Music http://kgou.org en Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro http://kgou.org/post/ukulele-sensation-jake-shimabukuro <strong>Jake Shimabukuro</strong> started playing ukulele at the age of 4 and soon fell in love with the instrument. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:20:13 +0000 editor 26920 at http://kgou.org Ukulele Sensation Jake Shimabukuro Live Tonight: Damon Albarn, St. Vincent From SXSW 2014 http://kgou.org/post/live-tonight-damon-albarn-st-vincent-sxsw-2014 <p></p><p>NPR Music returns to Austin with a star-studded SXSW showcase, featuring Damon Albarn, St. Vincent, and Kelis, plus emerging rock band Eagulls and more. Watch the live webcast tonight, starting at 8:50 p.m. ET.</p><p><a href="http://kgou.org/live-event/npr-music-sxsw-showcase">Watch the webcast here&gt;</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:11:07 +0000 NPR Music 25061 at http://kgou.org Live Tonight: Damon Albarn, St. Vincent From SXSW 2014 Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW http://kgou.org/post/hear-neil-young-explain-his-pono-music-player-sxsw <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15050998/neil-young" target="_blank">Neil Young</a> wants to start a revolution against the MP3, against the CD, poorly made vinyl and poor audio quality in general. He wants people to hear the music the way it was made.<p>So at SXSW yesterday (and on Kickstarter, which I'll get to in a moment), Young introduced Pono. In Hawaiian, the word means righteous or goodness. For the world of sound it's an audio player that Young says he's been working on for 2 1/2 years, one that's capable of playing music at the same quality at which it was recorded. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:30:40 +0000 Bob Boilen 25045 at http://kgou.org Hear Neil Young Explain His Pono Music Player At SXSW Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014 http://kgou.org/post/because-its-never-too-soon-survey-year-jazz-5-songs-2014 From the outside looking in, it may seem as if jazz recordings have slowed to a flurry. But it's really more like a blizzard, with dozens already coming down in the new year — including new efforts from big names like Pat Metheny, Danilo Pérez and Brad Mehldau. Before we're snowed under, here are a few others worth hearing. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:21:00 +0000 editor 23269 at http://kgou.org Because It's Never Too Soon To Survey The Year In Jazz, 5 Songs For 2014 Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don http://kgou.org/post/phil-everly-dies-transformed-rock-n-roll-brother-don One half of one of the most influential duos in rock 'n' roll history has died.<p>Phil Everly, 74, died Friday in a Burbank, Calif., hospital. Sat, 04 Jan 2014 13:00:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 20469 at http://kgou.org Phil Everly Dies; Transformed Rock 'N' Roll With Brother Don Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last http://kgou.org/post/broadways-spider-man-musical-turns-lights-last Regardless of how critics and audiences eventually responded, <em>Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark</em> was always going to be one of the most-discussed shows in Broadway history. Fri, 03 Jan 2014 13:26:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 20388 at http://kgou.org Broadway's 'Spider-Man' Musical Turns Off The Lights At Last The Great Handbell War http://kgou.org/post/great-handbell-war Jake Malta left his job as chief engineer at Schulmerich, the world's biggest handbell company, in 1973.<p>But Malta couldn't stop thinking about bells. He had a vision for a perfect bell — a bell he had never quite achieved at Schulmerich.<p>So he set up shop in his living room. "He had a folding table, two of them, stretched out with all of his drafting supplies and piano behind him," his daughter, Joann, says.<p>He traveled to Europe and studied the physics of bells. He made sketch after sketch. Wed, 25 Dec 2013 03:50:22 +0000 David Kestenbaum 19870 at http://kgou.org The Great Handbell War From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas http://kgou.org/post/dukes-nutcracker-cynical-carol-jazz-christmas <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R6W4eGak50</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi0s4ujoJfQ</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqZ1O0YhY5Q</p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:08:00 +0000 Nick Spitzer 19515 at http://kgou.org From Duke's 'Nutcracker' To A Cynical Carol, Jazz For Christmas Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Among Rock Hall Nominees http://kgou.org/post/nirvana-linda-ronstadt-and-kiss-among-rock-hall-nominees Have years of complaining by fans (and The Two-Way) paid off?<p>The <a href="http://www.rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/" target="_blank">nominees for this year's of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honorees</a> have been announced and the band that many love to hate (or hate to love?) is back on the list.<p>Yes, KISS is up for consideration.<p>So, soldiers of the <a href="http://www.kissonline.com/kissarmy" target="_blank">KISS Army</a>, here's your chance to show your support.<p>The hall is once again <a href="http://www.rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/" target="_blank">collecting Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 15421 at http://kgou.org Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt And KISS Among Rock Hall Nominees Remembering The People's Throat Singer Of Tuva http://kgou.org/post/remembering-peoples-throat-singer-tuva The technique known as throat singing is an ancient style still practiced in Tuva, a small republic between Siberia and Mongolia's Gobi desert. Traditionally, it was practiced by herders.<p>In 1995, Kongar-Ol Ondar won a U.N.-sponsored international festival of throat stinging, and was honored by his nation with the title People's Throat Singer of Tuva. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:44:50 +0000 editor 11302 at http://kgou.org Remembering The People's Throat Singer Of Tuva