Archive for January, 2008

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A Little Rusty…

January 29, 2008

Well, my first show back was a little rusty, with a few technical difficulties, but it went pretty well. The show is divided into two parts; the first, “Elsewhere”, from 6:30 to 7:00 and the second, “Here”, which features local music, is from 7:00 to 8:00. Be sure to listen every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Elsewhere:
Thurston Moore – Frozen GTR
Yeasayer – No Need To Worry
Explosions in the Sky – So Long, Lonesome
The Most Serene Public – Compliance
Of Montreal – She’s A Rejector
James – Laid

Here:
Jon Hardy & The Public – Love Gone Wrong
Council on Fidelity – Indecipherable Things
Tight Pants Syndrome – Your Love Is Hot
The Love Experts – Cuba Street
Shame Club – I Ain’t Surprised
The Bureau – Stalingrad
Sex Robots – I Won’t Say I Love You Back
The Cold War Direction – Say It Loud
7 Shot Screamers – Take It All
The Jovian Chorus – Oil Belt
Gentleman Auction House – A Hospital or Heaven
Say Panther – Oh! What Fear!
So Many Dynamos – Progess
Riddle of Steel – Quiet Now

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Mystery Mix Monday

January 28, 2008

MYSTERY MIX, VOL. 29

Here’s last week’s playlist:

Vol. 28

1. The Lonely Forest – Stars and Moons
2. French Kicks – Young Lawyer
3. Jason Collett – Through The Night These Days
4. Meat Puppets – We Don’t Exist
5. The Theater Fire – These Tears Could Rust A Train
6. Nick Drake – From The Morning
7. Xiu Xiu – Under Pressure (David Bowie and Queen cover)
8. Fucked Up – David Comes To Life
9. Battles – Prismism
10. Four Tet – Everything Is Alright
11. Bodies of Water – Doves Circle The Sky

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Jon Hardy & The Public

January 27, 2008

Last weekend, I headed out to Off Broadway and caught a very solid set from Jon Hardy & The Public. They closed the set with an excited cover of Bruce Springstein’s “Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)”. Here are some pictures:

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Dividing By Zero, The Radio Show returns!

January 27, 2008

After a few years off, I will be returning to the airwaves on KWUR 90.3 FM this Tuesday night, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. (central standard time). The show will be structured like this: The first 30 minutes will feature new music, much like the music I put on my Mystery Mixes, and then, starting at 7 p.m., I will be doing KWUR’s local music show. I will be featuring live performances from St. Louis’ best bands starting in a few weeks as we get the studio set up. The shows will be archived so you can download podcasts of the show at any time.

Be sure to tune every Tuesday night at 6:30 p.m.

If you are in a band from St. Louis, contact me at dbzkwur@gmail.com to send me music. You have to be from St. Louis, though. If you aren’t I will not even read the email. I have to keep this manageable.

Or you can send me a CD at this address:

KWUR 90.3 FM
Jeff York
Campus Box 1205
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130

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So Many Dynamos, Maps and Atlases and Say Panther at the Biliken Club

January 24, 2008

If you’re looking for something to do to get out of the bitter cold this weekend, you could go check out So Many Dynamos, Maps and Atlases and Say Panther, who are all playing at the Biliken Club on Friday night. You should check it out. If you don’t know who So Many Dynamos are, you just haven’t been paying attention, as they play 18 million shows a year and have played in like 57 states. Early descriptions of the band inevitably (and rightfully) included a reference to The Dismemberment Plan, but the band’s 2006 release, Flashlights, proved that the band had a lot more to them that simple imitation. Check out their recording blog, which treks the recording of their next album.

Say Panther is a great young band from St. Louis that may remind you of a more-American sounding Los Campesinos!.

Maps and Atlases are spazzy, jazzy and mathy. And they hail from Chicago, so give them a nice StL welcome.

MP3: Maps and Atlases – Every Place Is A House
MP3: Say Panther – Oh! What Fear
MP3: So Many Dynamos – Progress

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Earthworms CD release show at Lucas School House

January 23, 2008

I’m sick and a touch lazy right now, so I’ll take it straight from the press release:

On Friday, January 25 at Lucas School House in Soulard, St. Louis hip-hop group Earthworms will host a party to release their highly anticipated second album, Bottle Full of Bourbon. Like the record itself, the show promises to be a feast for the senses. Earthworms will perform a full set with a live band, featuring an all-star cast of local musicians including Dave Grelle (The Feed) on keys and Jeremy West on guitars, Gavin Duffy on bass, Grover Stewart (Ralph Butler Band) on drums, and a horn section featuring Terry Grohman (Boogie Chyld) and Ben Reece (The Feed). Local artists Midwest Avengers and 40 til’ five are also on the bill, along with Columbia, MO hip-hop titan Steddy P.

As if that wasn’t enough, the show will also feature live art performances by Calc2 and Plastic and on-demand T-shirt screen printing by Ben Shepard and Ben Goeke. Released by F5 Records and recorded in “the Cooler” studio with producer Jonathan Toth from Hoth, Bottle Full of Bourbon is the follow-up to No Arms, No Legs, Just a Head and a Body, Earthworms’ popular and critically acclaimed debut release. The new record consists of 17 fresh Earthworms tracks and features the lyrical stylings of Mathias, Kama and Black Patrick, along with scratching by DJ Mahf, beats by the nationally acclaimed DJ Crucial, and cover artwork provided Jim Mahfood and Jose Garibaldi of 40 oz. comics.

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2008 Coachella Lineup Announced

January 21, 2008