909 News - page 2

Feb. 8 New Music Adds: FKA twigs, The Moose, Bomba Estereo

Posted on February 8 2021 by Michelle Bacon

A new week means new music discovery on 90.9 The Bridge! We've got more fresh tracks to add to our playlist of current songs – including FKA twigs (pictured above), The Moose and Bomba Estéreo.The Bamboos - “Hard Up” Based in Melbourne, Australia, soul/fu... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Jon Batiste

Posted on February 8 2021 by Michelle Bacon

You may know our Bridge Artist of the Week from Pixar's latest feature film, “Soul,” or as the affable bandleader of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert." But what you may not realize is that Jon Batiste is a world-renowned artist — a prodigious jazz pian... [Read More]

For Her 'SNL' Debut, Phoebe Bridgers Goes Bigger Than Ever

Posted on February 7 2021 by NPR

Most of us spent 2020 in a holding pattern — if we're lucky — but Phoebe Bridgers had a massive year. Her second album, Punisher, was one of 2020's best-loved records, and she's started 2021 with four Grammy nominations and a new wave of high-profile TV a... [Read More]

On 'Collapsed In Sunbeams,' Arlo Parks Welcomes Endings And Change

Posted on February 5 2021 by NPR

It was poetry that first captured Arlo Parks, not music. As a teenager in West London, the artist read Allen Ginsberg's "Howl," which she remembers emanating a sense of yearning and longing, while also challenging ideas of form and rhyme. Parks says the p... [Read More]

Bridge Exclusive: Martin Farrell Jr. - 'Dust Bowl 1933' Video Premiere

Posted on February 5 2021 by Michelle Bacon

Throughout the 1930s, the drought-stricken Plains were devastated by dust storms that displaced thousands of people and destroyed millions of acres of land. With his new music video for “Dust Bowl 1933,” Kansas songwriter and guitarist Martin Farrell Jr.... [Read More]

Tune In On Feb. 12 For Songs From the Heart

Posted on February 5 2021 by The Bridge

Join us for Songs From the Heart on Friday, Feb. 12 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in celebration of National Donor Day. It'll be a day of love songs and stories from KC-area families and individuals whose lives have been transformed by the gift of organ, eye and... [Read More]

Bridge Exclusive: TV Priest Interview

Posted on February 4 2021 by The Bridge

Charlie Drinkwater of TV Priest joined Jon Hart via Zoom for an exclusive interview, chatting about the band's latest studio album, “Uppers.” Listen and watch below! [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Arlo Parks

Posted on February 1 2021 by Michelle Bacon

Our Bridge Artist of the Week, Arlo Parks, just dropped one of the year's most anticipated debut albums!Based in London, the singer, songwriter and poet came to attention in 2018 through BBC Music. Her inaugural full-length release, “Collapsed In Sunbeams... [Read More]

Feb. 1 New Music Adds: Blue False Indigo, Dylan Cartlidge, Heads or Heads

Posted on February 1 2021 by Michelle Bacon

A new week means new music discovery on 90.9 The Bridge! We've got more fresh tracks to add to our playlist of current songs – including KC bands Blue False Indigo (pictured above), Heads Or Heads and Futureday, plus Hand Habits and Dylan Cartlidge.Aksak... [Read More]

Bridge Exclusive: Superflaw - 'Fictitious' Album Premiere

Posted on January 29 2021 by Michelle Bacon

Today’s Bridge premiere is courtesy of Manor Records — an independent, DIY Kansas City record label that has been churning out quality material over the past year from emerging area artists like Khrystal, Daniel Gum and R.I.Peter. The label’s latest relea... [Read More]