KJHK will end 2012 with a bang, hosting Kansas City based band Hearts of Darkness on Dec. 7. Hearts of Darkness is a big band/funk/soul/hip hop group with 15+ members who will keep you dancing all night. Join KJHK in welcoming this high-energy band to Lawrence. Kim Barely Legal and Dean Monkey will also perform.
Check out Hearts of Darkness here.
If you’re familiar with bluegrass music, then you’re tuned in to some of what Greensky Bluegrass does. They’re also known to throw a great party, rock n roll, and (if the critics are to be believed) they have great songs. They are unquestionably a team of friends that traverse the country making music they enjoy. What makes Greensky different than Bluegrass? Poignant rural ballads about real people? Dobro tone that Jerry (Douglas or Garcia) would love? Distortion Pedals? Grit and attitude from a whiskey soaked card game? Indeed, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Cody is a folk-singer’s folk-singer and a poet’s poet. He was born and bred in Delavan IL, population 25, surrounded by the endless skies of the American Midwest. Before moving to Chicago in 2003, Cody tried his hand at sessions in Nashville and carefully hewed and tested his art in college town bars and honky-tonks around the Midwest. He now plays regularly in the city and it’s not uncommon to see whole rooms full of strangers erupt and sing along to the choruses of his songs on their first listen (I’ve seen it happen). Cody’s voice is powerful and gritty, emotionally piercing while subtly imbuing additional layers of meaning and poignancy in his lyrical delivery. His song-writing is deeply rooted in the American Folk tradition and all of its grit but with a post Dylan sense of wit, perspicacity and that certain savior-faire. He didn’t go to college but he drank all of their beer.
In honor of all those who have spun records in the name of KJHK, we are hosting the year’s most epic dance party with the finest DJs of Lawrence, KS (who also happen to be KJHK alumni!)
Come to the Jackpot Music Hall on Friday, November 9, and bring all your friends too – you’ll need someone to carry you home after dancing the soles of your shoes down to nothing.
Featuring Kelly Corcoran of Love Garden Sounds, DJ Cyrus D of the Bump and Hustle, and Wake Mitchell of Mind Expansion and Bodily Reaction. Each of these incredibly talented gentlemen have different things to bring to the (turn)table, ensuring that we have something for all of you.
KJHK will be broadcasting from the Media Crossroads in the Kansas Union with produced pieces about the election followed by live panel discussions from student leaders on local and state issues.
join local hip hop artist Ebony Tusks for an in-studio at KJHK!
Florida band Tallhart joins us in the KJHK studios for an in-studio. Stop on by.
Tune in to hear local hip-hop artist and KU student Matt Easton on I-70 Independent tonight!