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Critical Karaoke

"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC
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"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Apr 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, John Oates--born on this day in 1949 and responsible for six number one hits with bandmate Daryl Hall.  Find out which Hall & Oates song was the first number one hit to make use of the Roland 78 electric drum machine.

Apr 6, 2015

ABBA wins the Eurovision contest on this day in 1974--and the world was never the same.  Find out which song helped them capture the hearts of millions.

Apr 3, 2015

Why did the BBC ban The Coasters' hit song "Charlie Brown" on this day in 1959?

Apr 3, 2015

Which of Beethoven's symphonies had its premiere on this day in 1800?  Take a listen and find out!

Apr 1, 2015

Come join us in the wonderful world of "Nutopia," founded on this day in 1973 by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Mar 31, 2015

Led Zeppelin's first album, released on this day in 1969. 

Mar 31, 2015

The Clash shoot pidgens, don't they?

Mar 25, 2015

The debut episode of "Critical Karaoke," hosted by Steve Hayward, Idris Goodwin, and Ryan Raul Bañagale. Original air date: March 13, 2105 on KRCC.

The subject of dance emerges frequently in this episode, which covers a range of musical genres and periods from from Michael Jackson’s posthumous “Love Never Felt So Good,” to mid-90s hip hop with “T.R.O.Y.” by Pete Rock and CL Smooth, to Duke Ellington’s legendary performance at the Newport Jazz Festival to a recent release by The Dismemberment Plan, and some Japanese experimental electronica (Onkyo) by Sachiko M.

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Mar 22, 2015

Today in 1963 the Beatles began their first tour of the UK.  Who else was on the bill with the soon-to-be bigger than life band?  Find out on today's "A Day in the Life."

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