This week, I'll give you the low-down on a bunch of cool things happening at Radio 1190. For the spring semester, we're stepping up our game and bringing you the tightest tunes from the past, present and future.

Start your week with student-run radio. At 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jared and crew break it down with "News Underground," the hippest way to keep informed. They dive into real issues with a unique perspective and invite rad guests for some hot takes. It's easy to get tired of major news outlets. Don't worry, Jared's got you covered.

Following "News Underground," Margherita kicks it old school with "Electric Jelly." The show features psych rock and avant pop from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. If you think you've heard it all before, prepare to stand corrected. She spins artists like CAN, Pink Floyd, Fifty Foot Hose and Jefferson Airplane into a seamless dream of psych splendor. Hailing from San Francisco, Marge knows the in's and out's of psychedelia. Tune in at 7 p.m. every Monday.

Have you seen "Blade Runner" recently? Get your cyberpunk on with "Theory of Machines," the coolest mix of electronic music you'll hear on the airwaves. Host Dan plays artists like Aphex Twin, Oneohtrix Point Never and Brian Eno coupled with new electronic bangers from Arca to Zavala. The next time you need to hack a mainframe or commute with the gods of electricity, tune into "Theory of Machines" at 8 p.m. Mondays.


That's just a taste of our specialty programming. Every weekday evening after 7, things get a little more interesting, with all sorts of specialty shows from post-punk to movie soundtracks. After the DJs go home, our overnight programming kicks into effect. Tune in after 10 p.m. to hear our eclectic mix of electronica, new age B-sides, hip-hop and punk. Expect to hear De La Soul, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Mulatu Astatke, Software, Tim Hecker and all sorts of things you can't imagine or comprehend.

Finally, we've been partnering with the CU Art Museum for its "First Thursdays" program. This month's exhibition is called "Bawdy Bodies: Satires of Unruly Women." It features satiric prints of women created in the 18th century. The pieces serve as a study of heteronormative ideals reinforced throughout the 1700s. We're curating the music for the exhibition, contrasting the inflammatory work with feminist musical artists. You won't want to miss it.

Are you stoked yet? Tune in to Radio 1190 on 1190 AM in Denver and 98.9 FM in Boulder to catch fresh new music and underground hits 24/7, 365.

Jarocki is Radio 1190's music director. Read more reviews: