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Featured Article 2014-07-24 11:49:24
New in the KUCI Punk Library
July 24, 2014
by: Tommy DeSilva

Handguns – Life Lessons - [Pure Noise Records]
Handguns are a 5 piece Pop Punk band from Harrisburg, PA. After taking a couple of years off from the studio, Handguns have returned stronger than ever with their latest release Life Lessons, whi...

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Featured Article 2014-07-07 08:27:44
New in the KUCI Punk Library
July 7, 2014
by: Tommy DeSilva

Heart To Heart - Dulce - [Purenoise Records]
Heart To Heart is a 5 piece hardcore/punk band from Pismo Beach, CA. After completing an extensive touring schedule, Heart To Heart decided to finally get back into the studio where they recorded th...

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Featured Article 2014-06-27 13:16:00
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
June 27, 2014
by: Jarret Lovell

Rafter - It's Reggae - (Asthmatic Kitty)
"Rafter" is the artist name for Rafter Roberts, an artist with the hip label Asthmatic Kitty. Unfortunately, that's about all I can tell you about this individual, except that he strikes me as a Shawn ...

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Featured Article 2014-06-20 15:38:30
New in the KUCI Punk Library
by: Tommy DeSilva

Makthaverskan - II - [Run For Cover Records] **Re-Release
Makthaverskan are a 5 piece Garage Punk/Post-Punk band from Sweden. After obtaining a large underground following, Makthaverskan was signed to Run For Cover Records, who decided to re-re...

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Featured Article 2014-06-10 09:55:42
New in the KUCI Afro Jazz, Soul, Reggae Library
June 10, 2014
by: Jarret Lovell

Tribal Seeds - Representing - (Tribal Seeds Music): From San Diego, Tribal Seeds are the band to watch, for they will certainly be the next big thing in reggae - if they aren't already. Their sound is smooth, rootsy, dubby, authentic. No gimmicks...

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Featured Article 2014-05-29 17:26:19
New in the KUCI Punk Library
May 29, 2014
by: Tommy DeSilva

Only Crime – Pursuance – [Rise Records]
Only Crime is a 5 piece Melodic Hardcore band that features well-known punk rockers Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Bill Stevenson (The Descendents/ALL/Black Flag), and Aaron Dalbec (Bane). After taking ...

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Featured Article 2014-05-12 09:32:03
New in the KUCI Goth Library
May 12, 2014
by: Valerie

AMBASSADOR21 - Riot Generation - (A21 Records/Restroom Records)
The Belarusian duo hits you hard in the face with their latest onslaught against the corrupt systems in place in the world. They fuse hardcore with the industrial noise that keeps ...

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Featured Article 2014-04-14 17:39:58
New in the KUCI Punk Library
by: Tommy DeSilva

Off! – Wasted Years – [Vice Records]
Off! is a 4 piece Punk Rock supergroup based out of Los Angeles, CA featuring Keith Morris (Circle Jerks/Black Flag/Flag) on vocals, Dimitri Coats (Burning Brides) on guitar, Steven McDonald (Redd Kross)...

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Featured Article 2014-03-25 12:34:04
New in the KUCI Jazz Library
March 28, 2014
by: Hobert Taylor

Clotilde Rullaud - In Extremis - Self Released
A French Sarah Vaughn mezzo-soprano with exquisite taste in musicians, Rulland dips her toes in various jazz sub genres like bop, African, Brazilian, breezy waltzes etc. with stunning succe...

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Featured Article 2014-03-12 20:49:57
New in the KUCI World, Folk, Country & Experimental Library
by: Hobart Taylor

The Blushin' Roulettes - Old Mill Sessions - Self Released
Angie Heimann is a wonderful song-writer with a powerful quaver in her pipes, and with her compadre Cas Sohacki they make jazzy folk and folky jazz. Recorded in beautiful Mendocino ...

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Featured Article 2014-02-21 12:16:11
New in the KUCI Jazz and World Library
February 20, 2014
by: Hobart Taylor

Sax Ruins - Blimmgauss Ipecac Records
Wow. Tatsuya Yoshida percussion, Ryoko Ono, saxes and flute. Ur Zappa....multi-dubbed saxes and percussion played in warp drive with more notes per second than snowflakes on a Minneapolis roof. All ext...

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Featured Article 2014-02-09 16:32:34
New in the KUCI Folk, County, Americana Library
February 9, 2014
by: Hobart Taylor

Driftwood - Driftwood (Driftwood)
Every once in a while a band is fully formed, complete. This is as good as it gets in the nether world of songwriterly charm. precision picking, and earnest vocalization. Every song is a marvel. You could ...

