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Concert Review: State Champs @ House of Blues Chicago 3/1/19

It’s finally March, so you know what that means: spring tours are starting to kick off. I started the month off right by seeing one of my favorite bands, State Champs. I was so excited for this day to come. The lineup was stacked — State Champs, Our Last Night, The Dangerous Summer, and Grayscale. … Continued

Music
Mood Ring: Nostalgia

It’s hard to really describe the feeling of nostalgia. The dictionary definition recounts it as “a sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations.” Everyone has different triggers which throw them back into that universal sense of melancholia. You may hear a song and be … Continued

Sports
Iowa silences noisy Illini in tournament opener, 83-62

Many weren’t sure what to expect from the Hawkeyes in their opening game of the 2019 Big Ten Tournament. Since Fran McCaffery took over, the Hawkeyes had a record of only 3-8 in Big Ten tournament play and had been the only team in the conference that had failed to reach the quarterfinals since 2014. … Continued

Music
Album Review: Wasteland, Baby!

Wasteland, Baby! is full of references and asides to pop culture, politics and the spirit of survival. However you may choose to embrace or reject the void, there’s a track to speak to the contradictions of fear and hope, love and loneliness, anger and joy that buoy us from day to day. (Image via Pitchfork)

Columns
A Night at El Banditos

The Northside showcased local musicians Kenzi Rayelle, Corbin Phillips, and Lily DeTaeye with a performance at El Banditos on March 8th. (Featured image via The Daily Iowan)

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Support KRUI’s Future!

Tonight, March 12th at 7pm the University of Iowa Student Government is discussing and voting on a bill which will provide KRUI funding to replace our equipment if it is passed.

KRUI prides itself on interviewing the finest names in alternative music as well as significant cultural icons. Since 2008, students and community members working at KRUI have interviewed more than a hundred bands, artists, and others. Some, like the indie-pop outfit fun., have gone on to pen massive #1 hits. Others, like Saturday Night Live‘s head writer Seth Meyers, shape the cultural landscape of America through comedy. And you heard them all here on KRUI first.

In-Studio Guests


2012 In-Studios

January 28, 2012 :: The Olympics

February 13, 2012 :: Zoe Keating

March 2, 2012 :: Memoryhouse

March 9, 2012 :: The Half-Hearts, Zoo Animal, The Olympics

March 11, 2012 :: An Horse

March 27, 2012 :: Rhys Chatham

March 27, 2012 :: Poison Control Center

March 27, 2012 :: Like Pioneers

March 28, 2012 :: Alexis Stevens

March 28, 2012 :: Slut River and Supersonic Piss

March 28, 2012 :: Douglas Kramer Nye

March 28, 2012 :: William Fitzsimmons

March 28, 2012 :: El Ten Eleven

March 29, 2012 :: Nate Logsdon

March 29, 2012 :: Christopher the Conquered

March 31, 2012 :: Jeff Ray (Founder of Mission Creek Festival in California)

March 31, 2012 :: The Antlers

August 22, 2012 :: Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live

2011 In-Studios

February 8, 2011 :: The Wailers

February 12, 2011 :: Dan Deacon

February 18, 2011 :: Utopia Park

February 19, 2011 :: David Berkeley

February 19, 2011 :: Second City Comedy Troupe

February 25, 2011 :: Christopher the Conquered

February 26, 2011 :: Delicate Steve

March 28, 2011 :: Birds & Batteries

March 28, 2011 :: Caroline Smith

March 29, 2011 :: Zomes & Skull Defekts

March 29, 2011 :: Ravens & Chimes

March 30, 2011 :: Peter Wolf Crier

March 30, 2011 :: Utopia Park

March 30, 2011 :: Christopher the Conquered

March 31, 2011 :: Snowblink

March 31, 2011 :: Thurston Moore & Kim Gordon (Of Sonic Youth)

April 1, 2011 :: Poison Control Center

April 1, 2011 :: Skye Carrasco

April 1, 2011 :: Das Racist

April 3, 2011 :: The Lonelyhearts

April 29, 2011 :: Company Of Thieves

May 1, 2011 :: John Vanderslice

May 7, 2011 :: Ted Leo

May 7, 2011 :: Poison Control Center

June 22, 2011 :: Horse Feathers

September 17, 2011 :: Deleted Scenes

September 22, 2011 :: Jill Andrews

September 24, 2011 :: Caroline Smith and The Good Night Sleeps

September 26, 2011 :: Brass Bed

October 12, 2011 :: fun.

October 17, 2011 :: Rubblebucket

October 22, 2011 :: American Dust, Skye Carrasco

2010 In-Studios

September 22, 2010 :: Colour Revolt

September 24, 2010 :: Turbo Fruits

October 1, 2010 :: Poison Control Center

October 1, 2010 :: Warren Haynes

October 13, 2010 :: fun.

October 15, 2010 :: Max Weinberg

October 19, 2010 :: Joe Pug

October 21, 2010 :: Phantogram

October 26, 2010 :: Matt the Electrician

October 27, 2010 :: Los Campesinos!

November 3, 2010 :: Jay Farrar

November 4, 2010 :: Tim Fite

November 6, 2010 :: Jenny Owen Youngs

November 8, 2010 :: Kate Nash

November 13, 2010 :: Mumford’s

November 17, 2010 :: The Hold Steady

December 10, 2010 :: S. Carey (Of Bon Iver)

December 13, 2010 :: Tim Kasher (Of Cursive)

2009 In-Studios

January 31, 2009 :: Alexis Stevens

February 1, 2009 :: Them Damn Kids

February 12, 2009 :: Pieta Brown + Bo Ramsey

February 13, 2009 :: Young Coyotes

February 18, 2009 :: Caroline Smith and the Good Night Sleeps

February 20, 2009 :: Mason Jennings

February 21, 2009 :: Unknown Component

February 28, 2009 :: Miles Nielsen + Cameron McGill

March 19, 2009 :: Kasper Hauser

March 27, 2009 :: Wrestling With Wolves

March 28, 2009 :: Alex Dezen

April 5, 2009 :: The Cool Kids

April 9, 2009 :: Girl Talk

April 11, 2009 :: Atalissa Bunkhouse

April 19, 2009 :: The Deep Vibration

April 20, 2009 :: Wye Oak

May 2, 2009 :: Lipstick Homicide

May 27, 2009 :: Anna Laube

June 20, 2009 :: Liberty Leg

June 30, 2009 :: Random Candy

July 11, 2009 :: Daylight Savings Account

August 14, 2009 :: Colin Hay

September 8, 2009 :: Sharon Van Etten

September 23, 2009 :: Jeff Witscher

October 1, 2009 :: Liam Finn

October 6, 2009 :: Drug Rug

October 10, 2009 :: Matt Davies

October 29, 2009 :: David Bazan

October 29, 2009 :: fun.

2008 In-Studios

March 6, 2008 :: Grand Archives

April 2, 2008 :: 11:30 AM – These United States

Saturday, October 25, 2008 :: 4 PM – Roommate

Thursday, December 18, 2008 :: 4 PM – Haley Bonar