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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.


Album of the Day – 02.19.18: Happy Birthday Smokey Robinson!

February 19, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Smokey_Robinson

Today we celebrate the 74th birthday of Smokey Robinson, one of America’s favorite R&B singers and songwriters. He is well known for being his time with The Miracles and Motown. Robinson was one of the most in-demand writers and producers for Motown, writing hits like “The Way You Do the Things You Do” and “My Girl” for The Temptations. After leaving The Miracles in 1972 Robinson took a year off and announced his solo career with his album, Smokey in 1973.

Robinson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. Read more…

Album of the Day – 02.18.14: Bad Self Portraits

February 18, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin 6867620_orig

Lake Street Dive release their new album today – Bad Self Portraits.

With jazz at heart, Lake Street Dive pulls influences from classic rock, country and natural pop, top it off with Rachel Price’s killer vocals and you’ve got one unique sound. The group got together in 2004 and have since evolved into a versatile band, showing that they are just as at home on an acoustic stage as they are in a bar, jazz club or summer festival. Bad Self Portraits shows just how far Lake Street Dive has come since their Fun Machine EP. Pick up your own copy of Bad Self Portraits to brighten up the remaining gloomy winter days!

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Album of the Day – 02.13.14: So

February 13, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin PeterGabrielSo1

We are celebrating Peter Gabriel, who turns 64 today! Gabriel began his solo career in 1975 after leaving Genesis. He released So in 1986.

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Album of the Day – 02.12.14: When You’re Strange – Music From the Motion Picture

February 12, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin r-i-p-ray-manzarek-of-the-doors-0

When you’re strange
Faces come out of the rain
When you’re strange
No one remembers your name

Looking back on the life and times of The Doors, we remember Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for The Doors, who would have been 75 today. Manzarek passed away on May 20, 2013. He was considered one of the greats of his time, considered to be “instrumental in shaping one of the most influential, controversial and revolutionary groups of the ’60s. Such memorable tracks as ‘Light My Fire’, ‘People are Strange’ and ‘Hello, I Love You’ – to name but a few – owe much to Manzarek’s innovative playing.” (Greg Harris)

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Album of the Day – 02.11.14: Emmaar

February 11, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin Tinariwen_Emmaar_cover.jpeg.CROP.promovar-mediumlarge

Emmaar is Tinariwen’s sixth studio album, out today on ANTI-Records. Tinariwen is a collective of Tuareg singers, songwriters and musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, who come together in various combinations to play concerts and record each album. The group has been together since 1979, their songs are heavily influenced by their Tuareg roots.  Read more…

Album of the Day – 02.10.14: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

February 10, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin ZiggyStardust

Although Ziggy Stardust was only “alive” for just over a year, it was considered one of the most electric and exciting periods in rock history.  On this day in 1972, Bowie played his first gig as Ziggy Stardust at the Toby Jug Pub in Tolworth, England.

David Bowie performing as Ziggy Stardust at the Hammersmith Odeon, 1973. Read more…

Album of the Day – 02.07.14: The Wall

February 7, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin TheWallImmersion

On Feb. 7, 1980, Pink Floyd premiered The Wall at LA Sports Arena.

…multimedia rock theatre took several mammoth leaps forward when, in 1980, Pink Floyd transferred their new double album The Wall to the stage for the first time and produced a truly multimedia production that more than a quarter of a century later is still regarded as a highlight in rock concert history. – Mark Cunningham

Below, Pink Floyd: The Wall Live on 2/27/1980 in New York.

Album of the Day: Happy Birthday Bob Marley!

February 6, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin tumblr_ll2195uOOY1qcr0luo1_1280

Celebrating the life and legacy of Nesta Robert Marley, born on this day in 1945.

Join us on Feb. 13 at Brewvies in Salt Lake City for Music Meets Movies, Bob Marley – Live at London’s Rainbow Theatre, followed by the award winning documentary, Caribbean Nights: The Bob Marley Story. We will be screening both films again on Feb. 18 at Movie Grill in Ogden.

Album of the Day – 02.05.14: Lucinda Williams 25th Anniversary Edition

February 5, 2014 in KRCL Music Blog by KrclAdmin LW-Cover-Alt-HI-Res-e1384900128337

The 25th Anniversary edition of Lucinda Williams self-titled album was released on Jan. 14, 2014.

The two-disc reissue features remastered versions of the original recordings, as well as a bonus disc with six live tracks and a previously unreleased live recording of a 1989 concert in Eidenhoven, Netherlands.
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