Tunage

  • Thu
    May 25
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 31
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

Birth To The Grave

G ManThree hours of tunes celebrating the full range of a life. The Moody Blues do the kick off honors with It's Up To You. From there we roll through songs of love, songs of loss, songs about the passage of time, and songs about the mystery of self-awareness. Paul Revere, Jimi Hendrix, and Roger Miller get the way back meachine running. And there are more contemporary offerings from Vietnam, The Obits, and My Expansive Awareness. Also featuring a two-fer from Neil Young, and a favorite song of mine from local artists past The Psyquatics. Do what you will but don't be late for this one. The G Man

  • Sat
    May 20
    2:00 am -
    4:00 am
  • Mon
    May 22
    4:00 am -
    6:00 am

Solstice Sessions & Sons of Arqa

RRRight after our holdover from We Are Ever So Clean by Blossom Toes, I am going to launch right into Solstice Sessions, Vol.1 by Patrick Hazell. Extemporaneous music created in the great state of Iowa. That disc runs clear through into hour two. In the second hour, Suns of Arqa bring Durga Dub along with Adam Franklin, Deadbolt, and Boy King Islands. Hot stuff for what promises to be a chilly May evening. Cool Breeze

  • Thu
    May 18
    2:00 pm -
    5:00 pm
  • Wed
    May 24
    2:00 am -
    5:00 am

VHF ( Very High Frequency)

As I often say about KRUU, we are low power, but very high frequency. Not because we are on 24/7/365, but because we are generated and driven by hundreds of volunteers working thousands of hours. All that attention to detail mainly because we all love what we do in supporting the community. So more to the point of this particular show, I have 29 songs over three hours that are sure to please the most discriminating rock and roll listener. Highlights include, but not limited to, bands like U2, Loggins & Messina, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and The Moody Blues. New music courtesy of Woods and Shakey Graves, who will be appearing at Hinterland Festival this year. Enjoy. The G Man

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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