Indie

The year 2012 has been a good year for independent artists--creative people without the money anjane's partyd hype of big-time labels, studios, and names.

This week I'll introduce you to some indie artists you likely won't have heard of before (like Revolver, Way Yes, Jane's Party [left] and the Magnetic Fields whose "Andrew in drag" is a hilarious ramble), and I'll also play the forbrian wilsonmer indie darlings who inspired and influenced them like Of Montreal, The Shins, Flaming Lips, and Fleet Foxes--all of whom released CDs in 2012.

I'll also preview three songs from the Beach Boys new CD, scheduled for release later this year. I think you'll be impressed: their harmonies still shine like rainbows reflecting sunlight.

  • Sat
    Apr 28
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    May 03
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Regular Service Restored

Shoegazer is back with a brand new edition, meek and chastened for having been on hiatus a long age. By way of apology we humbly submit newly minted tracks from Of Monsters and Men, La Sera, Tanlines, Vacationer, The Walkmen, Horse Feathers and Fanfarlo, as well as offerings from promising acts Caveman and Lux, among others. Saturday evening at 6 and rewound Thursday morning at 9. Listen in for less of the same.

Tune in to Shoegazer anytime by logging onto live365.com and searching for Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?). You can also check out all our playlists by clicking the link to the show above.

  • Sat
    Apr 07
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Apr 12
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Conspicuous Consumption

Now that we've returned from the gluttony of a show (or more) per night for the last week we thought we should share what we found. The line-up includes fresh cuts from Fanfarlo, Tanlines, Bahamas, Bowerbirds, Deep Sea Arcade, Deportees, Lower Dens and many more. Saturday evening at 6 and again Thursday morning at 9. We're here for you epicurious audiophiles.

You can listen to past shows anytime by logging onto live365.com and searching for Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?).

  • Sat
    Mar 10
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Mar 15
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 17
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Mar 22
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

An Embarrassment of Riches

Shoegazer is brimming with great new music over the next two shows. Our cup truly runneth over. The line-up includes cuts from Beach House (the first single off their soon to be released new album), Idaho's phenom Youth Lagoon, the sweet sorrow of Perfume Genius, Frankie Rose, Fanfarlo, Francis, Princeton, Santigold, Hospitality and more. We've also got tracks from Sharon Van Etten and Dirty Beaches, two artists playing the upcoming Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City from March 27th-April 1st (missionfreak.com).

Saturday evenings at 6 and rewound Thursday mornings at 9. Tune in to hear all the music worth hearing that you've never heard of.

  • Sat
    Feb 18
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 23
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am

Three's a Crowd

Is that true? I hope not because Shoegazer is blessed with all three of its wayward hosts for the show this weekend. The music includes brand new cuts from Fanfarlo, Oberhofer, Sharon Van Etten, Tennis (right) and Beach Fossils, as well as great tracks from acclaimed albums by M83, Neon Indian, Stephin Merritt, Hooray For Earth and Youth Lagoon, among others. Saturday evening at 6 and rewound Thursday morning at 9. David promises to be the dumb blonde.

Stream Shoegazer anytime by logging onto live365.com and typing Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?) in the search bar.

  • Sat
    Jan 28
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Sat
    Feb 04
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm

And Why Not?

Yes, it's Shoegazer's first new show of the new year and we're confident the music on tap has been worth the wait. The lineup includes synth-laden tracks from Neon Indian and M83, as well as Beirut, Atlas Sound, Jonsi and relative unknowns but not for long Youth Lagoon and The New Division, among others. Quality. Saturday evening at 6 and again Thursday morning at 9. We're comfortable with being your guilty pleasure.

Stream Shoegazer anytime by logging onto live365.com and searching for Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?). Cheers.

  • Tue
    Jan 03
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 07
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Happy 4th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsIt's kind of hard to believe it, but it's true, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, and I will play as many as I can this week, though it will probably need to be split in two parts, since there are 32! Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central.

  • Sat
    Dec 31
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Jan 05
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am

If This Is It...

This Saturday marks the second installment of Shoegazer's Best of 2011, featuring the choicest tracks we played all year and providing you with a great way to welcome in the New Year. The line-up includes music from The Radio Dept., Bon Iver, Starf*cker, Surfer Blood, Generationals, Beirut, Washed Out, Fanfarlo and many more. Saturday evening at 6 and again Thursday morning at 9. Tune in if you just wanna know.

Listen to Shoegazer anytime by logging onto live365.com and typing Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?) in the search bar. Huzzah!

  • Sat
    Dec 24
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 29
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am

The Least Christmas Show

  • Not that it was intentional but making room for the best music we've played all year leaves little room for anything else. And while Shoegazer is decidedly short on Christmas spirit this week the music for this show and the next will prove ample compensation for any shortcomings of yuletide cheer. The lineup includes superlative tracks (no hyperbole) from The Naked And Famous, Small Black, Beirut, Washed Out, Phantogram, Neon Indian, Bon Iver and many more. Saturday evening at 6 and again Thursday morning at 9. Not to be missed. And a great way to warm up to your Christmas eve celebrations.

Stream Shoegazer anytime by visiting live365.com and searching for Shoegazer Ca Va (no ?).

  • Sat
    Dec 17
    7:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 22
    10:00 am -
    10:00 am

Better Late Than Never

Excuse the 11th hour post but Shoegazer is brand new this week, with just released (or nearly so) music from Atlas Sound, Surfer Blood, M83, Real Estate, toro y moi, The Drums and virtual unknown The New Division, soon to be too popular to be seen in a venue near you. Saturday evening at 6 and Thursday morning at 9. It doesn't feel hip to be square.

Listen to Shoegazer anytime by logging onto live365.com and typing Shoegazer Ca Va in your search bar. And stay-tuned for the annual "Best Of" shows featuring the choicest cuts of the year on the 24th and 31st, a good way to kick off your holiday festivities.