12pm-1pm: Jazz Close Up With Dick Sisto
Each week Dick delves into the history of a favorite jazz performer.
1pm-3pm: Jazz Pulse With Matt Anthony
A great mix of essential jazz cuts from the host of the Friday Night Soundclash.
3pm-5pm: World Force Reggae With Ibuka
A locally produced reggae show that features more than just Marley!
5pm-8pm: Roots ‘n’ Boots With Michael Young
Heapin’ helpings of country classics, recent Americana releases, and early country-rock mixed in. Blurring the line between rock and country since 1998.
5pm – Mary Gauthier in-studio! (tonight at Uncle Slaytons)
8pm-11pm: Sunday Bluegrass With Berk Bryant
Old time bluegrass and country music at its finest!
11pm-12am: The Grateful Dead Hour With David Gans
12am-1am: Keller’s Cellar With Keller Williams
1am-4am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.
A few months ago, I had a moment to chat with Damian Kulash, lead singer for OK Go. Since then, the band have released two more web-storming videos and, very publicly, split from their record label. Obviously, there was plenty to catch up on when we ran into Damien moments after they arrived at Bonnaroo.
Knowing that I was driving to Columbus to see Pearl Jam should have been a big enough thrill, but throw in the opportunity to chat with Ben Bridwell, front man of WFPK favorites Band of Horses, and I was in music-nerd heaven. Sitting on the tour bus backstage (while the Seattle gods were sound checking next to us), we discussed their recent move from Sub Pop to Columbia, the need to write in seclusion, opening the writing duties to the full band and quite a bit more. Enjoy!
Just an awesome weekend. The skies gave us a break from the grey, cold misery just in time to spend the weekend walking around the Highlands (in Louisville) to catch some Vitamin D and good sidewalk conversations. On top of that, I’m really happy with this week’s turnout of music. Something about this whole set just works so well together, so if you’re at your house or work, turn it up and let it play you through whatever your doing. It’s an hour’s worth of the best soundtracking you’ll get all day.
There are certain times during the year that Louisville has a great spark drifting around it. Usually, it’s during a winning season for UK or UL heading into March Madness, but it came a bit early this time ‘round. Not only is the town hanging on every dribble for Kentucky’s near flawless season, but the Super Bowl just happened to be happening as well. I learned a long time ago that most of the games became a lot more fun when I didn’t follow anyone. With no affiliation, you’re always a winner. Sure, some will say it’s a copout, but I never have a bad game. As long as it’s entertaining, I’m happy, but with as much excitement is going around – football, basketball, and the upcoming World Cup – even for a guy who really doesn’t care, it’s not hard to get caught up.
Anyway, let’s plat some music. A bit more of a slower week than last, but that just means that I get to turn you on to a few bands you probably haven’t heard of. Needing that fix? I got ya.
I woke up this morning with the sun shining through the window and the bluest sky I’d seen in months. Up until I took a look at the world around, it sure did feel like Spring. Even so, the near zero temps and snow covered ground are a lot easier to take when the sky’s not grey. I think I’ll go for a walk. Time to shed this cabin skin.
And I couldn’t ask for a better soundtrack to listen to. Our first major-artist week of the year: Yeasayer, She & Him, The Tallest Man on Earth, Drive-By Truckers, Goldfrapp & Joanna Newsom. Some cool covers as well with Justin Townes Earle teaming up with Dawn Landes to update a Dolly Parton Song, Grizzly Bear takes on Hot Chip and Peter Gabriel has one of the most stirring, moving renditions to an Arcade Fire song that I’ve ever heard. Ch-check it out.
Did you all catch Conan’s final show? Whether you’re a fan or not, there are fewer classy ways to wrap it all up. When he could have lambasted NBC, he thanked them for over two decades of loyalty. When he could have been down on the whole deal, he instead begged us all not to become cynics. And then, of course, we were all treated to Freebird. And why not? Will Ferrel, Beck, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Max Wineberg, and another dude who I never figured out who was; Not a bad backing band to close out the shortest Tonight Show run yet, cementing him as the George Lazenby of late night.
Anyway, let’s play some music, yeah? I got some great stuff I wanna play ya. Turn it up.