KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:35:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 94338459 Farmers’ Ball Finals Photos and Review http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/farmers-ball-finals-photos-and-review/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/farmers-ball-finals-photos-and-review/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 18:16:42 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=67665 KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball 2018 is over! After a killer semi-final show on April 6th, four acts advanced to the finals that took place last Saturday, April 14th. Those acts were: Brendan Mott, Maybe Not, MK Ultra!, and Shoebox Money. After seeing all the acts perform, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that […]]]>

KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball 2018 is over! After a killer semi-final show on April 6th, four acts advanced to the finals that took place last Saturday, April 14th. Those acts were: Brendan Mott, Maybe Not, MK Ultra!, and Shoebox Money. After seeing all the acts perform, I can say without a shadow of a doubt that all of the acts deserved to play the final show.

First up, promptly at 8pm, was Brendan Mott. Mott stood alone on a stool with his acoustic guitar center stage. I could be wrong but it looked like he laces his shoes with horizontal lines instead of criss-cross. That last part doesn’t matter in the slightest, but I thought it was interesting. Mott’s lyricism and storytelling was his greatest talent. His rough, gravelly voice about disappointment, the uncertainty of the future and all-around depressing introspective self-doubt made me really understand the person behind the guitar in an amazingly connecting way. The powerful lyrics were belted out as he swiveled back and forth on the stool. I was entranced with the sorrowful tale he was able to tell with his set. It was a great way to open up the event as I was able to draw myself into the crowd to listen intently from what others had to share. Do yourself a favor and look up his single “Dirty Dishes.” 

Following up Mott’s performance was a great high school band MK Ultra!, which I found out after finishing this review have changed their name to LK Ultra! This group formed at Girls Rock Lawrence, a rock camp conducted here in Lawrence. Apparently, they had just minutes to come up with a name before they performed and they came up with MK Ultra, which has been used by a handful of successful bands in the past. Apparently they’ve decided they don’t want to be confused with others, and the change to their name really stands out. LK Ultra! is made up of 3 chicks and a dude, and boy did these kids rock the show with their indie punk rock sound and the very firm announcement: They are not a Girl Band! At first, they sounded like a typical punk garage band, but their lyrics about the trials and tribulations of being young women, the lead singer’s relationship with her Native American heritage, and the battles of transsexualism shined through and were at the center of their performance. Their keyboardist, Auggie Hyde, was by far my favorite part of their set. His excitement and enthusiasm was evident immediately. During Pussy Hat, there are parts where the front three (keyboardist, lead singer/guitar, and bassist) sing into the microphone in unison and his voice pierced through while playing the keys and made it perfectly clear that he connected very strongly with the material. Another memorable note, in between songs the front three used sign language to communicate with the drummer, despite her not being deaf. Auggie said to me that it was because the drummer, Aoife Conway, has trouble hearing over all the noise and they figured it’d be a great way to normalize the use of ASL and help talk to each other on stage. This band was great and I recommend listening to “Two Spirit” and “Indian Princess.”

Following up that set, was the bluesy, southern rock band Shoebox Money, which, to be honest, is just a great band name. I had the privilege of seeing this band before at the more timid and controlled Tunes at Night, so unfortunately nothing was too surprising about their sound or performance that night. By the time their set was scheduled to perform, the Bottleneck was packed, either due to their own merit or the nature of a typical Saturday night concert. This really helped them out because as the crowd was getting into it and jumping around, I too found myself enjoying the vibe of the crowd, possibly overlooking the merits of the band. Showbox Money can certainly sound like a generic alternative rock band instrumentally, but their southern inspired sound really does resonate through to the audience. What She’s Got was my favorite of their set, which, again, I had already had the good fortune to listen to before. The band, in unison, all seemed to feed off each other’s energy during the high points of the song. I am unable to figure out which song it was, but at one point, their guitarist Ben Wellwood, broke out the harmonica for a great solo which really matters in my concert experience. It’s always nice seeing somebody break out a different instrument they are skilled at playing and incorporating it into the show. And man can you really get down with a harmonica solo. 

