KRCL Music Blog

Album of the Day – 02.28.14: Beggars Banquet

February 28, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin BeggarsBanquetLP

Today we celebrate the life of Brian Jones. Although Jones might not ring a bell to many, to those who know, know that he was the original founder of The Rolling Stones. Before Mick and Keith, there was Brian, who was described as very instrumental in pushing the band through their first few years together. His main instruments for The Stones included the harmonica, guitar and the keys.

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Album of the Day – 02.27.14: Morning Phase

February 27, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Beck-Morning-Phase

Released on Feb. 21, Morning Phase is Beck’s “follow up” to Sea Change. Morning Phase is Beck’s first full album of songs since 2008, and his 12th album release. Beck has managed to encompass all forms of modern music throughout his career, but settles back into his indie folk rock roots with Morning Phase.

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Album of the Day – 02.26.14: American Recordings

February 26, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin JohnnyCashAmericanRecordings

Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!

Johnny spent just under 50 years in the music industry. 49 to be exact. Released in 1994, American Recordings was produced by Rick Rubin, who approached Johnny with an offer to be a part of his record label, American Recordings.

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Album of the Day – 02.25.14: All Things Must Pass

February 25, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin george-harrison-all-things-must-pass

Happy birthday to the late, great George Harrison! All Things Must Pass is a triple album that Harrison released in 1970. The album was co-produced by Phil Spector, using his “Wall of Sound” approach. The album was certified six-times platinum in 2001 by the Recording Industry Association of America.

Album of the Day – 02.24.14: Physical Graffiti

February 24, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Led_Zeppelin_-_Physical_Graffiti

Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio release from Led Zeppelin, released in the UK on Feb. 24, 1975. It was released as a two-record set, which took almost two-years to write and record.

Lord Huron at Urban Lounge – 02.23.14

February 21, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin lordhuronsite

Don’t miss Lord Huron, Sunday, Feb. 23 at The Urban Lounge!
21+, doors at 8 p.m., $15.

Album of the Day – 02.21.14: The Soul of Nina Simone

February 21, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin nina-simone-11

Happy birthday to the late Nina Simone! Known as the “High Priestess of Soul” for her stage performances. Simone studied music at the Julliard School of Music, where she became a songwriter and arranger. She wrote the collection of songs that became the standard for her sound. She was a civil rights activist, and after 1964 began including civil rights messages in some of her songs. She passed away on April 21, 2003.

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Album of the Day – 02.20.14: MTV Unplugged – Nirvana

February 20, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Nirvana_mtv_unplugged_in_new_york

Celebrating the life of Kurt Cobain with our album of the day: MTV Unplugged – Nirvana, recorded almost 21 years ago.

He would have been 47 today. Cobain passed away at the young age of 27 on April 5, 1994. Leaving behind a legacy, little did he know at the time he was blazing a path for future acts and artists just like him.

Cobain will be remembered as one of the most iconic rock musicians in the history of alternative music.

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Spirituality for the Uninsured

February 19, 2014 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

How do people overcome feelings of isolation and loneliness in the modern age? It’s a question that consumes Paul Larsen in his new film, Spirituality for the Uninsured. The project explores various spiritual traditions  — Buddhism, Christianity, and Native American rituals — to explore they myriad ways humans can reconnect to both nature and each other.

 

Beijing-SLC Connect

February 19, 2014 in RadioActive by KrclAdmin RadioActive_336x280

by Troy Williams

Beijing, China not only shares a similar geography to the Wasatch Front, it also shares an air-pollution crisis. Can the two communities come together to find solutions? The University of Utah has invited several Chinese artists to “create artworks, collect images, and explore new creative practices” to address our shared air quality problem. Nick welcomes Mei Mei Chang, Dai Dandan and Kevin Deluca to discuss Beijing-SLC Connect.