Artist Penny Framstad’s CD Release Party

Santa Cruz born song writer and singer, Penny Framstad, left the beautiful half moon-bay twelve years ago to seek a music career in Los Angeles. By a stroke of luck, she found herself immersed in the soundtrack industry for film and television after the huge success of her song, ‘Even Angels Fall’ featured in the film 10 Things I Hate About You. After her surprising, and move than deserving, success she was able to get many more of her songs used in film and television. Her filmography includes; White Girls, The Office, Scrubs, Dawson’s Creek, Summerland, and many more!

The incredibly talented and kind artist has since returned to Santa Cruz in a very big way! While continuing to write and perform music, Penny is also opening her new vocal training school called, ‘Penny’s Pop Academy.’ Penny has spent many years training young singers and songwriters, and now she hopes to spread her training to the Santa Cruz community.

On Saturday, November 9th, Penny will be hosting a CD release party on a beautiful estate in Pasatiempo. Penny will be performing her old and new songs during the evening concert. Each guest will receive her new CD and a crab dinner, with additional access to an open wine bar. Tickets are currently available! If you are interested in attending this wonderful event, hosted by an extremely talented and kind artist, please contact Penny Framstad at her website, www.pennyspopacademy.com.

 

New Rock Releases For November

Thanksgiving may mean turkeys to many people, but here are some new Rock releases for early November that are anything but:

2142221. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
2. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
3. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Red Hot And Fela
4. COSMONAUTS – Persona Non Grata
5. PARQUET COURTS – Tally All The Things That You Broke [EP]
6. CULTS – Static
7. BAD SPORTS Bras
8. DIRTBOMBS – Ooey Gooey Chewy Ka-blooey!
9. NOBUNNY – Secret Songs: Reflections From The Ear Mirror
10. ARCTIC MONKEYS – AM

 

Top 5 Super New Releases:

sl-932941. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
2. DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
3. CUMULUS – I Never Meant It To Be Like This
4. DREAM SHAKE – Dream Shake
5. GHOST DANCE – Ghost Dance

 

 

 

 

Here’s a song from the new Audacity album. We’re pretty crazy about it:

YUPPIES – s/t

YUPPIES s/tBoredom. It’s all around us — in our classrooms, at the park, in our bedrooms, choking up our thoughts and actions like static on the TV screen. Disaffected youth toss cigarette butts into the streets in front of the local 7-11, spitting half-baked rhymes at passersby while their parents cower in cubicles, scratching their heads in the composition of a late-night email. Mid-level camaraderie congresses around the coffee pot at noon and there’s talk of prime rib and real estate and ‘the market’. In Omaha, Nebraska, no one knows boredom with more intimacy than Yuppies. In the summer of 2007, Jack Begley, Kevin Donahue and Noah Sterba came together very deliberately to end their boredom forever by performing punk rock live to a basement of kids who were bored just like them. With the addition of Jeff Sedrel on the bass in 2010 and a tour-heavy three years to follow, the rawness of their particular cut of rock n’ roll gristle was cooked through in the form of a self-titled debut on Dull Tools, a label run by fellow no-wave drill sergeant Andrew Savage (Parquet Courts). Vocalist Jack Begley forewarns listeners that we’re going for a ride, whether you like it or not, and nothing cures boredom like a swift kick to the gut and a crash test to the tympanic threshold. The sprawling, screeching manifesto to all that is death-proof in punk rock is recorded almost entirely in one take, lurching into song after song without ever skidding to a stop until we passengers throw the record out the window. It’s a flesh-singing, ball-tearing scrap of angular rock n’roll damage and it fuckin’ rules. Grip your copy of Yuppies through the label or check out their bandcamp next time boredom strikes, ’cause not all idle hands can work the blood and sweat out of an electric guitar like these Nebraskan devils can.

 

 

Loud Rock Concerts in November

Raise your Satan Horns, because IT’S TIME TO ROCK! There is a Thanksgiving bounty of ridiculously good shows lined up in November, including one in Santa Cruz!

Thee Parkside in San Francisco on November 7th: Doors @ 9:00pm – Scale the Summit, The Reign of Kindo, Jolly

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Bottom of the Hill in San Francisco on November 14th: Doors @ 8:00pm – 65daysofstatic, Caspian, The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die

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The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on November 21st: Doors @ 6:00pm – Veil of Maya, STRUC/TURES, Northlane, Vildhjarta, Here Comes the Kraken

Makana Nov. 5th

You may have heard his music on the soundtrack to the TV series “Hawaii 5-0”, the movie “The Descendants” or from one of his many albums already, but now you’ll get the opportunity to hear him live. Santa Cruz is one of the only stops Makana will make as he visits the mainland from Hawaii. If you love Hawaiian music and acoustic guitar music, be sure to make it to the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in downtown Santa Cruz Tuesday, November 5th. Showtime is 7:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

Early November RPM Charts

Thanksgiving is approaching…spare any of these new RPM/Electronic Music releases from your “turkey list”. You’ll hear them live late nights on KZSC.

1 FOUR TET Beautiful Rewind
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 DECO Timescales Deceast
4 DISCLOSURE Settle Cherrytree-Interscope
5 JACKSON AND HIS COMPUTER BAND Glow Warp
6 SHIGETO No Better Time Than Now Ghostly
7 MOBY Innocents Mute
8 813 Espoir Voyage [EP] Apothecary
9 ALUNAGEORGE Body Music Vagrant
10 MODERAT II Mute

Top 5 Super-New RPM:

1 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
2 BOOKA SHADE Eve Embassy Of Music
3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub
4 DECO Timescales Deceast
5 CFCF Outside paper bag