Saturday, October 14, 2006

Steve Reich concert @ Touhill / Robertson talk @ Loop

The American minimalist composer Steve Reich is 70 this month, and celebrations of his music are going on in the US and Europe. One of them is on Wednesday 10/25 at the UMSL Touhill Performing Arts Center (TouPAC). The London vocal group Synergy is featured, along with SLSO musicians. There is a 50% off coupon for "Zone 1" tickets at this link:

http://www.bigthankyou.org/pages.asp?ID=22

With the new Cross-County MetroLink extension, it's easy to get to the TouPAC by taking MetroLink to UMSL North. The concert starts at 7:30 PM and goes to about 8:45 PM. (No word on whether Reich himself will be present.)

Also, for those who can't get enough of hearing David Robertson, the Symphony's music director, talk, he's going to be at the Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar, across from The Pageant, on Thursday 10/19, from 5:30 PM-7:30 PM, talking on whatever comes to mind. An announcement is at the Symphony's news page, the 10/9/06 link to the pdf:

http://www.slso.org/update/index.htm

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

WAVE CHARTS WEEK OF 10/1

1 JUNIOR BOYS So This Is Goodbye
2 CHIN UP CHIN UP This Harness Can't Ride Anything
3 M. WARD Post-War
4 NEW LOU REEDS Top Billin'
5 SUFJAN STEVENS The Avalanche: Outtakes And Extras From The Illinois Album
6 BLACK KEYS Magic Potion
7 TV ON THE RADIO Return To Cookie Mountain
8 KOOKS Inside In/Inside Out
9 NOUVELLE VAGUE Bande A Part
10 VARIOUS ARTISTS SLAYING SINCE 1996 Suicide Squeeze
11 BECK The Information
12 JIM NOIR Tower Of Love
13 THE KNIFE Silent Shout
14 PERSEPHONE'S BEES Notes From The Underworld
15 CURSIVE Happy Hollow
16 NEW TRAGEDIES VanityVanity
17 DECEMBERISTS The Crane Wife
18 RAPTURE Pieces Of The People We Love
19 OF MONTREAL Satanic Twins
20 STRAYS Le Futur Noir
21 EMILY HAINES Knives Don't Have Your Back
22 YO LA TENGO I'm Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
23 HOT CHIP The Warning
24 BRAZILIAN GIRLS Talk To La Bomb
25 BUFFALO KILLERS Buffalo Killers
26 SCISSOR SISTERS Ta-Dah
27 BEARS Bears
28 VERT Some Beans And An Octopus
29 LEMONHEADS The Lemonheads
30 KASABIAN Empire

Fall Programming In Full Effect

KWUR's fall 2006 schedule is now in full effect.

We're proud to announce syndicated broadcasts of Free Speech Radio News (Mon.-Thurs. 6pm, Fri. 5pm) and Off The Hook (Time TBD). Also, we've completly upgraded our computer systems so look forward to a better auto-rotation during strange hours as well as more stable live internet streaming .

New schedule posters to hit the streets before the end of the week.

Check out the full lineup and as always, stay tuned to KWUR for the very finest in underground radio...

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Wave charts week of 9/24!

1 TV ON THE RADIO Return To Cookie Mountain
2 BLACK KEYS Magic Potion
3 SUFJAN STEVENS The Avalanche: Outtakes And Extras From The Illinois Album
4 JIM NOIR Tower Of Love
5 M. WARD Post-War
6 JUNIOR BOYS So This Is Goodbye
7 RAPTURE Pieces Of The People We Love
8 NOUVELLE VAGUE Bande A Part
9 CUT CHEMIST The Audience's Listening
10 CURSIVE Happy Hollow
11 VARIOUS ARTISTS SLAYING SINCE 1996 Suicide Squeeze
12 HOT CHIP The Warning
13 EMILY HAINES Knives Don't Have Your Back
14 BRAZILIAN GIRLS Talk To La Bomb
15 RATATAT Classics
16 NORTH ATLANTIC Wires In The Walls
17 BEARS Bears
18 YO LA TENGO I'm Not Afraid Of You And I Will Beat Your Ass
19 BEN KWELLER Ben Kweller
20 LULLABY BAXTER TRIO Garden Cities Of To-morrow
21 OF MONTREAL Satanic Twins
22 THERMALS The Body, The Blood, The Machine
23 THE KNIFE Silent Shout
24 TWO TON BOA Parasiticide
25 KASABIAN Empire
26 DIRTY PRETTY THINGS Waterloo To Anywhere
27 HEADLIGHTS Kill Them With Kindness
28 PETE YORN Nightcrawler
29 GOLDENBOY Underneath The Radio
30 JAY BENNETT The Magnificent Defeat