New Music

Candy Pennetta  tells us about the new music to hit KVNF every week, and gives us her top picks for the week. Hurricane, SmythDr. Mikey and other DJs give us more in-depth album reviews. Check 'em out!

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Sugar's Picks December 1, 2014
4:31 pm
Sun November 30, 2014

Sugar's Picks Week of December 1, 2014

Mary J Blige /The London Sessions / Capitol

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & lick Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of December 1, 2014

1. Mary J Blige / The London Sessions / Capitol: Her powerful voice & soulful songwriting stand out & Emeli Sande, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith & a few others lend a hand.

2. Kai Exos / Telegraph /VMP: The Canadian born & American bred singer discovered his roots through Gospel music and has expanded his musical horizons to cover a variety of genres.

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014
11:11 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 24, 2014

Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule / Evil Teen

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites at KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of November 24, 2014

1. Gov't Mule / Stoned Side Of the Mule... / Evil Teen: A sampler featuring a nice take on The Stones by Warren Haynes & Friends...

New Releases For The Week Of November 24, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 17, 2014
12:11 pm
Sat November 15, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 17, 2014

The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week of November 17, 2014

1. The New Basement Tapes / Lost On The River / Harvest: T Bone Burnett does it again with Dylan lyrics, Marcus Mumford, Jim James, Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddons & Taylor Goldsmith making the music come alive. 

2. Bryan Ferry / Avonmore / BMG: The British Rocker is back with 8 new tracks and 2 covers and joined by Ronnie Spector, Flea, Maceo Parker, Mark Knopfler, Johnny Marr & More...

Sugar's Picks November 10, 2014
7:03 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

Sugars Picks November 10, 2014

Arthur Russell-Various Artists / Master Mix-Red Hot / Yep Roc

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1. Arthur Russell / Various Artists / Master Mix Red Hot / Yep Roc:  The Cellist/Composer/Electronic Pioneer Arthur Russell is honored for his mastery in this tribute release featuring a variety of talents (Jose Gonzalez, Sufjan Stevens, Phosphorescent, Blood Orange...)

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Sugar's Picks November 3, 2014
6:48 pm
Sun November 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks November 3, 2014

JD McPherson / The Warm Covers EP / Rounder

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of November 3, 2011

1. JD McPherson / The Warm Covers / Rounder:  Hailing from Oklahoma, JD & his band mix it up on the 4 track EP (You'll be begging for more) with their own take on Rock & Roll, R&B and Roots - Covering a  Billy Boy Arnold tune ("I Wish You Would")  and a Nick Lowe tune ("Rome Wasn't Built In A Day"), they make it all their own.

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Sugar's Picks October 20, 2014
2:28 pm
Sat October 18, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 20, 2014

Kindness / Otherness / Mom & Pop

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 20, 2014

1. Kindness / Otherness/ Mom & Pop: Adam Bainbridge ("Kindness") incorporates Jazz, Disco, R&B, Funk, Pop, Piano, Horns, Bass,  plus Robyn, Blood Orange, Kelela and more to create a beautiful mixture of sound and sensuality.

2. Making Movies / A La Deriva / United Interests: The Kansas City group is based on 2 Panamanian Brothers, produced by Steve Berlin of Los Lobos, and they tastefully blend  Latin, BiLingual, Afro Cuban Rhythms.

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Sugar's Picks October 13, 2014
1:56 pm
Sat October 11, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 13, 2014

Kevin Kinsella/ Riding Higher Still / VPPal-ITown Music

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of October 13, 2014

1. Kevin Kinsella / Riding Higher Still / VPpal-ITown Music:  As a youth he opened for Toots & The Maytals & went on to found  "John Brown's Body" and "10Ft Ganga Plant" and comes to us now with his own brand of Roots Reggae sound.

2. Hozier / Hozier / Columbia: 13 Tracks, profound lyrics, distinctive voice.

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Sugar's Picks October 6, 2014
1:40 pm
Sat October 4, 2014

Sugar's Picks October 6, 2014

Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of October 6,2014

1. Nikki Yanofsky / Little Secret / A440: With Quincy Jones as mentor & producer, her own  huge talent  & sassy voice, her 2nd CD is rich with Soulful, Jazzy, Pop tracks & well worth the listen.

2. Prince / Art of Official Age / WB: Everybody should  love Prince - Opening liner notes tell it all: "there used to be a time when music was a spiritual healing 4 the body, soul & mind..."

Sugar's Picks September 29, 2014
1:53 pm
Sun September 28, 2014

Sugar's Picks September 29, 2014

Various Artists / Take Me To the River / Stax

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1. Various Artists / Take Me To The River / Stax: Legendary Southern Blues/ Soul/R&B artists (Bobby Blue Bland, Mavis Staples, Bobby Rush, Booker T, Charlie Musselwhite...) team up with the newer interpretive artists (Snoop Dogg, Yo Gotti, Al Kapone, P-Nut..) and make for a unique mix of music from the soundtrack.

