17 December 2007

KSCL releases TOP100 of 2007

It's here. The first top albums of the year! We (the music directors) did it for several reasons, but it comes down to a big finish for 2007. A lot has happened this year. We've been broadcasting at our higher wattage 2100 watts! We've gotten a lot of equipment for student and DJ use. We did the 3rd annual Battle of the Bands in January (ps - more info on next year's event coming soon!!). We've also been throwing out tons of new music. I'm also happy to announce that our office is even more productive this year than in the past.

I'll be posting separate articles for individual album reviews. Not all, but a few! ;)

This week is finals, and they are all hell. More love soon! Keep tuned!

14 December 2007

Exclusive interview with Chris Jay @ the Robinson Film Center

Robinson Film Center envelope
Originally uploaded by Schleuss
Hey everyone! I have an exciting episode for you today. I recently toured the upcoming Robinson Film Center with Program Director Chris Jay. If you tuned in a week ago you would have caught the live interview with music, but unfortunately I can't distribute it on podcast. Slap my wrist right?! In this interview I talk about the layout of the center, what it features, and what it will serve up. You do know that there'll be a wine bar & bistro upstairs, right?! :) Enjoy it!

for more info on the Robinson Film Center:

23 November 2007

KSCL Presents the Winks LIVE

KSCL presents the Winks Thursday, November 29. The show will be downtown at Artspace located at 710 Texas Street and begins at 7:30 pm. The Winks are a delightful and colorful art-folk-pop band from Montreal, Canada. And I am personally excited to be working with them and having the chance to see them live. There will be a $5 admission charge to see the Winks with opening act the Funz.

More info about the Winks here:
"mandolin/cello, boy-girl, art-pop freakout immediately brings a smile to my face. Too talented to be dismissed as novelty act, this is pure musical lunacy at its best."
- Chart Attack

Todd Macdonald and Tyr Jami met at fishing camp when they caught the same fish. They've been inseparable ever since. They began as an improvised cello and mandolin duo but quickly began writing songs and releasing limited edition CDRs.

In 2004 they released a full length on Swim Slowly Records, in 2005 they did a split with Tights on Drip Audio/Universal and in the fall of 2006 released the critically acclaimed Birthday Party on Ache Records. Birthday Party was produced by the production team JC/DC (New Pornographers, Destroyer ,Tegan and Sarah) and included the talents of Andy Dixon (The Red Light and Secret Mommy) and Juno award winning violinist, Jesse Zubot.

Imminently, The Winks are leaving on a 60+ date tour across North America and Rhino Flying and Ache Records is releasing their limited edition tour EP Chorus Girls.

"Like Frog Eyes mashed with baroque chamber music filtered through early 60s girl-band pop. The Vancouver group eschews traditional indie instrumentation while embracing willfully obscure lyrics and calliope-esque melodies."
-See Magazine

"great swells of instrumentation show the band maturing in real-time. For proof, look no further than the darkly elegiac "0[]." Or, if you'd rather stay on the celebratory side, stick to tracks like "Slumber Party Let's Go." Either way, you're getting a gift."
– Spin Magazine

They have shared the stage with Akron/Family, Architecture in Helsinki, Think About Life, Au Revoir Simone, Rusty Santos, Jesse Zubot, The Robot Ate Me, They Shoot Horses Don't They, SNFU, Secret Mommy, Karl Blau, The Red Light Sting and hundreds more. The Winks have also appeared as on albums by The New Pornographers and Raffie.

16 November 2007

When Science and Politics Collide: Understanding Global Climate Change

Dr. Jeanie Hamming, Sara Eich, and Dan Kersting weigh in on the current situation surrounding the global climate change "debate." Here you are!

06 November 2007

The Gunshy Coming KSCL! A FREE Show for the Public!

The Gunshy
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Kay, another post in class, right before my computer dies from no more power.

Regardless of my laptop-power drainage, KSCL is hosting a free show for the public (all ages) this Saturday, Nov. 10 @ 7:30pm behind Turner Art Gallery on Centenary's campus. Again, this show is free and open to the public, so come out and support [free] live music in Shreveport. Invite your friends!

The show will include The Gunshy and Judson Claiborne from Chicago. The Gunshy's has a Tom Waits-y vocals and an indie-acoustic feel.

Turner Art Gallery is located on the corner of Rutherford and Centenary Blvd.

MySpace - http://www.myspace.com/thegunshy

Squeaky Shoes??

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We're doing a lot of things internally and we've been super busy getting ready for them all. That's why I'm writing this post in class.

Tonight, if you tune in after 5p you might here something not-so-familiar. We'll be airing Centenary Basketball starting tonight with a Women's game at five. So, if you live in the area, you can hear the G-word and L-word until March on our station. We're in the process of updating our google calendar page to show what shows will be cancelled and/or moved. Most of our DJs will be moving their shows. I'll be focussing more on Johnny Panic (Wed. @ 10p).

This move will be good for Centenary, KSCL, and the community. I hope that you guys enjoy the games, and if not, well then just tune in some other time. Again, our schedule online has the detailed info.

