Talkabout 01/16/13

This week on Talkabout it Elen Perie on local politics followed by Peter & Donna Thomas on California hiking expeditions. 

First Hip Hop Charts of 2013

Here’s just a quick snapshot of some of the new Hip Hop that is getting played on KZSC in the new year:

1 ROC MARCIANO – Reloaded
2 DJ VADIM – Don’t Be Scared
3 E-DUBBLE – Reset
4 PAT MAINE – Doomsday Charades
5 PLAN B – Ill Manors
6 MAIN ATTRAKIONZ – Bossalinis And Fooliyones
7 PROF Kaiser – Von Powderhorn 3
9 P.O.S. – We Don’t Even Live Here
10 KLASSIK – In The Making

Be sure to check the Hip Hop charts on to stay updated on the weekly Hip Hop playlists!

Universal Grapevine 01/15/13

Bruce has on the show Marcus Cato & Brian Spencer to talk about the current play series at Center Stage Theater. Also, Ian Coulson on bee keeping and selecting honey.

Jazz Charts 1/15

Hello everyone,

Here is this week’s edition of the KZSC Jazz Charts. Topping them this week comes an independent/self release from vocalist Lauren Desberg with her EP “Sideways.” This album features many up and coming young jazz stars on the scene today including bassist Joshua Crumbly (Terence Blanchard, Taylor Eigsti), drummer Corey Fonville (Nicholas Payton, Christian Scott), and arrangements by recent Thelonious Monk competition winner in piano, Kris Bowers. The album is produced by all-star vocalist Gretchen Parlato and also features the unique musical expressions of Dayna Stephens and his tenor saxophone. More information and tunes can be heard at her website

Other than that I got a TON of jazz incoming this week, thanks for the support!

KZSC Top 10 Charts
1    LAUREN DESBERG    Sideways    Self Released
3    AMBROSE AKINMUSIRE    When The Heart Emerges Glistening    Blue Note
4    DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER    Live At Yoshi’s    Verve
5    AMIKAEYLA    Being In Love    RootsJazz
7    PAUL HEMMINGS UKETET    Introducing – The Paul Hemmings Uketet    Leading Tone
8    ALFREDO RODRIGUEZ    Sounds Of Space    QWEST
9    ANDREA BRACHFELD    Lady Of The Island    Zoho
10    BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO    Where Do You Start    Nonesuch
KZSC Jazz Adds
Jackie Ryan    Listen Here    Open Art
Organissimo    Dedicated    MFA Jazz
Patricia Barber    Smash    Concord
Erik Deutsch    Demonio Leclado    Kuumbwa
Davina and the Vagabonds    Black Cloud    Kuumbwa
Wasabi    Wide Open    Kuumbwa
Daniel Lantz Trio    Daniel Lantz Trio Plays Bond    Kari-On
The Summarily Dismissed    To Each    Kari-On
Didi Favreau    Vague Recollections Pt. 1    Self
Shake it Like a Caveman    Digital Football    Self
Hashem Assadullahi    Pieces    Origin Records
Mimi Fox    Standards Old and New    Origin Records
Inbar Fridman    Time Quartet Project    Origin Records
Lary Barilleau & The Latin Jazz Collective    Carmen’s Mambo    Origin Records
Rob Ryndak    A Wonderful Thing    New World n Jazz
James Sanders    Blue Violin    MFA Jazz
Nate Najar     Blues for Night People    Lisa Reedy
Jerry Leake    Cubist Prominence    Self Released
Pamela Hines    3. 2. 1.    Kari-On
Lisa Forkish    Bridges    Kari-On

-N. Mokover

Loud Rock Charts: 1/15

After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It’s the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist.

Also, Incite, who is releasing an exciting album soon, is touring with Soulfly in the coming months in support of All Out War. So much exciting stuff coming out, and it’s only the first month of the year!




1 VOIVOD Target Earth Century Media
2 INCITE All Out War Minus Head
3 NIGHTFALL Cassiopeia Metal Blade
4 BLACK EXPLOSION Servitors Of The Outer Gods Metalville




1 DEFTONES Koi No Yokan Warner Brothers
2 ALL THAT REMAINS A War You Cannot Win Razor and Tie
3 CORSAIR Corsair Shadow Kingdom
4 GAMMA RAY Skeletons And Majesties Eagle Rock
5 RAMMSTEIN Mein Herz Brennt [EP] Universal
6 SLAM ONE DOWN Who Really Wants To Live Forever Pour One Out
7 LEAVING EDEN Between Heaven And Hell Nova-Right-UNI
8 CULT OF LUNA “I: The Weapon” [Single] Density
9 RECOVERY COUNCIL Plan-Do-Check-Act Dot Ultra
10 MESTIS Basal Ganglia


Django Fail !

Though not for the reasons being bandied about, I did not like this movie. But, since this is a blog for KZSC, let’s keep to issues musically related……      I am a huge fan of QT, and have found his use of music in film amazing!   Especially, Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction & Jackie Brown.  Oh lordy lordy, I do have many a fond memory.  But, alas, as far as this latest film from him, the soundtrack, it gets a big “F” for FAIL!  To be fair, I can think of couple of times when a tune worked with the film.  However, for the rest, instead of enhancing the movie, the music detracted and distracted from it.  You get pulled out of a scene, rather than being drawn in.  If you are sitting in a theatre, thinking about how crappy and inapropriate the soundtrack is, that can’t be a good sign.  For all the talk about how graphic and authentic the depictions of slavery were, how about a couple of  hyms or spirituals drawn from the abolitionist movements of the time period?    By the way, the “N” word was not overused in the movie, but I do have an “N” word to use for the music offerred in Django Unchained… NO, NO, NO, NO & NO !!!