In April of 1954 “Rock Around The Clock” was recorded by Bill Haley and the Comets, and three months later, Elvis Presley recorded “That’s All Right Mama”. From these small steps, and the help of other pioneers such as Chuck Berry, Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, one of the most important and influential cultural forces over the past half-century was created, Rock and Roll.
Fast forward to 2011 and Little Steven’s Underground Garage, the nationally syndicated Rock radio show hosted and produced by one of America’s foremost musicians and actors, Little Steven Van Zandt. Each week Little Steven takes audiences on a two hour trip down the path of what was cool in all six decades of Rock and Roll, a celebration of Pop culture, and features the best emerging new bands worldwide.
Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!
In addition to classic songwriters like Dylan, Mitchell, Young, Cash, Browne, Prine etc., Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. That’s the best description we can conjure… now, use the player to hear this week’s program. Enjoy.
Physically speaking, Studio M is our own in-house concert venue. We invite artists that you hear on 105.5 Triple M to perform in an intimate setting, sometimes acoustic, sometimes plugged-in. We interview the musicians, and listen to them candidly discuss thier place in the music universe.
We record the session and play it back on air as "Live From Studio M," a program that you can hear on Sunday's from 9:00pm-9:30pm and again during the Live And Local Hour on Sunday's from 8-9pm.
The Live & Local Hour features songs from local artists chosen by the one and only Gabby Parsons.
eTown is an exciting weekly radio broadcast. Every eTown show is taped in front of a live audience and features performances from many of today's top musical artists as well as conversations and information about the world around us. At eTown, we build community through music.
Our Friday feature this week is Sting and the Police, as the man formerly known as Gordon Sumner turns 64.
Here are some Sting facts you can use to amaze and amuse your friends!
1. His bass is named Brian.
2. Early on, he performed on cruise...
In honor of Blitzen Trapper coming in for a Live From Studio M recording session on Monday, October 5th, we've been given a download of their single "All Across This Land" from their new album! The new album drops on Friday, October...
Fall is here along with cooler crisper temperatures....but we tried to rekindle some of the summer glow with "Rub it in" by Billy "Crash" Craddock.
It was a number one country song and number 16 pop song back in 1974.
At first some...
When JJ Grey came to Madison to play for us in Studio M this summer, he brought along his own video crew.
Now we know why!
Even if you're not watching too closely, you'll notice us all over this video for the song "Light a...
Some people seemed quite surprised that the song "Jungle Love" by Morris Day and the Time made it onto the World's Worst iPod.
The song only made it to #20 on the charts in 1984-85, but a lot of people saw it on MTV..and it was also part...
Happy 66th birthday to Bruce Springsteen!
In honor of this esteemed occasion, the guy who really doesn't like being called "The Boss" is our Friday feature this week.
And here are a few things you may or may not have known about our...
I'm pretty sure the website change.org wasn't created for things like this. There's a petition to ask the National Football League to have the Grateful Dead play the Super Bowl 50 halftime show.
Now I get their reasoning--the Dead...
With Keith Richards' new album "Crosseyed Heart" coming out this week, we're celebrating by making Keith and the Stones our Friday feature.
Here are a few things you may not know about London's hitmakers.
1. Keith failed his...