Monday, July 28, 2008

Lollapalooza

It's almost that time again - starting this Friday, the masses will once again converge upon Grant Park, Chicago to see this year's arguably best concert-festival line-up. I'll be there, along with a few other KWUR folks, and we're going to be reporting live as only KWUR DJs can. So, keep your eye on the blog in the next few days for pictures, updates on the shenanigans, and whatever else I feel like posting after hanging out with crusty hippies at the Blues Traveler show.

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Sunday, July 20, 2008

LIVE! ANY MINUTE NOW...


Listen live! to Mr. Guy Forsyth w/Guy Forsyth Trio-- famed Austin, TX Bluesman, founding member of the legendary Asylum Street Spankers! here on your very own K-W-U-R!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Psych!



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From Rotating Snakes via Make Blog

Monday, July 14, 2008

You Think You're A Man

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

The Ting Tings to play at Vintage Vinyl, DJ Meatface to start working on his game

From the press release:

"UK sensations The Ting Tings are touring America and will be stopping in St. Louis for a headline show at the Bluebird and a special instore performance at Vintage Vinyl. With a #1 single & album in the UK, owning dance floors across the globe and performing at Lollapalooza, don't expect to see the band in such intimate places and spaces like the Bluebird and Vintage Vinyl when The Ting Tings make their next trip across the pond. Bring your dancing shoes and don't miss a special performance by The Ting Tings on July 31st at 6:00PM at Vintage Vinyl. After the performance the band will be hanging out & signing copies of their debut LP and CD release "We Started Nothing"."

Subversive Cinema: R.I.P. Bruce Conner, 1933-2008

"Bruce Conner, a San Francisco artist renowned for working fluently across media, died at his home of natural causes on Monday. He was 74...

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Mr. Conner first got noticed for the short films he assembled from scavenged documentary and B-movie footage. Several of his films, including "A Movie" (1958), a sort of paean to human failure, and "Crossroads" (1977), are regarded as classics of independent filmmaking, even though Mr. Conner shot no original footage for them...

...Mr. Conner announced his own death erroneously on two occasions, once sending an obituary to a national art magazine, and later writing a self-description for the biographical encyclopedia Who Was Who in America."


Breakaway, 1966

Obituary

See this post from January about Conner's music video for Devo's Mongoloid

-Klax

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 32nd Birthday KWUR

On July 4, 1976, KWUR 90.3 FM began broadcasting...

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

You've got to be shitting me

Former Joy Division singer Ian Curtis's gravestone has been stolen. What. The. Fuck.


Know the world isn't all so bad: download the new Jumbling Towers EP for free.