Saturday, February 26, 2011

Recently on KXCI


International Women's Day (KXCI, March 6th) 
KXCI brings you a special day of programming Sunday, March 6th, in celebration of International Women's Day.  Enjoy a full day of special music and public affairs programming featuring women artists and live in-studio guests. Read more here.

Celebrate Mardi Gras on KXCI!  
Saturday, March 5th, noon-2pm. Ruby's Roadhouse is joined by Desert Duke and take you to Mardi Gras. Tune in Sunday, March 6th, from 6-8pm on Tabasco Road where Desert Duke is joined by Ruby. Take a journey through Countryside Mardi Gras with a special listen into the Cajun Women's Mardi Gras Runs.


(L-R) Radiohead, Adele, Vinicius Cantuaria and Bill Frisell, Tammy West and the Culprits

Your Morning Brew w/Jim Blackwood
7:20am | Global Express
Vinicius Cantuaria and Bill Frisell

8:20am | Featured Album of the Week
Radiohead | The King of Limbs

The Home Stretch w/Jason Repko
3:30 Local Music News
Tammy West and the Culprits | Patch of Blue

5pm | Featured Album of the Week
Adele | 21

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Featured Last Week On KXCI:


(L-R) Richard Ashcroft, Ebo Taylor, PJ Harvey, Mark Growden

Richard Ashcroft (The Verve), comes to us from across the pond as well as PJ Harvey with a beautiful new album about soldiers and war - a sort of elegy for England and the world. Ebo Taylor is extra (with an X) groovy and Mark Growden releases his latest album this weekend. It features a bevy of local Tucson musicians including: guitarist Clay Koweek, fiddler Tim O'Connor, dobro player Connor Gallaher, bassist Ian Stapp, harmonica player Tom Wallbank and percussionist Andrew Collberg.



KXCI celebrates Black History Month. KXCI has invited the students and staff of TUSD to come and record segments about influential people or events in Black History. KXCI airs these segments throughout the month of February:

Monday-Friday: 9:30am, 1:30 & 5:30
Saturday: 7:30am & 7:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 1:30pm

Our CD Documentary next week: Sign 'O The Times, by Prince.

Mon, Feb 28th, 4pm - CD Documentary: Prince - Sign 'O The Times
Thr, Mar 3rd, 9:45am - CD Documentary: Prince - Sign 'O The Times

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Featured Last Week on KXCI:


(L-R) John Vanderslice, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Destroyer, James Brown


This week features new releases from John Vanderslice (producer and studio engineer at Tiny Telephone, San Francisco), Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the ninth album from Destroyer and a CD Documentary featuring James Brown.

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KXCI Black History Month Programming


KXCI celebrates Black History Month. KXCI has invited the students and staff of TUSD to come and record segments about influential people or events in Black History. KXCI airs these segments throughout the month of February:

Monday-Friday: 9:30am, 1:30 & 5:30
Saturday: 7:30am & 7:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 1:30pm

Wed, Feb 16, 4pm - CD Documentary: James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Thr, Feb 18, 9:45am - CD Documentary: James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Fri, Feb 19, 4pm - Fela Kuti - One hour radio special

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bob Marley and the Wailers: Live Forever


On The Home Stretch:  
Friday at 4pm, for Black History Month

Bob Marley & the Wailers: Live Forever a one hour radio special featuring live music from and stories about his last concert at Pittsburgh's Stanley Theater on 9/23/1980. It includes commentary about the influential moments and people that influenced his life and music.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Grupo Fantasma and Apex Manor both in Studio 2A today & KXCI Presents!


It's a double header of touring bands in KXCI's Studio 2A this Thursday, Feb. 10th, on The Home Stretch.

Grupo Fantasma are a funky Latin band based out of Austin and are headed to L.A. for the Grammys. They will stop in for a live performance around 5:30pm.Grupo Fantasma are playing tonight at The Rialto Theatre in a KXCI Presents! show.

Apex Manor will perform live around 4pm on the Home stretch. They are a new indie rock band on Merge Records headed by Ross from The Broken West. Apex Manor are playing an early KXCI Presents! show tonight at Club Congress.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Featured Last Week on KXCI:


(L-R) Bright Eyes, Aurelio, Drive By Truckers, Ali Farke Toure

Connor Oberst is back at it with Bright Eyes' latest, The People's Key. Aurelio is dreaming about being "by the beach," with a wonderful new world album Laru Beya. The Drive-By Truckers, minus one guitar player, hit the road again with Go-Go Boots. For Black History Month, The Home Stretch features new CD Documentaries. This week, Ali Farka Toure's album Talking Timbuktu. Also, this Friday at 4pm, a one-hour special featuring Bob Marley & the Wailers last performance from 1980.

