Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Earthquakes = Funny Radio: 7/29/08 Set List and More

I didn't do a show last week as I was in Seattle visiting family. Music-related highlights included: The Capitol Hill Block Party and spontaneous bowling with George from Terrorbird, Mona from Sub Pop and Megan from KUSF; the books attached to headphones at the Geoff McFettridge installation near the Seattle Art Museum's Sculpture Garden; a visit to the EMPSFM in which I actually took in the exhibits and played with pedals and a sampler; Janet Cardiff's 40 Part Motet installation at the Tacoma Art Museum; and reading more of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century by Alex Ross.

It was cool to come back to KSCR and find in the mail a signed poster from No Age, promo goodies from Dr. Dog (let me know if you'd like tix to their 8/8 show in LA), the new Sebastien Tellier and the arrival at last of this summer's albums by The Silver Jews and The Dutchess & The Duke.

Towards the end of my show this week, as I began to interview guest Marion Hodges, there was a sizable earthquake and luckily for all, I left Karl Hector & the Malcouns on continuous play as we left the building and hung out for a bit before deciding things seemed alright enough to head back. I'm glad things were alright for just about everybody in SoCal despite the size of the quake. Sandra told me she listened to my show under her desk while the house shook.

Marion came by, excited to announce the upcoming monthly club night Hungry Beat that will be taking place at Pehrspace starting in September. Go add them as a friend on MySpace.

Three local shows I'd like to promote are:

Hearts of Palm UK
@ Spaceland 7/30/08, opening for The Virgins & Friendly Fires

Low End Theory @ The Airliner 7/30/08 - Thavius Beck, Ras G, Take, Computer Jay (See below for more info)

Nomo @ Spaceland Sunday 8/03/08
I heart their instrumental album Ghost Rock on Ubiquity. "All the Stars" sounds a bit like Miles Davis's In A Silent Way.

Here's the set list for 7/29/08:

CSS - Give Up - Donkey - Sub Pop
Sebastien Tellier - L'amour et la Violence - Sexuality - Record makers
Nomo - All The Stars - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Yo! Majesty - Break Bread - Kryptonite P*ssy EP - Domino
Matmos - Les Folies Francaises - Supreme Balloon - Matador
Doomtree - Gameshow Host - Radio Edits - Doomtree Records
Jovian feat. 10z - Conscience Observer - Solos In Stereo II - Solos

The Duchess and the Duke - I am Just a Ghost - She's the Duchess, He's the Duke - Hardly Art
Silver Jews - My Pillow is the Threshold - Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea - Drag City

Vetiver (featuring Vashti Bunyan) - Sleep A Million Years - Thing of the Past - Gnomonsong

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - You Remind Me Of Something - Lie Down In The Light - Drag City

Dr. Dog - Hang On - Fate - Park the Van

Burial - Shell of Light - Untrue - Hyperdub
Flying Lotus - Breathe . Something/Stellar STar - Los Angeles - Warp

Hercules & Love Affair - You Belong - Hercules & Love Affair - Mute

Starting Teeth - xxDone - I Continue In The Nude EP - Creaked

Telepathique - Love and Lust - Last Time on Earth - Urban Jungle

Presto - Pour Another Glass Ftr Blu - State of the Art - Concrete Grooves

Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing - Sahara Swing - Now Again


(Marion's set)
Fire Engines - Hungry Beat - Hungry Beat - Acute
Big Flame - Why Popstars Can't Dance - CD86

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings - My Man is a Mean Man - Naturally - Daptone

Otis Redding - Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) - Otis!

More on the beat spectacular at Low End tonight:

On Wednesday, July 30th, Low End Theory is back to the beats, highlighting some of the brightest stars from the L.A. beat scene. First off we have birthday boy and general monolith Thavius Beck, who will be debuting a slew of his newest beat creations. We will also feature sets by Poo-Bah mainstays Ras G and Take, plus your favorite Atari twiddler Computer Jay. Truly, this line-up exemplifies what Low End Theory is about. All residents on deck (yes, D-Styles is back from Hong Kong). We're also back inside this week, so early arrival is highly suggested for this special event:

[Lab Waste]
He started as a saxophonist/bassist with a sampler, who later morphed into the beatmaking behemoth that sits before your monitor. Ten years, two groups, and ten solo records later (as well as production for Saul Williams, Busdriver, Subtitle, various film scores and remixes), and Thavius Beck has become de rigeur listening for electronic music fans worldwide. Happy birthday holmes!

