KJHK 90.7 FM http://kjhk.org/web The Sound Alternative Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:29:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Sporting KC Fast Forward for March 28 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/29/sporting-kc-fast-forward-for-march-28/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/29/sporting-kc-fast-forward-for-march-28/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:44:06 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33619 In this new show by Griffin Hughes, Christian Hardy, and Skylar Rolstad, the guys look ahead to Sporting KC’s clash with New York City FC in New York on March 28th. Plus they take a look at some of the most intriguing matchups ahead in the MLS. For a recap of Sporting KC’s 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers, check out Sporting KC Rewind from March 21. Follow Griffin on Twitter: @GriffinJHughes, Christian: @HardyNFL, and Skylar: @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

In this new show by Griffin Hughes, Christian Hardy, and Skylar Rolstad, the guys look ahead to Sporting KC’s clash with New York City FC in New York on March 28th. Plus they take a look at some of the most intriguing matchups ahead in the MLS. For a recap of Sporting KC’s 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers, check out Sporting KC Rewind from March 21. Follow Griffin on Twitter: @GriffinJHughes, Christian: @HardyNFL, and Skylar: @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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Sporting KC Rewind from March 21 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/29/sporting-kc-rewind-from-march-21/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/29/sporting-kc-rewind-from-march-21/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:43:00 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33614 In this new show by Griffin Hughes, Christian Hardy, and Skylar Rolstad, the guys break down Sporting KC’s 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers and other significant scores from around the MLS. Check out Sporting KC Fast Forward for March 28 for a preview for the game against NYCFC. Follow Griffin on Twitter: @GriffinJHughes, Christian: @HardyNFL, and Skylar: @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

In this new show by Griffin Hughes, Christian Hardy, and Skylar Rolstad, the guys break down Sporting KC’s 0-0 draw with the Portland Timbers and other significant scores from around the MLS. Check out Sporting KC Fast Forward for March 28 for a preview for the game against NYCFC. Follow Griffin on Twitter: @GriffinJHughes, Christian: @HardyNFL, and Skylar: @SkyRolNews. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, or download all his music free on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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EPL from LFK League Profile Series: Ligue 1 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/27/epl-from-lfk-league-profile-series-ligue-1/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/27/epl-from-lfk-league-profile-series-ligue-1/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:49:18 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33612 In this edition of the League Profile Series, the guys break down France’s top division, plus give an in depth look at the Australian A-League. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, and download all his music for free on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

In this edition of the League Profile Series, the guys break down France’s top division, plus give an in depth look at the Australian A-League. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, and download all his music for free on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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EPL from LFK 16 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/27/epl-from-lfk-16/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/27/epl-from-lfk-16/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:48:11 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33606 In the first episode of the award-winning podcast since spring break, the guys break down BPL action from the last two weeks and how the table looks right now. Plus they preview the next round of BPL games and step into the shoes of two of the BPL’s most recognizable managers. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, and download all his music for free on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.]]>

In the first episode of the award-winning podcast since spring break, the guys break down BPL action from the last two weeks and how the table looks right now. Plus they preview the next round of BPL games and step into the shoes of two of the BPL’s most recognizable managers. Follow EPL from LFK on Twitter, @EPLfromLFK, like them on Facebook, or email them at EPLfromLFK@gmail.com. If you like the music, follow Lucid Vision on Twitter, @MrLucidVision, like him on Facebook, and download all his music for free on SoundCloud here https://soundcloud.com/lucid-vision.

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Interview with The Griswolds http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/26/interview-w-the-griswolds/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/26/interview-w-the-griswolds/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:28:45 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33594 Griswolds guitar/synth player Daniel Duque-Perez chats with KJHK Music Assistant Rachel Bennett. Australian rock and pop group The Griswolds are set to play an afternoon show at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 in Woodruff Auditorium on level 5 of the Kansas Union. In advance of the show, Griswolds band member Duque-Perez talked with KJHK about the band’s name (it is indeed from the “Vacation” movies), influences and their current tour with Walk the Moon. You can listen to the full interview on the player below. More information about the afternoon concert is available on KJHK’s events calendar. Admission to the event is free with valid KU student, faculty or staff ID. The show is presented...]]>

Griswolds guitar/synth player Daniel Duque-Perez chats with KJHK Music Assistant Rachel Bennett. The Griswolds March 26Australian rock and pop group The Griswolds are set to play an afternoon show at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26 in Woodruff Auditorium on level 5 of the Kansas Union.

