• 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

The Inspiration Initiative

Join host Luke Davids on this weeks episode of "The Inspiration Initiative" to hear songs that were topping the charts in the 1940's and learn what was so special about the way those songs were written. Features music from Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and more.

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

  • Sat
    Apr 29
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 01
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Head Machine Music

RRHead Machine was a precursor to Uriah Heep, and they put out a real nice album called Orgasm. We will hear the title track. Real Estate is on board with a sweet song from their brand new release. Plus Conor Oberst, The Magnetic Fields, Vintage Cucumber, Gnoomes, and a fantastic jam by Lee Michaels. Cool Breeze.


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

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