Anchorage Night Report, All Bumper Music

From haunted houses in Mountain View neighborhood to drifters wandering in from the Lower 48, Anchorage Night Report is an Alaskan radio show that covers the most creepy and unusual topics — most of them local to our state. Your host, Jade Jackson, discusses bizarre news, talks to local guests, and plays catchy bumper music. Listeners are also welcome to call in with their questions, comments, and stories for the last hour of the show. Plays Sunday nights from 8 to 10 PM.

 

Statement From KRUA’s Station Manager

Last Saturday, February 10th at approximately 11 PM, KRUA received a complaint regarding a late night talk show broadcast in which two KRUA volunteers were expressing racially derogatory views. KRUA took this matter very seriously, and after meeting with the volunteers, we have decided to discontinue the show on which this took place. This broadcast did not meet our standards or reflect KRUA’s values, and the use of our radio platform to express these views will not be tolerated, now or in the future.

-Wright Franklin, KRUA Station Manager

Cry Cry Cry | Wolf Parade

Cry Cry Cry | Wolf Parade

Album Review by James Kendall

Wolf Parade return after a seven-year hiatus with Cry Cry Cry. It’s a solid alternative-rock album that doesn’t stray too far from their established sound but still feels fresh. My favorites are: “You’re Dreaming,” “Incantation,” “Valley Boy,” and “Lazarus Online.”

Check out my review from Edge Essentials Episode 14 below.

I Tell A Fly | Benjamin Clementine

I Tell A Fly | Benjamin Clementine

Album Review by James Kendall

“In little words – it’s a story about two wandering flies finding fleet.
I am neither a politician nor prophet but,
an artist who creates to only entertain is no better than a con.
I hope this album fulfills its purpose.”

– Benjamin Clementine about his new album, I Tell A Fly.

Benjamin Clemetine’s sophmore release, I Tell A Fly, is like a musical piece of theatre for your ears. Sit back and enjoy the experience with Ben’s unique musical style guiding you through an unforgettable album. My favorites are: “Jupiter,” “God Save The Jungle,” “One Awkward Fish,” and “Ave Dreamer.”

Check out my review from Edge Essentials Episode 14 below.

Haiku From Zero | Cut Copy

Haiku From Zero | Cut Copy

Album Review by James Kendall

Cut Copy return with their best album since 2008’s In Ghost ColoursHaiku is a fun album full of jams that don’t let up at any point; the whole album just really works front to back. My favorites are: “Standing In The Middle of The Field,” “Living Upside Down,” “Black Rainbows,” and “Airborne.”

Check out my review from Edge Essentials Episode 12 below.

Sleep Well Beast | The National

Sleep Well Beast | The National

Album Review by James Kendall

“Forget it, nothing I change changes anything
I won’t let it, I won’t let it ruin my hair.”
Matt Berninger on “Walk It Back.”

The National’s latest album sees the band letting loose a little from their conventionally heavy-laden, melancholy sound. There’s still plenty of somber tracks throughout but some fresh new sounds emerge on tracks like, “Day I Die” and “Dark Side of the Gym.” They even experiment with some new instrumentations like the electronically driven “Walk It Back,” or the guitar solos that dominate “The System Only Dreams In Total Darkness.”

Check out my review from Edge Essentials Episode 11 below.