blog http://www.kcsn.org/blog/rss An Oasis Reunion On The Horizon? http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/an-oasis-reunion-on-the-horizon/ <p>Any artistic endeavor requires a great deal of passion to complete. When you work in a team, egos must be handled and emotions kept under control. We know all too well this doesn’t always happen in the music world, however one of the longest feuds may be coming to an end.</p> <p>For the first time since their breakup, <strong>Oasis</strong> appears to have an outside chance. <strong>Noel Gallagher</strong>, on tour with his group <strong>High Flying Birds</strong>, stated in recent interviews that he is open to a reunion...for a price that is. Then his brother <strong>Liam</strong>, who recently broke up his band <strong>Beady Eye</strong>, tweeted this:</p> <div align="center"> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p>Keeping it in the family...LG x <a href="http://t.co/qZeEHUKOam">pic.twitter.com/qZeEHUKOam</a></p> — Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) <a href="https://twitter.com/liamgallagher/status/576758479626567680">March 14, 2015</a></blockquote> </div> <p>So how does this compare to historical feuds? Well, the <strong>Eagles</strong> had a long running feud that broke up the most successful American rock band in history for 14 years. The disagreements were so bad that <strong>Don Henley</strong> consistently said the band would reunite when “hell freezes over”. Of course their reunion album was aptly titled <em>Hell Freezes Over</em> and the band continues to tour today.</p> <p><strong>Pink Floyd</strong>, on the other hand, could never get over their issues. <strong>Roger Waters</strong> increased his songwriting control in the group throughout the 1970’s to the point that <strong>David Gilmour</strong> received no writing credits on 1982’s <em>The Final Cut</em>. Waters left the band and attempted to keep Gilmour and <strong>Nick Mason</strong> from using the name. They reunited once since that album, however the band appears to have cut all ties after releasing last year’s outtakes album <em>The Endless River</em>.</p> <p>So what do you think? Is Oasis bound to be the next Pink Floyd? Or will they come back better than ever like the Eagles?</p> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 16:08:43 -0700 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/an-oasis-reunion-on-the-horizon/ Physical Graffiti's 40th Anniversary http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/physical-graffitis-40th-anniversary/ <div align="center"><img class="center" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage400400-LZPG-PS-300dpi-RGB-copy.jpg" alt="LZPG PS 300dpi RGB copy" width="400" height="400"></div> <p> <br>1975 was when <strong>Led Zeppelin</strong> reached their peak. Sure, their second and fourth albums receive more praise, but Zeppelin truly ruled the world in 1975. Their new label <strong>Swan Song</strong> released <strong>Bad Company</strong>’s debut platinum record the year before. All five of their albums had gone platinum and they were selling out stadiums. <strong>Earls Court</strong>, the largest venue in the UK, sold out five nights of shows, each of which would last over three hours.</p> <p>Behind Led Zeppelin’s wonderful year of 1975 was <strong><em>Physical Graffiti</em></strong>. The double album was the most expansive musically with their standard blues rock along with folk, boogie piano, new technology, and even a few Middle Eastern influenced songs. It was some of their most polished work but also one of their loosest albums with sounds from the studio between tracks, including the plane flying overhead before recording <strong>“Black Country Woman”</strong>.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/21Qc8ON5mQU?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>To celebrate the album’s 40th anniversary, <strong>Atlantic Records</strong> released a remastered deluxe version of the record. Jimmy Page beautifully remastered the record much like he did for the first five Led Zeppelin albums. The companion disc holds early versions of songs like <strong>“Houses Of The Holy”</strong> and <strong>“Trampled Underfoot”</strong>, which was originally labeled <strong>“Brandy And Coke”</strong>.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/P9uTmnQn_4c?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>More information on the remasters is available at <strong><a href="http://ledzeppelin.com" target="_blank">http://www.ledzeppelin.com</a></strong>.</p> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:03:40 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/physical-graffitis-40th-anniversary/ Guest Post - Around the Dial: A Personal Appreciation of KCSN http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/guest-post-around-the-dial-a-personal-appreciation-of-kcsn/ <div align="center"><img class="center" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/jeffhirsch2.jpg" alt="jeffhirsch2" width="220" height="228"></div> <p>I fell in love with rock music and radio at an early age. Like all great love affairs, the peaks have been exhilarating and the setbacks deeply disappointing. Eventually, I was resigned to a comfortable but passionless relationship as the years went by and radio seemed to lose all interest in me.