KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:33:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 EPL from LFK 6 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/epl-from-lfk-6/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/epl-from-lfk-6/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:31:09 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32059 Griffin breaks down all the major scores from a very busy week in soccer, plus two new segments and all your MVPs and disappointments. If you like the show, follow us on Twitter @EPLfromLFK, like us on Facebook, or email Griffin at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you love the music, check out Lucid Vision on Facebook and download all his music free on Soundcloud!

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Borgore – #NEWGOREORDER http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/borgore-newgoreorder/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/borgore-newgoreorder/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:14:21 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32022 A review of Borgore’s show at The Granada.      The electronic music and dubstep scene has slowly become overpopulated with similar sounds, and repeated rhythms. What was once new and unexplored territory has become a set algorithm: intro, drop, etc. all at 140 bpm. That’s why when a new, genre breaking artist comes through people listen. Borgore has done exactly this. His album #NEWGOREORDER, released earlier this year, is a combination of bass, rap, and a party that everyone is invited to.      Needless to say when Borgore comes to the stage, he takes his party attitude and turns up the whole room. Thursday night at The Granada was a party you didn’t...]]>

A review of Borgore’s show at The Granada.

    Borgore 3 The electronic music and dubstep scene has slowly become overpopulated with similar sounds, and repeated rhythms. What was once new and unexplored territory has become a set algorithm: intro, drop, etc. all at 140 bpm. That’s why when a new, genre breaking artist comes through people listen. Borgore has done exactly this. His album #NEWGOREORDER, released earlier this year, is a combination of bass, rap, and a party that everyone is invited to.

     Needless to say when Borgore comes to the stage, he takes his party attitude and turns up the whole room. Thursday night at The Granada was a party you didn’t want to miss. With opening acts from TRiLL FERRELL, sTrap Back, Chilling Spree & DJ Savy the show started early, escalating when Borgore hit the stage. Accompanied by outrageous imagery projected behind him, Borgore started strong and carried the energy throughout the whole concert. It was an electronic concert unlike any I have seen before. He combined his incredible DJ skills, and wasn’t afraid to rap and sing to his songs live.

     Borgore made sure everyone was having the best night possible, even inviting any girls who wanted to on stage at one point. His set ended around midnight, however he stayed later to talk with fans, sign autographs, and take photos. Not only was Borgore one of the most energetic and party inducing performers I have seen, but he was also a very genuine and friendly person to fans after the show. If you didn’t get a chance to see him at The Granada, definitely try and make it to one of his shows. You won’t regret it.

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Written by Connor Johnson

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Dune Rats: Smile http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/dune-rats-smile/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/dune-rats-smile/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:09:36 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31949 This sunny album is pure fun.They are not lying. This album will make you smile. Australian surf/garage rock duo, Dune Rats, packs the energy with their EP. Each track is guaranteed to make you want to bob your head. This release stands out with its catchy melodies and crazy lyrics. The backing vocals are waves of “OoOoOoOohs” and “Ahhhhhhs” that carry the tune away from the shore. This sunny album is pure fun. The best track is the intro “Red Light Green Light.” This song is so freaking catchy and energetic. Beware: it will most definitely be stuck your head the rest of the day. The next track, “All We Do,” is another great pick...]]>

This sunny album is pure fun.They are not lying. This album will make you smile. Australian surf/garage rock duo, Dune Rats, packs the energy with their EP. Each track is guaranteed to make you want to bob your head. This release stands out with its catchy melodies and crazy lyrics. The backing vocals are waves of “OoOoOoOohs” and “Ahhhhhhs” that carry the tune away from the shore. This sunny album is pure fun.

The best track is the intro “Red Light Green Light.” This song is so freaking catchy and energetic. Beware: it will most definitely be stuck your head the rest of the day. The next track, “All We Do,” is another great pick that keeps the flow at high energies. “Stoner Pop,” which explains their music existence quite well, is the second best track featured on this album. The lyrics are funny and the sound still gives the surf/garage vibe. Play this album loud. It will make anyone listening want dance.

