KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:07:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 KU Cross Country Hosts Big 12 Championship http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/31/ku-cross-country-hosts-big-12-championship/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/31/ku-cross-country-hosts-big-12-championship/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:54:06 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32177 The KU Cross Country team will host the Big 12 Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas this Saturday. The Kansas Jayhawks Cross Country team is set to host the Big 12 Championship in Lawrence this Saturday at Rim Rock Farm for the first time since 2006. This will be the team’s third meet at Rim Rock, and Cross Country head coach Stanley Redwine said the home field advantage could very well play a role. “It’s great for the city of Lawrence, it’s great for our team,” Redwine said. “I would love to host every meet here if I could, so it’s always great to have everyone come to watch and support our team...]]>

The KU Cross Country team will host the Big 12 Championships at Rim Rock Farm in Lawrence, Kansas this Saturday.

The Kansas Jayhawks Cross Country team is set to host the Big 12 Championship in Lawrence this Saturday at Rim Rock Farm for the first time since 2006. This will be the team’s third meet at Rim Rock, and Cross Country head coach Stanley Redwine said the home field advantage could very well play a role.

“It’s great for the city of Lawrence, it’s great for our team,” Redwine said. “I would love to host every meet here if I could, so it’s always great to have everyone come to watch and support our team here at home.”

The Big 12 meet will be smaller than normal events, as each team is only allowed ten athletes per team.

Redwine has been pleased with how the team has done this year, but says there is room for improvement.

“We’ve been doing pretty good, we’re excited about the progress,” Redwine said. “Obviously you always want to win everything you’re in.”

The festivities will begin at 10 a.m., with the women’s 6K race. The men will follow at 11 a.m., racing the 8K course.

–G.J. Melia

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Women’s Soccer 10-31 @ Oklahoma Preview http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/31/womens-soccer-10-31-oklahoma-preview/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/31/womens-soccer-10-31-oklahoma-preview/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:14:00 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32172 It’s almost tournament time for KU Women’s Soccer, and the Jayhawks are coming in strong. Ahead of their last regular season game in Norman against Oklahoma, the Jayhawks are 15-3-0 overall ranked 17th. Where at the beginning of the season it was the powerful offense and tremendous scoring instinct of Liana Salazar, it is now all about the top 20 defense for the Jayhawks. Salazar still sits in 40th in the nation in scoring with 11 goals and four assists. Her 26 points is 10 more than the nearest Lady Jayhawk, and her dominance won’t stop against the weak Sooner defense. Kansas puts up nearly two goals per game, good for 64th in the nation,...]]>

It’s almost tournament time for KU Women’s Soccer, and the Jayhawks are coming in strong.

Ahead of their last regular season game in Norman against Oklahoma, the Jayhawks are 15-3-0 overall ranked 17th. Where at the beginning of the season it was the powerful offense and tremendous scoring instinct of Liana Salazar, it is now all about the top 20 defense for the Jayhawks. Salazar still sits in 40th in the nation in scoring with 11 goals and four assists. Her 26 points is 10 more than the nearest Lady Jayhawk, and her dominance won’t stop against the weak Sooner defense.

Kansas puts up nearly two goals per game, good for 64th in the nation, and they’re coming off a two goal performance against Iowa State on Senior Night. The Lady Jayhawks have struggled a little as of late, they’ve been outscored 4-3 and have gone 2-2 since their close win over Texas in Austin.

That said, it’s probably a good thing the coldest streak of the season is a .500 record and a -1 goal differential.

Look for leading scorer Liana Salazar to have a big night, but also keep your eye out for Ali Kimura to get things started, her seven assists lead the team and very few forwards in the Big 12 have her vision and passing ability. Look for Kimura to tear apart the Sooner defense, which has allowed nine goals in their last five games.

For the Sooners, Chelsea Jackson has been balanced all season, filling up the stat sheet between goals and assists. Madeline Brem has been strong as well. Despite missing a game, she’s second on the team with three goals, and her .500 shooting percentage leads the team. Don’t expect top scorer Devin Barrett to be a factor in this game, the Jayhawk defense has been nothing short of a steel wall in Big 12 play, and no one shuts down a top scorer better than the Lady Jayhawks.