</p> <p>Where did the excitement go? Was I, along with my follow baby boomers doomed to spend my middle age listening to the same handful of classic rock hits over and over again? Or worse, tune into the artificial, overly produced, formulaic songs of the pop divas or watered down country music hits?</p> <p>There still had to be great music out there, but it was hard to find on the dial. Here in Los Angeles, we had KCRW, a NPR affiliate that played music from 9 ‘til Noon on a show called “Morning Becomes Eclectic.” A blend of indie rock and world music, there was a lot to discover and enjoy there. It was much better than anything else on the radio, but there was only three hours of it each day and it was a bit esoteric and hit and miss for my tastes.</p> <p>Things got much more interesting for several years after Nic Harcourt took over the show. An Englishman, a one-time wannabe rocker who spent several years in Australia before discovering his calling as a DJ and music programmer in Woodstock, NY, Nic had a distinctive voice, impeccable taste and a singular talent for recognizing great music. He was the first to play bands like Nora Jones, Coldplay, David Gray, Franz Ferdinand and others.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/tO4dxvguQDk?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>He eventually gave up the grind of the morning show, but still hosted a Sunday night show for the station. Then one day he was gone completely, fired suddenly for doing a one-hour show, for no pay, on a small, public, college radio station called KCSN. I had never heard of it, but having read about his controversial firing, I made my way a bit further left on the dial to 88.5 to see what the fuss was about.</p> <p>I was fortunate to find Nic back on the air every morning, and learned that the station had brought on veteran music executive and radio personality Sky Daniels as General Manager, chief programmer and afternoon drive time DJ. He gave KCSN a distinctive sound like no other blending the thrill of discovery with the pleasures of rediscovery, something entirely different from nostalgia.</p> <p>KCSN plays a good deal of classic rock, but it’s not “Stairway To Heaven” all day every day. They’ll play The Kinks, but you’ll more than likely hear a deep cut from “The Village Green Preservation Society” instead of “Lola.” Bruce Springsteen will pop up every now and then, but you’re more likely to hear his cover of Jimmy Cliff’s “Trapped” or the very early “Incident On 57<sup>th</sup> Street” rather than “Born To Run.”  The station programs old music in a way that’s intelligent and stimulating, decidedly not mind numbing, repetitive or wistful.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lc7dmu4G8oc?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p>If those deep cuts were all they played, it would still be an improvement over everything else on the air. But now I’ve got Spotify on my iPhone, and I’m damn good at curating playlists of old and delightfully obscure songs myself.</p> <p>The greatest pleasure I derive from KCSN is the new music. It’s exhilarating to be connected to the freshness of young artists like Dawes, Real Estate, Cage The Elephant, War On Drugs, Laura Marling, Edward Sharpe &amp; The Magnetic Zeroes and Courtney Barnett.</p> <p>Maybe the thrill isn’t as intense as sneaking my transistor radio into bed as a 10-year-old to listen to the sounds of the British Invasion until I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore, or when the free-form, album oriented format of WNEW-FM emerged in the late sixties with seminal DJ’s Rosko, Jonathan Schwartz, Zacharly and Allison (The Night Bird) Steele.</p> <p>Still, hearing KCSN for the first time reminded me of a time in the late 70’s when I was back living in New York, working at my first job after grad school in an ad agency, with the dreaded disco era in full swing. One morning day I was awakened by my clock radio, tuned to WNEW-FM of course, to be mesmerized by a raw, driven sound that was kind of like my favorite 60’s garage bands on steroids. The New Wave had arrived and young guy from England named Elvis Costello rocked my world.</p> <p>It’s been a very long time since I felt that way. But thanks to KCSN, radio is as compelling as ever. </p> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:16:05 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/guest-post-around-the-dial-a-personal-appreciation-of-kcsn/ Song Similarities - Coincidence? http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/song-similarities-coincidence/ <p dir="ltr">Have you ever heard a song you could swear was based off of someone else’s work? Every once in a while a hit song seems too good to be true.</p> <p>Sam Smith had a smash hit with “Stay With Me”, but publisher’s of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “I Won’t Back Down” felt the chorus matched to closely. In this case, Sam Smith’s publisher has settled to add Petty and the song’s co-writer, ELO’s Jeff Lynne, to the songwriting credit. Smith’s rep says that the similarity was a complete coincidence. Listen to both songs below:</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/pB-5XG-DbAA?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/nvlTJrNJ5lA?