Posts Tagged ‘Local Charts’

Local Artists of the Week Oct 17-23

Monday, October 25th, 2010

Our top played St. Louis artists this week are:

Local New Releases:

Sex Robots – Night Moves

Nightmoves is the 2nd album from the St. Louis punk rock trio, Sex Robots. The album shows the group’s influence from the Jam and Buzzcocks with fast electric guitar and prominent drums combined with clever lyrics that have a pop sensibility.

Favorite track: “Not Gonna Take My Heart”

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Art Majors – The War of Wealth

Art Majors presents a saturated, lusty, Indie-garage rock sound locked together by Michael Roche’s yearning baritone. This band is great at building momentum and tension and sustaining it. Percussion is fairly unconventional, hiding behind and supporting their round instrumental sound rather than overwhelming it. The War of Wealth features some lovely organ work, especially “Race From The Hotel” (probably the best one here). “Guillermo” gives a great taste of the band’s ability to create balanced interplay and “Flor De Mariposa” is a wistful tune bordering on the ethereal.

Favorite track: “Race From The Hotel

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If you are in a St. Louis band and would like your cd considered for airplay and a review, email local@kwur.com.

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Local Artists of the Week Oct 10-16

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Our top played St. Louis artists this week are:

Local New Releases:

Tight Pants Syndrome – Fully Attractive

I recommend this band if you love the great power pop bands of the 1980′s like Cheap Trick and the Cars. Tight Pants Syndrome fills this disc with nothing but pop hooks and handclaps. TPS features both male and female lead vocals, not to mention their fair share of “oohs” and “ahhs” from the backing singers.

Favorite track: the pure bubblegum of “I Shop For Sugar”

The Fantasy Four – Getting Fantastic With…

Nevermind that the Fantasy Four are actually a trio; They play a delightful combination of 60′s girl pop and jangly punk rock. Messy vocals + loud guitars = lots of fun.

Favorite track: sing-a-long fun on “Wig-Wam Bam”

Top Local Artists for the week of Oct 3-9

Monday, October 11th, 2010
During the week of Oct. 3-9, 2010 these where the top 5 St. Louis bands played on KWUR 90.3.
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  1. 1. Popular Mechanics
  2. 2. Dear Vincent
  3. 3. Flaming Death Trap
  4. 4. Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three
  5. 5. Fattback