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Featured Article 2014-02-02 09:50:34
New in the KUCI Punk Library
February 1, 2014
by: Tommy DeSilva

Epicycle – You’re Not Gonna Get It: 1978 – ’81 [Compilation] – [Hozac Records]
Epicycle is a 4 piece Punk band from Chicago that was a prominent force in the punk rock scene during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. Although the b...

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Featured Article 2013-12-29 16:05:17
New in the KUCI Punk Library
January 17, 2103
by: Tommy DeSilva

Backtrack – Lost in Life – [Bridge 9 Records]
Backtrack is a 5 piece Hardcore band from Long Island, NY. Their new album, Lost in Life marks the band’s first new release in 3 years as well as their first release on Bridge 9 records. Lost...

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Featured Article 2013-12-18 19:55:04
New in the KUCI Funk/Soul Library
December 18, 2013
by: Sean Ziebarth

Eccentric Soul: The Nickel and Penny Labels [various artists]
24 smooth jams from the Chicago soul scene circa '68-'72. From the driving grooves of Jerry Townes' "You are my Sunshine" to the poppy R&B sounds of Voices the range of soul styles ...

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Featured Article 2013-12-10 10:41:13
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
December 10, 2013
by: Jarret Lovell

The Scientist Meets Ted Sirota's Heavyweight Dub (Liberated Zone Records)
Whether you enjoy your dub straight up, or with a little electronic twist, the name Scientist is now legendary. Along with Lee "Scratch" Perry and mentor King Tubby, Ov...

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Featured Article 2013-12-03 09:15:49
New in the KUCI Punk Library
December 3, 2013
by: Tommy DeSilva

Polar Bear Club –Death Chorus – [Rise Records]
Polar Bear Club is a five piece Post-Hardcore/Pop Punk band from Rochester, NY. On their new full length album Death Chorus, the band shows a major transition in their sound, contributed mostly...

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Featured Article 2013-11-29 13:28:22
New in the KUCI Experimental Library
November 29, 2013
by: DJ Pizzazz

You may ask yourself, "what is experimental music?" I might have to ask you that at some point, too. In the meantime, these full-digital compact discs have been added to the library. Enjoy:

Chris Forsyth - Solar Motel [[Paradise of ...

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Featured Article 2013-11-25 18:08:56
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
November 25, 2013
by: Chris Rigney

Russian Circles "Memorial" [Sargent House]
These post-rock instrumentalists from Chicago return with another great offering with a hint of shoegaze. The new album is both haunting and heavy, which both fit with the album title. Although they...

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Featured Article 2013-11-19 10:03:01
New in the KUCI Americana, Country, and Jazz Library
November 19, 2013
by: Hobart Taylor

Kal - Romology - Arc Music
Serbian Gypsy garage punk... you know vocals fueled by amphetamines, grain alcohol, and smoke from discarded butts accompanied by the boot crunch on gravel rhythms and circus tango circus music. Waitsian...or rather ...

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Featured Article 2013-11-05 11:21:45
KUCI at CMJ
Music Marathon 2013
by: Martim Galvão

Coke Weed at Union Pool (10/17/13)
It was a decent Thursday night in the heart of Williamsburg. PBR was in the air and mustaches tickled the back of my neck as I squeezed through a crowd of 20 and 30-somethings to make my way towards the stage....

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Featured Article 2013-10-20 09:30:24
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
October 18, 2013
by: Chris Rigney -KUCI Loud Rock Director

Devin Townsend Project "The Retinal Circus" [InsideOut]
For those who have enjoyed Devin Townsend's longstanding and wacky career of both truly heavy and progressive material, he has put together a 2-disc live release of his performance under ...

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Featured Article 2013-09-28 13:26:47
New in the KUCI Punk Library
September 28, 2013
by: Matthew Suarez

Potty Mouth - Hell Bent (Old Flame)
Hell Bent inches Potty Mouth towards more profound songwriting than last year's great Sun Damage EP. The lyrics focus primarily on the many facets of what it means to be young-- desire to ditch smalltown life...

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Featured Article 2013-08-29 17:49:02
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
August 29, 2013
by: Chris Rigney, KUCI Loud Rock Director

Scale the Summit "The Migration"
This wondrous instrumental group brings you more progressive metal sans vocals. These guys have an excellent track record so far, and this is a great addition to their catalog. Some may find it too short clock...

