Tristin Tabish

Content Director/KUER Music contributor

Tristin Tabish has worked in public radio for more than half her life - starting out at KRCL and later joining KUER. She received her M.S. from the University of Utah and is an adjunct instructor in the U's communication department. Tristin enjoys browsing thrift shops and bookstores, traveling with camera in tow and exploring new music. Her favorite programs are RadioWest and Snap Judgment.

Pages

Arts & Entertainment
11:54 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Jenny Lewis On Staring Down Sadness

Jenny Lewis' new album, The Voyager, will be released on July 29, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist/NPR Music

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Jenny Lewis about insomnia, the death of her father, the creative process, her sense of humor and her new album, The Voyager.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
2:41 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

First Listen: Shabazz Palaces, 'Lese Majesty'

Shabazz Palaces' new album, Lese Majesty, comes out July 29.
Credit Courtesy of the artist/NPR Music

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 Lese Majesty. Butler's newest project is hip hop-based, but it's also atmospheric. Abstract. Check it out - NPR Music is featuring the album in its entirety through July 29, 2014. 

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
2:33 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Books & Beats: July 19, 2014

The Polyphonic Spree will play live at In the Venue in Salt Lake City on July 25, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Experience the sound and atmosphere created by all 22 members of The Polyphonic Spree and take a hilarious satirical romp through the pretentious world of literary prizes with “Lost for Words” by Edward St. Aubyn (Farrar Straus and Giroux) – Dan Nailen and Betsy Burton bring you the details.

Betsy Burton is the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop and Dan Nailen blogs about music and culture at SLCene.com.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:55 am
Fri July 18, 2014

RadioWest: Alive Inside

Today's RadioWest is a rebroadcast of a conversation with Michael Rossato-Bennett, the director of "Alive Inside," a documentary that explores the healing power of music. The film is screening in Salt Lake City next week (July 22, 2014) as part of RadioWest's Through the Lens collaboration with the Utah Film Center. If you've never checked out a Through the Lens screening - mark your calendar and treat yourself.

Arts & Entertainment
11:37 am
Wed July 16, 2014

First Watch: The Polyphonic Spree, "Hold Yourself Up"

A dreamy, anthemic celebration of life brought to you by The Polyphonic Spree and our friends at NPR's All Songs TV. Check out The Polyphonic Spree's live show in Salt Lake City on July 25, featuring the band's current lineup of 22 members!

Arts & Entertainment
1:59 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Tiny Desk Concert: Moon Hooch

Crank up the volume...it's Moon Hooch!

Arts & Entertainment
10:57 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Books & Beats: July 12, 2014

The Hold Steady will play at Urban Lounge on July 14, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Dan Nailen previews the upcoming show by indie rockers The Hold Steady, and Betsy Burton reviews "Flying Shoes" by Lisa Howorth (Bloomsbury) - an honest, vivid and memorable novel...perfect reading for a lazy summer day.

Betsy Burton is the co-owner of The King’s English Bookshop and Dan Nailen blogs about music and culture at SLCene.com.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
3:59 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

RadioWest: New Music of 2014

Kishi Bashi, Lighght (released 2014)

Did you catch Bob Boilen (NPR's All Songs Considered) on RadioWest today? Bob shares some of his favorite artists, songs and albums of 2014. Check out his complete playlist - 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!

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:18 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Coffee and Indie Mambo with Sergio Mendoza y la Orkesta

Top off your mug and secure your dancing boots, as NPR Music brings us the most caffeinated backyard performance of the year...

Arts & Entertainment
10:03 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Books & Beats: July 5, 2014

Lauryn Hill launches the 2014 Twilight Concert Series on Thursday, July 10th with a live show at Pioneer Park.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

This weekend's edition of Books & Beats features a preview of the launch of the 2014 Twilight Concert Series featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill. And just in time for Independence Day, dispel the myths you learned in grade school about the Statue of Liberty with a review of "Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty" (Atlantic Monthly Press) by Elizabeth Mitchell.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
10:56 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Work it!

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)...

Michael Franti & Spearhead, "Everybody Ona Move," Yell Fire! (2006)

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
9:37 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Books & Beats: June 28, 2014

Fitz and the Tantrums will play live at Red Butte Garden on June 30, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

This weekend on Books & Beats, Dan Nailen previews the upcoming concert by neo soul / indie poppers Fitz and the Tantrums and Betsy Burton reviews Emma Healey’s first novel, “Elizabeth is Missing” (Harper) – where we meet Maud, an octogenarian whose mind and memory may be slipping, but nonetheless - she continues her search for her dear friend Elizabeth who seems to have disappeared.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:35 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Behind the scenes of OK Go's "The Writing's on the Wall" video

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. All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen brings us a sneak-peek at how this one-take video was created.

