Music. Writing. Want to combine both into a handmade totem of sonic awesomeness? We (Radio 1190) are looking for people like you (or you) to contribute your thoughts and brilliant insights and fragmented conjectures—anything you care to fling at us, really—that bears some association with independent music and radio. We always welcome your album reviews, concert reviews, upcoming events, pictures, venue reviews, stories, and more.

We want detail. We want diverse. Your thoughts about a venue could cover the overall experience, or just the bar  the lights, the crowd the vibe, the bathrooms, the first time you played there, the car keys you lost there.  If you’re at all curious, pony up and email

Album Review: Perfume Genius – Too Bright


Mike Hadreas has never been one afraid to provoke – anyone familiar with his music videos will know this. His music has always had a bare quality to it, but in a subtle, voyeuristic sort of way, as if he’s allowing us to peak a glimpse at some portion of his true self for a […]


Album Review: Interpol – El Pintor


When Daniel Kessler and Carlos Dengler first met in a philosophy class at NYU and proceeded to form Interpol, nothing could have prepared them for the onslaught of critical acclaim their excellent 2002 debut album Turn on the Bright Lights received. The band has spent the past decade tweaking their sound, switching labels, and altering […]


Album Review: Zammuto – Anchor


The Shape of Things to Come, the ambitiously titled short documentary on Nick Zammuto and his band provides an intimate look at both his creative process as an artist and his intimate home life away from music. In one scene we see Nick carefully measure and then cut divots into the center of an old […]


Tennis – Ritual in Repeat & Twist and Shout Performance


“This song is about the last time I read a review of anything we’ve done,” said Alaina Moore, vocalist and keys player for Denver based band Tennis, before playing the sixth track Timothy from their new album Ritual in Repeat at Twist and Shout in Denver on Monday. “Jot some things down on a list/Under […]


Album Review: TOPS – Picture You Staring


The best part about music is that it leads you to more music.  The great part about musicians is that they lead you to other musicians. Whether it is you who finds the music or the music finds you–does it really matter? Enter Mac DeMarco, whose infectious album from earlier this year, Salad Days, became […]