• Fantz column: In a festive funk - 12/15/2014 08:47 PM MST
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    Second Story Garage: The Dustbowl Revival

    12/18/2014 10:59 AM MST
    They're called The Dustbowl Revival, but "dustbowl" should be read as style, not politics. It's more Mardi Gras than "Grapes of Wrath." You could see this band with all their belongings on the back of a wagon heading west, but it would be a party. Their Americana swing gets you tapping your toes and raising your glass. No one's down on their luck here. 
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    The Riff Report: Top 3 overlooked albums of 2014
    12/15/2014 08:04 PM MST - It's been an impressive year for the Tompkins Square label, and "Get in Union" stands as one of the finest, most vital moments for the label in 2014. This 51-track compilation culls together recordings Bessie Jones made with the Georgia Sea Island Singers as well as collaborations with others. Full Story

    Best songs of 2014
    12/15/2014 08:02 PM MST - This 2014 songs-of-the-year compendium is not alphabetized or ranked, but rather organized as a playlist meant to be heard from start to finish. Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Judah & the Lion
    12/11/2014 09:46 AM MST - The members of Judah & the Lion have very different backgrounds, and maybe that's why their music has such broad appeal. Frontman Judah Akers is the Tennessee-raised southerner. Brian Brian Macdonald on mandolin is the city-savvy Chicagoan. And Nate Zuercher on banjo is the bearded Coloradan. Were it not for music, they might not have connected, but through their music they're connecting with audiences well beyond their Nashville base. Full Story

    Original members of The Samples regroup for concert
    12/10/2014 06:01 PM MST - The Boulder band's gained national attention with its eponymous album in 1989. Various iterations of the band have played various iterations of the songs. That will change Friday, Dec. 12, when the band performs a reunion concert with the original lineup at Denver's Fillmore Auditorium. Full Story

    On-air next: Parkay Quarts, Jason Molina and Girlpool
    12/10/2014 09:28 PM MST - If you didn't get enough of Sunbathing Animal earlier this year, don't fret because the New York punks Parquet Courts are back as their alias Parkay Quarts with the new album Content Nausea. Much like their other albums, the group is punky, but has an incredibly well-read personality. Full Story

    The Scene: Bringing the band back
    12/10/2014 09:26 PM MST - Acceptance is the story of a project far too short lived. In 2005, the band was emerging and slowly gaining popularity. The sole album Phantom never wound up on the Billboard Charts and the band only embarked on a few tours before dying out.  Full Story

    Second Story Garage: Nick Moss Band
    11/27/2014 05:48 PM MST - We offer you the Nick Moss Band's powerful song "Shade Tree," which was inspired by the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., but took on much more meaning with this week's announcement that Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Brown, would not be indicted. Full Story

    Dennis column: November music slide
    12/03/2014 09:44 PM MST - I don't know if it is because of the holidays, but November was just flat out not good for music. Though the pickings were scarce, there were a few good ones. Full Story

    On-air next at Radio 1190: Aboriginal folk, Hungry Cloud Darkening and Mitski
    12/03/2014 09:44 PM MST - Folk and country music have always been genres that offer a voice to people who need to be heard on a larger scale. But during the 1960s folk revival, there was one group of musicians who got pushed to the side: American Indians. Full Story

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    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Buffs' Lexy Kresl learns from the best

    CU assistant Jamie Carey shares lessons learned in storied career
    The difference in Colorado point guard Lexy Kresl this season is obvious to anyone who has seen the senior play the past four years. Full Story
    (Mark Leffingwell / Daily Camera)
    Women's basketballCU women's basketball: Buffs' Lexy Kresl learns from the best

    CU assistant Jamie Carey shares lessons learned in storied career
    The difference in Colorado point guard Lexy Kresl this season is obvious to anyone who has seen the senior play the past four years. Full Story
    ( Paul Aiken / Daily Camera )
    Second Story Garage: The Dustbowl Revival

    They're called The Dustbowl Revival, but "dustbowl" should be read as style, not politics. It's more Mardi Gras than "Grapes of Wrath." You could see this band with all their belongings on the back of a wagon heading west, but it would be a party. Their Americana swing gets you tapping your toes and raising your glass. No one's down on their luck here. Full Story