91.9 WFPK Radio Louisville http://wfpk.org Mon, 06 Jul 2015 17:48:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 WFPK Waterfront Wednesday http://wfpk.org/2015/wfpk-waterfront-wednesday/ http://wfpk.org/2015/wfpk-waterfront-wednesday/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:21:23 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=300645 It’s 2015’s Waterfront Wednesday season. Visit our WFPK Waterfront Wednesday calendar for all the details!

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Monday, July 6 http://wfpk.org/2015/monday-july-6/ http://wfpk.org/2015/monday-july-6/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301114 6-9am: Duke
6:20am – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day

9am-12pm: John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day

12pm-3pm: Kyle Meredith

3-6pm – Laura Shine
4:40pm – The Buzz
5pm – The 5’O Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Backup singers with Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings New York R&B/soul duo Saun & Starr celebrate the release their debut record Look Closer.

8pm-9pm: Louisville Lost and Found
Journey into the rich past of the Louisville music scene in the ’60s and ’70s with Duke Meyer and Marvin Maxwell! Tonight’s show focuses on The Epics.

9pm-1am – FPK’s Afterdark with Meg Samples
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – On the Scene – We spotlight a music scene and feature two bands from the city

1am-2am: Night Visions With the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

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Contest: Front Row for Lyle Lovett! http://wfpk.org/2015/contest-front-row-for-lyle-lovett/ http://wfpk.org/2015/contest-front-row-for-lyle-lovett/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:00:37 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301119

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Sunday, July 5 http://wfpk.org/2015/sunday-july-5/ http://wfpk.org/2015/sunday-july-5/#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2015 10:00:32 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301111 6am-8am: Jazz With Bob Parlocha

8am-10am: Jazz Insights with Danny O’Bryan
Listen for an interview from 1978 with the great Louisville born jazz singer Helen Humes

10am-11am: Best Coast Jazz With John LaBarbera

11am-12pm: Inner Ear With Dick Sisto

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.

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.

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Saturday, July 4 http://wfpk.org/2015/saturday-july-4/ http://wfpk.org/2015/saturday-july-4/#comments Sat, 04 Jul 2015 10:00:08 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301112 6-8am: American Routes With Nick Spitzer
For 50 years in various incarnations the Grateful Dead have held forth as America’s iconic roots rock, jamming tour band. This July 4th, as Dead fans gather for a final series of concerts in Chicago, we revisit a classic American Routes program that featured the musical sources of the Dead in blues, old-time country, folk and jazz. We also reprise an in-depth interview that Nick did as part of an oral history with the late guitarist and bandleader Jerry Garcia at the Smithsonian Institution. Garcia often presented himself as an alternative huckster version of Uncle Sam complete with a stars and stripes top hat. His Americanist vision was grounded in the diversity of traditional music that he loved, electrified and improvised upon. In addition to Jerry and a wide range of music, the Dead Heads also have their say about the nature of a Grateful Dead live show. So come hear “Uncle John’s Band!” Join us as we go “Truckin’,” and May the Fourth Be With You!

8am-9am: Kentucky Homefront
A live show recorded in Louisville with host John Gage featuring local and regional artists.

9am-12pm: James Bickers
11:30am – CD Kaplan – Culture Maven on film and culture.

12pm-4pm: Mark Murdock
3:30pm – Waterfront Wednesday Flashback

4pm-7pm: Relics With Duke
Listen for this program focusing on music from 1965-1981!

7pm-9pm: Little Steven’s Underground Garage
Each week Little Steven takes you on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.

9pm-10pm: The Rolling Stones Radio Hour With Kevin Yazell
No stone will be unturned as we explore the past present and future of the Greatest Rock and Roll Band In The World.

10pm-12am: Blues Party With Kevin Yazell
From Robert Johnson to Derek Trucks, The Saturday Night Blues Party is your opportunity to hear some of the greatest recorded music of all time…and you might learn something along the way!

