Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Crooked Fingers in Studio 2A - Tuesday 11/29

KXCI welcomes Crooked Fingers to our Studio 2A for a special performance at 5:30pm on Tuesday's The Home Stretch. They won't be performing in Tucson but are passing through en route to Austin, TX.
Crooked Fingers is a North Carolina band led by former Archers of Loaf lead singer Eric Bachmann.


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

U2 Achtung Baby radio documentary, airing Friday

Tune in Friday, November 25th from 9 to 10am as KXCI airs a radio documentary celebrating the 20th anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby.
In this one-hour special, comments by all four U2 members (Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr.) tell the story of their November 1991 release, Achtung Baby, its songs like "Mysterious Ways," "One," "Even Better Than The Real Thing" and the subsequent tours that redefinited both how U2 would be perceived by the world and themselves. These rare, insightful interviews are provided by filmmaker Davis Guggenheim from the footage of his acclaimed 2011 documentary From The Sky Down. Music heard throughout the program includes the classic album tracks and rare or previously unreleased outtakes and covers compiled for the Achtung Baby: Deluxe Edition.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Tune in to KXCI to win tickets for Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Blasters, Supersuckers, The Wailers and Lee Scratch Perry

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers play Saturday November 26th at The Rialto Theatre. Formed from the ashes of the Refreshments, Dead Hot Workshop, and the Gin Blossoms, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers emerged as a Southwestern super-group specializing in literate, pop-tinged Americana. Doors open for this all ages show at 7pm with Tramps & Theives

The Rialto Theatre welcomes a double bill of The Blasters and The Supersuckers on Friday December 2nd. Roots-rock pioneers The Blasters are remembered for their many house rockin’ concerts here; while rock n’ roll crusaders The Supersuckers got there start in Tucson. Both return to co-headline The Rialto Theatre December 2nd. Doors open for this all-ages show at 7pm with Three Bad Jacks

Reggae legends The Wailers and Lee Scratch Perry play The Rialto Theatre on Thursday, December 8th. Lee Scratch Perry is known as the godfather of reggae. The Wailers are the groundbreaking partners of Bob Marley. Their Tucson concert is the only date on either tour for both these acts. Doors open for this all ages show at 6:30pm. More information is available at RialtoTheatre.com


KXCI Presents! Centro-Matic - Saturday at Club Congress

Club Congress welcomes Centro-Matic Saturday night in a KXCI Presents! show. Centro-Matic’s creative sound blends the lines of indie-rock and alt-country and is fronted by Will Johnson, known as a member of Monsters of Folk and the Undertow Orchestra. Doors open at 7pm with Polica.

Friday, November 11, 2011

KXCI Presents! Weekend with: Ones Love Festival, 2nd Saturdays Downtown and JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound

Ones Love is a Veteran’s Day music and art’s festival to benefit scholarships through the Educational Enrichment Foundation. KXCI presents Ones Love this Friday night, 6pm at The Hut. Ones Love features a late night dance party, national reggae bands like Fortunate Youth, Kava Kreation and Kush Kounty, locals Combo Westside, SKITN and The Jits, alongside visual and performance arts. 

Join us this Saturday for 2nd Saturdays Downtown, now with two big outdoor stages. Performers include Brice Winston, Spirit Familia, Celena Santa Cruz, Planet Jam and Kristen Chandler. The Fox has Up With People, featuring youth from 19 countries, while Beatnik Dream Vacation, Those Beatles Guys and Sticks & Fingers play the Ronstadt Transit Center. The Tucson Pima Arts Council hosts a music and art events with several live performances. Congress will be hopping with car clubs, street musicians, living statues, arts and crafts, food vendors and a magic show. 2nd Saturdays Downtown, this Saturday night in downtown Tucson. Sponsored in part by Your Community Radio, KXCI.

Club Congress and Stateside, welcoming JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound this Sunday November 13th in a KXCI Presents! show. Bursting out of Chicago with and energetic and joyful neo-soul sound, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound will be stopping in Tucson for an early 7pm concert this Sunday, learn more at HotelCongress.com.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

KXCI Presents! The Bo-Keys Tuesday Nov. 8th

Tune in for an interview with members of Memphis soul band The Bo-Keys Tuesday afternoon at 4:30pm on The Home Stretch prior to their show at The Rialto Theatre. This hard-hitting Bo-Keys lineup features alumni both of Stax Records and Hi Records, plus younger musicians who’ve garnered an Emmy award and a Grammy nomination. Tuesday Nov. 8th brings the soul music of The Bo-Keys and Michael P. Big Band, tickets for this 8pm show will be only $10 at the door.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Featured Albums Of The Week

Featured Albums for the week of November 7th:

Global Express (7:20am, Your Morning Brew):Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf De Tucson, None Of This Is Mine
Tucson's own rising talent says "gypsy music's slinking lines and cumbia's battered four on the floor were born for each other" in the notes to this new disc.

Featured Album of the Week (8:20am, Your Morning Brew):Tom Waits, Bad As Me To call this album highly anticipated is an understatement!

Local Pick of the Week (3:30pm, The Home Stretch):

Glen Campbell, Ghost On The Canvas

Long-time Arizona resident with his farewell set of songs.

National Pick of the Week (5pm, The Home Stretch):

Chris Isaak, Beyond The Sun

Chris pays tribute to the music of Sun Records with tunes by Elvis, Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis and others.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Tinariwen Studio 2A performance and KXCI Presents! at The Rialto

KXCI is excited to host Tinariwen live in Studio 2A and at The Rialto Theatre on Wednesday November 2nd.

Africa's Tinariwen bring their desert blues to Tucson for a rare North American Tour. The live performance and interview will be on-air at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch. Tinariwen play at The Rialto Theatre Wednesday night in a KXCI Presents! show. Doors open at 7pm.

One of the most renowned groups in global music, Tinariwen's music is the soundtrack of the Touareg revolution in Saharan North Africa which was created by putting down arms and picking up electric guitars. Plaintive rhythms created a unique desert blues whose lyrics rage against world indifference and evoke a longing for disappearing freedoms. Tinariwens use of electric guitars and call and response vocals creates a style of desert blues that is at once exotic and familiar.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Featured Albums of the Week

Featured albums of the Week:

Global Express (7:20am, Your Morning Brew):
Bio Ritmo, La Verdad

Featured Album of the Week (8:20am, Your Morning Brew):
Crooked Fingers, Breaks In The Armor

Local Pick of the Week (3:30pm, The Home Stretch):
Ryanhood, After Night Came Sun
Ryanhood will have a CD release party on Friday night at the Rialto Theatre, details HERE

National Pick of the Week (5pm, The Home Stretch):
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa, Don't Explain