Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Handsome Family - Live@5

Tune in for a Studio 2A performance with The Handsome Family this Wednesday, July 29th at 5pm, on The Homestretch. The Handsome Family are an alt-Appalachian group from Albuquerque, New Mexico. The band centers around the husband and wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks who have cultivated years of critical acclaim and devout fans, particularly in Europe. The Handsome Family is touring behind their eighth studio release, Honey Moon, on Carrot Top Records. "This is music that moves forward by turning the clock back— haunting, primal and strangely heroic" —THE LONDON TIMES The Handsome Family performs Wednesday night, 9pm, at Club Congress.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Magnolia Elecrtic Co. - Live@5

Tune in to The Homestretch for an in-studio performance from Magnolia Electric Co., this Monday July 27th at 5pm. Magnolia Electric Co. are touring behind their latest release, Josephine, on Secretly Canadian Records. This is the 5th full length from the band that features the voice and songwriting of Jason Molina. Josephine is a concept album of sorts that pays tribute to the bands bass player, Evan Farrell, who died in 2007. Although mostly somber and strung by themes of loneliness, it is a gorgeous album with a direct and uncluttered sound that was recorded by Steve Albini. Magnolia Electric Co. have been through Tucson before, most recently opening for The Avett Brothers and previously with Son Volt at the Rialto Theatre. They perform Monday night 9pm at Solar Culture with the Donkeys.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Still Time To Enter Bob Willie John Ticket Giveaway

There are 3 ways to register for this free drawing, with one person winning tickets to see Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in concert August 11th at Glendale's Camelback Ranch ballpark. 1) Take the Favorite Songs Survey - vote for your favorite songs from each of the artists. Be sure to complete question #4 to be registered! Click Here to take survey 2) Be one of the first 10 callers when Cathy plays Bob, Willie or John during The Home Stretch (weekdays, 3-6pm), through July 31st. You can try to register every time she plays one of the artists - and she'll be playing them every hour, every day! 3) Sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter at KXCI.org. If you are already receiving this e-mail (sent Wednesday or Thursday), you're already in the drawing. But if you aren't signed up, please take the time to sign up now. It's the blue box on the righthand side of our homepage at KXCI.org, just enter your e-mail where it says "Join Our Email List." Winner announced August 3rd on The Home Stretch.

KXCI: One Cup of Java trivia questions, July 20-24

The week that was... in trivia Click here to download the week's One Cup questions as heard on Your Morning Brew. /OneCupsJuly20-24.doc

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bob, Willie & John Ticket Giveaway - How To Register

There are 3 ways to register for this free drawing, with one winner taking home tickets to see Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in concert August 11th at Glendale's Camelback Ranch ballpark. 1) Take the Favorite Songs Survey - vote for your favorite songs from each of the artists. Be sure to complete question #4 to be registered! Click Here to take survey 2) Be one of the first 10 to call when Cathy plays Bob, Willie or John during The Home Stretch (weekdays, 3-6pm), through July 31st. You can try to register every time she plays one of the artists - and she'll be playing them every hour, every day! 3) Sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter at KXCI.org. If you are already receiving this e-mail (usually sent Wednesday or Thursday), you're already in the drawing. But if you aren't signed up, please take the time to sign up now. It's the blue box on the righthand side of our homepage at KXCI.org, just enter your e-mail where it says "Join Our Email List." Winner announced August 3rd on The Home Stretch.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

David Garza & Kristy Kruger both live in Studio 2A July 21st

Live@5 double bill today on The Homestretch with Kristy Kruger at 4pm and David Garza at 5pm. Kristy Kruger is a compelling singer-songwriter who was on KXCI's Live From Studio 2A Vol. 1 compilation. She is performing at Plush tonight. David Garza is one of Austin's favorite performers and is touring through Tucson in support of his new release Dream Delay. He will be playing Club Congress in a early patio show at 7pm.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Bob Dylan Willie Nelson John Mellencamp Ticket Giveaway

There are 3 ways to register for this free drawing, with one winner taking home tickets to see Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in concert August 11th at Glendale's Camelback Ranch ballpark. 1) Take the Favorite Songs Survey - vote for your favorite songs from each of the three artists. Be sure to complete question #4 to be registered! Click Here to take survey 2) Be one of the first ten people to call when Cathy plays Bob, Willie or John during The Home Stretch (weekdays, 3-6pm), now through July 31st. You can try to register every time she plays one of the artists - and she'll be playing them every hour, every day! 3) Sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter at KXCI.org. If you are already receiving this e-mail (usually sent Wednesday or Thursday), you're already in the drawing. But if you aren't signed up, please take the time to sign up now. It's the blue box on the righthand side of our homepage at KXCI.org, just enter your e-mail where it says "Join Our Email List." Thanks and good luck!

One Cup of Java trivia questions, July 13-17

The week that was.. in trivia. Click to download the week's One Cup of Java Challenge questions, as heard on Your Morning Brew. /OneWeekOfOneCupsJuly13-17.doc

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Win Tickets To Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp!

There are three ways to register for this free drawing, with one winner taking home a pair of tickets to see Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in concert August 11th at Cambelback Ranch in Glendale. 1) Take the "favorite songs" survey, asking you to vote for your favorite songs from each of the three artists. Be sure to complete question #4 to be registered! Click Here to take survey 2) Be one of the first ten people to call when Cathy plays Bob, Willie or John during The Home Stretch (weekdays, 3-6pm) between July 13th and July 31st. You can try to register every time she plays one of the artists - and she'll be playing them every hour, every day for 3 weeks! 3) Sign up for our free weekly e-mail newsletter at KXCI.org. If you are already receiving this e-mail (usually sent Wednesday or Thursday), you are already in the drawing. But if you aren't signed up, please take the time to sign up now. It's the blue box on the righthand side of our homepage at KXCI.org, just enter your e-mail where it says "Join Our Email List." Thanks and good luck!

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Jayhawks - Music From The North Country

Join KXCI on Thursday, July 9th at 5pm for a special airing of The Jayhawks: Music From The North Country, a one-hour radio special celebrating one of the most unique bands ever to mix rock and country.
In the mid 1980s, the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul exploded with music. If Minnesota is the "Land of 10,000 Lakes," then those cities became the "Land of 10,000 Bands." Many groups came and went, but in 1985, The Jayhawks emerged and for the next 20 years built their own unique and influential mix of rock and country.
In addition to a lot of great music, this one-hour special includes talks with band members Gary Louris and Mark Olson, fans like Jeff Tweedy and Joe Henry, and album producer Rick Rubin.
The Jayhawks: Music From The North Country, Thursday July 9th at 5pm only on Your Community Radio, KXCI.

Featured Albums of the Week on Tucson's Community Radio

Your featured albums for the week of July 6: GLOBAL EXPRESS, 7:20am on Your Morning Brew: Putumayo Presents India FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK, 8:20am on Your Morning Brew: David Mead, Almost & Always PICK OF THE WEEK, 4pm on The Home Stretch: Ben Mallott, Look Good, Feel Good

One Cup of Java trivia questions, June 29-July 3

The week that was... in trivia. Click the link below. /OneCupsJune29-July3.doc