Monday, September 27, 2010

Featured on this week on KXCI:

This week, KXCI spotlights new albums from a new collaboration between Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and George Harrison's son Dhani. We go global with El Guincho, a project from Pablo Diaz-Reixa, stay local with the newest album from Hairsprayfireandgirls, and hear from Junip - a trio from Gothenburg, Sweden. Monday night it's the Divison Fix on Locals Only at 9pm.

Your Morning Brew w/Jim Blackwood

Global Express | 7:20am
El Guincho | Pop Negro

Pop Negro is a blend of afro-beat, psych tropicalia, trance repetition, steel drums and more.

YMB Featured Album of the Week | 8:20am
Junip | Fields

Swedish trio who's album contains influences repetitive Ethiopian trance, German electronica,  and Nina Simone, and somehow, it all works.

The Home Stretch w/ Jason Repko

THS Featured Album of the Week 5:00pm
Fistful of Mercy | As I Call You Down

Ben Harper, Joseph Arthur and Dhani Harrison team up for an album of sweeping harmonies and a music approach that tips a hat to generations of yore.

The Local News | 3:30pm
Hairsprayfireandgirls | I am. And I've Been Looking For You.

The Local News feature shines the light on new local CD releases and up and coming talent from Tucson and surrounding region.

THS Featured Album of the Week | 5:00pm
Fistful of Mercy | As I Call You Down

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Featured this week on KXCI:

This week, just for you, KXCI cooks up new music by Jenny and Johnny, John Legend and the Roots, Bostich + Fussible and Tucson record label Fort Lowell Records. Tuesday features an interview with Michael Franti and Tuesday night in Rozie's Rhythm Room, there's an extra special play on words. New in our Podcast Jukebox, our interview and performance with David Lowery and Johnny Hickman of Cracker, recorded 9/14/10 live in Studio 2A.

Your Morning Brew w/Jim Blackwood

Global Express | 7:20am
Nortec Collective presents Bostich + Fussible

YMB Featured Album of the Week | 8:20pm
Jenny and Johnny | I'm Having Fun Now 

The Home Stretch w/Jason Repko 

THS Local Spotlight | 3:30pm

THS National Spotlight | 5pm

Rozie's Rhythm Room, Tuesday, 9/21 at 8pm: songs with wordplay!
"I forgot to remember to forget him"
"You two timed me one too many times"
"I gave her a ring, she gave me the finger"

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Celebrate 1970 Broadcast: Monday 5:30pm

Cheepness, KXCI Celebrates 1970,  8/28/10 Rialto Theatre

Ten local musical acts joined us on August 28th to celebrate the music of 1970 at the Rialto Theatre. This Monday only, we will broadcast a selection of songs from that show over a 2 1/2 hour period as an "extra special" program during our Fall Membership Drive. If you were one of the over 700 fans who joined us for this benefit concert, Monday will offer a chance to relive your favorite moments from the night. If you couldn't join us back in August, this program will give you a chance to hear what all your friends have been buzzing about these last three weeks. Join us on-air Monday for select performances by:

Chris Holiman performing James Taylor
The Tangelos performing Van Morrison
The Wayback Machine performing The Band
Namoli Brennet performing Simon & Garfunkel
Drama Club performing Ike & Tina Turner
Cheepness performing Neil Young
Leila Lopez performing The Beatles
Top Dead Center performing the Grateful Dead
Whole Lotta Zep performing Led Zeppelin
Gaza Strip performing Black Sabbath

Monday, September 13, 2010

Featured this week on KXCI:

Rewind: Big Brother & the Holding Company brought everyone back to the late 60's, Friday night at the Rialto. Tucson's Top Dead Center were, once again, at their best.

Coming up: Monday, September 20th at 5pm, KXCI rebroadcasts a portion of our Celebrate 1970 performance, recorded August 28th at the Rialto Theater.

Your Morning Brew w/Jim Blackwood

Global Express | 7:20am
The Pinker Tones | Modular

The new album by Spanish electronica group The Pinker Tones, is a light but satisfying musical dish, perfect for summer listening.

YMB Album of the Week | 8:20am
Morcheeba | Blood Like Lemonade

Reunited again with original vocalist Skye Edwards, Morcheeba's Paul and Ross Godfrey have managed to re-locate the band's classic trip-hop, down-tempo heartbeat.

The Home Stretch w/Jason Repko

THS Album of the Week | 5pm
Michael Franti | The Sound of Sunshine

"Music is Sunshine," says Michael Franti. The sometimes political but always socially conscious-thinking Franti serves up another album full of positive goodness.

THS Local Spotlight | 3:30pm
Live From Studio 2A | The Home Stretch revisits some of the best local performances from recent KXCI Studio 2A recordings.

