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KXUA: SXSW Photo Recap 2014

If you are into music, chances are you have probably heard of SXSW. It is a glorious time of year when the music industry descends upon Austin.  For older artists, it is a great way to connect with younger, festival-going generations, labels, and your fellow artists. For up-and-coming artists, SXSW provides an outlet to share their music to all who are within earshot.

Over the years, the SXSW has drastically affected countless acts, making it a music-industry-mecca, of sorts.

Check back this week for a post of video highlights and to see interviews with artists, including Phantogram, Miami Horror, Mas Ysa, Royal Canoe, Milagres, Classixx, Speak, UME, and many more.

Follow us on Twitter for more SXSW recaps: @KXUA

If you would like a first-person account of SXSW, listen to a recording with the 808 Underboss of Indie Dancefloor here.

Photo credit: Joseph Noga

1221 at Spotify House

 

2. Phantogram at Spotify House
Phantogram at Spotify House

Phantogram at Spotify House
Phantogram at Spotify House

 

Phantogram at Spotify House
Phantogram at Spotify House

Charli xcx at Spotify House
Charli xcx at Spotify House

Charli xcx at SXSW

Rob Delong
Rob Delong

Rob Delong
Rob Delong

Ms Mr
Ms Mr

Ms Mr
Ms Mr

Royal Teeth
Royal Teeth

UME
UME

UME
UME

Hurray For The Riff Raff
Hurray For The Riff Raff

Hurray For The Riff Raff
Hurray For The Riff Raff

 

Charli xcx
Charli xcx

Jamestown Revival
Jamestown Revival

Glass Animals
Glass Animals

Glass Animals
Glass Animals

Kins
Kins

 

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Phantogram
Phantogram

Roosevelt
Roosevelt

Roosevelt
Roosevelt

 

Roosevelt
Roosevelt

Jerome LOL
Jerome LOL

Jerome LOL
Jerome LOL

Mark McGuire
Mark McGuire

Mark McGuire
Mark McGuire

Future Islands
Future Islands

Classixx
Classixx

Classixx
Classixx

Milagres
Milagres

Milagres
Milagres

Jagwar Ma
Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma
Jagwar Ma

Royal Canoe
Royal Canoe

Mas Ysa
Mas Ysa

Mas Ysa
Mas Ysa

Phantogram
Phantogram

Phantogram
Phantogram

Sleigh Bells
Sleigh Bells

Sleigh Bells
Sleigh Bells

Miami Horror
Miami Horror

Danny Brown
Danny Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mostly Local: The Great Scotts

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Fayetteville's The Great Scotts jammed out in the KXUA studios live recently, and here is the podcast in all of its glory.

They played several live acoustic/electric tracks and we played a bunch of tracks off of their new CD, Rumble Fear.

A few tracks from local favorites, Damn Arkansan are sprinkled throughout as well.

They will be playing with Damn Arkansan, Teenagers and other bands on March 9th, at the Smoke & Barrel Tavern. ($5 cover!)

Download the podcast free here!

Check out their website here!

 

Wheels of Steel – DJ Nicholas Scott

It's been a very busy month for Nicholas Scott. From house parties to launching his new Facebook fan page, he's making his presence felt on the Northwest Arkansas dance music scene. This past Wednesday, Nicholas Scott was my guest on Wheels of Steel. Our conversation ranged from recalling what led him to becoming a DJ to stories about the history of DJing and the inner workings of some of the more famous and influential clubs in the last few decades. Nicholas Scott premiered his brand new mix "Lasers Inc." by performing it live on KXUA 88.3FM, and also laid down a 20 minute mini mix to close out the broadcast. You can download Lasers Inc., the mini mix, as well as the entire broadcast including the interview with the following links:

Wheels of Steel - 12-15-10

Nicholas Scott's Lasers Inc. Live Mix

Nicholas Scott's Live Mini Mix

Catch DJ Nicholas Scott live at The Jingle Ball on December 23rd at Scarpino's, and then again on New Year's Eve for the Art Amiss Blue Masquerade Ball at Speakeasy. Thanks to all of you Wheels of Steel listeners for a fantastic 2010...keep your eyes on the KXUA blog for news of my upcoming best of 2010 electronica show!!

