Minnesota Public Radio features by Jake Rudh http://minnesota.publicradio.org/about/people/mpr_people_display.php?aut_id=31196 en-us Copyright 2017 Minnesota Public Radio Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:00:36 -0600 Minnesota Public Radio features by Jake Rudh http://minnesota.publicradio.org/standard/images/mpr003/logo_mpr.gif http://minnesota.publicradio.org/?refid=0 Transmission's Top Tracks of 2016 Transmission's roots are in the worlds of punk, post-punk, new wave, synth, power and dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. As the New Year gets underway, DJ Jake Rudh has compilied a list of songs released in 2016 that fit that signature Transmission mold. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2017/01/05/transmissions-top-tracks-of-2016?refid=0 Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:20:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jake Rudh, host The Current's Jake Rudh shares his top albums of 2016. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/12/06/top89-staff-picks-jake-rudh?refid=0 Tue, 06 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600 Your top 50 classic alternative Transmission tunes As Transmission celebrates its anniversary of five years on The Current, Jake Rudh shares the list of the top 50 classic Transmission tunes, as voted by you. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/07/14/your-top-50-classic-alternative-transmission-tunes?refid=0 Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:45:00 -0500 Transmission's 15 songs for 15 years As he gets ready to celebrate Transmission's 15th anniversary at First Avenue this Friday night, Jake Rudh has put together a playlist of songs from each year the club night has been in existence. These aren't just any songs; they're tunes that keep a Transmission dance floor packed. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2016/03/25/transmission-15-songs-for-15-years?refid=0 Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:20:00 -0500 Transmission's Top Tracks of 2015 Transmission's roots are in the worlds of punk, post-punk, new wave, synth, power and dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are songs released in 2015 that fit that mold -- listed in no particular order with a very simple description of genre or feel. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/31/transmissions-top-tracks-of-2015?refid=0 Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:43:00 -0600 Transmission celebrates 'Star Wars' at First Avenue Jake Rudh has previously celebrated the genius of John Hughes at First Avenue, but would people show up for a few hours of sci-fi action? It turns out they did. Jake provides a recap of a 'Star Wars' party at First Avenue that drew nearly 1,200 people and raised money for a good cause. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/12/17/transmission-celebrates-star-wars-at-first-avenue?refid=0 Thu, 17 Dec 2015 11:30:00 -0600 Transmission's tribute to John Hughes Last summer, Jake Rudh took a 'day off' and visited the Chicago area to find locations from the films of John Hughes, including 'Sixteen Candles' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'. Revisit Jake's film tour of Chicago, and be sure to tune in to Transmission at 10 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, to hear some of the best songs and clips featured in many of John Hughes' now iconic films. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/08/jake-rudhs-day-off-tracing-the-films-of-john-hughes/?refid=0 Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:20:00 -0500 Transmission's Top Tracks of 2014 Transmission's roots are in the worlds of punk, post-punk, new wave, synth, power and dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Host Jake Rudh presents his picks of the top songs released in 2014 that fit the Transmission mold. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2015/01/08/transmissions-top-tracks-of-2014?refid=0 Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:20:00 -0600 Jake Rudh's holiday playlist The host of Transmission, Jake Rudh, provides a playlist of some of his favorite holiday jams as nice alternatives to the seasonal norm. Just don't ask him for any help explaining what a Cocteau Twin is to Grandma. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/11/jake-rudhs-holiday-playlist?refid=0 Thu, 11 Dec 2014 09:50:00 -0600 Top 89 Staff Picks: Jake Rudh, host Transmission's Jake Rudh shares his top 10 songs of 2014. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2014/12/01/top-89-staff-picks-jake-rudh?refid=0 Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 -0600 Jake Rudh's Day Off: tracing the films of John Hughes For close to a decade, I've celebrated the work of John Hughes annually by hosting club events where I play iconic clips and unforgettable songs throughout ... but now it was time to go see where all the magic happened and visit the actual filming locations of many of these beloved movies. http://blog.thecurrent.org/2014/08/jake-rudhs-day-off-tracing-the-films-of-john-hughes/?refid=0 Thu, 07 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0500 Transmission's Top Tracks of 2013 Transmission's roots are in the worlds of post-punk, new wave, synth, power & dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are DJ Jake Rudh's picks for the top songs of 2013. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/12/19/transmission-top-songs-2013?refid=0 Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:00:00 -0600 New wave pioneer Adam Ant talks with Jake Rudh Jake Rudh had a chance to chat with Adam Ant about his sixth studio album <em>Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter</em> just in time for his performance at Mill City Nights September 1. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/15/jake-rudh-adam-ant-interview?refid=0 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:00:00 -0500 New Synth Song Select with DJ Jake Rudh: Pet Shop Boys or OMD? Transmission is not only a defender of synth, but a preserver. That is why I come before you today wearing a DEVO energy dome and a TRON jumpsuit asking for your assistance to make a stand for the synth. You're first act of allegiance? Deciding which of these new tracks by classic alternative artists (Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark or the Pet Shop Boys) you feel deserves more airtime on Transmission. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/08/01/synth-song-select?refid=0 Thu, 01 Aug 2013 10:00:50 -0500 Jake Rudh's Top 12" Extended Remixes A lot of people think the record industry made 12" vinyl singles just so songs could be longer. To an extent, that's true, but there's a more nuanced history to it than that. At 10 p.m. on July 18 Jake Rudh will play a selection of tracks that not only made the dance floors swell back in the 80s, but continue to do so on the Transmission dance floor today. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/07/18/transmission-12-inch-extended-remix?refid=0 Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:07:08 -0500 Jake Rudh interviews iconic Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry Singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry is a musical icon whose career spans from the several classic albums released by his band Roxy Music in the '70s and early '80s into a long, eclectic and accomplished solo career. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/04/19/bryan-ferry-interview?refid=0 Fri, 19 Apr 2013 16:30:00 -0500 Transmission's Top Tracks of 2012 Transmission's roots are in the worlds of post-punk, new wave, synth, power & dream pop, shoegaze, psych, mod, space and Krautrock. Here are Jake Rudh's picks for the top Transmission songs of 2012. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2013/01/02/tranmissions-top-songs-2012?refid=0 Thu, 03 Jan 2013 06:00:00 -0600 Duran Duran's John Taylor speaks with Jake Rudh John Taylor, the iconic bassist and co-founder of Duran Duran opens up to Transmission host Jake Rudh. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/11/30/duran-duran-john-taylor-jake-rudh?refid=0 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 12:31:57 -0600 Transmission's Top Five Morrissey/Smiths Dancefloor Jams Morrissey returns to Minneapolis this month. Tranmission's Jake Rudh lists the top Moz/Smiths jams that get folks out on the dance floor for his Transmission dance nights. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/10/04/transmissions-top-morrissey-smiths-jams?refid=0 Thu, 04 Oct 2012 00:00:00 -0500 Thomas Dolby performs in the Current studio Thomas Dolby has been making music for over 30 years, has collaborated with the likes of David Byrne, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, been called "a brilliant talent" by David Bowie, wrote the synth patch you hear in many of your cell phones and was zapped into our homes via MTV in the 1980's with a catchy little number called "She Blinded Me with Science" among others. http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2012/04/12/thomas-dolby?refid=0 Thu, 12 Apr 2012 10:48:32 -0500