music http://kuer.org en Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness http://kuer.org/post/jenny-lewis-staring-down-sadness <p>NPR's Kelly McEvers <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/19/332066468/rainbow-in-the-dark-jenny-lewis-on-staring-down-sadness">talks with Jenny Lewis</a> about insomnia, the death of her father, the creative process, her sense of humor and her new album, <em>The Voyager</em>.</p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 17:54:34 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49695 at http://kuer.org Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' http://kuer.org/post/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty <p>MC/producer Ishmael Butler once fronted Digable Planets. But don't expect anything like 1992's "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)" with Shabazz Palaces' new album <em>Lese Majesty</em>. Butler's newest project is hip hop-based, but it's also atmospheric. Abstract. Check it out - <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/07/20/331345354/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty">NPR Music is featuring the album</a> in its entirety through July 29, 2014.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:41:22 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49588 at http://kuer.org First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty' RadioWest: Alive Inside http://kuer.org/post/radiowest-alive-inside <p><a href="http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/alive-inside">Today's RadioWest</a> is a rebroadcast of a conversation with Michael Rossato-Bennett, the director of "Alive Inside," a documentary that explores the healing power of music. <a href="http://www.utahfilmcenter.org/event/alive-inside/">The film is screening in Salt Lake City</a> next week (July 22, 2014) as part of RadioWest's <em>Through the Lens</em> collaboration with the Utah Film Center. If you've never checked out a <em>Through the Lens</em> screening - mark your calendar and treat yourself.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:55:03 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49477 at http://kuer.org First Watch: The Polyphonic Spree, "Hold Yourself Up" http://kuer.org/post/first-watch-polyphonic-spree-hold-yourself <p>A dreamy, anthemic celebration of life brought to you by The Polyphonic Spree and our friends at NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/331443499/the-polyphonic-spree-hold-yourself-up"><em>All Songs TV</em></a>. Check out The Polyphonic Spree's <a href="http://smithstix.com/events/item/root/the-polyphonic-spree-jul-25">live show in Salt Lake City</a> on July 25, featuring the band's current lineup of 22 members!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/CWaoEWyK5i4?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:37:10 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49365 at http://kuer.org Tiny Desk Concert: Moon Hooch http://kuer.org/post/tiny-desk-concert-moon-hooch <p>Crank up the volume...it's <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/329521706/moon-hooch-tiny-desk-concert">Moon Hooch</a>!</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="338" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=329521706&amp;mediaId=329523381" width="600"></iframe></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:59:06 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49081 at http://kuer.org RadioWest: New Music of 2014 http://kuer.org/post/radiowest-new-music-2014 <p>Did you catch Bob Boilen (NPR's <em>All Songs Considered</em>) on <em>RadioWest</em> today? Bob shares some of his favorite artists, songs and albums of 2014. <a href="http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/new-music-2014">Check out his complete playlist</a> - which includes music by by St. Vincent, Beck and Kishi Bashi. Lots of good stuff...and plenty more to look forward to for the end-of-year review!</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:59:44 +0000 Tristin Tabish 49024 at http://kuer.org RadioWest: New Music of 2014 Coffee and Indie Mambo with Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta http://kuer.org/post/coffee-and-indie-mambo-sergio-mendoza-y-la-orkesta <p>Top off your mug and secure your dancing boots, as <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/318581427/coffee-and-mambo-with-sergio-mendoza-y-la-orkesta">NPR Music</a> brings us the most caffeinated backyard performance of the year...