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p>In some cases, these fights don’t come to an easy end and last decades. Spirit’s Randy California claimed that Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven” ripped off “Taurus”, which was released two years earlier. Last year, California’s estate sued Led Zeppelin for songwriting credits and the band has fought the accusation. Take a listen for yourself below:</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CPSkNFODVRE?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/xd8AVbwB_6E?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p>So what do you think when you hear about copyright infringement? Do you think bands intentionally take other material or is it mere coincidence?</p> <p><em><strong>UPDATE</strong></em></p> <p>So Tom Petty has weighed in on the settlement and he did it in classic Tom Petty fashion. Check out his response below:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam.  All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen.  Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by.  Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came to an agreement.  The word lawsuit was never even said and was never my intention.  And no more was to be said about it. How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.  Sam did the right thing and I have thought no more about this.  A musical accident no more no less. In these times we live in this is hardly news. I wish Sam all the best for his ongoing career. Peace and love to all.</em></p> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:56:50 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/song-similarities-coincidence/ A Visit to Hitsville USA - Motown Museum in Detroit http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/a-visit-to-hitsville-usa-motown-museum-in-detroit/ <table style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="1" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/photo2-768x1024.jpg?r" data-url="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/photo2-768x1024.jpg" data-width="400" data-height="533" data-class="left" data-thumbnail="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/photo2-768x1024.jpg?r" data-cssclass="left" height="519" width="390"></td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <p>Hoping you had a decent Thanksgiving. I was very fortunate to make a rare late November trip back to the Motor City to spend the holiday with my family. During my brief visit I made a stop at Hitsville USA, the original headquarters of Motown records on West Grand Blvd in Detroit. The building was a house that Berry Gordy Jr. converted into a recording studio and office facility. There is also an upper floor apartment that Gordy lived in, which looks like it could be the creation of a set designer from Mad Men – But it’s the real deal, even the orange sofa that Marvin Gaye used to crash on.</p> </td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <img class="alignright size-full wp-image-3301" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MotownReception.jpg" alt="MotownReception" height="276" width="388"></td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <p>The building is now operated as a museum and it is literally a time capsule into the 1960’s. Everything has been left exactly as it was, from the rolodexes which sit on the lobby desk next to the three black phones that Mary Wells and Diana Ross once answered as receptionists, down to the candy machine, still stocked with the Baby Ruth bars in slot number 4 for the 11 year old Little Stevie Wonder.</p> </td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/MotownControlRoom.jpg" alt="MotownControlRoom" height="265" width="391"></td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <p>The Studio A control room still houses the board and tape machines that all of the great Motown music we know and love once passed through. The floor under the console where the producers and engineers sat has holes where the tile and wood beneath have been worn through from the stomping of feet and tapping of toes.</p> </td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <img class="alignright wp-image-3326 size-medium" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Stevie-Wonder-in-session-with-the-Funk-Brothers-inside-Motowns-Snakepit-in-1967-300x235.jpg" alt="Stevie-Wonder-in-session-with-the-Funk-Brothers-inside-Motowns-Snakepit-in-1967" height="303" width="387"></td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <p>Stepping down into the main studio room, I was overcome with a deep reverence for the enormous spirits who had created such timeless, universal magic in that small space.</p> <p>Everything was exactly as it was, including the mic cables hanging down from the ceiling, the headphones the artists had worn, and the hook where they had hung their coat in the winter.</p> </td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <img class="alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-3325" style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="http://www.mrshovel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/bilde-150x150.jpg" alt="bilde" height="208" width="208"></td> </tr><tr><td valign="top" width="396"> <p> </p> <p>The 1877 Steinway concert grand piano had recently been restored thanks to a generous donation from Paul McCartney after he had visited the studio and taken the same tour.