Thanks for your patience!
Jon Schleuss

02 November 2007

[Music Review] Prints- Prints

Prints- Prints

Have you heard the new album by Prints? No, not ‘Prince’ - Prints!

This self-titled debut is a must for fans of collaborative jam, progressive rock, or electronica. Most of the songs on this album start out with either a simple rock or keyboard tune and the next thing that one hears is the jam vocals of mouth-made wah-wahs and whistles. This is due to the band’s nature to improvise lyrics.

Prints has a tendency to make all their music in a studio setting and the vocal are usually laid down in two takes after twenty minutes of free verse jamming. So what one hears on the final recording has most likely only been recorded twice or three times. This is made possible as the band does make use of several electronic do-dads to create a masterful symphony of something like a barbershop quartet meets Devo.

If you are one who is a big fan of driving around in your car singing “la-la-la-la, do-do-do-do!” to tunes that you make up off the top of your head, then you would probably love the musical styling of Prints. Certain fun and uplifting tracks such as “Easy Magic” or “Too Much Water” will make you feel less alone in your car if you friends have refused to ride with you due to your… creative nature.

[Music Review] Cass McCombs- Dropping the Writ

Cass McCombs- Dropping the Writ

Dropping the Writ is Cass McCombs third album. And this is one of the most dynamic pieces of modern musical talent you will experience. Some songwriters claim to gain inspiration from a Muse, but McCombs seems to go a step further in capturing the Muses themselves in his songs. Melodies are so defined yet intangible; one may feel the urge to sing along to his songs, but will soon find that any attempt is thwarted by his beautiful, light-as-air vocals.

The music itself is hard to define in terms of genre. There seems to be various forms of rock, folk, pop, and psychedelic. There are tracks such as “Pregnant Pause” that are seductive in the melodic form, and use of the acoustic guitar patterns run wild under an angelic pop vocal. Other tracks such as “That’s That” tend to sound like the ghost of a Sex Pistols song; instead of anger set to thrash, it’s the persistent spirit of Punk Rock possessing the Beatles and James Taylor.

Musically speaking, Dropping the Writ is an auditory experience that is best understood just by taking the time to listen to it. The songwriting alone is a talent that I would not expect to be coming from anyone in today’s music arena. The folk elements alone hearken back to a time when writing music was about telling a story, yet the pop elements scream out that this is not musical snobbery and that everyone should enjoy this music. In my opinion, and on my honor as an experienced music-lover, a musician, and a music director at a fine radio station I say without reserve that the tracks on this album are what pop music today should be but isn’t.

25 October 2007

KSCL.fm design...

Hey everyone, this is Steven, the webmaster at KSCL. I've just been working on something, and I thought you might like to have a look.

KSCL.fm - The Redesign

The big boss (Jon) wanted me to get some opinions, so please comment and tell me whether you like it or not, or if you just hate me for trying to replace that lovely site we already have up.

-The Web Guy

Adam Freedman Interview at KSCL [Exclusive]

Drat to hell! I meant to put this up ages ago.

Adam Freedman of Los Angeles, CA was here in the studio on July 16th, 2007. Here's the link to the interview.

Freedman is an indie-acoustic musician by night, by day a student at UCLA studying biology. He's working on his doctorate. For more information visit his myspace.com/adamfreedman

He's got a great album for sale on iTunes.

Dude! You're from Philosophy Talk?!

KSCL is extremely excited to announce that Ken Taylor and John Perry will be broadcasting this weeks episode of Philosophy Talk right here. In Shreveport. At Centenary. In KSCL's studio.

This all goes down this Sunday, October 28th at noon. Tune into KSCL 91.3 FM to hear the broadcast and call-in with your questions via (415) 841-4134.

Philosophy talk is a weekly, one-hour radio broadcast produced by Ben Manilla. Philosophy Talk broadcasts from KSCL 91.3 FM every Sunday and Wednesday at 10am.

Centenary's page on it is available here.

23 October 2007

Governor - Elect Bobby Jindal Speaks at Centenary

Happened today, we have the exclusive recording on our podcast and here.

22 October 2007

Centenary Film Students Shooting Big

Leo Kacenjar, Dan Kersting, Mindy McKoin, Lauren Brown, and Jason Kay are giving their answer to the 2007 Apple Insomnia Film Festival. The video is awesome, and they'll win with your help. Log onto the website and search for their film, Harvest and rate it up! Any questions direct to Lauren Brown at animationnerd@gmail.com. The video is here. The best of luck to all students!

20 October 2007

First Night...CMJ


Doesn't the internet work? Well, it's been unfortunate, but go figure. You live in New York and you're bound to experience some problems.

First off, I need to slightly apologize for not blogging thus far on our journey to NYC for CMJ (the Country Music Jamboree!). Our internet has been down, we've been running wild during the day and it takes about 1 hour to get from our hotel to the inner city of Manhattan. On a scary train. Down a scary alley. Fortunately we're still alive.

So, the whole point of us going to CMJ up here in New York City is to learn what we can do as radio stations to make this world a little better. Dare I say change the world for the better, and if you know me, you know that I'm driven towards changing this world. Start with underground music in Shreveport, then to Northwest Louisiana, then the world. Small steps I'm told. Small steps.

