Elysia Scholl's blog

This Week on You Bet Your Life! Mondays @ 11am, Fridays @ 7pm

Cool, fresh, crisp and hip new music! Including Lithics, Leila M. & Tired of Triangles, Skepta, and Finally Some Action! More surprises galore! So Refreshing! 

(Clockwise from top left: Leila M. & Tired of Triangles, Aubrey Hornor of Lithics, Skepta, and the totally sweet logo for Finally Some Action!) 


Tori Amos ? ! ?

Honey, YOU BET YOUR LIFE it is!

This week's show is all classic music from the Piano Goddess Herself, including a song from Tori's brand new 2017 album, Native Invader.

 Light some sage, summon the faeries, and journey to the underworld with us Monday @ 11am, Friday @ 7pm. 

You Bet Your Life Special Edition!

Monday @ 11am, Friday @ 7pm


Ancient Posse performing at the Street Heat Festival in Des Moines, 9/03/17

This week, we bring you coverage of the Street Heat Fest in Des Moines.
This music festival featured twenty independent, fresh and exciting bands from Iowa and around the Midwest. 

We were lucky enough to interview Closet Witch, Karen Meat, Fiji-13, Ancient PosseBad Bad Hats, and the Chicago rappers Psalm One and Angel Davanport, who were all on the main stage. 

Want to discover new music to love and artists to see at local venues near you? 

  • Mon
    Aug 21
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Fri
    Aug 25
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm

Black Hole Sun (Eclipse Edition)

You Bet Your Life! (mon @11am, fri @7pm)

It's the Black Hole Sun, everyone! 

Songs for the Total Solar Eclipse, Monday, August 21!

Sun Ra, Sonic Youth, PJ Harvey, Brian Eno, and much more...

Starting at 11:00 am, when the moon and the sun enjoy a shadowy kiss. 

Cosmic, sunny music to aid your contemplation of the universe. 

  • Mon
    Jul 17
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Fri
    Jul 21
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm

Music near and far

This week on You Bet Your Life

I'm playing some local bands incuding The Nomadic Youth, Karen Meat, and Miracles of God...French/Finnish synth-pop from The Dø, troublemakers Astronaut Ice Cream Headache, and some poetic songs from the thoughtful David Dondero... and much MUCH MORE!!!

 (From left) The Dø, Jimmy the Wigwam

David Dondero, Sex Clark Five 

Questions, comments, requests? Drop me a line! youbetyourlife@protonmail.com

  • Mon
    Jun 05
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Fri
    Jun 09
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm

Summer Songs for Sweaty People

Mondays @ 11am, Fridays @ 7pm

This week on You Bet Your Life: Summer songs for hot weather. Music about the ocean, tropical carnivals, swimming, and sunburns. 

Pictured below: The tropical beaches of Tahiti, Georgia White, James Brown, and Bjork. 

If you like the show and have any comments or requests, email me at youbetyourlife@protonmail.com

This week on You Bet Your Life! (Monday at 11am & Friday at 7pm)

A musical interpretation of the news. Songs that speak to the crazy.

Music to keep you holding on. And at some point, you just gotta laugh. 

Including: AniDifranco, the Honey Drippers, Janelle Monae, the Beastie Boys, Woody Guthrie, and many other surprises...


Sabotage, Beasties

Woody Guthrie & the Beastie Boys

Ani DiFranco & Janelle Monae

This week on You Bet Your Life! 

Pet carrots, plastic gardens, an old box, bubblegum and mustard. 

Above: Palehound


From Left: Heidi Spencer, Andrea Estella of Mr. Twin Sister

This week on You Bet Your Life (MON 11AM, FRI 7PM)

Rock stars within reach. Midwest mania. A micro dose of the underground current in Fairfield, Iowa City, Keokuk, Minneapolis, Springfield, and Milwaukee. 

With a few classics slipped in decrying 1984 !!! The film is playing here at the Orpheum Theater April 4th. 

Pictured from left:

Nalani Proctor, St. Thomas and the Fervors, and RONKY archival tapes. 

You Bet Your Life! 

This week: Bad businessmen and pigs, pocket knives and rebel girls. 

Land of broken dreams, little countries, and Goat. 

Mondays @ 11 AM, Fridays @ 7 PM.

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