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Loud Rock Charts: 9/4

I just moved in to my new dorm yesterday here at UCSC. I’m living all by lonesome, and since I’ve moved in early the entire building is empty. That on top of the fact that I’ve been playing Slender and watching Marble Hornets recently isn’t doing any good to my sanity. At least I now know what it is like to have a grown man scream in my ear. Yay?

ADDS

1 FOR SLEEPING OR JUMPING Dead Languages [EP] Self-Released
2 EX DEO  Caligvla Napalm
3 TRACER Spaces In Between Mascot
4 TARJA Act 1 Eagle Rock
5 DARKNESS Hot Cakes Wind-Up

 

CHARTS

1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
2 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
3 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
4 DUBLIN DEATH PATROL Death Sentence Mascot
5 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
6 GYPSYHAWK Revelry And Resilience Metal Blade
7 TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION Peacemaker Carved
8 ATTIKA 7 Blood Of My Enemies Rocket Science
9 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery
10 LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn FrostByte

 

YelaWolf

YelaWolf at the Catalyst

Coming across YelaWolf was a complete coincidence. I like rap as much as the next Justin Bieber tween-fan  but I don’t proactively go out of my way to search for up and coming artists, I usually just stick to the classics. While at a bowling alley, yes bowling alley, a music video featuring a disheveled looking man came up on the big screen. I was so interested in this man that I lost the game (but also because I am really bad at bowling) and had to leave as the sore loser of the group. I came home and was quick to google everything I could about him, I came across his tour schedule and realized that there would be a chance that we could meet at a concert, lock eyes and fall in love or whatever. If you’re as interested in YelaWolf as I am, you would definitely not want to miss him in concert on October 12th at the Catalyst. Why am I letting you know so far in advance you say? This tour is sure to sell out and with a venue as intimate as the Catalyst, it’s going to be impossible to get tickets – I’m still crying about Odd Future. If you can trust my choice in rap music make sure to get your tickets soon. If you don’t trust my taste, listen to this song below and that might change your mind.

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Dirty Talk?

At the moment KZSC does not air any “dirty talk” shows-in the sexual sense, but we have had a few sex talk shows in our past. My point is not all talk programming is news, sports or so-called “public affairs”. Talk Programming can be interviews, conversations, lectures, stories, field recordings or (my favorite at the moment) even spoken word and poetry. KZSC’s new Talk Programming department has been riding on the spoken word train this summer. Our  station Librarian has taken it upon himself to sort our spoken word vinyl archives and has unearthed some gems. Ginsberg, Burroughs, Giovanni; children’s stories; African folk tales and more. We’re always on the lookout for more provocative talks and poignant poetry so with the help of the Internet, I present to you some “dirty talk” by the wonderfully talented poet Rives:

Keep your ears open for different styles of “talk” on The Great 88 this fall!

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Sunday, Sunday Sunday! Willie K. at Pono

Willie K. will be performing at Pono Hawaiian Grill this Sunday, September 2nd at 7:00 PM.   Whether he sings in Hawaiian, performs Blues, OPERA or flat out rock and roll, Willie K. can PLAY.  You can enjoy the man, the music and the show, when you get down to Pono at 120 Union Street in downtown Santa Cruz this Sunday night from 7 til 9:00 pm.  A word to the wise – get there early  & claim a seat for this fantastic opportunity to see Willie K., ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp1unZLs__Mup close and lively!

 

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Wiggin’ Out: The Endless Cycle

As you probably are aware, the Olympics just happened in London. All eyes were on the British athletes, who wanted to demonstrate their abilities on their home turf. As a cycling fan, I was most interested in the road race and time trial; in the latter England’s own Bradley Wiggins, winner of this year’s Tour de France, took a decisive gold. To honor this achievement, here’s some classic music from a couple of very important British artists:

 

 

 

Wire started up at the same time punk rock was sweeping through Europe. While the band certainly fit the punk template (kids who couldn’t play their instruments playing fast and aggressive music in short bursts), much of their music was a reaction to the image of punk and the rigid rules that seemed to be in place surrounding the likes of the Sex Pistols and the Clash. They rejected what they viewed as “too rock,” and instead created concise pieces unlike anything else at the time. “Brazil”, from their debut Pink Flag, embodies the band’s minimalist aesthetic, over as quickly as it began. Be sure to check out the rest of the album as well, as it works best as a full work.

London’s very own Talk Talk may very well illicit initial thoughts of New Wave and Synth Pop, but when the early 90s came around, the band recorded some of the most compelling music ever released. 1991’s Laughing Stock is considered by many as one of the first ever “post-rock” albums. Released the same year as Slint’s monumental Spiderland, it helped usher in the genre made famous by the likes of Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Explosions in the Sky years later. Check out Talk Talk’s phenomenal “Ascension Day” above, and let the soulful slow build engulf you. Cheers!

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Darol Anger and The Furies, Sun Aug 19th

An all-star string extravaganza will be led by fiddler Darol Anger at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Sunday, August 19th, 2012 starting at 7pm. Darol has been pushing the envelope of modern American string music by combining elements of bluegrass, jazz, and world music traditions into his compositions. He has played with the David Grisman Quintet, The Turtle Island String Quartet, Psychograss, the Republic of Strings and other ensembles, and taught at the Berklee College of Music. He’s touring this time with the Furies, which includes Rushad Eggleston (cello), Maeve Gilchrist (harp), Sharon Gilchrist (mandolin), Emy Phelps (guitar, vocals), and Nic Gareiss (foot percussion).