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Discover your new favorite band on The Elliot Potter Show.

It's new music, old favorites, and unknown gems excavated from the far corners of the world ... and it's definitely not what you expect. 

KSRA Warps Studio Wizardry Into Heartfelt Pop

Sep 12, 2013

Rachel Thomas performs under the name KSRA, a stylized play on the phrase “Que sera, sera.”

It’s that let-the-chips-fall-where-they-may attitude that Thomas brings to her music, which is super-pop on the surface, but arrived at from someone who understands the importance of subtlety residing alongside big hooks. She has an ear for production, a mastery of the technology she uses, and the willingness to embrace happy accidents.

Phil DeFlume Unearths Strange Tales On With Water

Sep 6, 2013

Phil Helfrich has always had a knack for sharing offbeat stories. As a Community Outreach Specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation he educated people on Missouri wildlife through many outlets, including a radio segment he produced for KRCU called A Face Of Conservation. Now retired, Helfrich has acted on another passion of his: songwriting. He’s recorded an album of stranger-than-fiction locales, double entendres, and Steely Dan references.

Album Review: Jet Black Raider

Aug 22, 2013
Moshi Moshi Records

Anna Meredith pushes sound to exciting places. The Scottish composer has written music for opera, collaborated with a beatboxer, and wrote a piece titled Handsfree in which she directed the talented musicians of Great Britain’s National Youth Orchestra to perform with their instruments resting at their sides. She also makes electronic music, taking her imaginative sounds from the concert hall to your headphones. KRCU’s Jason Brown has this review of her latest EP, titled Jet Black Raider.

NPR Music Presents: The Newport Folk Festival

Jul 26, 2013
Shantel Mitchell for NPR

The Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, RI is consistently one of the most enjoyable and entertaining music festivals of the Summer. This year's festival will feature performances from Old Crow Medicine Show, The Avett Brothers, Beck and so much more. KRCU is pleased to host NPR Music's live webcast of this year's festival. Keep yourself cool, kick back, and enjoy.

Watch live performances from the Newport Folk Festival.

Album Review: Patrick Sweany's Close To The Floor

Jul 18, 2013
Patrick Sweany

Patrick Sweany began his musical journey in acoustic blues, but quickly stepped over to electric sounds and was never shy about incorporating soul and R&B. His latest record is titled Close To The Floor and the bluesman explores various dark themes including the gut-wrenching topic of premature death.