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Featured Article 2013-08-20 10:49:04
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
August 1, 2013
by: Jarret Lovell

Danakil: "Echos Du Temps" (X Ray Productions)
When I first played Danakil on my program last week, an online listener based in French-Canadian Montreal emailed me. "Thanks for playing. I guess I should really give this band a try. Their albu...

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Featured Article 2013-04-09 08:26:42
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
April 9, 2013
by: Chris Rigney, Loud Rock Director

Ancient VVisdom "Deathlike" (Prosthetic)
I think I like this band more every day. These Texans follow up their fantastic debut with a sophomore effort that's more than worthy of checking out. It's their atmosphere and dark subject matter tha...

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Featured Article 2013-04-01 19:14:20
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
by: Jarret Lovell

Barrington Levy – Anthology (VP Records)
The best of the best! Barrington Levy is like no other, and he has likely brought more people to reggae music than most other living performers. Indeed, he is among a few Jamaican artists to have sc...

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Featured Article 2013-03-22 11:20:41
Nicole Mitchell's Ice Crystal
by: Hobart Taylor

Standing on shifting shores of kaleidoscopic melodies, hopping time signatures like passing clouds shuttling across some southside mindscape, integrating momentous nervous tics talk tick tock thick talk think clock tuning turning tumbling....

UC...

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Featured Article 2013-03-11 14:37:54
Local Natives – Hummingbird
by: Katrina Yentch

After almost a year of a sneaky message gracing the homepage of the Local Natives’ website (“We are making a new record.”), the built-up anticipation has finally been released. The follow-up to their debut album, Gorilla Manor, Local Natives decide...

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Featured Article 2013-02-19 08:41:02
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
February 19, 2103
by: Chris Rigney, KUCI Loud Rock Director

Anaal Nathrakh "Vanitas" (Candlelight)
Anaal Nathrakh have set the course for becoming the frontrunner in extreme music. They have excellent consistency and creativity in their songwriting, and the new release for this UK duo is fantastic. W...

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Featured Article 2012-12-16 08:57:08
New in the KUCI Experimental Library
December 15, 2012
by: Paul McEldowney

Robust Worlds - Emotional Planet – (De Stijl)
It took me many times to listen to this album not because it is awful or unlistenable, but because navigating and running itunes 11 is a nightmarish experience inducing constant frustration and ra...

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Featured Article 2012-11-29 07:11:15
The Internet & Friends at The Echoplex
by: Katie Tilford

Once again, the much-hyped Check Yo Ponytail 2 delivered a high-quality showcase of emerging artists November 25th at the Echoplex. Openers Reva DeVito and Roane Namuh out of Portland set the mood for the evening with laid back, yet danceable beats and pr...

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Featured Article 2012-10-02 10:27:58
New in the KUCI Jazz Library
October 2, 2012
by: Hobart Taylor

Mr. Isaac Allen - Don't Smoke – (Horizon Records)
OK he has a deep baritone, jazzy arrangements and Zen sensibilities and polaroids of night shadows clutched in his talons so someone is going to say Leonard Cohen/Lou Reed clone. Mr. Isaac A...

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Featured Article 2012-09-13 08:21:55
New in the KUCI Experimental Library
September 12, 2012
by: Paul McEldowney

Can - The Lost Tapes (sampler) – (Mute)
Whoa so there's a new box set of a bunch of Can's lost studio work that has been stashed away for years. Unlike other 'lost' albums, this one features some of Can's best material. Unfortunately, all we ...

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Featured Article 2012-07-17 08:48:36
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
by: Chris Rigney

Paradise Lost "Tragic Idol" (Century Media)
Renowned doom metallers Paradise Lost are back with another chapter in their melancholy collection. Very cool band who's been around for a long time. If you're into bands like My Dying Bride and An...

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Featured Article 2012-06-22 22:55:50
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
June 22, 2012
by: Chris Rigney

Kreator "Phantom Antichrist" (Nuclear Blast)
Potentially the best album of their career, this is an excellent thrash metal record that is taken to the extremely. The band really took the time to craft interesting compositions and complicated ...

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Featured Article 2012-05-31 10:26:25
New in the KUCI Loud Rock Library
May 30, 2012
by: Chris Rigney

Vaura "Selenelion" (Weird Records)
This one is for fans of Isis, Black Math Horseman, Junius, and Agalloch. Slow to mid-tempo, atmospheric metal with haunting clean vocals and lots of mood. Lots of reverb on vocals and guitar contribute to t...

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Featured Article 2012-04-04 06:27:57
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
April 2, 2012
by: Jarret Lovell

Various Artists – Listen to the Music (Pressure Sounds UK)
Listen to the Music is a stellar compilation of 21 Caltone recordings that span the years 1966 to 1969. One spin of this disc takes the listener on a journey from the ska years thro...

