The needle will be burning a new groove in the record for the next show. I am bringing in music I have purchased just since the last show. So at the very least, all the music is new-to-me. Many of the bands are as well. We will hear from a man playing live in Des Moines soon, Shakey Graves. New releases from Psychic Ills, Hard Working Americans, The Smoking Trees, and Dr. Dog. Also some great country music courtesy of Brad Paisley, Victims of Chance and Gurf Morlix. Plus some people I know little about: Delta Will, Creme Soda, Incredible Hog, Blue Mountain Eagle, AA Bondy, B-17 and Panama Ltd. These will play as long as I can avoid further analysis paralysis. The G Man
Doodling is a strategy award-winning author and illustrator Michelle Edwards used to produce many published books for children, a nonfiction book for adults, and nearly 100 essays for knitters. Her children's picture book, CHICKEN MAN, won the National Jewish Book Award. Her children's book illustrations have been exhibited in several shows, and her essays have been monthly features in a yarn company's newsletter. Jane Smiley and a host of other knitters highly praised her first book for adults, A KNITTER'S HOME COMPANION. For insight into how one artist ignites her creative spark, tune in this week to The Studio with Cheryl and Michelle Edwards.
One can't help take notice when a new John Williams score is released. His Spielberg collaboration on "The BFG" is delightful from start to finish. And Alexandre Desplat finally gets his long awaited wish to create a score where jazz meets orchestra in "The Secret Life of Pets."
Also selections from "Zootopia", "Legend of Tarzan", "Alice Through the Looking Glass", "The Brothers Grimm", "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" and more!
That's Wed 3-4pm Exclusively on KRUU.
Join us this week on Writers' Voices as we go behind the scenes of dance in 1960's-70's New York City with Kenny Pearl, who has a Fairfield connection in the Ken Chawkins family.
Straight out of college and with minimal professional dance experience, Kenny headed from Toronto to New York to follow his passion - modern dance. "The Dance Gods" tells the story of his very successful career.
Kenny danced with the greats - including Martha Graham and Alvin Ailey, even touring Russia, before returning to Toronto to teach dance. And finally, to write his memoir!
(See playlist link below). 100% new tracks never played before on Fringe Toast with DJ Andy Bargerstock! In the opening set, we lead off with Des Moines band MAIDS with single "Bandits," followed by Barzek with "The Shore" and then Broken Bells (photo left) featuring Danger Mouse and James Mercer. Stay tuned to hear a few tracks from Sarah Jarosz's Undercurrent CD; yes, she plays Iowa City's Englert Theater this week on July 14th. Elephant Revival and Justin Johnson contribute strong performances in the first hour. Fringe Toast first-timers: Sky Barbarick, Nick Vallee, Evangelist, July Talk (photo right), Sam Roberts Band, and Manchester Orchestra.
In the second hour Chill Zone session, you will hear more excellent tracks from last week's debut groups including Astronomyy, Sarah Guthrie & Johnny Irion, Psychic Ills, and France's Christine and the Queens. It's the best music you never hear unless you are tuned to Fringe Toast. Click here for playlist. Invite friends to join the live stream at www.kruufm.com.
The Rainbow Rider signature song for this show is Gonna Raise Hell by Cheap Trick. That is not the only kickin' song I've got: We will also hear from The Firebirds and Cracker. Prog from Lifesigns, blues from The Allman Brothers Band and Lambchop, pop from Al Stewart, David Lowery, and Faine Jade. Plus some interesting uncatorizable music from the usual suspects. You will have to check the playlist to see what is really going down. Be ready next Thursday at 2 PM for a different kind of centripetal experience. Tune in and get a chemical level experience from some ridiculously awesome music. Coooool Breeze
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Among this weeks wide releases, the animated The Secret Life Of Pets looks fun and is getting good reviews. "An animated fluffball-a sort of Toy Story with pets- does everything to drive you crazy and ends up being totally irresistible." - Rolling Stone. The voice talents are excellent, including Louis C.K. as Max the dog, who "commits wholly to this family-friendly gig, and his lack of snark seems refreshing"; Kevin Hart as Snowball the rabbit: "Snowball lets Hart tap into the high-energy vocal antics of his live-action work that somehow seem more natural coming out of the mouth of a cartoon rabbit; Albert Brooks; Steve Coogan as freakish feline Ozone and Dana Carvey, who "steals quite a few scenes as an aging basset hound on wheels."
We talk about the golden age of documentary films and see five new releases, including the well reviewed Zero Days from Alex Gibney (The most important documentarian of our time- Esquire Magazine), which "tells the complete story of Stuxnet, a piece of self-replicating computer malware." "Plays out like a twisty summer espionage thriller." -Washington Post. "You'll want to see it, just not when you're counting on a good night's sleep a few hours later." - Wall Street Journal. Also out, Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You. "A technically imaginative doc. about arguably the most influential creator, writer, and producer in the history of television."
We'll talk all this and more on the Filmosophers with Chris Busch and Bruce Miller, where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions. - I'm your friend, and as your friend I gotta be honest with you. I don't care about you or your problems. - Chloe the chubby kitty; The Secret Life Of Pets
this week my daughter elise joins me to lay out some tracks by chicks who rock. i assure you, they can crank it up.
you'll hear the yeah yeah yeahs, courtney barnett [pictured], tilly & the wall, rilo kiley, and the kills. among many others.
check out the attitude and chorus to courtney barnett's brilliant, "pedestrian at best":
put me on a pedestal and i'll only disappoint you.
tell me i'm exceptional and i promise to exploit you.
give me all your money and i'll make some origami, honey.
i think you're a joke but i don't find you very funny...