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Concert Review

Starfucker with Beat Connection and Alexico, 9/11

Alexico
This guy seems to be a one-man band, but he has amazing sound which is enhanced by his spectacular accent (when he does sing). His highlight may have also been when he proceeded to coordinate his multiple crowd surfs to the beat of Starfucker’s encore. It was a beat drop/leap off stage and repeat coordination like I have never seen.

Beat Connection
This band had such a good vibe. They’re a good compliment to Starfucker and I’m glad that they’re touring together. I see them going places. One thing I disliked (you can agree or disagree with this if you choose), was the fact that none of them actually sang. Let me clarify: there were lyrics; there was someone singing, but it was prerecorded. It wasn’t them. I’d love to see them really get into what they’re conveying in their lyrics, but I didn’t see it because they were only looking down at their instruments silently. But hey, maybe that was what was necessary for them to achieve the spectacular musical clarity they did, because their instrumental talent is legit.

Starfucker
Well, I probably should have said in the beginning that this was my first trip to Cat’s Cradle. What a treat for my first experience there to be a Starfucker show. With their pop genius and passionate musical concentration they could easily fill a larger concert hall, but Cat’s Cradle’s close quarters definitely amplified the light show and crowd intensity, making it pretty hard not to jump along to Bury Us Alive with the rest of the hardcore fans. There was jovial competition between keyboardist/founder Joshua Hodges and guitarist Shawn Glassford which is always great to see in a show.

I unfortunately did not notice the feminine clothing they’re rumored to wear, but really, who can notice what they’re wearing when your eyes are squeezed shut as you pump your arm out of its socket… oh, sorry, that may have just been me. Either way this show met my highest expectations.

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DJ Highlights

KNC DJs Pick Their “Entrance Themes”

Not too long ago I sent the fine DJs the task of selecting their entrance theme. You may be thinking, “What is this crazy entrance theme you speak of DJ Ones?” The answer is quite simply this: your entrance theme is the song that would hypothetically play as soon as you entered a room. Below are the handful of responses that I received from DJs across most formats at the station.


Sweet Annie Rich

Robert Earl KeenWhenever Kindness Fails

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz47SXpbYdw

DJ Elly May

Led ZeppelinWhen The Levee Breaks

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbJQT2eDseA

Agent Orange

Holy FuckLovely Allen

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrtQEaeGaZY#t=18s

Filthy Rich

Kens’ Theme from Street Fighter II – Guitar Version

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W98RFGgont0

Sweet Melissa

Mark Mothersbaugh –  Ping Island/Lightning Strike Rescue Op (The Life Aquatic Soundtrack)

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRibnHiuZkQ#t=01m03s

DJ Mensch

HockeySong Away

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMHyq2vrQk

DJ Ones

JusticeGenesis

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThKNt-GY1ww#t=38s

Kojo

John Cage – 4’33

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUJagb7hL0E#t=0m40s

Iris G

Cee LoFuck You

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAV0XrbEwNc&has_verified=1

Noobhammer

Sabaton – 40:1

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N534o7gETE0

The Blog Lady (the blog editor)

John Williams – Star Wars Theme

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjMNNpIksaI

DJ Mollypop

Apples in StereoEnergy

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iaVEeTm3OM

N!cole

StarfuckerRawnald Gregory Erickson the Second

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z8oYH_bhnA

DJ Switch

Jeff Barry and Je’net Dubois – Movin’ On Up

[youtube width=“425” height=“25”]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9y4iXAso4I


What would your entrance theme be? Let us know in the comment section below!