Dave Mason Dec. 14th

His first recognition was as a founding member of the band Traffic. When they later switched to a trio, Dave Mason was already recording with The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, George Harrison and playing with Delaney & Bonnie Bramlet. Mason was also (briefly) a member of Clapton’s “Derek and the Dominoes” line-up. Decades of being a solo artist have given Dave Mason a wealth of material. Hear his originals along with his unmistakeable covers (Dylan’s “All Along the Watchtower” for example) in person as Dave Mason appears Saturday, December 14th at the Rio Theatre in Santa Cruz. Showtime is 8 pm.

Peter Rowan Fri Dec 6th

Grammy award winning singer-songwriter Peter Rowan will be performing at Don Quixote’s in Felton, CA on Friday evening, December 6, 2013 at 8pm. Peter has had a long history as a bluegrass performer, starting out professionally as a singer, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter in Bill Monroe’s band. In the late 60’s and early 70’s, Peter’s musical sphere expanded to include participation in other rock, folk and bluegrass projects, including stints with the Earth Opera, Sea Train, Muleskinner and a band with his siblings as The Rowan Brothers. One of his better known songs “Panama Red” gained notoriety while playing in the Old & In the Way band, which included David Grisman, Jerry Garcia, Vassar Clements and others. He has more recently embarked on a successful solo career, but also still performs in several other bands, including the Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Peter Rowan’s Big Twang Theory, and The Free Mexican Airforce.

KZSC JAZZ – First of December

The new year is fast approaching! I can’t believe that it’s already December. Here’s the adds and charts for this week at KZSC:

1    ROBERT GLASPER EXPERIMENT    Black Radio 2    Blue Note
2    AHMAD JAMAL    Saturday Morning    JazzVillage
3    DERRICK HODGE    Live Today    Blue Note
4    GEORGE COLLIGAN    The Endless Mysteries    Origin
5    LISA ENGELKEN    Little Warrior    little angel
6    AUTUMN IN AUGUSTA    Songs My Mama Would Like [EP]    Lucy Smith
7    HARRIS EISENSTADT    Golden State    Songlines
8    JOSHUA SHNEIDER    Joshua Shneider Love Speaks Orchestra    Brooklyn Jazz Underground
9    DAVID BECKER TRIBUNE    Distance Travel    Acoustic Music
10    NICHOLAS PAYTON    Sketches Of Spain    BMF

1    MR. HO’S ORCHESTROTICA QUARTET    Where Here Meets There    Self-Released
2    SERGIO GALVAO    Phantom Fish    Pimenta
4    ARIEL POCOCK    Touchstone

Have a great week!

Rock Charts – Early December

Top 10:

images1. WHITE FENCE – Live In San Francisco
2. ARCADE FIRE – Reflektor
3. LA LUZ – It’s Alive
4. NIGHT BEATS – Sonic Bloom
5. DUCKTAILS – Wish Hotel [EP]
6. TENNIS – Small Sound [EP]
7. AUDACITY – Butter Knife
8. GROWLERS – Gilded Pleasures
9. CRYSTAL ANTLERS – Nothing Is Real
10. BLOOD ORANGE – Cupid Deluxe


Top Adds:

images-11. THEE OH SEES – Singles Collection, Volume 3
2. BRAD LANER – Nearest Suns






I really love the new Ducktails EP. Here’s the opening track, Tie-Dye:

Early December’s Spins-RPM

Call it RPM, call it Electronic Music…whatever you call it, here’s what we’re calling early December’s Top 10:

1 M.I.A. Matangi N.E.E.T.-Interscope
2 MACHINEDRUM Vapor City Ninja Tune
3 LAUREL HALO Chance Of Rain Hyperdub
4 D33J Gravel Anticon
5 IMAMI Madhouse – EP Apothecary Compositions
6 GESAFFELSTEIN Aleph Bromance
7 CFCF Outside paper bag
9 RECONDITE Hinterland Ghostly
10 DJ RASHAD Double Cup Hyperdub

Watch out for these…they’re new and getting lots of attention:

1 DAEDELUS Drown Out Anticon
2 ZERO ONE SOnar Waveform
3 ENCAPSULATE Fetal Position Waveform
4 SECOND SKY “Purpose” [Single] Rhythm and Culture
5 MAT ZO Damage Control Astralwerks

Holiday Gift Tip: Don’t

If you’re thinking about getting someone a holiday sweater like this, we beg on their behalf that you reconsider. Look at it this way – it’s so pretty but it’s only available as a fashion statement one season out of four. Alternate idea? A hoodie from The Great 88. They’ll feel at ease inside a zip-up hooded sweatshirt any month of the year.

Find the perfect KZSC brand gift here. Glad we could help…before  it’s too late.