Listeria AKA Yearendingitis 2012


Here’s KUOI’s Best of 2012 lists.  Enjoy!

Common People

1. Crocodiles “Endless Flowers”
2. King Tuff “King Tuff”
3. Toy “Toy”
4. Divine Fits “A Thing Called Divine Fits”
5. Brian Jonestown Massacre “Aufheben”
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Photos – Is/Is

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Photos taken by KUOI DJ Kentaro.

DJ Kentaro went to PDX this weekend and caught Is/Is at a house show.  Check out the photos!
Kentaro also went to Black Bananas and Kurt Vile show the next day, but lighting was minimal and flashes weren’t allowed.  On the bright side (haha), Is/Is was at the show!  Cool!  And then Jules and Sandy from the Dum Dum Girls were at the Kurt Vile after party!  Whoaa!
Is/Is’ new album ‘III’ is on the New Music Shelf.  Request it!  208.885.6392

Photos – Acid Mothers Temple

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Photos by KUOI Program Director Kentaro.

PD Kentaro, Confinement Loaf, and DJ HSBND went to Spokane on April 19th to check out Space Moovies, Hooves, and Acid Mothers Temple & the Melting Paraiso U.F.O. at Object Space.  Here are the photos!

Acid Mothers Temple’s new album “Son of a Bitches Brew” is on the New Music Shelf.  Request it!  208.885.6392

Photos – White Mystery and The Coathangers

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Program Director Kentaro went up to Spokane to catch White Mystery and The Coathangers at Mootsy’s.  Here are the photos!

White Mystery’s self-titled debut and “Blood & Venom” album are on the New Music Shelf.  Request them!  208.885.6392

Interview – Blixa Bargeld

Photo by KUOI Program Director Kentaro Murai.  Taken at The Old Church, Portland, OR on February 3, 2006.

Here’s an interview that KUOI Program Director Kentaro did with Einsturzende Neubauten frontman and former Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds guitarist Blixa Bargeld in Seattle in 2007.  Enjoy!

Show Review – Wilco @ INB PAC

by DJ Nae, Co-Host of Common People

Best known for their heavily influential album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco exemplifies the genre of Alt-country but also takes it to a weird place. This is all conveyed from the view of fan-girl that idolized the group during her most musically influential years. After a confusing latter chapter of the bands career (see post A Ghost is Born years), I had not paid attention to their newest release. Sky Blue Sky, featured in various car adverts, marked a decline that would culminate in a self-titled album that even Wilco super-fans didn’t really like. You really have to take a moment to reflect when you’re buying the newest album of your indie-heroes in a Starbucks, even if they have been on a major label for years. Yet, the new album The Whole Love marked a regression to what worked for the band. With a re-sparked interest and a tiny grudge against ticket prices, I headed to Spokane on February 6th to witness a band that I had once idolized age gracefully before my eyes.

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