As 2020 winds down, KCSU Podcast Director Matt Gusmerotti and KCSU Local Music Director Maddy Erskine collect and highlight the best of the International Local Music Exchange, including some of your and our favorite bands and musicians that made it onto the podcast. Stay tuned next year for ways to get involved with the ILME! … [Read more...] about The best of: The International Local Music Exchange
KCSU Music Director Sam Bonafe gives a brief history on disco and its influence on modern dance music. … [Read more...] about A Brief History of Disco
In this in-studio session, Maddy Erskine joins psychedelic desert fuzz band Los Toms to chat about their new album "Centipede Sessions". Unfortunately we couldn’t have the full band come in and play their songs live due to covid restrictions, so instead we listened to a recording of their song Rogue Roomba/Sciencefish. The song is normally played as one, but is broken into two … [Read more...] about In-Studio: Los Toms
WGMU Radio comes to you from Fairfax, VA for the International Local Music Exchange. We are proud to show off some of the best artists the state has to offer. Stay tuned for weekly episodes of the ILME featuring local bands from the radio station of that week. … [Read more...] about WGMU radio presents: A slice of the NoVA/DC local music scene
It’s not a phase! The Nova Kicks are kicking it up a notch! On this episode, Asher sits down with Luis (Lu) Prado, Enrique Sandoval, Annie Kelly, and Brandon Fierro to learn more about one of the most beloved DIY bands in the Colorado scene and the most talked about band in the (in)doors series. The Nova Kicks classify their style as “a destructive sound wave of distorted grooves and soul”, not sticking too closely to any one genre and embracing the chaotic energy they bring into each and every performance. The Nova Kicks kick back, get down and personal, and open up about serious and important topics like living with anxiety, using music as a creative (and healthy) outlet, how COVID has challenged brought new challenges into their lives and what each band member looks forward to most when shows come back (plus all of us constantly interrupting each other because we can’t see when someone starts talking). This episode features The Nova Kicks’ newest track “The Phase” off their newest EP, “Son of a Stray” (which includes a super secret bonus song at the end)! You can stream “Son of a Stray” on all music platforms.
Photography credit: Jeremy Baxter
Special thank you to Matt Gusmerotti for producing this series.