Recommended if you like: Wavves, The Orwells

Recommended tracks: “Red Light Green Light,” “Stoner Pop,” and “All We Do”

Reviewed by Rachel Bennett on October 2, 2014

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The Drums: Encyclopedia http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/the-drums-encyclopedia/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/the-drums-encyclopedia/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:09:13 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31946 Play during those chilly, rainy, autumn days. Encyclopedia is the 3rd release from angsty New Yorkers, The Drums. The Drums are known for moody indie rock with a surfer edge. On Encyclopedia they lost some of the surf and added more sinister.  “I Hope Time Doesn’t Change Him” is a slow paced dreamy track with a catchy melody. “Kiss Me Again” is as surfer and upbeat as the album gets. It definitely sounds like earlier Drums with its playful lyrics and groovy beat. It’s fun and heavily Smiths influenced. “I Can’t Pretend” has a simple, repetitive melody and an 80s dance vibe. Towards the end of the track it builds up into some Interpol-esque guitar...]]>

Play during those chilly, rainy, autumn days.

Encyclopedia is the 3rd release from angsty New Yorkers, The Drums. The Drums are known for moody indie rock with a surfer edge. On Encyclopedia they lost some of the surf and added more sinister.  “I Hope Time Doesn’t Change Him” is a slow paced dreamy track with a catchy melody. “Kiss Me Again” is as surfer and upbeat as the album gets. It definitely sounds like earlier Drums with its playful lyrics and groovy beat. It’s fun and heavily Smiths influenced. “I Can’t Pretend” has a simple, repetitive melody and an 80s dance vibe. Towards the end of the track it builds up into some Interpol-esque guitar riffs which in my opinion saved the track from being boring.

Unfortunately the remainder of the album is boring and at times difficult to listen to. This album lacks danceable infectious tracks that The Drums have delivered in previous releases. I doubt this album will win over your heart but a few tracks are worthy of some air time. Especially if the mood is right. Play during those chilly, rainy, autumn days.

Recommended if you like: The Horrors, Wild Nothing, DIIV

Recommended tracks: “I Hope Time Doesn’t Change Him,” “Kiss me Again,” and “I Can’t Pretend”

Reviewed by Emilie Stafford on October 5, 2014

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Interpol: Elpintor http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/interpol-elpintor/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/interpol-elpintor/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:52 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31943 Elpintor is not much different from previous albums.Interpol is a staple for most college radio stations and KJHK is no different. We have quite a few of their previous works and I think we can all agree that they are an influential band who had their time in the spotlight. The trouble with Interpol is that even though time has changed and we as fans have grown the music and the overall vibe is still very similar if not the same. There is not much differentiation from one album to the next. Interpol has a very distinct sound–a sound that resonates with a lot of fans. However, after a while it can be a little tiresome...]]>

Elpintor is not much different from previous albums.Interpol is a staple for most college radio stations and KJHK is no different. We have quite a few of their previous works and I think we can all agree that they are an influential band who had their time in the spotlight. The trouble with Interpol is that even though time has changed and we as fans have grown the music and the overall vibe is still very similar if not the same. There is not much differentiation from one album to the next. Interpol has a very distinct sound–a sound that resonates with a lot of fans. However, after a while it can be a little tiresome or even somewhat boring for the listener.

Thus Interpol on their fifth album Elpintor delivers the same old stuff in new packaging.  It’s equipped with the NYC harshness, driving guitars, and melancholy lyrics. The album starts off with “All the Rage Back Home,” which could have easily fit on any of the earlier records. The drums are kicking and the melody is catchy, but the flavor is a bit bland. “My Desire” features slightly fuzzed and layered guitar riffs and a hazy atmosphere. It builds into a nice jam session. “Anywhere” is punchy track with a chorus that features some intricate guitar work. “Everything is Wrong” features a groove that is almost infectious and a head bobbing chorus with depressing lyrics. A few standout tracks are DNPs which is always a bummer. Paul Banks’ vocals are unique and the lyrics are intriguing, but again there are no new themes, melodies, or guitar riffs–just variations of previous works. The final thought being whether or not Interpol is still relevant in the college radio market. That is a question only you and our listeners can answer.