Arts & Entertainment
9:02 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Books & Beats: June 21, 2014

Merle Haggard will play live at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City on June 24, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Dan Nailen previews the upcoming concert by country music legend and "Poet of the Common Man" Merle Haggard, and Betsy Burton reviews the new novel by Laura McBride, "We are Called to Rise" (Simon & Schuster) - a story set in Las Vegas that  explores the realities of war and poverty, saints and sinners, and those so down and out that churches and casinos are hardly a factor.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:37 am
Tue June 17, 2014

Using Music: Snap Judgment's Pat Mesiti-Miller

Credit Transom.org

If you're a regular listener of Snap Judgment, you know that each story is crafted with a beat - music isn't simply relegated to a segue or hidden underneath a story. Snap Judgment's Pat Mesiti-Miller (artist, producer and sound designer) talks with Transom about how he uses music to give life to a story. Catch Snap Judgment Saturdays at 11 a.m. on 90.1.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
9:39 am
Thu June 12, 2014

All Songs TV: Walter Martin w/Karen O, "Sing to Me"

The Walkmen's Walter Martin has produced a family-friendly album (We're All Young Together). Here's the video for the song "Sing to Me" featuring Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O (courtesy of All Songs TV). So sweet!

Arts & Entertainment
9:07 am
Thu June 12, 2014

Books & Beats: June 14, 2014

World Party plays The State Room in Salt Lake City on June 18, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Dan Nailen previews World Party's first concert in Salt Lake City, along with shows by Fishbone and Jason Isbell. And Betsy Burton reviews "Gasa Gasa Girl Goes to Camp: a Nisei Youth Behind a World War II Fence" (University of Utah Press) by Lily Nakai Havey, about her coming of age in two Japanese American internment camps.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
1:53 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

KEXP: Young Fathers

Scottish trio Young Fathers rip it up with their live performance of "Get Up." Check out the entire set on KEXP's YouTube channel.

Arts & Entertainment
12:20 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Björk's environmental curriculum

Credit Courtesy of the artist/The Guardian

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. The Biophilia Educational Programme is funded by the Nordic Council, and is designed to promote learning outside of the confines of classroom walls.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
12:02 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Utah Arts Festival: pack your dancing shoes!

Angelique Kidjo will play at the UAF on Friday, June 27th at 9:45 p.m. at the Festival Stage.
Credit UAF.org/Courtesy of the Artist

The Utah Arts Festival 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. Click here for the full music schedule.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
8:48 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Books & Beats: June 7, 2014

Janelle Monáe plays Red Butte Garden on June 8, 2014.
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Betsy Burton explores our capacity to love as well as hate in Anthony Doerr's novel "All the Light We Cannot See" (Scribner) and Dan Nailen previews the Janelle Monáe concert at Red Butte Garden, along with upcoming shows by The Mountain Goats and Jessica Lea Mayfield.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:27 am
Wed June 4, 2014

My Driveway Moment with Bob Mould

Bob Mould's new album is called 'Beauty and Ruin.'
Credit Jay Blakesberg/Courtesy of the artist

Although I'd arrived at my destination, I sat in my car this morning so I could finish listening to David Greene's interview with musician Bob Mould. 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.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
11:09 am
Tue June 3, 2014

First Watch: Trampled by Turtles

All Songs TV brings us a video by Trampled by Turtles for their new single, "Are You Behind the Shining Star?" Such a sweet summertime song, I'm smitten!

Arts & Entertainment
11:04 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

Habib Koite
Credit Dirk Leunis/Courtesy of the artist

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). Download the songs that are on heavy rotation at public radio stations throughout the U.S. courtesy of NPR Music.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
10:27 am
Thu May 29, 2014

KUER's Books & Beats

Band of Skulls
Credit Courtesy of the artist

Have you heard KUER's new feature Books & Beats yet? Betsy Burton brings you all things books and Dan Nailen covers beats. Check the Books & Beats archives for previews of upcoming concerts, including Red Butte Garden's 2014 Outdoor Concert Series. Books & Beats airs Saturdays at 7:35 a.m. and 9:35 a.m. during Weekend Edition on 90.1.

Read more
Arts & Entertainment
10:01 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Books & Beats: May 31, 2014

This weekend's edition of Books & Beats takes us to a surreal and sophisticated Parisian nightclub circa 1932 as Betsy Burton reviews "Lovers at the Chameleon Club: Paris, 1932" by Francine Prose (Harper Publishing). And Dan Nailen previews the launch of Red Butte Garden's 2014 Outdoor Concert Series featuring legendary singer/songwriter Emmylou Harris.

Read more
Entertainment
12:13 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Studio 360: Rick Rubin

Producer Rick Rubin
Credit Annabel Mehran/Studio 360

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.  — Rick Rubin

Did you catch producer Rick Rubin on Studio 360 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 12 Songs album? Pure magic!

Read more
Entertainment
1:42 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Blue Note Records turns 75

Dr. Lonnie Smith at the Blue Note 75 concert.
Credit NPR Music

Celebrate the iconic jazz label by streaming this special two-hour concert (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.

Read more
Entertainment
1:22 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Books & Beats: May 24, 2014

Credit Knopf (May 6, 2014)

This weekend on Books & Beats, Betsy Burton reviews Peter Heller’s “The Painter” and Dan Nailen previews the upcoming tUnE-yArDs show.

Peter Heller, author of the critically acclaimed novel “The Dog Stars” and longtime contributor to NPR, will read from his new novel “The Painter” at The King’s English in Salt Lake City on May 29, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Read more
Entertainment
3:11 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

What's Your Go-To Windows-Down Song?

Robin Hilton of All Songs Considered is soliciting songs for this week's playlist. What's your go-to windows-down song? Comment to the post here or tweet @allsongs 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.

Pages