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Interview: Diners

IMG_2672 Lead by Tyler Broderick, Diners is a pop rock band from Pheonix, Arizona. Coming fresh off of a west coast tour promoting their latest record "Always Room", we had the chance to speak with Tyler about talk shows, diners, recording albums, and the first guitar riff...

Album Review: Dude Incredible – Shellac

shellac [LISTEN] [Label: Touch & Go Records] [Date Released: September 16, 2014] [Genre: Noise Rock /Math Rock / Hardcore] Shellac is a band with a very narrow focus. They are a three piece featuring Steve Albini, a famous producer, on guitar and vocals, and churn out tight, mathematically precise...

12 Daze of Christmas: A Short Guide to Eclectic Holiday Music

holiday card   Despite a suspected need to intravenously inject holly and tinsel from a bright candy cane- colored syringe as prompted by flood of Christmas spirit burning ever since Halloween in the worst cases, it’s always possible to tone things down. Not to say that 24/7 broadcasts of...

Review: KDVS DJs’ favorite release of 2014

2014

Towards the end of the year we asked several KDVS DJs about their favorite release of 2014. In no particular order, here is the list accompanied with a few words from a few KDVS DJs.

Show Review: San Jose chiptune takes The Colony (Slime Girls, Yulia, Bad Future, Shoujo Kitten, Little Tents @ the Colony 12/6/14)

DSC_1189 After some awkward attempts to navigate the otherwise barren streets surrounding the venue, my friend and I got there at 8 thinking we would arrive well into the hefty five-band lineup. As far as we could tell, they hadn’t even done a sound-check yet. Amps and instruments...

Interview: Joe Pickett (Found Footage Festival)

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Curators Joe Pickett (left) and Nick Prueher introduce a VHS clip at a Found Footage Festival show in Milwaukee. Photo by Erik Ljung.
 
The Found Footage Festival is a touring show in which comedians and curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher show bizarre and humorous...

Album Review: Primitive and Deadly – EARTH

0003333087_10 [LISTEN] [Label: Southern Lord] [Date Released: September 2, 2014] [Genre: Experimental / Doom Metal / Drone] Tones bright as bells ringing in a hazy distance comfort as the path winds down from the mountain into the valley dark below. Sonic glory. On...

Album Review: Les Sins – Michael

ad31ff04 [LISTEN] [Label: Company Records] [Date Released: November 4, 2014] [Genre: Electronic / Dance] This month marks the release of Chaz Bundick’s first full-length album under the title Les Sins. Although he has been quietly releasing music under this name for the past four years, this is the first...

Show Review: Mac Demarco @ Rio Theatre 11/14/14

IMG_6800 First of all, I’ve always liked Mac Demarco’s song writing from the first time I heard his sophomore album “2.” There’s a sort of sentimental quality to his songs that is at once nostalgic for the times when music was purely about emotion rather than stoic or...

Album Review: Pom Pom – Ariel Pink

535_c_w_450_h_450 [LISTEN]   [Label:4 AD] [Date Released: November 17, 2014] [Genre: Lo-Fi, Indie Pop,Synth Pop ] Every realm of music can call to mind a certain oddball character—a court jester or sound clown that helps round out the soundscape by mixing in a healthy dose of eccentricity and irreverence...
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