The Real Hip Hop

THE REAL HIP HOP Associate Professor Adam Bradley, English Drawing upon sound, image, and video, this class will offer a backstage pass to hip hop and its many connections to our contemporary culture. Even if you cannot tell the difference between Kanye West and Lil Wayne, you’ll find new ways of understanding why hip hop should matter to you—and why it matters to millions around the globe. Beyond the cont...

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On Air Next: Tara Jane O'Neil, Xiu Xiu

The following was originally published in the Colorado Daily. Welp. It’s been as brutal a weekend as there ever was for Colorado, so if you’re as glum as we are right now, let the sweet, soothing sounds of 1190 soften the blow. Tara Jane O’Neil has released possibly her best work yet with Where Shine New Lights, out on Kranky Records. O’Neil’s gentle arrangements and heavily reverbed guitar make for ...

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CD of the Month: Bad Debt

Pulling off the one-guy-with-a-guitar shtick can be a tricky feat, but MC Taylor’s sophomore release as Hiss Golden Messenger, “Bad Debt”, is a tremendous example of folk songwriting that avoids the pitfalls of corniness. Originally planned for release in 2010, “Bad Debt” suffered a major setback when the warehouse containing all prints of the record was burned down, leaving spare few copies in circulati...

30 Jan 6:39 PM 0 Read More...

Cupid Deluxe

Album: Cupid Deluxe Artist: Blood Orange Reviewed by: Stephen Barry   Cupid Deluxe is, in a word, different. Through out the album that ranges from ‘good-different’ to ‘questionably different.’ Blood Orange is the pseudonym of Dev Hynes, a multi-instrumentalist with great ambition. His side project shows a somewhat underrepresented side of Hyne’s creativity. Blood Orange has a strong foc...

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On air next at Radio 1190

“On-Air Next @ Radio 1190!” January 28, 2013 by Sam Goldner             Hey all! The weather is continuing to rob us of any sense of stability this semester, but whether it’s flip-flop or jacket weather, tune into 1190 for your fix of new music. Nathan Roberts & the New Birds’ self-titled release is a traditional, yet masterfully crafted collection of pop songs that recalls the rootsier...

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