Left of the Dial

Fridays at 9 p.m. and Saturdays at noon

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Left of the Dial takes its name from the Replacements song of the same name, and is a reference to the position of the radio dial on which non-commercial radio stations are typically located. In the era of college radio these stations were reliable sources of independent, unsigned, and otherwise “underground” artists.

Left of the Dial is a radio program molded in that tradition, with a strong focus on new music but with a flexibility to allow a variety of genres, themes, and eras to be explored.

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This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear from the New York band Pill, whose new song "Midtown" takes phrases from the more lurid headlines out of the New York Post. We’ll also hear new music from Tokyo Police Club, Villagers and more.

Left Of The Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11pm and Saturdays from noon-2pm on KRCU. 

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This week on Left of the Dial, KRCU’s independent music program, we hear from the Norwegian musician Farao. As a fan of Soviet disco she’s amassed a collection of Soviet-era synthesizers which she uses on her latest album. We’ll also hear new music from Joan Jett, Aphex Twin and more. 

This week we've got new music from Christine and the Queens, the project of French musician Héloïse Letissier. She adopted that moniker from the local drag queen musicians who formed her backing band in the early days. Her latest album is titled Chris and this song is called "Girlfriend."

This week we've got new music from Punch Brothers. They brilliantly merge the sounds of bluegrass with that of modern classical. Listeners of Live from Here will recognize the deft mandolin playing and vocal stylings of Chris Thile. Their latest album is titled All Ashore.

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