Rock & Roots

Weekdays 9 AM - 4 PM

To submit your music to WUKY for airplay, please send your CD to:

WUKY c/o Mike Graves

340 McVey Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington KY 40506-0045

You can also send MP3 copies to mgrav1@email.uky.edu

Submission of music does not guarantee airplay and CDs will not be returned.

Rock 'n' roll was built on rebellion, but too often today, that's about as deep as the conversation goes — especially now that rock is so completely woven into the mainstream, it's hard to imagine a time when it wasn't pop-culture wallpaper.

All Songs TV - Dan Mangan + Blacksmith, 'Vessel'

Oct 20, 2014

Weekend Edition Saturday...

The temptation when confronting a serious problem is to either cry it out or laugh it off. This is true in country music, as in life. Even the greatest songs about heavy subjects either diffuse the tension with jokes or go entirely maudlin, providing catharsis without true clarity. Angaleena Presley, though, tackles the hard stuff head on.

The Dream Of Ridiculous Men... U2

Oct 9, 2014

The last short story Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote is about being seriously ridiculous. In "The Dream of a Ridiculous Man," an intellectual prone to existentialist despair is saved from suicide when, in a vision, he discovers a parallel planet where humanity has never sinned. "It was like being in love with each other, but an all-embracing, universal feeling," he tells the reader. This contact with Eden reinvigorates him, but then, during a playful moment, he teaches the planet's innocents how to deceive each other — and this leads to a catastrophic, Biblical fall.

Front Row

Robert Plant And The Sensational Space Shifters, Live In Concert

Millennials are not getting much love from politicians this year.

The big reason for that is low expectations for turnout among young voters.

God Only Knows (BBC Music)

We've remade The Beach Boys masterpiece God Only Knows with the help of a few friends…

Song Premiere: The Lone Bellow, 'Then Came The Morning'

Oct 7, 2014

Brooklyn's The Lone Bellow seemed to arrive fully formed: Its self-titled 2013 debut came stuffed with intricately assembled bundles of crowd-pleasing folk-pop, each more dramatic and infectious than the last. Charismatic, photogenic, endlessly hooky — The Lone Bellow has been the complete package since day one.

Paradise Waitin' A John Prine Hootenanny is presented by WUKY, Willie's Locally Known and West Sixth Brewery. On Saturday October 11, local musicians will pay homage to the great story teller, John Prine. Local acts will play 30 minute sets of their favorite John Prine songs starting at 6 pm from two stages at Willie's Locally Known. This event is all ages and benefits Kentuckians For The Commonwealth.

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