</p> <p>Brian Ray, long time guitarist for McCartney saw this picture I had posted on Facebook and he offered this tid-bit about the restoration,</p> <p>“…nice touch, huh? I was standing next to Paul when he asked if he could play the piano and they said, “no it needs restoration and is unplayable” w plexiglass over the keys. Paul got a gleam in his eye and later asked what we thought of gifting them with true restoration in NYC.. I hope it is played and enjoyed. B”</p> <p>I am so extremely grateful for having the opportunity to visit this mecca of American music. These rooms, small, basic and simple would be nothing without the creative expression of the songwriters, musicians, producers and performers who poured themselves into the records that will stand forever as a testament to their greatness.</p> <p>If you're ever in the Motor City, do yourself a favor and visit this hallowed ground.</p> <p> -Mr. Shovel</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><br> </p> <p style="text-align: center;"> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:00:20 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/a-visit-to-hitsville-usa-motown-museum-in-detroit/ My Dream Concert for 2014 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/robert-hilburn/my-dream-concert-for-2014/ <p>One frequent question during my 35 years as pop critic at the Los Angeles Times was, "What's your favorite concert ever?"</p> <p>And I always had a hard time answering it because I saw an average of 100 concerts a year during that time, and there were so many magical moments each year.</p> <p>The shows that usually came to mind landmark performances by such varied figures as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Prince, U2 and the White Stripes.</p> <p>Yet I was never able to boil it down to a single favorite show.</p> <p>It’s much easier answering this question: “What concert are you most looking forward to seeing this year?"</p> <p>My choice, by far, is the Oct. 5 pairing at the Greek Theater of two of my favorite singer-songwriters ever: John Prine and Conor Oberst.</p> <hr><p>John’s self-titled debut album was a classic the moment it hit the shelves in the early 1970s—songs filled with convincing portraits of people caught in various stages of joy, acceptance and despair. I was so hooked that I went around for months quoting the lyrics—lines like these from “Sam Stone,” a song about a child’s horror at seeing his father return home from Vietnam combat with a heroin habit:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>There’s a hole in daddy’s arm, where all the money goes.</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>Jesus Christ died for nothin, I suppose.</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>In a sweeping change of pace, John, 24, wrote with equal empathy about the way old people are often shunned aside in a youth-obsessed culture. In “Hello in There,” he wrote:</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>You know that old trees just grow stronger,</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>And old rivers grow wilder every day.</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>But old people just grow lonesome,</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello."</em></p> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Sl9ZkYViEIs?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p>More than 30 years later, Conor’s “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning” album—which he released under the group name Bright Eyes--hit with similar force. Conor, who had been making records in his native Omaha since his teens, was also 24 and his best songs conveyed an innocence and intelligence that enabled him to see the world with fresh and fearless eyes. He weaved his findings into intimate songs whose melodies are as timeless as a hymnal and whose images are hauntingly poetic.</p> <p>In “Lua,” one of my favorites Conor spoke about a night in New York with a girl who was moving close to the edge—a gripping reflection on the sometimes recklessness of youth:</p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>I got a flask inside my pocket</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>We can share it on the train</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>And if you promise to stay conscious</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>I will try and do the same.</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>We might die from medication</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>But we sure kill all the pain.</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>What was normal in the evening</em></p> <p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em>By the morning seems insane.</em></p> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/5aZh261KZWI?rel=0" width="420" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe> </div> <p>Conor’s latest album, “Upside Down Mountain,” released this spring under his own name, is his finest collection since “I’m Wide Awake,” which makes his Greek appearance doubly appealing.</p> <hr><p>Being a fan of both artists, I was delighted during Conor’s show in 2007 the El Rey Theatre when he sang a song that was blessed with so many of the same warm, human touches that made his work so compelling that most people in the theater figured it was one of his new songs. It was in fact “Crazy as a Loon,” a Prine song, about a man who keeps blaming the rest of the world for his problems. It was thrilling to have these two generations of songwriters joined however briefly.