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BLANK SPACES, ORDINARY SOUNDS

Public radio audiences can’t get enough of this obscure free-verse poetry. Another ordinary live tape recording, our September show featured Christopher Vondracek, Altman Studeny, Brian Bieber and featured musical guest Soulcrate Music. Also, News from Pierre was on hand to give a quick report on the trial of Jack McCall. Stay tuned for the broadcast […]

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The Music of 2012: January – June | Part Five

The January to June series concludes just in time to be two months behind on the rest of the summer. What are you gonna do? Time flies, right? The fifth and final post in this series highlights tunes from seasoned alt-rock vets The Walkmen, lo-fi rock darlings Japandroids, everyone's favorite Russian songstress Regina Spektor, John […]

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The Music of 2012: January – June | Part Four

As we work our way to the present, we slide into fresh tunes from April and May. Jack White finally performs under his own name (kind of) and J. Tillman abandons his birth name for Father John Misty. More importantly: Rock Garden Tour is live this week (Thursday) from the Prairie Center. Flowerman and Oil […]

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The Music of 2012: January – June | Part Three

The Information County Highway never sleeps. March and April saw the return of few indie rock vets, Spiritualized and The Shins, and welcomed the new, soulful southern rock vibe of Alabama Shakes. Dig it below the jump. – The Music Director

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The Music of 2012: January – June | Part Two

The clock keeps moving on our journey through the first half of 2012 as we continue into February and touch on March. You'll hear everything from stringed ballads to Yim Yames crooning from the Woody Guthrie archives. – The Music Director

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The Music of 2012: January – June | Part One

Now that I've cleared my conscious of the lost and forgotten tunes of 2011, it's time to find out what music's been up to so far in 2012. Believe it or not, music persists. In spite of my absence from the information country highway. I know, I was surprised, too. So, in the time-honored tradition of […]

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2011, I’m not done with you yet

Illustration by Marc Wagner It's been a busy few months around here (with the refreshing of the show and whatnot), but like all things good, to those who wait … well, good things have a way of coming about. The last time we connected, I was busy compiling all of my favorite tracks and albums […]

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It's time to fill your earbuds with wonder. This week we're featuring tunes by Gotye, Arms, Destroyer, Deerhoof, and Narrow Sparrow. Check out the fresh flavor below the jump.

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It's time to fill your earbuds with wonder. This week we're featuring a lady-heavy lineup (sorry Dr. Dog), including Marissa Nadler, Dr. Dog, Sharon Van Etten, PJ Harvey, and The Dø. Check out the fresh flavor below the jump.

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