Tom Stephens To Share Some Faves on Pop! the Beat Bubble Burst
Since I became a programmer on KDHX just over a year ago one of the most rewarding things I’ve found is making a connection with a listener. Positive feedback comes in via the phone lines, through the KDHX e-mail or when you run into a one of those listeners at a show. When they let you know that what you do makes a difference to them you feel you’ve fulfilled a part of KDHX’s mission.
A few weeks into Pop! The Beat Bubble Burst I got an e-mail from Tom Stephens from St. Louis’s own hook-driven power popsters Tight Pants Syndrome. Tom expressed how much he liked the show and asked if I had heard of a particular artist. I followed the links to find Clovis Roblaine and then Nice Boys — both a perfect fit for the show. Or, he’d tell me if I play so and so, I’d probably like this or that band. After numerous tips I warned Tom that I’d have to rob a bank to get all this great music and that maybe he’d like to come down one morning and play guest deejay so we could share some of this stuff with the KDHX audience.
So Tom’s coming down this Thursday morning, September 3 from 5:00 am – 7:00 am CST, and we’ll get into a bunch of his favorites. Trust me: If you’re interested in the lesser known corners of British Invasion, sixties rock and power pop, this show will be right up your alley. Here’s some of what you might hear: Roll-Ups, Donuts, The Sweat, Wigs, Stanley Frank, Nice Boys, Strangeways, Radio City and Numbers.
Plus, it’s always fun to hear musicians when they’re up that early.
Bonus MP3 from Tight Pants Syndrome, “Waitin’ On a Signal,” recorded live at KDHX.