</p> <p>By sharing the bill for the first time ever in Los Angeles, the link between Prine and Oberst will be more notable at the Greek, and the results should be more thrilling.</p> <hr><p>Tickets on sale now at <a href="http://www.greektheatrela.com/events/event_details.asp?id=2863">Greek Theatre's website</a>.</p> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:20:38 -0700 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/robert-hilburn/my-dream-concert-for-2014/ CALIFORNIA CONVERGENCE http://www.kcsn.org/blog/sky-daniels/california-convergence/ <div align="center"><img class="center" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/The-FabForum.jpg" alt="The FabForum" width="300" height="182"></div> <p class="p1">It may seem fitting, or perhaps, ironic, that Beck has released “Blue Moon”, the first track from his self-proclaimed  new album of "California music…the songs are coming out of a California tradition. I'm hearing the Byrds, Crosby Stills and Nash, Gram Parsons, Neil Young – the bigger idea of what that sound is to me." During the heralded launch of the renovated Forum with a six night stand by The Eagles. </p> <p>Beck has held province as cutting-edge stalwart since his first release. As he examines the history of ‘California rock’ in his forthcoming record “Morning Phase”, The Eagles are documenting it in their concerts at The Forum. </p> <p>Industry pundit, Bob Lefsetz, in one of his more sincere proclamations, reveled, “Take the 405 to Manchester. Or La Cienega from downtown. Southward as you go. Because five more times this month the biggest band in Southern California history, in American history, is demonstrating what it was once like. When we were addicted to the radio, when going to the record store was a pilgrimage as important as a trip to Mecca or Jerusalem. When we couldn't wait to get home and break the shrinkwrap and hear what our favorites had to say.” </p> <p>When it was announced that The Forum would re-open, it was destiny that The Eagles would be the choice to revive this great Los Angeles institution. Irving Azoff, their manager and long-time Svengali, has a considerable financial interest in the building.  But, after witnessing one of their opening nights concerts, only a cynic would focus on finance, rather than the romance of the event. </p> <p>Everything you may have heard about the renovated facility seemed accurate to me. The sound was impeccable, the gigantic 4K screens were dynamic, the seats plush, and, yeah, the beers still cost a car payment.  The Forum’s walls are covered with celebratory photos of all the legendary acts that played the hallowed hall. </p> <p>The Eagles understood that history, and how it is entwined with their own, in their performance. Starting out with just Glenn Frey and Don Henley sitting on amps, they reminisced about their own ‘long road to Eden’.  Subsequently, each member of the band gradually made their way to the stage. At times, augmented by long-standing sidemen, they delivered stunning eight-part harmonies on a list of their most memorable compositions.  The Forum’s new sound system was integral to hearing those amazing vocals. </p> <p>The Eagles, like Beck,  paid homage to their own heroes, citing Linda Ronstadt, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Beach Boys, Jackson Browne, and, yes, The Byrds, as they took us all back to a time when  ‘the California sound’ was being birthed.   My own memories of those days seemed to have been perfectly stored, not only in my mind, but in that “Fabulous’ hall…</p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:40:46 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/sky-daniels/california-convergence/ "Christmas in LA" with Owen Wilson & Harry Dean Stanton & The Killers http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/christmasinla/ <p>For those of us who know the joy of experiencing Christmas in Los Angeles, this video will hit home.</p> <p>This collaboration between The Killers and Dawes is an instant LA Holiday classic!</p> <p>To top it off, this video stars Harry Dean Stanton and Owen Wilson, epitomising the holidays in Hollywood.</p> <p>Enjoy this worthwhile LA Christmas gem.</p> <p> </p> <p>Happy Holidays!</p> <p>Shovel</p> <p> </p> <p><object bgcolor="#000000" data="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=USUV71302719&amp;playlist=false&amp;autoplay=0&amp;playerId=null&amp;playerType=embedded&amp;env=0&amp;cultureName=en_us&amp;cultureIsRTL=False" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="575" height="324"><param name="wmode" value="transparent"><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always"><param name="src" value="http://videoplayer.vevo.com/embed/Embedded?videoId=USUV71302719&amp;playlist=false&amp;autoplay=0&amp;playerId=null&amp;playerType=embedded&amp;env=0&amp;cultureName=en_us&amp;cultureIsRTL=False"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true"><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></object></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 12:46:31 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/christmasinla/ Nightmare AIr, The Foreign Resort, Light FM http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/nightmare-air-the-foreign-resort-light-fm/ <p style="text-align: justify;">KCSN is happy to be presenting this line-up on Nov. 20 at Loaded in Hollywood. On the bill are two of our local faves and a great band from Denmark.