Jeff Penfield https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/rss Arkells Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/arkells-live-kcsn/ <p>Arkells visited KCSN Studios for a live session that included performances of "My Heart's Always Yours" and "Savannah", as they continue on their 'Morning Report' Tour.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=507&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lH_h1Vh4zMQ?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iOX72GF_tag?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:50:26 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/arkells-live-kcsn/ Amy Shark Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/amy-shark-live-kcsn/ <p>Amy Shark stopped by KCSN for a live session of her song 'Deleted' off her EP "Night Thinker" before she heads out on her North American 'Adore' Tour. </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=508&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/k0gWqJS4LAI?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p> </p> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/amy-shark-live-kcsn/ Father John Misty Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/father-john-misty-live-kcsn/ <p>Father John Misty hung out with us at KCSN Studios for a Live Session of his song "Birdie" from his new album 'Pure Comedy'. </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=504&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/B3XBqVUj7fM?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div> <p> </p> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:05:42 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/father-john-misty-live-kcsn/ Vintage Trouble Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/vintage-trouble-live-kcsn/ <p>Vintage Trouble dropped by KCSN to record an awesome live performance of their single "Knock Me Out". </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=498&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/G3BUmbeqjqE?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:56:23 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/vintage-trouble-live-kcsn/ Jesca Hoop Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/jesca-hoop-live-kcsn/ <p>Jesca Hoop came by KCSN for a live recording of her song "Pegasi" off her album 'Memories Are Now'.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=502&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/d4z6VbPX6y4?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div> <p> </p> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:34:00 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/jesca-hoop-live-kcsn/ Imelda May Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/imelda/ <p>Imelda May stopped by KCSN to perform her newly released song "Black Tears" from her upcoming album 'Life Love Flesh Blood' scheduled to debut on April 7, 2017.</p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=500&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/k63fhzfjoZw?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Tue, 21 Mar 2017 10:43:58 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/imelda/ Spoon Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/spoon-live-kcsn/ <p>Spoon recently visited KCSN to record an incredible live session, including a performance from their hit song "Rainy Taxi". </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=501&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/X7nphCV5UJY?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 09:46:40 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/spoon-live-kcsn/ Craig Finn Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/craig-finn-live-kcsn/ <p>Craig Finn visited KCSN for a live performance of his song "Tangletown" from his new album "We All Want the Same Things". </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=499&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LyR9WGfz23Y?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div> <p> </p> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:06:34 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/craig-finn-live-kcsn/ The Staves Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/the-staves-live-kcsn/ <p>The Staves stopped by KCSN to play tracks from their EP "Blood I Bled", as they hit the West Coast for their North America Tour. </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=491&amp;guest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/jC0fjtDHo68?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:08:51 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/the-staves-live-kcsn/ Tash Sultana Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/tash-sultana-live-kcsn/ <p>Tash Sultana swung by KCSN Studios and put on a multi-talented live performance of her song 'Jungle' off her EP "Notion". </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=492&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/A2-3osZgQCg?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:45:24 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/tash-sultana-live-kcsn/ Lisa Hannigan Live at KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/lisa-hannigan-live/ <p><span>Irish singer-songwriter Lisa Hannigan came by KCSN for a live performance which included "A Prayer for the Dying" from her album "At Swim".  </span></p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=489&amp;guest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/OVgY464Wk9Q?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:38:46 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/lisa-hannigan-live/ The Last Bandoleros Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/the-last-bandoleros-live/ <p>The Last Bandoleros dropped by KCSN for a Live Session while they were in Los Angeles performing with Sting at the Hollywood Palladium. </p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eisbGPFgYUQ?