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James Moore talks with the Fairfield cultural creative enclave known as Cubits. Their new self-titled release is set for April 7th. An album release concert will take place at the Arbor on the same day with a bevy of topnotch support acts starting at 8pm including Jack Lion, Condor & Jaybird, The Vanilla Beans, and Shady Bug.

Cubits
’ Nicholas Naioti, Michael Dugan and Parker DeMers went into their new project with a goal: To find the “balance between complexity and impulsiveness.” All three members come from previous projects (Naioti with MR NASTI and Annalibera, Dugan and DeMers with Captain Ascender), and in Cubits they seem to have found a vessel for both experimentation and self-expression.

“We’re interested in creating a framework from which we can improvise but still maintain attention to detail,” explains Naioti.  --Attwood Magazine

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    Mar 30
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
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    Apr 05
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

A Teenager at '67

G ManThat would be me. I turned 13 in 1967, the subject of my next Centripetal Sounds. I am starting off this set with a track by The Host Country. And a three song set at the start of IN ROOT, to celebrate their upcoming concert at The Depot April 8th. The rest of the show is music from 50 years ago. Interestingly, 23 of the songs on my list are brand new to the show. I'm gonna roll with Monterey by The Animals like Brandon Nelson did on Deep Tracks March 2nd. After that, we are headed off to a treasure trove of incredibly imaginative songs. 1967 may have been the best rock year for debut albums evah ... Get ready for tunes by The Moody Blues, Procol Harum, The Grateful Dead, Donovan, The Serpent Power, The Kinks, John Fahey, The Nightcrawlers, and Moby Grape. Three hours of worthy efforts Thursday at 2 PM, turn on, tune in, and live the dream.  The G Man

New Bread BasketOver the past several decades as the growth of artisanal foods has exploded, a greater appreciation for the ”terroir" aspect of coffee, beer, wine, chocolate, cheese, and other foods has given rise to a ”craft" culture that includes a developing pricing system supportive of continued growth. But, one major food group-grains, is lagging behind this surge. What is different about the bread culture in the USA; a culture that is achieving well-earned understanding and recognition, but not at a pace even close to  many complementary food groups?David KaiselOn the most recent "Eater Update" podcast (check it out on iTunes, Overcast or your favorite podcast app), Modernist Cuisine co-author, Nathan Myhrvold shared his thinking on this complex problem:”Bread is something that our society tried to relentlessly get to be cheap.  And oh my God did we succeed.  Wheat is cheaper than dirt.If you take a loaf of bread, whether it is artisanal bread or supermarket bread, the amount of your money that went to the farmer is about five cents. ... Now, that is screwed up."Breadtopia foundersOn this week's show I hope we can plant seeds that will add to the cultivation of our own small, but growing, local grain economy, and countless others around the States.   Assisting us in reaching this objective are Amy Halloran, author of The New Bread Basket, and David Kaisel of Northern California's Capay Mills.  In the studio, I'll be joined by Breadtopia's Eric and Denyce Rusch, along with Run of the Mill Organics Dean Goodale. Please tune into the live broadcast on KRUU or the stream Wednesday at 7:00 PM and Friday at 7:00 AM. All times are Central Daylight Time. Next week Great Taste is LIVE from Green Building Supply on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:00 PM.  Our guest is Neerja Maheshwari, and the focus and tastes are from the Indian state of Rajasthan.

Nadaka(See playlist link below). During the second-hour Chill Zone session, Dj Andy Bargerstock lays down some of his favorite down-tempo electronica tracks from the past 10 years of Fringe Toast Music. The spotlight shines on William Orbit with his track "Time to Get Wize" and Nadaka's (photo left with singer) world fusion 16-min. swoon entitled "Oceania".  First-timers to Fringe Toast include Lif3blood, Boehm, YVE 48, Doe Paoro (photo right), Temple of Sound, and Billy Cobham who closes the show with slow jazz-tinged "Heather." Doe Paoro  

Among the groups DJ Andy discovered late one night in a "trip down the rabbit hole" are Numatic Soul, Human, Emou, Ror-shak, and Grey Area. Some of the best stuff you'll ever hear.

Click here for playlist. It's the best music you never hear, unless you are tuned to KRUU-FM. 

WATCH for Fringe Toast music review of the duo THE ARGUMENT in upcoming April issue of Iowa Source.

The Inspiration Initiative

Tune in to "The Inspiration Initiative" this week to hear host Luke Davids and Fairfield native singer-songwriter Michael Dugan (of Cubits, new album out on April 7th, CD release party at the Arbor that night) talk about the craft of songwriting. Michael also shares some personal stories about his roots and how he got started as a musician. 

drum circleno need to wait for the next full moon at the depot brewery.

thursday night and sunday morning: 2 hours of bass-heaving drum circle songs. some great songs with great beats.

beat something, crank it up, and play with em.

 


Obvious World ~ Sunday Nights ~
9e/8c/7m/6p ♥

 

I really am the luckiest little guy in Show Business. I moved to Chicago from Iowa to chase the dream of being a standup comedian. Well, that one fell by the wayside. Time passed. In fact, a lot of time passed.

Along the way, I made friends. I was nice to all kinds of folks. And they returned the favor. I find myself these days as part of a damn fine country and western band (the Gin Palace Jesters). We take our music seriously and ourselves not so much. We take pride in entertaining.

At the same time I get to climb up on the KRUU stump every week and present The Feed Store--stories and musings of a long departed Fairfielder who still loves his hometown.

I have the world by the tail. 

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    Mar 25
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    4:00 am
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    Mar 27
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

18 Bands, 19 Songs, Two Hours of Prog Music

RRHard to pin down just what it is about this set of tunes that is so attractive. I have brand new music from Sarah Jarosz, Patrick Hazell, and Public Memory. Also very recent releases by Snarky Puppy, Fursaxa, and Third Coast Blues Collective. Heck, even the blues offerings are progressive in their own right. Mike Bloomfield and Mark-Almond Band, in addition to Ill Wind and The C.A.Quintet hold down the way-back machine slots. Something for everyone this weekend. Cool Breeze

THE WEEK THAT WAS w/ the Newsvandal

White America is tops in the developed world when it comes to death by drugs, alcohol, and suicide
https://qz.com/940408/white-middle-aged-americans-are-much-more-likely-to-die-of-a-drug-overdose-than-their-peers-in-more-developed-countries-a-brookings-study-finds/

Many Americans are woefully unprepared for a surprise medical expense
http://www.cnbc.com/2017/03/21/many-americans-are-woefully-unprepared-for-a-surprise-medical-expense.html

White House Preparing to Blame Ryan If Health Bill Fails, Official Says
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-03-24/white-house-said-to-prepare-to-blame-ryan-if-health-bill-fails

No, over there! Our case-by-case guide to the Trump distraction technique
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/21/donald-trump-distraction-technique-media

Trump's early policy moves benefit the industries he knows best — his own
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-business-policy-moves-ethics-236392

Congressman’s Trump Surveillance Claims Have an Obvious, Mundane Explanation
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/congressmans-trump-surveillance-claims-have-an-obvious-mundane-explanation/

Aid Officials Beg Congress to Help Yemen, While Trump Sends More Bombs
https://theintercept.com/2017/03/22/aid-officials-beg-congress-to-help-yemen-while-trump-sends-more-bombs/

'We are not afraid': Londoners defiant after parliament attack
http://www.euronews.com/2017/03/22/we-are-not-afraid-londoners-defiant-after-parliament-attack

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