Universal Grapevine 08/14/12

Bruce sits down with Audrey Stanley about Shakespeare Santa Cruz and Becky O’Malley about “The Berkeley Daily Planner” Online.

Closet Free Radio 08/13/12

GLBT Public affairs; Olympics wrap-up; news & notes; community calendar & announcements.

Loud Rock Charts: 8/14

Is it just me, or is it getting HOT AS BALLS? (Cue Nelly) Summer is getting fairly close to ending, so it should not be getting this damn hot. Speaking of hotness, my interview with The Contortionist’s lead singer is up for all those interested. Okay, that’s the last time I shamelessly plug it. I swear. Until my next interview.

1 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
2 KORPIKLAANI Manala Nuclear Blast
3 LOUDNESS Eve To Dawn FrostByte
4 DARKNESS BY OATH Near Death Experience Metal Blade
5 BLACK LIGHT BURNS The Moment You Realize You’re Going To Fall Rocket Science



1 PERIPHERY  Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal Sumerian
2 CONTORTIONIST Intrinsic eOne
3 TESTAMENT Dark Roots Of Earth Nuclear Blast
4 GOJIRA L’Enfant Sauvage Roadrunner
5 HELLYEAH Band Of Brothers Eleven Seven
6 KING OF ASGARD …To North Metal Blade
7 DELAIN  We Are The Others Sensory
8 SERJ TANKIAN Harakiri Reprise
9 BONDED BY BLOOD Aftermath Earache
10 FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS Wasted Youth Artery


New Rock In August

August means getting ready to start another year of academics at our fine University. It’s been a wild summer at The Great 88 with stacks of knockout new releases hitting the airwaves. Right now, Nashville’s favorite bros Jeff the Brotherhood are on top. This garage rock duo’s latest release paired them with producer Dan Auerbach to put out their raddest album yet. Here’s our Top 30 indie rock list at KZSC in early August (artist, title, label):

1 JEFF THE BROTHERHOOD Hypnotic Nights Warner Brothers-Infinity Cat
2 DIRTY PROJECTORS Swing Lo Magellan Domino
3 INTELLIGENCE Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me In The Red
4 PEAKING LIGHTS Lucifer Mexican Summer
5 PASSION PIT Gossamer Columbia
6 DIIV Oshin Captured Tracks
7 METRIC Synthetica Mom And Pop-MMI
8 HOT PANDA Go Outside Mint
11 FLAMING LIPS The Flaming Lips And Heady Fwends Warner Brothers
13 A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS Worship Dead Oceans
14 SHONEN KNIFE Pop Tune Good Charamel
16 AUDIAFAUNA Grow Down Self-Released
17 ECHO LAKE Wild Peace Slumberland
18 FANG ISLAND Major Sargent House
19 JEN SCHANDE 19: Songs For And Inspired By Valencia Chapter 19 Self-Released
20 HERE WE GO MAGIC A Different Ship Secretly Canadian
21 WOODPECKER Thanks Anyway Self-Released
22 DEEP TIME Deep Time Hardly Art
23 TWERPS Twerps Chapter-Underwater Peoples
24 MAGIC TRICK Ruler Of The Night Hardly Art
25 ERIC COPELAND Limbo Underwater Peoples
26 DENT MAY Do Things Paw Tracks
27 WALKMEN Heaven Fat Possum
28 INFANTREE Hero’s Dose Vapor
29 LOST SOUNDS Lost Lost Goner
30 JEANS WILDER Totally Everloving

Beach Trippin’ Made Easy

Plastic bags are an eyesore, yet some people use them to haul their stuff to the beach. We call them “tourists”. Show your smarts by using a KZSC Tote. This earth-friendly canvas beach bag has plenty of room for your towels, sunscreen and of course your portable radio. To get your hands on a KZSC Tote or shirt for summer, check out our on-line shop.

AC/DC Tribute August 16th

There are several camps of AC/DC fans. Some refuse to listen to anything without lead singer Bon Scott. Ronald Belford (aka “Bon”) Scott served as front man for the Aussie rockers through the “Highway to Hell” album. His 1980 death after a night out in London inspired the band to record a tribute LP, “Back in Black” which has become the third best-selling album of all time. Yet another salute to the Bon Scott version of AC/DC comes to The Catalyst in downtown Santa Cruz Thursday, August 16th in the form of tribute band Touched Too Much. Doors open at 8:30; the rock & roll danger begins at 9 pm.