Friday, April 29, 2011

KXCI to Broadcast 26th Annual Folk Fest from Plaza Stage this Saturday and Sunday

The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association proudly invites all music lovers to enjoy two days of live music on four stages in and around El Presidio Park and the Tucson Museum of Art on Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st, 2011. KXCI will be broadcasting the festivities from the Plaza Stage on an approximate one hour tape delay beginning around one-ish on Saturday and noon-ish on Sunday until the cows come home. Come on down to the Folk Festival when you can, but tune in to 91.3 when you can't be there. Or stream from anywhere in the world at

Halftime at the Apocalypse host Jeff Rogers and Amanda will kick off the first three hours of the broadcast on Saturday. Then veterans Ruby and Mike Landwehr will show us how it is done for the rest of the day. Your Morning Brew host Jim Blackwood and The Home Stretch Host Jason Repko will join forces to cover the first three hours of Sunday's broadcast. Old friends Ruby and Mike Landwehr will anchor the rest of the weekend.

KXCI's broadcast of the 26th Annual Tucson Folk Festival will include an encore performance by 2010 headliner John Coinman followed by headliner Tony Furtado on Saturday night. On Sunday, our broadcast of the Folk Festival will conclude after Greg Morton's performance airs on KXCI. Through the generous support of numerous sponsors and the hard work of more than 100 TKMA volunteers, this family-friendly event remains completely free to the public as it has been since it began in 1986.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Movits! live in Studio 2A and KXCI Presents! April 25th

Tune in to 91.3 FM during The Home Stretch for a live performance today around 3:30 pm from Movits!

Monday the Movits! perform at Plush in a KXCI Presents! show. Coming out of Sweden, Movits! layer funky swing, jazz horns and quirky pop with hip-hop vocals. Doors open at 9pm with The Rosano Brothers Virtual Quartet and The Missing Parts.

Other KXCI Presents! shows coming your way this week include Jessica Lea Mayfield and Wanda Jackson. Listen for your chance to win tickets and hear the music of these great artists!

Friday, April 22, 2011

KXCI Presents! Fitz and the Tantrums, Movits, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Wanda Jackson

We have a slew of KXCI Presents! shows coming your way. Stay tuned to 91.3 FM for your chance to win tickets and hear the music of these great artists!

Fitz and the Tantrums play an early All Ages show at 7pm at Club Congress. Fitz and the Tantrums channel 60's soul with indie pop, for a funky dance party. April Smith & The Great Picture Show open. Both bands have been featured on KXCI with Fitz and the Tantrums being one of our most played records for 2010. They put on an amazing show!

Monday the Movits! perform at Plush in a KXCI Presents! show. Coming out of Sweden, Movits! layer funky swing, jazz horns and quirky pop with hip-hop vocals. Doors open at 9pm with The Rosano Brothers Virtual Quartet and The Missing Parts.

Tuesday Jessica Lea Mayfield plays an early show at Club Congress. KXCI DJ's have been loving her new release, Tell Me, which was produced by The Black Key's Dan Auerbach and is aching alt country meets intoxicating pop.

Friday, April 29th, Wanda Jackson , the Queen of Rockabilly performs at Plush. Recently inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, Wanda Jackson has seen a resurgence of her long career as she teamed up with Jack White for her recent release, The Party Ain’t Over. Doors open at 9pm with Red Meat.

Learn More about KXCI Earth Day Speakers

KXCI Solar Panels Installed by TFS in 2010.

KXCI commemorates Earth Day by asking Southern Arizonans what they are doing for the environment. We heard from the following students, local nonprofits, government and businesses. Check out their websites to learn more about what they have to offer.