12am-6am: Woody’s Roadhouse
Woodrow on the Radio spins wax for insomniacs all night long in the juke joint of the mind.
5am – Workin’ On A Building – an hour of classic gospel music!

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Friday, July 3 http://wfpk.org/2015/friday-july-3/ http://wfpk.org/2015/friday-july-3/#comments Fri, 03 Jul 2015 10:00:25 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301113 6-9am: Duke
6:20 – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP!
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-Noon: John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

12pm – Live Lunch Rerun with Ben Sollee (no Live audience today)

1pm-3pm: American Routes Grateful Dead Special
For 50 years in various incarnations the Grateful Dead have held forth as America’s iconic roots rock, jamming tour band. This July 4th, as Dead fans gather for a final series of concerts in Chicago, we revisit a classic American Routes program that featured the musical sources of the Dead in blues, old-time country, folk and jazz. We also reprise an in-depth interview that Nick did as part of an oral history with the late guitarist and bandleader Jerry Garcia at the Smithsonian Institution.

3-6pm – Laura Shine
3pm – Niles Foley’s Scott Moore (this Saturday at the Independence Day Celebration in Waterfront Park with The Louisville Orchestra)
4:40pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5pm – The Friday Ride Home – The Louisville Ride Home with Teddy Abrams – music director of the Louisville Orchestra as guest dj!

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
On this Vintage Cafe we will look back on a wonderful 2009 session with Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women.

8-9pm: The Friday Night Special
Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl
In depth look at Roy’s 1989 posthumous comeback album,Mystery Girl, with classic songs (“You Got It,” “She’s a Mystery to Me” and more), rare recording session footage, comments from his legendary collaborators and more.

9pm-12am: Sound Clash w/ Matt Anthony
Join Matt and trace the evolution of the drum from past to present through Reggae, Soul, Punk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Jazz, and Afro-Funk and everything in-between.

12am-6am: Woody’s Roadhouse
Woodrow on the Radio spins wax for insomniacs all night long in the juke joint of the mind.

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Album of the Month: Ryan Adams Live At Carnegie Hall http://wfpk.org/2015/album-of-the-month-ryan-adams-live-at-carnegie-hall/ http://wfpk.org/2015/album-of-the-month-ryan-adams-live-at-carnegie-hall/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 17:49:29 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301117

Ryan Adams returned to Carnegie Hall in New York in November 2014 for two shows, after last performing there in the winter of 2011. The 2014 shows were part of the ongoing tour for his self-titled album; unusually, these two gigs were solo affairs during a period in which Adams had been performing with his new electric band, the Shining, but they served to show Adams’ incredible versatility as a musician.

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Thursday, July 2 http://wfpk.org/2015/thursday-july-2/ http://wfpk.org/2015/thursday-july-2/#comments Thu, 02 Jul 2015 10:00:34 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301108 6-9am – Duke
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-12pm – John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

12pm –3pm – Kyle Meredith
2pm – The Tunesmiths stop by to talk about their new release, Full Time Hustle EP, and fill us in on the celebration at Tim Faulkner Gallery on Saturday!

3p-6pm – Laura Shine
4:40 – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5’0 Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6p-8pm – World Café w/David Dye
Angeleno is the debut album from the L.A.-based country singer-songwriter, Sam Outlaw.

8pm-9pm – Sound Opinions
Who knows how we did it, but Sound Opinions has made it to its 500th episode on public radio. Since debuting in December 2005, Jim and Greg have had the pleasure of interviewing many heroes, reviewing countless records, dissecting their favorite classic albums, and welcoming live performances by great artists. They reflect on the prehistory of the show, tracing its origins to previous incarnations on commercial radio. Then they highlight some of their favorite moments from the first 500 episodes, and look ahead to what they’d like to see in the next 500.

