Friday, October 29, 2010


Spoiler alert: next Wednesday is going to be my fundraiser show! Our fundraiser programming kicks off tomorrow/tonight@mid-night but the fun starts TODAY with a Zombie walk from the Russell House patio at to the Monster Mash @ Bey's in 5 Pts. Festivities and gathering starts at 4, and zombie parading starts at 5:30. Hope to see all you zombies out there!

Some local businesses are getting into the spirit as well. For instance, Pack Rat's in 5 Pts is having a Zombie Sale! Anyone dressed as a Zombie gets 20%! What a deal!

But anyways, back to my show. Our fundraiser programming is going to consist of different themes on different days. My show day, Wednesday, is world day. Thus, my show will be a French show! Oh mon dieu! If you have any suggestions for Francophone music that you'd like to hear leave me a comment and I will do my best. :)

To call in and donate during my show the number is 803-576-9872. For more information on donating, see our website.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Show 107 + Halloween

Greetings, boils and ghouls. It occurred to me on Monday that this was going to be my last show before Halloween! So, accordingly, I planned a Halloween show. Okay, most of the songs aren't actually Halloween related but I tried to throw in some ghosts, graveyards, witches, monsters, and more. Hope you all enjoyed it!

Deer Tick; Born on Flag Day; “The Ghost”
Man Man; Rabbit Habits; “Big Trouble”
Ladyhawke; Ladyhawke; “Dusk Till Dawn”
The Bird & The Bee; Ray Guns Are Not Just The Future; “Witch”
*Wolf People; Steeple; Jagjaguwar; track 2 "Tiny Circle"
*The Intelligence; Males; In the Red; track 11 "Males"
*Y La Bamda; Lupon; Tender Loving Empire; track 7 "Festival of Panic"
M83; Saturdays = Youth; “Graveyard Girl”
Spiral Beach; The Only Really Thing; “Cemetery”
Islands; Arm's Way; “Creeper”
Ghosts of the Great Highway; A Spell & a Fire; “A Spell & a Fire”
*The Growlers; Hot Tropics; Everloving; track 3 "What it Is"
*Mikey Spice; Walk a Mile; V.P. Records; track 13 "Hail Jahove"
*Dot Dot Dot; II; track 4 "Antidote"
*Sahara Smith; Myth of the Heart; Playing in Traffic; track 7 "All I Need"
Kate Nash; Made Of Bricks; “Skeleton Song”
Sons & Daughters; This Gift; “Rebel With The Ghost”
Ghostland Observatory; Robotique Majestique; “Dancing On My Grave”
Grayskul; “Scarecrow”
*Elliott Brood; Mountain Meadows; Six Shooter Records; track 7 "Notes"
*Various Artists; Get Low - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack; Rounder; track 3 "Jesus Come for Me by The Steeldrivers"
*Elf Power; Elf Power; Orange Twin Records; track 7 "Ghost of John"
*Toubab Krewe; TK2; Nat Geo Music; track 7 "Area Code"
Giant Bear; “Devil on the Wall”
Bosco Delrey; “Evil Lives”
Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; "Dancing Ghosts"
*The Red River; Little Songs About the Big Picture; Brave Records;track 4 "I Will Give Thanks"

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show 106

I remembered to bring my laptop today, so I actually recorded my playlist! Haha. Here's what I played, folks:

Tao Lin; I Want to Start a Band
The Bitters; "Travelin' Girl"
Burial; Untrue; "Archangel"
Eli 'Paperboy' Reed; "Come and Get It"
The Artichokes; Live Acoustic at WUSC 90.5 FM; "Colorado"
*Anna Bullard; Split Heart; Pox World; track 2 "Second Song"
*Loose Shoes; Nothing's as Comfortable as Loose Shoes; track 2 "Mexico"
*Moondoggies; Tidelands; Hardly Art; track 6 "Lead Me On"
Young Galaxy; Invisible Republic; "Queen Drum"
Dragonette; "Pick Up the Phone"
Jenny Owen Youngs; Batten the Hatches; "Voice On Tape"
Miniature Tigers; "Bullfighter Jacket (Aislyn Remix)"
*Death of Paris; Death of Paris; "Models and Bottles"
*Caleb Stine; I Wasn't Built for a Life Like This; track 1 "My Service Isn't Needed Anymore"
*Modern Superstitions; All the Things We've Been Told; Last Gang Labels; track 4 "Beck & Call"
Variety Lab; Team Up With Variety Lab; "We Should Be Dancing (Featuring David Bartholomé)"
Korallreven; The Truest Faith; "The Truest Faith (CFCF Remix)"
Mike Doughty; Rockity Roll; "Down on the River by the Sugar Plant"
*The Goodnight Loving; The Goodnight Loving Supper Club; Dirtnap; "Sunnyside"
*The Dillinger Escape Plan; Option Paralysis; Party Smasher Inc.; track 1 "Farewell, Mona Lisa"
*Bear in Heaven; Beast Rest Forth Mouthed: Remixed; Home Tapes; track 3 "Ultimate Satisfaction (Tha Field Remix)"
Kate York; "Fly Away"
Tiësto; What's Next; "Work Hard Play Hard (feat. Kay)"
Langhorne Slim; Be Set Free; "Cinderella"
Girl in a Coma; Woozyfly; "Say"
*Bitcrush; From Acrs to Embers; n5music; track 1 "Post"