Let's begin at the beginning. That always feels most appropriate. We left on Wednesday morning out of Shreveport Regional airport. We flew to Dallas. Then straight to Newark in New Jersey, which is the landmass known as the states, only to the west of Manhattan (which is the middle).

Everything was pretty ordinary until we landed at 4:15-ish and made a mad rush into NYC as cheaply as we could. We boarded one train. Got off, realized we were on the wrong train. Then got on a new train. Transferred. Turned. Then walked. We were 5 minutes late to the Puck Building to get our badges. They weren't letting anyone in. Nope. Tomorrow. So, what are two kids to do?? Well, keep in mind that through this whole process we're still carrying all of our luggage. Two bags a piece in a city that is bananas with people.

We called Ariane, a super cool promoter from Organic Entertainment and she recommended us going to Club Midway to meet some of the bands. Namely, Billy Harvey. Now, he's a folky-type muscisian with a great attitude and a pret-near amazing flash site. CHECK THAT OUT!

We talked to him out on the street and met his manager. Now, Barry (the manager) is a funny man that's lived in NYC his whole life. For reference, Billy Harvey's from Austin. We spent a considerable amount of time out on the street and then went into the underground venue for the main show (Billy obviously). We met two kids from Hammond's college radio station. We stayed at Organic's party until 10. Then we decided it might be good to check into the hotel, much less just find it!

Took us an hour and a half and boy were we tired. But we found it. Crashed.

on iTunes

16 October 2007

Nadine Kaskas with Bill Robertson [Oct. 11, 2007]

In this exclusive interview Nadine Kaskas interviews Bill Robertson, head of the Shreveport Headquarters for Foster Campell campaign. Here it is. 

14 October 2007

Nadine Kaskas on 2007 Louisiana Gubernatorial Debate at LSUS

In this review, Nadine reports on her findings at the LSUS debate of the top four candidates running for governor in the state of Louisiana. The issues discussed at this debate were very relevant to Shreveport, Bossier City, and northwest Louisiana. This program will air today, Sunday, October 14th at 4pm and again on Thursday, October 18th at 4pm. For more information, visit our website at www.kscl.fm. Here's the file. This show has the "1 2 3 4" track by Feist.

Topics covered:
  • Workforce training
  • Higher degree training in Shreveport
  • Ethics Reform
  • Toll Roads
  • Film Industry
  • Casino Industry
  • Completion of I-49

KSCL to NYC this Wednesday [CMJ]

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Hey all!

The staff just got approved by the Student Government Association to head to NYC for the BIG CMJ music marathon, where names from the music industry meet to discuss the current and future happenings in music. Ben and I leave early Wednesday and I hope to use this space to post blogs from each day of the event. That way you guys can get an inside peek at what we'll be seeing from inside NYC.

more to come....

05 October 2007

Thurston Moore - Trees Outside the Academy (Music Review)

Thurston Moore- Trees Outside the Academy

With a career spanning three decades and several genres, Thurston Moore, co-founder of the legendary post-punk noise band Sonic Youth, recently released his latest solo publishing. Trees Outside the Academy is a lyrically poetic and sonically acoustic frolic through the acid-washed audio mind of Thurston Moore.

The album is predominantly folk-based and acoustic, yet some tracks exhibit signatures of Sonic Youth-esque noise intros such as on the track “American Coffin.” Other tracks like “Wonderful Witches” and “Off Work” are more electric guitar based rock tunes that do not necessarily allude to Sonic Youth’s noise sound, but a more reserved, anti-melody style of songwriting.

From the album art to the songs themselves, Trees seems to act as a self-portrait for Moore. The CD case and liner notes are littered with personal home photos of the artist as well as copies of letters to family members and other bits of art that seem introspective. Songs carry an ever-hazy vision of private thoughts from the mind of Thurston, and (as always) cryptic poetry abounds throughout the lyrics especially on track 5, “Fri/End,” which is a happy-go-lucky tune written on acoustic guitar and complimented by stringed accompaniment. “Fri/End” is such a delightful, romping song, yet in an attempt to explain what the song is actually about one must pretend to understand Moore’s descriptions of emotion through descriptions of visual color patterns. Most of Moore’s lyrics are so acute and strange that even if one feels lost in the poetry of the moment one does not even care.

This is a great album for fans of Thurston Moore or even pure Sonic Youth fans. None of the tracks on this album fail to please or entertain.

04 October 2007

Interview w/ Dr. Schwarzman & Leia Lewis

In this new interview, I sit down with Meadows Museum Educator Leia Lewis and Dr. Mat Schwarzman, an Attawy scholar. The program will air on KSCL 91.3fm on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 4p and Thursday, Oct. 11 at 4p.