The band to end the event was Maybe Not. They put on a great finisher for Farmers’ Ball. They too benefited from the large crowd at the end of the night. This 3-piece male band seemed very prepared for the show, never one to miss a beat. Not a note seemed out of place and they were a great technical band. Maybe Not had a nice mix of varying tempos. The band’s energy and intensity increased with each song they played, culminating in a bombastic final song. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to their two EPs, found on their bandcamp. They gave Farmers’ Ball 2018 a great send off into the Saturday Night and had people rushing to the KJHK table to cast their vote. Kudos to them and all involved.

Of course, KJHK’s Farmers’ Ball is a Battle of the Bands, thus there must be a winner. The winner by audience voting was awarded to: Shoebox Money! Congratulations to Ben Schenberg, the sharp dressed lead vocals and guitarist. Ben Wellwood, the lush red-haired guitarist and harmonist. Patrick Spanier, the average Joe rocker on bass. Dylan McCune, the pretty boy drummer (according to literally everybody I talked to about their set). You guys did an amazing job bringing in people to the event and rocking the show. I was fortunate enough to be standing right by them and their friends as they were announced the winner and it really hit home how much this means to these musicians that participated. The screams of “We did it!” as they jumped and hugged fueled the happy night that transpired long after the event was over. It was truly a memorable moment being able to experience their happiness for their hard work and amazing set.

The runner ups were Maybe Not in second and LK Ultra! and Brendan Mott in an undisclosed follow-up finish (specifically ambiguous in that order: We don’t do last place here.) Overall the show was amazing, with all acts bringing their own spice and flair. Expect some of these acts to return next year. If you missed the show, there are in-studio recordings which can be found on the this website and the Live@KJHK YouTube channel.

All photos taken by KJHK’s Multimedia Staff

 

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/farmers-ball-finals-photos-and-review/feed/ 0 67665
The Rundownn – April 18th http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/the-rundownn-april-18th/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/the-rundownn-april-18th/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:31:56 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=67826 Jakob Katzenberg, Logan Fricks, and Braden Shaw are joined by guest star Meet Kapadia for a special NBA Playoffs edition of The Rundown. This week they break down and give their predictions for every first round matchup. Follow us on Twitter: KJHK – @kjhk KJHK Sports – @KJHKsports Jakob Katzenberg – @KatzInHatz10 Logan Fricks – […]]]>

Jakob Katzenberg, Logan Fricks, and Braden Shaw are joined by guest star Meet Kapadia for a special NBA Playoffs edition of The Rundown. This week they break down and give their predictions for every first round matchup.

Follow us on Twitter:
KJHK – @kjhk

KJHK Sports – @KJHKsports

Jakob Katzenberg – @KatzInHatz10

Logan Fricks – @ShortandSimple5

Braden Shaw – @bradenshaw4real

Meet Kapadia – @MeetKapadia12

Contact us:
sports@kjhk.org

Featured Image courtesy of Doberre Sports

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/20/the-rundownn-april-18th/feed/ 0 67826
Double Feature Movie Review: ‘Isle of Dogs’ and ‘Loveless” http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/17/double-feature-movie-review-isle-of-dogs-and-loveless/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/17/double-feature-movie-review-isle-of-dogs-and-loveless/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 21:42:14 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66956 Going to see a double feature is interesting, in that most of the time, it is done with the ease of binge-watching your favorites that are on instant watch through one of many streaming services. Instead, I did it the old-fashioned way, in the dark, free of cell phones among other distractions that might interrupt […]]]>

Going to see a double feature is interesting, in that most of the time, it is done with the ease of binge-watching your favorites that are on instant watch through one of many streaming services. Instead, I did it the old-fashioned way, in the dark, free of cell phones among other distractions that might interrupt your Netflix-sesh.

First off, Isle of Dogs is visual candy, as this whole film encompasses a theme park of an atmosphere. The entire film showcases comic relief in the form of cartoonish aesthetics, in an almost Aardman-produced film, looking way, like Wallace and Gromit. These puppets aren’t clay though, and through their image, instant sympathy is brought to each and every one of them. There are scenes where Anderson pays aesthetic homage to the classic style of cartoons, such as the way the fights ensue. As the dogs in the film are all to be rooted for, the narrative arc of Chief is one of the best of any Anderson film. Maybe it’s because of the all-star cast, attributing Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Greta Gerwig, Jeff Goldblum, Edward Norton, to say the least.

