Indie

  • Sat
    Oct 30
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Nov 04
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Left Coast Leanings

Sun AirwayI've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that this week's show truly lives up to its indie inspired theme, unearthing obscure gems from all corners of the globe, with particular emphasis pacific coast way. The bad news is that this week's show truly lives up to its indie roots with obscure gems, most of which you won't be able to find short of employing a fine-toothed comb. All the more reason to tune in I say, ephemeral nature of the experience and all that... The line-up includes a veritable feast of newcomers; Finland's Paperfangs, Loon Choir, The Smiles, The Shape of The Earth, Sun Airway, Pepper Rabbit and more... Saturday at 6pm Central and brought back Thursday at 9am. Bliss-pop for one and all.

  • Sat
    Oct 23
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 28
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

The Happiness Consultancy

Freelance WhalesShoegazer is all new and optimism is the order of the day. We've got a ton of freshly minted tracks for your edification, full of youthful folly and naivete. The line-upStarf*cker includes new offerings from Freelance Whales, Houses, Starf*cker, Beach Fossils, Real Estate and more. Saturday at 6pm and again Thursday at 9am. Happiness guaranteed.

  • Sat
    Oct 16
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 21
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

I'll Draw You a Map

HeadlightsShoegazer is all new and rollicking in its roots this week bringing you a host of tracks that you can't get a hold of by conventional means, so much so that this installment could aptly be dubbed Obscure Sound (and it's all the more sweet because of it). So many good, underappreciated songs that we feel like we're performing a public service. The line-up includes newcomers Computer Magic (whom are offering their EP free of charge from their website), Finland's Satellite Stories, The Non-Commissioned Officers and The Migrant as well as Shoegazer favorites Headlights, Pomegranates and Ra Ra Riot. You'd be remiss to miss. Saturday at 6pm and rewound Thursday at 9am.

  • Sat
    Oct 02
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Oct 07
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Autumnal Hymns

Wild Nothing

 

This week's show has a decidedly 80's revivalism feel to it- it must be a result of summer's demise and the impending approach of the season for reflection. Or maybe it's just the reappearance of the Phlegmatic One and his reading of the Ode To Fall. In any case, it makes for some pretty, forlorn ditties and ephemeral ballads. The line-up includes Wild Nothing, The Magnetic Fields, Ra Ra Riot, Stars, Sufjan Stevens and more. Saturday at 6pm and again Thursday at 9am. Sidle up to the fire and don your thinking caps.

  • Sat
    Sep 25
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Sep 30
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

The South Rises

PomegranatesShoegazer's gettin' low this week with a dose of southern rock- trucker caps, scraggly beards, plaid shirts and chew included. Sounds appealing, right? Not to worry, for the more highbrow folks amongst you we've also included the requisite entree of cerebral and trenchant tunes to wet the palate. In fact I've had a little of both this week after seeing three shows that ran the gamut, including Built to Spill, School of Seven Bells, and the highly impressive and underappreciated Pomegranates, whose new album One of Us is not out for another month or two, but whom were kind enough to lay a copy on me. In addition to a track from that album we've also got songs from Band of Horses, My Morning Jacket and Dead Confederate (three bands that know how to whistle Dixie), as well as Frightened Rabbit, Navajo Bixby and a new offering from Les Savy Fav, amongst others. Grab a sixer and saddle up.

 

  • Sat
    Sep 18
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Thu
    Sep 23
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

There's Nothing Wrong With White Reggae

Ra Ra RiotI'm absolutely chuffed with this week's show- and I'm not even English. Angst-free tracks (barring the obligatory Built To SpillAir Waves tune) start to finish. I pray the Phlegmatic One approves but I had to include a little "white reggae" aka Vampire Weekend. Shoegazer's also got new and novel offerings from little known acts Bombay Bicycle Club, Standard Fare, Blackbird Blackbird, Winter Gloves and Air Waves as well as the superlative Ra Ra Riot and the promising Kinisi- among others. We'll sort you out mate. Cheers.

 

  • Thu
    Sep 16
    9:00 am -
    9:00 am

Holiday

Shoegazer will be on hiatus this weekend but back on Thursday. Enjoy the live entertainment KRUU's got in store for Listener Appreciation Day (something about a larcenous monkey planting poisonous dates in people's food).

 

 

  • Sat
    Sep 04
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

Single White Male

Freelance WhalesShoegazer is getting the hang of this solitary gunman thing. This week's installment features a mish mash of tracks with little relation other than their undeniable sweetness (i.e. the detritus of my life). The cast includes Fujiya & Miyagi, Freelance Whales, Fanfarlo, Beck, Stars, Band of Horses and even Jane's Addiction among others. Bring it back, bring it back. I promise it's not a horror show. Saturday at 6pm and again Thursday at 9am.

 

  • Sat
    Aug 28
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

I'm Not David Carter

I've got to relay some tragic news. David has finished the compound and will no longerRa Ra Riot grace us with his presence (at least for the forseeable future). On a positive note, he did say anyone who reads his manifesto is permitted entry into his personal shangri-la. So I'm tipping my forty of O.E. in his honor and retiring his black turtleneck to the mannequin I set up in his place. But hey, the music is still too compelling to stop so I'll be bringing you fresh produce for a soft landing, including Ra Ra Riot (if you don't know 'em you should), Bill Baird, The Crookes and the semi-local Elsinore as well as tracks from Blind Pilot, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin, Built To Spill and Broken Social Scene among others. Who said boys don't cry (yeah that's foreshadowing).

 

  • Sat
    Aug 21
    6:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

Easy Listening Indie

The Temper TrapIt's ladies uhmm... eighties night on Shoegazer this week. No, the music is not antiquated but rather reconceptualized, a common theme in indie. Worthy tracks every one of 'em. We've got brand spankin' new music from The Arcade Fire, Like Pioneers, Wild Nothing and Opus Orange as well as The Temper Trap, The Helio Sequence and Spoon, among others... Saturday at 6 central. Get out your honkin' headphones and settle down in that overstuffed chair.