Thursday, September 27, 2007

This Is What Wash U Needs

In my opinion, the most valuable thing about YouTube is that it exposes you to subcultures that you maybe knew existed, but never had direct contact with. For example, southern marching bands. One fateful day, I was searching the YouTube, and I somehow stumbled on a video of the Southern University Marching Band. These guys are tight. Nothing makes me happier then really funky horns. Check this out:

Here's another:

Here's one with them on the march, although the sound kinda sucks:

The best thing about these videos, besides the insane musicianship, are the heated YouTube discussions at the end, where partisans of SU or of rival university marching bands attack or defend the performance. "Just cause yall played real soft one part and then played loud as you could on another doesn't show any dynamics it shows extremes.....any body could just play the melody soft then play the chorus loud....come on dog with the dynamics crap..." Well put, SouthernUHB.

New Steve Earle

The new Steve Earle record, Washington Square Serenade, came out yesterday. The album reflects Earle's recent move to New York City and marriage to Allison Moorer, who sings harmony on several tracks. It moves away from the outright anger of his last two albums, The Revolution Starts Now and Jerusalem, towards more restrained protest music, in the vein of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

Washington Square Serenade is currently in the new releases rotation at KWUR.

Check out this awesome video of a very young Steve Earle performing "Hillbilly Highway" on Austin City Limits:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Fall Programming

Fall Programming has now started.

Check out our brand new fall lineup.

Listen online.

Metal charts - 9/25

1 AS I LAY DYING An Ocean Between Us Metal Blade
2 NILE Ithyphallic Nuclear Blast
3 BEHEMOTH The Apostasy Century Media
4 HORSE THE BAND A Natural Death Koch
5 OBITUARY Xecutioner's Return Candlelight
6 THROUGH THE EYES OF THE DEAD Malice Prosthetic
7 SONS OF AZRAEL The Conjuration Of Vengeance Ironclad
8 3 INCHES OF BLOOD Fire Up The Blades Roadrunner
9 HIMSA Summon In Thunder Century Media
10 AMORPHIS Silent Waters Nuclear Blast

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Charts - 9/25

1 M.I.A. Kala Interscope
2 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Strawberry Jam Domino
3 GO! TEAM Proof Of Youth Sub Pop
4 MABUSES Mabused Magpie
5 LES SAVY FAV Let's Stay Friends Frenchkiss
6 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice
7 MIRAH AND SPECTRATONE INTERNATIONAL Share This Place: Stories And Observations K
8 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
9 AGAINST ME! New Wave Sire
10 GHOST OF THE RUSSIAN EMPIRE With Fiercest Demolition thirty ghosts
11 MATT POND PA Last Light Altitude
12 TEGAN AND SARA The Con Sire
13 1990S Cookies Rough Trade
14 LITTLE NAME How To Swim And Live Sleepy
15 TINY MASTERS OF TODAY Bang Bang Boom Cake Great Society
16 SNMNMNM Crawl Inside Your Head Unschooled
17 BETTYE LAVETTE The Scene Of The Crime Anti
18 CRIBS Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever Warner Bros.
19 BANG CAMARO Bang Camaro Black Sword
20 CAPGUN COUP Brought To You By Nebraskafish Team Love
21 SOUNDTRACK Kurt Cobain: About A Son Barsuk
22 GREY RACE Give It Love Unfiltered
23 LE LOUP The Throne Of The Third Heaven Of The Nations Millennium General Assembly Hardly Art
24 MANNEQUIN MEN Fresh Rot Flameshovel
25 DEADLY SYNDROME The Ortolan Dim Mak
26 THANK GOD FOR ASTRONAUTS Bring Us Meat Needlepoint
27 SHOUT OUT LOUDS Our Ill Wills Merge
28 JASON ANDERSON Tonight ECA
29 MYSTERY OF TWO Arrows Are All You Know Exit Stencil
30 CLOCKCLEANER Babylon Rules Load

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Charts - 9/18

1 GO! TEAM Proof Of Youth Sub Pop
2 CARIBOU Andorra Merge
3 M.I.A. Kala Interscope
4 TEGAN AND SARA The Con Sire
5 WEAKERTHANS Reunion Tour Anti
6 BISHOP ALLEN The Broken String Dead Oceans
7 AGAINST ME! New Wave Sire
8 1990S Cookies Rough Trade
9 NATIONAL Boxer Beggars Banquet
10 MATT POND PA Last Light Altitude
11 SHOUT OUT LOUDS Our Ill Wills Merge
12 ANIMAL COLLECTIVE Strawberry Jam Domino
13 PONTIAK Sun On Sun Fireproof Recordings
14 DEADLY SYNDROME The Ortolan Dim Mak
15 BLACK LIPS Good Bad Not Evil Vice
16 CRIBS Men's Needs, Women's Needs, Whatever Warner Bros.
17 TALIB KWELI Eardrum Warner Bros.
18 MIRAH AND SPECTRATONE INTERNATIONAL Share This Place: Stories And Observations K
19 WZT HEARTS Threads Rope Spell Making Your Bones Carpark
20 MABUSES Mabused Magpie
21 SHARON JONES AND THE DAP KINGS 100 Days 100 Nights Daptone
22 MINUS THE BEAR Planet Of Ice Suicide Squeeze
23 SNMNMNM Crawl Inside Your Head Unschooled
24 MANNEQUIN MEN Fresh Rot Flameshovel
25 JASON ANDERSON Tonight ECA
26 CLARE AND THE REASONS The Movie Frog Stand
27 NEW PORNOGRAPHERS Challengers Matador
28 VHS OR BETA Bring On The Comets Astralwerks
29 STEVE EARLE Washington Square Serenade New West
30 MONO Gone Temporary Residence Limited

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