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Vicky:  7pm-10pm M-F
Volunteer DJs:  10pm -midnight M-Sat
Blue Plate Special:  7pm-8pm Sat
Vintage Voltage:  8pm-10pm Sat
Jazz Excursion:  7pm-10pm Sun
Reggae w/Ron:  10pm-midnight Sun

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Soul music savant Leon Bridges has announced a new album, Good Thing, and with it, two new tracks.

Late Night Dispatches From SXSW

Mar 14, 2018

The annual SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas can be overwhelming. With thousands of bands performing over five days across the city, there's no way to see everything, but there's always a great opportunity to discover a great musician you've never heard before. That's one of the reasons that at the end of each night during SXSW, members of our team in Austin gather and discuss the best of what they saw and heard that day.

Matt Chmielarczyk

On this episode of Air Check, local musician Nina de Freitas picks a favorite new tune and sits in on the musical roundtable discussion, Dar Williams plays a couple songs in the 91.5 KRCC studio and talks with Vicky about her love affair with America's towns and cities, and some local music aficionados tell us about their concert picks in the weeks to come.

Rudolf Van Dommele

This week on Air Check, Dar Williams talks with Vicky about her new book What I Found in a Thousand Towns: A Traveling Musician's Guide to Rebuilding America's Communities—One Coffee Shop, Dog Run, and Open-Mike Night at a Time , and also plays a couple tunes in studio.

Listen to Air Check this Saturday at 6 p.m. and next Wednesday at 7 p.m. You can find every episode of 91.5 KRCC's Air Check here at KRCC.org .

See SPOT list.

Spotify, the world's most-used on-demand music streaming service, has pulled the curtain back on its New York Stock Exchange debut, expected in late March or early April, when it will trade under the symbol SPOT, according to its filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday.

Several dozen music festivals and conferences held around the world have pledged to bring gender parity to their stages and panel discussions, the U.K.-based PRS Foundation announced yesterday as part of an ongoing project called Keychange. These events join eight other festivals who promised their participation when the project, described by PRS as "a pioneering European initiative which is empowering women to transform the future of the music industry," first launched.

Kitty Colvin

Briffaut will be debuting some new tunes from their latest recording, Helsinki, next Tuesday evening during Vicky's music mix, between 7pm and 10pm, and the band will be playing an album release show at Denver’s Syntax Physic Opera on Friday, March 2, with In/Planes and Down Time in supporting.

Helsinki is a jazzy, psychedelic, folky, prog-rock romp combining the talents of Daniel James Eaton, Alex Koshak, Daniel Mikolajczyk, Mitch Macura, and Grant Sabin, and was recorded at Right Heel Studios in Colorado Springs. 

Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.

Mixup Leads Couple To See Red Hot Chilli Pipers

Feb 14, 2018

Last week, All Songs Considered's Bob Boilen went to what he thought was a concert by Grace Vonderkuhn, only to discover the show was actually for tween pop sensation Grace VanderWaal, from America's Got Talent.

Early in her career, Brandi Carlile bent and broke Americana and folk stereotypes as an openly gay woman with outspoken progressive politics. Leading up to the release of her latest album, she posted an open letter on Facebook to the Baptist pastor who refused to baptize her because of her sexuality when she was 15. She forgave him.

Vic Damone, a singer who rose to fame along the tail end of the post-war era embodied by The Rat Pack, died yesterday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla., according to a statement from his family. He was 89.

A first-generation Italian-American, Damone grew up closely studying the work of another similarly situated artist, Frank Sinatra, who would later become a cherished friend. "Without Frank there would not have been a Vic Damone," Damone once said.

The U.K.'s jazz scene is flourishing these days thanks, in part, to the young artists pumping it with new life. We Out Here, the latest compilation project from DJ and producer Gilles Peterson's indie label Brownswood Recordings, is a fitting proclamation of ownership from the contemporaries who are adding color to the landscape.


On Tuesday, February 27th, the Fine Arts Center at Colorado College will be hosting An Evening with Dar Williams. Williams is a pop-folk musician, whom the New Yorker has described as "one of America's very best singer-songwriters." Having been musically active since the 90s, to date Williams has released ten studio albums. She has toured with the likes of Joan Baez, Loudon Wainwright III and Ani DiFranco among others. 

"Must Be Nice," the first single from Chicago band Varsity's forthcoming album Parallel Person, has a title that comprises a double meaning. The title phrase is habitually "bandied around sarcastically," says singer and keyboardist Stephanie Smith. But she says it can also be an ultimatum, as in: "I must be nice in order to be liked/noticed/not be considered a b****."

Feb. 7, 2018 marks the fifth anniversary of International Clash Day. What started off as a tribute to The Clash's catalog for a few hours in 2013 by KEXP's John Richards has grown into something of an international affair. San Francisco, Austin, Texas and Washington D.C.

David Moffly / Baeble Music

On this episode of Air Check, hear a special in-studio performance and interview with Suzanne Santo of the Americana band HoneyHoney. We also bring you our favorite upcoming concert recommendations, as well as the usual musical roundtable, with a twist. 

David Moffly / Baeble Music

Suzanne Santo altered her rock 'n' roll morning routine to accommodate us at 91.5 KRCC after she and her band played the Gym at Ivywild the night before. Normally, rock bands burn the midnight oil and awake midday, but on this occasion, Ms. Santo was kind enough to meet us at the station bright and early, albeit a few minutes late because her map app was steering her to Webster Ave instead of the correct address of North Weber Street for 91.5 KRCC  - obviously Siri's fault, not Suzanne's.

What's Your Swan Song?

Jan 31, 2018

If you've ever considered your own mortality and just how, exactly, you'll take your final bow, there's a good chance you've picked a song you want played at your funeral. From Frank Sinatra's "My Way" to Monty Python's "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" — or "Yakety Sax," the song my uncle chose to have played when his casket was wheeled out of the room – your final song, your swan song, can leave a lasting impression on those you leave behind. It's like a mission statement for the life you lived and how you want to be remembered.

In a year when the nominees were more eclectic and adventurous, the safe bets prevailed at the 60th Grammy Awards.

Few careers in contemporary music had the arc and the diversity that South Africa-born trumpeter/singer/composer Hugh Masekela did, before he succumbed to prostate cancer on Tuesday at the age of 79.

Marcia Richards / http://newkingstonmusic.com

91.5 KRCC presents an evening of reggae music with the band New Kingston on Sunday February 18 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs.  New Kingston is a progressive reggae group whose members combine their Jamaican heritage with the urban sounds of their New York home. 

The death of rocker Tom Petty in October 2017 came as a result of an accidental drug overdose with a toxic mix of drugs taken for several ailments, including a fractured hip.

The results of an autopsy were released Friday by Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner Jonathan Lucas.

Petty died at 66 of "multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity," according to a brief statement.

The drugs listed included "fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl."

Looking back on Common's gripping Tiny Desk performance at the White House in 2016, I recall a couple of prophetic moments. The first was that the rapper confessed his desire for an Emmy Award while fixated on Bob Boilen's trophy on the desk in front of him.