• Thu
    Jan 05
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 08
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

the most interesting music of 2016

not necessarily the biggest selling, but the most creative and interesting music of 2016...

bowiedavid bowie's last bow..."i'm the great i-am...i'm a black star."

shearwater, from austin, tx, plays an undefinable style of creativity.

claypool lennon delium is one of the surprising yet perfect collaborations...

beck goes to the edge of electronic r&b; david crosby releases a beautiful new song, the band quilt flashes the senses with a new sound and harmonies, the most solid cd of the year by the red hot chili peppers, and a dancing singalong by tiggs da author, "run"...


On today's edition of Music is My Medication I'm prescribing you a heavy dose of brass and beats from 2016. On the brass side of things we've got Hackney Colliery BandMoon Hooch and Stomptown Brass. Then on the beats are Super Magic HatsEngelwood x Jeff Kaale and Will Magid & Alligator Spacewalk

Stream it live August 9th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jun 14
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jun 15
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

2016: Electronica


A lot of great electronic albums have been dropping this month and on today's edition of Music is My Medication I'll be prescribing you a heavy dose of freshly picked glitch-hop, breakbeats and big funky bass. I'll be featuring Bassnectar and his upcoming album Unlimited, but we'll also hear from new albums by Opiuo, TorInqiteka and a whole lot more. Stream it live Tuesday, June 14th, 5pm-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

Some of the music played is available for free streaming and download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist here for links.


We'll be chilling out to some breezy summertime vibes on tonight's edition of After Hours. I've got a basketful of jazzy trip-hop and instrumental hip-hop from 2016, featuring Casablanca-based beatsmith and guitarist Saib with his amazing debut LP Around the Word.

  • Tue
    Apr 19
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm

New Rock & Soul


  • Tue
    Feb 23
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 25
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

New Hip-Hop and R&B

Alright folks, now that I'm done with my "Best of 2015" series it's time to dig into some new music from 2016. I've pulled out two recent releases to share with you on today's edition of Music is My Medication.

Up first we have French instrumental hip-hop producer Mounika and his new album of tasty soul-breaks Seagulls. Then, on the R&B side of things, we have legendary Chicago-based soul singer Mavis Staples, and her new M. Ward-produced album Livin' On A High Note.

On top of that, we'll hear from Staples' Grammy Award-winning album from last year: Your Good Fortune, plus some more great hip-hop released in the last couple years.

Stream it all live February 23rd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio. (Re-broadcast February 24th at 11pm).

Some of the music played is available for free streaming/download from the artists themselves. Check out the playlist for links: Playlist

  • Thu
    Jan 21
    9:00 pm -
    10:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jan 24
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am

get out and caucus

anitime to get psyched up to get out and vote. this week, all political music: muse, dylan, lennon, rundgren, cash, neil, and ani [pictured].

Lysistrata, open up the bedroom door
What is the matter, ain't you in love with me no more?
I enlisted in the army today,
One more time before I march away
Make me feel like a big strong man
You say you don't care about my pride,
You love me too much just to let me die,
And you won't let me come inside
Unless I don't go to war no more.