9pm-1am – FPK’s Afterdark with Meg Samples
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – Late Night Wars – We play the best late night TV performance of the week

1am – 2am – Night Visions
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

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Interview: U2 http://wfpk.org/2015/interview-u2/ http://wfpk.org/2015/interview-u2/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:25:50 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301104 Kyle Meredith flew to Chicago recently for the very rare chance to get to talk with one of the biggest bands of all time, U2. Below is both the audio and transcript of his interview with The Edge and Adam Clayton, as well as a Spotify mix of songs he used for his Wednesday Worship Service. Enjoy!

Kyle Meredith: I’m here on the front line of rock and roll with The Edge and Adam Clayton from U2.

Adam Clayton: If this is the front line, we’re pretty comfortable, I guess.

Kyle Meredith: I don’t know if that’s true. It seems throughout your entire career, no matter how good the record is or what’s going on, you’ve always had to defend yourself. Like there’s always been some defense with what’s going on with you guys. It must be exhausting to be in U2.

Clayton: I guess it means we must be irritating someone somewhere. Maybe that’s a good thing. It’s good to be an irritant.

The Edge: The worst thing to be is unobjectionable.

Clayton: Unnoticed.

Edge: It’s just part of what we seem to generate in the audience, a type of extreme response in a positive or negative direction. Thankfully, still a lot of people really love what we do, but even from the very beginning there were always people who just couldn’t take it. Weren’t open to it. Our music is very up front. It’s not a detached music. It’s passionate. It’s kind of in your face and if you’re open to it and you want to accept it then I think it’s an amazing thing. But some people are just not ready for that. My attitude is that if you don’t like U2 you’re just not trying hard enough.

Meredith: You guys have made it pretty easy for a lot of people like you. There have been so many diffrent sounds through the years anyway. With this new album, Songs of Innocence, I know a lot of the theme is about looking back or celebrating your youth. When you’re doing that, and maybe it’s more lyrical with what Bono is doing, do you find that there is any kind of closure when you have to relive your teenage years over and over every night on tour? It would seem to me like there would be a point where you could close that door.

Edge: I think the songs take on a different meaning the longer you live with them. It’s funny how a song like I Will Follow started out as a quite an abstract lyric. No one really knew quite how it had come from or what it was about. Looking back now you can see exactly, that was the moment Bono lost his mother and became as he’s now saying during the show, became an artist. Certainly it was probably the spur that gave him the ambition he has and the sense of having to use music as a way to make sense of the world and define himself. That song kind of grew in depth and our understanding of it over the years. I think this album is no different. There’s a lot of songs that are very personal, but there’s nuances and lyrics that we’re still figuring out. The songs are really taking on a life of their own live in a way that always happens, but they are becoming really powerful in the live context. The show is very weighted towards the new songs and it’s holding up. That’s what’s really kind of exciting. These are new songs, but they’re standing alongside our best work. We’ve created with this show really new, unique live moments where the songs really start to come through in a very powerful evocative way.

Clayton: I think in some ways being in U2 is like having a living diary, because every time you look at those early songs, you are reminded exactly what your experience was, what you were thinking at the time, and what you were doing. And now, when you go back to those songs and you play those songs with a different perspective, it’s like, “Ah, ok. Now I know why I’m here. Now I know what it’s about.” And in some ways we play those songs better now than when we first wrote them. Certainly with a different energy.

Meredith: It unfolds like a play on the live show, and it looks like it was meant to do that. With that in mind, musically, if you’re going into the album thinking this may be what we’re going to be doing thematically, I look at a song like Every Breaking Wave that kind of harkens back to older sounds of U2. A little bit of Joshua Tree in there. I know it doesn’t have to be like that because there’s the acoustic version which sounds nothing like that. Is that part of it? Do you say lets’ do those fun little tricks?

Edge: I think we actually quite mostly do the opposite. We try and avoid direct references. But it is the same four guys and the music that turned us on, and so formative for us means that we’re always going to move in a particular direction in songwriting and production. We like to try and keep things as fresh as possible. If things start to sound like previous albums, it’s almost against the grain of what we’re trying to achieve mostly.

