Enjoy learning about this weekend's ARBORFEST at the Arbor Bar April 28-29, 2017 featuring 10 fabulous Iowa bands. Impressario Nicholas Naoti fills us in on the haps.

Plus 2nd hour, it's Tony Ellis, poet, painter, and producer talking about Rishikesh, next year's 50 year anniversary of the Beatles magical mystery tour there, his role producing a George Harrison concert, and much, much more. Tune in!!

  • Thu
    Apr 27
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 03
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Spotlight Series #1: Shoegaze

G ManI normally do so much genre-hopping during my shows that I decided to shine a bright light on specific types of music, just for something different. I am not going to try to cover all kinds of music, just some. This is shoegaze: Detached, introspective, non-confrontational alt rock and neo-psych mixed with heavy processing. Some say that the term originally was derisive. Like anyone can afford to be unkind. I have the acknowledged ground breakers and deft ( daft?) ring leaders like My Bloody Valentine, The Verve, Swervedriver, and a double shot of Ride. Plus some Loop, Cure, and Spiritualized. Not to be outdone, Spacemen 3 kick in with Rollercoaster, originally a cassette only bonus track. Really, cassette only? Jeez. Except- I still have the cassette! It even plays! Hah. This was written while listening to Camper Van Beethoven, which may explain the tone. Just tune in, you're bound to love me some.... The G Man

  • Wed
    Apr 26
    7:00 pm -
    8:00 pm
  • Fri
    Apr 28
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am


Hello, My Name is Ice Cream

WARNING:  This show is about making ice cream at home.  It may entice you to do it.  KRUU and Great Taste assume no resonsiblity for your increased pleasure or girth.

I doubt that few people have thought as much or as deeply about ice cream as Dana Cree.  Her book, Hello My Name is Ice Cream, opens up a world of possibilities for the home cook, and offers recipes that can appeal to both the novice ice cream maker or someone with many years of dessert making experience.

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"Who's your Mama? I'm your Mama!"

Encouraging a rescued gosling to consider her its mama is all in a day's work for humor writer, animal lover, and fitness instructor Jane A. Schmidt. As a child Jane wore metal leg braces like Forrest Gump's, but she dreamed of an unfettered outdoor life raising animals.

Today Jane's living her dream. In rural Wisconsin, surrounded by ducks, geese, goats, cats, dogs, donkeys, and a pet pig, Jane writes books and leads clients on backpacking adventures. Her latest book is Not A Perfect Fit: Stories from Jane's World. To see how a determined woman crafted a life for herself that seemed out of reach, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Jane A. Schmidt. 

This week's feature is:

Anderson East

Anderson East, a Nashvillian by way of Alabama, who can sing the blues with a sultry, countrified growl, is no exception to the rule. Evoking a twangier Ray LaMontagne or Amos Lee with notes of plaintive Ryan Adams, he's forming a sound all his own.  --- Rolling Stone

  • Tue
    Apr 25
    11:00 am -
    12:00 pm
  • Sat
    Apr 29
    4:00 pm -
    5:00 pm

Interview with Josie Overmyer

Josie OvermyerThis weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" features a conversation and live on-air performances from well known Fairfield singer-songwriter Josie Overmyer. Listen as Josie shares her creative process and thoughts on songwriting as an art and a form of self-therapy.

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

  • Sat
    Apr 22
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    Apr 24
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

About To Go On A Jag

RRYa, hey, I purchased this interesting book called The Acid Archives; The Second Edition. This tome is chock-full of anecdotes and explanations of over 5000 different rare records. The rare part is due to the lack of major-label distribution. And, if you are to believe the folks writing, some of the records should never have been released due to the awful nature of the contents. However, as you know, I am always digging for underground music, and I have worked my way through the entire book. As a result I have purchased and downloaded literally hundreds of digital files, in addition to buying cd's and vinyl. The fun starts now. It is going to take me the rest of the year to play all the music I have found as a result of this specific search. Hope you enjoy this trip as musch as I am. Oh, and I will play a cut from my album of the month Chew by The Paperhead. Every time I listen to Chew I like it more. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    Apr 20
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    Apr 26
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Cool Hand On My Brow

G ManYou know how sometimes it feels good to have a sense of coolness on your fevered brow? The gentle touch of anothers hand lightly contacting your forehead with an obvious effort to sooth? Well, that is how this show runs. You'll feel better after, because somehow, when I got done putting this all together, I felt strangely comforted. Maybe you will, too... We start with Trip Shakespear and Patrick Sweany doing some nice mellow pop, and side one ends with Million by Paul Kantner, a song that always puts me in a good mood. The second hour has great tunes by Manfred Mann, Leon Russell, and Illinois Speed Press. Hour last features Moonalice, Peter Case, and Lynyrd Skynyrd. Do not hesitate to share this experience with your friends, neighbors, and countrymen. The G Man

Coolzey was borne out of the cornfields of central Iowa and now travels the land from his home base in Los Angeles. A boy who for some unexplained reason grew up only being able to listen to roughneck east coast hip hop and Weird Al Yankovic began looping tapes and rhyming into boomboxes. After that there was Pavement, the Wu Tang Clan, mushrooms, sex, and America.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Coolzey blurb for San Francisco show – LOUDFARM:

“The samples this guy pulls out are incredible, and they make you feel like the first time you heard Big Daddy Kane or KRS-One. The redundant nature of radio hip hop these days makes the genre less than exciting, but Coolzey’s throwbacks to the days before auto-tune was the standard are a welcome break..”

Golden era hip-hop roots planted in black Iowa dirt, tempered by 90s alternative era rock influence, yields a juxtaposition of the dark, horrific nature of life paired with a slapstick and comedic view of the world, allowing for a wide, unpredictable arsenal of material ranging from soul-spilling indie bedroom rock to wise-cracking battle rap and on to radio pop.

Coolzey stepped into the public eye around 2005 with a demo album and a series of exploratory DIY tours with rapper/comedian and friend Schaffer the Darklord.

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