It’s KWUR week everybody and it starts today!! One of the best times of the year! Honestly though come check out these events; it’s a great time to get exposed to different types of music! Free for anyone with a WUSTL ID. Here’s the schedule:
(Make sure to specify "KWUR" under "Designation Options"!)
Next Week (Monday 2/22 through Saturday 2/26) is Hustle Week, KWUR’s annual fundraising drive!
We’re asking you to help by donating so that we can continue to provide the quality programming that you enjoy all day every day. KWUR is one of the last remaining independent and fully student managed stations in the country. Our freeform format allows students to Boldy Go Where No Station Has Gone Before and to Fully and Truly express themselves in ways they couldn&rsuo;t before. If you care about KWUR and enjoy the programming we provide everyday, please donate! Every dime helps, so tell everyone you know to fork over the dough.
To donate any amount to the station, you can call the station to pledge at (314) 935-5952. DJs will be manning the phones most hours during all night broadcast on the 25th-26th to take your pledges.You can also donate online easily and securely simply clicking the link above and specifying "KWUR" under "Designation Options" — email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to make your pledge and specify the gift you'd like in return!
Here are the gifts available in exchange for your donations this year:
$10: A special acrostic CD, personalized to your name
$25: KWUR T-shirt
$50: Limited Edition KWUR Sweatshirt
$100: We will name part of station after you for an entire year
$150: Custom station ID
$300: We will dedicate an entire day of programming of to you (you pick the date – your birthday??)
As part of the Hustle Week festivities, we will have our annual All Night Broadcast next Thursday, 2/25. Tune in between 8pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday to hear special programming throughout the evening from KWUR DJs. Support college radio!
This is a post contributed by our amazing ’15 alums!
1. Future Brown
Future Brown stands out as a kind of underground supergroup, counting among its members such luminaries as Fatima Al Qadiri, J-Cush, and Asma Maroof and Daniel Pineda, aka Nguzunguzu. They draw together musical and aesthetic trends from regional scenes across the world and craft them into a surprisingly cohesive whole. Check out this track from their debut album.
Future Brown – “Vernáculo ft. Maluca”
Chilean trio Föllakzoid first became known for their expansive krautrock-influenced compositions with their 2013 debut II. Their recent album, III, inspired by the Andes Mountains and a childhood “trance experience,” fuses the classic Krautrock 4/4 motorik beat with traditional sounds in a daring series of monumental songs.
Föllakzoid – “Rio”
3. The Body
The Body is a long-standing fixture of the US sludge metal scene that, 17 years since their formation, continues to innovate and push boundaries. Their 2014 album, I Shall Die Here, built intricate rhythms and textures to convey a visceral sense of terror and dread. No One Deserves Happiness will be released March 18, 2016.
The Body – “Shelter is Illusory”
Bogotá based trio Los Pirañas playfully combine cumbia, lambada, and other traditional colombian rhythms their boisterous and joyful compositions. Describing their music as tropical noise, they use cowbells and other found instruments to create their multilayered sound.
Los Pirañas — “Monstruo Prometedor (Homenaje al Manzano)”
5. Jenny Hval
Jenny Hval’s complex albums — at once works of poetry, music, and theory — have earned her recognition around the world. On her most recent release, Apocalypse, Girl, Hval has coined a new name for her strange, surreal, and absurd performances: soft dick rock, or, using the elements of dick to create a softer, toned-down sound.
Jenny Hval – “Take Care of Yourself”
It’s here, it’s there, it’s everywhere (soon)!! ~~ Read the newest issue of the KWUR zine, Sample! Breathtakingly glorious, it was designed by our amazing Promotions Director Alex. Big thanks to all the contributors on KWUR as well!