Friday, January 29, 2010

Haiti Benefit - Green Light in-studio on The Home Strertch

Sunday, January 31st, there is a Benefit Concert for Haiti Reborn's Earthquake Relief Program at Club Congress from 3 to 11pm. Friday Jan. 29th at 5:30 two of the benefit's organizers, James Jordan and Gerard Dalencourt, will stop by for an interview on The Home Stretch. Gerard is from Haiti and will perform in Studio 2A with his group Green Light. The benefit features music from: Spirit Familia, Amy Rude, Salvador Duran, Jimmy Carr, TheJits, Maggie Golston, Dirk Wednesday, Hank Topless, Caliche con Carne, Naim Amor, The Sleeky Chaps and Green Light. The Benefit will also include a Silent Auction for artwork and other items donated by local galleries such as the Degrazia and La Sirena galleries. Proceeds from the benefit will mostly go to Haiti Reborn, with a percentage also given to Tucson-based World Care. People are also being encouraged to bring contributions of First Aid and personal hygiene supplies, over the counter medicines, blankets in good shape, and dry goods such as rice and beans. These "hard" contributions will all be turned over to World Care.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Loren Dircks - Thursday's Home Stretch and Podcast

Tune in to The Home Stretch at 5:30 for a couple songs from Loren Dirck's performance on Monday's Locals Only. You can click the "KXCI Locals Only" button on our home page for a Podcast of the entire performance, as well as past performances on Locals Only. A celebrated local guitar slinger, Loren is known for his long time band Gila Bend and as a featured sideman with Al Perry. The CD Release Party for Loren's solo album, Killing The Magic on Oranguitwang Records, is Friday Jan. 29th at The Hut. Also on the bill are Al Perry, Texas Trash and the Hangovers, Big Galoot and kAZual. The new album has been called "hillbilly metal" but there's a sentimental and songwriter in there amongst the shredding. Click here for a link to the hilarious video for the new song Guitar Hero Gone.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Loren Dircks on Locals Only Jan. 25th

Monday night at 9pm Loren Dircks will be playing live in Studio 2A for Locals Only. A celebrated local guitar slinger, Loren is known for his long time band Gila Bend and as a featured sideman with Al Perry. The CD Release Party for Loren's solo album, Killing The Magic on Oranguitwang Records, is Friday Jan. 29th at The Hut. Also on the bill are Al Perry, Texas Trash and the Hangovers, Big Galoot and kAZual. The new album has been called "hillbilly metal" but there's a sentimental and songwriter in there amongst the shredding. Click here for a link to the hilarious video for the new song Guitar Hero Gone. Locals Only airs at 8pm on Mondays on 91.3FM KXCI or we live stream at www.kxci.org. This 2-hour show concentrates on music made and performed in and around Arizona, mostly the Tucson area. At 8pm we play songs from bands and artists playing out this week. At 9pm we will go live to Studio 2A where Loren Dircks will play for an hour or so.

Featured Album of the Week: Eels, End Times

This week's Featured Album of the Week (8:20am on Your Morning Brew) is Eels, End Times. The band's 8th studio album, End Times reflects the sound of an artist growing older in uncertain times. Largely self-recorded on an old four track tape machine by E in his Los Angeles basement, it's a 'divorce album' with a modern twist: the artist equates his personal loss with the world he lives in losing its integrity. Tune in weekdays at 8:20am for a new cut each day from this amazing album.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Community Voices Commemorate Martin Luther King's Legacy on KXCI- Monday, January 18, 2010 7am-6pm

