MUSIC

First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Thumpers, 'Galore'

Thumpers' new album, Galore, comes out Feb. 11.
Oliver Smith Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:18 am

Galore, the first album by the London duo Thumpers, is rooted resolutely in the first-person plural: Temperamentally as well as lyrically, it reaches out as a piecemeal missive both to and from you and me and everyone we know, assembling a steadfast vision of the whole world as a sprawling family in a tiny neighborhood. These are songs whose collective narrative engine is a belief in the power of a passionate few to forge meaningful connections, to keep life's ills at bay or, as "Unkinder (A Tougher Love)" would have it, to move the earth.

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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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First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Temples, 'Sun Structures'

Temples' new album, Sunstructures, is out Feb. 11.
Ed Miles Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Tue February 11, 2014 9:15 am

It makes cosmic sense that Sun Structures, the debut album from Temples, arrives at the height of the current nostalgia wave associated with the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania and the British Invasion.

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First Listen
9:02 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

First Listen: Hurray For The Riff Raff, 'Small Town Heroes'

Hurray for the Riff Raff's new album, Small Town Heroes, comes out Feb. 11.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 1:29 pm

New Orleans is a tricky place to put into song. To a degree matched only by California and New York City, the Big Easy makes and is made by the American geographical zeitgeist, and has captured the imaginations of songwriters since its founding. It seems massively daunting, if not impossible, to tell a story about Storyville that hasn't been told before.

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Music News
4:42 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Duke Ellington's Lost Opera, Forever A Work In Progress

Karen Marie Richardson (right) plays the title role in the Long Beach Opera's staging of Queenie Pie, the jazz opera Duke Ellington left unfinished when he died in 1974.
Bryan Frank Long Beach Opera

Duke Ellington added more than 3,000 songs to the American music vault before his death in 1974. He also started composing what he hoped would be a great American street opera — which composers have spent 40 years adapting, trying to figure out what the Duke wanted for his unfinished opus.

But before you imagine soothing arias or boisterous trills and vibrato, let me stop you: Ellington's opera is very much a work of jazz.

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Sugar's Picks Feb 3, 2014
1:00 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks Feb 3, 2014

St Paul & The Broken Bones/Half The City/Single Lock

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

1. St Paul & the Broken Bones / Half The City / Single Lock - These guys in their White Shirt-Suit & Tie looks  have brought back Honest To Goodness Soul and they will definitely make our world a better place in which to Live and Dance and  Carry On...

3. Isa & Joe Alan / Lifelines / Isa & Joe Alan - Our homies are making a big splash and their new CD is jam packed with 11 tracks that will make you proud, pleased and pumped!

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Music Interviews
12:17 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

Music For Folks Who've Been Through A Few Things

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 9:57 am

Transcript

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Shelby Earl always loved music, and straight out of college in Seattle, she went to work in the music industry. She worked as a booking agent, then at a record label, an eventually at Amazon's music department.

SHELBY EARL: So, all of those little blurbs you see all over the music page on Amazon - those are written by people. And I was one such person.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 27, 2014
12:02 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 27, 2014

Lake Street Dive/Bad Self Portraits/Signature Sound

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MUSIC
9:17 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Talkin Music: The Reminders

MC Big Samir of the Colorado Springs based hip hop group The Reminders talks with Ali Lightfoot.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 20, 2014
4:47 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 20, 2014

Springsteen/High Hopes/Columbia: Cannot help but put this one at the top of the list already - Every track makes you dance, makes you think and makes you grateful!

Take A look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All the Music For The Week of Jan 20, 2014.

New Releases For Week of Jan 20, 2014

MUSIC
11:39 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Talkin Music: Bill O'Brien

Bill O'Brien plays some original tunes on Talkin Music

Ali Lightfoot speaks with Paonia singer songwriter, Bill O'Brien.

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MUSIC
1:30 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Talkin Music: Monika Evstatieva

On this episode of Talkin Music, KVNF's Ali Lightfoot and DJMJ speak with Monika Evstatieva, the director of NPR's All Things Considered.   Monika selects all the music you hear on the program and shares her secrets for finding the perfect music to accompany the news.

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MUSIC
8:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Talkin Music: Emancipator

KVNF's SaraTonin speaks with Portland Oregon based electronic artist, Emancipator.

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Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014
5:00 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 13, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014
4:02 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 13, 2014

John Butler Trio/Flesh & Blood/Vanguard
10 fine tracks that cover a lot of territory; striking, beautiful, hot, lyrical & excellent.

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 13, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 6, 2014
2:42 pm
Sat January 4, 2014

Sugar's Picks Jan 6, 2014

Tommy Castro & Painkillers/The Devil You Know/Alligator
Lots of great guests (Marcia Ball, Joe Bonamassa, Tab Benoit, Holmes Brothers...) join the great Bluesman for a great CD!

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New Releases For The Week Of Jan 6, 2014http://kvnf.org/new-releases-week-jan-6-2014

Sugar's Picks Dec 23, 2013
5:44 pm
Sun December 22, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 23, 2013

Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings/Give The People What They Want/DapTone
Wow! Positively the Best! The Hottest! Get up and Dance!

Take A Look At The Final Four New Releases at KVNF for 2013 and Click Below to Check 'Em Out...

New Releases / Final Four For the Year of 2013!

MUSIC
4:30 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Talkin Music: David Starr

KVNFs Willie Chicken catches up with local musician, David Starr.

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Sugar's Picks Dec 16, 2013
4:35 pm
Sun December 15, 2013

Sugar's Picks Dec 16, 2013


3 CDs, 54 trax (16 Never Before Released) from the legend! A solid educational & musical experience.

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New Releases Week of Dec 16, 2013

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