CD Reviews

Interview: Watsky

Interview: Watsky

I walked into the Aggie not knowing what to expect from a poetry show at a concert venue. I was greeted by George Watsky, sitting on his own surrounded by fifty fold out chairs in the bar area. Soon, the rest of the forty or so fans streamed into the venue to sit in a ...

Sam Bulkley

January 6th, 2015

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KCSU DJs Share Their Favorite Records of 2014

KCSU DJs Share Their Favorite Records of 2014

After the station’s two music directors got to wax poetic over their top album picks of the year, we thought it only fair that we gave the DJs the chance to do the same. Top ten lists galore! DJ B-Rad (Brad Lanphere) Russ Liquid – In Love Papadosio – Night ...

ZJohnson

December 15th, 2014

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KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU has received thousands of records this year, and as Music Director I’ve been #blessed to listen to a lot of them. Making this list was a lot harder than I expected because 2014 didn’t have as many gems to offer as more recent years. Some of the records that I was ...

Cheyenne McCoy

December 11th, 2014

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KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

It’s about the time of the year we bid adieu to 2014. As music director for the station, I listened to more albums from 2014 than I probably ever have any other year in Zach history. And while it was probably the weakest year in music of the decade thus far, there were still

ZJohnson

December 11th, 2014

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Live Review: mr. Gnome at Denver's Hi-Dive (11/17)

Live Review: mr. Gnome at Denver's Hi-Dive (11/17)

Mr. Gnome and I go way back. Back in my freshman year of college, their third album, Madness in Miniature, was one of the first CDs I reviewed for this radio station. Now it’s my last year and they gave me a send-off with their newest work, The Heart of a Dark Star. ...

ZJohnson

November 19th, 2014

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Interview: Young Tongue

Interview: Young Tongue

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Austin, Texas’ Young Tongue. The psychedelic indie rock group released their debut album Death Rattle last Tuesday and are currently on their first U.S. tour with Cleveland rockers Mr. Gnome. We sat down with ...

ZJohnson

November 19th, 2014

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Minus the Bear at the Marquis – Concert Review and Interview

Minus the Bear at the Marquis – Concert Review and Interview

Interview by Jackson Hindman AKA Captain Jack Right from the name you get the impression that this is a band who strives to be different in an industry of radio-friendly pop sensations. Minus the Bear has been cutting against the grain of music trends for 13 years now, with ...

Jackson Hindman

November 7th, 2014

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KCSU at CMJ 2014: The Best and Most Memorable

KCSU at CMJ 2014: The Best and Most Memorable

This last week was CMJ week in New York City, and KCSU’s own Cheyenne McCoy and Zach Johnson got the chance to go out to the Big Apple to experience the five-day event. For those unaware, CMJ sees over 1,300 (mostly up-and-coming) bands and countless industry folk ...

ZJohnson

October 30th, 2014

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Interview: Pillar Point

Interview: Pillar Point

Scott Reitherman has now been active in the music scene for over a decade, first with indie pop act Throw Me the Statue and now with his new, synth-heavy project Pillar Point. Pillar Point are currently on tour with of Montreal, opening for the flamboyant psych-pop act as ...

ZJohnson

October 15th, 2014

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Interview: Tiny Moving Parts

Interview: Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts, an emo/math rock band from the tiny town of Benson, Minnesota, are on top of the world. After self-releasing the acclaimed This Couch is Long and Full of Friendship last year, they were signed to Triple Crown Records and just put out their follow-up, ...

ZJohnson

October 4th, 2014

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