISTIAN MCBRIDE TRIO Out Here (Mack Avenue)
  4. CHICK COREA The Vigil (Concord Music Group)
  5. JAMES ZOLLAR It’s All Good People (JZAZ)
  6. WARREN WOLF Wolfgang (Mack Avenue)
  7. HARRIS GROUP Errands (RTH)
  8. GLENN CASHMANS SOUTHLAND NONET Music Without Borders (Primrose Lane)
  9. BEAT FUNKTION Moon Town (Do Music)
  10. DAN ROSE/CLAUDINE FRANCOIS Oasis (Enja)

Also worth checking out: LEONARD THOMPSON Wayfare (Self-Released), LEO GENOVESE Seeds (Palmetto), CLARK SOMMERS BASH (Origin), NASHAZ (Self-Released) and FRED FRIED AND CORE Core (Bacharach)

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Rock Charts – First Week Of August

First day of August; here’s the KZSC Rock Top 10:

  1.  HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
  2. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
  3.  SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
  4.  BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
  5.  KING TUFF – Was Dead
  6.  DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream
  7.  SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House
  8.  SURFER BLOOD – Pythons
  9.  ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs
  10.  SALVIA PLATH – The Bardo Story

Runners Up Worth Listening To:

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MALLARD – Finding Meaning In Deference
MEAN LADY – Love Now
PAPER KITES – Young North [EP]
FLAAMINGOS – Flaamingos
BARE MUTANTS – The Affliction

 

 

 

In addition to being really excited about the new Mallard album, I’m loving Mean Lady’s debut album, Love Now. Here’s one of my favorite tracks from it called Far Away:

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Top Rock Charts For Mid-July

Middle of Summer’s Top Rock on KZSC:

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1. SMITH WESTERNS – Soft Will
2. MIKAL CRONIN – MCII
3 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS – Dreams In The Rat House
4. COOL GHOULS – Cool Ghouls
5. VAMPIRE WEEKEND – Modern Vampires Of The City
6. BASS DRUM OF DEATH – Bass Drum Of Death
7. KING TUFF – Was Dead
8. FEMI KUTI – No Place For My Dream
9. SURFER BLOOD – Pythons
10. ROSE WINDOWS – The Sun Dogs
 Top 5 Adds:
945080_670323512982411_1298616250_a1. HUNX AND HIS PUNX – Street Punk
2. DAVID LYNCH – Big Dream
3. HOT CHIP – Dark And Stormy [EP]
4. IMPRESSIONS – “Rhythm!” B/w “Star Bright” [7-Inch]
5. TRAVIS BRETZER – Making Love 

 

 

 

And although it didn’t make it into our Top 10 charts, one of my favorite new albums is Salvia Plath’s, The Bardo Story.  Everyone should check it out!

 

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Colleen Green May 17th

Self described “stoner punk” Colleen Green is on tour promoting her new album, “Sock it To Me.” I picked up the new record at Streetlight Records over the weekend and the fuzzy, lo-fi scathing guitar, Best Coast lyrics and Vivian Girls style vocals got me screeching along in the car. Best bets to check out are “Only One,” “Time in the World,” and we love “Taxi Driver,” here at KZSC. Grab some munchies and get acquainted with “Sock it To Me” released on Hardly Art or check out her bandcamp! The closest Colleen Green will be to Santa Cruz is Amnesia in San Francisco Friday, May 17th. Showtime is 7 pm.

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The Soft Moon’s Sophomore LP

San Francisco band The Soft Moon will be releasing their second LP, Zeros, on October 30th. Tour dates are set, and they’ll be hitting da bay – December 14th at Oakland’s New Parish, and December 15th in San Francisco at the Mezzanine. You can listen to the new single “Die Life” on their website to escape “Into the Depths.”

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Do It Yrself Beck Album

Artwork for the song “Do we? We do”

Remember Beck’s “The Information?” The album that provided stickers so you could create your own cover? Well Beck is back and taking it one step further, with his new album featuring 20 songs of sheet music – and it’s up to YOU to bring them to life. Beck’s website describes “Song Reader [as] an experiment in what an album can be at the end of 2012—an alternative that enlists the listener in the tone of every track.” Keep an eye out for “Beck Hansen’s Song Reader” in December 2012. The album will be released by McSweeny’s, a San Francisco publishing company.