Art 295: Introduction to Community-Based Arts
The Highland Spirit House

Info from Leia:

About Mat:

Mat Schwarzman has been a student, practitioner, instructor and writer in
the field of community-based arts since 1985. He has helped establish arts
education programs for teens, college students and adults across the
United States. He holds a Ph.D. in Transformative Learning & Change in
Human Systems from the California Institute of Integral Studies. He is
founder and director of the Crossroads Project for Art, Learning and
Community in New Orleansa and co-author of the book "Begginers Guide to
Community Based Arts. Visit the organization's website at

About the course:

Art 295: Introduction to Community-Based Arts, instructed by Leia Lewis,
Museum Educator, explores the aesthetic, sociocultural, political, and
transpersonal learning issues involved in producing artwork that engages
artists, cultural institutions, and community as creative partners.
Students will examine historic and contemporary community-based arts
projects from Louisiana and the U.S.A, and the methodologies that
facilitate artist-community exchanges within the visual arts, performing
arts, and theatre. Students also will investigate these models to consider
how art can be used to enhance quality of life, build community, and
foster social change.

This course will utilize Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College of
Louisiana as a primary educational resource for guest speakers, class site
visits, and a group project. Students will collaborate with Meadows Museum
of Art staff to design and implement a community-based arts project that
is inspired by a scheduled exhibition within the Museum’s visual arts
season. Students will learn to cooperate with diverse artistic and
community stakeholders to conceptualize, plan, execute, and evaluate a
community-based arts project.

01 October 2007

Renaissance (2006) - FFCV

....to the plot summary!
Paris, 2042: a dark Rotoscope world of shadows and right angles. Ilona Tasuiev, a brilliant young scientist, is kidnapped, and her employer, Avalon, a major health and beauty corporation, wants her found. Karas, a jaded police captain, is assigned to find her, fast. He seeks help from her sister, Bislane, and they are soon uncovering identify theft, missing files, and hints that something back in 2006 may explain what's going on. Ilona's mentor, Avalon's vice president, a Japanese researcher, an underworld boss, and Bislane's drug connection all figure in the mix. So does an attraction between Karas and Bislane. What's behind the kidnapping? Who's the victim?

Leo & Co. back again this Friday with Renaissance, a French animated feature length. Brought to you by the Centenary Film Society. All screenings start at 9p in Carlile Auditorium (Mickle 114). Admission is free, and the films are open to the public.

30 September 2007

Viva Chita! Jackrabbit to show off Day of the Dead Art

It's a call for artists and it's through Conchita via her myspace. Get excited! Conchita and I talk about what Dia de los Meurtos is, who's already contributed art, and how interested artists can still contribute. Here's the chit-chat.

The exhibit will open on November 2-3 at the JackRabbit Lounge (formally lil' Joe's). Time will be announced soon. Bands Power Pellut, Zack the Rookie, and the White Rabbit will perform at night. 

Anyone interested in getting involved contact Conchita via her myspace or her email burningcorazon@yahoo.com.

25 September 2007

President Schwab's Freshman Convocation Speech

At the beginning of each scholastic year, Centenary holds a convocation to inspire new students. KSCL has worked with Centenary to record the convocation and the president's speech. Now you can have President Scwhab on your iPod (or other mp3 device), inspiring you whenever you like!
Peace and Love,
Steven - The Web Guy
Schwab's Speech

Mat Schwarzman Convocation

Hey all,

This convocation took place on Tuesday, September 18th. Dr. Schwarzman, an Attaway scholar, author, and educator for community-based art projects.

Thanks for the recording film students, Dr. Glaros, Mindy Mckoin, and Jason Kay!

Here's file, again you can find us on iTunes.

21 September 2007

"Help the Marmets"

KSCL received the following email from Sara Hebert regarding her family in need. Sara Hebert is a graduate of Centenary College and a former student DJ and Staff member of KSCL Shreveport. Her contributions to our radio station and her care for our mission as a radio station offering the best indie and underground music to you the listeners has been unsurpassed. So we all want to help her family as much as possible, and we hope you will open your eyes to her cause as well.

The following from Sara Hebert on Sept 15, 2007:

"Hi all,

"I am writing to you in a time of need for my family. The recent Hurricane/Tropical Storm which passed through my home parish in Louisiana left my sister and her family homeless due to a tornado spin off from the storm. I've spent today launching an initial version of a website that will be the hub of fund raising and information for her family, and I want to encourage you to visit and pass it along to your friends, family and colleagues. This is an important issue to me not only because of my family but also because as a graduate student in the Digital Media Studies program at the University of Denver, I work with the Digital Media Outreach Center which provides support for many organizations doing public good.

"I want to emphasize that by no means am I asking you to make a monetary contribution. While the storm has left them with very little, they can best benefit from you raising awareness about their situation. If you have contacts in any sort of media or with a high profile web presence, please pass this on to them. If you are in a position to make a monetary contribution, we are currently taking donations through PayPal and by check through the mail. I am also searching for someone who can guide me through the process of making these donations tax-deductible, and also someone who may be able to provide Internet access and a computer to their family so they can help keep the site up to date.

"The website is located at http://www.helpthemarmets.com and will be undergoing constant change over the next week. I've also attached a media advisory about their situation and the site launch. "

We, KSCL, and I, Tyler, are personally asking you to please visit the site and leave this beautiful family a message of encouragement. KSCL asks that you spread the word and give this family a chance to get back on their feet.

Thank you.

