Ivywild Music and91.5 KRCC are excited to present a gothabilly punk evening with Slim Cessna's Auto Club at the Ivywild School on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Known for their twisted take on old timey country music, Denver's very own will seize the stage at this beloved venue. Opening for the show will be former Gun Club member
On this episide of 91.5 KRCC's Air Check, we hand the microphone to our longtime intern Paulina Ukrainets during the music roundtable, and Vicky talks with Honour Council, a local four-piece shoegaze band whose debut e.p., Molecule, has been on regular rotation around the 91.5 KRCC studios.
On this episode of Air Check, Jake and Vicky invite Colorado College Professor of Math and Computer Science, Beth Malmskog, to sit in on the roundtable music review. Prof. Malmskog knows quite a lot about prime numbers, but she also knows a thing or two about music, having hosted a music show at KRFC while in grad school in Fort Collins.
On the March edition of Air Check, Jake and Jeff listen to some music with local musician and record producer Adam Hawkins during the musical roundtable discussion. Hawkins owns a recording studio in Colorado Springs called Right Heel Studios where much of the Pikes Peak region's local talent choose to lay down tracks. We also get a visit from the Denver-based bluegrass band Trout Steak Revival who play a couple tunes and talk with Vicky. Trout Steak Revival won the 2014 Telluride Bluegrass Competition and are gaining national recognition for their music.
One of Colorado Springs newest venues, an intimate, music lover's space called The Side Door, will host indie singer, songwriter and former resident Laura Veirs on Friday, March 15. Known for her literate, nature infused lyrics and beautifully realized melodies, Laura has built a devoted following over the last two decades. Her 2016 project with Neko Case and k.d.
New York City third wave ska band, The Toasters, warm up the winter night on Sunday, February 24 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs. Known for their high energy shows and masterful blending of r&b, pop, rap and calypso with off beat rhythms and walking basslines, The Toasters will host one amazing dance party.
Tickets are available at the door or buy online at www.BlackSheepRocks.com. Listen for guest list giveaways on 91.5 KRCC's evening music mix.
On this episode of Air Check, KRXP's alt rock ambassador, Coba, sits in on the roundtable review with Jake and Jeff to talk about favorite new releases, and Vicky hosts local musician Erika Ryann in the 91.5 KRCC studios. Erika's home on a windswept ranch in Larkspur, Colorado, provides the backdrop for her original tunes, and define the authenticity of her rootsy appeal.
This month on Air Check, it's our annual year-end music review. We count down our favorite 5 songs of 2018, and we each pick a favorite in-studio performance from one of the many musicians and groups that played the 91.5 KRCC studios this year.
On this episode of Air Check, we talk with members of the Out Loud Colorado Springs Men's Chorus about their mission to use music to build acceptance and community, and we capture a couple songs from the organization as well. Also, Dr. T, host of the Tuesday evening music mix from 10 p.m. to midnight, sits in on the music roundtable review, and shares his favorite new release from the 91.5 KRCC music racks.
Rock and roll icon Chris Isaak brings his atmospheric, 50's influenced songs of love and loss to The Pikes Peak Center on Monday, Nov. 26. With nine extraordinary albums to his credit, including a brand new release, "First Comes The Night", and an energetic stage show, the Chris Isaak Holiday Tour 2018 will be a must see for long time devotees and new fans alike.
On this episode of Air Check, UCCS Professor of Music Jane Rigler joins us for the roundtable music review and talks about the power of voice, and Grace Easly and Gordon Lewis of Roma Ransom stop in to play a couple songs in-studio and chat about their work and musical relationship.
On this episode of Air Check, local photographer and musician Matt Chmielarczyk joins us in the musical roundtable review, and the Rev. Freakchild talks with Vicky about his musical and spiritual journey and plays a couple songs live in studio.
On this episode of Air Check we invite Amy Triandiflou, who is helping to organize this year's Porchfest, to join us on the musical roundtable review, and we get an in-studio visit from burgeoning talent Joseph Lamar.
