Sound Advice


Capital Public Radio music hosts and special guests discuss and feature new and noteworthy recordings and music events with Insight host Beth Ruyak. Look for a new post every Thursday.

Recent Shows

Mar 06  Sound Advice - Kent Teeters & New Classical Recordings

Classical morning host Kent Teeters brings new recordings of popular symphonies by Beethoven as well as a DVD/CD from a Canadian Baroque ensemble with a local connection.

Feb 27  Nick Brunner & New Music

Nick's busy week included an interview with The Thermals, an in-studio with BOATS! and a lot of time with the new record by Wild Beasts.

Feb 13  Cale Wiggins & Classical

With SO many versions already in the world, classical host Cale Wiggins tells us why we should care about another recording of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons.

Feb 06  Noise Pop 2014 with Jonathan Carabba

Jonathan Carabba, co-founder of Submerge Magazine, spins music from bands playing the 22nd annual Noise Pop festival in San Francisco.

Jan 30  Live at The Crocker Art Museum

A special showcase in this week as Sound Advice travels to downtown Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum. Gary Vercelli & Beth record in front of a live studio audience.

Jan 23  New for 2014 & Chk Chk Chk

2014 has had an auspicious start as pop music goes. This year also sees a successful Sacramento band turn 18. Nick Brunner sits in to discuss it all.

Jan 16  Devin Yamanaka Brings the Funny

Devin Yamanaka brings the funny this week with jazz by Lorraine Feather, Blossom Dearie, Frank Vignola & more.

Jan 09  Firsts & Finals with Kent Teeters

Compositions by the first professor of music at Harvard University and the final piece by a master. Plus: Meteors over Argentina and an opera composer when he isn't an opera composer.

Dec 19  2013: A Year in Pop

Nick Brunner tells us why there was WAY too much music in 2013 to cram into one mere retrospective. Mazzy Star to King Krule, Danny Brown to ALAK. It's been a doozy.

Dec 12  Alan Ray Shares His Take On Top Instrumental Pop Tunes

Who knew CapRadio News Editor Alan Ray was an aficionado on Top of the Charts Instrumental Pop Tunes? Get introduced to (or re-acquainted with) the music of The Chantays, Hugh Masekela and Booker T.
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