Donate Now to Support KDHX

Listen Live
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 21:30

Magic Kids 11/17/10

Magic Kids 11/17/10 myspace.com/themagickids
Written by Roy Kasten
Rate this item
(0 votes)

About this Media...

  • Date Recorded: November 17, 2010
  • Artist / Band: Magic Kids
  • Hosting Show: Juxtaposition
  • Sound: Dan Kinney

Brian Wilson once described his musical vision as a "teenage symphony to God." Magic Kids may have less lofty ambitions, but their lush, pop operettas still stream with plenty of sunshine and youthful romance.

On the surface, the band's debut, Memphis (named for the group's hometown), often seems to be an explicit homage to the Beach Boys' Pet Sounds, from the sometimes jazzy, intricate arrangements and grand strings and choir vocals to the (almost) never-ending summer of its libretto. And yet Bennett Foster and friends still get off on the rush of power pop, cutting loose on songs like "Superball" and "Hey Boy." And across the album, a spirit of risk-taking and fun counters the retro '60s aesthetic.

Sponsor Message

Become a Sponsor

Find KDHX Online

KDHX on Instagram
KDHX on YouTube
KDHX on SoundCloud
KDHX on Facebook
KDHX on Twitter
KDHX on flickr

KDHX Recommends

February
Sunday
01

Discovery Series

The Discovery Series, a 10-event series spanning February to June, 2015, will not only bring you new music, but also music-focused interactive sessions that take a look at how music plays a role in our society. Each month the...


February
Monday
02

Fringe Third Annual Quick Draw - Artist networking and lottery drawing

This event marks the final step of the selection process for shows in the 2015 St. Lou Fringe Festival … but more importantly, it is a one-of-a-kind inside look at the city’s bravest, most creative performing passion...


February
Friday
06

Leo Kottke

KDHX welcomes Leo Kottke to The Sheldon on Friday, February 6th at 8 PM. Folk guitarist Leo Kottke is known for his innovative 12-string technique, and intimate performance style.


Get Answers!

If you have questions or need to contact KDHX, visit our answers portal at answers.kdhx.org.

Online Users

1 user and 11586 guests online
Sign in with Facebook

SYSTEM: S5 Box

Login/My Account

Sign in with Facebook