This month on Air Check, Jeff, Jake and Vicky return to the roundtable to share their favorite recent releases, and we visit with musician, actor, and author Chris Thomas King, perhaps best known for his role as blues musician Tommy Johnson in the film, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
On this episode of Air Check, we invite local DIY promoter and metal guru Bryan Ostrow to sit in on the musical roundtable and tell us about the upcoming 71Grind Fest, and we bring you an in-studio performance and interview with Josiah Johnson of the Head and the Heart, along with his two traveling music partners, Aviva Lipkowitz and Chelsea Coleman.
On this episode of Air Check, Dr. Steve Hayward -- co-host of A Day In the Life on 91.5 KRCC -- joins us for the musical roundtable discussion, Paulina Ukrainets talks with Colorado Springs based musician Gwen Wolfenbarger, AKA Seal Eggs, about her music and inspiration, and we have an in-studio performance from Briffaut playing a song from their newest release Helsinki.
On this week's episode of Air Check, local audiophile and music enthusiast Chris O'Shea sits in on the musical roundtable discussion, Low Cut Connie talks with Vicky and plays a couple songs in studio, and we suggest a few concerts that we think you might enjoy attending in the near future.
On this episode of Air Check, local musician Nina de Freitas picks a favorite new tune and sits in on the musical roundtable discussion, Dar Williams plays a couple songs in the 91.5 KRCC studio and talks with Vicky about her love affair with America's towns and cities, and some local music aficionados tell us about their concert picks in the weeks to come.
On this episode of Air Check, hear a special in-studio performance and interview with Suzanne Santo of the Americana band HoneyHoney. We also bring you our favorite upcoming concert recommendations, as well as the usual musical roundtable, with a twist.
For 2017's final Air Check episode, we sat down in the studio to reminisce about our favorite songs and albums. Last year was a stellar period for new releases, so narrowing our choices down was a difficult task –– we’ve ended up picking everything ranging from the Malian blues artist Boubacar Traoré to Kendrick Lamar’s recent double platinum-certified album, Damn.
On this episode of Air Check we bring you a special in studio performance from a pioneer of American punk rock, the front man to X, Mr. John Doe. We also revisit the Bells of St. Vrain, a local group of musicians whose art has a lovely sound that fits in perfectly with the upcoming holiday season, and meet with a group of theater pipe organ enthusiasts working to keep the instrument alive. All that and our favorite new releases on Air Check.
This week on Air check we have a special collection of performances and interviews from local and national talent. Local group Cocordion sits down with Vicky to shares the story of how they came together and discusses their new album, Expectations; Harriett Landrum, aka My Name is Harriett, performs some of her solo work and talks with Jake about her process of building a big sound through looping; And finally, G Love drops by to play a couple songs and chat with Vicky about his illustrious career.
This week on Air Check we to talk to local electronic musician Jackson Jason about his surprising rise to fame on the internet; Colorado Springs native Miette Hope reflects on her musical career and her time so far studying at Berklee College of Music in Boston; We hear singers from Gaza, a violinist in Rwanda, and more through a portal in front of the Pioneers Museum in downtown Colorado Springs; and we take a minute to talk about some of our favorite local music.
Cold Heart Revival began with a fateful encounter at an open mic night in Colorado Springs.
"I'm originally from New Jersey, and my job had moved me out to the Springs," says guitarist and lead vocalist Stephen Masi. "I'm really bad at meeting people so I was like, 'I'm just gonna play a bunch of open mics and try to connect with some folks.'"
Tomás Pagán Motta has been a favorite artist of 91.5 KRCC DJs since he released his impressive self-titled debut album in 2015. Now, the Maryland native has a new album, Living A Lie, and is embarking on a national tour in support. His first stop will be here in Colorado Springs for a special 91.5 KRCC concert with in/PLANES at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center on Friday, August 11.
In advance of that (sold out) show, Pagán Motta spoke with Vicky Gregor about his new album, his approach to songwriting, and how his song "My My (Living a Lie)" found its way into an episode of the Netflix comedy, Flaked.