M 9/13 Thru-Liner
T 9/14 Gabriel Sullivan
W 9/15 Nowhere Man & a Whiskey Girl
R 9/16 Seashell Radio
F 9/17 The Swigs

THS Studio 2A Rewind | 4pm
Every Monday at 4pm we re-listen to a Studio 2A performance from the KXCI archive. Today, Bobby Bare Jr. from 8/30/10

CRACKER live! in Studio 2A on Tuesday, 9/14 at 4:30pm on The Home Stretch
We'll have David Lowrey (also founding member of Camper Van Beethoven) and JohnnyHickman of Cracker at KXCI for an in-studio performance. They play later Tuesday night at Club Congress.

The Budos Band. At 2:30pm this afternoon, Jorg Mauelshagen airs an interview with the Budos Band, an afro-funk outfit from New York. They visited KXCI and spoke with the Jorgenator. Here them today at 2pm!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Featured on this week on KXCI:

This week, KXCI's Your Morning Brew and The Home Stretch feature new music from Elf Power, Of Montreal, Alex Cuba and Tucson locals The Mission Creeps.  

Your Morning Brew w/Jim Blackwood  

Global Express | 7:20am
Alex Cuba | Alex Cuba 

YMB Album of the Week | 8:20am
Elf Power | Elf Power

The Home Stretch wJason Repko  

National Spotlight | 5:00pm
Of Montreal | False Priest

Local Spotlight | 3:30pm

Locals Only
Mon, Sept. 6th, 9pm | Logan Green & the Bricks

Friday, September 3, 2010

Club Congress celebrates it’s 25th anniversary with a Tucson Music Reunion

KXCI Presents! a Tucson Music Reunion! The longest-running night club on this side of the Mississippi is celebrating their 25th anniversary! But this year, it’s not about us! It’s about you… how you and your friends used to hole up in Nino’s watching River Roses rockin’ out til dawn. How you found your husband at the Casino Ballroom and got pregnant after watching Love LTD. It’s about the Tucson you knew back in the day. And it’s all here.. the bands, the photos, the memories (yep, even those you tried to forget!) Highlights include KXCI's own Petey Mesquitey in a reunion with The Dusty Chaps Saturday; Phantom Limbs, River Roses and Naked Prey reunions Friday; and the Rainer Tribute and BBQ Sunday. Tune in for a Studio 2A reunion performance re-broadcast with the River Roses Friday at 3:30pm on The Home Stretch.

The 2010 Club Congress Anniversary Party will be host to 3-days worth of music and good-ole fashion Tucson nostalgia this Friday Saturday and Sunday. To help celebrate and bring back the best of memories, we have an amazing line-up.


8p.m.: Nino’s Stage (indoors): Phantom Limbs, River Roses, Naked Prey, Anything’s Good, Infinite Beauties. Surprise guests. 7 p.m.: El Casino Ballroom Stage (outdoors): Love Ltd., Los Nawdy Dawgs, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, Trio Amanecer, Mariachi Tesoro del Tucson, host Raul Aguirre. Saturday, Sept. 4 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Vinyl Revival Record Fair Noon: Fort Lowell Records Stage (outdoor patio): Tracy Shedd, Young Mothers, DJ Vinyl Baron. 5 p.m.: Big L’s Sonoran Hot Dog Jamboree (outdoor stage): Fish Karma and the Love Generation, Gila Bend, Merle Jagger, DJ Carl Hanni, plus special guest. 8:30 p.m.: Poco Loco Stage (outdoor stage): The Dusty Chaps, Ned Sutton and the Benders. 10:30 p.m.: Night Train Stage (outdoor stage): Bad Manners, Gentlemen Afterdark, DJ Spyder Rhodes. 7 p.m.: Club Congress Stage (indoor stage): Low Max, Creosote, Beyond 7. 11p.m.: Club Congress (indoors): Bang! Bang! dance party with MEN.

Sunday, Sept. 5 5 p.m.: Rainer BBQ (outdoor stage): Howe Gelb, Kevin Pakulis, Sunny Italy aka Ned Gittings featuring Rudy Ptacek, Ned Sutton, Joe Pena, Van Christian, Billy Sedlmayr, Stefan George. Featuring John Venet, Nick Augustine, Bruce Halper, Will Clipman and more; host Dave LaRussa. 8 p.m.: Airport Lounge Stage hosted by Bebe McPhereson with special guest Serge: Club Congress Stage (indoors): The Pork Torta, Al Foul, Mr, Chick Cashman and His Swinging Nomads, Borts Minorts. 8:30 p.m.: Finale (outdoor stage): Crooked Fingers, The Mynabirds, Sidewinders and Friends, Paula Jean Brown.