 

KJHK, in partnership with Kansas Athletics and the Jayhawk Radio Network, will have a live call of the match streaming online at kuathletics.com/radio.
KJHK Sports staff member Derek Johnson talks with Coach Mark Francis every Monday about what’s next for Kansas Soccer. Listen to this week’s show on the player below. You can catch up on past episodes of Hawk Talk with Mark Francis and check out the calls from Kansas Soccer’s season so far at kuathletics.com/radio.
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Live @ KJHK w/ Hank and Cupcakes http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/30/live-kjhk-w-hank-and-cupcakes/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/30/live-kjhk-w-hank-and-cupcakes/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:45:08 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32085 Hank and Cupcakes decided to take a day out of their Cash 4 Gold Tour to perform for another episode of Live @ KJHK. Check out the amazing set from this Brooklyn-based band.   For more exclusive live in-studios, check out the Live @ KJHK youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/KJHKLive     Set List: 1. Relax 2. Cocaina 3. Spin 4. Ain’t No Love 5. Fly]]>

Hank and Cupcakes decided to take a day out of their Cash 4 Gold Tour to perform for another episode of Live @ KJHK. Check out the amazing set from this Brooklyn-based band.

 

For more exclusive live in-studios, check out the Live @ KJHK youtube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/user/KJHKLive

 

 

Set List:
1. Relax
2. Cocaina
3. Spin
4. Ain’t No Love
5. Fly

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Tyler’s FF Sleepers http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/30/tylers-ff-sleepers/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/30/tylers-ff-sleepers/#comments Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:19:10 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32126 Tyler Baddick gives you his fantasy football advice on some potential sleeper players that could have breakout weeks.]]>

Tyler Baddick gives you his fantasy football advice on some potential sleeper players that could have breakout weeks.

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Ad Astra Radio: Our Interview with Goran Ghafour http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/ad-astra-radio-our-interview-with-goran-ghafour/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/ad-astra-radio-our-interview-with-goran-ghafour/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:56:33 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32130 This week for Ad Astra Radio, we interviewed novelist, journalist and KU Ph.D. student Goran Ghafour about his new book, in advance of his book signing on Wednesday, October 29. The event will take place in the KU Bookstore on the 3rd floor of the Kansas Union at 5:30 PM. Here is our interview with Goran.       Listen to Ad Astra Radio, hosted by Brendan Dzwierzynski, every Wednesday night at 7 on KJHK.]]>

This week for Ad Astra Radio, we interviewed novelist, journalist and KU Ph.D. student Goran Ghafour about his new book, in advance of his book signing on Wednesday, October 29. The event will take place in the KU Bookstore on the 3rd floor of the Kansas Union at 5:30 PM. Here is our interview with Goran.

 

 

 

Listen to Ad Astra Radio, hosted by Brendan Dzwierzynski, every Wednesday night at 7 on KJHK.

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Charts & Adds 10/19/14-10/27/14 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/charts-adds-101914-102714/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/charts-adds-101914-102714/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:13:03 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32121 Caribou tops our charts this week! 1 CARIBOU Our Love Merge 2 FLYING LOTUS You’re Dead Warp 3 BANKS Goddess Harvest 4 TENNIS Ritual In Repeat Communion 5 INTERPOL El Pintor Matador-Soft Limit 6 FKA TWIGS LP1 Young Turks 7 BLACK TAXI Electroshock Death Grip No Shame 8 GENERATIONALS Alix Polyvinyl 9 KING TUFF Black Moon Spell SUB POP 10 SLOAN Commonwealth Yep Roc 11 GROWLERS Chinese Fountain Everloving 12 TOPS Picture You Staring Arbutus 13 HOMEBOY SANDMAN Hallways Stones Throw 14 APHEX TWIN Syro Warp 15 MINUS THE BEAR Lost Loves Dangerbird 16 BARR BROTHERS Sleeping Operator Secret City 17 DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 The Physical World Last Gang-Warner Brothers 18 FOXYGEN And Star...]]>

Caribou tops our charts this week!