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Featured Article 2012-02-05 10:07:30
Mixtapers of the World Unite
An Interview with Brian Dishon
by: Erica M. Medrano

Brian Dishon is the host of The Old Weird America (currently on hiatus) and creator of the Mixtape Preservation Society, a mixtape exchange collective made up of die-hard music lovers and all-around creative folk.

What brought you to t...

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Featured Article 2011-12-08 08:05:44
Reggae Reflections
The Best of 2011
by: Jarret Lovell

Reggae, dancehall and dub music has always been a blend of old and new. Built on a foundation of mento which itself is a “creolized fusion” of European- and African-derived music, the early sound of reggae also borrowed heavily from American R&B. ...

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Featured Article 2011-11-15 17:31:08
New in the KUCI Jazz Library
November 15, 2011
by: Hobart Taylor

Tish Olney - Sweet Youth - (DTG Productions)
Jazz standards and a few originals from this pleasant and carefully calibrated artist... Rosemary Clooney style... great phrasing. She is accompanied by John Chiodini guitarist for the Boston Pops, a...

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Featured Article 2011-08-08 18:29:14
Like a Submarine in the Sky
An Interview with Erika M. Anderson of EMA
by: Erica M. Medrano

The first time I met Erika M. Anderson was by chance. Somewhere in the wee hours of a random Saturday night, our paths crossed on a desolate LA street in line for the only open food truck in town. It was her shoes I saw first --bright red old school ...

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Featured Article 2011-06-30 14:45:33
An Interview with Sarah Green
From the Long Beach band Spare Parts for Broken Hearts
by: Erica Medrano

Sarah Green has been making music and breaking hearts in and around Orange County for nearly a decade, most recently in the Long Beach band Spare Parts for Broken Hearts. Sharing duties on bass/guitars/vocals with seasoned musician Laurita Guaico, and...

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Featured Article 2011-06-06 17:46:38
The Internet Peep Show
The Consequences of Content
by: Kumar Ravind

When you post the latest pictures of you and your friends drunk at a party on Facebook, who do you hope will see them? Friends, family, fellow drunken party-goers? Typically, when you post something to Facebook, there is an underlying assumption that the ...

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Featured Article 2011-05-16 12:30:41
Heavy Metal
Breaking Bonds in the Middle East
by: Chris Rigney, KUCI Loud Rock Director

Although the growing negative publicity and public outrage expressed in the global media over conditions in the Middle East have painted a bleak image of both socially and politically oppressed masses in that region of the world, it has also helped shed l...

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Featured Article 2011-04-25 18:07:25
The Return of Scratch, Lee Perry that is...
by: Jarret Lovell

If you were listening to National Public Radio this past weekend, you likely heard something you’ve never heard before on the rather staid ”Weekend Edition” program: an 8 minute segment on the (grand)...

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Featured Article 2011-03-08 10:33:58
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
by: Jarret Lovell

Israel Vibration - "Reggae Knights (Mediacom)
In an era of computerized riddims, synthesized beats and boasting vocals, few roots reggae acts have endured since the heyday of the 1970s. Israel Vibration proves to be one of the crucial except...

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Featured Article 2011-01-09 19:04:05
Hip-Hop and Youth Activism: The Shining Sons
Interview with Intellect and Jedi
by: Lauren

Many rising hip-hop artists today try to make it big by spitting the same rhymes of fame, fortune, sex and drugs. But once in a while, there are those rare beacons of light that illuminate hope in a very real, anti-MTV trash way.

With their ne...

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Featured Article 2010-12-31 14:24:40
KUCI DJ Picks 2010
Hand-picked with love from your favorite KUCI DJs its the Best of 2010 list! As always, thanks for supporting community radio.

Unless otherwise noted, these lists reflect the DJs Top Albums of the year.


Kyle Things that...

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Featured Article 2010-09-27 19:39:08
New in the KUCI Reggae Library
by: Jarret Lovell

The Uniques - "Absolutely Rock Steady" (Pressure Sounds)
One of the most popular and enduring vocal harmony groups of the Rock Steady era, The Uniques occupy a very special place in the hearts of Jamaican music lovers. Ask any reggae aficionad...

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Featured Article 2010-06-07 18:05:52
Italian Babylon
Alborosie's Global Reggae
by: Jarret Lovell

Delivering the keynote address at the February opening ceremony of the 2010 International Reggae Conference in Kingston, Jamaica's Culture Minister Olivia Babsy Grange noted that, with the rise of the Internet and the ease of international travel, "all au...

