KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:04:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 Tunes @ Night feat. Your Friend http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/26/tunes-night-feat-your-friend/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/26/tunes-night-feat-your-friend/#comments Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:04:46 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31384 KJHK and SUA present Your Friend at the Lied Center Tuesday, August 26th KJHK and SUA’s Live Music Committee present local artist Your Friend at the Lied Center Pavilion. Starting at 9 p.m. there will be a live performance, also accompanied by food and prizes! Tunes @ Night is an endeavor by the Live Music Committee to showcase local artists to the KU Community. Below is a live performance of Your Friend recorded by the KJHK Multimedia staff.]]>

KJHK and SUA present Your Friend at the Lied Center

Tuesday, August 26th KJHK and SUA’s Live Music Committee present local artist Your Friend at the Lied Center Pavilion. Starting at 9 p.m. there will be a live performance, also accompanied by food and prizes!

Tunes @ Night is an endeavor by the Live Music Committee to showcase local artists to the KU Community.

Below is a live performance of Your Friend recorded by the KJHK Multimedia staff.

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Welcome to KJHK http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/22/welcome-to-kjhk/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/22/welcome-to-kjhk/#comments Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:25:05 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31357 Get To Know Your Campus Radio Station! For those new to campus or up until now unaware of one of the raddest places at the University of Kansas, we would first like to say Welcome! KJHK 90.7 FM is the student-run radio station on campus, providing many great and unique opportunities to the KU student body. Our staff is compiled of DJ’s and other staffs that help us stay so valiantly afloat. Getting involved with the station can allow you to write gnarly blogs, create news stories, cover sports events, help plan and organize live music events, venture into audio and video production and much more! We are located on level 3 of the Kansas...]]>

Get To Know Your Campus Radio Station!

For those new to campus or up until now unaware of one of the raddest places at the University of Kansas, we would first like to say Welcome!

KJHK 90.7 FM is the student-run radio station on campus, providing many great and unique opportunities to the KU student body. Our staff is compiled of DJ’s and other staffs that help us stay so valiantly afloat. Getting involved with the station can allow you to write gnarly blogs, create news stories, cover sports events, help plan and organize live music events, venture into audio and video production and much more!

We are located on level 3 of the Kansas Union in between the Market and Panda Express, come by anytime between 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and a KJHK staff member can show you around.

For more info on staffs and how to join KJHK, you can check out ( kjhk.org/web/join-kjhk/ )

Or if you’re just checking us out to listen to the jams and intake great content, we still love you! (maybe even more so)

Got an iPhone, we have an app! ( kjhk.org/iphone )

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Live @ KJHK w/ Chambers http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/15/live-kjhk-w-chambers/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/08/15/live-kjhk-w-chambers/#comments Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:46:40 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31320 Chambers decided to travel from their home in Denton, Texas to do a live set in KJHK!  Set List: 1. Inner Room 2. Not the Same 3. Lost Coin 4. Strange Visitor     With fall approaching, expect many more Live @ KJHK episodes soon. Live @ KJHK is a weekly radio program that brings in artists from across the nation to perform live on air. Check out more in-studio performances on the Live @ KJHK YouTube Channel -Mason Kilpatrick]]>

Chambers decided to travel from their home in Denton, Texas to do a live set in KJHK! 

Set List:
1. Inner Room
2. Not the Same
3. Lost Coin
4. Strange Visitor

 

 

With fall approaching, expect many more Live @ KJHK episodes soon.

Live @ KJHK is a weekly radio program that brings in artists from across the nation to perform live on air.

Check out more in-studio performances on the Live @ KJHK YouTube Channel

-Mason Kilpatrick

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The Orwells–Disgraceland http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/02/the-orwells-disgraceland/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/02/the-orwells-disgraceland/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 17:06:22 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31200 The energy just seeps out all over the place. No need for clean up.This lofi Garage rock band brings on the angst with their sophomore album, Disgraceland. They may be a typical garage rock band with their sound and techniques and even their rebellious lyrics, but they do catch my attention. The drum kit is nothing intricate, but it’s fitting for garage rock–all you need is a strong constant beat. The vocals are rough and loud. The guitars riff are fun. They might not be musically interesting but they’re catchy and that’s all that matters. The intro track, “Southern Comfort” is upbeat and fun. The energy just seeps out all over the place. No need...]]>

