Cheap Perfume, Mariachi, Paper Bird, and a Beach Boy on Air Check

Nov 4, 2016

On this episode of Air Check we dive into the local punk music scene with the local group Cheap Perfume,  Vicky hosts the Denver based band Paper Bird for an in studio performance and interview, Jake heads to the Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy in Pueblo to uncover the makings of mariachi music, and Mike Love of the Beach Boys talks with Vicky about lyrics on demand and meditating with the Beatles and Maharishi. All that, AND three of our favorite new songs. 

PART ONE:  JAKE, JEFF AND VICKY PICK AND PLAY THREE FAVORITE NEW SONGS

We start the show by sharing some of our favorite albums of the last month. They're all featured below:

Noname - "Yesterday" - from Telefone

The Lemon Twigs - "A Great Snake" - from Do Hollywood

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Mike Doughty - "Wait! You'll Find a Better Way" - from The Heart Watches While the World Burns

PART TWO:  AN INTERVIEW WITH MIKE LOVE OF THE BEACH BOYS

91.5 KRCC's Music Director Vicky Gregor chats up Mike Love about lyrics on demand, meditating with the Beatles, and the making of ageless pop music.

PART THREE: LOCAL RIOT GRRRL GROUP CHEAP PERFUME

Cheap Perfume talks about their new cd "Nailed It", and the message of feminism and equality that they hope to convey to their fans.

Catch their album release show Friday, November 11th at the Flux Capacitor in Colorado Springs. 

PART FOURPAPER BIRD PLAYS A COUPLE SONGS AND TALKS WITH VICKY

Denver-based Paper Bird recently played a gig at Ivywild and found time to stop by the 91.5 KRCC Studios to play a couple songs and talk with Vicky about their new self titled album. Watch a video of their in-studio performance below:

PART FIVE: THE MAKINGS OF MARIACHI

Jorge Melo, Mariachi Director at Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy, leads his class in a syncopation exercise.
Credit Jake Brownell / 91.5 KRCC

For this episode of Air Check, Jake paid a visit to Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy in Pueblo to chat with the musicians of the school's Advanced Mariachi Ensemble. 

You can catch the Mariachi Ensemble perform on evening of Friday, December 9th, at the Chavez Huerta Preparatory Academy campus.