Kitty Dunn Blogs

Kitty's Local Hour Playlist 10/14

Hope you enjoyed this week's show! "Push It" by Garbage from the album Version 2.0. Garbage will be at The Sylvee Tuesday night celebrating the 20th anniversary of that album, and playing it in its entirety. "Bitter Rain" by The People Brothers Band from the album "Middle of the In Between." They'... Read More

Kitty's Local Hour Playlist 10/7

This week's show started off with a classic bit of Triple M history! "You Can't Always Get What You Want," by Luther Allison. This version was recorded live at the Barrymore in 1997 for Triple M's 6th birthday party. Earlier in the day he found out he had inoperable cancer, and passed away the next... Read More

Help For Pheasant Branch Conservancy

One of the most beautiful natural places in the Madison area was severely damaged by flooding, but efforts are underway to restore the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. Officials in Middleton say it will cost as much as 4 million dollars to restore the series of trails and bridges that were used each... Read More

Kitty's Local Hour Playlist 9/30

It was a mix of new and old in this week's Local Hour! "Rita" by Willy Porter from the album "Dog Eared Dream." See him at the Barrymore this Saturday night when they celebrate the 25th anniversary of this great album. "Dear To Me" by Gabe Burdulis. From the album "Youth City." "We Knew Love" by... Read More

Kitty's Local Hour Playlist 9/23

I host The Local Hour Sunday nights at 8:00. Here's what you missed this week: "Jupiter" by Phat Phunktion . See them Saturday 9/29 at the High Noon Saloon. "Reincarnation" by Natty Nation . From the album "Retrospective." "Waiting For the Nite Time" by Nick Matthews. From the EP "Believe It All... Read More

7 Things You Didn't Know About Paul McCartney

A lot of people are pretty excited that Paul McCartney brings his #FreshenUp Tour to Madison's Kohl Center June 6th. Tickets go on sale Friday. (More info here). This is the first time Paul will play Madison. He's been in Milwaukee a few times--as a Beatle, with Wings, and as a solo artist. It's... Read More

What Makes A Great Live album?

There's been plenty of debate about which rock and roll live albums are the best. But have you ever thought about what it is that makes a great live album great? Some of the important qualities are obvious, but others are more difficult to define. Do you agree with my list? 1. The sound cannot suck... Read More

The Weezer-Middleton Connection

There's a local twist to Weezer covering Toto's song "Africa." And we think you ought to know about it. On their website, Weezer is selling t-shirts that say "Bless The Rains," one of the lines in the song "Africa." (I bless the rains down in Africa Gonna take some time to do the things we never... Read More

Remembering The Queen of Soul

"We all require and want respect, man or woman, black or white. It’s our basic human right."--Aretha Franklin Aretha Franklin, who died today at the of 76, gave the world so much. I am sure I am not the only one that says her music spoke to me on a deeper level, and her attitude inspired confidence... Read More

Great Friends, Great Beer

Another Great Taste of the Midwest has come and gone. My boyfriend Mike and I just figured out that it was our 20th Taste, and we've learned quite a lot over the years. Here are just a few tidbits we don't mind passing along. 1. You can't try them all. I heard that there were at least 1700 beers... Read More