Archive for the ‘Local’ Category


Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Last Friday we were joined in the studio by Bear Ceuse, aka Cameron Matthews. He played a few songs for us, and we discussed awesome St. Louis bands and his plans for moving to NYC. My two favorite songs (“O-K-L-A-EE-OHMA” and “I Saw It Beating”) are posted below for your viewing pleasure. Cameron has also decided that he’d like to host a show on KWUR this summer, so keep your ears open for his voice coming to you over the airwaves in the next weeks.

Please also explore KWUR’s new youtube channel. If you have any video’s from KWUR’s illustrious past, please shoot me an email at and we’ll get those videos posted.

STACK SESSIONS: Flaming Death Trap

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

Local boys Flaming Death Trap stopped in at KWUR to perform a few songs for the Stack Session series. We were lucky enough to capture some video. Don’t miss a gig by these guys!

Featured below are three tunes recorded in the KWUR lounge with our new recording setup.

STACK SESSIONS: Joe Stickley and Sean Canan

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Last Friday we had the pleasure to have Joe Stickley and Sean Canan in the station for a live set on-the-air. They played a few songs off their new album Loaded to the Gunwales as well as an old favorite and a brand new Levellers cover. As always, you can see them on Sunday nights at McGurk’s in Soulard.

The whole session will be rebroadcast this Thursday at 4:30pm! A few clips are below.

Album Review: Joe Stickley and Sean Canan’s "Loaded to the Gunwales"

Friday, July 9th, 2010

Joe Stickley and Sean Canan have been around the St. Louis scene for years as members of Blueprint and Bockman, but in the last year they have become known for their rousing sets every Sunday night at John D. McGurk’s Pub in Soulard. The pub’s influence shows as Joe and Sean fill Loaded to the Gunwales with Irish songs filtered through’s their americana style. Most songs are traditional, but you would be hard pressed to pick out the two original songs without looking at the liner notes.

The album’s power springs from Joe and Sean singing simple and timeless songs. These songs are filled out by guest appearances on fiddle, accordion, and washtub bass. It isn’t the type of album that runs you over like a semi-truck, but it will seep into your brain on repeated listens. This disc is another in a long stream of good albums from these guys so don’t forget to check them out Sunday nights at McGurk’s.

On Friday July 9 Joe Stickley and Sean Canan will play a live set on KWUR at about 2:30pm. Listen in!

Album Review: Bunnygrunt’s "Matt Harnish and Other Delights"

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

On Matt Harnish and Other Delights these veterans of St. Louis rock music are still pumping out their jangle pop twee punk hits. Maybe “hits” isn’t the right word to use, but their songs are so damn catchy that they should be. The male and female twin attack vocals lead the way in every song and are backed expertly by loud guitars and catchy power chords. The title and album reference the classic Herb Alpert LP, but the music stands on it’s own. It is fast, fun, and catchy as hell. Standout tunes include “S. Kingshighway Bubblegum Factory” and “1000% Not Creepy.” Check out the album on Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records.

And don’t miss their alter ego, Blondiegrunt, who plays only Blondie covers!