Rosewater, Jon Stewart's based-on-fact film comes to the Orpheum this weekend. Starring Gael García Bernal, Rosewater is "a finely wrought, powerful drama that tells the true story of an Iranian-born journalist's imprisonment and torture by the Islamic regime in Iran." - Seattle Times "That the movie is as tense and chilling as it is owes much to first-time director Jon Stewart's keen eye for the way humor surfaces even in the dark places." - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone Do some quick research to read what inspired The Daily Show's Jon Stewart to make his feature film debut. "Stewart's wryly observant qualities as a TV star serve him well in his feature film debut." - Chicago Tribune Also at the Orpheum: Dumb And Dumber To is held over. Find showtimes at orpheumtheaterfairfield.com.
Among the new releases is Still Alice, starring Julianne Moore as a renowned linguistics professor who receives a diagnosis of Early-Onset Alzheimer's. Just from what I've read, Moore is my pick to win this year's Oscar for Best Actress. "Thanks to this brave and gutsy actress' overwhelming candor and sincerity, you go away feeling educated, enlightened and more compassionate than you can possibly imagine." - Rex Reed, New York Observer
We also have more impressions of Christopher Nolan's prodigious Interstellar, on the Filmosophers, with Chris Busch & Bruce Miller "where we give our filmosophy of the movies and have filmosophical discussions." Fridays 12:30 pm again Sunday mornings 11:30. "Parents are the ghosts of their children's future. I can't be your ghost anymore Murph. - Interstellar
turn on, tune in, and drop in... for some great trips down pink floyd's new cd, perfectly titled, "endless river."
that title describes their music well: you experience it like a fascinating flow of energy that keeps moving out from their primordial well of sounds...
to keep the ambient waves flowing, i'll intersperse their music with cell (the group; not the biological unit).
Occasionally I play Rainbow Rider-type material during the Thursday afternoon show, and promo the late night music for daytime listeners. This Rainbow Rider is a carbon copy of what I usually do Thursday afternoons 2-4 PM. So more mainstream bands, shorter songs, and more variety. Gap Dream, Band of Skulls, Ant-Bee, and El Goodo hold up the new music category, and there are some oldies from Cheap Trick, Bauhaus, Donovan, and Grand Funk Railroad. All manner and sorts of goodies. Cool Breeze
LIVE 100% new tracks never before played on Fringe Toast. Swiss duo, AURAH (couple photo), and UK/India instrumental duo Amaya lead the second hour Chill Session with their alpha wave generating music. USA singer and frequent Fairfield visitor, Barbara Morillo of Bambu fame, offers vocal brilliance from her collaboration on CD Triptic Soul and followed later by Germany's Deep Dive Corp. with more cosmic ether.
Chicago-based Scattered Trees (group photo above) anchors the first hour with tracks from Sympathy (2011). Don't miss this program's opening set of twistedly cool blues, new grass songs including an incredible Kraak & Smaak remixed version of "Man of Constant Sorrow." Will blow your mind! First timers to DJ Andy B's LIVE Fringe Toast include The Honey Dewdrops, The Wind and the Wave, Skeewiff, Still Parade, Collide and Never Ending White Lights.
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So over the last forty-six years it turns out a number of people and bands have written songs that tend to take an irreverent look at life and relationships. I love songs that skewer convention and protocol. So we will take a little trip through some offbeat songs courtesy of the folks listed on the playlist for the show, available now on the show page at this site, and starting at midnight off the sidebar to the left. Two quick programming notes: Next week on the 11th is the eight year anniversary show for Centripetal Sounds. Amazing. Also on Jan. 31 at 2 AM is the four year anniversary show for The Rainbow Rider. On the 11th there is mostly brand new rock and pop. On the 31st is some of the best psych and psych pop from the past few years. Join me, it will be worth it. The G Man
RIP BOBBY "MR. BROWN SUGAR" KEYS
of Lubbock, Texas, Buddy Holly's sax man, born the same day as Keith Richards.
He also scorched the sax on John Lennon's "Whatever Gets You Through The Night".
KRUU Tribute Wed 1pm & !0pm CT on people-powered solar KRUUfm.com.
Once again it's time to brush off those dancing shoes, grab your favorite partner and head down to the floor, because on today's edition of That Righteous Jive I've got some of my favorite producers & DJs to have mixed, mashed and bashed swing with electronica this year. From downtempo trip-hop to hip-hop to EDM, the styles change but the sample-base remains the same.
I'll be featuring French swing-hop producer ProleteR and the amazing EP he released last Sunday: Rookie. We'll also hear from Jamie Berry, Boogie Belgique, Parov Stelar, L'Orange, Red Martina, Blockboy and Akshin Alizadeh.
Stream it live December 2nd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.
This week we'll be slipping in a few songs by some unlikely folk who you didn't know were capable of making good music. It seems famous people like Steve Martin, Kevin Bacon (left), Scarlet Johansson, Robert Pattinson and Minnie Driver all have hidden talents.
At the age of 10, Anna-Maria Petricelli, who was born and raised in Croatia, visited New York City with her mom and vowed to someday return to the U.S. Nine years later, Anna-Maria made her way to a small college in Iowa, where she earned a B.A. in Literature and graduated summa cum laude and as valedictorian of her class. How did a young woman, from a single-parent family with modest funds, manage to fulfill her dream? Now studying linguistics in a graduate program at the University of Iowa, Anna-Maria plans to teach English as a Second Language. She's also crafted a successful writing career for herself. Under the pen name Erin Aislinn, she's had three novels and three novellas published. Her latest book, BLOODLINE: THE LEGACY, is a vampire erotic romance.
Because I hear that for the next four weeks the Wildflowers Café will have some of the best Christmas music around, music from different genres, countries and periods. So be sure to tune in, and I can guarantee you won't have a blue Christmas. Ba rum pum pum pum.
Only on KRUU-FM.