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  • Wed
    Dec 31
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    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 03
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Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Happy 7th Birthday to Lyrical Venus Radio!

Lyrical Venus
January 1st, 2008, was the first Lyrical Venus Radio broadcast! It's been a wonderful ride since then celebrating so many women in music!  Tune in this week for some winter songs and songs about New Year's Eve as we say goodbye to 2014.  Looking foward to sharing many new songs and artists in 2015!

Check out past playlists here 
Check out past interviews here

  • Wed
    Apr 23
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  • Sat
    Apr 26
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Interview with Daisy on Lyrical Venus Wed 4/23!

Singer Songwriter DaisyOh Maria won't you come with me?
I called your name around the rosary
Oh Maria you can disagree
Spinning in the stormy history
~ Maria, by Daisy

With songs delightfully deep and quirky-fun by turns, Austin singer-songwriter and ray of sunshine Daisy released her debut EP entitled Do Be Do this week. Tune in to hear her discuss her path from her childhood on a farm in Washington state, to becoming a social worker, to giving that up to follow her heart to the musical mecca of Austin, Texas where she met producer Daniel Barrett.  Together they polished up 5 of her songs, including some co-writes with Steve Poltz, into a shiny gem of an EP that is sure to get your boots stomping along, at least when it isn't tugging at your heartstrings.

Tune in to Lyrical Venus from 9-10am Central for songs by female singer-songwriters. Interview with Daisy starts shortly after 9:25am.

  • Thu
    Sep 05
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    11:00 am
  • Mon
    Sep 09
    5:00 am -
    5:00 am

Featured This Week - Half Moon Run, ZZ Ward, and New Politics

This week's playlist features new artists including Half Moon Run, ZZ Ward, New Politics, and Houndmouth.

 

Here's a review that I posted on the About the Music Facebook page.


by Robert ReederDevon Portielje

About the Music - KRUU-FM

 

Dark Eyes is the debut studio album by the Canadian indie rock band Half Moon Run, released through the Canadian label Indica Records and distributed through the Glassnote Entertainment Group.

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve been so intrigued by a band. I heard Half Moon Run’s single Call Me in the Afternoon while I was traveling on the West Coast. It was one of those times when you hear something new on the radio and immediately sit up straight and go, who is that?! I was taken by the vocal work of Devon Portielje, the exceptionally clean and precise harmonies, the creative arrangements and the powerful and tasteful melding of spacious atmosphere inside pounding tribal spear-chucking rhythm. Three of the four members of Half Moon Run are drummers which may explain a few things about the energy in their work.

As soon as I got home I purchased their debut album, Dark Eyes and was very happy to discover that the single I had heard was not a flook. The album, produced by Nygel Asselin of the Nimbus School of Recording Arts, is packed with solid songwriting, riveting vocal performances, top-notch production values and an overall feel and sound that is well defined and quite original, and it grows on you! The more I hear it, the more I like it!
 

  • Wed
    Aug 07
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Aug 10
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Heather Mae Live Interview on Lyrical Venus!

Heather MaeOne of these days I'll see the Eiffle Tower
One of these days I'll go skinny dipping
One of these days I'll say hello to her
One of these days I'll marry him
~ Heather Mae, One of These Days

When we last talked with Heather Mae, she was in the midst of her year-long quest to write a song every day.  Since then, she has indeed reached the 365 song goal, and managed to narrow down that collection to 12 songs to put on her album appropriately titled "One Year of Songs".  She even filmed a video with the help of her fans from around the world for the song "One of These Days", an inspiring ode to seize the day and follow your dreams. 

Heather is stopping in Fairfield on a cross-country tour and will join us in the studio for a live interview at 9:30am today!  She is performing at Cafe Paradiso Wednesday, Aug 7th at 8pm (tonight), along with Heather Miller. (AKA your DJ Hum).

  • Wed
    Nov 28
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am

Anchors Aweigh on Lyrical Venus!

Heather MillerGonna throw my anchor down
Gonna hold my head up high
Gonna claim this brave new world
In the name of you and I
Anchor ~ Heather Miller

Oh hey! It's yours truly, DJ Hum with my own CD now! Officially releasing to the world on Friday!