Recommended if you like: The National, old Interpol

Recommended tracks: “My Desire,” “All The Rage Back Home,” “Everything Is Wrong,” and “Anywhere”

Reviewed by Emilie Stafford on October 3, 2014

 

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The Growlers: Chinese Fountain http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/the-growlers-chinese-fountain/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/the-growlers-chinese-fountain/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:08:32 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31940 Something you wouldn’t expect from a guys who wear beer cans on their feet when they perform live.The Growlers continuously put out trustworthy albums. As an avid listen of the Growlers I know I can expect a surf rock feel album with dark and mysterious lyrics. When you go to a live show of theirs, its hard to tell songs apart because they all sound so similar. Don’t get me wrong, why fix something if it isn’t broken? These guys have the surf rock down to a T and have the fan base to prove it. However, when you’re putting out a fifth studio album, I feel like there should be some variation AND BY...]]>

Something you wouldn’t expect from a guys who wear beer cans on their feet when they perform live.The Growlers continuously put out trustworthy albums. As an avid listen of the Growlers I know I can expect a surf rock feel album with dark and mysterious lyrics. When you go to a live show of theirs, its hard to tell songs apart because they all sound so similar. Don’t get me wrong, why fix something if it isn’t broken? These guys have the surf rock down to a T and have the fan base to prove it.

However, when you’re putting out a fifth studio album, I feel like there should be some variation AND BY GOLLY GEE WHIZ GUESS WHAT?! There actually is on this album. Now, don’t be fooled the first two tracks are typical Growlers. Strummy, beachy guitars, melancholy lyrics, and wonderful backing vocals. But then track 3 (“Chinese Fountain”) hits you like a freight train. BLAM!! Very funky, kind of like the Clash when they went the Reggae route. Sadly though, this track is a DNP. Don’t fret though, the rest of the album is just as wonderful. Track #4 (“Dull Boy”) once again has a Reggae era Clash feel to it and makes you want to move your body up and down, left and right like you’re a castaway at sea (but like a fun, funky sea that you won’t die in). Track #8 (“Love Test”) has a nice surf rock/achy breaky heart country feel to it. Track #9 (“Not the Man”) has such an unexpected feel to it. Its sound is remarkable; without the vocals you would never guess its the Growlers playing. It’s very dreamy. The last track I have to recommend is #11 (“Purgatory Drive”). The name kind of says it all though. Expecting it to be dark and sPoOkY. Kind of like a beach goth that has the blues.

All in all, Chinese Fountain was a nice surprise. Though it only took three weeks to write the songs and about half that time to record them, the album has a nice flow to it and is very polished. Something you wouldn’t expect from a guys who wear beer cans on their feet when they perform live.

Recommended if you like: Tijuana Panthers, Black Lips, Shannon and the Clams, Ty Segall,

Recommended tracks: “Dull Boy,” “Love Test,” “Not the Man,” and “Purgatory Drive”

Reviewed by Haven Harbert on October 3, 2014

 

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Live @ KJHK Interview: Hank and Cupcakes http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/live-kjhk-interview-hank-and-cupcakes/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/23/live-kjhk-interview-hank-and-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:05:18 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32031 Hank and Cupcakes stopped by the station to perform for an episode of Live @ KJHK. Listen to their deep interview with Haven Harbert.     In this deep interview between Haven Harbert and Hank and Cupcakes, the three discuss music in other cultures, moving to America, and different styles of World Music. Check it out.     -Mason Andrew Kilpatrick]]>

Hank and Cupcakes stopped by the station to perform for an episode of Live @ KJHK. Listen to their deep interview with Haven Harbert.

 

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In this deep interview between Haven Harbert and Hank and Cupcakes, the three discuss music in other cultures, moving to America, and different styles of World Music. Check it out.

Live @ KJHK Interview w/ Hank and Cupcakes

 

 

-Mason Andrew Kilpatrick

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My Fantasy: Week 7 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/21/my-fantasy-week-7/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/21/my-fantasy-week-7/#comments Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:56:59 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32001 Shane Jackson, Logan Smith, and Austin Case give you your week seven edition of fantasy football advice.]]>

Shane Jackson, Logan Smith, and Austin Case give you your week seven edition of fantasy football advice.

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The Rinse Out’s October Selection http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/20/the-rinse-outs-october-selection/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/20/the-rinse-outs-october-selection/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:21:21 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32010 MVE has some new grime and eco jams for you! Shriekin – Gold and Featherwork (Local Action): The latest release from the quietly important Local Action, Gold and Featherwork expands on the instrumental grime revival that’s been taking place throughout the UK. Shriekin is a new name in the scene, but he makes his presence felt immediately with the first track “Cat’s Eyes,” an ethereal tune with a deceptively deep bass line. “Snowy Island Breaks” hits with twinkly synths over a catchy breakbeat. Shriekin also takes the listener into an underwater world of cascading harps and bubbly drums with “Steel Ships.” Ultimately, this EP feels like it picks up where Slackk’s Palm Tree Fire left...]]>

MVE has some new grime and eco jams for you!

