Archive for November, 2009

Album Review: Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo de Contonou, "Echoes Hypnotiques"

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Seventies afrobeat group from Benin. Obvious RIYL is Fela, but more given to weird psychadelic guitar and drone-y Highlife rhythms. Which makes it pretty cool. Play any and all, none particularly stand out to me, but be warned, 6 and 8 are longer than 9 minutes long.

Shortcuts to Internet Millions

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Thanks for listening to KWUR and supporting the station during Hustle Week! Here, as a gift from me to you, is the DJ Invisible Cola hustle week 2009 mix, titled Shortcuts to Internet Millions. The title came from an infomercial for a book that our music director Kenny and I saw late one night.

Tits & Clits – Fist of Steel

Snob Scrilla – Heartbreak Scorsese (’96 Bulls Remix)

Chromeo – Tenderoni (MSTRKRFT Remix)

Guns ‘n’ Bombs – Riddle of Steel (Classixx Version)

The Count & Sinden – African Chant

Zombie Disco Squad – Eurovision (Mowgli Remix)

Oh Snap – Everyone’s a DJ

Don Diablo – Black Heat

Tonka – Website (Malente Re-Edit)

Fantastadon – Anesthesiologist

Brian Cox – Let’s Go to Work (Clockwork Remix)

The Shoes – Knockout

34 Years of Debauchery

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Last night some devoted DJs stayed up all night, broadcasting continuously from 8 pm to 6 am. For the final 3 hours, we counted down with a song from each year since KWUR’s founding in 1976, right up to 2009. Decisions were made by committee so don’t blame me if you don’t like the selections.

Year Artist Song Album
1976 Ramones Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue Ramones
1977 Television Marquee Moon Marquee Moon
1978 Mars 11,000 volts Mars 78
1979 Buzzcocks Orgasm Addict Singles Going Steady
1980 Devo Girl U Want Freedom of Choice
1981 Black Flag TV Party Damaged
1982 Dead Kennedys Bleed for Me Plastic Surgery Disasters
1983 New Order Age of Consent Power Corruption Lies
1984 Minutemen This Ain’t No Picnic Double Nickels on The Dime
1985 The Smiths The Headmaster Ritual Meat is Murder
1986 Slayer Raining Blood Reign in Blood
1987 Big Black Fish Fry Songs About Fucking
1988 Public Enemy Bring the Noise It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
1989 Nirvana Negative Creep Bleach
1990 Sonic Youth Tunic (Song for Karen) Goo
1991 My Bloody Valentine When You Sleep Loveless
1992 Eric B and Rakim Don’t Sweat the Technique Don’t Sweat the Technique
1993 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F’ Wit Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)
1994 Pavement Cut Your Hair Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
1995 Yo La Tengo Straight Down to the Bitter End Electr-o-pura
1996 DJ Shadow Building Steam With a Grain of Salt Endtroducing
1997 Radiohead Electioneering OK Computer
1998 Neutral Milk Hotel Holland, 1945 In The Aeroplane Over the Sea
1999 Aphex Twin Windowlicker Windowlicker
2000 New Pornographers Mass Romantic Mass Romantic
2001 Daft Punk Harder Better Faster Stronger Discovery
2002 Wilco Heavy Metal Drummer Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
2003 White Stripes Black Math Elephant
2004 Death From Above 1979 Turn It Out You’re a Woman, I’m a Machine
2005 Sufjan Stevens John Wayne Gacy, Jr. Illinois
2006 Man Man Engrish Bwudd Six Demon Bag
2007 Animal Collective Winter Wonderland Strawberry Jam
2008 No Age Sleeper Hold Nouns
2009 The Almighty Defenders All My Loving Almighty Defenders

Album Review: The King Khan and BBQ Show, "Invisible Girl"

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

What really differentiates King Khan and BBQ from their similar sounding lo-fi soul/garage punk nogoodnik bretheren (Black Lips mostly, but also Dirtbombs) is the surprising amount of heart and soul they have. The party numbers are raucous and catchy, but it’s those slow, doo-woppy romantic ones that’ll stay with ya.

Play all, but especially: 1, 2+++(this is what good music is), 4++(Silly!), 5, 6+++(gorgeous), 7++ (catchy), 9

BTW, if you like content like this, you might want to throw a little change to the organization that makes it possible. Hustle Week, our annual fundraising week, lasts until Sunday. Just wait till we get our money right…

KWUR Hustle Week!

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

We wanted to take a brief moment and let you all know that this week is KWUR Hustle Week. It’s a time where we can be honest and let you know that radio isn’t cheap, and that we need some money. We’re not asking for much, anything, even a dollar, helps to keep KWUR as one of the last completely free form stations in the country. KWUR provides students and the St. Louis community with the unique opportunity to not only get involved with radio, but really shape how it works. So please, we’d love to have your support.

You can call in your pledges to (314) 935-5952. We have DJ’s manning the phones this Monday through Friday from 10 AM to midnight. You can also email your pledge to gm [at]  If you’d like to write a check, you can mail it to KWUR 90.3 FM, Campus Box 1205, One Brookings Dr., St. Louis, MO 63130. You can also stop by KWUR’s studios on Washington University’s campus in the back of the Women’s Building and make your contribution in person. 

We’d like to thank you for your contribution with a gift:

$10 – A mix from KWUR’s DJ showcase prepared by our own DJ Invisible Cola.
$25 – A KWUR Shirt (S, M, L)
$50 – Adopt a show!
$100 – Have a part of the station named in your, or someone elses honor, for a year.
$200 – Work with your favorite DJ to create a show that’s all about you. Your taste in music, your history, whatever you want.