In advance of the show, Griswolds band member Duque-Perez talked with KJHK about the band’s name (it is indeed from the “Vacation” movies), influences and their current tour with Walk the Moon.

You can listen to the full interview on the player below. More information about the afternoon concert is available on KJHK’s events calendar. Admission to the event is free with valid KU student, faculty or staff ID. The show is presented by the SUA-KJHK Live Music Committee.

 

 

— Interview by Rachel Bennett, KJHK Music Assistant

This interview originally aired on the Wednesday, March 25 episode of Ad Astra radio, KJHK’s weekly arts and culture magazine. Tune in every Wednesday from 7-8 p.m. to Ad Astra for stories about arts, culture, events and more from the KU campus and Lawrence community.

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Thingz We Jam Vol. 2 http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/25/thingz-we-jam-vol-2/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/25/thingz-we-jam-vol-2/#comments Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:45:13 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33541 The jamz continue to be spread Jerod ‘Space Prince’ Barker: Oddisee – That’s Love Oddisee has been rapping over self-produced beats so long I can’t even tell you which one this is in his list of solo records, and I have four of them. Barely any time at all after releasing a debut album with Diamond District, his group project with fellow D.C. rappers X.O. and yU, Oddisee unleashes upon us this new batch of retro soul-influenced beats topped with the wise words of a truly self-made, uncompromising hustler. And just look at that cover design, such style captured in a photo taken straight from his home in NYC. Never one to slow down, he’s...]]>

The jamz continue to be spread

Jerod ‘Space Prince’ Barker:

Oddisee – That’s Love

Oddisee has been rapping over self-produced beats so long I can’t even tell you which one this is in his list of solo records, and I have four of them. Barely any time at all after releasing a debut album with Diamond District, his group project with fellow D.C. rappers X.O. and yU, Oddisee unleashes upon us this new batch of retro soul-influenced beats topped with the wise words of a truly self-made, uncompromising hustler. And just look at that cover design, such style captured in a photo taken straight from his home in NYC. Never one to slow down, he’s been refining the next instrumental album as well, so prepare yourself because his wordless tracks rival the likes of J Dilla, Bonobo, Com Truise and Pretty Lights.

 


 

John Dillingham:

Kacy Hill – Experience

Another young one for the books, 20 year old Kacy Hill debuts with her first track Experience. As a former American Apparel model and overall bubbly California girl, her music follows suit. Experience is a vibey electronic track with a stellar balance of ambiance and intention for a light hearted single, with just enough edge to contend with the best. I find myself listening to this record on repeat, impatiently waiting for more to come. Just after her debut, Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. music took to signing her, so here’s to hoping for more jamz from Hill.


 

Dustin Wolfe:

Jack Ü – To Ü (off of new self-titled album Jack Ü)

Skrillex and Diplo have worked together for the last year to produce one of the biggest EDM record releases of spring spring in their new project Jack Ü. Arguably the two most powerful names in dance and bass music, these two producers created an 10 song album that has all kinds of bass-heavy funky, twerk inducing tracks. There first single Take Ü There destroyed soundcloud and the interwaves and they even hosted a 24-hour live record release house party that streamed on Twitch TV online for all Diplo and Skrillex fans to watch. My favorite track off the new album is one that features AlunaGeorge titled To Ü, but some of the other features include The Biebs, Missy Elliot and 2 Chainz. Checkout this album if you need something to get amped to, work out to or just wild out to.