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:06:19 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/the-last-bandoleros-live/ Beth Hart Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/beth-hart-live-kcsn/ <p>Beth Hart dropped by KCSN and cranked out a stellar live performance of her song "Jazz Man" off her latest album 'Fire on the Floor'.</p> <p> <a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=485&amp;amp%3bguest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <div align="center"> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/88yOYVtcN3s?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> </div> <p> </p> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:44:05 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/beth-hart-live-kcsn/ Foxygen Live @ KCSN https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/foxygen-live-kcsn/ <p>Foxygen stopped by KCSN before the station presents their upcoming show at the Fonda Theatre on April 8th. </p> <p><a href="https://www.kcsn.org/archivesplaylist/?guestid=482&amp;guest_sort=date-DESC">Click here to listen to the Full Interview</a></p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y7JXyQ_a2bg?ecver=1" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:02:58 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/foxygen-live-kcsn/ Best Of 2016 So Far https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/best-of-2016-so-far/ <p>2016 has been a year marred by the passing of a number of great musicians. Fortunately we have been consoled by great new music and here's a quick look at some of KCSN's favorite albums half way through 2016.</p> <p><strong>Ray LaMontagne <em>Ouroboros</em></strong><br>Coming off of his 60’s influenced Supernova album, Ray Lamontagne remained in a throwback kind of mood. He brought in Jim James of My Morning Jacket fame to produce a very psychedelic rock influenced <em>Ouroboros</em>. From the seconds of “Homecoming” to through “Wouldn’t It Make A Lovely Photograph”, you could swear Pink Floyd recorded this album around the same time as Dark Side Of The Moon. “The Changing Man” into “While It Still Beats” is definitely a highlight.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/W9L0IUG8gKQ?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Lucius <em>Good Grief</em></strong><br>Normally a band with two or more lead singers looks to highlight their differences. Lucius, on the other hand, keeps reminding you how similar Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig are. Good Grief is a culmination of their hard work over the years. In an age of music where dynamic range is all but forgotten, they can rock out on tracks like “Born Again Teen” before keeping you on the edge of your seat with the sparse “Dusty Trails”.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Oqc7te2sitg?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Sturgill Simpson <em>A Sailor's Guide To Earth</em></strong><br>The country rock revolution continues with Sturgill Simpson leading the way in 2016 on A Sailor’s Guide To Earth. Sturgill has a very special ability to take an everyday country song and quite literally take it beyond this world. Who else would think of a country song like “Keep It Between The Lines” getting a horn section? Or how about a dark cover of Nirvana’s “In Bloom”? This album is rich with passion and fire, maybe more so than just about any other release in 2016.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/BlOk5wV0DRo?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Radiohead <em>A Moon Shaped Pool</em></strong><br>Is there any band who shrouds their album releases in as much mystery as Radiohead? A Moon Shaped Pool is their first album in 5 years and yet again the band surprises us with another transition. This time “Burn The Witch” previewed what was to come – strings. Compared to the last few albums, the band returned to more melodic sounds without escaping who Radiohead is at heart. Gorgeous arrangements bind the album together while the band continues to push the envelope on what constitutes a great song.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/yI2oS2hoL0k?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>David Bowie <em>Blackstar</em></strong><br>The sudden death of David Bowie hit many music fans hard, yet we were consoled by his final studio album, now clearly his swan song to the world. Recorded over Bowie’s final years as cancer ate away at his health, the always adventurous artist left us with an album that is beautiful yet ugly, evocative yet mysterious, and challenging yet comfortable. Bowie’s influence on the music world is unquestioned and Blackstar was a fitting end to one of the all-time greats.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/kszLwBaC4Sw?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p>So how about what's coming for the rest of the year? <strong>The Head And The Heart</strong> have already made big waves with "All We Ever Knew" off of their upcoming album <em>Signs Of Light</em>.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/WxyBhnbV77E?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p>Is there anything that has blown you away so far in 2016? Any upcoming relelases you're excited to hear?</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:16:39 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/best-of-2016-so-far/ Transmissions: Pete Yorn https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-pete-yorn/ <p><strong>Pete Yorn</strong> released his 6th solo album earlier this year and took time to visit Nic Harcourt for an episode of Transmissions. Check out his performance of "Halifax" below and <a href="http://worldarts.com/transmissions/episodes/peteyorn_episode" target="_blank">click here to watch the full episode</a>.