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2014 Picks
11:02 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Jacob's Tep Eleven for 2014

Here's 11 super awesome albums from the year 2014 that you need to listen to as loud as possible:

Aphex Twin - Syro
Robert Plant - Lullaby and... the Ceaseless Roar
Pink Floyd - The Endless River
Run the Jewels - RTJ2
La Luz - It's Alive
Pink Mountaintops - Get Back
Jack White - Lazaretto
The Goastt - Midnight Sun
Johnny Marr - Playland
Ty Segall - Manipulator
Caribou - Our Love

2014 Picks
10:57 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Iggy Igloo's Top Ten of 2014

Iggy Igloo hosts Tuesday night's Planet Groove, starting at 8PM. His Top Ten mixes up world, national, and local selections from all the great albums he heard this year.  "All of these really speak to me," Iggy says, "and made it into my regular listening habits. Thanks for reading!"
 

Culture
11:15 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Strawberry Fields, Forever: The Long and Winding Legacy of a Beatles Classic

The Beatles
Credit Library of Congress

 

Scott Freiman is a composer, producer, and creator of the lecture series, “Deconstructing The Beatles.” He’ll be at Colorado College tomorrow night to deliver a lecture from this series entitled, “A Trip Through Strawberry Fields,” which tells the story of the groundbreaking Beatles song, "Strawberry Fields Forever." Colorado College English Professor Steven Hayward spoke with Freiman about the lecture, and about how the music of this iconic band changed popular culture forever.

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2014 Picks
10:24 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Melissa's Top Ten for 2014

Melissa Rivell DJs the Saturday 12-2 am music mix.  In no particular order, here's ten favorites she's enjoyed from this year:

Spoon "They Want My Soul"
Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas "Secret Evil"
TV On the Radio "Seeds"
The Bamboos "Fever In the Road"
Hollie Cook "Twice"
We Are Not A Glum Lot Self-titled EP
Echo & the Bunnymen "Meteorites"
Amasa Hines "All the World There Is"
King Tuff "Black Moon Spell"
Quantic "Magnetica"

2014 Picks
7:46 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Bobby's Top Ten of 2014

DJ Bobby fills in from time to time here on KRCC. Here are his top ten picks for 2014:

1. MisterWives- Reflections
2. Ratatat- Beats
3. Prince- Art Official Age
4. Steel Pulse- African Holocaust
5. Noiseshaper- Reel to Reel
6. Scott Pilgrim Motion Picture Soundtrack
7. Mad Pudding- Grand Hotel
8. Fat Freddy's Drop- Blackbird
9. Bob Marley Legend Remixed
10. Odesza-In Return

2014 Picks
7:27 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Andrea Chalfin's One Musical Pick for 2014

I'm the News Director here at KRCC, but by this time, it should be no secret that I'm a pretty big music fan. There are a lot of albums I need to explore from this year, but I offer you my one pick:

Band of Horses: Acoustic at the Ryman

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2014 Picks
8:14 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Rooster Coop's Top Ten of 2014

Rooster Coop keeps you going from Monday late until 2 AM on Tuesday mornings. Here are his top picks from 2014, and a couple of honorable mentions:
 

1.    Milky Chance - Sadneccesary
2.    Broken Bells – After The Disco
3.    Alt-J – This Is All Yours
4.    Odesza- In Return
5.    Robert Plant – Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar
6.    Spoon – They Want My Soul
7.    Tune-Yards – Nikki Nack
8.    Sylvan Esso – S/T
9.    Little Dragon- Nabuma Rubberband
10. Atmosphere- Southsiders

Honorable Mentions

2014 Picks
8:23 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Vicky Gregor's Top Ten of 2014

Your friend and neighbor Vicky Gregor gets your musical morning started with the Morning Music Mix each weekday starting at 9 AM. In no particular order (just plain old excellent and there isn't room for the other 20), here are her top picks for 2014:
 

Neneh Cherry - Blank Project
Alt-J - This Is All Yours
Mark Lanegan - Phantom Radio/No Bells On Sunday
Caribou - Our Love
Gusgus - Mexico
Tosca - Outta Here
Beck - Morning Phase
Parquet Courts - Sunbathing Animal
Ryley Walker - All Kinds Of You
Frazey Ford - Indian Ocean

2014 Picks
8:21 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Jeff Bieri's Top Ten Blues Picks for 2014

Jeff Bieri hosts your afternoon music mix and also the Blue Plate Special each weekday at noon.  Here's Jeff's picks for top blues albums of 2014:
 

Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - Cold World
Johnny Winter - Step Back
Tommy Castro and the Painkillers - the Devil You Know
Gary Clark Jr. - Live
Mr. Sipp the Mississippi Blues Child - It’s My Guitar
Clothesline Revival - Greatest Show on Mars
Mannish Boys - Wrapped Up and Ready
Robben Ford - a Day in Nashville
Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Goin’ Home
John Hammond - Timeless

2014 Picks
8:17 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Monica's Top Ten of 2014

DJ Monica is one of the hosts of Monday night's Brickhouse, from 8-10PM.  Her top picks for 2014 are the following (in no particular order):
 

Little Dragon---Mirror
Prince---Breakfast Can Wait
Neneh Cherry---Blank Project
Cody Chesnutt---Sense of You (Jay West/Manuel Sahugan remix)
Kelis---Rumble
Anthony Valadez---Ghost Ridin'
Meshell Ndegeocello---Comet Come to Me
Tricky---Keep Me in Your Shake
Jose Gonzales---This is How We Walk on the Moon
Christian Gregory---Count on You

Some additional mentions:

2014 Picks
8:10 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Barbra's Top Ten for 2014

Barbra of Barbra's Wednesday Late Night Music Mix has picked these albums as her heavy rotation discs:
 

Alt-J "This is All Yours"
Caribou "Our Love"
Elbow "The Take Off and Landing of Everything"
Robyn Hitchcock "The Man Upstairs"
Bryan Ferry "Avonmore"
Prince "Art Official Age"
Beck "Morning Phase"
Neneh Cherry "Blank Project"
Jolie Holland "Wine Dark Sea"
Ryan Adams "Ryan Adams"

2014 Picks
8:00 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Bob Slade's Top Ten of 2014

Bob Slade hosts the Friday night "Retro-Fix," from 9 PM until midnight.  Here are his top new releases from 2014:

Cloud Nothings - "Here And Nowhere Else"
Bob Mould - "Beauty And Ruin"
Perfect Pussy - "Say Yes To Love"
Buzzcocks - "The Way"
The Raveonettes - "Pe'ahi"
Fucked Up - "Glass Boys"
Johnny Marr - "Playland"
Ty Seagull - "Manipulator"
Swingin' Utters - "Fistful Of Hollow"

Best Colorado:  The Roxy Suicide - "Joan Your Jett"

2014 Picks
5:32 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Jason Lee's Top Ten for 2014

Jason Lee can be heard filling in on the KRCC airwaves.  Here's his Top Ten for 2014:
 

Swans - To Be Kind
Aphex Twin - Syro
Temples - Sun Structures
Ty Segall - $INGLE$ 2
Aaron Freeman - Freeman -   Note: Saw him at the Ogden
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Midnight SunSpoon - They Want My Soul
Real Estate - Atlas
Protomartyr - Under Color of Official RightBeck - Morning Phase

2014 Picks
9:37 am
Sun December 7, 2014

Carter's Top Ten of 2014

Carter's show airs on Thursday nights into the wee hours of Friday morning, 11 PM until 2 AM.  Here are his Top Ten picks for 2014:
 

Les Claypool’s Duo du Twang: Four Foot Shack
The Black Keys: Turn Blue
Ty Segall: Manipulator
Primus: Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
Pink Mountaintops:  Get Back
The Budos Band:  Burnt Offerings
Foxygen: …And Star Power
Jack White: Lazaretto
Parquet Courts: Sunbathing Animal

Phish: Fuego

2014 Picks
5:30 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Dick Fairley's Top Jazz Picks for 2014

Dick Fairley is known to KRCC listeners as host of the Classic Jazz Excursion, heard each Thursday night at 8:oo.  Here are his picks for the best jazz albums of 2014:

Culture
4:34 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Opera Theatre of The Rockies Tackles a Broadway Classic

Opera Theatre of the Rockies will present three performances of the acclaimed Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I, July 25th-27th at Armstrong Theater. Complete with sets and costumes from the Broadway/Asia tour, a 25-piece orchestra from the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and a cast full of Front Range talent, it is sure to be both a world-class production and an impressive display of regional culture.

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In-Studio
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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Local News
7:30 am
Mon October 28, 2013

Remembering Lawrence Leighton Smith

Credit Colorado Springs Philharmonic

Lawrence Leighton Smith passed away last week at his home at the age of 77.  Smith spent more than a decade as Music Director of the Colorado Springs Symphony and Philharmonic.  After making the decision to retire following the 2010-2011 season, Smith was diagnosed with Binswanger’s Disease, a form of dementia.  During his final season with the Philharmonic, KRCC’s

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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.

Music
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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