WRUR 88.5 Different Radio

On The World Cafe Monday

Monday March 27, 2107 Canadian songwriter Rose Cousins calls Natural Conclusion her most honest and vulnerable work to date. Plus, in the second hour, the 25th anniversary celebration continues with more of our favorite Cafe moments.

Read More

WRUR Song of the Day

KEXP Presents: Ought

Nov 25, 2015

Ought formed just three years ago amid a burgeoning DIY scene in Montreal's Mile End district. While drawing heavily from sonic inspirations like Talking Heads, Sonic Youth and The Fall, the group fashioned a sound of its own over the course of two albums and two EPs.

Recently, Ought stopped by KEXP to reveal songs from its refreshing new album, Sun Coming Down — which, despite its sometimes anxious post-punk gloom, feels like a sun coming up on a new day.

SET LIST

  • "Beautiful Blue Sky"

Groundbreaking trumpeter and singer Cynthia Robinson, a co-founder of the pivotal funk band Sly & The Family Stone, died Monday night at age 69. Her death was confirmed by her bandmate and friend Jerry Martini, another co-founder of the Family Stone.

  Be sure to tune in on Thanksgiving morning for Open Tunings Thanksgiving with Scott Regan. A tradition on Different Radio.

Nathaniel Rateliff and his band The Night Sweats are on fire, with concerts that get feet moving and bodies swaying, fueled by rhythm and booze.

Music For Healing

Nov 18, 2015

Music can provide a space for healing, feeling and thought. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, including at a show in that city's Bataclan concert hall, we were compelled to play music with a meditative tone, songs that allow space and time for reflection. A tune Bob Boilen found himself playing all weekend was by Hiya Wal Âalam, a band featuring members from Tunisia, Palestine and Sweden. It's culture-blending music and perfectly pensive.

This week, opbmusic and NPR Music present the second episode from the Pickathon Woods Stage Series, handpicked by opbmusic to showcase some of the most exciting performances from this summer's festival, held at Pendarvis Farm just outside Portland, Ore.

Ask a Bruce Springsteen fan about the holy grails of his concerts and you're likely to hear about a 1980 Tempe, Ariz. show. Today NPR Music has video of Springsteen performing "The River" from that very concert. The brilliant performance — or at least much of it — was recorded using four cameras and a multitrack machine for audio. It's all been put together and is being released 35 years later as part of a new box set called The Ties That Bind: The River Collection.

Shovels & Rope's new album of covers, Busted Jukebox Vol. I, took a village to create. The folk-rock duo of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent called in their talented friends and collaborators to tackle songs from Elvis Costello, Nine Inch Nails and Guns n' Roses, just to name a few. Each tune is imbued with Shovels & Rope's signature sound and the individual influence of the guests on each track.

KCRW Presents: EL VY

Nov 12, 2015

EL VY is a new project from Matt Berninger of The National and Brent Knopf of Ramona Falls (and formerly Menomena). The two met in 2003 when their bands played on the same bill, and when you see them in a room together, it's clear their musical partnership was preceded by many years of friendship.

Brian Blauser Mountain Stage

Allen Toussaint has died at the age of 77, Spanish authorities have confirmed.The award-winning artist was known for songs like Working In the Coal Mine, Southern Nights and Fortune Teller. He suffered a heart attack shortly after coming off stage at Madrid's Teatro Lara on Monday night, reported Spanish newspaper El Mundo. He was found in his hotel and resuscitated - but suffered a second heart attack en route to hospital.

Pages

Discover The Sting, WRUR's Online Student Station

The Sting is WRUR’s online station, with programming aimed at the university community. Tune in for music shows by students, live broadcasts of U o f R sporting events & more.