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"> If you listen to City of Night (Sat. 7-10pm)  you probably have heard Nightmare Air (featuring Dave Dupuis of Film School), who were one of our headliners at Tarfest this past September. Their latest album "High in the Lasers" is one of my favorites of the year.</p> <div align="center">[embed width=480 height=270 class=left thumbnail=http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/HKwpsb1kH8A/hqdefault.jpg?r]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKwpsb1kH8A[/embed]</div> <p style="text-align: justify;">Also on the bill is long time Shovel faves Light FM, who've just released their new album "Voices in My Head".  Below is a fun video we made together a couple of years ago for their song "Mercy". </p> <p><iframe style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/26972941?byline=0&amp;portrait=0" frameborder="0" height="339" width="460"></iframe></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">Nightmare Air is putting on this show in order to play with their past European tourmates The Foreign Resort, from Denmark. Enjoy the video below and then join us at the show November 20th. Det bliver rasende hyggeligt!!!</p> <div align="center">[embed width=459 height=344 class=left thumbnail=http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/p01g13IasAQ/hqdefault.jpg?r]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p01g13IasAQ[/embed]</div> <p> </p> <div align="center"><img style="display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage458706-1146654-10152011304824769-641095200-n.jpg" alt="1146654 10152011304824769 641095200 n" height="706" width="458"></div> <p> </p> <p> </p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 12:49:44 -0800 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/nightmare-air-the-foreign-resort-light-fm/ Lots of In-studio performances happening http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/lots-of-in-studio-performances-happening/ <table style="width: 392px; height: 66px;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td>Taking a look at our calandar this week, we have a bunch of really great in-studio performances scheduled so I want to make sure we give you a heads up so you can tune in and hear them live. Here's a quick rundown:</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <table style="float: left; width: 345px; height: 98px;" align="center" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img class="left" style="float: left;" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage383282-37278a.jpg" alt="37278a" height="282" width="383"></td> </tr><tr><td>Tomorrow (Tuesday 10/8) <strong>Tom Odell</strong> joins Nic Harcourt in the 10am hour. I had a chance to see Tom play at our radio convention in Boulder in August. Wow, what a great performance. Looking forward to that one.</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <table style="width: 463px; height: 288px;" align="right" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img class="left" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage455258-03.jpg" alt="03" height="258" width="455"></td> </tr><tr><td>In the afternoon tomorrow, <strong>Lissie</strong> will be chatting and performing live with Sky Daniels in the 3:00pm hour. Lissie was one of our headliners for the 88.5 KCSN SXSW Official Radio Day Stage Showcae this past March. She'll be here to play songs from her new album "Back To Forever".</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <table style="width: 138px; height: 83px;" align="left" border="0"><tbody><tr><td><img class="left" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage384288-Gogol-Bordello-at-the-Aggie-Theatre-Fort-Collins-Colorado-1.jpg" alt="Gogol Bordello at the Aggie Theatre Fort Collins Colorado 1" height="288" width="384"></td> </tr><tr><td>We're very excited that Wednesday morning 10/9, Nic Harcourt will play host to <strong>Gogol Bordello</strong> in studio in the 10am hour. It's always a fun time with Eugene and the gang, with great music and entertaining anectdotes.</td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <table style="width: 485px; height: 56px;" align="center" border="0"><tbody><tr><td>Wednesday afternoon <strong>Vance Joy</strong> will vist Sky Daniels for an in-studio performance, and Thursday Sky will be joined by <strong>Unlikely Candidates</strong>.</td> </tr></tbody></table><table style="float: right; width: 392px; height: 38px;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: left;"><img class="left" title="" src="http://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/Alex+Ebert+Qwsk2CNMN5Bm2.jpg" alt="Alex+Ebert+Qwsk2CNMN5Bm2" height="329" width="494"></td> </tr><tr><td style="text-align: left;">Next week we have <strong>The Head &amp; The Heart</strong>, and <strong>Alex Ebert</strong> from <strong>Edward Sharpe</strong> will stop by</td> </tr></tbody></table><p style="text-align: left;"> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <table style="width: 454px; height: 36px;" border="0"><tbody><tr><td> </td> </tr><tr><td><br><p>d!</p> </td> </tr></tbody></table><p> </p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:35:53 -0700 http://www.kcsn.org/blog/mark-shovel/lots-of-in-studio-performances-happening/