The Most Overrated Bands

Radiohead, Green Day, the Beach Boys, Nirvana, the Grateful Dead, U2… what do these highly-popular bands have in common? They’re all – according to some people – overrated. Do you agree? Or are those fighting words? Llet us know which musical acts leave you scratching your head because they don’t live up to the hype. Join us this Wednesday when we talk about music’s most overrated bands.  Listen to the Show

Forecastle Festival Moves, Expands

In his quest to make Forecastle one of the top festivals the region, founder J.K. McKnight has moved the event from the Belvedere to Waterfront Park. The four-stage festival begins on July 9th and features headliners the Flaming Lips, Widespread Panic and Spoon, with more bands to be announced.

Film about U of L Opera Project with Polish Academy Premieres

From 2003 through last year, the University of Louisville’s opera theatre program worked with a Polish academy to create a production that spanned two continents and instructed students in the new ways to perform opera. Now, that experience is in a documentary film premiering tomorrow. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has the story. In the documentary, the… Continue reading Film about U of L Opera Project with Polish Academy Premieres

Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson

Saturday, December 26, 2009 Producer: KUT, Austin Listen Again He was abandoned by his parents as a toddler. As a young struggling songwriter, he crisscrossed the country playing honky tonks and selling encyclopedias door-to-door just to feed his family. Today, Willie Nelson is an American icon and a true Texas iconoclast–but how he got there… Continue reading Amazing Grace: The Story of Willie Nelson

Music by German Composer Gets Grawemeyer Award

Today, the University of Louisville has announced the recipient of the 2010 Grawemeyer Award in music. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The music of Spheres by German composer York Hoeller was chosen from more than 100 entries worldwide. In his music, Hoeller often uses electronic sounds with live instruments. This is the first time a German… Continue reading Music by German Composer Gets Grawemeyer Award

Wired for Sound: Music and the Brain

Saturday, November 28, 2009 Producer: CBC Radio 2 Listen Again On this episode of The Nerve, host Jowi Taylor takes you on an aural journey, from the creation of sound at its source, through the air and the outer ear to the cochlea, the spinal column, and the cerebral cortex. On the way, you’ll hear… Continue reading Wired for Sound: Music and the Brain