Archive for the ‘Blueberry Hill’ Category

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!

Walkmen and White Rabbits to play Blue Hill

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

This should be interesting. The Riverfront Times is reporting that the Walkmen will be playing at the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill on January 21. Opening will be the White Rabbits. The White Rabbits’ great new album, Fort Nightly, is, um, influenced by the Walkmen (by influenced, I mean shamelessly rips off, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing). Can the student surpass the teacher? It’s something I definitely want to find out.

Also, check out Dylan’s review of the first track off Fort Nightly, “Kid On My Shoulders,” just a few posts down.