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8:54 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 29, 2012

Neil Young and Crazy Horse / Psychedelic Pill Partially inspired by the writing of his new memoir, "Waging Heavy Peace," Psychedelic Pill feels like the sprawling ride that Young's career is.

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

MUSIC
2:29 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Menahan Street Band // The Crossing

Menehan Street Band The Crossing

Released 10.15.12 Daptone Records

The Menahan Street Band is one of a crew of performers -- Sharon Jones, The Budos Band, Antibalas, Sugarman 3 to name a few -- who record on the Daptone Label out of Brooklyn. The Daptone artists as well as a bunch of other musicians are leading the Nu-Soul movement. 

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MUSIC
11:43 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 22, 2012

Karthala 72 / Diable Du Fue! Gritty world beats dragged out of a dirty tie-dyed magic bag.

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

 

MUSIC
11:07 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Jamey Johnson & Guest Artists // Living For The Song: A Tribute to Hank Cochran

Released 10.23.12 Mercury Nashville

Tribute albums are a dicey thing and usually don’t work. “Beat the Retreat” (tribute to Richard Thompson) & “Timeless: A Tribute to Hank Williams” come to mind as ones that really work. This one is equally well done.

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MUSIC
2:26 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Sufjan Stevens // Silver & Gold: Songs for Christmas, Vols. 6-10

Released 11.13.12 Asthmatic Kitty

Mark it down, guys: October 19th, the day KVNF started getting in Christmas albums. Not to worry, the airwaves won't be jingling for at least another month, I imagine. But with NPR's piece, New Holiday Songs: A Smart Career Move, we can ponder just why it is so attractive for every man, woman and child with access to a mic (read: every man, woman, and child) to record a bit of their own xmas cheer.

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MUSIC
12:14 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Ty Segal // Twins

Released 10.9.12  Drag City

 

In the malevolence of Ty Segall's 2012 album onslaught (this is #4 if you include his tasty, old-time-high-fi collaboration with White Fence), Twins is the most organized- like a less-severe natural disaster. As the cover depicts, we're still in for a mind-bend, but it's as if some of the sheer fuzz was combed & suited by NASA in preparation for a space launch.

-DJ Jurassica

MUSIC
11:22 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 15, 2012

Menahan Street Band / The Crossing Thomas Brenneck of the Menahan Street Band says it best, "The Crossing is music to an unreleased Sergio Leone western starring the Wu Tang set in 1992."

Click through this special "Jurassica's Picks" edition of "Sugar's Picks".

To see the full list of music added this week, click here.

 

MUSIC
11:05 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Talkin Music: Honey Don't

Local band, Honey Don't,  play some new songs in KVNF's Bamboo Room.

MUSIC
4:27 pm
Sat October 13, 2012

Frankenweenie Unleashed! // Various Artist

Released 10.5.12 Walt Disney Records

Danny Elfman does an indie-pop packed soundtrack for the black and white stop motion remake by Tim Burton of his 1984 short film by the same name. It's cute and expected, but with a few tracks not to miss.

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MUSIC
5:01 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 8, 2012

Cody ChesnuTT / Landing on a Hundred / CC

A bonafide Soul Brother with the pipes, the lyrics, a 10 piece band, truth & confession on tap & 12 extremely cool tracks recorded in Memphis. Listen closely.

Look through this week's Picks by Sugar, and click below to see a list of the new music released this week.

New Music Oct. 8, 2012

MUSIC
1:19 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Van Morrison // Born to Sing: No Plan B

 Released 10.9.12 Blue Note

If I were a fire hydrant I would need to be turned off. I am gushing like one over this album. This is some of the best stuff Van has done in a while. Back on the Blue Note label he does Jazz, Blues, his own soul and sometimes all of them all together. I dare you to find a cut you don’t like!

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Sugar's Picks
4:11 pm
Fri September 28, 2012

Sugar's Picks Oct. 1, 2012

Van Morrison/Born To Sing: No Plan B/ Exile
He's back as singer, performer, writer, & producer on twelve outstanding tracks!

Look through this week's Picks by Sugar, and click below to see a list of the new music released this week.

NEW RELEASES, October 1, 2012

New Releases
3:03 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

New Releases: September 24, 2012

Check out the new music released this week!

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Sugar's Picks
2:44 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Sugar's Picks Sept 24, 2012

Elle King / The Elle King EP / Fat Possum

Only 3 tracks for airplay, but 3 very hot tracks.

Diana Krall / Glad Rag Doll / Verve

She's got the voice, she can play the piano, Marc Ribot, Jay Bellerose,  Colin Linden & T Bone Burnett (he produced the CD) are on board for a nice twist, and you fellas might enjoy the liner photos.

Lee Ritenour / Rhythm Sessions / Concord

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Sugar's Picks
2:55 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Sugar's Picks September 17, 2012

Meshell Ndegeocello / A dedication To Nina Simone / Naive

A personal representation of the broad spectrum of the music of the political & iconic vocalist, Ndegecello is joined by Sinead O'Connor, Toshi Reagon & Lizz Wright among others,  to pay tribute.

Maceo Parker / Soul Classics / Razor & Tie

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The Record
2:14 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Listen To A Long Conversation With Bonnie Raitt

Bonnie Raitt accepts her Lifetime Achievement Award at the Americana Music Awards in Nashville on Sept. 12, 2012.
Susan Bibeau Folk Alley

Originally published on Thu October 11, 2012 11:12 am

Last Wednesday I had the enormous privilege of sitting down with the masterful Bonnie Raitt for the keynote conversation at the annual Americana Music Conference and Festival in Nashville. Actually, I stood while blues fusion matriarch sat — I'd aggravated an old back injury moments before we took the stage, and my mentioning this to the crowd set Bonnie up for her first zinger of the chat: "What was his name?" she teased.

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Deceptive Cadence
2:08 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Trifonov's Triumph: Tchaikovsky, Twice Over

Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov — a once-in-a-generation artist at just 21?
Roger Mastroianni courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon September 24, 2012 9:22 am

At just 21 years old, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov, the most recent winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition, is zooming into the classical music stratosphere — and with his new album he's out to prove he's here to stay.

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All Songs Considered Blog
1:10 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Randy Newman Returns To Scathing Satire In 'I'm Dreaming'

Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 6:17 pm

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Music Reviews
12:58 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Two Attempts To Turn Summer Platinum Into Fall Gold

Carly Rae Jepsen and the cover of Kanye West's latest album, Cruel Summer.
Vanessa Heins Courtesy of Universal Music Group

Originally published on Wed September 19, 2012 7:47 am

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World Cafe
12:06 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Sidi Toure On World Cafe

Sidi Toure.
Johnathan Crawford Courtesy of the artist

Sidi Touré is a Songhai singer-songwriter from the city of Gao in northern Mali. Though he grew up in a royal family, he sings the blues elegantly and in his own native language; interestingly, Touré has said he'd never heard American blues music until after his first album was released.

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