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APRIL 1

JAZZ MONTH CELEBRATION


We’re kicking off our FUNdraiser with 24 hours of jazz programming curated by our own Jazz Director, Michael Fishman. This event is brought to you in partnership with the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation (http://www.ellafitzgeraldfoundation.org).

APRIL 5

MOVIE NIGHT


Join us in the Harris Hall Courtyard for an outdoor screening of Invisible War (http://www.notinvisible.org) from Academy Award Nominated Director, Kirby Dick. Co-presented with Program Board.

APRIL 7

BANDS AND BINGO AT GROUND ZERO


TIME: 7 PM to 10 PM

We’re partnering with GZ (http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/gzcoffee) to bring you some rad students bands and a bingo game with awesome prizes (free milkshakes?). We personally can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday evening at USC.

APRIL 7

DUBLAB TAKEOVER


TIME: 12 PM to 8PM

Tune-in for 8 hours of unique, live programming from DubLab (http://dublab.com), an internet radio station that’s exploring the possibilities of audio entertainment. There will be special giveaways, DJ sets, live performances, and more.

APRIL 14

KXSC FLEA MARKET


TIME: 12 PM to 6PM

KXSC welcomes vendors from USC and the surrounding community for our first-ever flea market! Snatch a grab bag of CDs from our Music Department, check out the wares for sale, and jam to some blissed-out Sunday afternoon beats from KXSC DJs.

APRIL 16

65 YEARS OF STUDENT RADIO


TIME: 10 AM to 8PM

Celebration of KXSC and the history of student radio here at USC, from the 1950's to today!

This event will devote an entire day of programming to every period of USC student radio's diverse history. On April 16th, we will be re-airing old programming and discussing the history of the station in order to celebrate our heritage and preserve it for future generations of DJs and staff.

Hear programming from all eras of college radio and interviews from passed DJs recalling all the trials and triumphs of being a student run college radio station

APRIL 19

BATTLE OF THE BANDS


TIME: 8 PM to 12 AM

Come on down to Tommy’s Place (http://tommysplaceusc.com) to see some of the best student and local bands duke it out for killer prizes. Grand prize is 5 hours of studio recording, on-air promo, and a website profile of the band. If you can’t make it in person, never fear. We’ll be broadcasting the complete battle live on air. This event is proudly co-sponsored with Spectrum (http://sait.usc.edu/spectrum/).

APRIL 24

ELLA FITZGERALD'S BIRTHDAY PARTY: 24 HOURS OF PROGRAMMED ELLA


Happy Birthday to the First Lady of Song! We’re celebrating with 24 hours of Ella Fitzgerald recordings curated by our Jazz Director, Michael Fishman. Much thanks to the Ella Fitzgerald Foundation (http://www.ellafitzgeraldfoundation.org) for their support!

APRIL 26

TRADDIES HAPPY HOUR


We’re partnering with Traditions (http://www.usctraditions.com) to bring you a special Traddies & KXSC happy hour, featuring live KXSC Djs, drink specials for students over 21 years-old, and food specials for all ages!

APRIL 27

RADIO KICKBALL


Come watch KXSC play a friendly tournament of kickball with other college stations (KXLU, UCLA, KSPC) while our sports DJs give a live play-by-play on-air.

APRIL 14 - APRIL 27

24 HOUR PROGRAMMING EXTRAVAGANZA


Tune in for two weeks of 24 hour programming by our beloved DJs!

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Friday
Oct062006

Colours!

coulours are brighter Rough Trade -- the label to go to for indie in the UK since 1976 -- has done something unexpected and bizarre: they've created a compilation record "for children and grown ups too." But it's obvious that Colours Are Brighter was made as a compromise between kids and their parents: lyrically and songcraft-wise, this is definitely an album for kids ... but Four Tet?! Franz Ferdinand!? the Flaming Lips!? Certainly not another Raffi LP. Which is good. A few tracks stand out in particular to me here ... Four Tet's "Go Go Ninja Dinosaur" is actually one of this danciest tunes, and it features one of my favorite samples ("Hey, Ninja D!/Let's find the Boogie Beat!") I also really like Franz Ferdinand's "Jackie Jackson" which, while a little lyrically dense for toddlers, has that classic Franz Ferdinand feel. Oh, and I dig the goofy little piano ditty there. I guess this song will have to hold us fans over until their next release ... (is that not sort of sad, though?)

Franz Ferdinand - Jackie Jackson Four Tet - Go Go Ninja Dinosaur

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Friday
Oct062006

Full Of Hooks

skwbn While their name -- Suburban Kids With Biblical Names -- means very little to me, it's charming, I must admit. Listening to any lyrics penned by these Swedes will certainly be confusing (none of their lyrics make sense, and if they do, you're not listening to them correctly), but that's part of the fun. They're all jangle guitar pop, sweet harmonies, and cute-for-imprecision actual delivery. Yeah, I definitely think these guys could have mixed their album #3 a bit better, as they never seem to decide on just how much bass they want and how loud they want those vocals to get and that sort of thing. So the quaintness is very nice, but maybe a few singles is enough. Regardless, "Rent A Wreck" is certainly one of those singles that will keep your toe tapping for days on end. The only reason I stopped playing this non-stop was because one of my headphone buds blew out (and I'm not into mono).

Suburban Kids With Biblical Names - Rent A Wreck

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Monday
Oct022006

Ass-Beatin' Oldies

Yo La Tengo's recent LP I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass has been a mainstay of my record player for weeks now and remains as engaging as ever. But noticeably lacking from the LP are their infamous cover songs. Since the beginning, Yo La Tengo has taken an interest in making obscure and unexpected rock/pop songs their own. A highlight of their first album Ride the Tiger was an amazing cover of The Kinks' "Big Sky" and since then some notable covers have included John Cale's "Andalucia", The Beach Boys' "Little Honda" and a doo-wop version of Harry Wayne "K.C." Casey's "You Can Have It All" to name a few favorites. So for those of you feeling a snobby-rock-cover void like I am, here's a cool video of Ira and Georgia circa-1988 covering "Everyday" by Buddy Holly and "Teenager in Love" by Dion & the Belmonts.

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Monday
Oct022006

Woke Up New

So did you see the film Brick early this summer? If not, you should probably go and get it on DVD right now and watch it. Twice. If you did, then you're already familiar with the excellent first-time feature director, Rian Johnson. Well, it seems ol' Rian buddied up with John Darnielle a.k.a. The Mountain Goats for a music video. The song is called "Woke Up New," and it is the first single off the Goats' latest album, Get Lonely. Aside from recommending this album and song, I must encourage you to check out this video. It's creative, well-executed, and is done all with in-camera long shots, save for a couple hidden cuts. All enough to make a film school student jealous. You can watch it in high-quality Quicktime, here: http://www.rcjohnso.com/goats.html

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