Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Real Estate

Real Estate recently hit Santa Ana's Observatory in anticipation of their (as of yet, untitled) forthcoming LP. Sonic Sandwich's Adrian Garcia was there on vibe-capture duty to photograph the band in all their beach-y, chilled-out glory. Catch Adrian and his estimable co-host, Pizazz, every Saturday 12-2pm exclusively on KUCI 88.9FM.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Zombies/Allah-Las/Summer Twins @The Observatory 9/10

The Zombies recently came back from the dead to play The Observatory, and brought the Allah-Las and Summer Twins with 'em. Shaka Sista DJ Boop and DJ Adrian (Sonic Sandwich/60 Cycle Hum) were there to capture the magic.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer Twins in studio

Big thanks to Summer Twins for playing a very lovely set, and an equally big thanks to the gals at Jelly Jive for making it happen. Catch DJs Meow Mix & Cow in a Shoe Store every Friday 6-8pm only on KUCI 88.9fm. Also, check out a video of the performance on our brand spankin' new KUCI Youtube page. (photos/videos by Allie Ihm & Adrian Garcia)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blonde Redhead @Constellation Room 9/4

Adrian Garcia, of Sonic Sandwich and 60 Cylce Hum fame, recently caught Blonde Redhead at the intimate Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Check out his beautiful pics here and keep a lookout for his next show in the coming weeks - exclusively on KUCI 88.9FM in Irvine.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Review: The Thermals at The Constellation Room, Santa Ana June 14, 2013

DJ Cow in a Shoe Store, one of the hosts of Jelly Jive airing Friday's 6:00-8:00pm, recently saw The Thermals at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana on June 14, 2013. Her show review and photos are below. For more from DJ Cow in a Shoe Store visit jellyjiveradio.tumblr.com.

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From Portland, The Thermals just came out with a new album called “Desperate Ground” and are on tour to promote it this summer. The album is poetic, compelling, and full of emotional guitar music. I haven’t seen them play live since high school! So I was super excited for this night. And on top of all this excitement, another favorite was opening for them: The Audacity. 

The Thermals played a lot of old favorites like “Now We Can See” and “I Might Need You To Kill” while mixing in some new songs in the set as well. You could tell the audience was enjoying it by the size of the mosh pit. However, the bassist noticed there weren’t enough girls in it, so she told everyone to start dancing with a lady since she thought there was too much testosterone in the pit. But we definitely left full of emotion as both bands killed it to say the least, making for a crazy fun night.

Friday, June 7, 2013

KUCI Takes Over Exchange LA on Friday, June 14th, 2013!

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KUCI will be taking over Exchange LA on Friday night, June 14th! Four KUCI DJs will be spinning the downstairs room between 10 p.m. - 2 a.m. The DJs include Dennis Simms (Riders of the Plastic Groove), DJ Rubrene (Telesthesia: Sound System Circuitry), DO'MIN (Delirium Drop) and Lily (Beatification). Marco V will be headlining the night upstairs with Tristan D. For tickets and more info visit http://vor.us/89218.

Review: Shannon and the Clams at Constellation Room on June 2, 2013

DJ Cow in a Shoe Store, one of the hosts of Jelly Jive airing Friday's 12:00-3:00pm, recently saw Shannon and the Clams at The Constellation Room in Santa Ana on June 2, 2013. Her show review and photos are below. For more from DJ Cow in a Shoe Store visit jellyjiveradio.tumblr.com.

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On Sunday, June 2nd, I saw Shannon and The Clams play an amazing set at The Constellation Room. DJ Meow Mix and I have been fans of theirs for a long time, but it was the first time either of us had seen them live. Basically, we danced the night away and left with smiles as wide as the summer sky.
Aquadolls opened the show, and it was a ton of fun from the get go. They threw confetti and balloons in the crowd and kept us very entertained. Their set was especially good because they had a few new songs I had not heard before, and ended the set with my favorite from them, Sinus Infection. Cherry Glazerr went on after and were super good as usual, except one of the singers was missing that night, so they didn’t play the song Bloody Bandaid which was a bummer since it’s one of my favorites from them.

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When Shannon and The Clams came on, everyone was cheering and ready to have their minds blown away. We surely weren’t disappointed. It was hard not to shake your hips to the catchy doo-wop garage punk songs which were so energizing. They played a nice mix of old favorites and new gems from their album that just came out called Dreams In The Rat House. Also, a strange man who seemed to be a friend of the band came on stage mid set and started giving the crowd a strip tease. It was innocent but entertaining, nonetheless. Overall, Sunday night was a fantastic one, thanks to this incredible show.

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