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/QXiGInYl7Hw" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:21:07 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-pete-yorn/ Transmissions: The Rubens "Hoops" https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-the-rubens-hoops/ <p>Australia has been a hot bed of new music the past few years, with acts like Courtney Barnett, Gotye, Boy &amp; Bear, and more receiving praise as they come over to America. The Rubens are looking to be added to the list. Nic Harcourt sat down with the band and recorded a few songs for Tranmissions. Check out "Hoops" below and <a href="http://worldarts.com/transmissions/episodes/rubens_episode" target="_blank">click here to see the full session</a>.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LFw_AVllbnE" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Tue, 17 May 2016 10:09:45 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-the-rubens-hoops/ Transmissions: LP "Death Valley" https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-lp-death-valley/ <p>Nic Harcourt's new web series <strong>Transmissions</strong> premiered earlier this year and has already welcomed legends like Lucinda Williams and hot new Los Angeles bands like The Record Company. His next episode features new music from KCSN favorite LP! Check out her new song "Death Valley" performed live for Transmissions below and <a href="http://worldarts.com/transmissions" target="_blank">click here to watch the full episode premiring May 3rd</a>.</p> <p> </p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/qgIiNUm5B2c" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Mon, 02 May 2016 12:39:53 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/transmissions-lp-death-valley/ SXSW 2016 In Review https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/sxsw-2016-in-review/ <div align="center"><img class="left" style="margin: 10px;" title="" src="https://www.kcsn.org/assets/Uploads/_resampled/resizedimage600300-SunflowerSXSW2.JPG" alt="SunflowerSXSW2" width="600" height="300"></div> <p>KCSN was proud to host its official SXSW Radio Day Stage on Thursday, March 17th, but of course we went to a TON of shows featuring the best new acts around. Here are a few of my superlatives from the conference:</p> <p><strong>Most Surprising Artist We Heard Of Before: Fantastic Negrito</strong><br>He was the first act of our Radio Day Stage so how could we be surprised? Sometimes what you hear on a recording is very different than what you see live. Fantastic Negrito not only rocked the stage, he has a great rapport with the audience.</p> <p><strong>Most Surprising Artist We Haven’t Heard Before: Seratones</strong><br>Imagine a band that plays grunge with a Southern twist and soulful vocals. That’s Seratones in a nutshell.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/s71asqGhVb4?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Most Pleased To Welcome Back: The Avett Brothers</strong><br>Republic Records’ Thursday Showcase featured the North Carolina band playing old favorites along with some brand new tunes. I can’t wait to share the new music!!</p> <p><strong>Most Rock &amp; Roll Moment: The Struts</strong><br>A lot of fuss has been made the last few years over the corporatization of SXSW and that certainly was the case at the Bud Light Lounge for The Struts. As flashy as the room was with a “Swag Wall” and a DJ between sets, The Struts came on stage as classic rock and roll badasses. The room they occupied didn’t matter - they were going to rock and you were going to listen.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/r61Xj0pHawE?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <p> </p> <p><strong>Personal Pick: Bombino</strong><br>I have a soft spot for West African/Saharan Blues. Ever since Robert Plant performed with Tuareg band Tinariwen and recorded the heavily influenced Mighty Rearranger, I’ve been hooked. Nigerian band Bombino is similar and their cyclical beats with great jamming guitars were such a joy to see in person.</p> <p><strong>Best Band Runner Up: Lucius</strong><br>Performing songs off their brand new album Good Grief, the lovely ladies of Lucius were jaw dropping. Forget the fact that they have an uncanny ability to sing in unison, they brought the new songs to life on stage.</p> <p><strong>Best Band: Sunflower Bean</strong><br>Sure, this could be a bit of bias considering they performed our Radio Day Stage, however their uncontainable sound was undeniable. For a three piece, they certainly do get quite a bit of sound out of their instruments. I couldn’t resist seeing their mesmerizing performance a second time at midnight on Friday night. That was before a 7 a.m. flight mind you.</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/xykuu_pVZak?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 10:45:07 -0700 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/sxsw-2016-in-review/ Download "Overnight" From The Wild Feathers https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/download-a-free-song-from-the-wild-feathers/ <p>In case you haven't heard, <strong>The Wild Feathers</strong> new album <em><strong>Lonely Is A Lifetime</strong></em> comes out this Friday. The Nashville band's first album was a rousing success and the upcoming release sounds amazing so far. Download the first single <strong>"Overnight"</strong> for FREE below. Don't forget, <a href="http://ticketf.ly/1UZlO9Q" target="_blank">KCSN Presents The Wild Feathers at The Troubadour on April 6th</a>!</p> <div align="center"><iframe src="http://overnight.thewildfeathers.com" width="380" height="373" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> <div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/uxaQVZkjXx8?rel=0" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0"></iframe></div> Tue, 08 Mar 2016 08:34:15 -0800 https://www.kcsn.org/blog/jeff-penfield/download-a-free-song-from-the-wild-feathers/