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11:14 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Lake Street Dive on KVNF LIVE!

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.

Lake Street Dive on KVNF Live!

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MUSIC
5:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Talkin Music: You Knew Me When

Amber McDaniel speaks with the husband and wife duo, "You Knew Me When."

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Sugar's Picks March 17, 2014
11:04 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Sugar's Picks Week Of March 17, 2014

Aloe Blacc / Lift Your Spirit / Interscope

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All the New Music Coming Up For The Week Of March 17, 2014

1. Aloe Blacc / Lift Your Spirit / Interscope:  His voice, his Soulfulness and his lyrics are irresistible, memorable and deeelicious.

2. Booka Shade / Crossing Borders Featuring Fritz Kalkbrenner / Embassy One: 6 Tracks with that German Club vibe; Tech driven and crashing percussion.

3. Ozomatli / Place In The Sun / Vanguard:  The Rockin'/World group gets it goin!

MUSIC
8:17 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Talkin Music: Mike Gwinn & Dave Snider

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Mike Gwinn about his new CD,  "Still Goin 70 in a 55,"   Local producer and musician,  Dave Snider joins them.

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Sugar's Picks Mar 10, 2014
3:25 pm
Sat March 8, 2014

Sugar's Picks Mar 10, 2014

Euroforquestra / Fire / Euforquestra

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

1. Euforquestra / Fire / Euforquestra: Originally from Iowa, they have made Colorado their home base as they spread their own brand of Funk/Dub/AfroBeat/Reggae/Amazing Music.

2. TenSnake / Glow / Virgin: The Hamburg DJ & Producer takes you back to the Dance/Electro Boogie/Synth era with a little help from Guitarist Nile Rodgers, Vocalist Fiora & Jamie Lidell!

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Sugar's Picks Mar 3, 2014
12:40 pm
Sun March 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks Mar 3, 2014

Beck / Morning Phase / Capitol

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites & Click Below To Check Out The New Music At KVNF For The Week Of March 3, 2014

1. Beck / Morning Phase / Capitol:  Beautiful Music from a beautiful talent.

2. The Soul Jazz Orchestra / Inner Fire / Strut:  Jazz blended with the wizardry  of  Funk and World.

3. Kipori "Baby Wolf" Woods / Blues Gone Wild / Louisiana Red Hot:  This guy can play, sing, write and produce!  And he brings a healthy dose of  N'Awlins to our table for which we are grateful.

MUSIC
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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MUSIC
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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Music
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

Transcript

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.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "JUST THE WAY YOU ARE")

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.

First Listen
10:03 am
Mon February 3, 2014

First Listen: 'Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997'

Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997 comes out Feb. 11.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:17 am

Dance Mania might have been Chicago house music's most popular 1990s label — not only in Chicago, but in the entire upper Midwest. To go to a rave between 1993 and '99 was to very likely encounter a handful of Dance Mania tracks per night. Odds were good you'd encounter one of its artists, too: DJ Funk, Paul Johnson, DJ Deeon and Robert Armani, to pick just a few artists on Hardcore Traxx: Dance Mania Records 1986-1997, kept full schedules of one-nighters across the U.S.

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Music
9:04 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Langston Hughes Poetry Reimagined On Singer Leyla McCalla's New Album

Tim Duffy

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 12:23 pm

Leyla McCalla, formerly of The Carolina Chocolate Drops, had an ambitious idea for her solo debut as a musician. She wanted to take poems by Harlem Renaissance legend Langston Hughes and put them to song. But McCalla told Tell Me More's host Michel Martin that she wasn't overwhelmed by the challenge.

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First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Cibo Matto, 'Hotel Valentine'

Cibo Matto's new album, Hotel Valentine, comes out Feb. 14.
Sean Lennon Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 18, 2014 11:52 am

For many bands who return after long hiatuses, the absences melt away quickly. My Bloody Valentine, gone 22 years, put out an album last year that jumped directly from the sound of 1991's Loveless.

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First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Tinariwen, 'Emmaar'

Tinariwen's new album, Emmaar, comes out Feb. 11.
Marie Planeille Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:16 am

How do you build on the reputation that has made your band the most visible ambassador of an entire people? For its seventh international album, Emmaar, Tinariwen has some striking ideas that were born out of both creativity and absolute necessity.

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