 

Rachel Bennett:

Cyberbully Mom Club – Can’t Say I Wanna

Cyberbully Mom Club has won over my heart, soul and music taste. Their sound can be described as lofi, sadcore bedroompop–basically all of my favorite things in music. And the best part is that they consider their work “nothing serious.” Through the well written lyrics, the unconventional vocals convey growing up and crushing on someone perfectly. This simple song has a complicated effect that proves that sad love songs are worth more than their label. Cyberbully Mom Club might not be taking themselves too seriously but they are showing the industry that low budget and lo-fidelity goes a long way.

 

 


 

 

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Matthew E. White: Fresh Blood http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/matthew-e-white-fresh-blood/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/matthew-e-white-fresh-blood/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:07:25 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33472 “Fresh Blood” is decent with some brilliant moments, but White is capable of much more. Matthew E. White’s 2012 debut, Big Inner is an absolute masterwork. Brilliant, exquisitely arranged, and full of ecstatic swells and moody ebbs; it is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. That’s why it’s a bit disappointing that his follow-up, Fresh Blood, is merely “pretty good.” There’s just something missing here. Those ecstatic breaks are largely absent, except on the buoyant “Feeling Good is Good Enough,” which breaks into a rollicking, piano-driven “Hey Jude” moment in its final few minutes. “Vision” is also another impeccable song, proving that White still has an incredibly perceptive eye for complicated arrangements that, for...]]>

“Fresh Blood” is decent with some brilliant moments, but White is capable of much more.

Matthew E. White’s 2012 debut, Big Inner is an absolute masterwork. Brilliant, exquisitely arranged, and full of ecstatic swells and moody ebbs; it is one of my favorite albums of the last few years. That’s why it’s a bit disappointing that his follow-up, Fresh Blood, is merely “pretty good.”

There’s just something missing here. Those ecstatic breaks are largely absent, except on the buoyant “Feeling Good is Good Enough,” which breaks into a rollicking, piano-driven “Hey Jude” moment in its final few minutes. “Vision” is also another impeccable song, proving that White still has an incredibly perceptive eye for complicated arrangements that, for the most part, are never overwrought or fussy.

There are still lots of pianos, hushed vocals, gospel-tinged backing vocals, strings, and nervous drumming, but this is a more subdued effort–even meandering and listless in places. Some songs devolve into bad blue-eyed soul, a la Hall & Oates and “Tranquility” and “Golden Robes” settle into 70s soft-rock and never really take off. “Circle ‘Round the Sun,” however, demonstrates White’s knack for writing lovely, even sexy, ballads with simple, sometimes ambiguous lyrics. The best song though is “Rock & Roll is Cold.” It’s an absolute delight and the catchiest song I’ve heard in 2015.

White has always had a nimble approach to genre, moving in and out between chamber pop, soul, psychedelia, folk, and 70s pop. Those influences all coalesced brilliantly on Big Inner. On this new effort, however, White needs more of a push, more fire, and a little more bite. “Fresh Blood” is decent with some brilliant moments, but White is capable of much more.

Recommended If You Like: 70s pop and singer/songwriters, Jonathan Wilson, Randy Newman, blue-eyed soul

Recommended Tracks: “Rock & Roll is Cold,” “Feeling Good Is Good Enough,” “Vision,” and “Take Care My Baby”

Reviewed by Vince Meserko on March 8, 2015

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Nick Nicely: Space of a Second http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/nick-nicely-space-of-a-second/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/nick-nicely-space-of-a-second/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:06:43 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33478 An enjoyable listen for any college radio listener Nickolas Laurien is more comparable to a wizard than an a musician – not only an artist ahead of his time, but a mysteriously fascinating and almost faceless man. With a career stretching as far back the Beatles at the height of psychedelia, his DIY homemade material has been all over the map, ranging from lo-fi dream-pop in the late 70s to dark acid house in the late 80s to minimalistic post-rock of the late 90s – yet he remains in the shadows. Even currently in his fifties, he continues to make head-spinning psychedelic records – most recently releasing Lysergia in 2010 off of Burger Records and...]]>

An enjoyable listen for any college radio listener

Nickolas Laurien is more comparable to a wizard than an a musician – not only an artist ahead of his time, but a mysteriously fascinating and almost faceless man. With a career stretching as far back the Beatles at the height of psychedelia, his DIY homemade material has been all over the map, ranging from lo-fi dream-pop in the late 70s to dark acid house in the late 80s to minimalistic post-rock of the late 90s – yet he remains in the shadows.

