Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Concert Calendar

Friday April 17th: Japanther and Ninjasonik at Out of Asia, Culver City

Hipster pop-punk teamed up with a hiphop act that hangs out with Matt & Kim/The Death Set

Friday May 22nd: Chain and the Gang and the Hive Dwellers at the Smell, Los Angeles

Ian Svenonius's new K-Records junk-dance-VU-lo-fi-etc teams up with Calvin Johnson's new band. This is a night of INDIE ROCK LEGENDS.

Saturday May 30th: Black Moth Super Rainbow and School of Seven Bells at the Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa

Cosmic magic carpet rides through candy forests teamed up with some hyped shoegaze indie-kids.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Playlist for 3-26-09

Hola amigos,

I want to give big ups to Cesar Chavez for a) his civil rights efforts, and b) getting me the day off of work. I've gotten some work done on my book review website, biked to the beach and back in training for a 50 mile bike ride in September, and got some reading done on the couch. It's been a glorious day.

Oh, and if you missed the Parenthetical Girls/No Kids/The Endless Bummer show at UCI last night, you missed a way good time. :)

Things that Are Square 3-26-09

(*) = New release

Beat Happening - Bad Seeds - 1983-1985

(*) Condo Fucks - What'cha Gonna Do About It - Fuckbook
Guitar Wolf - Summertime Blues - Golden Black
King Khan & The Shrines - Land of the Freak - The Supreme Genius Of...
Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh - Backwash

(*) Wavves - So Bored - Wavvves
(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Camera Obscura - Let's Get Out of This Country - Let's Get Out of This Country
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

(*) Matt & Kim - I'll Take Us Home - Grand (For Erin in Huntington Beach, CA)
(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Old Panda Days (With Nick Krgovich) - Advance Base Battery Life
(*) Realpeople - My Night with the Prostitute from Marseille - Holland
(*) Fol Chen - Red Skies Over Garden City - Part I: John Shade, Your Fortune's Made

(*) Andrew Bird - Tenuousness - Noble Beast
The Lucksmiths - California in Popular Song - First Frost
Vashti Bunyan - Diamond Day - Just Another Diamond Day (For Vadi in Irvine, CA)
Dirty Projectors - Rise Above - Rise Above

(*) The Decemberists - The Hazards of Love 4 (The Drowned) - The Hazards of Love
Low - Don't Carry It All - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief
Tom Waits - Dead and Lovely - Real Gone
Hymie's Basement - You Die - Hymie's Basement

Parenthetical Girls - Love Connection, Pt II - Safe As Houses
Xiu Xiu - Under Pressure (Feat. Michael Gira) - Women As Lovers
Yume Bitsu - Untitled Seven - The Golden Vessyl of Sound
Odd Nosdam - The Kill Tone Two - Level Live Wires

(*) Dan Deacon - Snookered - Bromst

P.S. I hope to see all of you at the KUCI House Party on April 4th. Bring your dancin' shoes!

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Why was I previously unaware that Yo La Tengo basically has a Mr. Show sketch for a music video?

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Do you party?

Dudettes y duders,

Do you want something to do on Saturday April 4th from 6-11pm? Why not come down to the UC Irvine Cross Cultural Center for the first ever KUCI Dance/House Party?!

Three of your favorite KUCI DJs (Emily from Sweater Weater, Rita from the Sound Session, and Jeremy from Disco, For Your Health) will be DJing songs for you to dance and mingle to. And I'll be DJing, too. And it's my birthday party. So bring a kiss for me.

Consult this map to find the Cross Cultural Center:

And there's not going to be alcohol there....so make arrangements.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Why There's No Money in My 401(k): A Diary of Obsessive Materialism Vol. III

Low - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief (Chairkickers Music)

The first thing most people are going to notice about Low, Duluth's champion of the unfortunately-named genre "slowcore," is their glacial pace. Any listener who gives them more than a casual listen, however, will be rewarded by recognizing the heart-stopping beauty of the band's merrily minimalist melodies. Low's core of husband-wife team Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been releasing chillingly gorgeous music for well over a decade now, being recorded by Steve Albini, putting out albums on the heavyweights of indie labels, getting Christmas songs into Gap ads, touring with bands from Swans to Radiohead, and otherwise just being married Mormon folks who can pick a great cover and coo your still-beating heart right out of your chest. By releasing A Lifetime of Temporary Relief, Low has given a gift to music fans everywhere. Fans of Low will now have a 3-CD/1-DVD collection of B-sides, rarities, and documentary footage to fill in the gaps of their adoration, and newcomers wanting to check out the band's sterling reputation have a perfect entry point to hear every facet and aspect of Low's decade-long career...

To read the rest, click here.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Playlist for 3-19-09


I want to apologize for the show last night. I usually don't drink that much, and there were all kinds of people there distracting me, and then the Tropicana Girls showed up, and just....I'm sorry. You deserve better than that. I promise that next time you'll have my undivided attention. You're the most important person in the world to me.

