Sea Wolf at the Marquis Theatre

On Unexpected Friendship and Improbably Water Dwelling Creatures: Any relatively “underground” show is inherently a breeding ground for judgment and pretentiousness. I try my absolute hardest not to subscribe to these ideals, but it probably doesn’t help when I have a DSLR strapped around my neck and spend the rest of the time furiously jotting notes down in a Moleskine. I probably look like King Douche ou...

23 Jan 4:10 PM 0 Read More...

Femi Kuti at the Boulder Theater

Knowing more of the history behind Olufela Olufemi Anikulapo Kuti, also known as Femi Kuti, than the music itself, I was curious how a Boulder crowd would respond to the 50 year old performer’s Nigerian beats. Being the son of the legend Fela Kuti of African fame and having a bold band name like The Positive Force leaves a lot to live up to and Kuti did not fall short of delivering a thrilling performance last Tu...

15 Jan 11:47 PM 0 Read More...

Top 100 Albums of 2012

Here are Radio 1190's top 100 albums of the year 2012! Spanning the best of indie rock, rap, folk, electronic, unusual holiday songs, and all the fun, less-easily-describable stuff in between, we think that all of the following albums deserve a chance from your ears. Death Grips -- The Money Store (Epic) Chris Cohen -- Overgrown Path (Captured Tracks) Tame Impala -- Lonerism (Modular Recordings) Mac DeMarc...

07 Jan 2:09 AM 0 Read More...

NYE Dance Party Playlist

For New Year's Eve 2012, we at Radio 1190 put together our favorite dance party favorites to amp up the New Year. Below is everything we played, so if you're ever in a party rut, check out this list of some of the best danceable independent songs. Danger -- "11h30" (DatA remix) Crystal Castles -- "1991" Kraak and Smaak -- "Ain't Gonna Take It No More" Grafton Primary -- "All Stars" Miike Snow -- "Animal...

06 Jan 9:36 PM 0 Read More...

A Guide to the Psychedelic Music of 2012

While I'm not going to claim it to be exhaustive, this is still a pretty comprehensive list of quality psychedelic music that emerged in 2012. This isn't one of those top arbitrary number countdowns, but rather a pile of the very finest herbs and spices the year had to offer presented in no particular order. Consider it a road-map through the last twelve months, marking some of the best spots to pull over and see t...

04 Jan 10:09 PM 0 Read More...