Archive for June, 2009


Friday, June 19th, 2009

Here’s the line-up for Stack Sessions OH NINE, as promised:

21 – Telekinesis!
24 – CJ Chenier // So Many Dynamos
25 – Benyaro
26 – The Features

5 – The Paper Chase
11 – These United States
24 – Those Darlins

3 – Casper & The Cookies

Okay so that seems a bit sparse, BUT, it’s pretty fluid – new shows are announced all the time, and we’re working on getting a lot of local acts in as well. Needless to say, this is just the beginning – stay tuned for more announcements in the coming days and weeks (it’s like a big 3 month long music festival!). Also, keep your eye out for postings of interviews and instudios past.


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Awhile ago, Jon Hardy (of Jon Hardy + The Public) was in the station to discuss the band’s new EP “Little Criminals” (available for free download from the RFT and KDHX) and how they made this totally fucking awesome music video, among other things. You can download the interview HERE, and as an added bonus, there are a few songs from the EP sprinkled throughout. Hoping to have these guys back in for a full-on in-studio, but right now it looks like that won’t happen for another couple of months. Keep your ears and eyes peeled, though.

(photo courtesy of JH+TP myspace)



Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

(excellent poster design courtesy of Bob Hartzell)

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of speaking with Phil and Elroy from Cut Off Your Hands about the New Zealand music scene, departed band members, how their sound is progressing, and what it really means to stand around the water cooler at work. They played the Firebird with Viva Voce, and all bands involved put on a killer show. The interview was a lot of fun and you can check it HERE. ((sorry about the sound quality at the beginning, I was still getting a hang on how to use the Marantz)).


Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Okay kids, listen up. Summer’s here and you know what that means: cold beer, hot pavement, and even hotter live band action in KWUR’s very own CD/vinyl stacks. We’ll be covering concerts around town, interviewing bands, and hosting them in the KWUR lounge/recording studio for live, in-studio performances. You can always listen live (you really should), but in case you miss it we’ll be posting the interviews and some of the in-studios right here on the KWUR blog (for the time being, at least until we find someplace better). An ongoing Stack Sessions line-up will be available soon, but for now, bask in the glory of the inaugural edition: RED COLLAR + MEAT PUPPETS, live from May 28th, 2009.

Red Collar



Meat Puppets

all photographs courtesy of Lane Goodman

Interview (the first few minutes are missing but it is a fascinating listen nonetheless – don’t worry about context, trust me)

That’s it for now, but there’s much more to come so stay tuned……

R.I.P. Bob Bogle, 1934-2009

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

“Pioneering guitarist Bob Bogle, whose rock-instrumental band the Ventures scored a pair of hits in the 1960s with “Walk, Don’t Run” and “Hawaii Five-O,” has died, the group said on Tuesday. He was 75.”