Mon October 17, 2011

What's New This Week on KUNC Music

If new Indigo Girls, Feist, & Laura Marling isn't enough for you, well then, you are in luck. There is more this week in Denver's very own Steve Law, singer/songwriter Mason Jennings, and guitarist Nick Charles. Tune if for KUNC Music every M-F from 9a - Noon.

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Mon October 17, 2011
Tiny Desk Concerts

Wilco: Tiny Desk Concert

Originally published on Mon October 17, 2011 8:52 am

Emily Bogle/NPR
  • Audio Only: Wilco's Tiny Desk Concert

There comes a point at the height of a band's career where its members don't have to wake up on a Saturday morning during a tour to go play some office concert. For young acts, that sort of appearance can be about reaching new fans. But for Wilco, it's about pleasing those who've come to care passionately about the music.

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Mon October 17, 2011
World Cafe

World Cafe Looks Back: Jazz Greats

Drummer Jack DeJohnette.

Jos L. Knaepen

Throughout the month of October, we're celebrating the 20th anniversary of World Cafe. Each day, we'll revisit some of the best and most memorable interviews of the past 20 years.

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Sun October 16, 2011
Music Interviews

William Shatner's Own Space Oddity

William Shatner.

He's been a starship captain, a Karamazov brother, a cop, a lawyer and a science-fiction author. Now, William Shatner returns to the recording studio for a new, space-themed spoken-word album, Seeking Major Tom.

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Sun October 16, 2011
Deceptive Cadence

At 75, Steve Reich Is Still The Center Of Attention

Steve Reich turned 75 this month.

Jay Blakesberg

American composer Steve Reich turned 75 this week. The so-called "minimalist" credits jazz, African drumming and Balinese gamelan for inspiring his signature style. His music, from experimental tape loops to the Pulitzer Prize-winning "Double Sextet," has inspired the generations of composers who followed.

In the early 1960s, when Reich was beginning his composition career, the contemporary classical music scene was dominated by atonal music like the works of Pierre Boulez.

"It fell to my generation to basically say, 'Basta! Enough!' " Reich says.

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