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Spending bill passes as federal government avoids shutdown

Spending bill passes as federal government avoids shutdown

A $1.1 trillion spending bill now sits on President Obama’s desk after passing both House and Senate late last night. In an unusual late Saturday evening vote (where democrats even at one point wheeled a piano into a spare room off the Senate floor, where they sang carols ...

Michael Nickels

December 14th, 2014

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KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU's Top Albums of 2014 (Cheyenne McCoy)

KCSU has received thousands of records this year, and as Music Director I’ve been #blessed to listen to a lot of them. Making this list was a lot harder than I expected because 2014 didn’t have as many gems to offer as more recent years. Some of the records that I was ...

Cheyenne McCoy

December 11th, 2014

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KCSU’s Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

KCSU’s Top Albums of 2014 (Zach Johnson)

It’s about the time of the year we bid adieu to 2014. As music director for the station, I listened to more albums this year than I ever have. And while it was probably the weakest year in music of the decade thus far, there were still a plethora of awesome releases that ...

Zach Johnson

December 11th, 2014

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Live Review: mr. Gnome at Denver's Hi-Dive (11/17)

Live Review: mr. Gnome at Denver's Hi-Dive (11/17)

Mr. Gnome and I go way back. Back in my freshman year of college, their third album, Madness in Miniature, was one of the first CDs I reviewed for this radio station. Now it’s my last year and they gave me a send-off with their newest work, The Heart of a Dark Star. ...

Zach Johnson

November 19th, 2014

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Interview: Young Tongue

Interview: Young Tongue

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks for Austin, Texas’ Young Tongue. The psychedelic indie rock group released their debut album Death Rattle last Tuesday and are currently on their first U.S. tour with Cleveland rockers Mr. Gnome. We sat down with ...

Zach Johnson

November 19th, 2014

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Minus the Bear at the Marquis – Concert Review and Interview

Minus the Bear at the Marquis – Concert Review and Interview

Interview by Jackson Hindman AKA Captain Jack Right from the name you get the impression that this is a band who strives to be different in an industry of radio-friendly pop sensations. Minus the Bear has been cutting against the grain of music trends for 13 years now, with ...

Jackson Hindman

November 7th, 2014

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KCSU at CMJ 2014: The Best and Most Memorable

KCSU at CMJ 2014: The Best and Most Memorable

This last week was CMJ week in New York City, and KCSU’s own Cheyenne McCoy and Zach Johnson got the chance to go out to the Big Apple to experience the five-day event. For those unaware, CMJ sees over 1,300 (mostly up-and-coming) bands and countless industry folk ...

Zach Johnson

October 30th, 2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama visits campus, highlights youth vote

First Lady Michelle Obama visits campus, highlights youth vote

On Thursday, students, citizens, and elected officials alike all rallied together as Mark Udall’s campaign made a stop on campus. An array of speakers from the state and federal government, featuring the First Lady, discussed the importance of this year’s ...

Michael Nickels

October 24th, 2014

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Interview: Pillar Point

Interview: Pillar Point

Scott Reitherman has now been active in the music scene for over a decade, first with indie pop act Throw Me the Statue and now with his new, synth-heavy project Pillar Point. Pillar Point are currently on tour with of Montreal, opening for the flamboyant psych-pop act as ...

Zach Johnson

October 15th, 2014

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Interview: Tiny Moving Parts

Interview: Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts, an emo/math rock band from the tiny town of Benson, Minnesota, are on top of the world. After self-releasing the acclaimed This Couch is Long and Full of Friendship last year, they were signed to Triple Crown Records and just put out their follow-up, ...

Zach Johnson

October 4th, 2014

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