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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!

Feb 2, 2016

Today in 1978, the American rock and roll outfit, Van Halen, signed with Warner Brothers records. On today's "A Day in the Life," we turn our attention to the early days of the band and learn why they changed their name from "Mammoth".

Nov 23, 2015

On this day in 2004, Nova Scotia native and sometime Broken Social Scene member,  Feist released her single, "Mushaboom."  What does the name reference and what are the origins of the word?  Find out all this and more on today's "A Day in the Life."   

May 15, 2015

Today in 2009, rapper Eminem released Relapse, his sixth studio album.  What was going on in his life leading up to the recording of this double-platinum album?  Find out on today's "A Day in the Life."    

May 4, 2015

On this date in 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on a group of Kent State University students.  Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young immortalized the event in "Ohio." But, what is the connection to the new-wave band Devo?  Find out on today's "A Day in the Life."

 

And when you are done: Check out "Critical Karaoke" episode 2.

 

Apr 17, 2015

Today in 1960, rocker Eddie Cochran--the creative force behind songs such as "Summertime Blues"--died in a tragic car crash.  Learn more on todays "A Day in the Life."

 

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