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Go Back In Time: Stack Sessions

Monday, September 20th, 2010

We’ve just delved deep into the KWUR computers and posted many of our past Stack Sessions online. Some were posted previously, but this is the first appearance for several bands such as Pirate Fucking Radio, Hermit Thrushes, and Electric Tickle Machine. You may freely stream all sessions or download them at your leisure. Scan down the list on the right side of your screen for the full list of available bands.

The Stack Session series has been a learning experience for all involved, and we humbly submit our recordings to you, warts and all. These recordings are not professional; they merely offer an informal glimpse into these bands’ music. Thanks to Kenny Hofmeister for spending many, many hours recording most of these bands.

Keep your eyes open. More sessions will be added soon!

Stack Sessions: Blood Pony

Monday, September 20th, 2010

On September 11, 2010 St. Louis band Blood Pony joined us in the studio for a live performance in our Stack Session series. Check out this video of their song “We Are Lost.” Listen to the whole session here.

If you like what you hear, check them out at Off Broadway on October 7.

Stack Sessions: Art Majors

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

We had the pleasure to feature St. Louis band Art Majors at our station on the evening of August 16. They played three songs, including 2 brand new ones. We will have the complete session posted shortly, but until then, please enjoy two videos that we shot. They have a new EP out, so check it out if you like what you hear.

Album Review: Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

St. Louisian Beth Bombara has a new band and a new sound on her recent self titled EP Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation. With the addition of bass and drums, her sound has matured considerably from her last EP. Expect tight bass lines, smooth drumming, and soaring vocals on every song. On “Not the World” the group proves they can do rocking pop songs as well as they can do mellow organ-driven numbers like “Beautiful You.” The instrumentation plays beautifully, but it is still the arching vocal that captures your attention on each song. I understand Beth and Co are working on a new full length, so keep an eye out for that in the coming year.

Your next chance to see Beth Bombara and the Robotic Foundation live is on September 17 at the Map Room in St. Louis.

Stack Sessions: The Blind Nils

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

St. Louis band the Blind Nils joined us in the lounge at the station the other day for a short live performance on the air. They played 5 of their original tunes with eclectic instrumentation including banjo, slide guitar, and xylophone. Take a look the videos below for a peek into their set. Their entire set will be rebroadcast this Thursday at 3:30pm, so don’t forget to tune in at www.kwur.com.

If you like what you hear, your next chance to see the Blind Nils llive is on August 23 at Hajari House.