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Your Hot-As-Memphis-in-the-Summer Rap Playlist

Friday, December 21st, 2018
Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in this newsletter and it’s all Memphis and Memphis-style hip hop and rap. Memphis rap is known for it’s lo-fi, gritty production and explicit lyrics. It might seem contradictory, but [...]
Looking for a ~chill~ summer playlist to impress all your friends at your next BBQ? Well, it’s here, right here, in [...]
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Show Review: Mogwai at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel on Jan. 18th, 2017

Monday, January 30th, 2017
Ever-evolving sonically, Scottish band Mogwai have scored three films in addition to releasing eight studio albums. Beginning as a rock-centered band with an atmospheric and enveloping sound, their evolution into soundtrack work is a natural progression for the band. On January 18th, they perfor [...]
Ever-evolving sonically, Scottish band Mogwai have scored three films in addition to releasing eight studio albums. [...]

Interview: CHEW (Atlanta, GA)

Friday, November 18th, 2016
Atlanta-based trio CHEW aren’t your ordinary psychedelic rock band. Frantic pacing, technical riffing, bombastic drumming and electronic weirdness encompass their wholly unique take on the genre. 91.9 KCSB-FM’s Spencer VH was able to speak to the band about what it’s like being an instrumental b [...]
Atlanta-based trio CHEW aren’t your ordinary psychedelic rock band. Frantic pacing, technical riffing, bombastic dru [...]
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Local Band Spotlight: Lanayah

Friday, April 22nd, 2016
LANAYAH is a three-piece band from Santa Barbara, CA. They’ve developed a fanbase in a short time, likely due to their loud and enveloping live performances. KCSB’s Spencer vH asked the band a few questions. -- KCSB: How long has Lanayah been around and what brought the members together? D [...]
LANAYAH is a three-piece band from Santa Barbara, CA. They’ve developed a fanbase in a short time, likely due to the [...]
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Interview: Geographer

Sunday, April 17th, 2016
[April 17, 2016] Interview by Amanda Katz and Claire Breen. Edited by Spencer vH. Photos by Emily Sevin. Mike Deni of Geographer is a self-identified fan of pop music, ranging from fellow New Jersey native Bruce Springsteen to Justin Bieber, and many artists in between. He doesn’t shy a [...]
[April 17, 2016] Interview by Amanda Katz and Claire Breen. Edited by Spencer vH. Photos by Emily Sevin. Mi [...]

INTERVIEW: See Through Dresses (Omaha, NE)

Friday, April 15th, 2016
[April 15, 2016] By Spencer VH Spencer vH: What brought the four of you together? Were their previous bands that members played together in or are you just all just products of similar parts of your local music scene? SEE THROUGH DRESSES: Matt and I had been playing in a different band [...]
[April 15, 2016] By Spencer VH Spencer vH: What brought the four of you together? Were their previous bands th [...]

Interview with Briana Marela (Seattle, WA – Jagjaguwar Records

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
[March 16, 2016] By Spencer VH SPENCER:  You grew up in the Seattle area and still call it home. Despite your travels around the world, do you think it will always end up being your home base? Do you think your life there may have affected or influenced the way you make music? [...]
[March 16, 2016] By Spencer VH SPENCER:  You grew up in the Seattle area and still call it home. Despite your trav [...]

Way Back Then: “Hi Scores” by Boards of Canada

Saturday, March 05th, 2016
[March 5, 2016] By Spencer VH With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Boards of Canada just might be one of the single most influential electronic music artists of all time. That being said, they still might also be one of the most underrated.  With compositions in [...]
[March 5, 2016] By Spencer VH With a career spanning over twenty-five years, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Boards of Canad [...]

Interview with Haybaby

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
[February 24, 2016] By Spencer vH Spencer: Did any events or series of events lead to the formation of Haybaby? Were there other bands with similar members or anything else that influenced bringing the band together? Haybaby: I feel like our origin story is not super interesti [...]
[February 24, 2016] By Spencer vH Spencer: Did any events or series of events lead to the formation [...]

Local Band Spotlight: Video Duct

Saturday, January 16th, 2016
California by-way-of Missouri band Video Duct keeps a low profile. In March 2015 they released their ‘Anti-Human Hate’ cassette and just a little over a year later, another is about to be released. KCSB’s Spencer vH spoke to the band. – KCSB: When exactly was Video Duct formed? Have you ma [...]
California by-way-of Missouri band Video Duct keeps a low profile. In March 2015 they released their ‘Anti-Human Hat [...]
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