Jessica Allen

Jessica has been in radio for 5 years, working for originally for the student radio station in Austin, Texas as DJ and Programming Manager. Jessica was an intern at KVNF in 2012 in the music department doing the folk and bluegrass shows, and did album reviews for the station during that time. 

 

MUSIC
8:54 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 29, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Psychedelic Pill Partially inspired by the writing of his new memoir, "Waging Heavy Peace," Psychedelic Pill feels like the sprawling ride that Young's career is. " href="/post/sugars-picks-oct-29-2012" class="noexit lightbox">
Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Psychedelic Pill Partially inspired by the writing of his new memoir, "Waging Heavy Peace," Psychedelic Pill feels like the sprawling ride that Young's career is.

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

MUSIC
11:43 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 22, 2012

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

 

MUSIC
2:26 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Sufjan Stevens // Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10

Released 11.13.12 Asthmatic Kitty

Mark it down, guys: October 19th, the day KVNF started getting in Christmas albums. Not to worry, the airwaves won't be jingling for at least another month, I imagine. But with NPR's piece, New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move, we can ponder just why it is so attractive for every man, woman and child with access to a mic (read: every man, woman, and child) to record a bit of their own xmas cheer.

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MUSIC
12:14 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Ty Segal // Twins

Released 10.9.12  Drag City

 

In the malevolence of Ty Segall's 2012 album onslaught (this is #4 if you include his tasty, old-time-high-fi collaboration with White Fence), Twins is the most organized- like a less-severe natural disaster. As the cover depicts, we're still in for a mind-bend, but it's as if some of the sheer fuzz was combed & suited by NASA in preparation for a space launch.

-DJ Jurassica

MUSIC
11:22 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 15, 2012

Menahan Street Band / The Crossing Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band says it best, "The Crossing is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992." " href="/post/sugars-picks-oct-15-2012" class="noexit lightbox">
Menahan Street Band / The Crossing Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band says it best, "The Crossing is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992."

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

 

MUSIC
4:27 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Frankenweenie Unleashed! // Various Artist

Released 10.5.12 Walt Disney Records

Danny Elfman does an indie-pop packed soundtrack for the black and white stop motion remake by Tim Burton of his 1984 short film by the same name. It's cute and expected, but with a few tracks not to miss.

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Album Reviews
3:47 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Sonny & The Sunsets // Longtime Companion

Released 7.31.12 Polyvinyl

Sonny Smith recorded a country album after a breakup...When our tummies settle from the chuckle that incites, two things become clear:

  1. The drive to use steel guitar in the midst of pain must be innate
  2. A twang suits Sonny pretty well.
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MUSIC
4:47 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Bonnie “Prince" Billy // Now Here’s My Plan

Released 7.24.12  Drag City

If this is your introduction to Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, you are meeting a man part-genius, part-indulgent rambler. His score’s of albums under a variety of names (Palace Music, Palace Brothers, Palace, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Bonnie Billy, Bonnie 'Blue' Billy, & Will Oldham) are expansive and lonely, romping and snide, and all together strangely harmonious

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Music
4:14 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Kalen Nash // Ukred

Released 5.29.12  Normaltown Records

Ukred, is exactly as fresh and lamby as its newly-birthed label, Normaltown. An imprint label of New West Records (Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Kristofferson). Normaltown, named for the artists district in it's home town, Athens, GA, was established to grow young talent without immediate expectations.

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Album Reviews
2:30 pm
Sat February 25, 2012

Perfume Genius // Put Your Back N 2 It

Released 2.25.12 Matador

Another hauntingly soft and beautiful turn through the painful past of Mike Hadreas. This time the melodies aren't hung so gauntly on the notes of a singular piano, as with Learning, but fleshed out with a little more instrumentation and collaboration. Back deals with many of the same issues as Learning, but with a tinge of nourishment added to the pallor.

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