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New World Charts- start of September

When will the weather cool!? Here I remain with a craving for sweet, cold ice cream at the beach and the shops are prepping for spooky nights yet to come. What a mismatch! Well, in the meantime, you can enjoy the coolness of these new top picks in world music! Zooming into our top spot in Bomba Estereo with their mix of traditional Colombian song, with a whole lot of electronic dance. Next up is more shaking grooves with Chico Trujillo with what they call “Chilenocumbia”!

1 BOMBA ESTEREO Amanecer
2 CHICO TRUJILLO Reina De Todas Las Fiestas
3 NATALIA LAFOURCADE Hasta La Raiz
4 LILA DOWNS Balas Y Chocolate
5 FORRO ZINHO Forro In The Dark Plays Zorn
6 SHTETL SUPERSTARS A Day In The Life
7 DAYME AROCENA Nueva Era
8 LOS CREMA PARAISO De Pelicula
9 MIGGUEL ANGGELO La Casa Azul
10 TOURE-RAICHEL COLLECTIVE The Paris Sessions

New adds include some great funk from Ethiopia with Qwanqwa!

1 QWANQWA Volume Two
2 BALLAKE SISSOKO AND VINCENT SEGAL Musique De Nuit
3 WOUTER KELLERMAN Love Language
4 TIGGER BENFORD AND PARTY Vessel Of Gratitude

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Loud Rock Charts — Third Week of August

Top Ten:

  1. AHAB — The Boats of the Glen Carrig
  2. REANIMATOR — Horns Up
  3. WORRIERS — Imaginary Life
  4. KINGS DESTROY — Kings Destroy
  5. ACRASSICAUDA — Gilgamesh
  6. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  7. DELETIST — 3rd Class Cover Songs
  8. CEREBELLION — Regeneration
  9. PRONG — Songs from the Black Hole
  10. CHEMICAL BURN — Raining Anvils

Top Add:

  • GAYTHEIST + RABBITS  —  GAY*BITS
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Loud Rock Charts – Second Week of September

If today’s weather was any indication, the summer sun is receding in favor of autumn fog and drizzle. Though the weather may be (hopefully?) getting cooler, the tracks our DJs are spinning are still hot as ever!

Top Ten:

  1. AHAB — The Boats of the Glen Carrig
  2. REANIMATOR — Horns Up
  3. WORRIERS — Imaginary Life
  4. KINGS DESTROY — Kings Destroy
  5. ACRASSICAUDA — Gilgamesh
  6. DOG PARTY — Vol. 4
  7. DELETIST — 3rd Class Cover Songs
  8. CEREBELLION — Regeneration
  9. PRONG — Songs from the Black Hole
  10. CHEMICAL BURN — Raining Anvils

Check out Like Red Foam (The Great Storm) off of Ahab’s latest album, The Boats of Glen Carrig:

 

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September 2nd, 1838, Birthday of Lili’uokalani

 

On Wiki Wiki Wednesday, a musical tribute to the music and songs of Hawai’i and the Pacific Islands, we celebrate the birth of Queen Lili’uokalani.  She was born September 2nd, 1838 and reigned as Queen in her own right, in the Kingdom of Hawai’i, in the middle of the sea.  Lili’uokalani ascended to the throne January 29th, 1891, after the death of her brother, King David Kalakaua, known as the Merrie Monarch, for his revival of the hula, surfing and other Hawaiian arts.  The royal brothers and sisters were known as the “Royal Fours” for their musical talents.  Queen Lili’uokalani was an accomplished author, composer and musician.

She authored “Hawai’i’s Story By Hawai’i’s Queen”

After the illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian kingdom, The Queen was imprisoned in her own ‘Iolani Palace. While under house arrest, she took solace in composing and transcribing music, including the Hawaiian creation epic, the Kumulipo.  She believed in peaceful resistance and wanted to avoid bloodshed.  These events still ring through the islands today.  Following the Queen’s release, the Hawaiian Republic gave her a full pardon and restored her civil rights. She lived at her palatial residence in Honolulu until her death in 1917.

She composed “Aloha ‘Oe,” or “Farewell to Thee,” a popular lover’s goodbye, which later became imbued with mourning for the loss of her country.  The huge events of the political realm reverberate today throughout the Hawaiian islands and within the Hawaiian nation in diaspora.  We keep the Queen and Hawaiian Kingdom in heart, in part through the music.

La Luz

Rock Charts Mid-August

Hey you! Check out some cool new tracks below and never stop listenin’ to The Great 88.1FM for your source of rad music, old & new.

Top 10:

  1. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  2. La Luz – Weirdo Shrine
  3. Tame Impala – Currents
  4. Ducktails – St. Catherine
  5. Wilco – Star Wars
  6. Seapony – A Vision
  7. Novella – Land
  8. Slim Twig – Thank You For Stickin’ With Twig
  9. Numb Bats – Bees And Trees
  10. Leon Bridges – Coming Home

Adds:

  1. Land Lines – The Natural World
  2. Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
  3. Deradoorian – The Expanding Flower Planet
  4. Wild Ones – Heatwave
  5. Cold Beat – Into the Air

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Rock Charts – First Week of August!

August is my favorite month. The weather is always brilliant, and, we just added a bunch of great new albums to our new releases shelf in the KZSC on-air studio. One of those albums is Another One by Mac DeMarco; in the last track, he gives you his address and invites you to come over for coffee! Check out another track from the album below.

Top 10:

  1. Tame Impala – Currents
  2. Leon Bridges – Coming Home
  3. Ducktails – St. Catherine
  4. Jaill – Brain Cream
  5. Damaged Bug – Cold Hot Plumbs
  6. Yonatan Gat – Director
  7. Jack + Eliza – Gentle Warnings
  8. Walter TV – Blessed
  9. Froth – Bleak
  10. Bully – Feels Like

Adds:

  1. Mac DeMarco – Another One
  2. La Luz – Weirdo Shrine
  3. Wilco – Star Wars
  4. Zachary Cale – Duskland
  5. Seapony – A Vision