16 September 2007

Centenary Film Society Presents "Little Children"

"Little Children" poster
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Leo & Co. are back again with their next film.

Here's what they say:
"Little Children centers on a group of young marrieds, whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways."

All screenings are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Carlile Auditorium, Mickle Hall 114. Admission is free and movies are open to the public. For more information please contact Leo Kacenjar: lkacenja@centenary.edu or Jeff Hendricks: jhendric@centenary.edu or call (318) 869-5254.

15 September 2007

The Black Lips - Good Bad Not Evil (Music Review)

So, when I first heard of the band the Black Lips I thought, "Oh great... this band is gonna suck. I can tell, because they have a composite band name something between The Flaming Lips and The Black Keys. They are just trying to ride the success associated with other bands!" Well, in retrospect I can say that I might have acted a little bit neurotic and paranoid.

The Black Lips are great. And they have plenty of success of their own to ride. The four guys that make up this Atlanta-based band have been together since age 15, and they are now 23 years old. Good Bad Not Evil is the title of their newest album, and though they have release several other recordings, this is their first pro record.

Black Lips are a rare sound on the market right now employing traces of Blues, Psychedelic, and Garage Rock to complete their sound. If you are not a fan of psychedelic, don't worry. The sound effects on this album relate more to a subtle inclusion of an altered state of mind, rather than an in-your-face, trippy, head-spinning ride. This isn't just noise, it's great songwriting littered with audio intellect.

Track 1, "I Saw a Ghost (Lean)" is fashioned after 1960's underground rock tunes. It's a buzzy song with droning, Iggy-esque vocals. And the psychedelic elements on this track include (what sound like) reversed orchestral dubbing and reversed lead guitar with that sucking sound that is so very sweet to me.

Track 2 is another favorite of mine. "O Katrina" is a song dedicated to those affected by the hurricane Katrina. The lyrics equate hurricane Katrina to a mean/lovely woman who treats her man unfairly. The song progresses from a buzzy percussion-based intro to a heaving, greaving dum-dum tune that when performed live has a great potential for leaving one's ears ringing with pleasure.

All the tracks on this album are great. but I just wanted to share a few of my favorites with you. Definitely check out this new album and this wonderful band.

11 September 2007

Film Society Presents: Perfume

香水 Perfume
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The Centenary Film Society will present Perfume: The Story of a Murderer , a 2006 German Film directed by Tom Tykwer based on the novel Perfume by Patrick Süsking. Wikipedia says, "The story revolves around Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, whose unparalleled sense of smell and strange lack of a personal scent isolates him from society. Obsessed with the rich sensory world he alone inhabits, his single objective in life becomes the preservation of the perfect scent: the skin of young, beautiful women."

This film will begin promptly at 7pm on Thursday, September 13th in the Carlile Auditorium (Mickel 114) located on Centenary's campus. For more information email Leo Kacenjar at lkacenja@centenary.edu

Cent. Film Society Announces Schedule

Leo Kacenjar
Originally uploaded by trudeau
Leo is at work again.

All screenings are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7pm in Carlile Auditorium, Mickle Hall 114. Admission is free and movies are open to the public. For more information please contact Leo Kacenjar: lkacenja@centenary.edu or Jeff Hendricks: jhendric@centenary.edu or call (318) 869-5254.

Here's the Lineup:

Perfume (R)...............................................Sep. 11 & 13
Little Children (R).....................................Sep. 18 & 20
Tony Takitani (NR)...................................Sep. 25 & 27
Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing (R).....Oct. 2 & 3 (Wed)
The Page Turner (NR).............................Oct. 9 & 11
The Lookout (R)........................................Oct. 23 & 25
East of Bucharest (NR)............................Oct. 30 & Nov. 1
Red Road (NR).........................................Nov. 6 & 8


First Friday Café Videodrome - Centenary Film Society's rendition of Friday Night Madness. This is a great opportunity to see cult, extreme, and otherwise eclectic cinema of the world. All screenings start at 9p. As usual, in Carlile Auditorium, Mickle Hall 114. Admission is free and the films are open to the public. Viewer's discretion is advised.

Renaissance (R)..............Oct. 5
The Hunger (R).................Nov. 2

Stay tuned, and we'll update you on more happenings. Also, check our news for other related events happening in Shreveport.

10 September 2007

Eisley - Combinations - Music Review

Eisley - Combinations
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Man, I don't know why, but I could have sworn that I Eisley was from across the pond. However, they're from Tyler, TX and they just released their 2nd full-length album entitled Combinations. The four siblings (and one cousin!) have done something that pushes them out of their first album's shell. Modification, organization, and repitition.

Number 2 - Invasion - is the first track that grabs you. Full of emotion, piano, sympathetic guitar, and drums, the real kicker tells you who this band is. Female vocals. With catchy melodies.

Lead vocalist Stacy DuPree throws out interesting vocals and lyrics. You can detect this free-verse poetry here and there when she sings. It's as if there are odd breaks here and there to make difficult rhymes work. DuPree spins off with the band for the chorus, "you will take the breath from my throat...take the cherished people that I hold."