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Featured Article 2010-05-01 20:10:41
An Interview with British Trance DJ/Producer Lange
by: Arthur Galestian

Arthur catches up with Lange before his weekend gigs in Hollywood with Ferry Corsten, and in New York with the live broadcast of Armin van B...

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Featured Article 2009-12-19 21:30:36
Interview with Free The Robots
by: Kristoner

Think there's no Hip Hop in OC? Free the Robots is changing that. Based in Santa Ana, Free the Robots (aka Chris Alfaro) has been brewing a delicious, head-nodding concoction of funk, w...

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Featured Article 2009-07-15 08:28:40
Iran 2009
Florida 2000 All Over Again?
by: Will Bruzzo

Like everyone, I found the recent images from the Iran protests to be at once inspiring and horrifying: inspiring, in that an oppressed people rose up despite risks and let their anger be known; horrifying, in the images of unarmed peaceful protesters bei...

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Featured Article 2009-07-09 09:35:57
Exercise: What Is It Good For?
by: Dr. Mamak Shakib

Most people think of exercise as either aerobic or strengthening. At the same time, most people only do them to lose weight or when they are concerned about their heart health. Because there is a lot of misconception, this article intends to explore each...

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Featured Article 2009-06-25 09:29:28
Inside the Mind of Zimbardo, Loftus, and Villarreal
by: Ray PorMansor

Inside the Mind is a KUCI public affairs program that focuses on psychological, psychiatric, sociological, technological, and other factors of the mind and mental health — bringing you interviews with ...

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Featured Article 2009-06-18 13:52:28
Vice President of Hysteria
by: Will Bruzzo

As Dick Cheney toured the talking circuit a few weeks ago promoting the use of water boarding among other torture techniques and advocating for the continued operation of the Prison at Guantanamo Bay, I could not help but reflect on Mr. Cheney’s other s...

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Featured Article 2009-05-29 06:51:31
An interview with Jes
by: Arthur Galestian

Jes, known as the incredible voice behind tracks like Motorcycle's chart-topper, "As The Rush Comes" celebrates her newly established number-one position on the Billboard dance charts with "Imagination". Jes and I had a chance to catch up via telephone...

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Featured Article 2009-05-23 13:32:21
"Green" or a Shade of Gray
How Safe and Earth-Friendly are Your Cleaning Products?
by: Dr. Mamak Shakib

While you may not be cleaning your room or dorm right now, it is a good idea to know if your cleaning products are safe to use. After all, the cleaning day is just around the corner! The typical American home contains 3-10 gallons of toxic materials. Unbe...

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Featured Article 2009-04-03 14:16:20
Want To Boost Your Brain Function?
by: Dr. Mamak Shakib

If you are like most, you probably want to improve your memory and become smarter. As a huge advocate of holistic health, I believe in the importance of the Triune of Health as it relates to health goals and tasks. The Health Triune is an imaginary equila...

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Featured Article 2009-03-18 17:05:14
DJ or Comedian?
An Interview with DJ Douggpound
by: DJ Intern Sam

Comedian DJ Douggpound has been performing his unique style of DJ comedy for the past few years, both locally in LA and on tour opening for Adult Swim stars Tim and Eric. This last tour, DJ Douggpound put out his first EP, “Pound It,” which include...

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Featured Article 2009-03-11 16:00:42
A Mother's Load
Live Through This: A Mother’s Memoir of Runaway Daughters and Reclaimed Love by Debra Gwartney
by: Marrie Stone

“Amanda was cutting herself.” This haunting line opens Debra Gwartney’s debut memoir, soon to be featured in People Magazine and on Good Morning America, and the subject of a 2002 This American Life episode.

Following a tum...

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Featured Article 2009-03-04 09:25:30
Benson Interrupted
An Interview with Doug Benson
by: DJ Intern Sam

Doug Benson is a touring comedian. His first Comedy Central Presents aired in early 2009, and he can currently be seen on VH1's Best Week Ever. He is the creator and star of the 2007 documentary Super High Me. He released his first solo CD "Profession...

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Featured Article 2009-02-25 14:56:05
How About a Little Appreciation?
by: Will Bruzzo

Now that Obama’s inauguration has come and gone, and a new era has dawned for America, I feel the time is right to express a little disappointment. No, I am not disappointed in Obama’s election. Quite the opposite. I campaigned vigorously on his behal...

