RPM Charts – Mid-November

Top 10:

1. BAAUER – Beta / LuckyMe
2. LES SINS – Michael / Company
3. ARCA – Xen / Mute
4. DORIAN CONCEPT – Joined Ends / Ninja Tune
5. CARIBOU – Our Love / Merge
6. APHEX TWIN – Syro / Warp
7. HUDSON MOHAWKE – Chimes [EP] / Warp
8. VARIOUS ARTISTS – Hyperdub 10.4 / Hyperdub
9. 2 BEARS – The Night Is Young / Southern Fried
10. ODESZA – In Return / Counter

Top 5 Adds:

1. MACHINEDRUM – Vapor City Archives / Ninja Tune
2. JON HOPKINS – Asleep Versions / Domino
3. FADED RANGER – Mechanical Tonight / HFN
4. EPHEMERALS – You Made Us Change [EP] / Jalapeño
5. TOSCA – Outta Here / !K7

Have a listen to a new one from Baauer:

And check out the video for the opening track of Arca’s new album Xen; it is stunning:

This Just In–From Outdoors!

KZSC’s new schedule has a fresh addition to the news department! “This Just In–From Outdoors!” is an environmentally focused news show that airs on KZSC every Friday from 7:00pm – 7:30pm. The focus of the program is to educate out listeners about local environmental issues, and to train incoming KZSC DJs on the art of radio reporting.

The program is made up of a large and varied team of programmers, from our fearless leader/editor “Chief” Keith Rozendal, to students in our Intro to Radio Course, to Cabrillo College students who will be contributing to future broadcasts!

The talk programming department is growing at KZSC, and I hope to see “This Just In–From Outdoors!” go far and last long. Santa Cruz has always prided itself on being the most forward thinking and environmentally friendly UC, and we are working to keep that tradition alive here at KZSC.

Hard Working Americans Ticket Giveaway

What do you get when you take a batch of incredible songs, five veteran players who have never played together, with an arsenal of five musical minds working in unison to reinvent them? You get Hard Working Americans. Genres meld seamlessly with the birth of this group, featuring artists from the Americana, singer/songwriter, experimental, jam and rock communities. Hard Working Americans is: Todd Snider (vox), Dave Schools of Widespread Panic (bass), Neal Casal of The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (guitars/vox), Chad Staehly of Great American Taxi (keys) and Duane Trucks of Col. Bruce Hampton’s school of music and Trucks family lineage (drums).

Snider is a cult hero in Americana circles, a prolific tunesmith who has released more than a dozen albums in the past two decades. During his solo shows, he often channels the spirit of Woody Guthrie or that of his mentor, Jerry Jeff Walker, delivering politically charged underdog tales with wry humor. Somewhat surprisingly, Snider also is a huge improvisational rock fan. About two years ago, he asked Schools, who lives in California, to join him for a show in Napa. Schools then helped Snider assemble a crew that would fulfill his jam-band dreams, and Hard Working Americans was born.

One pair of tickets ($90 value) will be offered as a thank you gift for donating to KZSC! Donor’s name will be placed on the guest list.

Hard Working Americans will be playing at Cocoanut Grove Ballroom on Saturday, November 15 @ 7pm! (21+)


Pledge Drive!

Hello loud rock listeners!

Starting this week, until Thursday the 13th, is our annual pledge drive. Help KZSC continue to spin awesome tracks for our listeners by donating. Any little bit helps fund all the new music, interviews, and general maintenence of our equipment!

Thank you for supporting over 40 years of great commercial free radio!

Break a Leg on Fridays 8:30-10pm

Do you miss Power Through Procrastination? Do you long for the magic of the theater and the bright lights of the stage? Do you get a thrill when you hear a passionate duet, an eleventh-hour plea, a sweeping finale?

Tune in to KZSC’s new show, Break a Leg, playing an hour and a half of musicals and show tunes every Friday evening, 8:30-10:00, with DJ Salamander and The Anarchist. Relive old favorites like Les MisThe Lion King, and Into the Woods! Discover new treats like WorkingBat Boy: the Musical, or Urinetown! Or, call in and make a request!

Let Break a Leg bring Broadway, off-Broadway, and beyond straight to your radio.


sheet music from Batboy the Musical

blog submitted by Dave Wallace

Soulection x HGMNY Ticket Giveaway

SOULECTION x HGMNY reunite once again to bring the good vibes back to The New Parish with some lovely ladies. This event will feature artists SOSUPERSAM, Eden Hagos, Sasha Marie, Kronika + a very special guest.

Here are some mixes you can peep to see what all the buzz is about:

Tune in this week for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this event on November 15 at The New Parish!