1 CARIBOU Our Love Merge
2 FLYING LOTUS You’re Dead Warp
3 BANKS Goddess Harvest
4 TENNIS Ritual In Repeat Communion
5 INTERPOL El Pintor Matador-Soft Limit
6 FKA TWIGS LP1 Young Turks
7 BLACK TAXI Electroshock Death Grip No Shame
8 GENERATIONALS Alix Polyvinyl
9 KING TUFF Black Moon Spell SUB POP
10 SLOAN Commonwealth Yep Roc
11 GROWLERS Chinese Fountain Everloving
12 TOPS Picture You Staring Arbutus
13 HOMEBOY SANDMAN Hallways Stones Throw
14 APHEX TWIN Syro Warp
15 MINUS THE BEAR Lost Loves Dangerbird
16 BARR BROTHERS Sleeping Operator Secret City
17 DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 The Physical World Last Gang-Warner Brothers
18 FOXYGEN And Star Power Jagjaguwar
19 PERFUME GENIUS Too Bright Matador
20 BASS DRUM OF DEATH Rip This Innovative Leisure
21 BRONCHO Just Enough Hip To Be Woman Dine Alone
22 JULIAN CASABLANCAS AND THE VOIDZ Tyranny Cult
23 KAREN O Crush Songs Cult
24 MR. TWIN SISTER MR. TWIN SISTER Infinite Best-Twin Group
25 LEMONADE Minus Tide Cascine
26 HOMESHAKE In The Shower Sinderlyn
27 DUNE RATS Smile Self-Released
28 LIA ICES Ices Jagjaguwar
29 HELADO NEGRO Double Youth Asthmatic Kitty
30 EX HEX Rips Merge

 

Top Adds:

Rank Artist Recording Label User Supplied Version
1 MEDICINE Home Everywhere Captured Tracks
2 MEATBODIES Meatbodies In The Red
3 COLD WAR KIDS Hold My Home Downtown
4 SLEATER-KINNEY Start Together SUB POP
5 LACE CURTAINS A Signed Piece Of Paper Female Fantasy

 

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My Fantasy: Week 8 http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/my-fantasy-week-8/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/28/my-fantasy-week-8/#comments Tue, 28 Oct 2014 15:14:29 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32090 Shane Jackson, Logan Smith, and Austin Case tell you who you should start and sit this week in fantasy football. Also don’t forget about the game in London Sunday morning!]]>

Shane Jackson, Logan Smith, and Austin Case tell you who you should start and sit this week in fantasy football. Also don’t forget about the game in London Sunday morning!

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The Gridiron Grouse: The Sinking Seahawks http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/the-gridiron-grouse-the-sinking-seahawks/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/the-gridiron-grouse-the-sinking-seahawks/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:54:30 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32089 Remember after the opening night of the season when Seattle beat Green Bay and everyone acted as if they were going to have a perfect season? Oh, how times change. Nowadays, the Seahawks are getting beating by the St. Louis Rams and their locker room is a mess. It couldn’t be much worse for Pete Carroll’s squad right about now. Don’t get me wrong, the Seahawks could still win the NFC West, since the 49ers haven’t shown a hell of a lot of initiative to take the crown and while I really like the team this year, we don’t truly know how long Arizona can sustain success. That being said, Seattle has a lot of...]]>

Remember after the opening night of the season when Seattle beat Green Bay and everyone acted as if they were going to have a perfect season? Oh, how times change. Nowadays, the Seahawks are getting beating by the St. Louis Rams and their locker room is a mess. It couldn’t be much worse for Pete Carroll’s squad right about now.

Don’t get me wrong, the Seahawks could still win the NFC West, since the 49ers haven’t shown a hell of a lot of initiative to take the crown and while I really like the team this year, we don’t truly know how long Arizona can sustain success. That being said, Seattle has a lot of problems right now. They lost to the second-coming of the gunslinger, Austin Davis, and the lowly Rams, they dumped the explosive yet troublesome Percy Harvin and now reports are out that there is a divide in the Seahawks locker room over how black players view Russell Wilson as being. No, I’m not kidding. The team is in turmoil right now, and while they still have a very good shot at the playoffs for now, the NFC is a very strong conference and they’re not a guarantee to make it to the postseason any longer.