Meredith: It seems like it’d be so hard. You’re known for innovation. By the technology, by the style of music. I had an argument with a friend talking about U2 as arguably the greatest band of all time, in the sense that if we’re going to put you up against another band, it’s gotta be The Beatles who changed the world twice, with their first record and Sgt. Pepper. But you guys did it with Joshua Tree, with Achtung Baby, and then with All That You Can’t Leave Behind. To have that on your shoulders, to constantly try to innovate forward musically, and there are so many new sounds on here like the song you do with Lykke Li, and the castoffs Lucifer’s Hands and Crystal Ballroom. How do you do it? How do you go into that and go “Alright, we’ve got to come up with something new. We’ve gotta be U2.”

Edge: First of all, to compare us to the Beatles is an unbelievable idea and I don’t think anyone could ever be a comparable band to The Beatles. They, for me, they stand in a different sort of a universe to anything else, but to even be in the same sentence is like just amazing to me. But in terms of the drive within our group, we always sort of seek out that feel new and fresh. It’s almost the only time we really start to get very excited in the studio or live is when we feel like we’re doing something unique and different. That’s just, we’ve had that from the very beginning I suppose because we came through in that era of punk music where everything was being reinvented. We’ve never relied on a knowledge of traditional forms within rock and roll. We’ve actually tried to avoid them most of the time at all costs. Few exceptions like on the Joshua Tree, we definitely were playing around with some blues ideas and Rattle and Hum, but it’s most of our work is dedicated to trying a new point of view that hasn’t been explored before and that goes through to our live productions and a lot of other things that we do.

Meredith: It seems with the idea that there are only so many notes, it becomes more about what new sound can we put on those notes. It’s just mind blowing that you’d have 30 some odd years in that you’re going, “Alright, no we can still do this different. This can be done different.”

Clayton: I think we’re very lucky because we can get very excited about the potential of those notes and that we think we can find another note in there amongst all of them.

Edge: And I think we can. I really genuinely think we can. Rock and roll as a form is pretty simple. When I listen back to our early records, Boy album particularly, hearing these nuances and compositions, I think “Where did that come from? That’s so out of the box of rock and roll.” I can’t think of a reference for it. I remember at the time a lot of it was we would just be in the room trying out some ideas. We knew so little about music composition that we would try a lot of experiments. It was through that playfulness, trial and error, that we would hit on these new compositional ideas that were coming from some complete different world and yet they sit on that album quite easily. I think it was that moment where music was really, everything was up for grabs. The rulebook had been torn up, so it was like just see what you can do.

Meredith: With all that’s been said about Songs of Innocence, reviews, great, bad, all of it, do you think now that it’s directing or re-directing how you’re looking at Songs of Experience as you go into that?

Clayton: I don’t think so. We’re very happy with what this record is and what these songs are. Songs of Experience will obviously be from a different perspective. We’re trying to make it a little rawer as a sound, the production a little rawer. But until it’s done, it’s really hard to comment on.

 

 

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FFS – Call Girl http://wfpk.org/2015/ffs-call-girl/ http://wfpk.org/2015/ffs-call-girl/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:00:29 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301098 When Franz Ferdinand and Sparks get together, everybody wins. If you don’t believe us, here’s proof: The supergroup, known as FFS, is making the single Call Girl available for download for the next 24 hours!

Download no longer available, but you can still stream the audio here:

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Wednesday, July 1 http://wfpk.org/2015/wednesday-july-1/ http://wfpk.org/2015/wednesday-july-1/#comments Wed, 01 Jul 2015 10:00:39 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301102 6-9am: Duke
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-12pm: John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

12pm-3pm: Kyle Meredith
Listen for a special interview with U2 as part of the Wednesday Worship Service!
Wednesday Worship Service – We dive into an artist’s catalog and tell the stories behind the songs.

3pm-6pm – Laura Shine
3:30pm – The Paws Report – an adoptable pet from the Ky. Humane Society is featured.
4:40pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5’0 Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Australia-based indie trio, DMAs, discuss their most recent album, So We Know.

