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KDHX Blog wins 2012 RFT Point and Clique Award

Laptop photo courtesy of Simon Law

When it comes to music coverage, local and national, the KDHX Blog is a terrific, one-of-a-kind resource. That excellence has just been recognized by the Riverfront Times Point and Clique Awards.

A panel of judges from a range of St. Louis-based interactive media outlets recently selected the KDHX Blog as Best Music Blog of 2012. Here’s what they said:

OK, it’s not really fair. KDHX (88.1 FM) has tremendous resources, including an army of volunteer writers and DJs and an in-house studio for shooting great live performances. But, hey, at least the radio station isn’t squandering its opportunities. Instead, it has made KDHX Blog the envy of any music site out there, with expert reviews and interviews of local and traveling acts, music downloads and a breadth of content as diverse as its over-the-air broadcasts.

Dozens of dedicated volunteer writers, photographers and DJs contribute to the KDHX Blog every month, and dozens more power all the music features, videos and live performance sessions you’ll find on KDHX.org. It’s a true community effort.

We thank each and every one of our volunteers, and thank you for reading, watching and listening to KDHX.org and the KDHX Blog. Independent music plays here — because of you.

Sara Finke

KDHX’s super winter electronics and office supply sale

We’re shutting down our Central West End office and that means there are great deals on office furniture, electronics, storage cabinets, filing cabinets, audio and video equipment and building materials.

The sale is at 625 N. Euclid, Suite 100 in the Euclid Plaza Building (corner of Delmar and Euclid) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, January 14.

Here’s some of what we’ve got for sale. And check it out on Craigslist. Don’t miss out!

See photos of items we have for sale after the jump.

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KDHX photography highlights: June 16-25

The best thing about summer? Concerts. This week in photos features everything from local favorites to once rock ‘n roll, now reality TV superstars. See the likes of Slaid Cleaves, Motley Crue and Poison, Parachute, Slothpop, Matt & Kim, Company of Thieves and KDHX’s own Harvest Sessions with Brian and Kip.

Be sure to check back next Monday for this weeks photos! You can also check out the full galleries at KDHX.org

Company of Thieves

Company of Thieves at the Firebird. Ben Mudd

Brian and Kip

Brian and Kip at Harvest Sessions. Sara Finke

Motley Crue

Motley Crue at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre. Sam Africano

Slothpop

Slothpop at Cicero's. Abby Gillardi

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Concert photos: Jonathan Richman at Off Broadway, Wednesday, February 16

All photos by Dan Costello.

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A Valentine’s Day Playlist: Live at KDHX

The scientific study has yet to be conducted but odds are the first time you fell in love there was music playing — if not through a radio or an iPod, then surely in your head and heart. At 88.1 KDHX, we love music, and we love sharing it with you.

On this Valentine’s Day we’ve put together a playlist of 14 tracks, all recorded live in the Magnolia Avenue Studios of KDHX. We hope you’ll enjoy these songs of romance, passion, affection and that tingling feeling of when your heart skips a beat.

Valentine’s Day 2011: A Live at KDHX Playlist by KDHX

Fall in love with more music at the KDHX Soundcloud.

Twangfest at SXSW and streaming audio from Twangfest 14

JC Brooks at Twangfest 14 - Photo by Jason Baldwin

JC Brooks at Twangfest 14 - Photo by Jason Baldwin

You wouldn’t know it from the SNOMG but spring really is just around the corner.

And that means Twangfest.

Presented by 88.1 KDHX, Twangfest will take place June 8-15, 2011. This is our 15th year as a grassroots, volunteer-based musical festival, so expect something pretty special (not that you had any doubts).

Check out the Twangfest audio and video page for full, streaming sets from all the bands from last year’s festival. Ray Wylie Hubbard, Detroit Cobras, Blue Rodeo and Jason and the Scorchers: It’s all there for your listening pleasure.

And finally, we’re gearing up for our annual SXSW day parties at Jovita’s in Austin. Dates are March 17 and 19, 2011. We’re beginning to lock down performers and it’s safe to say we’ve got some surprises in store.

Stay tuned to Twangfest on Twitter and Facebook for all the breaking news about the festival and the SXSW events. See you in the spring!

Close harmony: An interview with Dailey & Vincent

Dailey and Vincent

Jim McGuire / daileyvincent.musiccitynetworks.com

Grammy-nominated bluegrass singers Dailey & Vincent were in town this past weekend for a show at the Sheldon. Keith Dudding, host of Down Yonder (every Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Central on 88.1 KDHX), sat down with the two musicians to discuss forming the band, influences, vocal arrangements, the business of bluegrass and their recent tribute to the Statler Brothers.

Keith Dudding Interviews Dailey & Vincent

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KDHX Blog among finalists of the RFT Web Awards

The finalists for the Riverfront Times’ first annual St. Louis Web Awards have just been revealed, and the KDHX Blog has been recognized in the Best Music Blog category. Winner will be announced on January 25, 2011.

The KDHX Blog is a volunteer effort. Thanks to all the writers, photographers and DJs for their hard work over the last 2+ years.

See the full list of finalists here, and be sure to visit the other fine music blogs on the list. They’re all doing excellent coverage of music in the River City.

Best Music Blog
Speakers in Code – http://www.speakersincode.com
I Went to a Show – http://iwenttoashow.com
5 Score Pachyderm – http://www.5scorepachyderm.com
KDHX Blog – http://kdhx.org/blog
Music of the Hour – http://musicofthehour.com

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