Let’s start with their current on-field performance. They just lost their last game to the division rival St. Louis Rams, and while it is always true that any team can win on any given Sunday, this should not have been a loss for Seattle. Their vaunted defense and the Legion of Boom allowed Austin Davis to complete 18-21 passes and the special teams unit allowed a brilliant fake punt return to work for the Rams as well. I know the Rams sold it well, but did not a single player actually look for where the ball was? Wow. Russell Wilson had a phenomenal game, can’t take that away from him, but the offensive line is as weak as ever, which will eventually spell doom for Wilson and the entire offense. As great as the Seattle defense is supposed to be, this is not the first time this season that they have been disappointing. The one thing that is beneficial to Seattle is that their next two games are against the struggling Panthers and the Raiders. Even without the hardest upcoming schedule, the off-field issues may spill over to the on-field product though.

There have been a ton of rumors surrounding Percy Harvin and the entire Seahawks locker room in the wake of him being traded to the New York Jets for minimal compensation. Rumors have it that Percy Harvin is a bit of a locker room cancer, so to speak. Ironic, isn’t it, that the player who was once infamous for his brutal headaches is now causing them for head coaches and teammates. He’s been dumped by the Minnesota Vikings (who God knows could use some offensive firepower) and now by the Seahawks, who truly lack a down field offensive threat. I suppose Rex Ryan knows he’s probably going to get fired anyway so he’s happy to take on the pain in the ass that Harvin will likely be, but in Seattle’s case they gave up a first round pick and more to get Harvin, got a handful of quarters of gameplay out of him and a sixth round pick when he was traded again. He allegedly punched Golden Tate and started other arguments and scuffles as well, which is something you surely don’t want in your locker room. However, you also have team leaders like Marshawn Lynch who was not at all happy about getting rid of Harvin. Apparently his antics were too much even for a team that is in dire need of playmakers, which really speaks to how negatively affected the clubhouse must have been with him around, and those sentiments certainly are still lingering.

As for the Russell Wilson blackness issue, yikes. I’m not here to discuss race relations in small environments, I’m here to talk football, so I’m not going to get into the sociology behind this issue. What I will say though is that you cannot succeed long-term when there is a divided locker room, now matter how talented your team is. If this rumor is true and there is a split in players in the locker room, the Seattle Seahawks will implode. If this becomes a real story and is proven, then don’t be surprised when players are asking out of town at the end of a disappointing season which sees Seattle left out of the playoffs. I personally can’t wait to hear a quote from Richard Sherman about this whole thing, now that would be must-see TV.

Seattle isn’t out of playoff contention, not by a long shot. But, if rumors of the team’s locker room troubles prove true, the team is going to suffer throughout the second half of the season, then the early season undefeated/Super Bowl repeat champions beliefs will become a distant and embarrassing memory.

 

Listen to Brendan Dzwierzynski on Tuesday nights at 7 on The Pregame, a presentation of KJHK Sports.

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Hickory Wind http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/hickory-wind-5/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/hickory-wind-5/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:57:51 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32108 Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers I did not have especially high expectations for this album given HGM’s utterly unremarkable 2013 release, Haw. Their newest album for Merge Records certainly isn’t anything especially original, but the songs that comprise Lateness of Dancers are so welcoming, so casual and familiar in their hazy mid-tempo folk melodies, that I had a hard time letting them go. Lead singer M.C. Taylor has matured as a songwriter, and the extra year seems to have given him some life experiences worth sharing. The best songs are the uncluttered ones. When the band tries to get too far from their pleasantly simple Americana, such as on the disastrous boogie-rock blues...]]>