Wednesday, tune in at 3:30pm to hear Americana artist Kort McCumber live in Studio 2A!. McCumber plays Nimbus Brewery at 5pm and he's a potential artist for the 26th annual TKMA Folk Festival (April 30th and May 1st, 2011). This Thursday, tune at at 4pm and 5:30pm during The Home Stretch for Live in Studio 2A! performances by Apex Manor and Grupo Fantasma

Leading up to Arizona's 99th anniversary of statehood on February 14th, on Your Morning Brew, this week's One Cup of Java Challenges are about Arizona history. 

Photo: Douglas Historical Society

Tuesday's question was about the author Thornton Wilder, who called Douglas, Arizona, home for about 18 months in the early 60s. That question was suggested by author (and KXCI member) Tom Miller, who in 2009 wrote an article about Wilder's Douglas days for the Smithsonian Magazine. You can read it here.

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KXCI Black History Month Programming


KXCI celebrates Black History Month. KXCI has invited the students and staff of TUSD to come and record segments about influential people or events in Black History. KXCI airs these segments throughout the month of February:

Monday-Friday: 9:30am, 1:30 & 5:30
Saturday: 7:30am & 7:30pm
Sunday: 10:30am & 1:30pm


Thr, Feb 10, 9:45am - CD Documentary: Ali Farka Toure - Talking Timbuktu
Fri, Feb 11, 4pm - Bob Marley & the Wailers - Radio special and broadcast of 9/23/1980 
Mon, Feb 14, 4pm - CD Documentary: James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Thr, Feb 18, 9:45am - CD Documentary: James Brown - Live at the Apollo
Fri, Feb 19, 4pm - Fela Kuti - One hour radio special


more to come...

Friday, February 4, 2011

Bobby Long - Live in Studio & KXCI Presents! - Saturday 2/5



Bobby Long
is a rising young singer/songwriter from Britan with a contemporary sound that is steeped in the sounds of twentieth century American folk music. His debut full length release, A Winter Tale, was just released on ATO records in the United States. It is full of evocative imagery, striking energy and strong vocals.
Long is performing Saturday night (2/5/2011) at Club Congress in a KXCI Presents! new artist show. Doors open for this early all ages concert at 7pm with Andrew Collberg and Courtney Robbins
More here.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Vusi Mahlasela - Studio 2A performance at 5:30pm Tuesday, Feb. 1st

This past Sunday celebrated South African singer, Vusi Mahlasela, came to Tucson to perform at The Rialto Theatre with Amos Lee in a wonderful KXCI Presents! show. Mr. Mahlasela was gracious enough to stop by KXCI's Studio 2a for a live performance and interview with Michael Wyman (co-host of Global Rhythm Radio and the Wednesday Music Mix). We are excited to share this performance with you on The Home Stretch, February 1st, as a special segment on the kick off of KXCI's annual celebration of African History Month. Tune in for more segments throughout February. Listen and find out why Vusi Mahlasela is known in South Africa as "The Voice".

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Tribute To Charlie Louvin Tuesday night on Rosies's Rhythm Room

Please tune into "Rosie's Rhythm Room" Tuesday, Feb 1st (8-10 p.m.)
for a Tribute to Charlie Louvin and the Louvin Brothers.  Covering some of the great Brother Duets, Charlie's latest album, and folks like Gram Parsons and Emmylou covering their music.
 Thanks for listening! The RoseLady
On January 26th Charlie Louvin passed on. See press release below.
Mr. Louvin visited the KXCI studios in 2007 and did an interview with Al Perry. He was truly a generous, kind and humble man, as well as having a large influence on American music.

- After a brave fight with pancreatic cancer, Louvin succumbs to illness at 83 years old -

Wartrace, TN, January 26, 2011 - In the early morning of January 26, country music legend Charlie Louvin passed away at his home in Wartrace, Tennessee, surrounded by family. 

Louvin, a Country Music Hall of Famer, was revered as a true icon of country music for decades. He began his career as one half of The Louvin Brothers, and has released over 20 albums spanning over forty years. His music had strong influence over an array of acclaimed artists including Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, and The Raconteurs. Louvin was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry having been made a member in 1955.
In recent years, Louvin continued his solo work and enjoyed a revitalization of his career. In November of 2010 he released his final studio album The Battle Rages On, an emotional collection of war songs dating back to the American Civil War, which includes the talents of special guests Del McCoury and Jamie Dailey.

Fans have shown an outpouring of support and well wishes since word of Louvin's passing was made public earlier today. The Louvin family wishes to extend its sincerest gratitude for this support in this very difficult time.