Here are the best loud rock releases of April and May for your listening pleasure. Also, please remember to donate to KZSC’s Spring Pledge drive happening right now. KZSC is unique in putting punk and metal music on the radio, where it is otherwise absent. Help keep this tradition going strong!


1. Ghost Bath – Starmourner [Blackgaze]

2. The Obsessed – Sacred [Doom Metal]

3. Oranssi Pazuzu – Kevät / Värimyrsky EP [Black Metal]

4. Artificial Brain – Infared Horizon [Technical Death Metal]

5. Loss – Horizonless [Death/Doom Metal]

6. Sarcasm – Within the Sphere of Ethereal Minds [Death Metal]

7. Possession – Exorkizein [Black/Death Metal]

8. Fuoco Fatuo – Backwater [Funeral Doom]

9. Samsara Blues Experiment – One With The Universe [Stoner Metal]
10. Wounded Giant – Vae Victis [Stoner Metal]

Tune in to The Emo-Show-Null (Sundays from 6:30-8:30pm), Angry, Young and Dorm (Monday nights from 12am-2am), Que Te Importa (Sunday nights from 12am-2am), and From The Swamps (Sundays from 10pm-12am) for all of your loud rock needs!

RPM May 9th Charts

Here are our top 10 picks for electronic music this week – this is what we’ve been listening to so we hope you will check them out!

RPM Top 10 for May 9th:

1. ODESZA – “Line Of Sight” b/w “Late Night” – Singles (Counter Records)
2. Joe Goddard – Electric Lines (Greco-Roman/Domino)
3. RAC – “This Song feat. Rostam” – Single + Remix (Counter Records)
4. Shana Pearson – Surrender (Stefano Cortes Remix)
5. Fenix – All Around the World (feat. Chris Casino)
6. Midnight Pool Party – Dalliance EP
7. Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 – Star Stuff
8. Lydia Ainsworth – Darling of the Afterglow
9. Rococode “Brutal” [Single]
10. Lou Canon – Suspicious

– Killian

LiKWUiD on Local Brew and Queen Beats

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Saturday, Local Brew hosted LiKWUiD live on 88.1 FM, shortly before this performance at Santa Cruz’s SubRosa Community Space.

Listen for more on Queen Beats, Tuesday at 10 pm. Don’t sleep—Keep it locked on 88.1 FM or streaming.kzsc.org

RPM April Music Charts

April showers bring May flowers and that’s exactly what we’re getting with this month’s amazing releases! This time we have electronic music ranging from beautifully ambient to dark and pounding on our charts. Also make sure to check out our new Spring schedule right here!

  1. Midnight Mystery Club – Reason or Rhyme (Playing Hooky)
  2. Thievery Corporation – The Temple of I & I (ESL Music)
  3. Clavvs – World Underwater (Self-Released)
  4. Sam Gellaitry – Escapism III (XL Recordings)
  5. HEALTH – Disco3 (Loma Vista Recordings)
  6. Max Cooper – Emergence (Mesh Records)
  7. Midnight Pool Party – Dalliance EP (Self-Released)
  8. Jacques Greene – Feel Infinite (LuckyMe)
  9. The Anix – Ephemeral (Cleopatra)
  10. Table Syndicate – Game of Life (JHP Studio)

A house producer from Montreal, Jacques Greene, releases a powerhouse of emotions with his new album, Feel Infinite. This album pushes the boundaries of house music with memorable rhythms and pulsating synths that stay in your head.

Sam Gellaitry, a young Scottish producer, returns with the third installation of his Escapism EP series. His unique EP is unlike anything I’ve heard before!


Top o’ the mornin’! Here is your long-overdue update on the best metal that has come out recently, or out soon.

  1. Power Trip – Nightmare Logic [Thrash Metal]
  2. Pallbearer – Heartless [Doom Metal]
  3. Crurifragium – Beasts of the Temple of Satan [Blackened Death Metal]
  4. Unearthly Trance – Stalking the Ghost [Sludge/Doom Metal]
  5. Dodecahedron – Kwintessens [Avant-garde Black Metal]
  6. King Woman – Created In The Image of Suffering [Doom Metal]
  7. Ascended Dead – Abhorrent Manifestation [Death Metal]
  8. Hollow Leg – Murder EP [Sludge/Doom Metal]
  9. Pure Wrath – Ascetic Eventide [Atmospheric Black Metal]
  10. Nidingr – The High Heat Licks Against Heaven [Black Metal]

A few months ago, interviews were promised for bands playing Doom/Extreme Metal/Psych heavyweight fest Psycho Las Vegas (August 18-20th), and now that the full lineup has been announced, they are on their way, starting next week with Swedish Psychedelic Sludge act, Domkraft.

Tune in to Shallow Graves (Monday nights, 12am-2am), Out of Step (Tuesdays, 10pm-11pm), Que Te Importa (Sunday nights, 12am-2am), and From The Swamps (Sundays, 10pm-12am) for the heaviest, darkest, spookiest, angriest, saddest, etc. loud rock on the airwaves!

RPM Charts January 2017

A lot is happening in the world of RPM! Our new KZSC Winter Schedule started just last week and our RPM shows have started out with a bang. We have The Groove Institute with Black Cow Tuesdays at 9pm, Night Slugs with Linkz on Wednesdays 10pm, Nightowl with Crux and Brandon Berry Thursdays 7pm, and Hit Vibes with Brandx Fridays at 8:30pm on KZSC 88.1FM! Here are some of our top tunes from January:

  1. Phantogram – Three
  2. Kastle – Reflections
  3. Balkan Beat Box – Shout It Out
  4. Justice – “Randy” / “Fire”
  5. Thievery Corporation – “Letter to the Editor”
  6. Night Club – Requiem For Romance
  7. Acid ARab – Musique De France
  8. King Henry – Don’t Stay Away
  9. Dr. Wylie – +1 Club
  10. Lethertte – Last Night on the Planet

And coming soon to a frequency near you, Bonobo’s new album Migration!

Our latest concerts and festivals include: