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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
    Dec 09
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Dec 11
    12:00 am -
    1:00 am

Best of 2014: Experimental Jazz Edition

2014 is quickly coming to an end, which means it's time to take a look back at some of the great music released this year. On this week's edition of That Righteous Jive, we'll be listening to my favorite experimental jazz of 2014. I've got five different albums from five incredible artists:

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Quick Fix. This trio from Saratoga Springs continues to impress me with their combination of jazz, rock & post-bop. This year they released their second album together: Golden Ticket

 

 

 

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

Brass of 2014 Featuring 1/2 Orchestra

On today's edition of That Righteous Jive I'll be playing some more of my favorite brass of 2014. I'll be featuring the six-piece experimental brass band from Moscow: 1/2 Orchestra. Earlier this month they released their second album together: Next Level.

We'll also hear from The Brass Funkeys, Moon HoochBrass Cooled and Busty and the Bass. Stream it live October 14th, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

  • Tue
    Jul 08
    5:00 pm -
    6:00 pm
  • Wed
    Jul 09
    11:00 pm -
    12:00 am

Experimental Brass Featuring Elephant Wrecking Ball

 

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some great experimental brass featuring Elephant Wrecking Ball's new album Barren Serenade. We'll also hear from Billy Martin's Wicked Knee and Moon Hooch. Read more about the albums and artists below:

  • Sat
    Jun 28
    10:00 pm -
    12:00 am
  • Wed
    Jul 02
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 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. 

  • Sat
    Mar 01
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am
  • Wed
    Mar 05
    1:00 am -
    3:00 am

Experimental Jazz Featuring Snarky Puppy

On this Saturday night's edition of The After Hours we'll be listening to some experimental jazz featuring Snarky Puppy--an instrumental jazz fusion band based in Brooklyn (though originally formed in Denton, Texas), led by bassist and composer Michael League. Earlier this week they released a brand new LP: We Like It Here.

"Recorded and filmed live with a studio audience over 4 nights in the Netherlands, We Like It Here captures the band at its most explorative point in its career, in both composition and improvisation." 

I've been loving their new album so much I'm going to be playing the whole thing for you in its enitirety. We'll also hear some more great jazz fusion courtesy of Lund QuartetPierre Anckaert Trio, Plini, Black Chamber, Suffer Like G Did and Quick Fix--all from albums released in the last three years. Stream it live March 1st, 10pm-12am CST right here on KRUU radio.

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.

Tara Gorman pic for Eden's Hour radio flyer
 
 
Tonight I'll be visiting the exciting musical territories of bands such as Apples in Stereo, Beirut, and a few songs from the hypnotic folk/punk trio the Cave Singers.
Catch these treats and more ...in alphabetical order of course!