Monday, October 31, 2011

On-Air Halloween Treats

It's all treats, no tricks, Halloween night on Your Community Radio!

Tune in to Starr Tracks Halloween night, starting at 6pm. Laurie Starr will be playing an eclectic mix of spooky tunes from The Cramps to Dusty Springfield; M. Ward to Link Wray. Plus Tom Waits, Gram Parsons, the Eels, Concrete Blond…..lots of great forgotten eerie instrumentals from the 60s and the best of creepy tunes by current local artists.

Stay tuned at 9pm when Locals Only hosts the broadcast of the Orson Welles classic War of the Worlds in place of the usual live hour.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Featured Albums of the Week

This week's featured albums:

Global Express (Your Morning Brew, 7:20am): Various artists, Red Hot + Rio 2 This 2-disc set is a contemporary take on the 60s tropicalia movement from Brazil.

Featured Album of the Week (Your Morning Brew, 8:20am): Deer Tick, Divine Providence This loud alt-rock record captures the energy of their famous live shows.

Local Pick of the Week (The Home Stretch, 3:30pm): All week Carol will be featuring artists, including many locals, playing at this weekend's Desert Bluegrass Festival at AVA Amphitheatre.

National Pick of the Week (The Home Stretch, 5pm): C.J. Chenier, Can't Sit Down C.J.'s musical mix yields a spicy gumbo of zydeco, r&b, soul and funk.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

KXCI sponsors Luz De Vida benefit release and concert

In celebration of  the release of the vinyl and digital versions of  Luz de Vida: A Compilation to Benefit the Victims of the Tucson Tragedy, The Home Stretch will host Golden Boots live in-Studio 2A Friday Oct. 21st at 5:30pm. This performance with Golden Boots and interview with representatives from Music Against Violence is a precursor to Saturday's benefit concert at The Rialto Theatre, with a dozen of the compilation's performers.

Tucson's Fort Lowell Records and Music Against Violence are pleased to announce Luz de Vida: A Compilation to Benefit the Victims of the Tucson Tragedy.

The record was released on Oct. 18, during the international Week Without Violence. It will be available in two formats, a 37-track digital album and a special limited-edition 12-song vinyl release, with exclusively Tucson bands.

All proceeds from the sale of Luz de Vida will go to the Tucson Together Fund, the official fund established to assist victims, families, and witnesses of the January 8th tragedy.

A benefit concert will be held at the Rialto Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 22. and will feature Joey and John from Calexico, Kiss and the Tells, Salvador Duran, Reno Del Mar, Mariachi Luz de Luna, HAIRSPRAYFIREANDGIRLS, Tracy Shedd, La Cerca, Golden Boots, Silverbell, Rich Hopkins, and Tom Walbank.

The compilation includes songs from Tucson bands Calexico, Giant Sand, Rainer, Dead Western Plains, Lenguas Largas, Holy Rolling Empire, Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta and many others. Additionally, national artists with a special bond to Tucson have contributed music, including Neko Case, Spoon, DeVotchKa, Jimmy Eat World, Meat Puppets, Robyn Hitchcock, Ozomatli, John Vanderslice, Chuck Prophet and Jon Rauhouse with Rachel Flotard.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Featured Albums of the Week, October 17-21

Your Morning Brew (weekdays 7am-10am)

Global Express at 7:20am: Mighty Popo, Gakondo. Afro-pop and soul from Rwanda.

Featured Album of the Week at 8:20am: Ben Lee, Deeper Into Dream. Ben's back with songs inspired by the dreams of friends, family and fellow musicians.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Featured Albums of the Week

This week on Your Morning Brew, Jim's Global Express (7:20am) is the self-titled release El Rego, featuring 12 of the greatest songs of the 60s and 70s from one of Africa's leading soul artists. This new compilation releases on Daptone Records on October 25th.
The Brew's Featured Album of the Week (8:20am) is the new release from Feist called Metals, called "her best album yet" in Rolling Stone magazine.
Over on The Home Stretch, Carol's Local Pick of the Week (3:30pm) is actually five different artists, as she's previewing some of the local blues artists that will be gracing the SABHF Blues Festival stage this Sunday at Reid Park. You're invited to come down for a day of fun, but if you can't be there in person, you can always catch our tape-delayed broadcast starting around 12:30pm Sunday.
The National Pick of the Week on The Home Stretch is the new Hank Williams tribute album The Lost Notebooks, featuring recordings of Hank songs that Hank himself never got around to. This new album features Hank tunes by Lucinda Williams, Bob Dylan, Jack White, Sheryl Crow and many, many others. Catch a fresh cut around 5pm every day this week.

Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks

On Monday, October 10th at 5pm KXCI will broadcast the radio documentary Hank Williams: The Lost Notebooks, featuring brand new recordings of songs that Hank wrote but did not get to record in his short life.

You'll enjoy great new Hank tunes from Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lucinda Williams, Vince Gill & Rodney Crowell and many others, along with the stories behind these "new" songs and tales from Hank's life. The program is hosted by Alejandro Escovedo.

The album will be Carol's National Pick of the Week all the rest of the week at 5pm on The Home Stretch.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jen Chapin Trio in Studio 2a @5:30 on the Home Stretch, Thursday October 6

The Jen Chapin Trio stopped by KXCI Studio 2a for a live performance. Jen Chapin's songs and interview explore parenting, activism and joy. This particular tour has a food justice theme to it. She spoke at the Feeding America Western Region Conference in Tucson, and the jazz-tinged urban folk Jen Chapin Trio will be appearing at the Tubac Plaza Main Stage, Friday, October 7th at 7:00pm in a benefit for Global Community Communications Alliance. Jen Chapin comes from musical family which includes Harry Chapin as her father and Tom Chapin as her uncle. She serves on the board of Why Hunger.

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Kris Kristofferson Interview on KXCI

Legendary singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson performs at the Fox Tucson Theatre on October 6th, 2011. A Rhodes Scholar who became a janitor to pursue his dream career as a songwriter and musician, Kris was gracious enough to join us for a wide-ranging phone interview prior to his the show. We discuss his long career as a songwriter and performer, his acting career and his association with individuals ranging from Waylon, Willie and Johnny to Muhammad Ali, Dennis Hopper and Miss Piggy. The interview features questions submitted by KXCI listeners and deejays. Listen to the podcast here.