The energy just seeps out all over the place. No need for clean up.This lofi Garage rock band brings on the angst with their sophomore album, Disgraceland. They may be a typical garage rock band with their sound and techniques and even their rebellious lyrics, but they do catch my attention. The drum kit is nothing intricate, but it’s fitting for garage rock–all you need is a strong constant beat. The vocals are rough and loud. The guitars riff are fun. They might not be musically interesting but they’re catchy and that’s all that matters. The intro track, “Southern Comfort” is upbeat and fun. The energy just seeps out all over the place. No need for clean up, it’s grimy for a reason. The next song, “Righteous One,”  is where the album takes a turn for slightly interesting. First you hear a sick bass line that is consistent throughout the track, then you hear a darker side to the vocals. It almost reminds of of early Thee Oh Sees. Track four, “Bathroom Tile Blues,” has a sound reminiscent of early 50’s rock’n’roll but packed with sexual innuendos. Track five titled “Gotta Get Down” is also pretty catchy. “Who Needs You” is the single of this album and is heavily played on mainstream alternative radio but for good reason because it is one of the better tracks. “Norman” starts with punk-esque vocals but it isn’t anything too significant. The rest of the album is kind of boring to be honest. Not terrible or anything. I mean pretty much all of the tracks on this album are solid and worth a try. The lyrics switch from humorous like “From the east coast to the west we aren’t the worse we aren’t the best” to very serious with “My dad’s got a 12-gauge, I hope I don’t find it.” The themes are found in the struggles of growing up in a shitty society and wanting to be rockstars. I’d suggest you check it out.

Recommended if you like : FINDLAR, Bass Drum of Death

Reviewed by Rachel Bennett on 6/20/14

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The Fresh & Onlys–House of Spirits http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/the-fresh-onlys-house-of-spirits/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/the-fresh-onlys-house-of-spirits/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:30:46 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31197 Great to listen to when the sun is high and the air is dry. House of Spirits is San Francisco psych rock band The Fresh & Onlys fifth full length album. It’s a chill combination of garage, surfer, and psychedelic rock. It contains simple guitar riffs, straight-forward bass lines, and crooning vocals. House of Spirits has a bit of a hazy, dark atmosphere. Thus it isn’t as melodic and infectious as some of their previous work. The lyrics are fairly reflective and personal.  “Home is Where?” starts off slow and melancholy but swiftly moves into a nodding groove.  “Animal of One” has a desert rock vibe. I can imagine the music video now: circling vultures, cacti, and...]]>

Great to listen to when the sun is high and the air is dry.

House of Spirits is San Francisco psych rock band The Fresh & Onlys fifth full length album. It’s a chill combination of garage, surfer, and psychedelic rock. It contains simple guitar riffs, straight-forward bass lines, and crooning vocals. House of Spirits has a bit of a hazy, dark atmosphere. Thus it isn’t as melodic and infectious as some of their previous work. The lyrics are fairly reflective and personal.  “Home is Where?” starts off slow and melancholy but swiftly moves into a nodding groove.  “Animal of One” has a desert rock vibe. I can imagine the music video now: circling vultures, cacti, and a tumbleweed.

“Ballerina” has an innocent sweet melody and more western guitars. “Hummingbird” is quick, punchy and a bit punk.  “April Fools” is one of the more upbeat and happy go lucky tracks on the album.  It’s basically a bunch of quips about various holidays during the year.  All and all each track is pleasant to listen to. Play this when the sun is high and the air is dry.

 

Recommended if you like: White Fence, The Babies, Foxygen

Label: Mexican Summer

Release: June 10, 2014

Reviewed by Emilie Stafford 6/19/14

If you’d like to hear this band live, check them out at the Czar Bar in Kansas CIty, MO on the 29th of July!

