Monday, September 15, 2014


Alright, I'm back on the air in Champaign-Urbana and here's the latest show. Chicago soul & blues, Ethiopian groove, plus your regular dose of US & international hardcore & more.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


NIGHT COLLECTORS WRFU 5/12/14 by Dj Kuroboshi on Mixcloud

Featuring picks from the Times Square OST.

Eunuch - Castration 7" [2013]

Ok, I haven't been writing much lately but this record came in the mail months and months ago so I gotta get back to it. Here goes:

Mid-tempo grooves, Stooges riffs, and a whole ton of mental anguish and paranoia borne out of the desperation of living in Kansas City, Eunuch bring no new tropes to the grungepunk idiom on this bass-driven 7" out on XO Press. Not that they care, and neither should you. This is not a record for sitting around, craft beer in lap, searching for some kind of political or cultural message within it. No, this music demands thrown bottles or a lurching dance. Love or hate I mean; look at the other acts on the XO roster: names like Meat Mist, Robert Plant's Dingleberry, a record entitled 'Pussy Cola,' (Fugs, anyone?) ... this KC crowd doesn't seem to take itself to seriously. Listen to 'Endless Drone Strikes' enough times, though, and the bass will drive you mad. 

Listen here. Inquire with to obtain a physical copy.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Got an email from Candice of Mystic Inane, whom I wrote up a few months ago. They're in some trouble right on the verge of a tour:
Hi Friends and Family,
   Some of you may have heard that our tour vehicle was hit by a train last night and is totaled. No one was in it and no one is hurt thankfully, but we are getting ready to leave on a 12 day tour to the Northeast that we have been planning for months. Right now, besides having my personal vehicle totaled and not covered by insurance, the band does not have a way to do this tour. I am writing first to say that we are going to make the tour happen! I am also writing to ask anyone who is in New Orleans to please come to our (hopefully) kick-off show on March 19th at Saturn Bar on St. Claude Ave. so we can raise as much funds as we can. If you are not able to come to the show and would like to chip in $5 or so please feel free to send to my paypal: or send by mail to 3111 Palmyra Street New Orleans, La 70119. Thank you so much for your support and if you are on the East Coast, please come see us on our tour.

up the punks

3/20 Chattanooga, TN @ Sluggo's w/ Ultralight, Coca-Cola Cowboys
3/21 Charlotte, NC @ the Milestone w/ K-9 Unit, Moenda
3/22 DC @ Casa Fiesta w/ Blockhead, Crabapple, Gouge Away
3/23 Philadelphia, PA @ LAVA w/ Wet Food, Misled Youth, New Crime
3/24 Florence, MA @ Marny's Helpers w/ Psychic Blood, Moron
3/25 Boston, MA @ Ramrod w/ Discipline, Funeral Cone
3/26 Providence, RI w/ Ukiah Drag
3/27 New York, NY (Day off)
3/28 Brooklyn, NY @ 538 Johnson w/ Ivy, Missionary, Nandas
3/29 Baltimore, MD @ Refuge House w/ Hard Dads, Wet Brain
3/30 Raleigh, NC @ Nice Price Books w/ Magic Attic, Drag Sounds
3/31 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Ralph, Uniform
Candice Metrailer and Mystic Inane

See em play over the next couple weeks. Or toss a few bucks in the hat so they can actually get to these towns. Or both --it's up to you to make punk happen.


Like reggae night at your local chicken joint, but better.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


NIGHT COLLECTORS WRVU 3/3/14 by Dj Kuroboshi on Mixcloud

Did a special VU set tonight, featuring live//bootleg mat'l, plus some Lewis Reed/Pickwick Records tunes and other groups covering Velvets songs.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Featuring old/new Chicago punk, Nico, Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers, J Dilla and more

A note to those who have mailed me music to review: I haven't forgotten about you, just have been exceedingly busy with quasi-gradschool sheeit. I am listening and will have writeups posted as soon as I am able. Actually I have a lot of good stuff to share with you dear readers, so stay tuned. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


Featuring the likes of Tenement, Joey Bada$$, Magazine, Dezerter + many more

Annotated playlist here.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Back on radio proper, this week with guest deej Maddie featuring hot cuts by:

La Düsseldorf
Oozing Wound
Gang of Four
Nü Sensae
Raspberry Bulbs

And many more

Listen here: