On March 9, K-Sound interviewed Korean band Idiotape and filmed their live performances. Find the interview and live performance of “Cats” below. Check out the full playlist of Idiotape’s in-studio performances here.
A couple of Rock Show DJs had a chance to sit down with guitarist Mark McGuire, formerly of Emeralds, to talk about his new album, his upcoming collaborations, and his approach to making music. Be sure to check out Mark’s most recent album, Along the Way, out now on Dead Oceans!
Listen to the interview here, or check the text after the jump!
Here begins our rollout of coverage of Big Ears Festival, which went down last weekend in Knoxville, TN. First up, we have an interview with Chicago’s own Glenn Kotche, who you might know as the drummer from Wilco. Kotche is a man of many hats – a percussionist and a composer. Check out his new album, Adventureland, which was released on Cantaloupe Music on March 25.
Listen to an audio version of the interview here, or check the text after the jump.
Hello friends! We are very excited to be having Cloud Becomes Your Hand perform in our studio this coming Thursday, April 3rd. Check them out locally via 89.3FM or worldwide right here on wnur.org at 6pm! They just released “Rocks or Cakes” this February, their first record on Northern Spy. They’ll be playing in Chicago on Friday, April 4th at 9pm at Situations at 2202 N. Milwaukee Ave. Here’s what they have to say about them:
The spirit of discovery has made heroes of mountain climbers and deep sea divers. We rally around it with undaunted belief that one day aliens will be our best friends, if we can just push deep enough into space. Cloud Becomes Your Hand reminds us that this magic of new worlds isn’t just on the edges of civilization; it is all around us. Like a children’s show on PBS, depicting urban life with a frenetic jazz of togetherness and purpose, theirs is the sound of exploring your own city. It is the sound of meeting all the surprising people around you. Surrealism, Dada, psychedelia; these are just fancy words to describe the simple thing this group has done. They’ve collected a bunch of exciting sounds and tied them together with the exclamation, “We’re all here, living these wild lives with each other!” It is a sentiment explaining the joy and wonder in a child’s eyes. A sentiment Cloud Becomes Your Hand reminds us is for everyone, forever.