</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="338" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=318581427&amp;mediaId=318773307" width="600"></iframe></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:18:02 +0000 Tristin Tabish 48739 at http://kuer.org The Stone Roses: Made of Stone http://kuer.org/post/stone-roses-made-stone <p>I’m due for a confession. For as much as I tout myself as a great fan of alternative rock and all sub-genres that fall under that description, I only recently (in the past three years) began to regularly listen to English rock legends The Stone Roses. Still, it’s not too shocking. As fans of music, we all experience our own “eras” or “phases.” But it seems now more than ever, I’m coming around to the rich contributions that the UK offered to the rock music of the eighties and nineties.&nbsp; It’s not that I’ve been completely blind to it, it’s just that I’m now immersing myself in it.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:46:02 +0000 David Childs 48162 at http://kuer.org The Stone Roses: Made of Stone Drum Fill Fridays! http://kuer.org/post/drum-fill-fridays <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just for a moment, quit obsessing over what </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Game of Thrones</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> character you are (we both know it's probably Sam) and try one of these music quizzes from the folks over at All Songs Considered's </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/161380976/nerds" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>Nerds!</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> blog. &nbsp;Can you guess which shoes belong to </span>Seun<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Kuti<span style="line-height: 1.5;">? Sat, 28 Jun 2014 00:55:14 +0000 Nathan Fink 48486 at http://kuer.org Drum Fill Fridays! Work it! http://kuer.org/post/work-it <p>I've been thinking about you, dear KUER Music readers, as I literally sweat the ear buds out of my head during my daily workout. I thought I'd share a few of the songs that are on my workout mix - the songs that really get me moving. And I'm always on the lookout for new workout tunes, so email me or comment to this post if you have suggestions. Everybody ona move! (la la laaaaaa)...</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:56:53 +0000 Tristin Tabish 48402 at http://kuer.org Behind the scenes of OK Go's "The Writing's on the Wall" video http://kuer.org/post/behind-scenes-ok-gos-writings-wall-video <p>Chances are you've checked out OK Go's video for their new song, "The Writing's on the Wall." Cool, right? Since its release, it's been viewed more than 7 million times. <em>All Songs Considered</em>'s<em> </em>Bob Boilen&nbsp;brings us a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/06/24/325088850/the-making-of-ok-gos-the-writings-on-the-wall-video">sneak-peek at how this one-take video was created</a>.</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/U3RSoSnStNw" width="560"></iframe></p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:35:44 +0000 Tristin Tabish 48281 at http://kuer.org Jungle Performs "Busy Earnin'" For KCRW http://kuer.org/post/jungle-performs-busy-earnin-kcrw <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UK outfit</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.junglejunglejungle.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jungle</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">—whose foot-stomping blend of funk, disco, and</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>synth-pop<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">took this year's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>SXSW<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">festival by storm—recently stopped by the</span><span styl Sat, 21 Jun 2014 02:39:16 +0000 Nathan Fink 48134 at http://kuer.org Using Music: Snap Judgment's Pat Mesiti-Miller http://kuer.org/post/using-music-snap-judgments-pat-mesiti-miller <p>If you're a regular listener of <a href="http://snapjudgment.org/"><em>Snap Judgment</em></a>, you know that each story is crafted with a beat - music isn't simply relegated to a segue or hidden underneath a story. <em>Snap Judgment</em>'s Pat Mesiti-Miller (artist, producer and sound designer) <a href="http://transom.org/2014/using-music-pat-mesiti-miller/">talks with Transom</a> about how he uses music to give life to a story. Catch <em>Snap Judgment</em> Saturdays at 11 a.m. on 90.1.</p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:37:49 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47931 at http://kuer.org Using Music: Snap Judgment's Pat Mesiti-Miller Willie Nelson On Women And Song http://kuer.org/post/willie-nelson-women-and-song <p>"I've been around a lot of women," says country legend Willie Nelson, "So you'd think I'd have learned more than I know. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:04:21 +0000 Nathan Fink 47871 at http://kuer.org Willie Nelson On Women And Song First Listen: Phish, 'Fuego' http://kuer.org/post/first-listen-phish-fuego <p></p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:36:08 +0000 Nathan Fink 47864 at http://kuer.org First Listen: Phish, 'Fuego' All Songs TV: Walter Martin w/Karen O, "Sing to Me" http://kuer.org/post/all-songs-tv-walter-martin-wkaren-o-sing-me <p>The Walkmen's Walter Martin has produced a <a href="http://pitchfork.com/news/53809-listen-the-walkmens-walter-martin-with-yeah-yeah-yeahs-karen-o-sing-to-me/">family-friendly album</a> (<em>We're All Young Together</em>). Here's the video for the song "Sing to Me" featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O (courtesy of <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/320973178/walter-martin-sing-to-me-feat-karen-o">All Songs TV</a>). So sweet!</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/H5yQkVJ2-g4" width="560"></iframe></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:39:30 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47680 at http://kuer.org KEXP: Young Fathers http://kuer.org/post/kexp-young-fathers <p>Scottish trio Young Fathers rip it up with their live performance of "Get Up." Check out the entire set on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1b1tNVa_w0w">KEXP's YouTube channel</a>.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="338" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=319780603&amp;mediaId=319781280" width="600"></iframe></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:53:19 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47522 at http://kuer.org Björk's environmental curriculum http://kuer.org/post/bj-rks-environmental-curriculum <p>Icelandic singer, fashionista and eco-activist Björk's "multimedia exploration of the universe" ecological curriculum has been adopted by schools in several north European countries, including her native Iceland. <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/jun/07/bjork-environmental-campaign-timetable-nordic-schools">The Biophilia Educational Programme </a>is funded by the Nordic Council, and is designed to promote learning outside of the confines of classroom walls.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:20:54 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47520 at http://kuer.org Björk's environmental curriculum Utah Arts Festival: pack your dancing shoes! http://kuer.org/post/utah-arts-festival-pack-your-dancing-shoes <p>The <a href="http://uaf.org/">Utah Arts Festival</a> is a summer tradition. Whether you're in the market for a new piece of artwork or you want to treat the little ones to an afternoon of face painting, there's something to entertain the whole family at this year's festival. As always, there's a fantastic slate of live music: guitarist Anna Popovic, vintage rockers Chris Robinson Brotherhood, singer/songwriter John McCutcheon and newgrass jam banders Mountain Heart. <a href="http://uaf.org/2014/performing-arts/headliners">Click here for the full music schedule.</a></p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:02:12 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47519 at http://kuer.org Utah Arts Festival: pack your dancing shoes! My Driveway Moment with Bob Mould http://kuer.org/post/my-driveway-moment-bob-mould <p>Although I'd arrived at my destination, I sat in my car this morning so I could finish listening to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/317159092/bob-moulds-beautiful-ruinous-life-in-punk">David Greene's interview with musician Bob Mould</a>. The band he co-founded in 1979, Hüsker Dü, provided the soundtrack to my teenage years and early 20s. More than half a lifetime later, I'm downloading songs from his new album. Wed, 04 Jun 2014 17:27:10 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47308 at http://kuer.org My Driveway Moment with Bob Mould First Watch: Trampled by Turtles http://kuer.org/post/first-watch-trampled-turtles <p><em>All Songs TV</em> brings us a <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/318265094/trampled-by-turtles-are-you-behind-the-shining-star">video</a> by Trampled by Turtles for their new single, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" Such a sweet summertime song, I'm smitten!