Monday, November 30, 2009

We Are Back On The Air- Thanks for your Patience!

KXCI was off the air earlier today from about 2:45-5:55 PM due to a local power outage that affected 245 homes in Armory Park. Looks like all systems came back up pretty well. Thanks for your patience.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Crawdaddy-O - Studio 2A - Wednesday, 5:30.pm

**Tune in to The Homestretch at 5:30pm, Wednesday Nov.25th, for the re-broadcast of a portion of Crawdaddy-O's performance on Locals Only. Monday night, Nov. 23rd, on Locals Only the Silver Thread Trio and Crawdaddy-O came together for a performance at 9pm. The Silver Thread Trio is one of the top new folk acts in town. They feel old school but specialize in updating traditional songs with sweet three part harmonies. Crawdaddy-O is a longstanding Tucson favorite in the brass band/New Orleans roots music vein. After a long hiatus they are back in the saddle with a few live shows. Both groups will be performing Saturday Nov. 28th at Plush. Locals Only airs at 8pm on Mondays on 91.3FM KXCI or streaming live at www.kxci.org. The first hour is recorded tracks from artists and bands that are playing out that week.

You Can Get Anything You Want....

...including Alice, Thanksgiving Day at 1:00PM. KXCI sincerely wishes all a good Holiday. Our offices will be closed for the Thanksgiving weekend- but our on air presence will continue with good music and public affairs. Expect some subs while some of our regulars are taking well deserved breaks. Betsi will be hosting Hanksgiving- on Thanksgiving morning from 10:00 AM till noon. Yup, that's no typo. Betsy will be playing music performed by people named Hank as well as music written by Hank Williams and covered by other people. And if your Thanksgiving tradition includes listening to Arlo Guthrie's Alice's Restaurant, then you best tune at 1:00 PM, just after Democracy Now! and Jim Hightower. Alice's Restaurant still rings true today as a song to end war.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Silver Thread Trio - Studio 2A - Tuesday, 5:30.pm

**Tune in to The Homestretch at 5:30pm, Tuesday Nov.24th, for the re-broadcast of a portion of Silver Thread Trio's performance on Locals Only. Last night, Monday Nov. 23rd, on Locals Only the Silver Thread Trio and Crawdaddy-O came together for a performance at 9pm. The Silver Thread Trio is one of the top new folk acts in town. They feel old school but specialize in updating traditional songs with sweet three part harmonies. Crawdaddy-O is a longstanding Tucson favorite in the brass band/New Orleans roots music vein. After a long hiatus they are back in the saddle with a few live shows. Both groups will be performing Saturday Nov. 28th at Plush. Locals Only airs at 8pm on Mondays on 91.3FM KXCI or streaming live at www.kxci.org. The first hour is recorded tracks from artists and bands that are playing out that week.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Silver Thread Trio and Crawdaddy-O on Locals Only

Tonight, Monday Nov. 23rd, on Locals Only the Silver Thread Trio and Crawdaddy-O come together for a rare performance at 9pm. The Silver Thread Trio is one of the top new folk acts in town. They feel old school but specialize in updating traditional songs with sweet three part harmonies. Crawdaddy-O is a longstanding Tucson favorite in the brass band/New Orleans roots music vein. After a long hiatus they are back in the saddle with a few live shows. Both groups will be performing Saturday Nov. 28th at Plush. Locals Only airs at 8pm on Mondays on 91.3FM KXCI or streaming live at www.kxci.org. The first hour is recorded tracks from artists and bands that are playing out that week. At 9pm, we present a live broadcast of a recording session with The Silver Thread Trio and Crawdaddy-O.

Friday, November 20, 2009

New show: Betsi's B and B

Long-time KXCI deejay Betsi (from Acoustic Alternative) is premiering a new show this Saturday from 6am to 8am. Start your Saturday with Betsi's B&B, dishing up some great music that's old and new from here and there. Check in and bop to the beat. At 8am, new Acoustic Alternative co-host Henry Hallett (previously of Simple Folk) will take the reins. No permanent decision has been made about Henry's old slot at 2pm Sunday, but this weekend we will be airing a very special one-hour show that takes a look back at the JFK assassination through archival radio and television audio. It is a very moving and thoughtful show, airing on the 46th anniversary of Kennedy's death. We would be honored to have you join us for this special program.

The El Camino Royales in-Studio 2a Friday 11/20

Tune for a live in-studio with The El Camino Royales this Friday on The Homestretch at 5:30pm. The El Camino Royales have a debut CD called Ladies and Gentlemen... and it is a rippin' mix of original songs and instrumentals inspired by classic rockabilly, with hefty dashes of soul and surf. Their CD release party is at Plush Friday, Nov. 20th, with The Mission Creeps and Sunny Italy.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Generationals in-Studio 2A Thursday 11/19

Tune in to The Homestretch this Thursday Nov. 19th, at 5:30pm for an in-studio performance with The Generationals. They will also be performing at Club Congress in a KXCI Presents! show, with locals Monster Pussy opening around 7pm. Listen all day Thursday for a chance to win tickets too! "The Generationals craft hook-filled indie pop that draws liberally from rock and pop's '50s, '60s, and '70s heydays, while maintaining enough modern sensibilities to remain relevant in the MP3 age. Like their Park the Van contemporaries Dr. Dog, Spinto Band, and Capitol Years, Generationals' lo-fi recording techniques are buffered by their advanced musical chops, resulting in a clever new take on sugar pop psychedelia. The band's Park the Van debut, Con Law, arrived on July 21, 2009." - James Christopher Monger, All Music Guide The El Camino Royales perform in Studio 2a this Friday.

