4:31 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Talkin Music: John Hutchison & David Snider

KVNF's Willie Chicken interviews local musicians John Hutchison and David Snider.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 24, 2014
5:19 pm
Sun February 23, 2014

Sugar's Picks Feb 24, 2014

The Motet / The Motet / The Motet

Take A look At Our Current Favorites & Click Below To Check Out The New Music At KVNF For The Week Of Feb 24, 2014

1. The Motet / The Motet / Motet: The Colorado based group comes from a world of Jazz,  Funk,  Salsa, AfroBeat and Dance Grooves & you can feel their love and passion for the music  in their irresistible sound!

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5:49 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Talkin Music: Lucius

Lucius on stage at the Paradise in Paonia
JT Thomas

KVNF's Ali Lightfoot speaks with Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of the band Lucius the morning after their sold out show at the Paradise Theater in Paonia.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 17, 2014
1:59 pm
Sat February 15, 2014

Sugar's Picks Feb 17, 2014

Various Artists / Looking Into You-A Tribute to Jackson Browne/Music Road

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For the Week of Feb 17, 2014.

1.  Various Artists / Looking Into You - A Tribute To Jackson Browne / Music Road: 23 trax from a master songwriter performed with passion & respect by a long list of remarkable artists -  Hard to pick a favorite; Bonnie Raitt & David Lindley on  "Everywhere I Go,"  Don Henley w/Blind Pilot  on "These Days,"  Ben Harper on "Jamaica Say You Will," Lyle Lovett, Jimmy LaFave, Keb Mo, Lucinda Williams, Joan Osborne, Bruce Springsteen... Wow...

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Sugar's Picks Feb 10, 2014
1:22 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

Sugar's Picks Feb 10, 2014

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / New Ammo / Stoopid

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Feb 10, 2014

1. Karl Denson's Tiny Universe / New Ammo /Stoopid:  The energy & explosiveness is greater than ever with the Horns, the Funk, the Grooves, the Choruses & the track with Nicki Bluhm is hot!

2.  Robben Ford / A Day In Nashville/ProVogue: Musician Magazine named him one of the "100 Greatest  Guitarists of the 20th Century" and he proves it again with this Blues/Jazz/Rock fusion wonder.

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All Songs Considered
3:04 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Question Of The Week: What Musician Do You Love No Matter What?

Henry Ruggeri

Tomorrow on All Songs Considered we'll post a conversation we taped recently with Beck, about his new album Morning Phase. (We'll also premiere a new song from that album called "Waking Light"). While prepping for the interview, I looked over Beck's body of work from the past 20 years, and realized I couldn't find a single song or project of his I disliked. Sure, there are plenty of recordings and songs I like more than others.

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Favorite Sessions
2:35 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

KEXP Presents: Lee Ranaldo And The Dust

Lee Ranaldo and his band The Dust perform live at KEXP in Seattle.
Jim Bennett KEXP

Originally published on Mon July 7, 2014 11:48 am

With the fate of Sonic Youth up in the air, founding guitarist Lee Ranaldo has found steady ground with his group The Dust, featuring fellow SY orphan Steve Shelley on drums, along with guitarist Alan Licht and bassist Tim Lüntzel.

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2:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

The Fringe Benefits To Bruno Mars' Free Super Bowl Gig

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 5:33 pm



Early ratings are in for last night's Super Bowl. And while down a bit from last year, the game clocked a respectable 96.9 million viewers. The half-time show was easily the most high-profile gig singer Bruno Mars has enjoyed in his young career.


BRUNO MARS: (singing) Just the way you are.

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Tiny Desk Concerts
12:02 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Pixies: Tiny Desk Concert

John W. Poole John W. Poole

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 12:48 pm

The windowsills were lined with people standing, as every nook between every office desk filled to capacity with NPR employees and their assorted guests. Pixies, after getting misplaced for a time in our parking garage during a moment worthy of This Is Spinal Tap, showed up in time to encounter the largest crowd we've ever assembled for a Tiny Desk Concert. (Our new office space allows for more guests than the old one did, but it's still a mark of this band's significance for so many youthful grownups.)

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World Cafe
11:22 am
Mon February 3, 2014

20 World Cafe Downloads To Get You Through February

Dr. Dog.
Nicky Devine Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue March 4, 2014 5:37 pm

We made 20 stellar World Cafe in-studio performances available for download during February, but they're all coming down Feb. 28 at midnight. Grab music from Neko Case, Parquet Courts, Jason Isbell and more today, before they're gone tomorrow.

To download each song, click the title in the SoundCloud playlist (the song will begin playing), and then click "download" arrow to the right of the title.