</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="338" scrolling="no" src="http://www.npr.org/templates/event/embeddedVideo.php?storyId=318265094&amp;mediaId=318451082" width="600"></iframe></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 17:09:40 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47253 at http://kuer.org Interview: Kevin Kirk of The Heavy Metal Shop http://kuer.org/post/interview-kevin-kirk-heavy-metal-shop-0 <p></p> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:17:35 +0000 Austen Diamond 46591 at http://kuer.org Interview: Kevin Kirk of The Heavy Metal Shop Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing http://kuer.org/post/heavy-rotation-10-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing-3 <p>What's spinning on public radio? Malian singer-songwriter and guitarist Habib Koite's replaced his guitar with a banjo in his song "L.A." and Ohio folk-poppers Saintseneca put a happy face on loneliness with "Happy Alone" (I'm absolutely loving this song). <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/05/28/314892104/heavy-rotation-10-songs-public-radio-cant-stop-playing">Download the songs</a> that are on heavy rotation at public radio stations throughout the U.S. courtesy of NPR Music.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 17:04:28 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47028 at http://kuer.org Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing KUER's Books & Beats http://kuer.org/post/kuers-books-beats <p>Have you heard KUER's new feature <em>Books &amp; Beats</em> yet? <a href="http://www.kingsenglish.com/">Betsy Burton</a> brings you all things books and <a href="http://slcene.com/">Dan Nailen</a> covers beats. Check the <a href="http://kuer.org/topic/books-beats"><em>Books &amp; Beats</em> archives</a> for previews of upcoming concerts, including Red Butte Garden's 2014 Outdoor Concert Series. <em>Books &amp; Beats</em> airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during <em>Weekend Edition</em> on 90.1.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 16:27:45 +0000 Tristin Tabish 47027 at http://kuer.org KUER's Books & Beats Studio 360: Rick Rubin http://kuer.org/post/studio-360-rick-rubin <p></p><p><em>When the sole focus is on making good things and you clear the decks of all the noise, it — so far — has yielded good results.&nbsp;</em> — Rick Rubin</p><p>Did you catch producer <a href="http://www.studio360.org/story/rick-rubin-comes-out-of-hiding/">Rick Rubin on <em>Studio 360</em></a> last weekend? He's produced albums by Beastie Boys, Johnny Cash, Kanye West and Jay Z. The man is brilliant. Did you hear what he did with Neil Diamond's <em>12 Songs</em> album? Pure magic!</p><p></p> Tue, 27 May 2014 18:13:19 +0000 Tristin Tabish 46910 at http://kuer.org Studio 360: Rick Rubin The First Sounds of 2014 http://kuer.org/post/first-sounds-2014 <p>Can you believe that May is on its way out and summer is upon us? If you’re a music junkie like me, it’s easy to overlook the amount of time that passes as new albums are released at lightning speed. Musicians and bands do a stand-up job of keeping me distracted, and with that thought in mind, I’d like to share some of the music that's been keeping me occupied. Don’t worry, I’m keeping the list short, but definitely sweet, with some of my top releases so far for 2014.</p> Tue, 27 May 2014 16:27:55 +0000 David Childs 45640 at http://kuer.org The First Sounds of 2014 Blue Note Records turns 75 http://kuer.org/post/blue-note-records-turns-75 <p>Celebrate the iconic jazz label by streaming this <a href="http://www.npr.org/event/music/310772594/live-sunday-blue-note-at-75-the-concert">special two-hour concert</a> (courtesy of NPR Music) featuring Wayne Shorter, Norah Jones, Jason Moran and more. And don't miss Steve Williams as he brings you a mix of jazz music weekdays from 8 p.m. to midnight on 90.1.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:42:32 +0000 Tristin Tabish 46700 at http://kuer.org Blue Note Records turns 75 What's Your Go-To Windows-Down Song? http://kuer.org/post/whats-your-go-windows-down-song <p>Robin Hilton of <em>All Songs Considered</em> is soliciting songs for this week's playlist. What's your go-to windows-down song? <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/05/19/313961818/question-of-the-week-whats-your-go-to-windows-down-song">Comment to the post here</a> or tweet <a href="http://www.twitter.com/allsongs">@allsongs</a> with your selection. Hopping in my car, rolling down the windows and singing my lungs out as I drive down a lonesome highway is one of my favorite activities. My pick? "Exit Flagger" by Guided by Voices.</p> Tue, 20 May 2014 21:11:21 +0000 Tristin Tabish 46592 at http://kuer.org D.D Dumbo: Nomad Busker http://kuer.org/post/dd-dumbo-nomad-busker <p>D.D Dumbo is a sort of bluesy busker version of St. Vincent. He plays a 12-string electric guitar, uses loop pedals and is a rumored nomad. Thu, 15 May 2014 19:21:55 +0000 Tristin Tabish 46344 at http://kuer.org All Songs TV: Timber Timbre http://kuer.org/post/all-songs-tv-timber-timbre <p>Move over, Don Draper...Timber Timbre's new video for <em>Curtains?! </em>is dark and delicious.<iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/bSxZy_7Ps90?feature=player_embedded" width="640"></iframe></p> Wed, 14 May 2014 21:11:47 +0000 Tristin Tabish 46298 at http://kuer.org