Thao with the Get Down Stay Down, in-Studio 2A Wednesday 11/18

Tune in to The Homestretch this Wednesday Nov. 18th, at 5:30pm for an in-studio performance from Thao, with The Get Down Stay Down. They will also be performing at Plush in a KXCI Presents! show, with The Portland Cello Project and David Schultz opening around 9pm. Thao, with her band The Get Down Stay Down, makes music that blends the creativity of indie rock, the energy of punk and the aesthetic of community radio. Tune in all day Wednesday for a chance to win tickets too! Coming Studio 2a performances include the Generationals Thursday and the El Camino Royales Friday.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Nancy McCallion & Grand Archives in-Studio 2A Tuesday

Tuesday November 17th is busy with in-studio performances from Nancy McCallion at 3:30pm and Grand Archives at 5:30pm on The Homestretch. Local top notch singer-songwriter Nancy McCallion has great new album, Take A Picture Of Me To Show I Was Here, which is a collection of songs that were inspired by a photo exhibit of pictures taken by homeless day laborers in Tucson. These contemplative and inspiring songs are complimented by sweet harmonies and stellar musicianship. The CD release party at The Hut on Friday Nov. 20th, 8pm, is a benefit for The Primavera Foundation, which promotes economic and social justice. Grand Archives are a band with roots in Tucson on Sub Pop Records. Their indie folk sound fits right in with label mates the Fleet Foxes and Iron & Wine. Grand Archives will be performing Tuesday night at Plush. S opens the show around 9pm. More in-studios are coming this week with Thao with The Get Down Stay Down on Wednesday and the Generationals on Thursday.

Monday, November 16, 2009

KXCI Community Radio: AL PERRY'S CLAMBAKE SPECIAL

A message from our friend Al Perry: I just wanted to invite everyone to listen to my show on Tuesday, November 17th from 6 to 8pm. I'll be doing a tribute to a real pioneer of the Arizona music scene, Jack Miller. He was behind the scenes as the engineer on all the early Duane Eddy recordings produced by Lee Hazlewood. He also lived in L.A. for a while before moving back to Phoenix to bring up his family, where he still lives and works for Canyon Records and as an independent engineer. The list of artists he's recorded is like some sorta who's who: Waylon Jennings, Wayne Newton, Sanford Clark, the Limelighters, the Monkees, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Herman's Hermits, Sammy Davis Jr., Andy Williams, Henry Mancini, R. Carlos Nakai and many more. He did the first stereo recordings in Arizona, and the first digital recordings. Jack made a self-narrated CD recently where he goes through his life, beginning with the first recordings he ever made, continuing up to the present day. I'll play some of his significant recordings and then air this CD which is about an hour long. Hope you can tune in! That's this Tuesday, November 17th, Al Perry's Clambake, KXCI 6 - 8 pm.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Joshua James - KXCI Presents! and Simple Folk performance Sunday

Joshua James performs at Club Congress this Sunday November 15th, in a an early, 7:30pm, all-ages KXCI Presents! show. Joshua will also be performing live in Studio 2A on Simple Folk, Sunday around 2 to 3pm. Joshua James is a amazing young singer songwriter from Nebraska. Joshua's intimate vocals, coupled with lush imagery, bitter sweet lyrics and wide ranging arrangements make him stand out from crowd. Often compared to the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, Joshua's music can also bear resemblance to artists, such as Ani DiFranco, David Gray, John Mayer and Brett Dennen, that he has toured in support of. Joshua James is currently touring behind his new album "Build Me This", independently released on Intelligent Noise, which KXCI Music Director Duncan Hudson calls "captivating from start to finish". Eric Hutchinson will be joining him on this all-ages bill at Club Congress.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

KXCI Community Radio: Chuck Prophet and Weinland, Live In Studio!

Join us on Wednesday's The Home Stretch (3-6pm) for two live performances in Studio 2A, featuring long-time KXCI favorite Chuck Prophet and Portland's emerging talents Weinland. Chuck is in town to for a concert Wednesday night at Club Congress. He's touring in support of his new album Let Freedom Ring. We'll be giving away some autographed copies of this great new album during the show. Weinland's new album, La Lamentor, is "an amazing and intimate collection of hauntingly beautiful folk lullabies... the kind of music that gives you goose bumps (in that good sort of way)," according to their hometown paper, The Portland Mercury. Tune in for both performances only on Your Community Radio, KXCI 91.3FM.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tom Russell live in studio on Thursday!

Join us during Thursday's The Home Stretch (3-6pm) for a live in-studio interview and performance with Tom Russell. His great new album Blood and Candle Smoke was recorded right here in Tucson with a host of local folks backing him. We'll talk about his career, the new album, and his concert Thursday night at Club Congress.