Axis Trio, Live On-Air: Canceled

Probably shoulda mentioned this earlier, for the two or three people looking forward to it … Axis Trio couldn’t make it to the Bay Area this week after all, so we’ve had to cancel their on-air appearance slated for today. Sorry about that!

In fact, I won’t be on the air at all today; I’ve ceded the afternoon to other DJs.  I’ll be back on the 17th.

We are still set to air “The Horror of Prog Mountain” from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Pacific) on Saturday, April 11. My only concern is that the Stanford baseball game that afternoon might get rain-delayed, which could affect our start time. Cross your fingers for a sunny day.

Playlist: April 9, 2009

KZSU playlist for Thursday, April 9, 2009, 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Just helping out by filling in some time while the student DJs settle their spring-quarter academic schedules. Rather than go the jazz route, I played a lot of different things, mostly pop:

Cool, down-and-dirty garage rock

Neko Case:
Still a touch of country twang, but her new album ventures out a lot more than that. “People Got a Lotta Nerve” has an infections ’60s girl-group vibe to it; too bad it’s also the Starbucks featured something-or-other track.

An instrument builder from the Atlanta area who plays something that’s a cross between a guitar and a harp. This solo album is very instrumental, closer to Derek Bailey than John Fahey.

Norweigan Ren-faire prog music, an upbeat rock that makes you think of knights and dark forests and Celtic things.

Veteran prog band brought to my attention by Signal to Noise magazine last year. I’ll be playing that CD a ton and might review it later.

Mark Delaney:
Banjo-led bluegrass. I picked an instrumental track that’s fast and features a lot of nice banjo technique in the form of bent and sliding notes.

Mars Ill:
Hip-hop with an intellectual bent, and good taste in samples.
Mark Delaney: Bluegrass banjo, insanely fast with lots of bent/sliding notes and other little gimmicks buried in the mix. This particular track, a fast instrumental, was worth a close listen.

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