Thursday, September 25, 2008

Marion, Gaby, KSCR Presents, HoPUK & This Mortal Coil

This week marked the debut of a collaboration between USC's journalism school and KSCR, in which the first 20 minutes Tuesdays with Maura will be a live broadcast of Annenberg Radio News programs produced and hosted by journalism students. You can find out more about Annenberg Radio News and their coverage of neighborhoods near USC on their website,

I kind of fell in love with This Mortal Coil's Blood last week, so I wove some favorites of it into my brief set of new releases. Here's what I played and the guest set by Marion Hodges in honor of the first Hungry Beat dance night at Pehrspace this Saturday. Before heading there, don't forget to swing by USC's Ground Zero coffeehouse for a free show presented by KSCR featuring Abe Vigoda, Moonrats, and Hard Place.

This Mortal Coil - You and Your Sister - Blood - 4AD
Jenny Lewis - Pretty Bird - Acid Tongue - Warner Brothers
This Mortal Coil - Several Times - Blood - 4AD
Raphael Saadiq - Sure Hope You Mean It - The Way I See It - Columbia Records
Ed Laurie - Julia - Meanwhile In The Park - Dangerbird
Hearts of Palm UK - Trust - For Life - Hypnote
Gaby Hernandez - Love Will Find A Way - When Love - Armed Oprhan
This Mortal Coil - Help Me Lift You Up - Blood - 4AD
Mogwai - Thank You Space Expert - The Hawk Is Howling - Matador Records
Abe Vigoda - Bear Face - Skeleton - Post Present Medium

Marion's set:

fire engines - hungry beat - hungry beat - code


the tartans - my baby doesn't care for you - 7"
the velvelettes - lonely, lonely girl am i - best of
sharon jones & the dap kings - your thing is a drag - naturally
the cashmeres - showstopper - 45
the pastels - million tears - suck on
another sunny day - you should all be murdered - in this place called nowhere
mccarthy - frans halls - cd86

(back announce)

cineplexx - tirados - picnic
the hit parade - crying - sound of the hit parade
horowitz - tracyanne - 7"
action painting - these things happen - in this place called nowhere
josef k - (pictures of) cindy - entemology
orange juice - blokes on 45 - the glasgow school
last shadow puppets - calm like you
television personalities - a girl called charity - yes darling, but is it art?
tullycraft - josie - the singles

Thursday, September 18, 2008

9/16 Set List - try the links for youtube gems

The Wedding Present play Los Angeles at the Troubador Friday 9/19, supported by Earlimart. In their honor, I rebroadcast the interview and live acoustic set they recorded with me over the summer. I ran out of time to play my Rain Parade LP in honor of the Paisley Underground, though I did throw in "Salvador Dali's Garden Party" by the TVPs because it mentions wearing "a brand new paisley shirt" and it's one of my favorite songs ever. I played Blank Blue to celebrate the release of the Dive EP on Ubiquity with Flying Lotus remixes.

Next week I'll broadcast a guest DJ set by Marion to promote the new Hungry Beat soul and indie pop dance night at Pehrspace that kicks off this Saturday 9/27. I'll also be playing music by bands playing the KSCR sponsored concert on the USC campus that same night 9/27.

Oh, and The Hearts of Palm UK album For Life is set to drop at college radio stations across the country 9/23, so I'll be giving it love, too, of course.

Anyway here's the setlist from 9/16. I tried to fit in lots of new things at the station including a new Mogwai single:

Peace, Maura

Wedding Present - Kennedy - Bizarro - BMG
Maura & The Wedding Present - David & Terry talk and sing - Interview Summer 2008 - KSCR
The Wedding Present - The Thing I Like Best About Him is His Girlfriend (Santa Monica Blvd. & La Brea Mix) - El Rey - Manifesto
Earlimart - Teeth - Hymn and Her - Major Domo
Vetiver w/ Vashti Bunyan - Sleep A Million Years - Thing of the Past - Gnomonsong
Aaron Parks - Into the Labyrinth - Invisible Cinema - Blue Note
Inara George - Accidental - An Invitation - Everloving
Horace Silver - Cool Eyes - Live at Newport '58 - Blue Note
Nobody presents Blank Blue - Up - Western Water Music Vol. II - Ubiquity
Karen Dalton - Something On Your Mind - In My Own Time - Light In The Attic
Chad Van Gaalen - Phantom Anthills - Soft Airplane - Sub Pop
Balla et Ses Balladins - Wilikabo - The Syliphone Years (CD 2) 1972-1980 - Sterns Africa
The Moondoggies - 'ol Blackbird - Don't Be A Stranger - Hardly Art
Dungen - M√ÖLER√ÖS FINEST - 4 - Kemado
Mogwai - Bat Cat - Bat Cat EP - Matador
Horse Feathers - Father Reprise - House with No Name - Kill Rock Stars
Blitzen Trapper - Echo / Always on / Ez Con - Furr - Sub Pop
Adventure - Crypt Castle Cult - Adventure - Carpark
Starfucker - Florida - Starfucker - Badman
Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson - Woodfriend - S/T - Say Hey
High Places - You in 40 Years - High Places - Thrill Jockey
The Broken West - Perfect Games - Now or Heaven - Merge
The Television Personalities - Salvador Dali's Garden Party - Privilege - Fire UK

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Return of Tuesdays with Maura

On 9/9, Tuesdays with Maura's Fall season on KSCR began with some of my favorite tracks from the summer and things even more recently added at the station. You can check out the set list below.

