Monday, September 26, 2011

The Home Stretch features Luz de Vida Track at 3:30 all week through September 30th!

Luz de Vida: A Compilation to Benefit the Victims of the Tucson Tragedy won't be released till October 18, 2011- but you can check out a sneak preview each day on the Home Stretch at 3:30pm.

Luz de Vida is a compilation album of music from artists both in Tucson and affiliated with Tucson. All proceeds from the sale of Luz de Vida will go to the Tucson Together Fund, the only officially sanctioned fund established to assist victims, families, and witnesses of the January 8th tragedy.

Luz de Vida – Spanish for Light of Life – is an expression of community, love, healing, grace and hope, a positive response from Tucson musicians and national artists who have a special bond with Tucson. Luz de Vida will be available in two formats: as a 37-track digital album and a special limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, with exclusively Tucson bands.

Included are songs written as a direct response, like Giant Sand’s “Recovery Mission,” in which the elder ambassador of desert rock Howe Gelb sings of the city’s tears and “collective heart.” The compilation also features “The Oasis” from the late, legendary blues guitarist Rainer.

Calexico, whose longtime friendship with Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly has resulted in the band’s music being played aboard the International Space Station, contributes the unreleased “Absent Afternoon.” Songs from Calexico collaborators Salvador Duran and Mariachi Luz de Luna reflect the city’s Hispanic tradition.

Tucson friends Robyn Hitchcock, John Vanderslice, Spoon, Neko Case, Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Ozomatli, Visqueen’s Rachel Flotard & Jon Rauhouse, Mark Growden and Chuck Prophet all contribute songs.

Fort Lowell Records artists Tracy Shedd and Dead Western Plains recorded exclusive follow-ups to their acclaimed 7inch records.

On the heels of their stunning 2011 debut album, Tucson’s Lenguas Largas returns with a special new track. The upstart R&B Kiss & The Tells make their recorded debut on Luz de Vida. Indie rockers Holy Rolling Empire and La Cerca explore new directions. And exclusive to the 12inch vinyl is a live recording of Sam Cooke’s “A Change Is Gonna Come” from Chango Malo.

Luz de Vida is compiled by Music Against Violence, a coalition of Tucson writers, recording engineers, and venue operators.

Monday, September 19, 2011

La Cerca on Locals Only

Monday night La Cerca bring their live show to KXCI's Studio 2A for a Locals Only session.
Tune in at 9pm for the hour performance and interview or check the Locals Only podcast sessions here.

We are in our Fall Membership Drive, call 520-623-1000 or Pledge Now online to support local music & local radio!

... Songs from the soil, songs from the soul, La Cerca is the blast from the pop sounds of the sun. Born out of the ashes of other bands, 2000 was a long time ago when Tucson was a smaller music scene.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

KXCI Presents! Trevor Hall & Luisa Maita

Wednesday Trevor Hall plays at Club Congress in an early all-ages KXCI presents! show.

Tune into our membership drive for your chance to pick up tickets to these shows with a membership pledge.

Thursday Luisa Maita plays Solar Culture in an early all-ages KXCI Presents! show.
Luisa will be interviewed on Onda Suave this Wednesday evening.

Monday, September 12, 2011

KXCI Tucson: Featured Albums, Week of Sept. 12th

It's a new week and we've got four new featured albums for your daytime enjoyment at KXCI 91.3FM.

Your Morning Brew (7-10am) has the Global Express each weekday at 7:20am, this week featuring Light The Horizon by Bedouin Soundclash, world music from the exotic reaches of Canada. Your Morning Brew's Featured Album of the Week (8:20am) is Blitzen Trapper's American Goldwing, their 6th studio album.

Over on The Home Stretch (3-6pm) the Local Pick of the Week, daily at 3:30pm, is the new CD from Combo Westside, entitled Full Bloom. They'll have a CD release party this Friday at Club Congress in dowtown Tucson, as well as be our guests on this week's Locals Only (Monday 8-10pm) and again on Onda Suave, Wednesday from 8 to 10pm.

Also on The Home Stretch, Carol's National Pick of the Week is the new Woody Guthrie tribute album Note of Hope, which features "new" Woody songs taken from his writings and interpreted by folks like Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranco, and Lou Reed.

The Woody Guthrie Tribute CD will be available as a premium when you pledge your support during the Fall Membership Drive at 520-623-1000.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

KXCI Features

This week we not only welcome more new music to the station, but a new host to The Home Stretch as well!

The features on Your Morning Brew this week (Mon-Fri 7am to 10am):
Global Express (7:20am) No Te Va Gustar, Por Lo Menos Hoy (Nacional). One of Uruguay's leading rock bands, this group sells out stadiums throughout much of South America.

Featured Album of the Week (8:20am) Fool's Gold, Leave No Trace (I Am Sound). African influences blend seamlessly with 80s pop and indie pop on the group's 2nd album.

Over on The Home Stretch (Mon-Fri 3pm to 6pm), new host Carol will be featuring Robert Earl Keen's Ready For Confetti (Lost Highway) as her National Pick of the Week at 5:30pm while celebrating recent TAMMIES winners for the Local Pick slot each day at 3:30pm.