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Show 105

Here's what I played today:

*Kingslyn; Drunken Country Curse; "Hanging On A Bottle"
Freelance Whales; Weathervanes; "Hannah"
The Presets; "This Boy's In Love (LifeLike Remix)"
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings; 100 Days, 100 Nights; "100 Days, 100 Nights"
*Fur Cups for Teeth; FCFU; Hall Recordings; track 1 "Buffalo"
*Cloud Cult; Light Chasers; Earthology Records; "You'll be Bright (Invocation p.1)
*Azure Ray; Drawing Down the Moon; Saddle Creek; "In the Fog"
Sky Sailing; An Airplane Carried Me to Bed; "A Little Opera Goes a Long Way"
The Civil Wars; "If I Didn't Know Better"
Au Revoir Simone; Reverse Migrations; "Sad Song (Pacific Remix)"
Mantler; "Fresh And Fair"
*Old 97's; The Grande Theatre Volume One; New West; track 7 "Champaign, Illinois"
*Dot Dot Dot; II; Sylvia Zaimoff Music; track 1 "Walking in a Straight Line"
*Death of Paris; Death of Paris; track 2 "Models and Bottles"
Golden Ages; "Everything Will Be Alright"
Maria Taylor; "Time Lapse Lifeline"
Albert Hammond, Jr.; ¿Como Te Llama?; "GFC"
Alphabeat; "Fascination"
*Flying Lotus; Pattern & Grid World; Warp; track 2 "Kill Your Coworkers"
*Fake Problems; Real Ghosts Caught on Tape; Side One Dummy; track 5 "Soulless"
*Fences; Fences; Onto Entertainment Records; track 7 "From Roses"
The Postmarks; By the Numbers; "11:59"
Science For Girls; Science For Girls; "Peace Heart"
Tiga; "What You Need (Chromeo Remix)"
Bobby Vidales; La Extraña Histeria de Amor de Bobby Vidales; "Lagarto"

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

CD Review 22: Ben Folds

Artist: Ben Folds
Album: Lonely Avenue
Label: Nonesuch
Yays: 4, 5, 9, 11, 7
Nays: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8

Genre: ROCK – Piano Driven Alt Pop
RIYL: Elvis Costello, Ben Kweller, Joni Mitchell

Words by: Nick Hornby, Music by: Ben Folds

In order to accurately accompany Nick Hornby’s lyrics each one of Ben Folds’ songs has its own personality. Some are upbeat and quirky (5), some have a smooth jazz/R&B flavor (8), some are like ballads (11), and some are slow and dreamy (6). Don’t be afraid to stray from the picks! (Just don’t wander too far into the no-plays.)

To find out more about the inspiration behind each song read Hornby’s blurbs in the liner notes. They’re short and interesting.

Also, if you give this a private listen, try track 3 about Levi Johnson. You know, the guy that knocked up Bristol, Sarah Palin’s daughter. LAWL

CD Review 21: Klaxons

Artist: Klaxons
Album: Surfing the Void
Label: Polydor
Yays: 1, 7, 4, 2, 8

Genre: ROCK – Brit/Alt/Pop/Rock
RIYL: Does it Offend You, Yeah?; Arctic Monkeys; Panic! At the Disco

Klaxons are a rock band, influenced by 80’s and 90’s rave music. In fact, their bass player calls it “nu-rave.” Whatever you call it, this album sounds like alt/pop/rock to me.

It’s a little aggressive and experimental for pop-rock, but pop-rock none the less. Perhaps this is just what the future of pop-rock will sound like? Spin Magazine said that “even Klaxons’ most ominously rambunctious tracks grind out plenty of bug-eyed dream pop chants.” I’d say that that’s about right.