Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of May 12, 2014
1.Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band / Goin' Home / Concord: Recorded in 11 days in his hometown of Shreveport, LA, the 12 trax feature the young Blues/Rock legend along with pals; Joe Walsh, Keb Mo, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph, Ringo Starr, Rebirth Brass Band, Kim Wilson & Pastor Brady Blade, Sr!
Take A look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of May 5, 2014
1. Incognito / Amplified Soul / Shanachie: Celebrating their 35th anniversary, the multi piece band covers a lot of territory and is filled with very hot vocals and instrumentation; danceable, sultry & irresistible...
2. Asher Roth / RetroHash / IN Grooves: A fresh blend of Hip Hop, Rock, Soul & Groove with collaboration with ZZ Ward & Vic Mensa.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of April 21, 2014
1. Christos DC / Long Road / Honest Music: You can hear the Sly & Robbie influence along with his time with Black Uhuru & The Itals, not to mention a Jazzy undertone akin to his co-writing with Thievery Corporation. Christopher Vrenios will carry you right back to that original sound coming out of Kingston, Jamaica years ago.
Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Mar 31, 2014
1. Thievery Corporation/ Saudade / ESL: The Brazilian born genre of Bossa Nova is at the heart of the latest from TC with a title that is interpreted as " The Presence of Absence" - The multi talented musicians & the 5 female vocalists enrich each track with an irresistible lushness!
KVNF is committed to bring you live music all summer long- and now as a special gift to our listeners we bring you LAKE STREET DIVE in the spring! LIVE from the Paradise Theater on Friday March 21st. This classically trained band blends jazz, folk, and pop in dangerously charming fashion! And if you aren’t going to their sold out show, then you can tune in and hear them live.
That’s this Friday, March 21st, with opening band "Ages and Ages" starting at 7:30.
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!
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...
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.
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.
Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 5:33 pm
AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:
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.
Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 12:48 pm
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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.)