SONG OF THE DAY AND UPCOMING SHOW: Murs

 

“Love and Appreciate” is off Murs’ collab album with 9th Wonder, Murray’s Revenge, released in 2005. Murs has had a long career, and is touring for the album he released at the beginning of this month, Love and Rockets, Vol. 1. I know it’s on a Sunday night at the Black Sheep… tickets are only $15 though, and it will be a fun show. Here’s a link to the show, see you there!

http://coloradospringslivemusic.net/events/The-Black-Sheep.htm?promotion=2189

SONG OF THE DAY: Frightened Rabbit — “Old Old Fashioned”

January. from Sam Erickson on Vimeo.

 

Old Old Fashioned is from the album The Midnight Organ Fight, released in 2008 under Fat Cat Records. Not only is this a great song, but I’m doing some shameless promotion of my friend Sam, who’s an awesome filmer and editor. The video above was made by him last winter, which means he’s gotten even better since then. Check it out!

SONG OF THE DAY: 1,2,3 – “Work”

1,2,3’s debut album, New Heaven (out on Frenchkiss Records) has the vibrancy and versatility I think is missing from a lot of rock records these days. It’s really hard to describe the album without going far way into detail. Expect a conglomeration of influences ranging from Deerhunter to Modest Mouse. They are different and interesting — check them out if you’re into that sort of thing.

FEATURED SHOW: Outta Site (outtamind) — Mondays 7-8pm

Show: Outta Site (outtamind)–Mondays 7-8pm
Name: Katie Reichard
Grade: Senior
Major: Biology!
Years at the SOCC: Since my sophomore year. January of 2010.

Is your show guided by a central concept, genre, or theme?
My show centers around the concept of folk music as something more than a guy playing acoustic guitar and singing about picket lines (Though I do occasionally play Pete Seeger songs). I like to play covers of folk classics and discuss variations on the genre we see with new technology and the merging of different musical styles…

5 Favorite Bands/Songs:
Wilco (Yankee Hotel especially), Josh Ritter, Ryan Adams, the Head and the Heart, and Bob Dylan…

Why do you DJ? what value do you see in Student radio?
I DJ because I spend absurdly large amounts of time reading music blogs, going to shows, and searching the ends of the internet for new musicians. I see my show as a way of sharing that with other people. A lot of people love music and want to hear new things, but not everyone obsesses over it like me, so I can help people out and also have a great excuse for procrastination.
Student radio gives a voice to our community, and is great because of the diverse show types – you never know what you’re going to hear…

Is there anything that you’d like to mention about the particular set that is being featured?
As you can tell — I don’t always play only “folk”… I like to amp up the energy every once in awhile, but, when doing so, I try to play songs that aren’t top 40 — I’m more likely to play Blue Scholars or Common Market (or a mashup) than Jay Z or Kanye…

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(Setlist)
Bob Dylan–“I Shall Be Released”
Wilco–“Born Alone”
Feist–“Graveyard”
Ryan Adams–“Do I Wait”
Blue Scholars–“North By Northwest”
Lumineers–“Ho Hey”
Girls–“Magic”
Blind Pilot–“Get It Out”
Mumford & Sons–“Timshel”
Mases of State–“You Are Free”
Neutral Milk Hotel–“Two-Headed Boy”
The Decemberists–“After The Bombs”
Notorious B.I.G. & The X.X.–“Juicy R”

John Heart Jackie fills Synergy with rare melodrama

John Heart Jackie “Nevada City” from Chadwick Gantes on Vimeo.

 

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, Last night while all dee alumnz were geddin’ on to 80’s jams and badpop, something very different was dropping over at Synergy house. John Heart Jackie, a Portland based folk group made a stop off their tour to hang out with somebody’s sister’s boyfriend’s cousin, who lives at Synergy. When I arrived, the relatively small living room was full of beaming faces piled atop of eachother, all captive to the lush harmonies provided by these fine folk.

The first half of the show were folk orriginals, frm their new LP, WE ARE GOLD MOUNDS and a few covers. Then they took a break, had a few drinks and came back with some grade A blues and rock jams that satiated the crowd’s obvious need to dance. This went on well through the pre-party hours, until eventually most people made their way over to the Homecoming Dance, where cross generation mixxxing insued. The John Heart Jackie singer was feelin’ it and passed me his album, which we will be spinning in the coming weeks on the station.

We don’t get much “slow” music here at CC, specially on a Saturday night. Wanna hear more?

&Enjoi

http://johnheartjackie.wordpress.com/

Song of the Times: WU LYF – DIRT

 

This song is anthem material right now. Today, the world unites under the cause of OCCUPY “Capitalism, democracy, wall street, whatever” across the globe, in solidarity with the growing movement in the States. I’m thrilled to bring you this music today, because this band is gonna be big, and big for the right reasons, because they have some important sH*t to say.

WU LYF, pronounced “woo life” which stands for World Unite, Lucifer Youth Foundation is a shadowed group from Manchester, UK that have cleverly avoiding the spotlight since their conception, I assume to finish their recently released LP, “Go Tell Fire to the Mountain.” Before the release, all you could find from them is a few singles on their apocalyptic website, http://www.wulyf.org, including the song HEAVY POP which has had me gritting my teeth in a woozy tribal dance for months.

The music is unstable post-rock at a marching pace, with singingly clear guitar riffs, haunting organ chords and reverberating drums to make your head bangarang. The singer makes the music with his powerful but distant vocals and halfscreams, launching cryptic lines of discontent at you like a bucket of paint. Lines like “I love you forever” and “no matter what they said, DOLLA is not your friend” instantly endear these guys to listeners.

Make your own judgements on what this band stands for, they seem to contradict themselves all over the place. My interpretation is that these youths from Manchester are feelin’ pretty alive but with no place to live, longing for a world where they could live for free. In their interviews they seem unwilling to express an specific political/social sentiments, but when one watches this video, and listens to the accusatory bellow of singer Ellery James Roberts, you feel the dissatisfaction of a disinherited generation, and the power of youth gone cold. Thankfully, it seems like WU LYF is finally here to stay, and their timing couldn’t be better. Lets hope this band stands up with what their name implies, and causes some serious movement together with all the revolutionary spirits coming out to play around the world.