KXCI is pleased to devote a day of programming to help commemorate the life and legacy of the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.. We've got a day full of music, excerpts from Dr. King's speeches and people from Tucson who strive to continue King's work. The following people stopped by the KXCI Studios this week to let us know about their work in the community. You can listen to a podcast of all of our guests here. 7:30 am Tanisha Price-Johnson spoke on behalf of AKA Sorority, Inc. and the African American Alumni Association at the University of Arizona. 8:30 am Clarence Boykins is the publisher for the Vanguard- a new African American newspaper in Southern Arizona. 9:30 am Annie Sykes described the history, mission and projects of the Black Women's Task Force. 10:30 am Ann Yellot and the Nonviolence Legacy Project provide Kingian Nonviolence trainings in Tucson. You can also find them on Facebook. Contact Ann 520-991-6781 or ann@cultureofpeacealliance.org 11:30 am Kevin Hassan Clement is a member of the Nonviolence Legacy Project and read an original poem about the Montgomery Bus Boycott. 1:30 pm Maria Moore & Eftikhar Akam spoke about the African American Student Affairs Center at the University of Arizona. Check out their upcoming events. 2:30 Lori LeChien is an Americorps Volunteer at the Volunteer Center of Southern Arizona. Tucsonans can find plenty of opportunities to pitch in at the Volunteer Center. She is also a Kingian Nonviolence Trainer and a proponent of the 21st Century for Nonviolence. 3:30 pm Sat Bir Kaur Khalsa coordinates Community Conversations. Participants of many faiths share a vegetarian meal and stories. The next one takes place Thursday, January 28 at 6:30PM at the Catalina United Methodist Church, 2700 E Speedway. A recent 30 Minutes featured two speakers. 4:30 pm Dancer and educator Barbea Williams highlights some of the classes and volunteers at the Dunbar Cultural Center. An extended interview with Barbea Williams appeared on 30 Minutes and is available here. 5:30 pm President of the Southern Arizona Black Chamber of Commerce Clarence Boykins is the coordinator for the Tucson's 25th Annual MLK March. He describes the rich history of the march in Tucson. Last year, Clarence Boykins poignantly described the significance of the inauguration of the first African American president here. 6:30 pm The Pueblo Gardens Neighborhood Association celebrated its 20th Annual Martin Luther King Prayer Breakfast this past Saturday at the Holmes Tuttle Boys and Girls Club. This annual event raises scholarships for area youth. Pueblo Gardens Elementary school students performed a Martin Luther King Rap. 7:30 pm Pueblo Gardens Middle School Music Teacher Jason Andolino led his students in a song called “Dr. King” which was written by Mason Jennings. These youth just began playing guitar in December and this was the first performance for most of the youth.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day Special Programming This Monday

KXCI 91.3FM, Your Community Radio, will mark the celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 18th with special programming from 7am to 6pm. Join us for special guest deejays and music, interviews with community leaders, segments of historic King speeches and much more.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

The Hub 6th Anniversary Show

The Hub will celebrate its 6th anniversary this Monday (10pm-Midnight) with an extra-special show. A message from The Hub host Bob Girth: Although I usually play current releases and mostly new tracks on The Hub, this Monday I will feature music from 40 years ago. A celebration of California bands heard on Underground FM radio from the late 60s through about 1972. I'll feature artists from L.A. and S.F. only in a mano-a-mano showdown. A "no-holds-barred" deep track cage fight pitting The Strip vs The Haight. It's No Cal vs So Cal in a set-by-set musical knockdown dragout hippiefest. Moby Grape v Love, Buffalo Springfield v The Charlatans, The Doors v Jefferson Airplane, Spirit v Mother Earth. Dab a little patchouli oil behind your ears, light up that strobe candle and let's hippie dance like it's 1970. Love and Peace, Bob Girth The Hub

Monday, January 4, 2010

KXCI Featured Album of the Week: Ringo Starr!

KXCI Featured Album of the Week (8:20am on Your Morning Brew): Ringo Starr, Y Not The album won't hit stores until next week but you can enjoy it this week on Your Morning Brew. Ringo has rounded up a whole team of friends for this 10-track album that he self-produced. Guests include Paul McCartney, Joe Walsh, Ben Harper, Joss Stone, Edgar Winter and Don Was.