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Featured Article 2009-02-20 11:34:09
Every Breath You Take
The Numerati by Stephen Baker
by: Marrie Stone

With every swipe of your savings card and click of your mouse, with each text message you send and phone call you receive, the flip of your remote, tick of your toll road transponder, and numerous other activities you do without thinking, you’re prod...

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Featured Article 2009-02-13 15:56:05
The Plame Affair Revisted
"What Happened"
by: Will Bruzzo

Take a look at what KUCI is reading this week:

Scott McClellan, the former Press Secretary for George W. Bush from 2003-2006, is the latest member of the Bush Administration to write a tell-all book aptly titled What Happened. Alt...

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Featured Article 2009-02-04 15:44:26
What is Yoga?
by: Coco B

What is Yoga? There are many things that can describe yoga, but my favorite yoga definition is from the first sutra of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. In this Sutra Pantajali states Atha Yoganusasanam: "Now the exposition of Yoga is being made." It states that ...

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Featured Article 2009-01-23 15:52:46
The Health Cost of Drinking and Driving
by: Will Bruzzo

No matter the time of year, it is valuable to consider the effects of drinking and driving and how you can avoid an arrest or causing an accident. My experience comes from 15 years of legal representation.

Even though the legal limit in Cali...

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Featured Article 2009-01-03 10:34:37
The Best of 2008
KUCI Staff Picks
by: Rita Gennawey

KUCI proudly presents our top albums of 2008…

DJ Kyle
Host of Things That Are Square

10. Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks - Real Emotional Trash [Matador]
THE indie rock poster boy takes another step towards h...

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Featured Article 2008-12-03 09:03:55
Tom Waits
Glitter and Doom Siting
by: Kyle Olson

Do you know who I'd kill to see Tom Waits live? You and everyone you've ever cared about. And frankly, I'm thinking it's about to get to that point (so you better get your grandparents into Anne Frank hiding mode).

The man simply does not tour. ...

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Featured Article 2008-08-14 14:14:18
The Chance Theater's Evita
August 2nd through September 7th, 2008
by: Keith David Dillon

Just in time for the conventions, the celebrated Chance Theatre in Anaheim Hills is presenting their take on Evita, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s dramatic oratorio centered on the life and influence of little Eva Duarte, Colonelisimo Juan Peron’s f...

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Featured Article 2008-07-07 21:00:47
Above & Beyond Interview
June 26, 2008
by: Arthur Galestian

Arthur Galestian Interviews Jonathan "Jono" Grant and Tony McGuinness of Above & Beyond.

Arthur Galestian: Alright guys! Right here in the studio with me, Above & Beyond tonight. Ranked number six according to DJ Mag's Top 100 Poll...

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Featured Article 2008-06-18 11:04:38
A New Brain
Rude Guerrilla Theatre / May 30 through July 6, 2008
by: Keith David Dillon

In the world of the American Musical Theatre, William Finn is something else altogether. In the main, writers in this world take their stories from literature and cinema, but William Finn, with the help of his frequent collaborator James Lapine, finds his...

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Featured Article 2008-04-30 15:08:49
An Interview with Lori Lewis
Operatic Singer for Therion and Aesma Daeva
by: DJ Azrael

Lori Lewis is the lead operatic singer for the metal bands Therion and Aesma Daeva. DJ Azrael had the pleasure of interviewing her on October 16, 2007, outside The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana. It was the last interview he did at that venue before they...

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Featured Article 2008-03-19 17:10:17
Shuffle, Explain, Ashame
The Chris Rigney Edition
by: Vivian Lee

Let’s face it: I am writing this while wearing a sweater with a Magnetic Fields pin. I am very ill equipped to talk metal with KUCI’s Loud Rock Music Director Chris Rigney.

For starters, I ask Chris, who does “Metalmorphosis” from 12-3 A....

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Featured Article 2008-02-28 10:50:27
Red Herring
The Laguna Playhouse
by: Keith Dillon

"A good marriage is one which allows for change and growth in the individuals and in the way they express their love."
— Pearl Buck

"Always get married early in the morning. That way if it doesn’t work out, you haven’t wasted a w...

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Featured Article 2008-01-09 09:48:22
The Best of 2007
KUCI Staff Picks
by: Brian Quon

If you're a music enthusiast, 2007 has been a very rewarding year for you. There have been releases from established big names such as Radiohead and Jay-Z, and a plethora of releases that seemingly came out of nowhere to provide us with repeated plays ...

