Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Friday Afternoon Extravaganza- Teen Camp & Roger McGuinn Studio 2a

KXCI teens in CD Library.
As the late Ed Sullivan used to say, "We've got a really big show for you...and now something for the kids!" Be sure to tune in this Friday, July 29th from 1:00 pm to 5:25 pm for our Teen DJ Showcase. Alekz, Liam, Tony, Molly, Casey, Mercedes, and Gigi have been hard at work putting together their sets. You'll hear old school, hip hop, indie rock and more.

Then, as if that weren't enough, we've got Roger McGuinn lined up for a Live From Studio 2A at 5:30pm. He'll be stopping by the studio and playing a few tunes and telling a few stories ahead of his Saturday July 30th Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association benefit performance at the Fox Theatre. TKMA are the folks to put together the Tucson Folk Festival every year.

We hope you'll join us for a stellar afternoon of programming on KXCI.

Monday, July 25, 2011

This Week: Live In Studio 2A - Ben Sollee

Cellist singer-songwriter Ben Sollee joins KXCI this Tuesday during The Home Stretch. His new album Inclusions, features beautifully textured songs highlighting his unique classic and pop blend of cello playing. From Paste Magazine:

There aren’t too many singer-songwriter-cellists operating in today’s indie world, but then again, there’s very little that’s ordinary about Ben Sollee. A Kentucky boy, Sollee grew up studying classical music but worshipping Lauryn Hill. He played cello in The Sparrow Quartet, a bluegrass-based band with Chinese lyrics. He’s a political activist—not just a pretend one: He teamed with My Morning Jacket’s Yim Yames and folk songwriter Daniel Martin Moore for the Dear Companion project, which was recorded and toured behind in protest of the controversial Appalachian mining practice known as mountaintop removal. Oh, and he’s also known for touring across the country in a freaking superhuman bicycle.

Sollee plays Club Congress on Tuesday night, 7/26

Visit Sollee's website here.


Featured This Week:

(L-R) Sondre Lerche, See-I, Imelda May, AcornBcorn

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Monday, July 18, 2011

Featured This Week:

(L-R) Madeleine Peyroux, Youssou N'Dour, Bell X1

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Star & Micey Live in Studio 2A!

Explore the world of Star & Micey, Tuesday at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch, Live in Studio 2A.

More about Star & Micey here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Featured Last Week:

(L-R) Thievery Corporation, Bon Iver, Khaira Arby, Rainer

KXCI connects you with more new music this week as Thievery Corporation releases their sixth album, continuing to draw from British influences such as Massive Attack, Tricky and Portishead. Their latest, Culture of Fear is the featured album this week on Your Morning Brew.

Whether Justin Vernon is shacked up in his quiet Wisconsin recording studio, or bustin' lyrics with Kanye West, everything he does seems to be hailed by critics. Bon Iver, Bon Iver is Vernon's follow up to 2007's For Emma, Forever Ago, and even though we don't always "get" the rustic chamber folk-pop of artists like Vernon, Mumford and Sons or Fleet Foxes, a lot of folks sure do. And there is most certainly something there in the music, requiring patience and space to absorb. Bon Iver is the featured album this week on The Home Stretch.

Mali's Khaura Arby is an icon in contemporary Sonrhai culture and her latest album Timbuktu Tarab is a wonderful mix of traditional African and Tinarawin cultures. The mix of traditional African [n'goni, sokou, calabash] and American [batterie, electric guitars] musical instruments are still her standard. This album adds electric guitars.

Finally, from the vast Rainer archive comes our 330 Local Music News this week, Roll Back the Years, Recorded in 1997 with Joey Burns and John Convertino. At the time, Rainer was at the high point of his recovery from a brain tumor, but would eventually pass away in November of the same year.