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

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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

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

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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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Review: Summer Twins and Blank Tapes at the Constellation Room on May 29, 2013

DJ Meow Mix, one of the hosts of Jelly Jive airing Friday's 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., saw Summer Twins and Blank Tapes at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana last Wednesday. Her show review and photos are below. For more from DJ Meow Mix visit
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Summer Twins

I took a nice break during the week by seeing The Summer Twins on Wednesday night at the Constellation Room in Santa Ana. Summer Twins are two cute sisters that sing dreamy harmonies in 50’s inspired rock n roll songs. Just think of a modern girl version of the Everly Brothers – they even cover “All I Have to do is Dream,” which was just released on their new EP Forget Me. The title song of that EP is definitely one of my favorite songs by them, so you could imagine how happy I was when they played it as the last song of the set.  Another one of my favorites of the night was “I Will Love You” which they faded into and made a sort of medley out of the previous song. It was awesome and impossibly hard not to dance to! They are a great band to see live, and luckily they have an LA residency coming up in June where they play every Monday night at the Bootleg Bar, so there are plenty more opportunities to see them. DJ Cow in a Shoe Store and I built up the courage to talk to them afterwards and they were very nice and approachable. We talked about having them come into KUCI to play a live set on Jelly Jive so we hope to have that happen in the future. They also gave us a free copy of their new EP so get ready to hear more of that on our show!
Surprisingly Summer Twins were not headlining the concert, they actually went on first out of four bands. The main attraction was The Blank Tapes who put on quite a show themselves. Their style is pretty different from the Summer Twins – a lot more folky which is why I was kind of surprised they played together. The lead singer shredded on the guitar and had some impressive solos, while the drummer played on two floor toms instead of a full drum kit. Overall it was a unique and memorable show.

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Blank Tapes