Archive for November, 2011

Hustle Week All Night Broadcast Tonight from 8pm to 8am

Friday, November 18th, 2011

If you haven't heard already, this week is KWUR's Hustle Week–and tonight from 8pm to 8am we're bringing you some very special programming for the Annual All Night Broadcast. Tune in to KWUR 90.3 and take part in a beloved KWUR tradition. Better yet, call in and share a favorite KWUR memory! Even better than that, call 314-935-5952 and make a donation to the station so we can keep freeform radio alive for Washington University and the surrounding community.

Programming highlights include:
8-9pm: Songs about radio and money.
9-10pm: Trainee Hour (Hear from our newest DJs.)
10-11pm: All-DJs Freeform Hour (Hear from DJs new and old.)
11pm-12am: Live in-studio featuring Britches
12-1am: KWUR House Band performs live on-air
1-4am: 36 Years of Debauchery (A rad jam from every year of KWUR's existence.)
4-5am: Best new music
5-6am: KWUR's Weirdest/Best (Including but not limited to: Shel Silverstein, Whale Sounds, that sweet Queen Latifah track.)
6-7am: Ambient poetry (Have you ever wished that English Literature Hour With Vincent Sherry had a little something extra? Now it does! Ambient music! For an hour!)
7-8am: Traffic, weather, mo(u)rning (Don't let this clever pun deceive you–we will be in high spirits indeed.)
 
Stream at kwur.com, on iTunes (under eclectic), or on our KWUR radio app for iPhone or Android. Or! Park in the lot behind the station and tune into the terrestrial radio waves.
 
Thank you for your support!

Ximena Sarinana comes to KWUR 11/18 at 1 pm

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

In case you don’t know, Grammy winning Mexican vocalist Ximena Sariñana (hi-MEN-a sa-rin-YAH-na) is coming to the station tomorrow to talk about her self-titled English debut.

Her latest album “showcase[s] her deep, striking voice, smart, thoughtful lyrics and offbeat personality” with production expertise from Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Devo, The Bird and the Bee), Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Natalia Lafourcade.

She has won the Best New Artist Award in the Premios MTV Latinoamerica 2008 (Latin MTV Awards) and received three Latin Grammy Nominations for Best New Artist, Best Alternative Song and Producer of the Year. Her debut album, “Mediocre,” also received a Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album. In Mexico, she is a household name. She has appeared in 11 films (among them box office hit Amar Te Duele and film festival winner Dos Abrazos) as well as three prime time telenovelas.

Come to the station or listen in at 1 PM. Ximena Sariñana is a fantastic artist and Deanna and I are quite excited to interview her!

KWUR Hustle Week!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

It's the most magical time of the year! That's right folks, it's KWUR HUSTLE WEEK! Hustle Week is a beautiful time where you, our favorite listeners, get to show your favorite radio station a little love and affection. Radio isn't cheap, and we need your support to keep bringing you the great alternative music you love. As one of the last completely free-form stations in the country, KWUR needs your help to keep rocking as Washington University's best radio station. Anything you give will be a huge help in our quest to keep radio in St. Louis free.

We're hosting some fun and unique events, so be sure to tune in, stop by, and show your support!

Monday, November 14th-Friday, November 18th
Mix CD Exchange and KWUR Apparel Tabling in the DUC
11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Want to discover some new tunes? That's our specialty. All week KWUR will be hosting a mix CD exchange where you can trade a mix CD that you create with a mix created by somebody else. We'll have blank discs too, so feel free to take one home and bring it back with some excellent music. Sharing is caring! And we'll be selling some brand-new, fresh KWUR gear to boot.

Sunday, November 13th-Saturday, November 19th
DJ Date Auction
Some of our DJ's will be auctioning off the opportunity to spend a little quality time with them. The highest bidder will not only win a great date, but will also graciously donate to KWUR! Score! Check out our event page to see the dates and make your bid: http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=135398289896721

Thursday, November 17th
All-Night Broadcast!
Be sure to tune in to 90.3 FM or www.kwur.com to listen to one of the greatest KWUR traditions, the All-Night Broadcast. Your favorite DJ's will be spinning the best of KWUR and staying on the air all night for your entertainment! Call in to donate and receive some excellent gifts!

Don’t forget to check out the KWUR-themed meals, provided by Bon Appetit, which will be served in the DUC this week! Rock n’ roll ribs, Fleetwood Mac n’ Cheese… you can even show KWUR your love while you eat.

Want to donate? Here's how!

You can send a check to:

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

Or call KWUR at 314-935-5952 or email underwriting@kwur.com with your name, contact information, and the amount you would like to donate. DJ's will be manning the phones and get you squared away. We have some great items we'll give you in thanks for your donation. Here are some gifts you can receive:
$10 = A free Stack Sessions Sampler, offering the best band performances from our in-studio sessions
$25 = An awesome KWUR t-shirt
$50 = A personalized KWUR t-shirt created by our DJ's
$75 = A personalized song written about you!
$100 = We'll name any part of the station after you for an entire year
$150 = We'll create a custom station ID with you that will live in the annals of KWUR history forever!

Thank you so much for your support, and please consider donating to KWUR so we can keep bringing you the best of free-form radio!

Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders at The Pageant

Saturday, November 12th, 2011

This is definitely not one to miss.

 

Between the Buried and Me is one of the best metal bands of the last decade, infusing metalcore roots with a healthy dose of melodicism, as well as elements of blues and jazz, arena rock, bluegrass, and just about anything else you can think of, creating their self-described "adult contemporary progressive death metal" sound.

Their 2007 album "Colors" is widely considered a progressive metal masterpiece.  They recenlty released the EP "The Parallax: Hypersleep Dialogues" on Victory Records.

 

Animals as Leaders is led by 8-string guitar wizard Tosin Abasi, and his jazz-and-electronica influenced "djent" stylings.

Thier second album, "Weightless" was just released on Prosthetic Records, and is one of the  best records of 2011, in my opinion.

 

Both bands will be performing at The Pageant on Sunday, November 13. Doors open at 7 pm.