Archive for February, 2007

KWUR Week 2007!

Friday, February 9th, 2007

KWUR week is coming!

February 19th – February 24th

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Pretty Girls Make Graves calls it quits

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

Following the departure of drummer Nick DeWitt, Pretty Girls Make Graves have decided to break up. They will be doing a final, farewell tour this spring (dates will be posted when I get them), but make sure to listen to KWUR and request anything from either The New Romance or Elan Vital – both great albums from this underrated band.

Spring Programming to Start Friday Feb. 9

Thursday, February 8th, 2007

KWUR will officially start Spring programming Friday February 9th. We have a full lineup of over 100 DJs to bring you yet another season of pure non-commercial underground radio.

Stay tuned for more detailed information on KWUR Week (Feb 19th – Feb 24th)….

Bloc Party – A Weekend In The City

Tuesday, February 6th, 2007

Bloc Party’s sophomore effort, A Weekend In The City, sees the British band become more focused and more emotional. The album is centered around life in London, and you can tell that frontman Kele Okereke thinks change is needed. On “Hunting for Witches,” Okereke wails “the newscaster says the enemy’s among us…now is not the time for liberal thought.” This is also by far the album’s stand out track, with big guitars leading up to big chorus, making it the album’s catchiest and most anthemic song. The opener, “Song for Clay (Disappear Here)” talks about the status quo, and is another one of the album’s top tracks, while “Uniform” attacks the influence of MTV. Bloc Party also slows things down a little too frequently on the album. Some of the slow songs, such as “Waiting For The 7:18” are great, resonant ballads, but other times, such as on “I Still Remember,” you just want Bloc Party to speed things up again so you can get up and dance to London’s shortcomings. All in all, this is a very good, if not great, album which could make Bloc Party the voice of today’s youth – the same way that they criticize on “Uniform.”

Overall: 7/10

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