 

After having dog sneezing tickle me through the 100 minutes that Anderson’s film played, I was given the emotional baggage that was Loveless. The cinematography tells the story, as most of the motifs are told through the lens, rather than dialogue. The acting in this film is better than any American film of most recent years, especially with the performances from the parents of a missing child, Maryala Spivak and Aleksy Rozin. Although the film didn’t live up to my expectations from seeing director’s last picture, Leviathan, Russian director Andry Zvagintsev focuses the camera on the themes of betrayal and the mystery behind the rooted themes the film evokes. The story is told through their faces, and their actions, and only sometimes through their unbelievably well-delivered dialogue. Not to sound cliché, but you will be thinking about this one well after it is over.

 

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/17/double-feature-movie-review-isle-of-dogs-and-loveless/feed/ 0 66956
Dream System 8: We Sleep Again http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/16/we-sleep-again-dream-system-8/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/16/we-sleep-again-dream-system-8/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 19:22:27 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=67142 Dream System 8 is the latest synth-pop duo coming out from LA, is their debut We Sleep Again worth checking out? According to their website, Dream System 8 comprises of Erica Elektra and David Klotz. Klotz is no stranger to music, he’s edited music for “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story,” and “Stranger Things.” Elektra’s been involved […]]]>

Dream System 8 is the latest synth-pop duo coming out from LA, is their debut We Sleep Again worth checking out?

According to their website, Dream System 8 comprises of Erica Elektra and David Klotz. Klotz is no stranger to music, he’s edited music for “Game of Thrones,” “American Horror Story,” and “Stranger Things.” Elektra’s been involved with music since she was little. After the two matched on tinder, instead of starting a relationship, they started Dream System 8.

80’s synth-pop is the best way to describe We Sleep Again. Klotz gained inspiration for the album’s sound after working on “Stranger Things,” going as far as to make sure their equipment would be as vintage as their sound.

The band pulls off their debut successfully. Klotz’ experience and talent does not go unnoticed during the album’s 12 driving synth tracks that meld with Elektra’s vocals the whole way through. Dream System 8’ We Sleep Again hits the mark on creating a debut that flows well, yet allows each track to work in isolation, making it one album you don’t want to miss out on.

Recommended If You Like: LCD Soundsystem, Beach House, Tame Impala

Recommended Tracks: 1 (Losing All of You), 2 (It’s All Happening), 5 (Shine a Little Light), 8 (You Are), 9 (Little Ghost).

Written by Karsan Turner on 04/16/2018

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/16/we-sleep-again-dream-system-8/feed/ 0 67142
The Rundown – April 11, 2018 http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/13/the-rundown-april-11-2018/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/13/the-rundown-april-11-2018/#respond Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:24:52 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66532 Jakob Katzenberg, Logan Fricks, and Braden are back for another episode of The Rundown. This week they discuss KU’s Involvement in the latest FBI report, NBA Playoff Race, Sporting KC, NFL Draft Smoke Screens, and much more. Follow us on Twitter: KJHK – @kjhk KJHK Sports – @KJHKsports Jakob Katzenberg – @KatzInHatz10 Logan Fricks – […]]]>

Jakob Katzenberg, Logan Fricks, and Braden are back for another episode of The Rundown. This week they discuss KU’s Involvement in the latest FBI report, NBA Playoff Race, Sporting KC, NFL Draft Smoke Screens, and much more.

Follow us on Twitter:
KJHK – @kjhk

KJHK Sports – @KJHKsports

Jakob Katzenberg – @KatzInHatz10

Logan Fricks – @ShortandSimple5

Braden Shaw – @bradenshaw4real

Contact us:
sports@kjhk.org

Featured Image courtesy of USA Today

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/13/the-rundown-april-11-2018/feed/ 0 66532
Live @ KJHK w/ Father Orson http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/live-kjhk-w-father-orson/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/live-kjhk-w-father-orson/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 23:02:53 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66518 Father Orson stopped by the studio to deliver a subdued and solemn set. Submerse yourself in this never-before-heard tracks. Setlist: 00:00 For The Best 02:02 Traveling With Good People 04:40 Inpatient Moon 08:10 Blue Sky 11:08 St. Millay 14:05 It Happens All The Time 16:04 Bad Creatures 17:42 Too Much Wrong   Check Out More […]]]>

Father Orson stopped by the studio to deliver a subdued and solemn set. Submerse yourself in this never-before-heard tracks.

