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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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Saturday
Mar162013

New This Week: Brought to you by the excitement of KXSC Fest

16 MORE DAYS UNTIL KXSC FEST.  Are you ready to have the only existence-affirming day of your entire life? Are you prepared to eat so many different delicious things that will be so much better than anything else you have ever eaten before, for the first time in your entire life? Are you ready to see what 900 people in one room looks like, for the first time in your entire life? 

I AM*

(*Note, all of the things listed above only hold any actual validity when applied to myself, as I have not had a very exciting life, but that is all going to change on March 30th).

Rhye - Woman: So everyone here is a big fan of sexy, minimal R&B, right? I'm of the mind that this release from local duo Rhye is the cream of the crop from the past few months, just a smidge ahead of those How to Dress Well and xx records. Yeah, Mike Milosh's voice has a velvety and almost feminine smoothness, and the production is the equivalent of a whispered sweet nothing - but the unconventional arrangements are what truly set Rhye apart from others of the ilk. Strings and horns constantly flourish and accent without distracting from the intimacy, kinetic basslines draw heavily from the heyday of disco, and...is that a steel drum riff that doesn't sound shoehorned in on "Verse"? In fact, nothing on this album is forced (save for that weirdass sax solo on "One of Those Summer Days"), which is especially remarkable when an artist deals so exclusively in that LUV thing. Recommended listening if you've ever had some weird and/or irrational feelings.  ZN
Recommended Tracks: "Open", "The Fall", "Hunger"

Fol Chen - The False Alarms: Somewhere in the depths of space lies a planet abundant with reverb, populated by carbon-based lifeforms with robot voices. Recently, scientists have been able to intercept some of the transmissions from the homeworld and market them under the name “Fol Chen” (obviously an alien name). All sci-fi aside, this release is certainly a hybrid between organic and electronic. The often unintelligible, banshee-like vocals are reminiscent of earth’s own Grimes or Bjork, and the echoing arrangements and arena rock snares recall Cults’ old-fashioned pop. Occasionally tracks break into spoken word tangents and are filtered to further enhance the android styled found vocals across the record (Alice Glass would be proud). A piece of music inspired by both classic pop and modern dance, it breaks the fist-pumping mould with most songs on the record landing well below 100 bpm. Fol Chen’s record is really something out of this world.  NA
Recommended Tracks: "200 Words", "Doubles", "IOU"

Adrian Younge - Adrian Younge Presents The Delfonics: You may recognize Adrian Younge's name from his work on the Black Dynamite soundtrack - I got a chance to see his band play a raucous opening set for Flying Lotus back in October. And you may recognize the Delfonics' name because...well, they're THE DELFONICS. The name of this record is a little misleading, however: Younge only worked with William Hart, a founding member and leader of the Delfonics. The pair co-wrote every song on this record, which features a significant hip-hop influence and jagged guitar lines that lean more toward the psychedelic end of the spectrum rather than the standard soul sound. The arrangements stop and start on a dime, with chord progressions and instrumentation that keeping you guessing throughout the album's runtime. A healthy potpourri of Dilla, Patti LaBelle, and Ennio Morricone.  ZN
Recommended Tracks: "I Can't Cry No More", "Lost Without You", "Love's Melody"

The Replacements - Songs for Slim: Released to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered from a stroke last February, this EP packs 5 covers that have the same soul as the older Replacements albums, but with a more positive and energetic theme. The album has already raised a large sum of money for Slim!  Besides the album being a virtuous move to save an old friend, the music is upbeat, raw and still as powerful just as ever, but a bit more sobered-up from the band’s “drunken louts of 1985.”  JH
Recommended Tracks: "I'm Not Sayin'", "Busted Up", "Everything's Coming Up Roses"

Kavinsky - OutRun: VRRRRRROOOOOOOOM!!! Kavinsky makes a speedy entrance on his debut album, “Outrun.” Following his work on the critically-acclaimed soundtrack for the “Drive” motion picture, Kavinsky has crafted more than a dozen tracks that bank off of Daft Punk & Justice’s larger-than-life midi rock. If Def Leppard were 4 guys with keytars and a one-armed drum machine, this would be their record. Vocoders and Casio keyboards run amok like a bad 80s flashback, but with the clarity and class of a 21st century composition. Look, I don’t know all too much about this kind of music and there are only so many acceptable puns I can make about cars. If you saw Drive and liked what you heard, chances are that you will enjoy this just as much.  NA
Recommended Tracks: "Protovision", "Odd Look", "Nightcall"