Number 4 - Go Away - has the repition down. The first three times you hear it you'll love it, then the power wears off. But you can always "go away, yeah, go away" if it annoys you. Then, of course, come back later.

Their "oooooo's" and "ayyyy's" will excite your ears the first few times you hear them, but will their power hold you? Probably not everyone song, but their pop-rock emotion will serve them well.

03 September 2007

Robinson Film Center presents "La Vie En Rose"

Edith Piaf: la Môme
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La Vie En Rose (French for "Life in Pink") was the signature song of the late French singer Édith Piaf. The film, a musical biography presenting key events from Piaf's life, was directed by Olivier Dahan and stars Marion Cotillard.

It's going to arrive in Shreveport on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00pm via the Robinson Film Center & Regal Cinemas in the Boardwalk for $7.50 a ticket. For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call the Robinson Film Center at (318) 424-9090. The tickets will go fast!

official website

Just So You Know 2

Hey all,

Jim Presson, the executive director of the Food Bank of northwest Louisiana, sat down with Allison Cormier late last year. You can contact Jim Presson at jpresson@foodbanknla.org and visit www.nwlafoodbank.org for more information. The file is here. The music is "Rollover DJ" by Jet.

ps - our podcast can now be found via the iTunes store and searching for "kscl".

30 August 2007

Just So You Know - KSCL

Hey all,

Here's one of the first shows we recorded last year. Allison Cormier and Jon Schleuss produced it. First recorded on Saturday, December 2, 2006. Dr. Beth Leuck interview on development of Youree Drive and the problems that faces animal species in the area. Music by Belle & Sebastian. Here's the link.
This image is from Google Maps and shows just how much of the natural habitat has been replaced with Krispy Kreme (the A) and Starbucks. Kohl's location is in the lower right corner of the photo.

28 August 2007

New Art Course and Speaker to Centenary

Okay, okay. So I'm behind Trudeau by about six days, but here it goes anyway.

Meadows Museum of Art here at Centenary will present The Highland Spirit House Project in conjunction with several exhibitions this fall. Here's the gist from the press release:  an art class, Centenary, and the community of highland collide with the final product being a house that "celebrates the spirit of Highland!'" This, as the release & Trudeau note, pays homage to the New Orleans structure Spirit House created by artists John Scott and Martin Payton. So, this could be an important landmark in our community in the next two years.

Currently, the museum is sponsoring a visit from Mathew Schwarzman to the class:  Art 295:  Intro to Community-Based Arts. He will also be working to "advance campus dialogue about diversity, community, building, culture, and the artist's function as an agent of change," says Leia Lewis, an educator & professor working with the museum.

The Centenary events calendar lists presentations & training by Schwarzman. The first presentation entitled "National Network of Community-Based Artists and the Social Change Catalyzed by their Work" begins on Sunday, Sept. 9th at 2p in the Meadows Museum.

Of course, the museum invites collaboration and input for this project from students, faculty, staff, and community members. This is mine, yours, and our! house. The museum's number is 318.869.5169.


Korean Film Comes to Centenary!

upcoming first friday film
Originally uploaded by Schleuss
Wikipedia says that The Host is the most successful film ever in South Korea. It will be shown on Friday, September 7th by the Centenary Film Society. The screening begins promptly at 9pm in Mickle Hall in the Carlyle Auditorium. It'll be free and open to the public.

This event is the first of several "First Friday Films" featuring more independent flics. It's all in an effort for the Film Society to branch out even more.

"The film is a creature-feature with a comical edge," says Leo Kacenjar, media head for the Centenary Film Society. It's Leo's last year at Centenary and he's working hard. You should see him around. If you have questions about this or other screenings, you can contact him at lkacenja@centenary.edu.

22 August 2007

New DJs! SOON!!!!

Originally uploaded by skipgo shannon

I'm waiting on Student Life to decide on the orientation fair thing for new students. I think this year will be awesome, I'm just so restless. It needs to happen. NOW!!!!

All the new students are moving onto campus today and we'll begin our fall semester in two weeks. Can you believe it? I can't.

See new students...you too can be like sammy and be a white rapper that also likes loud rock a little too much. then, of course, you can move to LR and work for the state crime lab. toast to sammy!

20 August 2007

Word on podcasting

Hey everyone,

Maybe you've noticed, maybe you haven't. But we've been playing around with getting some of our shows (mostly talk) on the web. Right now we're going to experiment with hosting the files on our server and linking to it in blog articles. Then you'll be able to subscribe to our podcast here. Just copy the link and paste it into your podcast grabber. If you're viewing this page with a browser, you'll just notice that some articles have links to audio file (you can click on them for the media files). So, it should be a win/win operation. You'll still get to see a pretty blogger blog and we'll be able to podcast through it. You'll also be able to subscribe to the blogs too.

16 August 2007


Originally uploaded by Julia Balestrieri
Well, we all eventually have to get back to work, no? Centenary 2008 starts on Monday, Aug. 27 and what do we have to show for ourselves? We created a blog. We started a podcast (shhhhh! don't tell admissions). We had a lot of volunteer staff and DJs for an awesome summer. Oh yeah, and this was our first summer to broadcast at 2100.

