Rock & Roots

Rock & Roots
10:38 am
Tue April 9, 2013

First Listen: The Flaming Lips, 'The Terror'

After nearly 30 years, couldn't be harder to predict or pin down. The Oklahoma band has nothing left to prove — no lofty commercial standard to maintain, no gigantic hit of the variety anyone expects it to re-create, and no core sound whose boundaries and limitations must be pressed against with great care. Immortality is secure, thanks to both a left-field '90s novelty smash ("She Don't Use Jelly") and two albums viewed as unimpeachable classics (The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots).

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Rock & Roots
5:00 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Another WUKY Rock & Roots winner... Sara Wood...

Thanks goes out to Sara Wood...

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Rock & Roots
11:53 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Back In The Studio, Neko Case Recovers 'That Fire'

Over the past year, Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep has been following the progress of singer-songwriter Neko Case as she works on a follow-up to her 2009 album Middle Cyclone. Inskeep spoke with Case last spring, right after an 18-day recording session in Tucson, Ariz. During that first installment, Case said she was struggling to get a feel for the songs she'd written.

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Rock & Roots
5:06 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

David Bowie: The Stars (Are Out Tonight)... VIDEO

A bit late on this share/post. But worth it anyway. David never fails to satisfy...


Rock & Roots
11:44 am
Fri March 29, 2013

10 Great Album Art Fake-Outs: by NPRs Jacob Ganz

This week, the Strokes put out the new album Comedown Machine, the band's fifth collection of wiry, tightly-produced throwback rock.

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Rock & Roots
12:52 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

NPR Music Presents: Josh Ritter In Concert

March 3, 2013 Ritter's new album, The Beast in Its Tracks, is by any definition a breakup record; he wrote it following his own divorce, and every song finds him picking through a relationship's wreckage in pursuit of root causes and a way forward. Watch him perform the album's songs live from New York City.


Rock & Roots
12:48 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

David Bowie, Rock's Shape Shifter, Returns

My musical world does not exist without David Bowie's influence.

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Rock & Roots
9:21 am
Wed February 20, 2013

First Listen: Atoms For Peace, 'Amok'

No two words have ever summed up the music of Radiohead's Thom Yorke quite like his band's own song title, "Paranoid Android." It's all there: the unease and suspicion, the weight of worry, the otherworldly quality, the blend of man and machine, the sense that we're all headed toward imminent collapse.

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Rock & Roots
12:11 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age by: Tom Moon

When he's leading his band My Morning Jacket, Jim James often comes across as a seeker — someone with at least passing curiosity about the metaphysical, if not the unknowable. On his first solo album, Regions of Light and Sound of God, his questioning goes a bit deeper.

Rock & Roots
11:33 am
Tue February 12, 2013

WUKY's Rock & Roots continues to support local musicians... LINK to Shaker Steps.

WUKY's Rock & Roots continues to support local musicians... LINK to Shaker Steps... "First and foremost, our goal is to document, present, and share the work of artists we respect performing their music in unique and often unexpected places. We live, work, and play in and around the Lexington, Kentucky area and our hope is to show how this environmental context shapes the music that is created and performed here." ENJOY!!