The Wild Reeds, Rock 'n' Roll Photography, the DIY Scene, and Finnish Musician Lau Nau on Air Check

Mar 3, 2017

On this episode of Air Check Jake talks with local photographer Larry Hulst about the decades of photographs that he has taken of Rock n Roll icons; L.A. group The Wild Reeds stop by the 91.5 KRCC studios; We look into the DIY arts and music scene in Colorado Springs; and Hannah Fleming speaks with Finnish musician Lau Nau about the art of improvisation and scoring films. 

PART ONE:  MUSICAL ROUNDTABLE

Vicky, Jeff, and Jake share their favorite tunes from February.

The Sadies (featuring Kurt Vile) - "It's Easy (Like Walking) from Northern Passages

Ryan Adams - "Shiver and Shake" from Prisoner

Vagabon - "The Embers" from Infinite Worlds

PART TWO:  PHOTOGRAPHER LARRY HULST

Credit Larry Hulst/John Lee Hooker

Larry Hulst began his career photographing musicians at concerts in the Bay Area in the 1960s, and in the years since he's snapped photos of everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Nicks to David Bowie. A collection of his photos are currently on display at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center in an exhibit called Front Row Center

In this interview, Hulst talks with Jake Brownell about his love of music and tells some stories about a few of his photos.

 

PART THREE:  THE WILD REEDS IN STUDIO AT 91.5 KRCC

The Wild Reeds are band from Los Angeles that fronted by three talented women. They hung out with Vicky at the 91.5 KRCC Studios and played a few songs during the first leg of their national tour. 

PART FOUR:  DIY DAMMIT!

Flux Capacitor co-founders stand beside an eviction notice on the door of the venue.
Credit Flux Capacitor

Colorado Springs has seen several popular DIY music and art spaces shuttered in recent months. Chief among these DIY spaces were the Flux Capacitor and Mountain Fold Books. 

In this segment, Flux co-founder Bryan Ostrow speaks with Jake Brownell about the importance of the DIY scene and what’s next for the Flux Capacitor, and Mountain Fold's Han Sayles and Mitchell Macura speak with Jeff Bieri about Cloud Factory, a new collective aiming to keep the DIY spirit alive in Colorado Springs.

 

PART FIVE: MUSICIAN AND COMPOSER LAU NAU

Finnish experimental musician Lau Nau spent a weekend in Colorado Springs last month to lead a workshop on film scoring at Colorado College. Air Check's Hannah Fleming talked with Lau Nau about scoring Swedish horror films, the art of improvisation, and experimental folk music.

Credit Hannah Fleming / 91.5 KRCC