[The Afrikan Space Program]
With a handful of records, some blunts and an MPC, this L.A. producer has been making beats for five years now and has released a handful of EPs on the Poo-Bah label. With dub heavy bass and dusty synth beats, Ras G is a Low End favorite and we can't wait for him to bring the noise.

Take makes music that makes love. His intricate melodies are hugged by warm bass shaking tingling textures from kissing trees. He is foraging a brand of deeply listenable instrumental hip-hop. Hypnotic, psychedelic, laidback -- in other words, thoroughly West Coast.

[Version 2.0]
Computer Jay was born in the late 70s with some complications. Fortunately It was a time when technology was being developed at an expediant rate, and several experiments were taking place on infants. The result: the beat maestro/cyborg known as Computer Jay. It's on like Tron!

Screening in the movie lounge:

Low End Theory goes down every Wednesday
@ The Airliner, 2419 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
18+ | $10 guests, $5 members | 10PM-2AM | Fully stocked bar

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Set List: Tuesdays with Maura 7/15/08

This week I played some things we added this week at KSCR. I also promoted the Tonalism show taking place in LA this Saturday 7/19 at the Santa Monica Pier from 7:30 pm til dawn.

The album I'm most excited about adding is Sahara Swing by Karl Hector & The Malcouns on Now and Again. 4 Bonjour Parties reminds me of Sugarplant, but with horns. KSCR's new hip hop director Duane added Presto and the Cool Kids. The Daedelus track is my new summer jam. Leila's "Norwegian Wood" is my new slow jam. I put Spiritualized and Destroyer together in the set and thought of OwleyPatrol.

I've been talking up some excellent future guests, so that's something to look forward to. Here's the set list:

Junior Boys - Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix) - Fabric 34: Ellen Allien - Fabric67 Radio
Twine - Violets - Violets - Ghostly International
4 Bonjour's Parties - Magpie Will Peck a Hole in My Plaster Cast - Pigments Drift Down to the Brook - Mush
Sigur Ros - Straumnes - Med sud i eyrum vid spilum endalaust - XL Recordings
Leila - Mollie - Blood, Looms and Blooms - Warp
Styrofoam - Final Offer - A Thousand Words - Nettwerk
Daedelus - Fair Weather Friends - Love to Make Music To - NinjaTune
Hercules & Love Affair - Hercules' Theme - Hercules & Love Affair - Mute
A Number of Names - Sharevari (instrumental) - Disco Not Disco - Strut
Karl Hector & The Malcouns - Sahara Swing - Sahara Swing - Now Again
The Hold Steady - Constructive Summer - Stay Posative - Vagrant
¡Forward, Russia! - A Prospector Can Dream - Life Processes - Mute
The Dandy Warhols - And Then I Dreamt of Yes - Earth to the Dandy Warhols - Beat the World Records
The Shys - Spanish Village by the Sea - You'll Never Understand This Band The Way That I Do - Aeronaut Records
Alice Coltrane - I Want to See You - A Monastic Trio - Impulse!
Presto - What's What Ftr Fatlip & Kim Hill - State of the Art - Concrete Grooves
Jackson Conti - Tijuca Man - Sujinho - Mochilla
Cool Kids - What Up Man - The Bake Sale - Chocolate Industries
Kail - Wendy - True Hollywood Squares - Alpha Pup
Kudu - Playing House [Ling Ling Remix] - Back For More: A Remix Collection - Nublu
James Pants - Finger On The Knife - Welcome - Stones Throw
Spiritualized - Sweet Talk - Songs In A & E - Fontana Universal
Destroyer - Foam Hands - Trouble in Dreams - Merge
Matthew Dear - Sound & Vision - Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered - Rapster Records
Leila - Norwegian Wood - Blood, Looms and Blooms - Warp
Nobody presents Blank Blue - Up - Western Water Music Vol. II - Ubiquity
Sally Shapiro - Find My Ghost [Dntel Remix] - Remix Romance Vol. 2 - Paper Bag Records
Beck - Orphans - Modern Guilt - Geffen / Interscope
Tangerine Dream - Phaedra - Phaedra - Virgin Records