Even currently in his fifties, he continues to make head-spinning psychedelic records – most recently releasing Lysergia in 2010 off of Burger Records and Psychotropia off of both Tenth Planet Records and Sanctuary in 2003. He has even inspired an increasing amount of newer acts such as Ariel Pink and Temples.

On nearly every track fades of shapeless vocals pair with an eerie synthesizer strangeness that fills the background. This strangeness at times can be calm and tranquil, like on Tracks 6 and 9, where I noticed some unique dissonance. Unlike the grounded, upbeat, and instrument heavy Psychotropia, Space of a Second has grown into a more serene, more electronic and more spacey sound. This record is highly enjoyable and listenable for any college radio listener.

Recommended If You Like: Ariel Pink, John Maus, Robert Wyatt, Temples

Recommended Tracks: “Rosemarys Eyes,” “Space Of A Second,” “London South,” and “Rrainbow”

Reviewed by Chase Allison on February 23, 2015

 

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Live @ KJHK w/ Shy Boys http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/live-kjhk-w-shy-boys/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/live-kjhk-w-shy-boys/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:36:31 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33468 Shy Boys decided to stop by Live @ KJHK before they toured the West Coast. Check out the groovy live performance!   Set List: 1. Life is Peachy 2. Heart is Mine 3. Keeps Me on My Toes 4. Follow the Leader 5. And I Am Nervous]]>

Shy Boys decided to stop by Live @ KJHK before they toured the West Coast. Check out the groovy live performance!

 

Set List:
1. Life is Peachy
2. Heart is Mine
3. Keeps Me on My Toes
4. Follow the Leader
5. And I Am Nervous

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Punk Rock Steady http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/punk-rock-steady-2/ http://kjhk.org/web/2015/03/23/punk-rock-steady-2/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2015 14:35:54 +0000 http://kjhk.org/web/?p=33529 100 Bands You Need To Know Now before you say anything, I know, I know, another AltPress post, but I swear this is of the utmost importance! Last week Alternative Press released this year’s 100 Bands Issue and I am ecstatic. Every year the editors over at AP pick their top 100 bands and compile them into one giant print issue where each band is profiled. If print isn’t really your thing and you would rather get straight to the jams, AP has posted a playlist featuring all 100 bands on Spotify. Just search 2015 100 Bands You Need To Know. The list includes new tracks from old favorites like Seaway but it also spotlights...]]>

100 Bands You Need To Know

Now before you say anything, I know, I know, another AltPress post, but I swear this is of the utmost importance! Last week Alternative Press released this year’s 100 Bands Issue and I am ecstatic. Every year the editors over at AP pick their top 100 bands and compile them into one giant print issue where each band is profiled. If print isn’t really your thing and you would rather get straight to the jams, AP has posted a playlist featuring all 100 bands on Spotify. Just search 2015 100 Bands You Need To Know. The list includes new tracks from old favorites like Seaway but it also spotlights new bands to get on your radar.

One band that I am particularly happy to see on the list is AS IT IS (yes it’s supposed to in screaming all caps). The U.K. has blessed us with yet another phenomenal pop-punk five piece. New to Fearless Records, AS IT IS has released two singles, “Dial Tones” and “Concrete”, from their debut album Never Happy, Ever After which is said to be put out this April. This transatlantic pop-punk band is currently on Glamour Kills’ Spring Break tour with Set It Off and Against the Current. The tour stopped at out little town of Lawrence on March 5th, if you were able to attend please shoot me an email because I would love to hear all about it!

Written by Krystal Oseguera. Check out Punk Rock Steady Sundays from 4-6pm.

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