So, you might ask, "What's next?" Well, KSCL is looking at getting into content depot and PRI/NPR/BBC, so we'll see what happens on that front. Right now we lack the hardware to get all the content to our productions booth. As soon as we get the fiber optics (or whatev) we'll be on the right track and probably devote the morning to talk radio from afar.

We also just got in our first shipment from all the grant money we were awarded last year. Audio recorders, mics, & mixers galore. I see some exciting things in store for us. Potentially, KSCL could be this radio station from Shreveport producing all this interesting programming about music, the war on terror, or even the ban on saggy pants in Shreveport.

Expect a schedule change to incorporate all the new DJs over the next few weeks. And get excited! we might just have some interesting shows in store.

09 August 2007

Acoustic Caffeine

Originally uploaded by scwinn
The info:
Chelsea Norman Band
Her Sweet Autumn Misery
& others
Starbucks on Airline Drive (in front of the mall)
Saturday, August 11th @ 6pm

The Scoop:

John Kay, Starbucks Barista extraordinaire, got inspired by an event at Starbucks on Line Ave. There, an acoustic show packed the house. Kay, with musically-talented friends (and friends of friends), decided Starbucks should do another show, this time with more performers. So, with the help of managers, fellow baristas, and friends Kay found a venue at the Starbucks on Airline Drive (in front of Pierre-Bossier mall). "If you give them the opportunity, musicians just want to perform," says Kay. Now they (and you too) have the opportunity to play an acoustic set at Starbucks on Airline this Saturday at 6pm. Call Starbucks on Airline for more info at (318) 549-2074. See you there!
photo uploaded by scwinn

06 August 2007

No Music in Shreveport??

Just check our "booth news" link on the right. Notice the bolded "all ages or 21-and-up" shows. It gets updated almost everyday with "artsy-fartsy" events happening in our area.

24 July 2007

A DJ's Response

A case for cultural affluence

Art is not a crime. Music is not a misdemeanor. Peaceably assembling to cultivate culture through artistic means is not illegal. However, after reflecting on Saturday's events at the Shreveport Skate Plaza in addition to the lack of support given to the Shreveport-Bossier cultural community, my faith in reason and logic is slowly deteriorating. I stood helplessly by as the boys in blue effectively muted the music of youth and innovation, shutting down yet another outlet for creativity. I saw my fellow music devotee and cultural comrade Joe carried away in cuffs. Although police brutality and the seemingly escalating presence of harassment and corruption amidst Shreveport's fines MUST be combated at all costs, it would be unwise and even foolish for me to put my two cents in about the arrest. Joe Carstenson is one of my closest friends; therefore I am completely biased in this matter and am nearly immune to viewing the matter objectively. However, I do realize that Saturday's incident reflects a much bigger picture regarding the Shreveport-Bossier community. Why were the music-seeking youth of the Shreveport-Bossier area forced to go to an out of the way skate park to have a free, all ages show? Why isn't there a rock'n'roll-friendly venue for kids to enjoy the tunes of their time? Something needs to change. Such a change can only occur if all Shreveport-Bossier resident and officials recognize their responsibility and their privilege to preserve, nourish, and protect our cultural community. It's all we got.

All Shreveport-Bossier residents must take an active stand in keeping our cultural community productively alive in order to better the city, educate the public, and provide cultural sustenance for future generations. Culture is the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties of a community through education and artistic expression. An enriched cultural scene develops a community through both monetary gains as well as artistic growth (Look at Austin, New Orleans, Nashville, Atlanta, etc.) Everyone from the yuppie to the neo-yuppie wins. Also, cultural rebirth replenishes and instills citywide pride in its residents. Who doesn't want to proud and educated public? Culture is the purest form of free education. It is our responsibility to feed the famished minds of today. I'm sure that the Shreveport Police Department nor any other city governing body would want to contribute to the delinquency and ignorance of its youth by getting in the way of their cultural education, would they? Let us hope not. Culture facilitates constructive changes. We as the living, breathing bodies of this community must heed the call of better things to come, for the times are a-changin'. But how can things change and progress if no one acts out of their empathy and frustration? The culture-hungry youths of this town are going stir-crazy, itching to strengthen their craft and to help the arts community here prosper, but we have nowhere to flourish and no viable support except ourselves. Therefore, a productive all-ages venue is needed terribly. Also, as active members of a budding arts community, people should attempt to familiarize themselves with the process of attaining legal permission to host shows. Red tape makes for more fun. Find out the how's and why's. Friction makes for more change. Change is inevitable. Therefore, if the patrons and cultural craftspersons of the Shreveport-Bossier area become but mere catalysts for cultural progression, we can change our city.

DJ AJ, Saturdays 2-4p

Rally for the scene!

No, yes, I'm not talking about the bloody scene, but about the SCENE. The music scene. Here in Shreveport. Sceneport if you will. On Saturday, July 21st the SPD shut down a live performance by the Noids. A member of the audience clashed with police and was taken away in a squad car, bruised and cuffed. While the music-goers that day do realize that they didn't have permission to perform at Stoner Skate park, they feel that the police response was hostile to their art.

