Sunday, May 31, 2009

Featured Albums of the Week

Featured Album of the Week (8:20am Your Morning Brew):
EELS, Hombre Lobo - twelve new songs on their first album in several years!
Pick of the Week (4pm The Home Stretch):
SON VOLT, American Central Dust - hear it a full month before you can buy it, and in advance of their July 12th gig at the Rialto Theatre.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Thursday Night Program Changes

Effective this week, we're shuffling up the Thursday night lineup a bit and offering you a brand-new show at 10pm.
You'll still be able to enjoy Matt Moon's Global Rhythm Radio on Thursday night, but it will now be a two-hour program from 6 to 8pm.
Jeff Rogers and his Halftime at the Apocalypse show moves up an hour to fill the 8 to 10pm time slot.
And now at 10pm, we introduce Hi-fi Haiku hosted by Music Mix veteran Scott Denton. From The Stooges to Stockhausen, Sondheim to Sonic Youth, Sun Ra to Sunn O))), Hi-fi Haiku is a carefully curated, genre-busting search for the seamless segue.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Dead Air Moves To Saturday

Effective May 23rd, KXCI's long-running Dead Air program is moving back to Saturday night, airing at 9pm after The Blues Review.
Hosts Kevin and Jeff are opening up the music library as well, to feature more music by great jam bands and other live performances, while still naturally featuring music from the Dead as well.
Tune in this Saturday, and every Saturday, at 9pm for Dead Air on Your Community Radio!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Friday Live at 5: KEVIN PAKULIS

Join us on Friday's The Home Stretch for an in-studio performance with Kevin Pakulis and a surprise special guest! 5pm Friday.
For information on Kevin's upcoming gig this weekend at the Triangle L, visit the Events page at

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Thursday Live @ 5: CARNIVALEROS

Tune in to Thursday's The Home Stretch for a Live at 5 from Carnivaleros, jamming with us as a preview to their CD Release Party on Friday night.
And don't miss Kevin Pakulis, Live at 5 on Friday!

Calle Debauche - Live@5 - Wednesday 5/20

Tune in for a Live@5pm, Studio 2A performance with Calle Debauche on the Homestretch this Wednesday. Calle Debauche are local band who make instrumental music that fuses art and post rock, eastern European folk and experimental jazz. Think of Devotcka meets Trans Am with the Rosano Brothers and Frank Zappa. They have a new self titled album available HERE and a CD release show this Thursday night at Plush with Flagrante Delicto and Chris Black.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Featured Albums, Week of May 18th

GLOBAL EXPRESS, 7:20am (Your Morning Brew):
Zap Mama, ReCreation
FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK, 8:20am (Your Morning Brew): John Vanderslice, Romanian Names

PICK OF THE WEEK, 4pm (The Home Stretch): Elvis Costello, Secret, Profane and Sugarcane

El Ten Eleven - Live@5 - Monday 5/18

CANCELLED! - the Live@5 is cancelled but they will still be performing at Plush tonight. Tune in for Live@5 on the Homestretch this Monday afternoon for a Studio 2a performance from El Ten Eleven. El Ten Eleven are a bass/guitar and drum duo from California. Their releases of ambient groove oriented post rock instrumentals are a favorite of KXCI DJ's. El Ten Eleven are known for mind blowing/head scratching performances, where one wonders how do two people make so much sound and still sound so good. El Ten Eleven performs Monday 5/18 at Plush, local groups Mascaron and Four Five Six open the show at 9:30pm.

Friday, May 15, 2009


Join Kidd Squidd's Mystery Jukebox Saturday from 2-5pm when he'll be joined by KXCI friend & DJ Ron "Jabar" Thomas for: "SQUIDD 'N' JABAR'S HOUSE OF SOUL:THE SILVER JUBILEE CELEBRATION". Jabar, who is a much beloved former programmer at KXCI, now lives in Texas. He visits Tucson every year or so & tries to join the Kidd whenever possible to spin 60's Soul music. This show will be the 25th time they've done this together (approximately!), hence the "Silver Jubilee" celebration. Join these funky Soul Brothers for a truly "Natch'l Ball"!

Studio 2A performances with Shotgun Party and Paul Geremia

We have two special live performances this Friday, May 15th on The Homestretch. Shotgun Party will be on the air around 5pm. This female led trio from Austin Texas specializes in back porch country swing. Shotgun Party will be performing Friday night at the Red Room, in Grill downtown on Congress, along with Tucson's own Silver Thread Trio. Paul Geremia will be on the air around 5:30. This master Bluesman got his start during the Folk Blues revival of the early 1960’s, learning firsthand from legendary players Son House, Howlin’ Wolf and Skip James. Today he is widely regarded as one of the best living Country Blues fingerpickers. Rolling Stone proclaimed him, “One of the finest blues artists in a long time,". Paul Geremia is performing Friday night in a Rhythm & Roots concert at Old Town Artisans along with Arizona Blues Hall of Famer Hans Olson.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Featured Albums of the Week

Global Express, 7:20am Your Morning Brew:
BELA FLECK, Throw Down Your Heart Tales From The Acoustic Planet Vol. 3: Africa Sessions
Featured Album of the Week, 8:20am Your Morning Brew:
Pick of the Week, 4pm The Home Stretch:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Jenny Owen Young - Live@4:30 - Tuesday

Jenny Owen Youngs stops by for a solo Studio 2A performance at 4:30pm this afternoon on The Homestretch. She's performing tonight at Club Congress with Jukebox The Ghost opening at 8pm. Jenny Owen Youngs new album is coming out in a couple weeks but you can download it now by clicking HERE and a portion of the proceeds will go to support Smile Train, a charitable organization which funds surgeries for children born with cleft palates.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Folk Fest Headliners Airing On KXCI

TKMA Tucson Folk Festival headliners Todd Snider and Eric Andersen will be broadcast as extra-special "Live at 5" segments next week on The Home Stretch.
You can catch Todd Snider's set on Tuesday, May 12th at 5pm. Tune back in Wednesday at 5:00 for Eric Andersen (with special guest Harvey Brooks!).
Brought to you by KXCI and the Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, with support from the 17th Street Market.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Avett Brothers In-Store At Bookman's

The Avett Brothers are in town Thursday night at the Rialto Theatre in a KXCI Presents show. Magnolia Electric Company opens; doors at 7pm. Learn a lot more at the Rialto's website: The boys, fresh off their tour with the Dave Matthews Band, will give a free preview of their concert with an in-store performance at Bookmans' Grant & Campbell location on Thursday at 5pm. KXCI's Cathy Rivers will be there to introduce the band, and (this is the really cool part!!) we're planning to air it live for that day's Live at 5 segment. Come out to Bookmans, cheer on the Avett Brothers, meet Cathy Rivers, and check out the show Thursday night at the Rialto. We'll see YOU there!