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:

Magnetix:
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.

Killick:
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.

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

Cheer-Accident:
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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