Setlist:

00:00 For The Best

02:02 Traveling With Good People

04:40 Inpatient Moon

08:10 Blue Sky

11:08 St. Millay

14:05 It Happens All The Time

16:04 Bad Creatures

17:42 Too Much Wrong

 

Check Out More From Father Orson:

Bandcamp:

https://fatherorson.bandcamp.com/

 

 

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/live-kjhk-w-father-orson/feed/ 0 66518
Farmers’ Ball Semifinals Photos and Review http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/farmers-ball-semifinals-photos-and-review/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/farmers-ball-semifinals-photos-and-review/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 16:11:33 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66489 So  Farmers’ Ball was this past Friday (April 6th), and it was hosted by downtown Lawrence’s very own: The Bottleneck. To my immense surprise, no one was really dressed like a farmer and there was a noticeable lack of balls rolling around the venue. So if a Farmers’ Ball is an event that features neither […]]]>

So  Farmers’ Ball was this past Friday (April 6th), and it was hosted by downtown Lawrence’s very own: The Bottleneck. To my immense surprise, no one was really dressed like a farmer and there was a noticeable lack of balls rolling around the venue. So if a Farmers’ Ball is an event that features neither farmers nor balls, then what is it?

Well, it’s pretty much an extended battle of the bands. Friday’s show was the semifinals round, and next Saturday (April 14th) will be the final showdown between the four finalists: MK Ultra, Brendan Mott, Shoebox Money, and Maybe Not.

Each artist brought something new to the table, and they all gave praiseworthy performances. MK Ultra gave a confident, exciting show that, in my opinion, could be compared to the performances of Riot Grrrl and Bikini Kill. Brendan Mott is a solo performer, and his set was filled with unique and beautiful folk/punk songs. I didn’t even realize folk/punk could be a thing, but Mott proved me wrong. Shoebox Money gave one of the best performances I’ve ever seen in Lawrence. Their blues inspiration was apparent in their swingy rhythms, and they gave an electric performance. Now as for Maybe Not, well, all I can say is that their rhythm section was tighter than a short pair of overalls on a six-foot farmer.

Speaking of farmers, when I said earlier that no one was dressed like a farmer, that wasn’t entirely true. KJHK and SUA’s own Kyle Wernimont and Mya Coberly donned overalls for their hosting job, but I’m fairly certain that they were the only farmers in the building that night. Maybe all the rock music scared the rest of them away.

Ultimately, the event was fun, packed with good music, and took place at an awesome venue. I look forward to Saturday’s event.

All photos were taken by KJHK’s Multimedia Staff

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/10/farmers-ball-semifinals-photos-and-review/feed/ 0 66489
Live @ KJHK w/ Gaelynn Lea http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/06/live-kjhk-w-gaelynn-lea/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/06/live-kjhk-w-gaelynn-lea/#respond Sat, 07 Apr 2018 01:46:34 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66480 Gaelynn Lea stopped by the KJHK studio and played some sweet violin sounds for us. With just her violin, her loop pedal, and her voice, Gaelynn Lea produces unique and hauntingly beautiful tracks.  We were lucky enough to share those with you in this installment of Live @ KJHK. Setlist: 00:00 Boys of Blue Hill […]]]>

Gaelynn Lea stopped by the KJHK studio and played some sweet violin sounds for us. With just her violin, her loop pedal, and her voice, Gaelynn Lea produces unique and hauntingly beautiful tracks.  We were lucky enough to share those with you in this installment of Live @ KJHK.

Setlist:

00:00 Boys of Blue Hill

03:17 Someday We’ll Linger in the Sun

08:01 Grace and A Tender Hand

 

Check Out More From Gaelynn Lea:

Website:

https://violinscratches.com/

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/gaelynnlea/

Bandcamp:

https://gaelynnlea.bandcamp.com/

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/06/live-kjhk-w-gaelynn-lea/feed/ 0 66480
The Voidz: Virtue http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/05/virtue-the-voidz/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/05/virtue-the-voidz/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:27:12 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=66460   Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has been highly active in music. Not with the Strokes but with The Voidz who just released their second album, Virtue. Julian Casablancas bounces around projects when he’s not singing in the Strokes. Starting his solo career under his own name releasing his only solo album, Phrazes for the Young […]]]>

 

Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has been highly active in music. Not with the Strokes but with The Voidz who just released their second album, Virtue.