Hiss Golden Messenger – Lateness of Dancers

I did not have especially high expectations for this album given HGM’s utterly unremarkable 2013 release, Haw. Their newest album for Merge Records certainly isn’t anything especially original, but the songs that comprise Lateness of Dancers are so welcoming, so casual and familiar in their hazy mid-tempo folk melodies, that I had a hard time letting them go. Lead singer M.C. Taylor has matured as a songwriter, and the extra year seems to have given him some life experiences worth sharing. The best songs are the uncluttered ones. When the band tries to get too far from their pleasantly simple Americana, such as on the disastrous boogie-rock blues of “I’m a Raven (Shake Children),” they come across as unconvincing and lacking in much conviction. Taylor simply doesn’t have the voice to sing the blues. However, the songs function admirably when the sparse arrangements don’t get in the way of Taylor’s voice, which works best when it doesn’t have to do too much. “Black Dog Wind (Rose of Roses)” and “Chapter & Verse (Ione’s Song)” are sparse and lovely, the latter’s subtle strings and understated piano are particularly moving. There are also a couple of uptempo songs worth noting. The album’s single, “Saturday’s Song” has a nice guitar break that recalls the Grateful Dead at their most focused, and “Mahogany Dread” has some splashes of organ that gives the song a bit of a kick. The album’s final song, “Drum,” adds a touch of banjo and fiddle and closes things out with sounds recalling Bob Dylan & the Band’s “Basement Tapes.” Overall, this isn’t earth-shattering stuff, but it is eminently listenable and worth throwing into any rotation set.

 

RIYL: Wilco, 1970s Bob Dylan, American Beauty-era Grateful Dead

DNP: None

Recommended Tracks: 9, 10, 2, 3, 1

Label: Merge Records

Release: Sept. 9, 2014

Reviewed By Vince Meserko 9/20/14

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Jookhouse http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/jookhouse-2/ http://kjhk.org/web/2014/10/27/jookhouse-2/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:54:57 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=32105 The Budos Band – Burnt Offering Daptone’s instrumental Budos Band made a conscious effort on their latest release to explore a different sound. Rather than make another run-of-the-mill Fela Kuti-inspired record, Burnt Offeringsees the band employing a harder groove. The drums are heavier, the guitars are a little trippier, and the horns bite a little harder. This album is also refreshingly concise. The group’s previous efforts tended to get overlong and repetitive. This new batch of songs are anchored by thumping bass lines, squalls of guitar, and dark, spiraling organs. There’s also an underlying menace to some of these songs. The psychedelic guitar even gets a little spooky, such as on “The Sticks,” which recalls...]]>

The Budos Band – Burnt Offering

Daptone’s instrumental Budos Band made a conscious effort on their latest release to explore a different sound. Rather than make another run-of-the-mill Fela Kuti-inspired record, Burnt Offeringsees the band employing a harder groove. The drums are heavier, the guitars are a little trippier, and the horns bite a little harder. This album is also refreshingly concise. The group’s previous efforts tended to get overlong and repetitive. This new batch of songs are anchored by thumping bass lines, squalls of guitar, and dark, spiraling organs. There’s also an underlying menace to some of these songs. The psychedelic guitar even gets a little spooky, such as on “The Sticks,” which recalls Funkadelic’s Cosmic Slop. The guitar sounds are strikingly reminiscent of Eddie Shider, but there’s also some Hendrix influence as well, especially on “Aphasta.” “Shattered Winds” is one of the more accessible songs on this album, and sounds as if it came off the sountrack of a 1970s blaxsploitation film. “Trail of Tears” has some imposing Farfisa organ and swampy guitar that wouldn’t sound out of place on an early Dr. John record. “Tomahawk” features the album’s best bass line, and the track’s concluding crescendo might be my favorite moment on the album. “Magus Mountain” features the album’s best guitar riff, which sounds a bit like Baby Huey or early Sly & the Family Stone. While things drag a bit towards the middle of the album, most of the songs are distinct from one another, and the tempo changes and instrumental breaks all give nuance to each song. It’s an album that takes awhile to sink in, but if you let it get to you, it’s downright intoxicating.

 

RIYL: Funkadelic, Baby Huey & the Baby Sitters, afrobeat, psychedelic funk

DNP: None

Recommended Tracks: 2, 4, 9, 7, 1

Label: Daptone Records

Release: Sept. 30, 2014

Reviewed By Vince Meserko 9/27/14

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