The music I played during this debacle:

Things that Are Square 3-19-09

(*) = New release

(*) Animal Collective - In the Flowers - Merriweather Post Pavilion

(*) Dan Deacon - Woof Woof - Bromst
OOIOO - UMO - Taiga
Man Man - Harpoon Fever (Queequeg's Playhouse) - Rabbit Habits
(*) Tussle - ABACBA - Cream Cuts

(*) Matt & Kim - Don't Slow Down - Grand
OCDJ - Fresh Socks, New Socks - Hooray
Death From Above 1979 - Sexy Results - You're a Woman, I'm a Machine
Jaguar Love - My Organ Sounds Like... - Take Me to the Sea

The Modern Lovers - Government Center - The Modern Lovers
Yo La Tengo - Big Day Coming - Painful
Nose Bleed Island - When We Won the War - More Tales from Blood Island
The Halo Benders - Don't Touch My Bikini - God Don't Make No Junk

(*) Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Lonesome New Mexican Nights - Advance Base Battery Life
The Mountain Goats - Heretic Pride - Heretic Pride
Jens Lekman - You Are the Light (By Which I Travel Into This and That) - When I Said I Wanted to Be Your Dog
King Khan & The Shrines - Burnin' Inside - The Supreme Genius Of...

(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Young Adult Friction - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah - Upon This Tidal Wave of Young Blood - Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Liars - We Got Cold. Coughed. And Forgot Things. - We No Longer Knew Who We Were
Islands - Jogging Gorgeous Summer - Return to the Sea

Akron/Family - Future Myth - Akron/Family & The Angels of Light

Spiritualized - Broken Heart - Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space

See you next time!

Free Coachella 3-day Pass!!!

Hey folks,


Just go to the following link and enter some info, and you'll be entered into a drawing for a pass! The exclamation points denote my excitement!

Just go here.

And here's the lineup, if you want to know what you're in store for:

Monday, March 16, 2009

Playlist for 3-12-09

Hey folks,

Thanks to everyone who let me help lead them into Friday with the radio show. I always appreciate your patronage.

Make sure to tune in this week to hear a long-lost KUCI DJ helping me get the job done.

The musics:

(*) = New release

(*) Tussle - Titan - Cream Cuts

!!! - Take Ecstasy with Me - Take Ecstasy with Me/Get Up
Junior Senior - Shake Your Coconuts (DFA Remix) - The DFA Remixes Chapter Two
Casiotone for the Painfully Alone - Scattered Pearls - Etiquette
The Highlighters - The Funky 16 Corners - The Funky 16 Corners

(*) Matt & Kim - Daylight - Grand
Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone - Transparent Things
The Books - An Owl with Knees - Lost and Safe
M83 - 0078h - Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts
(*) Hello Seahorse! - Universo 2 - Hoy a las Ocho

Brian Eno & David Byrne - Help Me Somebody - My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
The Dismemberment Plan - Back and Forth - Emergency & I
Wolf Parade - I'll Believe in Anything - Apologies to the Queen Mary
Television - Friction - Marquee Moon

Meat Puppets - Lake of Fire - II
Beat Happening - Bewitched - Jamboree
Jonathan Richman - Papel de Chicle - Jonathan, Te Vas a Emocionar!
(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Come Saturday - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

Blood on the Wall - I'd Like to Take You Out Tonight - Awesomer
John Cale - Hanky Panky Nohow - Paris 1919
Lou Reed - Men of Good Fortune - Berlin
Ted Leo and The Pharmacists - Biomusicology - The Tyranny of Distance

(*) Dear Nora - This Will Be Our Year - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007
The Vaselines - Lovecraft - The Way of the Vaselines: A Complete History

Xiu Xiu - Sad Pony Guerilla Girl - A Promise

Monday, March 9, 2009

Vastness and Sorrow

I don't really play a lot of metal on my show, but I definitely like some of it. Is anyone planning on going to the Wolves in the Throne Room show at the Troubadour on Friday Mar 27th? I don't want to be the lone non-metaldude there. We can enjoy their 20-minute long USBM nature-epics together.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Playlist for 3-5-09

Ladies and gentlemen,This is the first playlist after our return to the two-hour glory of my show. How'd it go? Could'a been worse. At least the music was good, and we gave away plenty of Akron/Family tickets for their LA shows.

Things that Are Square 3-5-09

(*) = New release

Galaxie 500 - Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste - Peel Sessions

Akron/Family - Raising the Sparks - Akron/Family & The Angels of Light
Okkervil River - Lost Coastlines - The Stand Ins
(*) Animal Collective - Bluish - Merriweather Post Pavilion (For Brandon in Irvine, CA)
The Modern Lovers - Someone I Care About - The Modern Lovers

(*) The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - A Teenager in Lover - The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
The Field Mice - Coach Station Reunion - For Keeps
Los Campesinos! - C Is the Heavenly Option - The International Tweexcore Underground
Talulah Gosh - Be Your Baby - Backwash

(*) Drew Danburry - Accident - This Could Mean Trouble, You Don't Speak for the Club
The Halo Benders - Snowfall - God Don't Make No Junk
The Late B.P. Helium - Candy for Everyone - Amok
(*) Hello Seahorse! - Won't Say Anything - Hoy a las Ocho

Television Personalities - The Glittering Prizes - ...And Don't the Kids Just Love It
The Velvet Underground - Foggy Notion - VU
Herman Düne - At Your Luau Night - Mas Cambios
(*) Dear Nora - Fargo - Three States: Rarities 1997-2007

Akron/Family - I'll Be on the Water - Akron/Family
Low - Surfer Girl - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief
Joanna Newsom - Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie - The Milk-Eyed Mender
(*) Mirah - Bones and Skin - (a)Spera

Mark Kozelek - Rock 'n' Roll Singer - What's Next to the Moon
The Lucksmiths - Caravanna - A Good Kind of Nervous
Noah and the Whale - Give a Little Love - Peaceful, The World Lays Me Down

Yume Bitsu - I Wait for You - Yume Bitsu

See you next week!