• Tue
    Feb 02
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Feb 03
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Best of 2015: Rock

On today's show I'll be playing my favorite rock albums from 2015. We've got some alternative and indie rock with Modest Mouse, Wilco and Mac DeMarco. Some blues-rock with The Dead Weather and Class Action. And some post-rock with Waking Aida and Barret Baumgart and John MorganStream it live February 2nd, 5pm-6pm CST right here on KRUU radio.

  • Mon
    Apr 06
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Wed
    Apr 08
    3:00 am -
    4:00 am

Indie Rock

Whether you call it Indie, or Alternative, or anything else...I call it great: our featured genre this week and next.

Only at the Wildflowers Cafe.

Only on KRUU-FM.

Indie Rock

  • Sat
    Jun 07
    9:00 pm -
    11:00 pm
  • Tue
    Jun 10
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

Alternative Rock & Blues On The After Hours


We'll be listening to some great alternative rock and blues on this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours. From this year, we have: Morning Phase by Beck, Turn Blue by The Black Keys, plus a few tracks from Jack White's second solo album Lazaretto, which comes out next week.

On top of that we've got This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing To Think About, the debut album from Modest Mouse, who will supposedly be releasing a new album this year (though at this point I'm a little skeptical).

Finally we'll be finishing out the night with some downtempo electronica courtesy of Oakland-based producer Broke For Free and the LP he released earlier this week: Petal. Stream it live June 7, 10pm-12am CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jun 28
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am
  • Sat
    Jul 02
    5:00 am -
    6:00 am

Little Grey Girlfriend - Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus 6/28!

Little Grey GirlfriendBroken wanderer, open to it all
Happy in your soul
If it is not written in the stars
Write what you know
~ Lovesick for the World, Little Grey Girlfriend

Mash up a foundation of classical training with years of honing a pop sensibility, mix in a generous portion of creative originality, a splash of quirk and top it off with the liquid silver of Erika Lloyd's voice and you get one of Brooklyn's more unique indie bands - Little Grey Girlfriend.
Bringing to mind other stylistic trailblazers like Regina Spektor, Bjork and Joanna Newsom, more for a sympatico of fearless approach and extensive range than a similarity in sound, Little Grey Girlfriend is ready to take their show on the road this summer.

Tune in at 9am to hear a feature set of music by Little Grey Girlfriend and stick around for the rest of the hour for more great music by women from all over the map. Check out Lyrical Venus for a full blog interview with Erika.

Bedrooms & Basements FeatureThis week on Lyrical Venus we start with a set of music by the talented ladies on the newly released Beauty Shop compilation album Bedrooms and Basements.  If you haven't yet heard the album, you'll be impressed with the variety and skill of these young Fairfield artists.  We will also play an unreleased track by a brand new project in Austin, TX called Les RAV.

Tune in from 9-10am Central Time US for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters and hear some of the freshest tunes out there!

Check out the songs and artist websites from the playlist.

Emily ShirleyLittle windows, little tree
Little fire, come back to me
It's been a while now since we spent time
And I miss you
~ Taking the Sun, Emily Shirley

Graphic designer, photographer, mother and musician, Austinite Emily Shirley must also know a thing or two about juggling because she seems to be keeping all those creative balls in the air with grace.  

Her indie-alternative Tiny Truths EP is lush and layered. The production sets Emily's sultry-sweet vocals against a backdrop of plucked strings and marching band drums on one track and crunchy electric guitars on the next. Ranging from quirky to quiet in the span of just five songs, Tiny Truths is a great appetizer for those looking to cleanse their pallet of sugar-sweet pop.

Join me Tuesday, December 7th from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by female singer-songwriters and to get to know Emily.  She will be calling in at 9:30.

Amie Penwell


Show me to the river, somewhere to wash away this feeling,
these days of disbelieving.

~ Show Me to the River, Amie Penwell

Marin County singer-songwriter Amie Penwell just released her debut full-length album King in a Temple this past November.  The first thing that hits you on hearing the album is the voice. A voice for Gospel, or like the voice of an angel lowered an octave as it says on her website.  It's an apt description.  Amie's voice not just soulful, you really do feel like it's a healing balm to sooth away the pain of life she sings about in her songs, and turn it into something beautiful.

Join me Tuesday from 9-10 am for new songs from the new Catie Curtis and Meg Hutchinson albums, plus the interview with Amie at 9:30.

This  week is an alternative week with some of our favorite hipstermetal, jam rock, and classic rock bands. We will be playing songs from bands like  The Noisettes, The White Strips, The Arctic Monkeys, Wolfmother, and Led Zeppelin. These days this kind of music is not heard on modern airwaves but here at Music & Mayhem really don't care. So listen in Jimmy Page And Jack WhiteMonday @ 5 to hear me and Nathan rock out for a good nice hour.
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