WNKU's Music Director & Afternoon host, John Patrick, has been training for weeks with a regular regiment of exercise and a steady diet of healthy vegetables. He's now set to squash the competition at the 2nd annual go Vibrant Veggie Race - a kick off event for the 36th Annual Taste of Cincinnati.
"My mom always told me two things - 'eat your vegetables,' and 'don't play with your food,'" said Patrick. "I'm setting out to prove you can do both and be a champion."
Paul Janeway's vocal range is some kind of miracle. For the young, Alabama-based soul stirrer and his band St. Paul & The Broken Bones, the sounds of Memphis and Muscle Shoals go marrow-deep. On Half the City, the group's unbelievably mature debut, Janeway channels '60s R&B greats like Otis Redding, James Carr and Al Green, while the band cranks out seriously funky rhythms and soaring melodies.
During a recent on-air performance, the KEXP studio could barely contain the seven-member group and the heat of its tight grooves. Get ready to get saved.
The Hold Steady recently released their 6th album, Teeth Dreams, and will be at Bogart's tonight with Deer Tick. The Hold Steady put on one of the better live shows you'll see, but before they take the stage tonight at Bogarts, they'll be in the studio with John Patrick sometime in the 1 o'clock hour. Tell your friends and stay tuned! In the
Well, it's happened again. WNKU's Music Director and Afternoon Music host, John Patrick, met Johnny Law. He fought the law and well, you know how the rest of it goes. At least it's for a good cause this time.
Many laughs were shared when The Elders paid WNKU's John Patrick, a visit last week. The group shared several stories about their annual returns to front-man Ian Byrne's home in Wicklow, Ireland to perform. Byrne and his American counterparts make up the group, The Elders, who greatly enjoy the challenge of describing their unique sound. The Elders have achieved a very unique sound, and an equally difficult task is describing exactly what it is that they play.
Sara Watkins stopped by the WNKU studio with her brother Sean to play a few songs from her new album, Sun Midnight Sun. She is on tour currently in support of her second solo release after 20 years with Nickel Creek. Sara even did some work on John Mayer's new album, Born and Raised, released this May.
Last week, Riverbend announced that Dave Matthews Band would be returning this summer for a show on May 29th. Dave has long been known to showcase acts by having them open shows for his band. More often than not, the bands he showcases are only known to folks like you, the WNKU fan. This tour is no exception as Dave welcomes along a WNKU favorite, The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Tickets go on sale March 9th.
Check out this video from the last time they paid us a visit. It was long ago when our logo was different and we didn't have as many frequencies.