Good old-fashioned rock-’n’-roll plus a voice from the Goddesses equals Cincinatti-based rock outfit Heartless Bastards. If you missed them at the Triple Nickel Tavern last Thursday, you missed a fantastic show. Just to rub it in, here’s an interview we did at KRCC and wee bit of concert footage too. Enjoy!

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Following last week’s Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! segment on The Big Something, we received a staggering amount of requests for more Carl Kasell. Well, your wish is our command: we have included every bit of our interview with Kasell, including some never-before-aired snippets of Kasell making laser sounds during the Wait Wait… Don’t [...]

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We’re going to try something different this time for The Big Something Book Club. Rather than keeping the topic/author strictly local, we’re going to join the #1b1t (aka 1 Book 1 Twitter) discussion started by Wired Magazine contributing editor Jeff Howe. NPR did a story on how this all came [...]

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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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What used to be a Colorado College students-only, end-of-the-school-year concert is now open to the entire community. Antero Junction, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Big Gigantic, Zion I & the Grouch and headliners Toots and the Maytals will perform tomorrow, Saturday, May 8 on Armstrong Quad beginning at Noon. [...]

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Welcome to the April 30, 2010 episode of Lost & Found Radio where every week we scour the web for 1/2 an hour of brand new music. To listen, you can right click on the link above to download or just click the green play button on the streaming player. Let us know what [...]

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Women's Music Revisited

On April 19, 2010 By

National Record Store Day this past weekend inspired us to go digging through KRCC’s extensive collection of vinyl to see what visual gems we might find. What grabbed us more than anything as we browsed were the dark scribbles on the covers of a whole category of music in the FOLK section. “WOMENS MUSIC” [...]

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Nothing says public radio quite like the member t-shirt. It’s a badge of honor, a time capsule, a rag.

You may find it surprising that even our collection is incomplete. Thanks to our members, however, we’ve been able to compile this slide show of some of the more popular t-shirts over the years.

We’d [...]

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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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This story about a date with Lorne Greene that my mother told me a few weeks ago embodies what we hope to do with the nascent Big Something Radio Program: It starts with something simple like a rice diet and then leads to a providential encounter with a B-plus-list television actor and [...]

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TBS Radio Program Teaser: Lorne Greene

For some time now, we’ve been wanting to do more storyhunting and storytelling as part of The Big Something. After thinking about it for a while, we decided we could start gathering up stories, share them here as we gather them, and then put together a [...]

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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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Kudos to all the diligent folks who took the time to look up the locations of the images in our Name These SoCo Landmarks from Above post last Tuesday. If you didn’t see the post and want to test your knowledge before you see the answers, click HERE before going through the [...]

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Remember those “What in the world!?” aerial photos of farm irrigation patterns or rainbow colored oil spills in your 8th grade geography text book? Somehow, almost anything looks beautiful with enough distance and a different perspective.

Such views are now at anyone’s fingertips with the magic of Google Maps. Zoom in, zoom out, pretend [...]

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$10,000 Vote for the Arts

On February 22, 2010 By

Back in early January we told you about the $10,000 Art Creates Community grant from the Bee Vradenburg Foundation and Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado.

Well, the submissions are in and it’s time for you to vote. Here are the entries with links to more information about each project:

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OK, Big Something subscribers. We don’t ask much of you. Many of you Big Something subscribers are already KRCC Members, which is all we could ever ask for. And we’d guess that many of you will be attending the live taping of Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me on Thursday, May 6.

Here’s Peter Sagal [...]

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Welcome back to another episode of Lost & Found, where every week we get lost on the internet to find the freshest new independent music on the web for you. (right-click on the link below to download, or stream by clicking the play button).

Lost & Found, Feb. 5, 2010

1)      the self-help tapes [...]

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A Prairie Theater Companion

On February 1, 2010 By

You’ve been listening to it for decades now on KRCC and you’ve always wondered… well, not what Garrison Keillor looks like. (Everyone knows what Garrison Keillor looks like: linen/gray suit, red shoes, red tie, Donald Trump coiffure). But you’ve always wondered what everyone else looks like—like the guy who sings the “Catsup” song and [...]

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Turkish psych-rock by way of The Doors and the Velvet Underground. Sound weird? Sounds good!

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Local teen pop band Dance Over Anaheim is either headed for the big time or college, whichever comes first. You can catch them with Benjamin Pratt tomorrow night at the Showcase at Studio Bee starting at 6 p.m. Full details HERE.

Jeanette Hohman, host of KRCC’s local music show “Surround [...]

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(photo by David Belisle)

Colorado Springs can’t always keep ‘em, but it does graduate some fantastic talent. Take Laura Veirs, for example, an accomlpished singer-songwriter with seven albums to her name who once walked the streets of the old North End and the halls of Palmer High School. When [...]

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If you’re one of the lovely individuals who has, in spite of your loveliness (and perhaps because of your older computer), been having difficulty watching some of our slide shows, we have good news:

Our YouTube Channel is now full of video versions of the slide shows. We’ll also be posting links [...]

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