Shriekin – Gold and Featherwork (Local Action): The latest release from the quietly important Local Action, Gold and Featherwork expands on the instrumental grime revival that’s been taking place throughout the UK. Shriekin is a new name in the scene, but he makes his presence felt immediately with the first track “Cat’s Eyes,” an ethereal tune with a deceptively deep bass line. “Snowy Island Breaks” hits with twinkly synths over a catchy breakbeat. Shriekin also takes the listener into an underwater world of cascading harps and bubbly drums with “Steel Ships.” Ultimately, this EP feels like it picks up where Slackk’s Palm Tree Fire left off and I’m looking forward to hearing what Shriekin has in store in the future.

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Shriekin – Gold and Featherwork

CYPHR – Ekleipsis (Her Records): Her Records is another label that is up-and-coming in the instrumental grime scene and Ekleipsis is their latest release. CYPHR has been about for a minute now, releasing tracks and remixes on Her compilations and standalone releases. This latest EP is a continuation of his previous work with a heavy emphasis on smart drum programming and spacious, atmospheric tones that give the tracks room to breathe. “Sun” is a perfect example of CYPHR’s musical philosophy with low-humming brass-y bass that meanders in and out of the track while hand claps and snaps serve as the percussion at times. The eponymous track (which is Ancient Greek for ‘a forsaking’) is foreboding with industrial drums driving the beat while a sparse, glassy xylophone sample sounds like a distant siren beckoning for passing sailors to run aground in pursuit. If you like Rabit’s or Logos’ work, this release is for you.

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CYPHR – Ekleipsis

ECO VIRTUAL – ATMOSPHERES 第3 (Self Released): This is the third release from the enigmatic ECO VIRTUAL, an artist who describes their work as “Advanced Climate Research & Analysis Music.” ATMOSPHERES 第3 does not feel as much like The Weather Channel muzak as the first two albums, but it still occupies a space within the ad hoc “Eco Jam” genre that I have started using. A couple tracks on this release might be considered Pure Moods-core, as they are very up front in their sampling of the iconic 1990s new age releases. However, more interesting is the aping of Chuck Person’s (aka Oneohtrix Point Never aka Daniel Lopatin) Eccojams Vol. 1 production aesthetic. Heavily distorted and washed out vocals lend a mysterious and abject tone to music which sounds like we’ve heard it before but we cannot place from where exactly. If you’re into vaporwave or contemporary experimental music, this is definitely worth a listen.


 

As usual, I’ve recorded a mix to give you a sense of what the show’s about if you’ve never listened. This month is a mostly classic house mix, so think of it as a history lesson!

The Rinse Out October Mix by Mike Van Esler on Mixcloud

The Rinse Out is hosted by Mike Van Esler every Thursday night from 10 PM until 12 AM.

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Latin Lab http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/20/noche-colombiana-latin-lab/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/20/noche-colombiana-latin-lab/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:20:05 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=31957 Noche Colombiana!  Mira! Check out this recording of our September 30, 2014 Noche Colombiana, highlighting Colombian musical and cultural traditions including special guests Gustavo Restrepo Heneo and Diana Restrepo. Explore and enjoy Colombian culture locally through these links: Colombian Cultural Association: http://www.ccamokan.org/en/ CCA Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pages/Colombian-Cultural-Association/1432456920329928 Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/246941718844920/      Everyone remember, here in the lab we take many samples before drawing an major conclusions. So, stay in touch and keep tuning in every Tuesday night at 11pm to catch the Lab live, as we’ll be bringing you additional samples, experts and sounds from Colombia and elsewhere across Latin America!   -Jimmy Chongo y Caro Caribe]]>

Noche Colombiana!  Mira!

Check out this recording of our September 30, 2014 Noche Colombiana, highlighting Colombian musical and cultural traditions including special guests Gustavo Restrepo Heneo and Diana Restrepo.
Explore and enjoy Colombian culture locally through these links:
Colombian Cultural Association: http://www.ccamokan.org/en/

Latin American Graduate Organization (LAGO) – https://www.facebook.com/groups/246941718844920/ 

 

 

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Everyone remember, here in the lab we take many samples before drawing an major conclusions. So, stay in touch and keep tuning in every Tuesday night at 11pm to catch the Lab live, as we’ll be bringing you additional samples, experts and sounds from Colombia and elsewhere across Latin America!

 

-Jimmy Chongo y Caro Caribe

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