This week I'm giving out tix to see The Foals at The El Rey Theatre on 9/18 and also tix to see Tokyo Police Club at The Henry Fonda Theatre on 9/18. I'll also be promoting a Paisley Underground Listening Party at the LACE gallery Tuesday 9/16 and the Blank Blue show at Low End Theory at the Airliner Wednesday 9/17.

Note the new time of Tuesdays with Maura 4pm-6pm PST. Let me know if you'd like to come be a guest on the show. During the show, you can reach me via IM at the screen name KSCRlive.

9/9 Setlist:

All Night Radio - Sad K. - Spirit Stereo Frequency - Subpop
TV On The Radio - Dancing Choose - Dancing Choose Single - Geffen
godheadSilo - Elephantitus of the Night - Elephantitus of the Night 7'- Kill Rock Stars
Stereolab - Valley Hi! - Chemical Chords - 4AD
Bjork - Dull Flame of Desire (Modeselektor's RMX for Boys) - Dull Flame of Desire Remixes - One Little Indian
Four Tet - Ribbons - Ringer - Domino
Nomo - All The Stars - Ghost Rock - Ubiquity
Au - Are Animals - Verbs - Aggoo
Ras_G - Track 14 - 'I of the Cosmos' Tour CD - Self Released
oRSo - To Be Held - Ask Your Neighbor - oRSo
Beat Happening - Godsend -Crashing Through Sampler - K/Sub Pop
Mogwai - Stanley Kubrick - EP + 2 - Matador
Ratatat - Mi Viejo - LP3 - XL
dan le sac vs. Scroobius Pip - Beat that My Heart Skipped - Angles - Strange Famous Records
The Ettes - I Get Mine - Look at Life Again Soon - Take Root Records
Josh Martinez - Fight or F*ck - The World Famous Sex Buffet - Camobear
Lancelot Layne - Yo Tink It Sorf - Calypsoul 70: Caribbean Soul & Calypso Crossover 1969-1979 - Strut
Blakk Rasta - Barack Obama Dub Mix - Barack Obama Single - Director
Tricky - C'Mon Baby - Knowle West Boy - Domino
Michna - Do What You Want To Do - Magic Monday - Ghostly International
Shugo Tokumaru - Sanganichi - EXIT - Almost Gold / Startime
Human Highway - I Wish I Knew - Moody Motorcycle - Suicide Squeeze
Mayra Andrade - Comme S'il En Pleuvant - Navega - Sterns
Nico Muhly - Wonders: III. A Complaint Against Thomas Weelkes - Mothertongue - Bedroom Community
Calexico - Falling From Sleeves - Carried To Dust - Quarterstick
Lesser Gonzalez Alvarez - Mostly A Friend - Why Is Bear Billowing - Carpark
The Walkmen - If Only It Were True - You & Me - Gigantic

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Maura on

So earlier this summer my friend Marion had my friend Laura and I as guests when she recorded a special edition of her Not Quite Punk show on Laura and I form the dynamic duo known as The Auras. We teamed up to bring to the world "A Creation Records Story" in which we gush about all things Creation Records related.

Here's a permanent link:

Here's the setlist. Right now "Not Quite Punk: A Creation Story" in between sets by Take and Angel Baby.



The Creation - Biff Bang Pow (1966) - Painter Man - Edsel

The Pooh Sticks - I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Allen McGee Quite Well (1988) - Orgasm - 53rd & 3rd

Revolving Paint Dream - Flowers Are in the Sky - Flowers Are in the Sky - Creation 1984

Biff Bang Pow - She’s Got Diamonds in Her Hair (Demo version) - The Acid House Album - Creation 1989

The Times - Heaven Sent Me an Angel - Beat Torture - Creation 1988

Ed Ball - Controversial Girlfriend - Catholic Guilt - Creation 1997

Television Personalities - A Girl Called Charity (1986) - Yes Darling, But Is It Art? - Seed/Fire

Primal Scream - Velocity Girl (1986) - CD86 - Castle

Jesus & Mary Chain - Upside Down - 7″ - Creation 1984

Primal Scream - Shine Like Stars - Screamadelica - Creation 1991

talk talk: we heart creation records…

The Pastels - Baby Honey - Million Tears 12″ - Creation 1984

International Airport - Cyclonic Lanes - Nothing We Can Control - Overcoat 2000

The Boo Radleys - Wish I Was Skinny - Giant Steps - Creation 1993

Weather Prophets - Like Frankie Lyman (1986) - CD86 - Castle

Teenage Fanclub - Ain’t That Enough - Single - Creation 1997

BMX Bandits - I Wanna Fall in Love - Theme Park - Creation 1996

Phil Wilson - Waiting for a Change - 12″ - Creation 1987

Razorcuts - Snowbound (1989) - A is for Alphabet - Matinee

Felt - Rain of Crystal Spires (1986) - Creation Soup Vol. 4 - Creation

Ride - Twisterella - 12″ - Creation 1992

My Bloody Valentine - When You Sleep - Loveless - Creation 1991

Slowdive - Good Day Sunshine - Souvlaki - Creation 1993

bye bye for now…

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Summer Hits

The station's general manager set this up for KSCR's music department. I've added some of the summer favorites at the station. The guy from Sterns Music sent us the Balla et ses Balladins compilation, The Syliphone Years along with the beautiful Mayra Andrade release Navega.

Check this link and listen the KSCR Summer Hits mix.