NV89 Discover Music We are champions of emerging artists and local musicians who will be the stars of tomorrow, as well as established artists with a history of creating compelling music from recent years.
NV89 Discover Music

NV89 Discover Music

From Nevada Public Radio

We are champions of emerging artists and local musicians who will be the stars of tomorrow, as well as established artists with a history of creating compelling music from recent years.

Most Recent Episodes

Music Interview with Britt Daniel of Spoon

NV89 afternoon host Gia DeSantis caught up with Britt Daniel, frontman of the iconic band Spoon on the tour bus before their show in Reno on July 15th 2019.Spoon recently released the single "No Bullets Spent" that is featured on their forthcoming album Everything Hits at Once--a best of compilation out July 26th on Matador Records. Spoon is currently on tour with Cage The Elephant, Beck and Starcrawler.

Music Interview with Britt Daniel of Spoon

NV89 Music Acts Are High On Two Years of Legal Cannabis

Nevada voted to legalize recreational marijuana two years ago this month. And today, July 10, is known to pot enthusiasts as 710, a day honoring the growing legalization of cannabis oil and extracts.

NV89 Music Acts Are High On Two Years of Legal Cannabis

NV89 Celebrates Pride Month With Music

Heterophobia is one of several bands in Nevada that features at least one openly lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender member, and reflects the artistic and social values of that community.

Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October on the Biggest Little Stage

Justin Furstenfeld frontman for the band Blue October stopped by the NV89 studio to perform a few songs and have a conversation with NV89 afternoon host Gia DeSantis.Justin and Gia talk about his wife and family who were the inspiration to transform his life through sobriety (now seven years sober), taking his daughter to see an upcoming Billie Eilish concert, and recording music at Peter Gabriel's studio in England; Peter being one of Justin's biggest inspirations as a musician.

Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October on the Biggest Little Stage

Vegas Abounds With New Music From Acts New And Old

Las Vegas act Good Coffee hasn't been releasing music much longer than a year. Fellow Valley music outfit Goldboot, on the other hand, has been going strong for the better part of a decade. What unites the two acts, besides their Vegas addresses? They're both played on NV89, Nevada Public Radio's music station in Reno. That includes both acts' recent material — including Good Coffee's folk-pop winter release, "Gold," and Goldboot's springtime groover, "My Language."

Vegas Abounds With New Music From Acts New And Old

Greg Antista on the Biggest Little Stage

Antista grew up in Fullerton, CA and once he reached his teens, he became fully invested in the flourishing Orange County punk scene of the late 1970s/early '80s. One of the tightest bonds he forged in high school was with Steve Soto of Agent Orange and the Adolescents, a staunch friend and ally who tragically died in 2018 at the age of 54. "I had never thought about playing an instrument until 1979 when punk rock exploded at my high school, Troy High School in Fullerton," reveals Antista.​

The Ambitious Players In Reno's Music Scene

Reno's music scene boasts some ambitious players. Some of them spend a lot of their time on the road, playing for international names like Jack Johnson, Eddie Vedder, and Nahko and Medicine For the People. And when they're not on tour, they're busy making their own music — sometimes with renowned artists from outside Nevada.

Vegas Musicians Score Some Golden Knights Action

There are a few places in Las Vegas where you can hear the city's rising musical talent — and one of those spots is T-Mobile Arena.Credit Jake Wagner, who as music director for the Vegas Golden Knights featured some 40 local tunes during the hockey team's 2018-2019 season.And no, Wagner didn't just play hits by big names like The Killers or Imagine Dragons. He helped expose up and coming local artists to a nightly audience of 18,000 plus.

New Music—And Development—Abounds From Nevada Musicians

Record-label signings, innovative videos, national exposure and brand new releases—musical artists from Las Vegas to Reno have already seen noteworthy accomplishments in just the first four months of 2019.

Some Of Nevada's Biggest Artists Offer New Music For 2019

It's been a great 2019 so far for some of Nevada's biggest music acts and music director and host at NV89 Gia DeSantis talked to KNPR's State of Nevada about those artists' new music.

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