KZSC Rock Charts!

This fall at KZSC we’ve had seem real great new records coming in each and every week. Ty Segall’s third record of the year is perhaps his best, San Francisco’s Dum Dum Girls have a great new album, and Australia’s psychedelic groove masters Tame Impala have just put out an epic double LP. Not to mention new albums by indie heavy hitters Grizzly Bear and the XX. This autumn is full of indie goodness and KZSC is the best way to keep up with it all.

Here’s our CMJ Top 30 for October 23

1 TY SEGALL Twins Drag City
2 THE XX Coexist XL
3 GRIZZLY BEAR Shields Warp
5 TAME IMPALA Lonerism Modular
6 MELODY’S ECHO CHAMBER Melody’s Echo Chamber Fat Possum
7 TILLY AND THE WALL Heavy Mood Team Love
8 BAND OF HORSES Mirage Rock Brown-Columbia
9 JENS LEKMAN I Know What Love Isn’t Secretly Canadian
10 FLYING LOTUS Until The Quiet Comes Warp
11 TURBO FRUITS Butter serpents and snakes
12 DIVINE FITS A Thing Called Divine Fits Merge
13 CAT POWER Sun Matador
14 MOUNTAIN GOATS Transcendental Youth Merge
15 KAKI KING Glow Velour
17 HEAVY Curse Me Good Counter
20 MENOMENA Moms Barsuk
21 MOON DUO Circles Sacred Bones
22 SEAPONY Falling Hardly Art
23 SOFT PACK Strapped Mexican Summer
24 HOW TO DRESS WELL Total Loss Acephale
25 UNNATURAL HELPERS Land Grab Hardly Art
26 FREELANCE WHALES Diluvia Frenchkiss-Mom And Pop
27 SUN ARAW The Inner Treaty Drag City-Sun Ark
28 MATT AND KIM Lightning Fader
29 AUDACITY Mellow Cruisers Recess-Burger
30 SLAM DUNK Welcome To Miami Sampler File Under: Music

Nuala Kennedy, Wed Oct 24th

Nuala Kennedy, talented flute player and singer from Dundalk on the east coast of Ireland, will be in concert for the first time in the Santa Cruz area on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at Don Quixote’s International Music Hall in Felton, CA at 7:30pm. Nuala started playing traditional Irish music at the tender age of 7, going on to study the music more fully at the Edinburgh College of Art and with Cathal McConnell, flute player in the seminal Irish group Boys of the Lough. Having fronted her own band for the past four years or so, and adding her own compositions, Nuala has recently released her third CD “Noble Stranger” to great acclaim. Presented by the Celtic Society of the Monterey Bay.


Closet Free Radio 10/22/12

It is the Pledge Drive Show on  Closet Free, as well as a continuation of the LGBT History Month Profiles! Click the PLAY button to listen!

Loud Rock Charts: 10/23

This week in metal comes some very interesting releases. Wintersun’s newest album that was 6 years in the making, Time I, dropped last Friday. Can it live up to more than half a decade’s worth of hype?

Another notable release  is one of Sumerian’s latest signed bands, The Haarp Machine, who are touring alongside fellow labelmates The Faceless this fall.

1 WINTERSUN Time Nuclear Blast
2 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
3 SYLOSIS Monolith Nuclear Blast
4 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
5 THE SWORD Apocryphon Razor And Tie



1 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
2 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
4 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
5 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
6 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
7 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
8 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
9 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight
10 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne


Polly Wants A Pledge Drive

Our feathered friend is calling KZSC. They always play her Counting Crows and Byrds requests; now it’s time to return the favor. Pretty Polly is right. If you tune in for local talk and music shows on The Great 88, we trust you’ll fly to your phone during our Fall On-Air Fundraiser and donate too. Starting Monday, October 22nd, we’ll be interrupting our regular programming to remind everyone that community radio cannot survive without financial support from those who listen. And we will try to keep the squawking to a minimum. Don’t have a trained bird handy to make your call? Move your mouse to our DONATE PAGE.

Programmer of the Month

Meet DJ Syd the Kid, host of our new “Blue Moon Boulevard” show. Syd’s a UCSC senior who spent last year studying in Berlin, Germany. Besides being fond of Franz Kafka (her major is Literature), Syd really digs big band swing music. She reminds us that Kafka once said, “Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old”. Find out more between 9 AM and noon every Monday during her beautiful big band music program on The Great 88, KZSC and stay young.