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Interview with Show Me 15 (4/8/15)

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

Interview with representatives of Show Me 15 conducted with KWUR DJ Iván Aguirre on Red Sound Waves.

On April 15, students, low wage workers, and community supporters in 190 cities and 40 countries are standing together to demand $15 and a union. Many students have to work low wage service jobs after graduating and we all deserve a living wage and a respect on the job. Stand with the Fight for 15 on 4/15. Meet at the Brookings Arch at 4:30 or come to the World's Fair Pavilion in Forest Park for our BBQ from 12-4. Rides to the BBQ will leave from Brookings once an hour from 12:15 to 3:15. Call 314 917 1149 or visit april15.org for more information.

KWUR WEEK!!

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

We’re very excited to announce our annual KWUR Week, where we bring new and diverse artists to the Wash U campus and the St. Louis community. This year we’re proud to present some of our favorite artists: Tycho, Tim Hecker, the Los Angeles Piano Quartet, and for our flagship show we’re bringing Grouper to St. Louis for the first time for one of her only solo shows this year. 

Tycho will be performing Wednesday March 25th at the Ready Room. Doors open at 7pm and the show is at 8pm. A limited number of tickets are available for free to Wash U students through KWUR. Come by our station on the third floor of the DUC to pick yours up: they are first come, first serve, and will be distributed at 4pm the Thursday, Friday, Monday, and Tuesday prior to the show. There is a limit of ten tickets per day, one per student, so be sure to get yours early!

We are also cosponsoring Tim Hecker’s show at the Kranzberg Art Center on Friday March 27th at 7pm. Admission is free to students with their Wash U ID at the door. 

On Saturday March 28th, we are presenting the Los Angeles Piano Quartet at the Concert Hall of the 560 Music Center at 8pm. $5 tickets for students can be purchased in advance through the Edison Box office — see the above link.

Last but certainly not least, be sure to come out to the Ballroom of the 560 Music Center on Thursday March 26th at 9pm to see Grouper perform in an intimate and beautiful setting. This show will be one of her only solo performances this year following the recent release of her critically acclaimed 2014 album, "Ruins". We’re really thrilled to present this show and hope you can join us. Entry is free for Wash U students with ID, and $20 tickets for the general public can be purchased here

We have some really incredible events planned for this year’s KWUR week and can’t wait to see you there! Thank you for your support. Contact events@kwur.com with any questions!

Attn current DJs: HollyWU Panel

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Hey deejs, here's a quick announcement via our very own Career Center for those of you interested in broadcasting. Check it out if you'd like to know more about jobs and internships in entertainment in LA.

A group of enthusiastic young alumni who are employed in the entertainment space out in Los Angeles are working to further develop the Washington University community in the field via an initiative they are calling HollyWU.  Through HollyWU, these alumni are also very interested in mentoring and helping current students pursue entertainment career opportunities (jobs and internships) in LA. 

One of the first steps the newly formed group is taking is to host a virtual Google Hangout Information Session for current students.  Below you will find details on the session, along with the direct link for students to sign-up to participate.  

HollyWU Panel and Q&A
VIRTUAL Google Hang out Session on Saturday, February 21 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

RSVP in CAREERlink : https://wustl-csm.symplicity.com/students/index.php?mode=form&id=6cec70f684cfc00d853cb1e745659eb7&s=event&ss=ws

Come video conference with a group of young alumni who work in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles to learn about their experiences in Hollywood and get your questions answered. All majors welcome. We will discuss how to start your career in the industry, how to find internships, what kinds of internships are best, the plethora of different types of tracks you can take, what it's like to live in LA, getting here and around during your summer internship and more! We will have different types of alumni to tell their story; everything from film & TV producing/development, talent representation, writer/director, digital media. These alums want to help you!

SAMPLE IS NOW LIVE

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

We have resurrected the KWUR zine, Sample. Peruse at your disposal, it's pretty fuckin sweet. Many thanks to our promotions director Alex Berger for taking lots of time to put this thing together. 

http://issuu.com/kwur/docs/sample_fall_2014/1

-Arvind

 

FIVE SONGS TO LISTEN TO, CURATED BY WILLIAM THURMAN/ROYER

Monday, November 17th, 2014

For this installment of "Five Songs to Listen To" we have some timeless and generally spacey (mostly) electronic music from rising producer William Thurman, also known as Royer. While he's currently residing in Chicago and putting out sexy deep house tunes on Tasteful Nudes and Material Image, he has roots in Paris, FR and Copenhagen, DK, where I had the pleasure of running into him late one night. He's made a trip over to play in Berlin recently and has been doing the rounds in the US. Without further ado, here are his five songs:

 

1) Newworldaquarium – Avon Sparkle

Could have been so many tracks coming from NWAQ (NY, Trespassers), he is really one of a kind in making loops that are still exciting after 6 min.

 

2) Gigi Galaxy – The Dream

In a similar vibe, a track that could go on forever and seems still so fresh after 20 years (1994!)

 

3) The Railway Raver – Yes I Can Feel It

I have a soft spot for happy/emo slow juno/acid tracks and that is definitely one of my favorites coming from a guy who only released 3-4 records unfortunately.

 

4) X men – Retour aux pyramides

an all time french rap classic, that was on the soundtrack of "Ma 6-T Va Crack-er"

 

5) AFX – Mangle 11

Just because this track is marvelously insane, and also for a subtle use of a Pierre Schaeffer sample in the middle/later part of the track.

 

Be on the lookout for more of WIlliam Thurman's music – follow his soundcloud, scope his discogs, and check out some of his artwork as well.