Music 101

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Host: Margot
Sundays at 10 am MST and Wednesdays at 8 pm MST

Music 101 is part music/part history lesson with your teacher and host Margot. Every week, Margot highlights a different chapter in music history, bringing you songs you love and the stories behind them. Music 101 explores how music and history both affect one another, while highlighting topics like the Wrecking Crew, banned and censored songs, the Civil Rights Movement, CBGB’s, the Hammond organ in rock — and much more.

Recent Episodes

Music 101: the Devil

Music 101: the Devil

The Devil has been the topic of a lot of music across all genres.

Music 101: Third Wave Ska

Music 101: Third Wave Ska

In this episode of Music 101, Margot highlights the Third Wave Ska music scene. Third Wave Ska grew out of the punk scene in the late 1980s with musicians who wanted to fuse their love of Punk and (primarily) the 2 Tone Ska movement. For a few hot years in the 1990s, Third Wave Ska…

Music 101: The Bass

Music 101: The Bass

Do you have a favorite bass player? Is yours on this list? Being a bass player in a band can be a thankless gig. But the bass plays an important part in rhythm communication between percussion and guitar. Over the years there have been some truly phenomenal bassists and memorable bass lines. This episode of…