In May 2011, Fairfield singer-songwriter Heather Miller followed her musical calling all the way to Austin, Texas to study with mentor and producer Daniel Barrett at Rubicon Recording Studios. Daniel’s Rubicon Year program, which offers intensive study and goal-oriented mentoring in writing, musicianship, performing, and recording, allowed Heather to dive deep into the creative process and examine her relationship to it from every angle.

One year, 157 open mic performances, and a successful Kickstarter campaign later, Heather is back home in Fairfield and excited to celebrate the completion of her project with a five-song debut EP. Called Anchor, the album is an inspiring collection of catchy, rootsy, melodic songs, drawing their stories from love and life, doubts and dreams.

Widy

 

DJ G.Rod and La Nueva Hora Latina will be interviewing WIDY, the hottest new Latin artist from Barranquilla, Colombia.

Be sure to tune in on KRUU LP FM 100.1 La Voz de Fairfield Iowa Monday 7-8PM Central, 8-9 ES. Listen online at, escuchen la entrevista en vivo en la pagina http://kruufm.com/

Widy's Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/widymusic

Widy's website: http://www.widymusic.com/

  • Tue
    Jun 26
    9:00 am -
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  • Sat
    Jun 30
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Kat Parsons Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 6/26!

Kat ParsonsSomething's wrong, I can tell
And what you don't say
Is a silent farewell
~ Talk to Me, Kat Parsons

Born in Vienna, based in Los Angeles and with tour credits across the US and Europe, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, Borneo, Vietnam, and Japan, one listen to Kat Parsons' upbeat and intelligent pop, and it's easy to see why she has had such international success.

Her breathy, sweet vocals and catchy hooks draw in even the most casual listener, and the introspective lyrics hold discerning ears longer than the latest disposable, manufactured hit.

Tune in Tues from 9-10am Central for your weekly dose of music by women! Interview with Kat at 9:30.

 

  • Tue
    May 01
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  • Sat
    May 05
    7:00 am -
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Jeanne Marie Boes Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus 5/1

Jeanne Marie BoesSame old situation
No new insight or surprise
Same old complications,
Once again, here's pretty lies
~ Seasoned Heart, Jeanne Marie Boes

Like an actress changing costumes between scenes, New York singer-songwriter Jeanne Marie Boes slips comfortably between vocal stylings, one moment she's a lounge singer beyond her years and the next she's a smoky pop diva.  But whether she's backed by a baby grand or a synthsizer, the passionate emotion behind her songs of love and heartbreak shines through.

Tune in Tuesday, April 24th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Jeanne Marie, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Jeanne Marie.

  • Thu
    Apr 19
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    Apr 22
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

1968 - The best pop, and the best underground (indie and edgy)

1968 was a schizophrenic year, featuring at once, the best and catchiest pop music (which is still being imitated wildly today), heard on AM radio, such as The Hollies [left], Mary holliesHopkin, The Turtles, The Mamas and Papas, and The Rascals,grace slick

and

. . . 

in the same year, the most experimental, edgy, and creative music (which smashed lots of musical boundaries forever), on FM radio, featuring an extended jam by Canned Heat, a forgotten hit by Frank Zappa, a psychological and psychedelic profile by Jefferson Airplane [right], and a song by the female singer who has influenced many, many, many of the young female singers today, namely Janis Joplin.

The songs.

  • Tue
    Mar 27
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  • Sat
    Mar 31
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Omnia: Featured Artist on Lyrical Venus - Tues 3/27!

OmniaWhat if we took back our place
In this dying human race
What if we stood side by side
To change the world with our grace?
~ Grace, Omnia

While many young women her age are singing about parties and boyfriends over the same beats as everyone else, New York singer-songwriter Omnia tackles weightier world issues head-on with grace and passion.  Combining modern pop styles with the rich flavors of her Mediterranean heritage, the East-meets-West result is fresh, engaging music with a message of empowerment.

Tune in Tuesday, March 27th at 9am central for a feature set of music by Omnia, followed by plenty more great music by women! Check lyricalvenus.com for a written interview with Omnia.