Rock

  • Tue
    Feb 02
    6:00 pm -
    7:00 pm
  • Thu
    Feb 04
    12:00 am -
    1:00 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.

I got some more new jazz, funk, rock and electro-swing to play for you on today's edition of That Righteous Jive. 

I'll be featuring Boogie Belgique, a producer from Belgium who mixes together swing and hip-hop. We'll be checking out the new LP he released yesterday: Nightwalker (Vol. 2).

We'll also hear singles from upcoming albums by The Black KeysStanton MooreThe Mighty Sceptres and Ikebe Shakedown.

On top of that we've got Mike Dillon's Band (from the album he released today Band Of Outsiders), Rock Candy Funk PartyThe Souljazz Orchestra and Moodymann--all from albums released this year. Stream it live April 1st, 5-6pm CDT right here on KRUU radio.

On this Tuesday's edition of That Righteous Jive we'll be listening to some of my favorite blues-rock bands. We'll start off with The Black Keys--a band at the head of the soul/blues revival--from their 2008 album Attack and Release. Then we'll hear from The White Stripes, off of their debut self-titled album. After that I'll be featuring The Word, an instrumental blues-rock super group formed between organist John Medeski (of Medeski Martin and Wood fame), pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, and all three members of North Mississippi Allstars. We'll be hearing from their self-titled debut album. Though there are a few original tracks on the album, it is mostly composed of covers of old gospel songs (but I can guarantee you've never heard any gospel songs performed like this before!). After that we'll hear from the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation. Of all the British rock groups that started pumping out new renditions of old blues songs in the 60's/70's, the Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation has to be my favorite. We'll check out some tracks off the last album they released before splitting up, Remains To Be Heard. Last, but not least, we'll be listening to The Dead Weather, another blues-rock super group, this time between Jack White, Alison Mosshart (of The Kills), Dean Fertita (of Queens of the Stone Age), and Jack Lawrence (of The Greenhornes). Out of all of Jack White's projects I definitely dig this one the most. Fingers crossed that they'll soon reunite to release a third studio album. We'll be hearing from the last album they released (back in 2010) Sea of Cowards. Check it out this Tuesday (05/21) 5-6pm CTZ right here on KRUU radio. 

  • Thu
    May 17
    8:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Sun
    May 20
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

The 1968 jazz/blues/rock explosion

frank zappa

 

The year 1968 saw rock musicians everywhere playing blues and jazz. The wasn't necessarily a good thing, as every skinny kid from Hoboken was suddenly in a blues band.

But it did result in a diverse explosion of playing styles and creative moments, as bands like (the pre-weenie) Fleetwood Mac's tasteful guitarist Peter Green, Canned Heat's creative bassist Larry Taylor, and Cream's interchange between bassist Jack Bruce and guitarist Eric Clapton, opened musical doors for the world.

I'll close out the show with extended performances by Frank Zappa [left] & his Mothers of Invention and Miles Davis, that helped extend our attention spans beyond the 2 1/2 minutes of most pop records.

Click this link to what you'll be hearing.

Anais album coverFor this week's show I'll be featuring brilliant new music from Anais Mitchell and the latest collaboration between the extraordinary guitar players, Harry Manx and Kevin Breit.   First up,  Anais Mitchell and her new album Young Man in America.  An eclectic variety of styles, including songs ranging from the solo piano and haunting vocals of "Coming Down" to the sugar pop beats of "Venus".  Anais comes to this disc fully loaded with her usual poetically disguised, socio-political lyrics plus the ubiquitous onslaught of delicious, teen inspired vocals thaManxt have become her trademark. Anais will be a guest on my show on Tuesday April 24th and will perform at Cafe Paradiso that same evening. Harry Manx and Kevin Brieit combine their talents for a brand new album of well written, toe tapping songs, driven by great lyrics, fresh melodies and all manner of stringed instruments including various guitars, sitar, dobro, veena, banjo, mandolin, lap slide and ukelele. If it has strings, these guys can play it.  Plus great songs from Chris Isaak, Amos Lee, Pieta Brown, Foster & Lloyd, Jason Spooner, Brooke Miller, John Hiatt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor, Lori McKenna, Shawn Colvin and Lyle Lovett.

  • Tue
    Jan 31
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Mar 03
    8:00 am -
    9:00 am

Full Hour of Music on Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus Playlist 1-31-12This week I've got a full hour of music for you to enjoy!

Artists include past guests like Boca Chica, Annie Dressner, ellen cherry, Anna Coogan and Brooke Brown Saracino.  There are also plenty of longtime Lyrical Venus favorites, like Melissa Ferrick, Kris Delmhorst, Meg Hutchinson, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, Lori McKenna, Patty Griffin, Kina Grannis and Girlyman.

Tune in Tuesday (today!) from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters!

 

  • Tue
    Jan 10
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 14
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Lyrical Venus 2011 Retrospective Part 2

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsAs I wrote last week, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, this is part two, since there were 32 artists! Click here for last week's playlist. Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central to hear part 2.

  • Tue
    Jan 03
    10:00 am -
    11:00 am
  • Sat
    Jan 07
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Happy 4th Birthday to Lyrical Venus!

Lyrical Venus 2011 InterviewsIt's kind of hard to believe it, but it's true, the Lyrical Venus Radio Hour is 4 years old! Four years of great music by and fun interviews with women musicians of many genres.  Thanks to the internet, the connections have been worldwide, whether it's me sending in the show from the multiple states and countries I've visited, or the artists calling in from around the world, or the wonderful listeners tuning in to kruufm.com from a distant corner of the planet!

As has been my annual tradition, I've collected a playlist of songs by the women I've interviewed in the past year, and I will play as many as I can this week, though it will probably need to be split in two parts, since there are 32! Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central.

  • Tue
    Nov 01
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Nov 05
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Interview with Violette on Lyrical Venus! Tues 11/1

VioletteIn my time of uncertainty
I'm searching for serenity
Shattered soul, how to make it whole
Won't someone tell me how?
~ Simple is Beautiful, Violette

A French native singer-songwriter living in New York, Violette was trained in classical piano as a young child.  She began writing her own songs at the age of 15 and has just released her third album, Simple is Beautiful.  Moving out of her roots in jazz to a more pop-rock sound, the album is both simple and beautiful, with just enough instrumentation to support her angelic voice without feeling sparse.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters! Interview with Violette at 9:30.

  • Tue
    Oct 18
    9:00 am -
    10:00 am
  • Sat
    Oct 22
    6:00 am -
    7:00 am

Bess Rogers Interview on Lyrical Venus! Tues 10/18

Bess RogersGravity feels weaker than it ever used to
Light as a feather, blown by the wind without you
I float above all that I love and I can't get home
Till you pull me back, you show me that I'm not alone
~ Anchor, Bess Rogers

Brooklyn-based artist Bess Rogers just came out with her fourth independent release, Out of the Ocean.  Featuring all the upbeat handclaps, sweet harmonies, indie punk and pop progressions and catchy melodies we've come to love from Bess, the album is also tied together with her fascination with science.  Themes of evolution and love are woven together masterfully in an album that is the perfect balance of smart and fun.  Bess will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Oct. 24th with Allison Weiss.

Tune in Tuesday from 9-10am Central for your weekly concentrated dose of music by female singer-songwriters!  Interview with Bess at 9:30.