Listen to Vicky’s interview with Valerie June. Ms. June plays tonight with John Alex Mason at Venue 515 in Manitou and tomorrow at the Newhoma Festival in Woodland Park. Tickets and info here. $12 KRCC member Newhoma tickets available at [...]

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And here’s a video above to whet your appetite. The first 10 people to email your name to thebigsomething@krcc.org will get a pair of tickets ($24 value) to see Valerie June tonight at Venue 515 as a warmup for tomorrow’s Newhoma Music and Mountain Festival in Woodland Park.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be able [...]

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KRCC presents The 5th ANNUAL BLUES UNDER THE BRIDGE FESTIVAL, featuring the Holmes Brothers, Otis Taylor, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys, Eden Brent, and more…

Location: Under the Colorado Avenue Bridge, Colorado Springs, CO ( map )

Tickets: KRCC member discount tickets $20 at [...]

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The 3rd Annual World Music Festival begins tonight with the booty bumping Mexican Institute of Sound. With a legendary collection of over 45,000 albums, MIS’s Camilo Lara is the mix master with sounds of Mexico from cumbia to mambo dating back to the 1920s blended with the pop and electronica of today. [...]

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If you haven’t already purchased your tickets for this weekend’s amazing 3rd Annual Meadowgrass Festival, we’re here to entice you with a little bit of what you can expect. Everything you need to know about this year’s festival can be found at meadowgrass.org including the lineups, camping information, directions to La [...]

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Robert Belfour – Breaking My Heart from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

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Sunday March 13th – 7:30pm

KRCC and the Black Rose Acoustic Society present Mike Marshall, Darol Anger, and Väsen

Location: Armstrong Hall, Colorado College Campus, Colorado Springs, CO
Tickets KRCC member discount tickets available for $15 at the KRCC Studios. Black Rose Acoustic Society member discounts through Black Rose Acoustic [...]

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It’s hard to believe that KRCC is 60 years old this year. Just to put that in context, we’re 20 years older than National Public Radio (which turns 40 this year). When cultural institutions have been around as long as KRCC, it can be easy to forget that it hasn’t always been here and [...]

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If you missed the Robert Belfour concert this past September, the Pikes Peak Library District has produced these gorgeous videos shot at the Juke Joint Thunderclap concert we presented last fall for your viewing pleasure.

We know it can be difficult to quantify the exact benefits of being a member of KRCC, but concerts like [...]

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Pop Goes The Dance Party

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There was a time in Colorado Springs when people used to complain regularly that great independent music rarely, if ever, came to Colorado Springs. Every once-in-a-while you’d get a noteworthy national act—a Snoop Dogg or Bob Dylan, and there have been plenty of excellent underground venues for lesser-known touring bands. But great music [...]

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It’s quite possible you haven’t heard of Sea Wolf, and if you haven’t, we certainly won’t hold it against you. But if you trust us, and we hope you do, please take our word that tonight’s solo concert by Alex Church of Sea Wolf, will be lovely. The great thing is you don’t [...]

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There aren’t many jazz greats of Mose Allison’s caliber and pedigree left in this world. He’s played with Zoot Sims, Stan Getz, and Phil Woods. He’s inspired rock and roll greats from Jimi Hendrix to the Pixies and The Who. The rare pianist who can play and sing great jazz with sardonic wit [...]

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KRCC is pleased to present the CD release party for Edith Makes a Paperchain‘s new album, Beau and Arrow, this Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Avenue. Tickets ($5 for members, $8 for general public) are available until friday at 5 p.m. at the station, 912 N. Weber. [...]

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Rupa & The April Fishes will be the final act in this summer’s FREE World Music Series tonight at 7 p.m. on the Armstrong Hall Quad (or in the theater in the event of rain) on the Colorado College campus at the corner of Cascade Avenue and Cache La Poudre. The San [...]

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This is it, Blues fans: Blues Under the Bridge 2010 is this Saturday at 3 p.m. under the Colorado Avenue bridge, 218 West Colorado Ave. You can get your tickets at KRCC (912 N. Weber) up until 5 p.m. on Friday or Independent Records Outlets or at ticketweb.com. Tickets are $18 [...]

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Here’s a little taste of what you’ll be missing if you don’t come to this free concert in the World Music Series tonight in Armstrong Hall (corner of Cascade & Cache la Poudre) on the Colorado College campus at 7 p.m.:

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(Many thanks to our Flickr Pool members and Christian Murdock of the Gazette for the photos in this slideshow set to “She Comes to Me in Dreams” by the Great Lake Swimmers”)

Whether you attended the Meadowgrass Festival at La Foret over the Memorial Day weekend, you’ll be glad to know that, [...]

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Meadowgrass, which starts this evening, isn’t the only reason to go to La Foret as you will see in this video tour of the campus with Abby Sienkiewicz.

Speaking of Meadowgrass, congratulations to Michael Comora who won the two weekend passes to Meadowgrass by leaving this fantastic little brush-with-fame story on our new [...]

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When NPR’s venerable quiz show taped their program at the Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs, we lurked about behind the scenes to see what really goes on. We learned that Carl Kasell is a ridiculously nice guy, Peter Sagal works way harder than you think and Tom Bodett is much more erudite in [...]

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It’s hard to believe that KRCC will be 60 years old next year! Just to put that in context, we’re 20 years older than National Public Radio (which will be turning 40 next year). When cultural institutions have been around as long as KRCC, it can be easy to forget that it hasn’t always [...]

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Last year’s Meadowgrass Festival was wet and amazing and the lineup is just as good, if not better, this year. Here’s a sampler that includes live music from last year followed by free songs by bands that will play at this May’s festival at the beautiful La Foret. You can download the entire [...]

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We’re very pleased to remind you that The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series will air every Thursday evening at 9 p.m. through April 29 during Dick Fairley’s Jazz Excursion, which plays from 8 to 10 p.m. Briefly, the series is about a loft in New York City’s Flower District where LIFE photographer W. [...]

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