Our Great 88 “Tower of Power” is what transmits our signal into your car radio, home stereo and sometimes loose dental work. Every now and again, it needs some fixing. Thursday evening, November 7th, is one of those times. KZSC will go dark at 88.1 FM starting at 7 pm tonight. Web listeners: we’ll still be streaming out our musical mix. Radio listeners: our signal will return to the usual around 5 AM Friday morning.
Thanksgiving may mean turkeys to many people, but here are some new Rock releases for early November that are anything but:
1. 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:
Here’s a song from the new Audacity album. We’re pretty crazy about it:
Boredom. 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.
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
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
The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on November 21st: Doors @ 6:00pm – Veil of Maya, STRUC/TURES, Northlane, Vildhjarta, Here Comes the Kraken
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.
The little radio station in the woods that you know and love opened our roadside Pledge Drive Store during October and loaded it with music and DVDs, right next to our KZSC Brand Factory Outlet. Inside both locations you’ll find cool stuff for yourself or others PLUS all funds from purchases and donations go toward our operating costs for the next six months. Every once and a while we find a stray field mouse inside our roadside joint. Keep him company by sending your computer mouse running into the DONATE page today.