Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Featured Last Week On KXCI:

(L-R) Gomez, Cheikh Lo, Jolie Holland, La Cerca

Lots of new tunes coming out of KXCI this week, including the latest from English rockers Gomez who release Whatever's On Your Mind, their seventh album in their 13 year career. With members spread over two continents, they used technology to bridge the distance gap. The results are fantastic.

We also get the first album in five years for the Senagalese sufi troubador Cheikh Lo. His latest Lo, refines his blend of acoustic flavors of West and Central African, funk, Cuban and flemenco which were heard first on his ground breaking Youssou N'Dour-produced debut album way back in 1996.

Jolie Holland's fifth album Pint of Blood, has a loose, live-in-the-studio feel. Holland is an artist who transcends genres and demographics - an audience of 20-something fans of Devandra Barnhardt and Sufjan Stevens to the NPR set embracing a spiritual descendant of classic American music.

Tucson's La Cerca releases Rock n' Roll to the Rescue, a hook-filled indie rock album with subtle nods to 80's guitarists and new wave beats.

Monday, June 27, 2011

KXCI Commemorates 42nd Anniversary of Stonewall Day Tuesday, June 28th

KXCI commemorates the birth of the modern gay rights movement with special programming Tuesday, June 28th, from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York City. We are grateful to Wingspan and TIHAN for stopping by the KXCI studios to talk about the programs and services they provide to Southern Arizonans every day.

6:30 am KXCI Programmer Mark Rosenbaum on the origins of Stonewall Day.
7:30 am Kristi Smith Wingspan Youth and Family Program.
8:30 am Scott Blades Tucson Interfaith HIV/AIDS Network (TIHAN) Executive Director
9:30 am Michael Lopez Wingspan Anti-Violence Programs
10:30 am Angela Lieber Wingspan Rainbow on the Road
11:30 am Oscar Jimenez Wingspan Director of Programs
1:30 pm Moureen Drury Wingspan Development
2:30 pm Erin Russ Wingspan Southern Arizona Gender Alliance (SAGA)
3:30 pm Kristi Smith Wingspan Anti-Violence Coordinator
4:30 pm Scott Blades TIHAN Executive Director
5:30 pm KXCI Programmer Mark Rosenbaum on the origins of Stonewall Day.

You can listen to a podcast of Mark Rosenbaum on the June 26th 30 Minutes. Mark discussed living with HIV for 26 years.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On Air: Sunday, June26 @ 5pm, Broad Perspectives

An interview with Marge Pellegrino,  a word-wild, book-bonkers, library lunatic. She's facilitated expressive arts workshops since 1991. Her Owl & Panther project has served families of survivors of torture for the last twelve years. Her Word Journeys Program won a White House Coming Up Taller Award for excellence in after school programming. All her books including My Grandma's
the Mayor and I Don't Have an Uncle Phil Anymore are available in Korean, and Too Nice is also published in Polish. Journey of Dreams won the Judy Goddard Award for young adult literature, was a Smithsonian Notable Book and a Southwest Book of the year in 2009. More about Pellegrino here.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

CD Documentary:

We've cooked up another CD Documentary and it airs Thursday at 4pm on The Home Stretch. The Police: Zenyatta Mondatta (1980). Listen to previous CD Documentaries here.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Trio of KXCI Presents! shows at The Rialto Theatre

Three great KXCI Presents! concerts are taking place at The Rialto Theatre in the next week. Toots and the Maytals, Brett Dennen with Dawes and Okkervill River with Titus Andronicus. Tune to KXCI to hear their music and have a chance to win tickets.

A special in-studio performance with Brett Dennen on The Home Stretch will happen at 3:30pm Tuesday, June 21st.
Brett Dennen (L) and Jason Repko of The Home Stretch on KXCI's front porch.
KXCI Presents! - reggae legend Toots and the Maytals on Monday, June 20th at The Rialto. Since the mid-60’s Toots and the Maytals have been leading lights of the Jamaican sounds of ska, rock steady and reggae.

KXCI Presents! - Brett Dennen on Tuesday, June 21st, at The Rialto. With four albums of melodic folk-pop, major tours and TV placement, Brett Dennen has built a popular following while maintaining a folk voice of integrity and social consciousness. Doors open for this all-ages show at 7pm with Californian folk-rockers: Dawes.

KXCI Presents! - Okkervil River on Saturday, June 25th at The Rialto. Austin’s Okkervil River are acclaimed for their literate songwriting and “wall of sound” indie-rock. Doors open for this all-ages show at 7pm with Titus Andronicus and New Villager.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Who's Next?: A Special Interview and Performance. Thursday at 4pm!

(L) Ximena Sarinana at KXCI's Studio 2A, (R) Her single "Different," from her forthcoming U.S. album.

This Thursday at 4pm on The Home Stretch, tune in for a special interview and performance with Ximena Sarinana. Sarinana is from Mexico City, Mexico and came through Tucson exclusively to visit KXCI. She's a Grammy winning and Latin Grammy nominated actress, musician and performer. Her 2008 album Mediocre, was hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine and topped Mexico's Billboard charts. She's rolling the dice and recorded an album in English andis going for broke in the U.S. We think Sarinana, a bright, articulate and delightfully talented young woman, will have no problem meeting her challenge!
Tune in Thursday at 4pm to listen! More at her website, here.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Elected visit KXCI today on The Home Stretch at 5:30 pm. They play tonight at Club Congress.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Featured This Week on KXCI:

(L-R) Greg Brown, The Jolly Boys, Foster The People, Ricky Dean

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Featured Last Week:

(L-R) Elbow, Playing For Change, Death Cab For Cutie, Boreas
Friday at 4pm on The Home Stretch features a one-hour special on the making of Death Cab's latest album Codes and Keys

Friday, June 3, 2011

Studio 2A & KXCI Presents!

The Old '97's & Sara Jaffe 

Tuesday, June 7th, Rhett Miller, frontman of the Old '97's KXCI paid a visit to The Home Stretch live in Studio 2A. They played at Plush, along with Sarah Jaffe in a KXCI Presents show.