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Featured Article 2007-12-07 09:14:40
Shuffle, Explain, Ashame
The Jack Bartlett Edition
by: Vivian Lee

Each month we ask one of our beloved KUCI DJs to put their iPod on shuffle, hand it over, and 'splain themselves. Today our DJ is beloved Production Assistant Jack Bartlett, who is behind those jazzy PSAs you hear 3 times an hour. You can also hear him mi...

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Featured Article 2007-10-22 20:44:47
Shuffle, Explain, Ashame / The Kyle Olson Edition
by: Vivian Lee

Each month we ask one of our beloved KUCI DJs to put their iPod on shuffle, hand it over, and ‘splain themselves. Today our lucky (first!) DJ is none other than Kyle Olson, who’s been putting out some seriously sweet jams every Thursday night on the ...

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Featured Article 2007-09-26 13:44:11
An Interview with Sonata Arctica
September 17, 2007
by: Chris Rigney

Kat Spencer and Chris Rigney interview vocalist Tony Kakko and keyboardist Henrik Klingenberg of the Finish band Sonata Arctica at The Galaxy Theater in Santa Ana..

KUCI: The new album, Unia, has a very different sound to it, it's m...

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Featured Article 2007-08-29 13:05:05
Interview with Lange
August 17, 2007
by: Arthur Galestian

Arthur: Hey, this is Arthur Galestian. I'm here with Lange, who has flown in from the UK this weekend for his performance tomorrow night, the 18th of August, at "Space Opera" at the Hudson Theater in San Bernardino.

Ranked No. 54 DJ in th...

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Featured Article 2007-08-15 10:25:14
The Azar Lawrence Quartet & James Love
July 27, 2007 at the Jazz Bakery
by: Keith Dillon

"It’s a fact that everything in life is action and reaction. Things evolve, not necessarily consciously. But there are certain elements that are inherent in Jazz, and you must be watching for them. If those elements are there, you’ll get it."

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Featured Article 2007-08-01 21:46:44
Interview with Dallas Toler-Wade of Nile
July 20, 2007 @ The Galaxy Theater / Santa Ana, CA
by: DJ Azrael

KUCI: Although it's pretty early in your tour so far, how's it been? Cuz I know this is like the seventh stop I think?

Dallas Toler-Wade: Yeah. It's been great...it's been great. We've been getting some good responses on Ozzfes...

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Featured Article 2007-03-23 12:45:59
The Knife
Swedish Sibling Pop
by: Ziba Z

The Knife are a brother-sister duo from Stockholm, Sweden, Olof and Karin Dreije, who sing in English. They first caught my ear when I heard Steel Drums in between electro beats! I was so excited! These siblings are far from a Caribbean band, though. The...

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Featured Article 2005-11-30 18:24:11
Digital::Nimbus... The Sounds Of Data
Special Feature courtesy of Socal.com
by: Sergio Martinez

Night cats and vampires need sounds to guide them from hot spot to hot spot. From club to rave, from dive bar to after hours hang out. They crave for the sounds that agitate their skin, for the sounds that lure them to corners otherwise not visited.
...

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Featured Article 2005-08-02 17:46:57
Bumbershoot
A Magical, Multifaceted Festival And Effective Cure For End-Of-Summer Blues--And General Crankiness
by: Duncan Strauss

So, it's the dog days of summer. It’s hot, you’re cranky. Or, depending on when you're reading this, maybe it’s not overly hot, but you're still cranky. Or, perhaps you're not cranky at all--maybe it’s just me who’s cranky.

T...

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Featured Article 2005-06-06 18:22:10
Jack Dangers / Meat Beat Manifesto
Phone Interview on Digital::Nimbus
by: Pietrobot & Freakquency Modulator

Broadcast Date: May 28th, 2005 (D::N Show #142)
12-3am (PST) on KUCI 88.9 FM, Irvine CA.
Digital::Nimbus :: http://digitalnimbus.com

DIGITAL::NIMBUS hosts Pietrobot & Freakquency Modulator intervie...

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Featured Article 2005-04-05 17:07:19
Anticon Collective Declares "War on Self"
Makes Music in the Process
by: Lovell, Jarret

At a time when the United States is at war with...well... just about everyone, Sole, Pedestrian and Dosh of the Anticon record collective decided to launch the "War on Self Tour." KUCI sat down with these vegan, progressive, hip-hop artists to discuss, w...

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Featured Article 2004-09-21 14:25:00
Rating, Ranking, and Reviewing the Presidents
A Review of Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House, edited by James Taranto and Leonard Leo
by: Douglas E. Hill

Anyone with an interest in American history or politics will enjoy reading Presidential Leadership: Rating the Best and the Worst in the White House. Editors James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal editorial page and Leonard Leo of the Federalist Society...

