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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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Thursday
Mar212013

KXSC Fest Vendor: Ludo Truck

What is the Chef of the Future, as touted by Time Magazine, doing on a food truck? Serving up cutting-edge, gastronomically pleasing fried chicken on the Ludo Truck, that's what.

Image via ludotruck.com

Imagine this: while listening to any one of the amazing bands at KXSC Fest, you bite into a Honey Lavender Biscuit to complement the crisp, juicy and equally aromatic buttermilk fried chicken, which is infused with rosemary and Herbes de Provence. Good music and good food, all at once. Can life get much better than this?

Image via ludotruck.com

You can wash down the deep-fried goodness with a Basil Blood Orange drink, for instance, or choose the chicken breast strips for a portable meal suitable for dancing and munching at the same time. They come with an array of sauces to choose from, while the Honey Garlic-Glazed Wings offer an alternative to the fried chicken options. Award-winning Chef Ludo Lefebvre has years of experience at multiple Michelin 3-star rated restaurants, and has been featured on many TV shows including Top Chef Masters, Iron Chef America, and The Taste. His concept of bringing his higher-end cuisine to the streets of L.A. has been met with great enthusiasm from crowds lining up for a taste. The Ludo Truck's fried chicken has also been listed as one of "99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die" by Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic, Jonathan Gold.

-Tanaya Ghosh, KXSC Intern
Wednesday
Mar202013

KXSC Fest Presents: The Dead Ships

The Dead Ships duo enthralled their observers with their punchy blend of garage-esque rock and blues-tinged sound during KXSC’s residency at Space 15 Twenty back in 2011.

Now a trio, The Dead Ships has been quickly trickling into the L.A. music scene and “Best of” lists. And with a recent month-long stint at The Echo, a packed schedule of performances at this year’s SXSW, Performing on The Live Show on KXSC, and a song once featured on the critically acclaimed anthropological show, “The Jersey Shore,” under their burgeoning belt, it looks like they’re here to stay for a little while.

 

There’s something nostalgic about the tunes that these Echo Park locals create, encompassing everything from head-banging anthems to more soulful, down-tempo tracks with catchy-as-hell hooks to rival acts who have been in this game much longer than them. There's also something about their music that encourages libation-induced sing-a-longs.

If this Echo Park trio is not on your radar, rest assured that after KXSC Fest this year, they will be.

The Dead Ships at The Live Show on KXSC

Facebook // MySpace // Bandcamp // Spotify

 -Candice Aman, The Live Show

Tuesday
Mar192013

Kavinsky Outruns Los Angeles

Many people know who Kavinsky is because of his signature tune “Nightcall” which was featured in the 2011 film Drive. For me however, the story first began on July 4, 2007 when I spent America’s Independence Day in Amsterdam watching him open up for Daft Punk at Heineken Music Hall with SebastiAn. Fans of The View From Nowhere might also recall we did an interview with the mysterious man himself in 2010.

This past month saw the release of Kavinky’s long awaited first LP, “Outrun,” an album that demonstrates the depth of Kavinsky as an artist across multiple genres, moods and soundscapes. To celebrate the release of Outrun in the US, Kavinsky’s Los Angeles fans were treated to a truly special evening in his only west coast performance during his current tour.

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Monday
Mar182013

KXSC Fest Presents: Unctuous Rump

If the name Unctuous Rump sounds vaguely familiar to you, that’s because this rapscallion student band once made Reddit’s front page for their music video featuring band members covering themselves in peanut butter as a feast for some lucky dogs. I begin with this fact because this music sounds like it could only be consummated through Reddit’s front page; Unctuous Rump makes songs that sound incredibly knowledgeable, and in the greatest, most complimentary sense possible, they do so while making complete fools of themselves in the process.

This carefree, borderline nihilistic comedy (a la The Dude) gives Unctuous Rump a feeling of complete sincerity in all their audio-visual, and social media antics. Scrolling through their Facebook page, I came across a YouTube link to a Japanther song, a link to the “Unctuous Rump live cam”, and an invitation to a show with the caveat “We are each really stupid”. There’s something in such a humor that I find incredibly endearing for a band that can cite Igor Stravinsky, Sun City Girls, and Norah Jones in their list of influences. Any other band that might do this and also attach an experimental noise demo to their Soundcloud profile--might come off as utterly pretentious, but totaling all these things together makes listening to Unctuous Rump a completely liberating experience. All of a sudden I want to give Reddit a second chance.

Facebook // Soundcloud

Michael Silvestre, Public Relations

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