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Music Video Monday - January 22nd, 2018

January 22, 2018
Music videos are an art form in their own right, a visual bonus to the music we love. Every Monday we bring you an eclectic mix of audio-visual goodness.
 
This week we start off with a couple of British Folksters who are leaning full band rockers.  Up first, Irish singer/songwriter Glan Hansard, who has just released his second for  label Anti-, ""Between Two Shores"".   Director Piotr Kabat says of the video,   Roll On Slow ,  “In terms of story we wanted to convey the vibe of a solo night out in New York. Getting kicked out of bars and hanging out in front of liquor stores ‘til sunrise just to escape from your own demons.”  Just Quick read more or view full article the way we would want to spend the night. 
 



Long established southwest England folk singer/songwriter perfoming under the name Ruarri Joseph, has gone full band with the name William the Conqueror, and switched to a grittier Country/Americana sound.  Debuting the new band and name this past summer with a full length release, "Proud Disturber of the Peace" features this excellent track,  Tend to The Thorns, On the Loose Music label.




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Music Video Monday

January 15, 2018
Music videos are an art form in their own right, a visual bonus to the music we love. Every Monday we bring you an eclectic mix of audio-visual goodness.

Boxer Rebellion

 
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Music Blog of The Week

January 11, 2018
In addition to small, independent radio stations like KAFM, online music blogs are front line resources for finding new and emerging artists.  They range in scope from well supported and staffed to a single individuals.  They can encompass music from every corner of the world, or focus on a certain genre, region, or country.  They might post multiple times a day or once every few months.  They may review dozens of releases daily or post just a track of the week.  They might be well written and easy to navigate, or a total mess.  They might invest hundreds of hours a week in research and publication, or throw things up on a whim.  Regardless there is very seldom any feedback Quick read more or view full article or monetary compensation.  It is a thankless, consuming endevour done for the love of music.  Every week, we will feature one of our favorite music blogs here on the blog site of your favorite radio station - KAFM!
 
5 out of 5 Stars for                The Alternate Root      
            
A beautifully designed site!  Crisp, clean, and easy to navigate.  Online companion the the quarterly print magazine of the same name.  Created in 2007, this visually stunning blog contains content written by industry people with decades of experience in artist management and development, commercial  and independent radio, music publishing and marketing.  Content includes new releases, reviews, top ten, artist interviews, music videos, staff picks, bands on the radar, and lots of embedded media.
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Wild Wednesday

January 10, 2018
We just received a new CD from Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox and as I listened to it this morning I went wild!  I'm a long-time fan, especially "All About That Bass".  They are always raising the bar - check it out!       

 
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Music Video Monday

January 8, 2018
Music videos are an art form in their own right, a visual bonus to the music we love.  Every Monday we bring you an eclectic mix of audio-visual goodness.

The Last Bandeleros - "I Don't Want To Know"

Whew!!!  Watch out for these guys, Tex-Mex Tejano spiced rockers, The Last Bandeleros.  Having toured with The Mavericks and more recently with Sting, and with this huge nod from Rolling Stone Magazine, it looks like the San Antonio based quartet is in for a huge 2018. 



Sufjan Stevens - "Tonya Harding"

Sufjan Stevens released "Tanya Harding" as a single last December, just before the biopic Quick read more or view full article "I, Tonya" was released on December 8th.  In this essay, Stevens describes Harding as a "strange and magnificent America hero."  With the 2018 Winter Olympics just a single axel away, play this and see if you too, might have wished a softer fall from grace for Tanya Harding.


 

The Ben Miller Band - "Akira Kurosawa"

Melding clips from old black and white films and contemporary tunes to produce a music video is nothing new.  We love 'em!  It's fitting that The Ben Miller Band's new upcoming January 26th release on New West Records, "Choke Cherry Tree", uses classic clips from famed Japanese film director and screenwriter Akira Kurosawa to serve as a storyboard for the band's gritty single of the same name.  Creative editing brings it all together.


 
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Programmers Picks For January 5th, 2018

January 5, 2018
Here at KAFM we are happy to boast a volunteer programmer force of over 100.  Here are some recent new music favorites from a few of our programmers!!!

KateA is a high school student in Mesa County District 51 who enjoys subbing when she can for other programmers.  She loves War on Drugs new release "A Deeper Understanding".

 

Check out KateA's playlists here.

H-man is in the drivers seat for "Enjoy The Ride" every other Monday from 1-4 PM.  This choice cut is from Walter Trout's current release, "We're All In This Together"....

 

Check out H-man's playlists Quick read more or view full article here.

Longtime KAFM programmer VetaBluegrass is loving this recent cut from Molly Tuttle's new CD "Rise".

 

Checkout VetaBluegrass' playlists here.

Find your favorites on air or online at kafmradio.org.  Listen live everywhere here.
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