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Dancing Bear Variety Hour, Ep. 8 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/dancing-bear-variety-hour-ep-8/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/dancing-bear-variety-hour-ep-8/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 14:19:28 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31245 On the May episode of DBVH, we provide passive-aggressive life advice, the latest Khaled Sheikh Mohammed sports analysis, and misleadingly suggestive audio. Plus, the next episode of the USS Carpathia!! “I started slinging drinks when I was in college on Salgaria. I bummed around from planet to planet for a few years – no real direction to it – until one day some haircut in an AstroBase uniform bellies up to the bar and starts buying me shots. And telling me all about the romance and reward of the military life. Once the hangover wore off, I found out I’d signed up to tend bar on some starship. It’s a decent enough gig. Sure I have to...]]>

On the May episode of DBVH, we provide passive-aggressive life advice, the latest Khaled Sheikh Mohammed sports analysis, and misleadingly suggestive audio. Plus, the next episode of the USS Carpathia!!

“I started slinging drinks when I was in college on Salgaria. I bummed around from planet to planet for a few years – no real direction to it – until one day some haircut in an AstroBase uniform bellies up to the bar and starts buying me shots. And telling me all about the romance and reward of the military life. Once the hangover wore off, I found out I’d signed up to tend bar on some starship. It’s a decent enough gig. Sure I have to wear long sleeves over my tattoos sometimes. But it’s kind of fun blowing the minds of those hippies back on Salgaria. And what am I supposed to do? Get an MA in English?”

- Lorraine Bain, “Chief Hospitality Officer” aboard the USS Carpathia

Dancing Bear Variety Hour, Episode 8 Full Broadcast

Download the full episode, or scroll down for individual sketches!

 

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Audio-Only “Romance”

Jack Hammer just wants to deliver this steaming hot pizza to Cindy and Tami, who are all alone in this big mansion with only one bathing suit. Why do people have to make it all weird? (Scott Ross)

 

Khaled Sheikh Mohammed Presents 2014 NFL Draft With Khaled Sheikh Mohammed


DBVH sports guru and 9/11 mastermind Khaled Sheikh Mohammed is here with his razor-sharp analysis of the NFL draft. What are his thoughts on Michael Sam? You probably don’t want to know! (Scott Ross)

 

Passive Aggressive Solutions™

We make our first foray into the respected and lucrative world of call-in advice programs. But unlike all those other shows, we decided to make ours actually useful, by providing bitter, conflict-averse, and corrosive strategies you’ll actually use! (Scott Ross)

 

Adventures of the USS Carpathia in Outer Space!!

“This Salgarian Life” or “Radio Killed the Video Star System-Wide Commercial Conglomerate”

Act 1

After a routine delivery to a Confederation colony, Derby and Lorraine find themselves embroiled in a conflict between idealistic locals and a corporate development scheme. And Lorraine’s history with a rebel leader doesn’t help matters. Meanwhile Korgath and Perry struggle to put aside their differences and mount a rescue operation. (Justin Wilson and Phil Garland)

 

Act 2

Perry and Korgath have been apprehended as ClearBlast spies! But Derby, after discovering the importance of public radio has a scheme to help the rebels of Salgaria preserve their way of life. Can he overcome the locals’ distrust and save the local station? Will Lorraine and Kevin rekindle their flame? And what of Faye? Find out in the thrilling conclusion! (Phil Garland and Justin Wilson)

 

Written by Scott Ross. Tune into the Dancing Bear Variety Hour the third Thursday of June and July at 7pm on KJHK 90.7fm. You can keep following the show as a podcast at the Young Learners Guide to American Wildlife.

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Summer Changes – 5/8 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/summer-changes-58/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/summer-changes-58/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 09:40:06 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31234 Our final Ad Astra Radio of the school year presents stories of the changes a college community faces as it prepares for summertime. From graduation, to summer sports, to the buildings we inhabit. When you think of the season that most represents change, chances are fall comes to mind first. The leaves turn, the weather gets cold, heck – the name is even an action verb. But in a place like Lawrence, summer is every bit as much a time of change. The town empties out as students head home for the summer, graduates head off to meet their futures, and those who stay enjoy some well-earned time off. On our final episode of the...]]>

Our final Ad Astra Radio of the school year presents stories of the changes a college community faces as it prepares for summertime. From graduation, to summer sports, to the buildings we inhabit.

