Canterbury Scene: The Basics

The trademark Canterbury Sound is best understood by putting it into context. At its origins, the Canterbury Scene emerged during a key developing point in rock music; in the midst of 60s psychedelic rock experimentation, but also before the common motifs of 70s progressive rock had really taken hold. This influence, combined with the supreme talent of its members, allowed the scene to be a breeding ground for some of the greatest rock music ever made.

The Show Might Go On?: The Music Industry and KURE’s response to COVID-19

COVID-19 is serious, and we need to take necessary precautions. But life will still go on…at some point. We need to find a KURE (sorry, I had to do it to ‘em) to the virus, and do anything in our control to prevent it from spreading. If cancelling some of the country’s biggest music festivals and tours, then let’s do it. Let’s keep an open and positive attitude towards these rapidly changing events, and also keep tuning in to 88.5 KURE: Ames Alternative. Don’t worry, Otto is working 24/7 to give you some great content!

The Best of 2019, As Told By Jessica Spottek

2019 was extremely fast for me. Like seriously, this fall semester felt like a month! I’ve been on the go-go-go and didn’t have a lot of time to sit down and check out all the great music that came out this year. I was also unable to go to many concerts this year as well because of, well, “becoming an adult”. Last spring semester, I decided to work on partnerships with music festivals for KURE to participate with press. Never in my life would I think this station would become so successful from two festivals. In addition to these amazing weekends, here are a few of my top concerts of 2019 (in no particular order):