6:00 B.J. Cordova Tucson Clean and Beautiful 1
6:30 Joe Barrios TEP Efficiency
7:00 Colleen Crowninshield Tucson Regional Clean Cities Coalition
7:30 Sarah Williams Sky Island Alliance
8:00 Earth Day Kids 1
8:30 Bill Dorman Native Seed SEARCH
9:00 Joe Salkowski TEP Bright Roofs
9:30 Kieran Suckling Center for Biological Diversity
10:00 B.J. Cordova Tucson Clean and Beautiful 2
10:30 Earth Day Kids 2
11:00 Bruce Plenk City of Tucson Solar Energy Coordinator
11:30 Turtle and Ian Eat More Pie Pie Party
1:00 B.J. Cordova Yards Youth Landscape Training
1:30 Diane Hadley Northern Jaguar Project
2:00 Earth Day Kids 3
2:30 Ruth Reiman Travel Demand Management PAG
3:00 James MacAdam Watershed Management Group
3:30 Joe Salkowski TEP Bright Tucson Community Solar
4:00 Coley Ward Food Conspiracy Coop
4:30 to 6:00pm Programmer's choice

You can listen to a podcast of all of the segments here.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Featured This Week on KXCI:

(L-R) Fleet Foxes, Brett Dennen, Federico Aubele, Fort Lowell Records

This week, Fleet Foxes close the gap between their debut LP and their follow up album, due May 3rd. California iconoclast Brett Dennen continues to turn out great pop music while existing outside of any trend or movement - which is why cynics find him such a turn off. Federico Aubele blends reggae, ambient, hip-hop, Mexican bolero and even tango from his hometown of Argentina. Tucson's Fort Lowell Records turns one year old with a big party this Friday.

T-Model Ford - Studio 2A & KXCI Presents! 4/20

Tune in to The Home Stretch Wednesday at 5:30 for a Studio 2A performance from T-Model Ford and GravelRoad. They are also performing at Plush in a KXCI Presents! show, Tom Walbank opens at 9pm, April 20th.

At 91 years old, T-Model Ford is one of the last bluesmen of his generation. This is a rare chance to see a living legend of the Mississippi blues. T-Model's backing band GravelRoad join him for a night of authentic juke joint and trance blues.

Singer, songwriter, guitarist and Southern legend T-Model Ford plays a raw-edged, visceral style of blues from the Mississippi Delta. He began playing guitar late in life and did not tour much outside the Deep South until the 1990s. In recent years he's been well-received at South by Southwest, the Chicago Blues Festival, numerous other festivals, and on tour with Buddy Guy. T-Model, should resonate with fans of blues artists such as Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, John Lee Hooker, and Lightnin' Hopkins as well as with fans of later blues and blues-inspired acts like the Black Keys, Jon Spencer and Bob Log III.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

John Francis - Live in Studio 2A - Thursday 4/14

Dualtone recording artist John Francis comes in for a live performance on The Home Stretch today at 5:30pm. John Francis will share his social justice inspired music at Casa Mariposa on Thursday starting at 7 pm. 340 S. 3rd Ave. Enjoy dessert and a private concert with this ASCAP award-winning artist. $10 all to the artist. More info at The Restoration Project.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Featured This Week On KXCI:

(L-R) Low, Sarah Jaffe, Los Chicarrons, Race You There

Low releases their second album since the big break, and it's full of bright, big folk woven through a rich tapestry of influences. Denton, Texas' Sarah Jaffe unveils her second album in less than a year. This very young, very up-and-coming songstress came through Tucson last summer and blew us away. Apparently, she's gone on to impress a heck of a lot more folks as well, playing all over non-com stations nation wide. She'll be in Tucson again, this time opening up for The Old '97's on June 7th. Los Chicharrons: What a beautiful, rich, blend of Afro Funk, Pan African and Pan Caribbean dance music. Recorded in parts Mali, Paris, Copenhagen and London, this collaborative effort by Ramon Santana and Morten Varano is one musically hip little record. Tucson's Race You There released there EP Catalyst last weekend, just played KXCI's Locals Only this past Monday and it's featured this week on The 3:30 Local Music News.

Hear: KXCI's features Monday through Friday:
Los Chicharrons - 7:20am
Low - 8:20am
Race You There - 3:30pm
Sarah Jaffe - 5:00pm

KXCI is a sponsor of the 20th Annual Arizona International Film Festival, April 1-April 20. Every weekday at 3:30pm, we're joined by visiting directors and festival organizers for a sneak peak into the offerings!