Posts Tagged ‘music’

Overlooking the Sound: “Capsule Gang Chill Hour”

This week: “Capsule Gang Chill Hour” with DJ Ugly Flax Butter, Thursdays from 9 to 10 p.m. For the last radio show review of the semester, I bring you a show by possibly one of the most recommended DJs on air this semester. Will Peil has two different shows and a vast knowledge of all [...]

Overlooking the Sound: DJ Mike Villa’s “The Funk”

This week: “The Funk” with DJ Mike Villa, Thursdays from 2-3 p.m. In a word, the music chosen during this hour is “colorful.” Perhaps it was the sunny day, but even when dreary, “The Funk” will add some pizzazz. On an absolutely gorgeous Thursday afternoon, just when it was heating up for real, the airwaves [...]

Justin Vernon returns to music scene with new blues and rock band, The Shouting Matches

Justin Vernon returns to music scene with new blues and rock band, The Shouting Matches

Formed by Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon, The Shouting Matches splash boldly onto the music scene with their new release Grownass Man. This band is born out of Vernon’s hometown Eau Claire, Wisc., as an outlet for Vernon’s sudden excess cash and desire to help out some friends, boost their careers and have a good [...]

Guitarist Phil Madeira visits Puget Sound

Guitarist Phil Madeira visits Puget Sound

Phil Madeira recently came to the University of Puget Sound to perform a short set of acoustic music in the Wheelock Student Center Rasmussen Rotunda, as well as to work with some student musicians on campus. The event was put on by Puget Sound’s Office of Spirituality, Service, and Social Justice. Madeira has played with [...]

“Overlooking the Sound” reviews KUPS as a whole

In response to a Hey You! saying that KUPS is not accessible­—meaning too avant-garde to even listen to—this week’s review is a little different. Instead of focusing on one show that has been recommended to me by listeners and visiting the station while it airs, this week’s review focuses on a few different shows from [...]

Album released by indie band Caveman

This second, self-titled album from Brooklyn quartet Caveman continues their legacy of crashing into the music scene suddenly and without warning. Caveman surprised listeners and music critics by entering the sphere suddenly but with great power. The band, made up of Matthew Iwanusa, Jimmy Carbonetti, Stefan Marolachakis and Sam Hopkins, humbly constructed these musical works [...]

New KUPS radio show “Experience the Sound” offers live sets to students and performing space to artists

New KUPS radio show “Experience the Sound” offers live sets to students and performing space to artists

“Experience the Sound,” the unique addition to our award-winning radio station, is an hour-long segment that serves as an on-air open mic night. It is open for both aspiring student musicians and local artists that wish to showcase their talents to a larger population. The slot begins with a motto speaking to the spontaneity of [...]

New album Dormarion offers catchy lyrics to accompany a pleasant indie-pop musical style

New album Dormarion offers catchy lyrics to accompany a pleasant indie-pop musical style

Benjamin Lerner, the Seattle-based man who performs under the name Telekinesis, released his second full-length album Dormarion this past week. This album was a satisfying follow-up to his first release, self-titled Telekinesis!. As a debut album, Telekinesis! paved the way for a promising career for Lerner. After being signed to Merge Records in 2009, Lerner [...]

Overlooking The Sound reviews: Mattress Music

By GAELYN MOORE This week: “Mattress Music” with DJ Mel Kohler (aka DJ Hoklem, see if you can figure that one out), airs Thursdays from 5-7 pm. DJ Mel’s “Mattress Music” show should come with a warning statement: “WARNING: This music may turn you on. Proceed with caution.” The purpose of this radio segment is [...]

PRISM Quartet expands average conception of music

PRISM Quartet expands average conception of music

When one hears about a group of four saxophones gathering in one space, it is generally assumed that jazz will be played. On Thursday, March 7 at Schneebeck Concert Hall, these four saxophones went well beyond jazz. Featuring an impressive array of music including Columbian, Middle Eastern, modern and many other influences, the PRISM quartet [...]