Julian Casablancas bounces around projects when he’s not singing in the Strokes. Starting his solo career under his own name releasing his only solo album, Phrazes for the Young (2009). In 2013 he started a new project “Julian Casablancas + the Voidz” (now renamed The Voidz)  released their debut Tyranny (2014), a darker, heavier, faster tone and a massive departure from the Strokes.

Tyranny was met with mixed reception, some found the experimentation for Casablancas to be a step in the right direction while others thought Julian should stick to the New York garage rock that made him famous. The Voidz’ latest album strikes a balance between the accessible garage pop songs Julian is known for, and heavy experimentation that makes Virtue an engaging album from start to finish.

The Voidz bring great talent to the stage, aside from Julian’s famous vocals, drummer Alex Carapetis’ style is much more creative than the bland drummer Fab Moretti from the Strokes. Guitarists Jeremy “Beardo” Gritter and Amir Yaghmai make a great pair. Gritter’s creative sporadic playstyle mixes well with Yagahmi’s structured sound for a great dynamic.

Something could be said about all 15 tracks on Virtue, but the album cycles from the experimental punk tracks the Voidz are known for, to softer tracks, and something in between. The tracks that fall into these three categories are unique and don’t become duplicates.

“Leave it in my Dreams” opens the album, carrying a Strokes sound, making it an appropriate introduction to new listeners. “QYURRYUS” (pronounced curious) is the opposite in a good way, this is very much a Voidz track, it goes all over the place and can’t really be described, it’s easily the strongest track on the album. “Think before you drink” sounds like a demo due to its simplicity, it’s just Julian and an acoustic guitar in a somber melody.

Virtue has something to offer for everyone. If you’ve been disappointed with the Strokes’ recent releases, wanted more from what Tyranny brought to fans, or just want something completely new, you absolutely have to give Virtue a listen.

Recommended If You Like: The Strokes, Ariel Pink, Julian Casablancas
Recommended Tracks: 1 (Leave It In My Dreams), 2 (QYURRYUS), 3 (Pyramid Of Bones), 4 (Permanent High School), 7 (All Wordz Are Made Up), 8 (Think Before You Drink), 9 (Wink).
Written by Karsan Turner on 04/5/2018

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/05/virtue-the-voidz/feed/ 0 66460
KJHK Q&A with Dylan Fox http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/03/kjhk-qa-with-dylan-fox/ http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/03/kjhk-qa-with-dylan-fox/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:00:04 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=65733 Dylan Fox Grade: Junior Major: Political Science and Journalism KJHK Position: Programming Director   Lindley: What do you want to do with your current majors? Dylan: You know, probably something extraneous. I would love to work on a campaign, like on a political campaign, preferably doing PR or something like that. But I also would love […]]]>

Dylan Fox

Grade: Junior

Major: Political Science and Journalism

KJHK Position: Programming Director

 

Lindley: What do you want to do with your current majors?

Dylan: You know, probably something extraneous. I would love to work on a campaign, like on a political campaign, preferably doing PR or something like that. But I also would love to work for Radio Free Europe out in, I think it’s the Czech Republic. So I would love to live overseas too a lot, so I guess we’re just going to see.

L: So, explain to me what you do at KJHK?

D: So, I’m the programming director. I facilitate all on-air operations as well as manage the DJ staff and advise the live music and music directors, which isn’t too hard since they do a great job.

L: How did you originally get involved with KJHK?

D: My freshman year, it was like the first week of class, and I came to the Unionfest that was out here in the back parking lot by the Union, and I met Mason Kilpatrick who I think was the Content Director at the time, and John Dillingham, who was the Station Manager. I was just interested, I toured the station sometime later and that was really, really cool at Unionfest and I just decided to DJ. Rachel, who was the Programming Director at the time, who’s now the Station Manager, invited me to come do a DJ training with her and I was doing pre-programming overnight and then live-DJing later on that next semester. I got involved with Music staff and loved what I was doing, loved reviewing music, that sort of thing. I actually switched my major from Biology to Journalism.

