earbender featured Playlist #8: KUCI Irvine

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KUCI at the University of California in Irvine has been a friend of mine since the 80s, when their legendary music director Hilaire Brosio helped bring them to national prominence, as one of the 35 “Gavin Alternative Reporters.” Since then, he and several folks from there have gone on to careers in the business (Chris Carey, Todd Sievers, Hillary Schmidt and probably a few more too).

One of my favorite things about the station is really about the UCI campus: many scenes in Conquest for the Planet of the Apes were filmed at the school, which had a “futuristic” look at the time.   Maybe not so much now, but as you can see below, there is a lot of vitality to the radio station, even without including their current playlist. Shout out to my friend Big Jim, who does a great reggae show on Wednesday mornings.

Please check out KUCI’s Newsletter, and the links therein. They have a great station site at KUCI.org, loaded with info and music.

KUCI.org 88.9FM Email Newsletter
(orange county underground radio)
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Hello friends,

You might have noticed something a little odd about this edition of
the newsletter, namely the addition of LL Cool J in the subject line.
Rest easy: this isn’t a drastic shift in KUCI’s music policy. Mr. Cool
J’s quite famous (from what I’m told), and he certainly doesn’t need
our help spinning his music. No, that attention is still firmly placed
with the best artists and genres rarely heard anywhere else.

That being said, want to go see LL Cool J? He’s performing at Club
Nokia this Friday, and we’d love to send you and a guest to see him.
Enter to win here: http://tinyurl.com/kuci-llcoolj .

Also, the Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour kicks off this Saturday at the
Hollywood Palladium, featuring Thursday, Four Year Strong, Bring Me
the Horizon, Pierce the Veil, and Cancer Bats. You guessed it – we’re
giving away tickets to that as well; consider it a last minute V-Day
present from us. Enter to win here:
http://tinyurl.com/kuci-tasteofchaos .

… there’s more, but you’ll have to wait until next week. Why spoil
the surprise?

On to the news!

* * * * THIS WEEK ON KUCI * * * *

* * * * Live Music * * * *
Hong Kong Six – rock / pop / indie
Will Crum – indie / folk / rock
on “Press Pass Music” (Thursday February 12, Noon – 2pm)
http://www.kuci.org/presspass

The Shape of the Earth – acoustic / indie rock
on “The Sound Session” (Thursday February 12, 8 – 10pm)
http://soundsessionradio.blogspot.com

Yellow Red Sparks – zouk / acoustic / black metal
The New Limb – indie / rock
on “Press Pass Music” (Thursday February 19, Noon – 2pm)
http://www.kuci.org/presspass

Shiloe – indie rock / experimental
on “The Sound Session” (Thursday February 19, 8 – 10pm)
http://soundsessionradio.blogspot.com

The Baci Galoopis – garage / rock / punk
(Members of The Trashwomen / The Bobbyteens / Supercharger)
on “Trash-O-Matic Garbage A-Go-Go” (Sunday February 22, 8 – 10pm)
http://www.myspace.com/trashomatic

The Union Line – soul / roots / rock
HoneyPie – alternative / indie / folk
on “Press Pass Music” (Thursday February 26, Noon – 2pm)
http://www.kuci.org/presspass

For more upcoming performances, visit kuci.org .

* * * * Interviews * * * *
If you ever miss an interview, check out kuci.org/talk for more
information and podcasts!

Susie Vanderlip – author of “52 Ways to Protect Your Teen”
on “Privacy Piracy” (Wednesday February 11, 5 – 6pm)
http://www.kuci.org/privacypiracy

R.O. Manse – of “R.O.Magic: The Best of R.O. Manse”
on “Naked Comedy” (Thursday February 12, Midnight – 2am)
http://www.myspace.com/nakedcomedy

Tracie Medieros, Natalie Newton, Mani Dhaliwal – from the UCI
production of “The Vagina Monologues”
on “Subversity” (Monday February 16, 9 – 10am)
http://kuci.org/subversity

Rose George – author of “The Big Necessity: The Unmentionable World of
Human Waste and Why It Matters”
on “Weekly Signals” (Tuesday February 17, 8 – 9am)
http://www.weeklysignals.com

Morgan Dews – director of “Must Read After My Death”
on “filmschool” (Tuesday February 17, 9 – 10am)
http://www.kuci.org/filmschool

* * * * Sports * * * *
Men’s Basketball vs. UC Davis
Thursday February 12, 7pm

Women’s Basketball vs. Pacific
Saturday February 14, 4pm

Men’s Basketball vs. Pacific
Saturday February 14, 7pm

* * * * KUCI RPM Top 5 * * * *
Week ending 2/8/2009
1) Sideshow – Sideshow Presents: Admit One (Aus)
2) Various Artists – Ubiquity White Label (Ubiquity)
3) Ladyhawke – Ladyhawke (Modular)
4) DJ Sun – Para [EP] (Alternate Take)
5) Mr. Chop – Lightworlds (Now-Again)

For the cumulative Top 30 visit http://www.kuci.org/show_feature.cgi?id=840

* * * * New in the KUCI Library * * * *
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 – Goodnight Oslo (Yep Roc)
This is one of those dudes who any self-respecting music dude should
be totally knowledgeable about (I am not). He is a singer-songwriter
who buddies up with some REMites on this release. Classy story-songs
with all the hooky sorta dark almost-power-pop you might expect.

Blurb by Sam Farzin, Music Director
For more blurbs visit http://www.kuci.org/show_feature.cgi?id=837

As always, thanks for reading and thanks for listening.

Cheers,

Chris Austin ([dj] The Doctor) and The KUCI People

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