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Featured Article 2004-06-25 14:53:11
East Meets West Meets East Meets West
Dengue Fever Infects Southland
by: gThomasT

It is a well known fact that in the twentieth century, the century of "Modernism," Western artists sought out to discover the art of non-Western cultures in order to inject fresh inspiration into the incestuous maelstrom of the West's historical influence...

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Featured Article 2004-04-29 19:26:44
Canibus
from the mainstream back to the underground
by: Rahul Reddy

I remember when I first got into underground hip-hop. I used to be a Hot 97 groupie, bought DMX and Mase's albums respectively. Now I cry whenever I think about it. Anyways, after a stint with mainstream obsession, I started to get into underground hip-ho...

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Featured Article 2004-01-08 16:21:51
Radio in the UK
How the British copy KUCI
by: Blake Howerton

I turned on the television to see Donald "Rummy" Rumsfeld's bespectacled face bob to and fro across the screen -- apparently he was being filmed by a hand-held camera. It was early July, and I was watching a news program on England's own BBC while on vac...

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Featured Article 2003-10-23 10:34:45
Rjd2
Yeah hes that damn good
by: Rahul Reddy

"Once every few years, a hip-hop artist comes along and puts hip-hop on his back," was what Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said in reference to 50 Cent. 50 Cent started his ascent to fame, fortune and eventual redundancy in 2002-2003. Underground hip-hop also wa...

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Featured Article 2003-09-18 11:41:59
Circus Animals
Grim Furry Tales
by: Duncan Strauss

If you arrived at the Arrowhead Pond in late July to catch The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and passed by some kooks protesting the circus on your way into the arena, I have two things to say:


(1) One of those kooks was me. (2) O...

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Featured Article 2003-08-22 12:14:12
Jesus Christ
No Longer a Superstar
by: Stacy Davies

God is not cool. At least not anymore. At least not when it comes to rock & roll. Christian rock, also known as "dork rock," is a laughable genre to those who don't embrace the Good Book. With the exception of some Christian-based bands who hide or deny t...

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Featured Article 2003-07-07 12:00:38
The Magic of Indian Classical Music
by: Larry Momaya, MD

What purpose does music serve? If we look closely, music is usually for more than to just relax. Music evokes emotion in us, be it peace, love, happiness, sadness or even anger. We may even self-medicate with music; when we feel low, we put on something t...

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Featured Article 2003-05-07 19:11:46
You, Too, Can Talk on the Radio
by: Tina "Dr. Romance" Tessina, Ph.D.

If you would like to be a DJ or public affairs host on KUCI, it's more possible than you may think. When I first heard about the training class, I thought I'd never make it to hosting my own show, and I promise you, if a fossil like me can do it, so can ...

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Featured Article 2002-10-08 08:22:42
Why do Classic Rock stations play so few African-American artists?
by: Douglas E. Hill

Classic rock is a music format I enjoy, even though it is not a radio format that we play on KUCI. Classic rock stations typically play some of the best rock-and-roll that I grew up with in the 1970s on AM-radio, as well as the best from FM-radio that I ...

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Featured Article 2002-09-06 13:20:28
WARP:NESH
The Mobius: Los Angeles (08/03/02)
by: Pietro Da Sacco

:: TWO FLOORS OF MUSICAL MASTERS ::

With Warp Records on the bill, the turnout for the first North American tour for Warp's Nesh Session couldn't have been better.

An impeccable and high-quality range of artists from around the country and ...

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Featured Article 2002-04-08 17:10:18
Le Tigre : Chicks on Speed : Erase Errata
A Night at The Glasshouse in Pomona
by: Thaddeous Thadington III

Well, it has been nearly two weeks since I attended the event that encourages the forthcoming descriptions. I would have typed this article sooner, but your humble narrator has a long standing affair with procrastination - the result of which has left him...

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Featured Article 2001-12-12 16:48:31
Pigface and friends...
A nite at the HOB Anaheim
by: KUCI Hooligans

On Tuesday December 4th a bunch of hooligans from KUCI went to the House of Blues in Anaheim to see Pigface perform live with Gravity Kills, Godhead and a "Special guest." In attendance were, from The Necrobotic Dance Party, Pandora Killjoy and Zoe Necros...

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Featured Article 2001-09-06 12:42:41
Internet Radio in 2001:
A Sample of the Many Choices
by: Douglas E. Hill

One of the promises of the Internet is to drastically increase our listening options. There are too many different listening options on the Internet to mention them all in this article. But I will discuss some of them of interest to me. If any of these in...

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