Monday, October 13, 2014

Returning to Saturdays from 4-6:00 pm!

"Living In The '80s" is now on Saturday from 4 PM to 6 PM PST. Tune in with DJ Danny "On The Radio" for all your favorite '80s music, streaming at
Only on KZSC, The Great 88 - Santa Cruz 88.1 FM!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Morrissey Cancer Revelation?: Bands That Must Go Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame...

From: Five Bands That Must Go Into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Posted: 10/10/2014

...Morrissey and Marr have long vowed to never again perform together, and the singer is notoriously anti-establishment and would probably hate being associated with something like the Hall; but, given his recent revelation that he is battling cancer, this may be the time to recognize the band and hope against hope for a one-off reunion.

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Monday, September 29, 2014


CULTURE CLUB have today announced an eleven-date tour of UK arenas in December with ALISON MOYET in support.

The band are currently in the studio working on a brand new studio album for release later this year...

Sunday, September 7, 2014


HEAVEN 17 have announced the first dates of their new tour, 'The Tour Of Synthetic Delights', which will feature BLANCMANGE in support.

The UK dates, in October and November, are expected to include material from the currently untitled but much anticipated new Heaven 17 album which is expected to be released in the Autumn.


BILLY IDOL will release a new studio album, his first for almost ten years, in October. The currently untitled album will be produced by TREVOR HORN and will be released via Idol's own BFI Records label.

The album is scheduled for release around the same time as the much anticipated Billy Idol autobiography 'Dancing With Myself' which will be published in the UK on October 7th.

Friday, August 1, 2014

It's JGB, The Dead, David Nelson...

Found some cool looking early Grateful Dead, JGB, Garcia/Grisman, David Nelson Band, and The Dead download index of shows on Hover over link and right-click "Save Link As."
This is an OK audience recording of my first JGB show at the Open-Air Amp at SDSU on May 20, 1989. (Got my degree in Music Appreciation, since going to so many shows here!)

There's a sweet soundboard from my second JGB show at the Wiltern in Los Angeles.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Morrissey: "World Peace..." enters US Billboard Album Chart

The Billboard 200 chart is officially out, World Peace Is None Of Your Business debuts at #14!

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine
World Peace Is None of Your Business feels curiously bereft of Morrissey's lyrical elegance. This, like so many of Moz's moves, is certainly deliberate. There is a directness to the lyrics on World Peace Is None of Your Business that initially feels unsettling, contradicting Morrissey's long history of obfuscation and sly winks. Such broad strokes accentuate his political beliefs -- he has no desire to be part of the voting process, he stands firm on animal rights, he disdains conventional masculinity while still feeling a pull toward pugilism -- while dulling the edges of his typical wistfulness. Perhaps Morrissey decided to wield his words as blunt instruments to offset the wildly off-kilter music of World Peace. Coming after a decade of albums where Morrissey's consistency was almost a fault, the untidiness of World Peace feels rather thrilling, holding the attention even when the record doesn't necessarily work.

Producer Joe Chiccarelli -- an alt-rock vet whose credits run from Oingo Boingo to Alanis Morissette and Café Tacuba -- gives the record a big, forceful sound that is occasionally too crisp (it's possible to see the digital guitar effects push into the red on "Neal Cassidy Drops Dead"), but he also allows Moz to indulge his every whim, whether it's the ominous, churning heavy rock of the title track and "Istanbul," or the flamenco flourishes of "Earth Is the Loneliest Planet" and "The Bullfighter Dies." Elsewhere, Morrissey sticks to some tried and true -- "Staircase at the University" hearkens back to Viva Hate -- but the album is characterized by its aural eccentricities, which infect even relatively staid pop songs like "Kiss Me a Lot." Such willful weirdness is oddly endearing even when it doesn't hold together, which it often doesn't; it'll develop a head of steam that quickly dissipates as it veers in another direction, playing almost like a series of conjoined EPs.