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Sugar's Picks Sept 22, 2014
2:17 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Sugar's Picks Sept 22, 2014

Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week of Sept. 22nd, 2014

1.  Blake Mills / Heigh Ho / Verve: Great musicianship from the California guitarist who has been a session player for everyone from DangerMouse  to Norah Jones, is coproducer on the next Alabama Shakes release and is joined here by Don Was, Jim Keltner & Fiona Apple.

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Sugar's Picks September 8, 2014
2:20 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

Sugar's Picks September 8, 2014

Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce

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1. Johnny Winter / Step Back / Megaforce: A bittersweet favorite from the Blues/Rock legend who left too soon -  Joined  by Ben Harper, Eric Clapton, Dr John, Joe Bonamassa, Brian Stezer & more,  it is a rocking tribute...

2. Trigger Hippy / Trigger Hippy / Rounder:  Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Black Crowes Steve Gorman, plus Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik do it all under the name of Trigger Hippy & it is hot!

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Sugar's Picks September 1, 2014
2:03 pm
Sat August 30, 2014

Sugar's Picks September 1, 2014

Kyle Hollingsworth / Speed Of Life / Sci Fidelity

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of September 1, 2014

1. Kyle Hollingsworth / Speed Of Life / Sci Fidelity: He plays keyboards; electric piano, Hammond organ, clavinet &  synthesizer - You may know him from String Cheese Incident &  his collaborations with Robert Hunter - The CD was recorded during the flood in Boulder 2013 and has many great Colorado artists joining him.

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Sugar's Picks Aug 25, 2014
1:12 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Sugar's Picks August 25, 2014

Sinead O'Connor / I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss / Nettwerk

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out All The New Music For The Week Of August 25, 2014

1. Sinead O'Connor / I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss / Nettwerk: She's Back!

New Releases For The Week of August 25, 2014

Sugar's Picks August 18, 2014
1:48 pm
Sat August 16, 2014

Sugar's Picks August 18, 2014

Bernhoft / Islander / Big Picnic

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of August 18, 2014

1. Bernhoft / Islander / Big Picnic: He's Norwegian and he is Soulful! 11 great tracks! Play them all...

2. Next Level Sound Station / Sunken City Soundtrack / Next Level Sound Station: The Reggae/Dub Soundtrack offers an "Authentic Jamaican Sound" with Blake Colie of "The Lions," Black Shakespeare, Nuby Dan & Jared Meeker - It will take you back...

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12:30 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

Sugar's Picks Aug 11, 2014

Smokey Robinson / Smokey & Friends / Verve

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1.Smokey Robinson & Friends / Smokey & Friends / Verve: He's been around a very long time & he brings the likes of CeeLo Green, Mary J Blige, John Legend, Aloe Blacc, James Taylor, Ledisi... to refresh his hits.

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Sugar's Picks Aug 4, 2014
1:47 pm
Sat August 2, 2014

Sugar's Picks August 4, 2014

The Young Presidents / Coalition / MKM

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1. The Young Presidents / Coalition / MKM: With Ivan Neville on 2 tracks, South African "Blondie" and Galactic/Living Colour's vocalist Corey Glover on a bunch more cuts, the Rock is rough and the Funk is there too.

2. Benjamin Booker / Benjamin Booker /ATO: Based in New Orleans and on tour with Jack White, B.B.'s debut release is a hard Rocker with his raspy delivery and a Boggie, Bluesy sense of Soul.

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Sugar's Picks July 28, 2014
10:33 am
Mon July 28, 2014

Sugar's Picks July 28, 2014

Various Artists / Beck - Song Reader / Capitol

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1. Various Artists / Beck - Song Reader / Capitol: An experimental release from Beck with a history dating back to 2004; a sheet music collection of 20 tunes interpreted by the likes of Jack White, Norah Jones, Tweedy, Jack Black and more. Quite interesting and quite full.

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Sugar's Picks July 21, 2014
7:31 pm
Sun July 20, 2014

Sugar's Picks July 21, 2014

Ephemerals / Nothin Is Easy / Jalapeno

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1. Ephemerals / Nothin Is Easy / Jalapeno: A very cool seven piece Soul Sensation out of  London featuring Wolf and a retro sound with 10 songs, each one rich with hot vocals, lush instrumentation and a beat to dance to!

New Releases For The Week of July 21, 2014

Sugar's Picks July 14, 2014
4:31 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Sugar's Picks July 14,2014

SlowClub / Complete Surrender / Wichita

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Sugar's Picks July 14, 2014
4:26 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Sugar's Picks July 14,2014

Take A Look At Our Current Favorites At KVNF & Click Below To Check Out The New Music For The Week Of July, 14, 2014

1. Slow Club / Complete Surrender / Wichita:  Charles Watson & Rebecca Taylor, the duo from Sheffield, England play many instruments, write grand tunes and have made an irresistible CD.

2. Mannish Boys / Wrapped Up And Ready / Delta Groove: The "Boys" and the band are joined by Candye Kane (doing an Ike Turner tune!), Monster Mike Welch, Kim Wilson, Bob Corritore and many more for Blues at it's Very Best.

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