progressive rock

  • Sat
    Jun 28
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 02
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Math Rock On The After Hours


Math rock is a (mostly) guitar and drum based genre characterized by unusual, complex and frequently shifting time signatures. Kind of like metal but without the vocals and distortion. On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some of my favorite math rock (all instrumental) from the last few years. I'll be featuring Totorro---a quartet from Rennes, France--and the LP they released last April: Home Alone. We'll also hear from Cleft, Suffer Like G Did, Plini and Moon Hooch.

In the last leg of the show we'll be listening to some of my favorite jazz & funk fusion of 2014, courtesy of Omaha Diner, Analog Son and The Blacksmiths. Stream it live June 28th, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Sun
    Oct 30
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

1968 progressive rock

Did 1968 mark the deep purplebirth of progressive rock? Sure there were kicks and pangs before, but Deep Purple and Procol Harum seemed to suddenly emerge fully alive and breathing, with a whole new genetic sound mix: the volume and high-energy of really well-played electric instruments, and the precision and chord changes of the European classical tradition.

Deep Purple's Ritchie Blackmore invented a new style of playing on their magical album "The Book of Taliesyn," while Procol Harum's Gary Booker played and sang Bach with a magical twist on their inventive album "Shine on brightly." Be sure to stay for their cosmic masterpiece "In held twas I."

And I start this week with a bonus track: The Zombies' instrumental "Conversation off Floral Street," which brought 7/8 time to the masses. The full playlist is here.