8-9pm: Sir Microcosm
Listen for the ultimate mix tape, hosted by Jim James of My Morning Jacket and long-time friend, Dave Givan!

9pm-1am: FPK’s Afterdark with Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – The Flipside – We play an honest to goodness B-side from a single on vinyl you might not have heard.

1am-2am: Night Visions with the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

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Tuesday, June 30 http://wfpk.org/2015/tuesday-june-30/ http://wfpk.org/2015/tuesday-june-30/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:00:50 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301096 TUESDAY FEATURED ARTIST: Dave Van Ronk (born on this day in 1936)

6-9am: Duke
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

9am-Noon: John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day.

Noon-3pm: Kyle Meredith

3-6pm: Laura Shine
4:40pm – The Buzz – music news of the day.
5 0’Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Prolific songwriter Richard Thompson stops by to discuss his newest album, Still, produced by Jeff Tweedy.

8-9pm: eTown
Live musical performances from Boulder, Colorado with hosts Nick and Helen Forrester and the E-chievement Award for environmental activism. Tonight listen for Iron and Wine and The Head & The Heart.

9pm-1am: WFPK After Dark With Meg Samples
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – an internet buzz song is featured.
11pm – Check the Label – We spotlight an independent record label and feature two bands who call it home

1-2am: Night Visions With the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

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Live Lunch: The Tunesmiths http://wfpk.org/2015/live-lunch-the-tunesmiths/ http://wfpk.org/2015/live-lunch-the-tunesmiths/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:05:57 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301121 Want to know who is coming up in the next few weeks? Did you miss an episode? Have no fear! Take a look at our Live Lunch archives and upcoming schedule.

Louisville’s own The Tunesmiths have made a name for themselves with high energy performances and the deadly combination of rock n’ roll guitar mixed with R & B vocals. They’ve just released a new EP titled, Full Time Hustle. So hustle to the WFPK studios and celebrate with us this Friday at noon!

More information: Facebook | ReverbNation | Twitter

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Monday, June 29 http://wfpk.org/2015/monday-june-29/ http://wfpk.org/2015/monday-june-29/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:58 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301087 6-9am: Stacy Owen
6:20am – Vinyl Lust – a song from a real live LP
8:50am – The Buzz – music news of the day

9am-12pm: John Timmons
11:40am – The Buzz – music news of the day

12pm-3pm: Kyle Meredith

3-6pm – Laura Shine
4:40pm – The Buzz
5pm – The 5’O Clock Shadow – an original followed by a cover tune.

6-8pm: World Café With David Dye
Americana rocker and songwriter James McMurtry performs some tunes live from his latest album, Complicated Game

8pm-9pm: Louisville Lost and Found
Journey into the rich past of the Louisville music scene in the ’60s and ’70s with Duke Meyer and Marvin Maxwell! Tonight’s show focuses on The Brothers Pride.

9pm-1am – FPK’s Afterdark with Sean Cannon
9pm – The Weekly Feed Preview – a song making waves across the internet.
11pm – On the Scene – We spotlight a music scene and feature two bands from the city

1am-2am: Night Visions With the OK Deejays and Sam Sneed
An eclectic mix of independent and under-represented dance, electronica, rock and pop music from around the world.

2am-5am: WFPK Overnight
Hear your favorite mix of FPK tunes all night long.

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Tuesday Featured Artist: Beck http://wfpk.org/2015/tuesday-featured-artist-beck-2/ http://wfpk.org/2015/tuesday-featured-artist-beck-2/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 10:00:20 +0000 http://wfpk.org/?p=301120 Listen for a song from our Tuesday Featured Artist every hour from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Beck broke into the mainstream with his infectious 1994 folk/rap hit “Loser” and he’s still going strong. He’s just released a new single AND he turns 45 years old this week. We’re celebrating by diving deep into his catalog all day long!

More information: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter

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