Dear world, We’ve had a kickass year here at KOXY. Endless thanks to Hip Hatchet, Titus Andronicus, Ceremony, Le Cos, Manhattan Murder Mystery, Bastidas!, Luna Is Honey, The Silver Lake Chorus, !!!, Vice Cooler, Teenage Sweater, Aftergloam, Kristoff Krane, Peaceful Antelopus, Rounak Maiti, Warmm, Campus Security, Simian Pillage, Airborn, The Shifty Wumbologists, Captain Crabby & [...]
MC Illogic and beat-maker Blockhead have teamed up for “Capture the Sun,” and an incredible roster of rappers join them on the album. Indie rap supporters and rappers keep saying how it’s the album of the year. One full listen through, and I think I agree. As a major major Atmosphere fan though, I wish [...]
Remember when Macklemore & Ryan Lewis tore it up at Springfest? Remember those rad dudes called Brothers From Another who opened the show? Well, KOXY’s own DJ Quaff Nemesis and DJ Honey Bunches of Coats from the acclaimed radio show The Underground Sound sat down with them in the KOXY studio before their performance! Listen [...]
So about two weeks ago, Beyoncé Queen Of Mortals released a new single entitled “Bow Down / I Been On” on her Soundcloud. If you haven’t heard it, it’s worth checking out. It’s a really interesting song, and it has been the target of much criticism both for its style and its substance. Old-guard Queen [...]
Watch a documentary-music video! Apparently (according to their Wiki-page), their band name has “nothing to do with Django Reinhardt”… huh. Here’s a Django Reinhardt video anyway!
The amazing style of José González in the form of Junip keeps getting AMAZINGER.
First off, if you haven’t been yet, go to the Center for the Arts. It’s only a few blocks up from campus- a 15 minute walk to Colorado. AND there are numerous music events there every week, spanning from Brazilian dance parties to local doom metal acts, and everything in between. This past monday, however, [...]
This morning I awoke to the news that Phoenix had released a new single and lyric video, accompanying artwork, and an album track list for their forthcoming album Bankrupt! Needless to say, this Monday is off to a roaring start. What do you think of the song?
British electronic musician James Blake is back with a new album Overgrown – out on April 8th – and an eerie, beautiful video for the single “Retrograde.” Check it out below!
I recently interviewed singer/songwriter Jeremy Murphy on the phone. He’s from Newfoundland, but currently working in Portland, Oregon. It was super fun! Check out the interview, and then check out his album, which you can download for free at his Bandcamp page! Jeremy Murphy Interview (12:58) -AV
Tuesdays are always the busiest days of the week for me, at least mentally. Don’t know why that is. But I think this song was created for that Tuesday afternoon feeling. Tuesday isn’t so bad. LP
Last night the Sasquatch ’13 lineup was announced, and with Coachella announcing their lineuplast week, we now have some fun opportunities to compare! Here’s what I have to say about these lineups. Warning: this might get controversial. AV http://theendgroove.blogspot.com/2013/02/spring-festival-lineups.html#more
Now you can! KOXY is now accepting applications for Spring radio shows! Interested in playing your music or speaking your mind on the air? Then join us! We welcome and encourage all types of radio shows. Here is the link to the application (accessible only to Oxy people), return it to Allan Van Vliet at [...]
My colleagues have been posting quite a bit recently about their favorite songs or music videos of the year. As I am a musical Luddite who is just as happy to listen to Skrillex as to Beethoven, I’ve decided not to do that. What I will do is put up a few tips and tricks to improve [...]
FDK, of BBE (Blue Bottle Entertainment) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJgKpCoek6o Dienasty, of BBE Ramshackle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tW9ySA5Tz0E 420 Dank Crew https://soundcloud.com/420-dank-crew Killstreak http://killstreak.bandcamp.com/track/collateral-damage-ft-guante Tyler Ollanik -SW
Flying Lotus – Until the Quiet Comes (Kahlil Joseph) David Byrne & St. Vincent – Who (Martin de Thurah) The Shins – Simple Song (DANIELS) Spoek Mathambo – Control (Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary) SPOEK MATHAMBO – CONTROL from spoek mathambo on Vimeo. Willow – Sweater (Filip Sterckx) Willow – Sweater from Filip Sterckx on [...]
It was a good year. All links lead to video or audio, some of which may be NSFW. Be warned. Top 20 Albums of the Year (in ascending numerical order): 20. The Walkmen-Heaven [Sub Pop] 19. David Byrne & St. Vincent-Love This Giant [4AD] 18. Merchandise-Children Of Desire [Katorga Works] 17. Menomena-Moms [Barsuk] 16. Cloud [...]
My favorite shows I went to! DEATH GRIPS at the Echoplex! The Lions at Eagle Rock Music Fest! Every artist at the Stones Throw stage at ERMF! Joyce Manor + ACxDC at the Center for the Arts! Luna is Honey + Fantastica Bastidas! In THE COOLER! Music I listened to a lot! 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUyiMSEwRaI 2. [...]
I tend to find songs that I like and latch onto them like a gila monster with lockjaw. Much of what I listen to over the course of any given year is played into the ground until I’m so tired of it I won’t listen to it for a couple of years. However, there are [...]
2012 has officially ended, so now it’s time to look back on it. Here’s my recap, posted to The End Groove blog. I rank a bunch of albums and artists in a bunch of categories, including a top-20 albums of the year. Here’s half of that top twenty to entice you: 20. Warrior – Ke$ha 19. Allen [...]
Here’s a spin on a end-of-the-year list. I’m not going to make it a secret that in the past year of life my bar-hopping career has substantiated and flourished and I fashion myself a bar connoisseur now. Actually, once I graduate Occidental with my Comparative Literature degree, I plan to find a bar that will let [...]
This is going to end up being one of my favorite music videos of the year. The Black Keys and RZA collaborate on this song for the soundtrack for RZA’s new film The Man With The Iron Fists (out Nov. 2). The style and production bring back memories of the BlakRoc album (on which the [...]
Daughter – \"Youth\" Daughter is an English band that recently signed with 4AD. They make some really incredible music. They’ve released their first official single through the label, but before that they released two EPs independently (2011). One of those included this song “Youth,” which is here performed live in-studio. This is a really wonderful [...]