Last night Justin Kinkel-Schuster – lead-singer and songwriter for local band Theodore – stopped in, played some songs and talked some talk. We discussed his band’s recent label-signing, his recent RFT awards for “best male vocalist” and “best country (alternative),” George Hamilton IV’s “Abilene”, “high-voiced New Folk heroes,” rock operas, and probably some other things. I’ll be broadcasting the interview live on the airwaves (@90.3 fm/kwur.com) at 7 or 8pm (central time, natch), but if you wanna check out the songs right now, give a listen below. Perhaps most importantly, Theodore will be performing tonight at Off Broadway with Samantha Crain and it promises to be a blockbuster humdinger bonanza mindblower so, you know, keep that in mind. Hopefully we’ll get the full band in the studio some time soon.
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Sat down with Matt and Kim before last night’s sold out show at Off Broadway (Stack Sessions alumni Gentleman Auction House opened) and chatted about their VMA nominated video, what it’s like to be huge now, and life on the tour bus. For as much fun as it was (and believe me, it was a lot of fun), the duo also offered an interesting and well-spoken take on their fame and appearances in various commercials. Oh, also, it looks like Ben Allen will be producing their next album (he produced “Merriweather Post Pavilion” and Gnarls Barkley’s last). Exciting!
Download the interview HERE.
And check out the RFT’s coverage of the show HERE. If you missed it, you might have missed one of this year’s best concerts.
Also, I think we’re going to start publishing interviews in text form. Thoughts on this?
SO – just confirmed two more Stack Sessions – Dead Confederate (the lower picture) on Wednesday and Sonic Youth (the upper picture) on Friday. Those, on top of everything else going on this week, should keep us fairly busy. Here’s the rundown in full, lest we forget:
Saturday: These United States (interview)
Sunday (2:30PM): Gentleman Auction House (in-studio)
Monday (6:30PM): Exercise (in-studio)
Wednesday (6PM): Dead Confederate (in-studio)
Friday: Sonic Youth (interview)
You can listen in online at www.kwur.com and on the radio at 90.3 FM.
Zydeco legend CJ Chenier stopped by to play a few songs and chat with Zak before his show at Pop’s a few weeks ago. He brought along his ballin’ accordion and a washboard player, and jammed out a few tunes on air. Check the whole interview here, and download/listen to the songs below.
Louisiana Two-Step (live)
You Don’t Need To Cry (live)
Got My Eyes On You (live)
oh ps we’re in the process of switching over to a new blog client, hopefully something that will take megaupload out of the equation and let us host audio in-house. stay tuned for details as they unfold!
Ben and Bobby of the NYC outfit Benyaro hung out at the station last Wednesday, played some tunes and shot the shit about their new album, making music in New York City, and why I wasn’t wearing pants during the interview (I think I was, but Bobby might disagree). The interview was excellent, and they also played a few rad new songs, which you can grab below!
Pictures (hopefully) coming soon.