L: What hobbies do you have?

D: I like reading a lot. I love listening to music, I love it. I’m always keeping up with music news. I also like playing guitar, I’m really bad at it, but I like it. I like making art. I’m not great at doing that either, but I like it. And then, when it’s warmer out, I like to run a lot too, so that’s when I’ll listen to a lot of my podcasts or albums.

L: What’s your favorite podcast?

D: Favorite podcast, I’m kind of torn between, there was this one called 5432Fun and it’s a music podcast. All Songs Considered is another one I like a lot, it’s done by NPR. Then there is The Last Podcast On The Left which is just… stupid. It’s just dumb, but it’s a lot of fun.

L: What’s your favorite thing or place about Lawrence?

D: Oh man, there’s just so much I love about Lawrence. I think my favorite thing about Lawrence is the music scene just because it’s undying so I think, man that’s a big question. Arts in general are just really big to me. Lawrence Arts Center is really cool. I really love a lot of the music venues here, I think the Bottleneck is one of my favorite music venues of all time just because it’s so personal and up close and I love that a lot. I think that as I’ve gotten older at KU and made more friends around the Lawrence community I was able to go to more house shows and stuff like that. So, a lot of my favorite places are those houses where you can go see a concert and it’s really kind of up-close and it’s just a lot of, you know, everyone’s having fun.

L: What’s a typical day as the Programming Director like?

D: It’s pretty comprehensive, so it’s just depending on whatever I need to be doing for that that day, so there’s not too much of a set schedule. Generally, I’m in class from around 10 to noon, but before that I usually come in and check in on the station and make sure that the programming’s up to date and everything’s going well. Then I’m generally here until about anywhere from 9 pm to midnight. So, I’ll just come back to the Union and I’ll either be in the marketing office working or I’ll be down here (the studio) just making sure everything’s running smoothly. I try to give myself some time off to just get out of the Union, but I love it. I wouldn’t be doing so much if I didn’t like it.

L: What genre of music has had the greatest influence on you or impacted you the most?

D: That’s a hard question, I would want to say Indie Rock, or the stuff that I group up with. The stuff my parents are big fans of, so like New Wave or something like that that I just really love a lot. But if I were to speak honestly and just really think about it I think the music that’s had the biggest impact on me was honestly hip hop. I think before my sophomore year of high school I didn’t listen to hip hop at all, and then I started listening to Kanye West and Kendrick Lamar and then I fell further into all sorts of artists like MF Doom and Freddie Gibbs. I just kept going further and further and I started opening myself up to and branching out from just rock and electronic to the stuff that was more. I started opening myself up to jazz. The other side to that too is I started feeling a lot more empathy for a lot of social movements that were happening, especially at the time. So this was like 2012, I was 13 when the Black Lives Matter movement was just starting, and I think that was the first time I really started getting involved with what was happening in the news and being interested in it. So yeah, I think hip hop would has had the greatest impact so far. I hope there’s something else too.

L: What do you think is in store for KJHK in the future?

D: Statistically, really big things. We’ve always just been on this upward climb since we moved into the Union. I don’t really know where we were before then, it seems like it was pretty much the same thing, so. If I were joking, I’d say that we’re going to be taking over the entire third floor of the Union and taking over the Market and Panda Express. I think what I see KJHK doing in the future is taking on a whole host of new students year after year and developing them to be adaptive to whatever job they want to go into. One of our music directors is a Biology major, and that job doesn’t have anything to do with Biology, right? But the skills that he’s learning right now are imperative to being able to adapt to any new technology or any new progress in any field that he’s going into. I think that, and communication in general, is a really big skill that any student could pick up here, so I just hope that is what continues at KJHK and I don’t see it being any different to be honest.

L: Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

D: I think I would love to see myself, this is going to completely go against what I told you earlier, I would love to see myself in the music industry or in the journalism industry. I think it’s what I’m aiming for. I would really love to live overseas, I would love to be, as far as my dreams go, in Amsterdam or New York City or Berlin. Maybe Moscow, so we’re going to see. I’d say for now New York City is where I want to be but that always changes.

 

]]>
http://kjhk.org/web/2018/04/03/kjhk-qa-with-dylan-fox/feed/ 0 65733