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.
Bob Marley's birthday is a national holiday in Jamaica, and we'll celebrate his life and music this Friday on 105.5 Triple M.
Marley, who died of cancer in 1981, would have been 71 years old on February 6th.
Here are some things you may not...
When the band Alice Cooper was formed, they made some pretty great rock and roll albums. But as the 1970s progressed, something happened to the former Vincent Furnier.
He started showing his softer, more vulnerable side. His early fans would say that...
Weren't the 1980s great?
The song "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" by Jermaine Stewart made it up to #5 on the US charts in 1986, and was also a dance hit.
The song also was featured on the best police show about cops who...
What could make you feel warmer on a cold winter day than a guy who's named Randy Van Warmer?
This sad little song, "Jus When I Needed You Most", made it to #4 on the singles chart in 1979, and despite its gloomy tone was a popular song...
Glenn Frey was just 67 when he died Monday of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He was one of the founding members of the Eagles and had a successful solo career in the 1980s.
Here are a few more things...
R.E.M., the Athens Georgia college rock band that hit it big, is our Friday feature this week--and I dug up a few fun facts about the band that you might enjoy.
1. Their debut album, Murmur, was named the best an album of 1983 by Rolling Stone...
We're in the midst of a cold snap here in Wisconsin, so some wise guy chose the 1987 Buster Poindexter song "Hot Hot Hot" to feature for the World's Worst iPod.
Although a lot of people desperately wanted NOT to hear it, we played...
The world was shocked Monday morning when we learned of the passing of David Bowie. According to his publicist, Bowie died Sunday after an 18 month battle with cancer.
Bowie was a master of reinventing himself, and his music. And he also had a way...