brave combo

  • Thu
    Mar 21
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Mar 24
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

brave combo

brave combo

 

you've heard them in movies, the simpsons, futurama, and in various contexts in the last 25 years. they've released dozens of cds, won 2 grammies, been nominated for 7, and put on one of the most entertaining live shows you'll ever see.

they're brave combo, the electric, eclectic polka, tejano band from texas. and if you've missed hearing them all these years, it's time you finally did.

they capture the original polka energy, with an spirit and style that is modern and timeless.

  • Thu
    Dec 22
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Dec 25
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

Christmas time again

It's that time again. That time when you're driven out of your mind by mindless Christmas music. This week I play music that will help keep your sanity.aimee mann, michael penn

Aimee Mann and Michael Penn (her husband and brother of Sean, both left) start the show off with a dreary reminder that "Christmas time" returns again. But the tone quickly shifts with the humor and good spirits of Brave Combo, Mel Blanc, and Danny Elfman.

Then: artists I can almost guaranty you've never heard before, but absolutely need to hear: La Botinne Souriante (Quebec's answer to...well, what was the question), and the song "God rest ye merry gentlemen" performed back to back by Sarah McLachlin & Barenaked Ladies and then Chick Corea's Elektric Band.

  • Thu
    Jul 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sun
    Jul 04
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

brave combo

One of the most interesting, diverse, virtuosic, and just plain bizarre groups that you've probably never heard of is featured on this week's show: Brave Combo. brave combo

 

I would describe them as eclectic/electric polka. But they play virtually every style of music and just when you think you've understood the essence of their music, you may wonder (check out "The Hokey Pokey") if they're putting the entire world on.

 

Listen and decide for youself. The whole hour is devoted to their creativity.