• Thu
    May 11
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 17
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

You Know You're Very Much Like Me

G ManSo if you are listening Thursday from 2-5, and you enjoy the fact that I extend the underground passageways in search of real rock and roll, you will be handsomely rewarded for your attention. I have some great tunes by Fleetwood Mac, Joni Mitchell, and Procol Harum. But you may be unfamiliar with the Chubby Checker, Ray Davies, and David Allen Coe songs I play. I also have some obscure tracks by bands like Stone Harbour, Search Party, Perth County Conspiracy, and Yama & The Karma Dusters. New music by Cotillon, Strange & Primitive, Saw Black, and The Carrions, in addition to the Procol. I am scheduled to interview Justin Black from Saw Black about his brand new release Azalea Days just after 4 PM CDT. The IN ROOT portion of the show is the musical equivalent of a fiddle with no label on it at all. Oh, the joy. Some days living life to it's fullest means listening to... The G Man

  • Tue
    May 09
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    May 13
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

More jazz this week on "The Inspiration Initiative"

The Inspiration Initiative

This weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" continues exploring the vast world of jazz music, highlighting some of the most prolific jazz pianists, trios and quartets.

  • Mon
    May 08
    1:00 pm -
    2:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 10
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Japanese Stationery Sparks Entrepreneurial Spirit

Kimberly & Frank Broz at KRUUHer hobby became their business: Husband and wife duo Frank and Kimberly Broz co-own The Tokyo Pen Shop, an online and brick-and-mortar store that sells high quality Japanese stationery. Former high tech Apple employees, the couple left California and returned to their rural Iowa roots to run a shop they never expected to open. Sparked during a high school trip to Japan, Kimberly's fondness for Japanese pens eventually caused Frank to appreciate them, too. The Tokyo Pen Shop supplies writers, artists, nurses, policemen, homeschoolers, and lots of other people with pens, journals, mechanical pencils, stickers, and a host of other fun products.


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

Happy Cinco!! Enjoy a delicious medley of CINCO DE MAYO inspired music.
Apocalypso Tantric Noise Choir will be performing at the Depot Brewery tonight at 8pm. DJ G. Rod , host of Ambiente Latina [Mondays 8pm] will lead the dance floor from 10pm to close.

  • Sat
    May 06
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 08
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Chew On This

RRChew is the name of the recent release by The Paperhead. Great release out of Nashville and a CD of the month for me. Taken as a whole, you have to marvel at the sheer creativity and the deep hooks. That is up near the start of the show after a slow blues by Savoy Brown. There is a lot to like about side two, also, in the form of Joy Division, Warpaint, and Beachwood Sparks. Take a short and enlightening trip with me this weekend. Cool Breeze

Cooks at Italian Fest-GTTofu meatballs

Great Taste was live on Tuesday at Green Building Supply with guests Liliana Rosano, Ed Malloy, and Pete DeCicco.

Ed and Pete were amazing.  Pete's grilled eggplant parmigianno with loads of other veggies was super tasty and pleasingly light.  His tofu meatballs, laden with fresh herbs, and some other flavor enhancers like Spike and Bragg's liquid aminos were partnered with Ed's famous red sauce.  I'm not saying you wouldn't have noticed the meat was missing, but they were great-a definite crowd pleaser in a vegetarian-friendly atmosphere.

 Also, the crew made penne with chickpeas, kale, and the red sauce.  Dessert featured strawberries and ice cream with traditional balsamic vinegar.

There were plenty of fun moments, some liberties taken that may have caused lovers of Italian cusine to wither, but I was impressed with the results and dedication to craft exhibited by Pete and Ed.  

Luckily, we also had Liliana around to explain what is happening on the culinary scene in Italy and with Italian chefs in New York.

Catch the Great Taste radio show on KRUU Wednesday night or Friday morning.  You can find the video (soon if it is not up yet) on the Fairfield Media Center's YouTube channel.

Jay's Rare Records Holiday

music & more with Dan Joyce on KRUU-LP 100.1 FM Tuesday 10-11am and Thursday 9-10pm.

Eclectic blend of vintage records with commentary and insight into their genesis and evolution from a well-informed source, host Dan Joyce.

  • Fri
    May 05
    8:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Tue
    May 09
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm

The music of Kate Davis

Introducing Kate Davis


The music of multi-instrumentalist and singer Kate Davis has been lauded by MTV as one of 2014’s “15 Fresh Females Who Will Rule Pop,”  She's been turning heads in New York’s music scene since 2012. Whether she’s crooning rootsy ballads or plucking bright riffs from her bass, the gutsy songstress from Portland, Oregon, puts a fresh spin on the standards and brings a canonical sensibility to her own lush tracks.

If you put a mid-career Jenny Lewis album in a room with Regina Spektor’s coloring, Joanna Newsom’s lyric poetry, and a dose of Tina Fey’s sharp wit—then added a couple decades of rigorous musical education—Kate Davis might come strolling out.

  • Thu
    May 04
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 10
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Not Disobedient Unto The Heavenly Vision

G ManSo, here is the story: I was in a cemetary in Savannah, Georgia, and that phrase was on a headstone over a grave. I was so enamored by it, I wrote it down. At the time I was thinking about using it as a title for a show. I mean, who doesn't want that on their epitaph? It conjurs up all manner and sorts of visions about doing good works. I of course have the rock and roll to back that up. The wayback machine is offering up The Stone Poneys, Lovin' Spoonful, and The Love Sculpture. New music by Violens, Pageant, and Jim of Seattle. Three hours of celebration and a little bit of grace. The G Man

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