WHEELS OF STEEL – Mixx Tenn

Illustration by Joëlle Storet

During this Thanksgiving week, we can certainly be thankful for the gift of music. In the above illustration by Joëlle Storet, Tutankhamun and Ankhesenamun offer thanks to Ra-Horakhty for the gift of his latest album, "Two Horizons". Egyptology jokes aside, last week's Wheels of Steel with DJ Mixx Tenn was an episode for which we can be truly thankful. Growing up in Memphis, Tennessee afforded Mixx Tenn the opportunity of exposure to a variety of musical styles, and this eclecticism is reflected in the songs he chooses for his mixes. Click on the link below to hear his story of life in Memphis, moving to Fayetteville, and making it as a DJ in northwest Arkansas:

Wheels Of Steel - 11-17-10

When it comes to song selection, Mixx Tenn knows how to surprise you. His live mix on KXUA ranged from hip-hop to disco to R&B and funk, spanning 30+ years of music history. Despite this range of styles and time periods, the transitions are seamless and the mix...cooks. Get it here:

Mixx Tenn Live Mix

Have a Happy Thanksgiving, and join me on December 1st, 8pm to 10pm, for the next episode of DJ EJ's Wheels of Steel!

KXUA’s Broadcast Service Area…and how you can help!

Viewshed (line of sight) analysis results approximating KXUA broadcast range

Following the installation of KXUA's new transmitter in September, I asked friends in the University of Arkansas' CAST (Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies) to assist in calculating KXUA's broadcast range in northwest Arkansas. The first approach was a viewshed analysis of the entire area that is visible from a particular location, in this case, the KXUA antenna. The high points surrounding Fayetteville, Mount Sequoyah to the east in particular, act to limit the distance visible from the KXUA antenna. This analysis does not take into account the ability of radio waves to bend (further analyses will accomplish this) and so its accuracy is lacking in some areas. That's where you, the local KXUA listener, can help!

Visit the ArcGIS website page where this initial analysis has been published. Click on the small map image to view a larger version of the map (if a window appears saying it's having trouble loading, click "OK" and it should load) which you can zoom in and out of. Enter your address in the search window in the upper right hand corner of the screen and you can locate your residence within or outside of the line of sight of KXUA's antenna. Zoom out to see where you are in relation to the green, yellow, and red lines. If you live or are driving outside of the area encircled by those lines and still get KXUA 88.3FM on your radio, we want to know! Comment on this post with the closest town and/or zip code to where you heard KXUA.

Have an iPhone? You can view your location in relation to the KXUA Service Map using the ESRI ArcGIS app. It's free to download (just do a search in the app store for "arcgis") and you can load and use the KXUA Service Map wherever you may be in Northwest Arkansas. Here's how:

1. Open the ArcGIS app and select "Find Maps".
2. Hit the magnifying glass search button in the upper right hand corner.
3. Type in a search for "KXUA 88.3" and the KXUA Service Area map will come up.
4. Select that map and ArcGIS will open it on the map page.
5. Using your fingers you can zoom in and zoom out, and by touching the crosshairs in the bottom right hand corner, you'll activate the GPS, telling you exactly where you are in relation to the KXUA Service Map boundaries.
6. Once again, if you're outside of the area delineated by the green, yellow, and red lines on the screen, we want to know! Comment on this post and tell us where you were. My friends at CAST and I will be able to edit the boundaries based on listener suggestions!

If you're heading out of town for Thanksgiving break, see how far you can go before losing KXUA's signal, having a passenger (you keep your eyes on the road!) in your car checking your location in relation to the KXUA Service Map on your iPhone. Happy Thanksgiving greetings and safe travels to all our listeners!

Regards,

Eric Jensen
KXUA 88.3FM Station Manager