Go to this 'cause I can't.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Set List 07/08/08

This week I promoted Hearts of Palm UK's show at The Echo here in Los Angeles on Wednesday 07/09. I also played something off the fabulous new Daedelus LP Love to Make Music To. If you're in LA this Saturday, don't miss the record release party. Also, I celebrated 20 years of Sub Pop by playing a bunch of stuff they've released recently and in years past, too.

Here's the set list. Hopefully next week I'll have a guest.

Nomo - Ghost Rock - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Daedelus - My Beau (feat. Paperboy & Erika Rose) - Love to Make Music To - NinjaTune
Flying Lotus - Auntie's Lock/Infinitum (Featuring Laura Darlington) - Los Angeles - Warp
No Age - Teen Creeps - Nouns - Sub Pop
Sebadoh - Happily Divided - Bubble & Scrape Reissue - Domino / Sub Pop
Mudhoney - And the Shimmering Light - The Lucky Ones - Sub Pop
Wolf Parade - California Dreamer - At Mount Zoomer - Sub Pop
Fleet Foxes - Ragged Wood - Fleet Foxes - Sub Pop
Beachwood Sparks - Ponce de Leon Blues - Make the Cowboy Robots Cry EP - Sub Pop
The Postal Service - Suddenly Everything Has Changed - District Sleeps Alone Tonight Single - Sub Pop
Low - Remember - A Lifetime of Temporary Relief - Chairkickers
Constantines - St. You - Constantines - Sub Pop
All Night Radio - All Night Radio - Spirit Stereo Frequency - Subpop
Hearts of Palm UK - Goodbye - For Life - Hypnote Recording Concern
CB Radio - Muevete - Solos in Stereo II - Solos
The Chap - Proper Rock - Mega Breakfast - Ghostly International
Heartbreak - Loving the Alien - Life Beyond Mars: Bowie Covered - Rapster Records
Health Triceratops (Acid Girls Rmx A) - Health//Disco - Lovepump United
Portishead - Machine Gun - Third - Island
Hearts of Palm UK - More Than This - For Life - Hypnote Recording Concern
The Little Ones - O-A (There's A Sun) - Terry Tales & Fallen Gates - Branches Recording Collective
Panda Bear - Bros - Person Pitch - Paw Tracks

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Set List July 01, 2008

Sian Alliance Group – Days of Grace III – 59.59
Neu! – Wave Naturelle – Neu! 4
Flying Lotus – Breathe. Something/Stellar Star - Los Angeles
Ras_G – Track 11 – “I of Cosmos” Tour CD
Yo! Majesty – Break Bread – Kryptonite P*ssy EP
Daedelus – Put A Spell – Live at Low End Theory
Dibia$e – The Bad – Mr. Dibia$e MySpace
Nina Simone – I Can’t See Nobody – To Love Somebody
Jackson Conti – Papala – Sujinho
The Wedding Present live at KSCR recorded 06/27/08
The Wedding Present – The Best Thing I Like About Him Is His Girlfriend – El Rey
Sebadoh – Two Years, Two Days – Bubble & Scrape Reissue
Bonnie Prince Billy – You Want That Picture - Lie Down in the Light
Bonnie Prince Billy – You Remind Me of Something - Lie Down in the Light
Dr. Dog – My Friend – Fate
Frightened Rabbit – Old Old Fashioned – The Midnight Organ Fight
Lykke Li – Everybody But Me (diskJokke Remix) – Little Bit Remixes
SJ Esau – Depth Perception Lack – Small Vessel
Herman Dune – Your Name My Game – 1-2-3 Apple Tree
Ify Jerry Crusade – Everybody Likes Something Good – Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump
Galaxie 500 – Fourth of July – This Is Our Music

Check out the KSCR database to see what we've added this week. You can also browse by release date and pick a genre or browse them all at once. This comes in handy when making requests via IM during shows. Screen name = kscrlive.