Thursday, August 27, 2009

KXCI Community Radio: New Bumper Stickers

Swing by the KXCI studios at 220 South Fourth Avenue during business hours (Mon-Fri 10am-4pm) to pick up one or both of our fine new bumper stickers. One reads "I break for local music!" and it serves to remind people what a great place Tucson is for local talent. The other promotes our weekday Democracy Now! broadcast at noon. Of course, you can nab one of the large and stylish regular KXCI logo bumper stickers, too, all with our compliments and our gratitude for making your bumper our billboard!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Gabriel Sullivan - Locals Only - Monday 9pm

Locals Only features a live performance every Monday night from a local artist or group. This Monday it's Gabriel Sullivan who has a brand new CD, By The Dirt. It is the solo debut from this member of Fell City Shouts and American Black Lung. For his solo release, Gabriel Sullivan mines a Tom Waits vein with deep gravelly songs that snake through old timey blues, country, gospel, jazz and rock. It is a great collection of original songs with two covers, a tip o' the hat to Rainer Ptacek and Chris Gaffney. There is strong thread of Tucson and the desert Southwest running through this release, which is aided by the choice of covers and a cast of local music luminaries such as Tom Walbank, Marco Rosano, Brittany Dawn, Nick Luca, Joey Burns, Vicki Brown, Arthur Vint and others. Tune in Monday night at 9pm to hear who shows up for the live from Studio 2A performance. Locals Only is every Monday night from 8 to 10pm, with a hour long live in-studio performance and interview at 9pm. Gabriel Sullivan celebrates the release of By The Dirt with a show Friday August 28th at Club Congress. Follow link for a full review of the album from our friends at Blurt.

Friday, August 21, 2009

John Coinman & Michael Blake - Live@5 - Friday

Tune in to The Homestretch for a Live@5 interview and performance with Michael Blake and John Coinman, Friday August 21st. Author Michael Blake joins The John Coinman Band for a reading and concert in celebration of the American West. This is a benefit for the Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros. Michael Blake is the author of Dances with Wolves and John Coinman won Songwriter of the Year and Best Local Performing Songwriter in a citywide reader’s poll. The evening promises tales of wild horses, plaintive border ballads, haunting tales of love and High Plains Rock, all with a shot of twang. The concert is Saturday, Aug. 22nd, 8pm at the Berger Performing Arts Canter. See Rhythm & Roots for more information.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Mostly Bears and Los Campesinos! on The Homestretch

Thursday we have local favorites Mostly Bears in for Live@5 on The Homestretch. They have a new live CD and will be performing Saturday, August 22nd, in an all ages show at Club Congress. Then around 5:40pm Los Campesinos! will be in for a interview with Cathy. Los Campesinos! are an energetic indie pop band from Wales, utilizing a large variety of instruments and male-female group vocals. Los Campesionos! perform in a KXCI Presents show, 7pm at Club Congress, August 20th.

Monday, August 17, 2009

KXCI Presents & Interview Tuesday w/ Steve Earle

Steve Earle comes to Tucson Tuesday for a KXCI Presents show at The Rialto Theatre. He'll stop by the station for an interview on The Homestretch and is sure to discuss his new album, Townes, which is a tribute to his mentor, Townes Van Zandt.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Live@5 - Woodstock & The Wayback Machine

Tune in Friday for a sneak peek of our 40th Anniversary Tribute to Woodstock when The Wayback Machine perform in Studio 2A for Live@5 on The Homestretch. This Saturday, 12 local acts cover the artists who played Woodstock 40 years ago! That's August 15th,5 to 11pm @ The Rialto Theatre. All proceeds support Community Radio! Tickets at:

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Woodstock Film This Thursday, $3!

Join us this Thursday at 7:30 when KXCI and Cinema La Placita present an outdoor screening of the 1970 classic film WOODSTOCK, featuring concert performances from the music festival held 40 years ago this month.
Cinema La Placita is at La Placita Village, 110 South Church. $3 gets you a great film and all the popcorn you can enjoy; come a little early for Woodstock music and great prizes from KXCI.
Learn more about Cinema La Placita, this event and all of their upcoming movies at

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

KXCI Community Radio: Featured Albums of the Week

Featured Albums of the Week for August 10-14, 2009:
FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK (8:20am Your Morning Brew)
Colin Hay, American Sunshine
"A multifaceted portrait of Colin Hay the performer, songwriter and recording artist." -Amazon PICK OF THE WEEK (4:00pm The Home Stretch) Gossip, Music For Men "Gossip bring a new level of lyrical power and musical sophistication to their ever-evolving, always-electrifying sound." -Amazon GLOBAL EXPRESS (7:20am Your Morning Brew) The Music Project, Musica De La Noche "A superb set of brand new songs and stunning remixes."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Live@5 - Bowerbirds Monday 8/10

Tune in for a in-studio with Bowerbirds this Monday on The Homestretch. Bowerbirds are touring behind their latest release, Upper Air, on Dead Oceans records. They are performing August 10th at Club Congress with Megafawn. -from the press release- "Upper Air is the product of months spent away from nature and away from home, touring endlessly with the likes of Bon Iver, Phosphorescent and John Vanderslice and on their own, on both sides of the Atlantic. The fodder for songwriting has changed, and so have the songs. Upper Air moves away from the singular sound and sentiment; each and every song on Upper Air is a journal entry that stands on its own, each a unique, beautiful piece. The arrangements are subtle: acoustic guitars,organ, piano, autoharp, violin, percussion, upright bass and more are used throughout the recording."

Monday, August 3, 2009

KXCI Presents & Live@5 - Park The Van showase

KXCI Presents a Park The Van showcase Tuesday night at Club Congress. Tucson's own Golden Boots team up with label mates The Generationals and Floating Action for an indie triple bill on August 4th. All three bands are expected to stop by for Live@5 on The Homestretch, Tuesday afternoon. You'll have to tune to see what transpires. Later Golden Boots, The Generationals and Floating Action perform at Club Congress, doors open at 8pm. Tune in throughout the day Tuesday for your chance to win tickets. Park The Van is a highly respected label based out of Philadelphia and New Orleans, who made their mark with the band Dr. Dog. They now host a variety bands across the country including Tucson's own Golden Boots.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Starr Tracks Celebrates Tucson's Birthday Monday August 10, 6-8pm

Linda Ray of Tucson's Birthday Planners spins a crazy quilt of birthday songs and talks about Tucson's Birthday events on Starr Tracks, Monday August 10 from 6-8PM. You, too, can be a star! We'll be challenging the audience with Tucson trivia questions. Submit your best here and see if we can stump the audience with a question that has your name on it. You can celebrate four millennia of Tucson's history and community throughout the entire month of August. Tucson will launch Tucson's Birthday, a month of celebration, education and exploration honoring Tucson’s history, cultural diversity and natural wonders. Most events are free or low cost, and all are family-friendly. Complete information is available at

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