In response, a group of fifty-plus met at Big D's BBQ to talk about what happened, and what to do now.
The main points from this gathering:
  • we should have the right to assembly
  • it's extremely difficult to get the proper permission to have live shows on public property (Stoner Park)
  • other cities have instituted "Copwatch" to stop police brutality, maybe Shreveport should follow
  • city council is hurting our group of music goers
  • you don't want to get "labeled" as a terrorist by videotaping police
  • "we have to be involved"
  • go to city council meetings
  • need a all-age friendly venue
  • use contacts and connections
  • "let's make Shreveport cool"

The Noids have a comment on their myspace here and Port City Punx have a response here.

22 July 2007

Parts and Labor, Spy in the Mes, & Astronautalis....not in the same night

Hell yes! for live shows.

The twelfth was Parts and Labor at Alec's. Here are some of the pics. The Brooklyn band was really nice and made sure that everyone had earplugs before they started. Nice, considering that a study by The Royal National Institute for Deaf People found that 9 out of 10 people who frequent clubs regularly experience permanent damage to their ears. Not a week before.
Y'know that ringing in your ears? That 'eeeeeeeeee'? That's the sound of the ear cells dying, like their swan song. Once it's gone you'll never hear that frequency again. Enjoy it while it lasts. -Julian Taylor, Children of Men (2006)
Scares me, anyway...maybe.
The nineteenth was Plök and Spy in the Mes. Ben and I only stayed long enough to hear a couple songs and snag a couple pics.

Then thanks to Susan and Big D! for the Astronautalis performance. I hadn't seen him yet, but boy-oh-boy, let's just say better than any other white boy rapping, cept maybe king hippo.

08 July 2007


SHREVEPORT, Louisiana–July 6, 2007: KSCL 91.3 FM General Manager announces that Los Angeles musician Adam Freedman will be on for interviews and live airplay on Monday, July 16th at noon. The interview is set to play again at 6:00p.m. He will be on air in anticipation of his performance at Courtyard Coffee, located on 7436 Youree Drive next to Michael’s. The show will be Monday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m.

Freedman grew up on a lake in Cape Cod listening to heavy metal, and fishing, while avoiding plaid and golf. He spent many of his nights playing Lynyrd Skynyrd covers at dive bars in exchange for beer and crawfish. Finally, in 2001, Freedman began to write his own music and in 2002 moved to Los Angeles to
study biology.

Freedman is currently touring through California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Colorado to promote his debut album Best Laid Plans (Gone Wrong). Off-tour, Freedman spends his time studying for a doctorate degree in Biology at UCLA, living in mud huts in Cameroon, catching reptiles, and eating things best not eaten.

More information on Adam Freedman can be found at myspace.com/adamfreedman.

More information on KSCL 91.3 FM can be found at kscl.fm and kscl.blogspot.com.

photo credit to Adam Freedman

04 July 2007

"Let's hear some TEETH!"

"That's what I like to hear," replied guitarist/rhythm-man Aaron. After great performances by local Jaguar Shark and ever-changing Ghost Town Flood, the Philly group The Teeth went on to quite a [returning] crowd. There were tons of people dancing halfway through the high-pitched, fast-paced performance. I think I lost control of my own feet somewhere in the middle of "I Love You." It was a really amazing show and everyone was covered in sweat from all the musical chaos.

A BIG THANKS to the Body Electric Tattoo parlor for sponsoring this show. There aren't many all-age shows in this town. We're really happy someone cares.


24 June 2007

Lil' Dino's @ Cooper

Goth/Rock group When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth from Austin, TX and Daniel Francis Doyle, also from Austin, will be playing at Cooper Manor tonight at 8pm sharp! Cost is $5. All ages!

photo cred to Aubrey Edwards

Golden Bear

The Jackrabbit Lounge hosted Austin's indie rock group Golden Bear friday night. The group was in the booth with DJs Tyler and Ben. Two tickets to the show and a CD were given away. Their next show is at Secret Headquarters in Denton, TX on July 21.

photo cred to Matt Wright

13 June 2007

New Schedule and Descriptions

Exciting stuff. Our online schedule just became interactive last night. Here's the link. Now you can pick times to listen and get a description of what you might hear.

09 June 2007

DMBQ will tickle your fancy

The Japanese noisemakers were here in Shreveport at Cooper Manor on Monday, June 4th. They were incredible and it was an all ages show. Keep up-to-date with all of Alec's show's here and if you missed DMBQ, but want to hear some of their music go here.

cred to takeaholladay for the pics...

Judge Not

Debbie Buchanan Engle is currenlty hosting an art exhibit, Judge Not, at the West Edge Artists' Co-op, located at 725 Milam Street in downtown Shreveport. This exhibit document's the effects of Ms. Engle's 10-year custody battle for her children. It will be on display for one week ending on Saturday, June 16th. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10am-6pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm. More information on the West Edge Artists' Co-op can be found at www.westedgeartists.com

Here's some pics taken this morning at the gallery.

06 June 2007

Summer Lineup

Add Chris Brown on Tuesdays 8-10
Gideon on Saturdays 10-12