9:14 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Heavy Rotation: Our Panel's 10 Favorite Songs Of The Year (So Far)

Hawk House may be the face of hip-hop's evolution, and we're all the better for it.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Mon June 30, 2014 4:33 pm

Heavy Rotation is a monthly sampler of public radio hosts' favorite songs. Check out past editions here.

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3:27 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

ICYMI: Interview with Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg

Jonathan Meiburg sports a KRCC "Daniel Johnston" shirt

Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater took some time today to stop by KRCC for a chat with Vicky.  Click play to hear that interview:

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In Studio
12:30 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Josiah Johnson (The Head and The Heart) Live at KRCC

The Head and the Heart

Josiah Johnson stopped by KRCC for a chat with Vicky.

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Music Mix
2:07 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Vicky Gregor's Top Ten for 2013

No particular order other than constant...

Maya Jane Coles - Comfort  (Kobalt)

The National - Trouble Will Find Me  (4AD)

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3:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Jeff Bieri's Top Ten Blues for 2013

1.  Charlie Musselwhite and Ben Harper - Get Up

2. Tedeschi Trucks Band - Made Up Mind

3. Sugaray Rayford - Dangerous
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Music Mix / Oscillation Propagation
4:03 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Delaney Utterback Top Tens for 2013

Delaney Utterback, KRCC Station Manager

Top Ten in no order:
Jagwar Ma - Howlin'

Midlake - Antiphon

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Music Mix / Morning Edition
3:30 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Andrea Chalfin: Top (Musical) Ten for 2013

Andrea Chalfin, KRCC News Director:
It should be no secret by now that I’m quite the music fan, so when Vicky asked me to participate in this year’s Top 10 list, it felt like a no-brainer.  The truth is though, I’m simply not as exposed to all the new releases in quite the same way as our amazing DJs.  So, we came up with a compromise:  two albums that pulled me in and refused to let go, and eight other stuffs that caught my attention.
Albums that Pulled Me in and Refused to Let Go:
Scout Niblett: It’s Up to Emma

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The Big Something
3:16 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Jake Brownell, KRCC Fellow, Top Ten for 2013

In no particular order:

Blue Hawaii -- "Untogether"

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Music Mix / The Big Something
3:15 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Leeds Mallinckrodt-Reese Fave for the Year

I’ve been obsessed with the Canadian/Danish duo Rhye this year. Their song “The Fall” on their album Woman is great! 

Planet Groove
2:34 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Iggy Igloo, Host of Planet Groove, Top Ten for 2013

Valerie June - Pushin' Against a Stone
Bombino - Nomad
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
William Onyeabor - Who Is?
Vieux Farke Toure - Mon Pays

Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco
Bomba Estero - Elegancia Tropical
Toro Y Moi - Anything In Return
Rokia Traore - Beautiful Africa
Growlers - Hung At Heart

Music Mix
1:56 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Jacob Carver's Top Ten for 2013

Jacob - Tuesday Overnight

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Gipsy Kings - Savor Flamenco

Queens Of The Stone Age - ...Like Clockwork

The Lonely Wild - The Sun As It Comes

Midlake - Antiphon

Rose Windows - The Sun Dogs

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Mosquito

The Black Angels - Indigo Meadow

Music Mix
1:40 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

DJ Cooper's Top Ten for 2013

DJ Cooper - Monday Overnight

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Legend Remixed

Of Monsters and Men - My Head Is An Animal

Daft Punk - Random Access Memories

Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City

Portugal The Man - Evil Friends

Imagine Dragons - Night Visions

City and Colour - The Hurry And The Harm

Iron & Wine - Ghosts On Ghosts

Changing Colors - Joan & The King

Foals - Holy Fire

Music Mix
1:28 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Carol Scherbarth's Top Ten for 2013

10.  Bomba Estereo "Eleganical Tropical"
 9.  Verve "Verve Remixed:  The First Ladies"
8.  Queens of the Stone Age "...Like Clockwork"
7.  !!! (Chk Chk Chk) "Thr!!!er"

6.  Iron and Wine "Ghost on Ghost"
5.  Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside  "Untamed Beast"
Music Mix
12:06 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

Jeanette Hohman's Top Ten for 2013

In no particular order...

11:56 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Dick's KRCC Top Ten Jazz Picks 2013

 Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette Somewhere

Thin Air Jazz Sneakin' Up On Spring

Joe Lovano Cross Culture

Grace Kelly Live at Scullers

Jim Pierce You are an Edgy Visionary Seer

Jason Marsalis In a World of Mallets

Steve Tyrell It's Magic

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11:48 am
Wed December 18, 2013

G.T.'S Top Ten Releases, and Re-Releases of 2013

G.T.'S TOP TEN RELEASES, AND RE-RELEASES OF 2013(in no particular order, off the top of what's left of my head. So many fine choices, so little time...or space!)

1)WINGS OVER AMERICA-WINGS (CAPITOL/MPL) (1976)A re-mastered, elongated re-issue of Macca's triumphant '76 tour, sounding better, and more surprisingly "rockier" than I remembered. By way of but one example, check out the late lil' Jimmy McCullough's sizzling guitar work on his ironically-entitled composition "Medicine Jar".

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Music: A Dirtybird
8:00 pm
Sat September 21, 2013

First Listen: Claude VonStroke, 'Urban Animal'

Claude VonStroke's new album, Urban Animal, comes out Sept. 24.
Tim Jones Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 9:34 am

San Francisco house producer Claude VonStroke has been making freaky but decidedly fun dance music since 2005, since he moved out west from his hometown of Detroit.

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Public Radio Premier: Beck
9:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Public Radio Premier: Beck "Gimme"

This is the third single Beck has released this summer. In June he released the woozy, chopped-up cut "Defriended." He followed in July with the lush and hazy "I Won't Be Long." His third and final single in the trilogy is called "Gimme." None of the singles will be on Beck's next, and as yet unnamed, full-length record, due out sometime before the end of the year.

Hear it this morning on the Music Mix with Vicky Gregor.

First Listen
10:58 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

First Listen: Mazzy Star, 'Seasons Of Your Day'

Mazzy Star's new album, Seasons of Your Day, comes out Sept. 24.
Ellen Ane Eggen Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 9:33 am

Mazzy Star came out of the Los Angeles neo-psychedelic indie-rock scene of the '80s — a spin-off the band Opal, which dissolved after lead singer Kendra Smith bailed.

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1:30 am
Wed September 11, 2013

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

WEAA's Strictly Hip-Hop program is a big fan of North Carolina MC Rapsody.
Courtesy of the artist

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 11:06 am

Our September edition of Heavy Rotation features an African legend, an indie-folk orchestra from Portland, and a French band ready to catch on in America. But first, our panelists:

  • David Dye, host of WXPN's World Cafe
  • Anne Litt, a host on KCRW in Santa Monica, Calif.
  • Kevin Cole, program director at KEXP in Seattle
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All Songs Considered
5:43 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Dave Grohl And Krist Novoselic Share Memories, Unreleased Tracks From 'In Utero'

Nirvana in 1993 (from left): Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl.
Anton Corbijn

Originally published on Tue March 18, 2014 1:53 pm

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10:45 am
Mon August 5, 2013

Revisit Valerie June In-Studio

Alvin Youngblood Hart and Valerie June in-studio, Jan. 2012
Credit Andrea Chalfin

There's been a bit of buzz around Valerie June at NPR Music, but all of our beautiful and intelligent listeners know we've been blessing your ears with June for a number of years now.  Take a moment to revisit June in the KRCC studio:

August, 2011

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