Frank Turner http://www.kunc.org en 5 Shows At Red Rocks That We Can't Wait For http://www.kunc.org/post/5-shows-red-rocks-we-cant-wait <p>Red Rocks concert season is quickly approaching. The biggest challenge as always is choosing what show to see. Here are our picks.</p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 15:20:00 +0000 Benjamin McPhail 54999 at http://www.kunc.org 5 Shows At Red Rocks That We Can't Wait For Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak http://www.kunc.org/post/frank-turner-punk-poet-confessional-streak In a review for his last album, <em>NME </em>magazine described British singer-songwriter Frank Turner as "the people's prince of punk poetry." But Turner's lyrics can be quite personal as well. He's got a new album, released this spring, called <em>Tape Deck Heart</em> — and the lead single, "Recovery," is about as confessional as they come.<p>"I write autobiographically," Turner says. "I've tried writing fiction in songs and I'm rubbish at it; I find it very difficult to find anything meaningful to say if I'm making it up. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:08:00 +0000 47060 at http://www.kunc.org Frank Turner: A Punk Poet With A Confessional Streak Frank Turner: Tiny Desk Concert http://www.kunc.org/post/frank-turner-tiny-desk-concert <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/198799652/frank-turner" target="_blank">Frank Turner</a> writes folk songs that harness the fury of punk and the majesty of <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/14837922/bruce-springsteen" target="_blank">Springsteen</a>ian rock 'n' roll. But more than anything else, his music is playful: There's conversational wit and bite to Turner's music, even as he's bellowing to the back rows. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 12:03:00 +0000 Stephen Thompson 47028 at http://www.kunc.org Frank Turner: Tiny Desk Concert Frank Turner On World Cafe http://www.kunc.org/post/frank-turner-world-cafe Singer-songwriter <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/198799652/frank-turner" target="_blank">Frank Turner</a> has a fanatically large following in the U.K. Though he might not be filling large halls in the States quite yet, his American fans are just as dedicated and engaged.<p>Originally a member of the punk band Million Dead, Turner moved on to a solo career after the band broke up in 2005. He has now shifted to a more acoustic, folk sound, with a voice that is still reminiscent of his past punk days. His latest album, <em>Tape Deck Heart</em>, was recorded in the U.S. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:52:00 +0000 David Dye 46951 at http://www.kunc.org Frank Turner On World Cafe