When you think of the season that most represents change, chances are fall comes to mind first. The leaves turn, the weather gets cold, heck – the name is even an action verb. But in a place like Lawrence, summer is every bit as much a time of change. The town empties out as students head home for the summer, graduates head off to meet their futures, and those who stay enjoy some well-earned time off.

On our final episode of the year, we present stories about summer change – both real and symbolic.

 

Download the full episode, or scroll down for individual stories.

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The Graduates

Reporter Beth Fentress just completed her freshman year at KU. But as she begins her college career, others are finishing theirs. She sat down with two friends – Yasi and Elise – to talk about their impending graduations and gain a little perspective on what awaits her in a few years.

 

Kickball in Kansas

The theme of this episode may be change, but nostalgia will always be a major aspect of summer. And every year the Kaw Valley Kickball League offers the people of Lawrence a way to relive those lost moments of childhood. Incoming News Director Brendan Dzwierzynski has the story.

 

Homogenization 101 - Development in College Communities

 

Outgoing News Director Scott Ross has lived in college communities for almost eleven years. In that time he’s gotten to see all the unique, charming and bizarre things that make these towns special – as well as the changes that threaten to make them just like anywhere else. In his final Ad Astra Story, he talks to three people involved in historic preservation and responsible development about the effort to keep college towns what they are. You can continue to follow Scott’s work, including the Dancing Bear Variety Hour, at his website: The Young Learners Guide to American Wildlife.

 

Written by Scott Ross. Tune into Ad Astra Radio the second and fourth Thursday of every month at 7pm on KJHK 90.7fm. Thanks for listening, Lawrence. It’s been a great year!

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Sunflower Reading Series – 5/1 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/sunflower-reading-series-51/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/07/01/sunflower-reading-series-51/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 08:55:08 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=30690 Featuring readings from Crystal Boson and Louise Krug, with live audio from Megan Kaminksi and Joshua Clover. The May episode of the Sunflower Reading Series brings you readings and discussion from poet Crystal Boson and essayist Louise Krug. Plus, live audio from a KU Commons poetry reading by Joshua Clover and Megan Kaminski       Crystal Boson Crystal is a poet with interest in place, science fiction, and afro-futurism. She received a PhD in American Studies from KU in May and will be teaching at Oregon State University in August.   Louise Krug Louise is a nonfiction writer who completed a creative writing PhD at KU in May. She has published one memoir, Louise Amended, about...]]>

Featuring readings from Crystal Boson and Louise Krug, with live audio from Megan Kaminksi and Joshua Clover.

The May episode of the Sunflower Reading Series brings you readings and discussion from poet Crystal Boson and essayist Louise Krug. Plus, live audio from a KU Commons poetry reading by Joshua Clover and Megan Kaminski

 

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Crystal Boson

Crystal is a poet with interest in place, science fiction, and afro-futurism. She received a PhD in American Studies from KU in May and will be teaching at Oregon State University in August.

 

Louise Krug

Louise is a nonfiction writer who completed a creative writing PhD at KU in May. She has published one memoir, Louise Amended, about her life-changing brain surgery.

 

Live Reading: Joshua Clover and Megan Kamiski

 Joshua Clover is a poet and faculty member at University of California-Davis, and visited KU in May as part of the KU Commons readings program. Megan Kaminski, KU professor, poet and former student of Dr. Clover, introduced and read alongside him.

Written by Scott Ross. Tune into the Sunflower Reading Series the first Thursday of every month at 7pm on KJHK 90.7fm.

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Night on the Hill http://kjhk.org/web/2014/06/30/night-on-the-hill/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/06/30/night-on-the-hill/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:06:14 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31222 Student Union Activities and KJHK 90.7 FM will present Night on the Hill featuring The Knocks playing a DJ set on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.  Night on the Hill is an annual welcome concert for KU students. This year’s show will start immediately following Traditions Night in the Memorial Stadium parking lot. Admission to Night on the Hill is free and open to the public. The concert is part of Hawk Week, KU’s official welcome week for new students. See a full schedule of events at www.firstyear.ku.edu/hawkweek. For more information about this event and the SUA-KJHK Live Music Committee, call the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469, or visit www.suaevents.com and www.kjhk.org. Check out samples of The Knocks’ remixes on the band’s...]]>

Student Union Activities and KJHK 90.7 FM will present Night on the Hill featuring The Knocks playing a DJ set on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. 

