Acid Varsity is becoming a radio show. The electronic music event, which happens every third Thursday at Kava Lounge, will now have a companion one-hour program on KNSJ 89.1 FM, every Wednesday night from 9-10 p.m. The first show happens Sept. 14, and will feature a guest appearance from UK producer Neil Landstrumm. Tyler Detweiler, host of both the show and the DJ night, has a degree in sound engineering and has done podcasts and other radio shows in the past. Still, he says, this will be his first proper electronic music radio show, which he says will have eclectic programming.
"It's not the dance music you typically hear," he says. "For most people, if it's not EDM, then it's obscure. So it's not EDM."
The show will follow a particular format, in which the first 20 minutes will comprise all vinyl electronic music that Detweiler will be playing, and the other two thirds of the show will feature an in-studio guest who will be performing live and talking about their music. And Detweiler says that if people have been to his night at the Kava Lounge, and heard performances from some of the guests it brings to town, then that should give them a pretty good idea of what they'll hear on the show.
"The people we normally have at Acid Varsity are ones we'd have in the studio," he says. "It'll be similar to our event. It's hard to describe, but it's not all acid. It's just obscure dance music at the end of the day."