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KWUR gives away 3-day Pitchfork passes.

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

That’s right folks. KWUR is going to be giving away a total of 12 3-day passes to the 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival. We’ll be giving away 3 3-day passes on each of the following shows:

Friday 12-1AM: Soundwich
Friday from 9-11AM: Bones Bugalu / Antwerp 1935

Sunday from 10-12PM: The Judgement Hour
Tuesday 10-12PM: Sprung from our Loins

All you have to do is listen in and when you hear the song “North American Scum” by LCD Soundsystem be the 7th caller (314 935-5987 or 314 935-kwur) and you’ll win! So remember to tune in.

If you want to be kept up to date on when KWUR gives out more free stuff, make sure you check out this page.

Did you hear this? Album from the last five years.

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Tom Ewing got me thinking about some really good probably unheard of albums from this past decade. Because this list was already so long, I’m only doing the past five years. Here is a list I have come up with. Some of these probably won’t be news to you if you follow KWUR, but I would say these are albums that aren’t that known.

The Mae Shi – HILLYH: If you ever need something fast-paced or upbeat, you have to check out this album. Full of fun and speed, my favorites include “The Melody” and “Run to Your Grave”. Bonus points for watching this cover of “See You Again.” Yes that song.

Olafur Arnalds – anything this guy has made. From his Found Songs toVariations of Static anything this guy has made so far amazes me. I remember putting on headphones in Luna Music to listen to Variations. Within seconds I knew that I had to have this album. He is currently working on a new album.

The Long Winter – Putting The Days To Bed: This album is great from start to finish. “Honest” is a song about loving a singer. “Hindsight” might be my favorite. Bonus for checking out “The Commander Thinks Aloud” off the Ultimatum EP.

Corey Dargel – Other People’s Love Songs: Corey Dargel spent some time by having people commission love songs for their loved ones. He’d go interview the person and ask them about their relationship. He would then create some very amazing songs based off of what they told him. You can just feel the love n this one.

Tullycraft – Every Scene Needs It’s Center: I remember the day I saw this in our station with the review “and with the kind of wit and irony that a Pitchfork writer wished they had.” I don’t know who wrote that, but they hit it dead on. It’s Twee-pop, but who can fault that. Check out “Dracula Screams of Tiger Style.”

Ryan Bingham – Mescalito: This is a country album that I would recommend for anyone who doesn’t like country. Pure and twangy. “Other Side” is worth a first look.

Narrator – All That To The Wall: It’s energetic and punk and you’ve never heard it. They have some fun with songs like “Surfjew” and “Son of the Son of the Kiss of Death.”

Elvis Perkins – Ash Wednesday: When I first heard “While You Were Sleeping” which is the first track off this album, I was entranced. I in fact wake up to this song everyday during the school year. A deeply personal album that I heard deals partially with his mothers death on one of the 9/11 planes.

White Flight – White Flight: This album was made after the artist spent some time in the rainforest doing local drugs. Weird yet entrancing and slightly folkish. “The Condition” is my favorite.

13 & God – 13 & God: Bizarre yet peaceful. Somewhat unsettling at points at high volumes. This one has been a personal night favorite for a while. “Afterclap” is my recomendation.

The Gunshy – There’s No Love In This War: This is an amazing album that is based off of letters written by the singers grandfather to his grandmother during the war. “May 14th, 1943” is my favorite.

Pitchfork Music Festival

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

As you probably know, KWUR gave away tickets to the Pitchfork Music Festival. Well if you didn’t win, and you’re not going, we wanted to let you know that we have you covered. I personally will be doing a daily write up, and I know other DJs will be there and might just let you know how it goes.



8:40 (A) Built to Spill
7:20 (C) The Jesus Lizard
6:10 (A) Yo La Tengo
5:00 (C) Tortoise

8:40 (A) The National
8:30 (B) The Black Lips
7:30 (B) Matt and Kim
7:25 (C) Beirut
6:30 (B) Lindstrøm
6:15 (A) Doom
5:30 (B) Wavves
5:15 (C) Yeasayer
4:30 (B) Ponytail
4:15 (A) Final Fantasy
3:35 (B) Bowerbirds
3:20 (C) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
2:40 (B) The Antlers
2:30 (A) Fucked Up
1:45 (C) Plants and Animals
1:45 (B) The Dutchess & The Duke
1:00 (A) Cymbals Eat Guitars
1:00 (B) Disappears

8:40 (A) The Flaming Lips
8:30 (B) The Very Best
7:30 (B) Mew
7:25 (C) Grizzly Bear
6:30 (B) Vivian Girls
6:15 (A) M83
5:30 (B) Japandroids
5:15 (C) The Walkmen
4:30 (B) DJ/Rupture
4:15 (A) The Thermals
3:35 (B) Women
3:20 (C) Pharoahe Monch
2:40 (B) The Killer Whales
2:30 (A) Blitzen Trapper
1:45 (C) Frightened Rabbit
1:45 (B) Dianogah
1:00 (A) The Mae Shi
1:00 (B) Michael Columbia

Anyone that we absolutely must go see?

Win Pitchfork Music Festival tickets from KWUR!

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Hey guys, KWUR is giving away two three-day passes to the 2009 Pitchfork Music Festival! 

For your chance to win, listen in during either DJ Invisible Cola Versus the Pop Rock Conspiracy on Friday, May 1st from 9pm -11pm or “The Judgement Hour” on Sunday, May 3rd, from 10pm -12am.

All you have to do is be the 10th caller when you hear “The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song” by The Flaming Lips (one of the acts playing the festival). 

We made it easy for you, so you have to listen!

90.3 FM in the WashU area, and for everywhere else. The Phone rings when you hit (314) 935-5987 (that spells KWUR).

2009 Pitchfork Music Festival. Chicago’s Union Park. July 17-19

Friday, July 17
“Write the Night: Set Lists by Request”
Built to Spill
The Jesus Lizard
Yo La Tengo
Saturday, July 18

The National
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Fucked Up
Plants and Animals*
Matt and Kim
Charles Hamilton
The Duchess and The Duke
Sunday, July 19

The Flaming Lips
Grizzly Bear
The Walkmen
Pharoahe Monch
Blitzen Trapper*
Black Lips
The Very Best
Vivian Girls


Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

This is a kid who goes to WashU doing some covers on a ukulele. Take a minute to listen.

This is Ben Folds Luckiest

Here’s MGMTs Kids