Night on the Hill is an annual welcome concert for KU students. This year’s show will start immediately following Traditions Night in the Memorial Stadium parking lot. Admission to Night on the Hill is free and open to the public.

The concert is part of Hawk Week, KU’s official welcome week for new students. See a full schedule of events at www.firstyear.ku.edu/hawkweek.

For more information about this event and the SUA-KJHK Live Music Committee, call the Programs Box Office at (785) 864-7469, or visit www.suaevents.com and www.kjhk.org.

Check out samples of The Knocks’ remixes on the band’s SoundCloud page.

What: SUA and KJHK present Night on the Hill, featuring The Knocks DJ set
When: 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, immediately following Traditions Night
Where: Memorial Stadium parking lot, Mississippi Street, Lawrence, KS 66045
Cost: Free
Call: (785) 864-7469

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KJHK Charts & Adds – 6/16 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/06/27/kjhk-charts-adds-616/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/06/27/kjhk-charts-adds-616/#comments Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:10:19 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31169 KJHK gets funky with Chromeo taking the top spot! Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version 1 CHROMEO White Women Atlantic 2 THEE OH SEES Drop Castleface 3 CONOR OBERST Upside Down Mountain Nonesuch   4 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Only Run Self-Released 5 BOB MOULD Beauty And Ruin Merge   6 KISHI BASHI Lightght Joyful Noise 7 HORRORS Luminous XL 8 LA SERA Hour Of The Dawn Hardly Art   9 LA GUERRE * Rare Collectibles and Spirits * * waiting for CMJ verification 10 ENO-HYDE Someday World Warp 11 GUIDED BY VOICES Cool Planet GBV 12 SYD ARTHUR Sound Mirror Harvest 13 POPSTRANGERS Fortuna Carpark 14 BLACK KEYS Turn Blue Nonesuch 15...]]>

KJHK gets funky with Chromeo taking the top spot!

Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version
1 CHROMEO White Women Atlantic
2 THEE OH SEES Drop Castleface
3 CONOR OBERST Upside Down Mountain Nonesuch  
4 CLAP YOUR HANDS SAY YEAH Only Run Self-Released
5 BOB MOULD Beauty And Ruin Merge  
6 KISHI BASHI Lightght Joyful Noise
7 HORRORS Luminous XL
8 LA SERA Hour Of The Dawn Hardly Art  
9 LA GUERRE * Rare Collectibles and Spirits * * waiting for CMJ verification
10 ENO-HYDE Someday World Warp
11 GUIDED BY VOICES Cool Planet GBV
12 SYD ARTHUR Sound Mirror Harvest
13 POPSTRANGERS Fortuna Carpark
14 BLACK KEYS Turn Blue Nonesuch
15 OLD 97′S Most Messed Up ATO
16 CHAD VANGAALEN Shrink Dust SUB POP
17 PURE X Angel Fat Possum
18 EELS The Cautionary Tales Of Mark Oliver Everett Pias-E Works
19 YANN TIERSEN Infinity Mute
20 LYKKE LI I Never Learn Atlantic
21 PARQUET COURTS Sunbathing Animal What’s Your Rupture?
22 MIMICKING BIRDS Eons Glacial Pace
23 DWNTWN Dwntwn Jullian
24 NIKKI LANE All Or Nothin’ New West
25 TEEBS Estara Brainfeeder
26 ROTARY DOWNS Traces
27 CARSWELL & HOPE * A Hunger * * waiting for CMJ verification
28 SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE Old Fears Memphis Industries
29 QUIVERS Hot Young Mess
30 MODERN RIVALS Cemetery Dares Self-Released

Adds:

Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version
1 DONOVAN BLANC Donovan Blanc Captured Tracks
2 WHITE REAPER White Reaper Polyvinyl
3 A SUNNY DAY IN GLASGOW Sea When Absent Lefse
4 SAY HI Endless Wonder Barsuk
5 LANDLADY Upright Behavior Hometapes

 

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