Music Interviews
12:09 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

Cuban Music's Most Successful Accident Rises Again

The new album Lost And Found compiles unheard recordings from the Buena Vista Social Club sessions, as well as solo work from the musicians involved.
Alejandro Perez Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 5:00 pm

In Cuba, there are songs you're just as likely to hear on a street corner today as you would have been in the 1950s. For decades, that Cuban traditional music went largely unheard and unnoticed by the rest of the world — and then came an album called Buena Vista Social Club.

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Deceptive Cadence
8:14 am
Wed March 25, 2015

Cross The Arctic With The Kronos Quartet

The Kronos Quartet.
Jay Blakesberg Courtesy of the artists

Dogs barking, wind howling, ice crunching, then the sudden "ch-ch-ch-ch" of a sawing beat: That's composer Derek Charke's opening salvo in his transporting piece Cercle du Nord III.

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All Songs Considered
6:23 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Lower Dens' Jana Hunter Explains 'Escape From Evil,' Track By Track

Lower Dens singer and songwriter Jana Hunter writes that her band's new album, Escape From Evil, is typified by "warmth and physicality."
Frank Hamilton Courtesy of the artist

There's something mysterious, almost opaque, about the songs of Lower Dens. The ones on the band's new album, Escape From Evil, are lush but distant, beautiful things held just out of reach.

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Music News
2:15 am
Tue March 24, 2015

First Listen: 'Carrie & Lowell' By Sufjan Stevens

Originally published on Tue March 24, 2015 5:15 pm

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Microphone Check
1:03 am
Tue March 24, 2015

Earl Sweatshirt: 'I'm Grown'

Earl Sweatshirt in Austin, Texas, during SXSW March 21, 2015.
Mito Habe-Evans NPR

Originally published on Wed March 25, 2015 1:07 pm

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Django, Gillian and More
11:36 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Something Completely Different Celebrates Spring, Tuesday, March 24, 7-9 pm

Celebrate spring with Django Reinhardt, Gillian Welch, and more

Yes, this Tuesday's show is the Spring Show, with music by Django Reinhardt, Gillian Welch, The Hot Frittatas, Bill Morrissey and lots more.

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Slint, Husker Du and More
11:24 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Ric on the Radio: 80s & 90s Underground Rock of Midwest, This Thursday, March 27, 9-11 pm

Slint is just one of the undergrounds bands of the Midwest from the 80s and 90s that we'll be hearing this week

Take a road trip with Ric Rox this Thursday, March 26! We will be exploring Midwest underground rock from the 80s and 90s. The Midwest has produced some of the most creative, off-the-grid music in rock history. From Louisville to Minneapolis, Chicago to Omaha, Cleveland to Pittsburgh, this is heartland rock at its most demented and creative. Noisy post-punk, twisted Americana, emo, and power pop done with a particular sense of disassociation that is a hallmark of the Midwest aesthetic.

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10:46 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Call When You Hear the Beatles and Win Free Tickets!

Beatles Tribute in Sebastopol, March 28th at the Sebastopol Community Center

All this week, listen for us to play Beatles songs for your chance to win a pair of tickets! (Oh, and be sure you're a KRCB member when you call, or we can definitely sign you up!) Call 707-584-2020 when you hear the Beatles!

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Live Dixieland Jazz
10:24 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Percussion Discussion: The Flying Eagle Jazz Band, Thursday, March 26, 7pm-9pm

Flying Eagle Jazz Band

On Thursday, March 26,  the Flying Eagle Jazz Band will be performing and playing Dixieland and New Orleans Jazz. This is a six-piece band comprised of clarinet, trumpet, trombone, banjo/guitar, tuba and drums. Tunes from Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and other New Orleans greats will be played. Jim Laveroni, host of Percussion Discussion, is the drummer for the band and will take on the dual task of hosting the show and playing the drums for this live performance from 7pm-9pm.

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Looking Back
10:13 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Flashback: Music of the Vietnam War, Friday, March 27, 10 pm to midnight.

Back in the spring of 1965, as American involvement in Viet Nam began to increase, the musical opposition to that intervention was also getting underway—and both increased sharply over the next few years. This week’s Flashback program revisits some of the best and most memorable songs and performances from that era, including tracks from Phil Ochs, Jefferson Airplane, Curtis Mayfield, The Doors, Tom Paxton, Bob Seger, The Kinks and a host of others.  Join host Bruce Robinson on Friday, March 27, 10 pm to midnight.

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