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New Growlers Album: Hung At Heart

Self-branded as "Beach Goth", the Orange County crew The Growlers are road warriors. Playing a seemingly endless string of dates, the quintet wander the country like modern day pranksters delivering a tight set of their jaunty organ-infused surf rock. Costa Mesa's psych-surf…

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Loud Rock Charts: 2/26

Thursday night, I witnessed one of the greatest acts on metal this world has seen. No, it wasn't any big name bands like  Opeth or Gojira. It was just a small three piece band, who use nothing more than 2…

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Staples Center goes Vegetarian for Morrissey

Morrissey has infamously pushed vegetarianism on concert venues he has promised to play. The latest one did not have to pushed. The Staples Center has agreed to go completely vegetarian for the Morrissey concert on March 1st on the condition…

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Old Man Takes A Look At His Life

We here at the Great 88 love a good rockstar memoir. They offer us windows into the creative minds of our musical heroes. Plus they're just fun reading. The latest and greatest grey haired musings come to us from everyones…

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KZSC Jazz Charts 2/19

After what felt like a week of summer weather it's finally a chilly 50 degrees with rain in California. For a second I thought winter was over. Your Charts and Adds for the week as follows: KZSC Jazz Charts 1…

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Loud Rock Charts: 12/19

I sincerely hope everyone has had a great three day weekend! In celebration of our forefathers, why not take a listen to some awesome new metal? In particular, Suffocation's Pinnacle of Bedlam has been making waves in the metal community, for great…

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Loud Rock Charts: 2/12

In this week's version of great awesome new metal, we see hardcore band Shai Hulud release what could amount to be one of the finest albums in the genre since Converge's Jane Doe (yep, you heard me right). Also dropping…

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Loud Rock Charts: 2/5

In this latest addition of new Loud Rock stuff 'n' things, the whole world is subject to the awesome instrumentation of Pomegranate Tiger, an instrumental outfit not unlike that of Scale the Summit or Animals as Leaders. However, they're original…

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/29

The week of January 29th brings upon us a very heavy slew of metal. Arguably the best record to drop so far, Vertikal sees Cult of Luna further themselves as the leaders in the post metal genre. I thought it…

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KZSC Jazz Charts

This week has been a little off in regards to the mail, so I've decided to do the charting early to get into a new flow of things. Additionally this week, I'm welcoming the Jazz Director intern Jared Frazier (Jamfrazi)…

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Jazz Charts 1/22

After a wonderful holiday and inherent lack of mail, the jazz charts only have one new add: Jose James' "No Beginning No End" which I am very excited to have. This album is where genres break down and the artist can…

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/22

In this week's sexy edition of new Loud Rock, we see Holy Grail release one of the best album of the year so far with Ride the Void. It's in the same vein as new classic metal, with a thrashy spin…

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Pop! Culture! And Why It Sticks Around.

  The first record I ever bought with my own money was No Doubt’s Rock Steady. When my friends came over, we’d take turns mimicking Gwen Stefani’s chesty vocals into an old broom handle while the CD whirred in my…

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First Hip Hop Charts of 2013

Here's just a quick snapshot of some of the new Hip Hop that is getting played on KZSC in the new year: 1 ROC MARCIANO - Reloaded 2 DJ VADIM - Don't Be Scared 3 E-DUBBLE - Reset 4 PAT…

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Jazz Charts 1/15

Hello everyone, Here is this week's edition of the KZSC Jazz Charts. Topping them this week comes an independent/self release from vocalist Lauren Desberg with her EP "Sideways." This album features many up and coming young jazz stars on the…

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Loud Rock Charts: 1/15

After 4 long years, Voivod is finally back with their newest full length, Target Earth. It's the first record to feature their new guitarist, Daniel Mongrain, and the first since 1991 to feature their original bassist. Also, Incite, who is releasing an…

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