Thursday, May 31, 2012

Of Monsters And Men - KXCI Presents! Thursday at The Rialto

KXCI Presents!Of Monsters And Men, this Thursday May 31st at The Rialto Theatre. This young group from Iceland features male and female trading lead vocals, group "shouts" and sing-a-longs, and a folky underpinning with poetic lyrics which have led to comparisons to Arcade Fire, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Sigur Ros. Of Monsters And Men burst on the indie and folk rock scene after winning a national battle of the bands contest in their country. Doors open for this all ages show at 7pm with Yellow Ostrich.

Friday's KXCI Presents! show is Gillian Welch at The Fox.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

Locals Only CD Release party Saturday at Plush and on-air preview Friday at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a memorable KXCI CD Release Party at Plush on Saturday May 26th from 8pm to 1am. Just $5 gets you in the door. The release party for, Locals Only Volume Six – Live From Studio 2A, features: Ashbury (as an acoustic duo), Key Ingredients of African Soul, The Modeens and The Tryst.

KXCI Music Director Duncan and returning Home Stretch host Cathy Rivers will be on-air at 5:30pm talking about the release party, the bands performing and the compilation as well as playing a few "deeper" cuts from the Locals Only performances in Studio 2A.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Plants and Animals - Studio 2A performance at 5:30pm Wednesday


Tune in for a performance today with Plants and Animals at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch.  Indie-rockers from Montreal, Plants and Animals blend rootsy melodies and classic rock riffs, think Blitzen Trapper meets Neil Young. Plant's and Animals take the Club Congress stage Wednesday, May 23nd in an early, KXCI Presents! show. Golden Boots and OHIOAN open doors at 7PM for this all ages concert.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Khiara Arby - global Studio 2A performance at 5:30pm Tuesday



Tune in for a special global music performance today with Malian diva Khaira Arby at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch.  Khaira Arby and her band bring Saharan desert blues to the Club Congress stage Tuesday, May 22nd in an early, KXCI Presents! show. Khaira and her ensemble combine rhythms of Mali, ethnic female vocals and dancing electric guitars of Timbuktu for a night of authentic African music. Think Tinariwen meets Ali Farka Toure, who is Khaira's cousin that she trained with. They played last year at Club Congress and it was truly one of the most memorizing and memorable shows of the year!

Coming Wednesday, another Studio 2A with  Plants and Animals. These Canadian indie-rockers are playing another KXCI Presents! show at Club Congress.


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Monday, May 21, 2012

Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars - Studio 2A performance at 5:30pm Monday

Tune in for as special live performance today with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch.
KXCI Presents! - Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars this Monday night, May 21st at Solar Culture Gallery. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and inflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting reggae and African songs of hope, faith and joy. This all ages show starts at 7pm with Black Nature Band. Many will remember the amazing show they put on with KXCI and The Loft at The Rialto Theatre a few years back.

Coming Tuesday, another global Studio 2A with Malian diva Khaira Arby. She and her band bring Saharan desert blues to the Club Congress stage Tuesday, May 22nd in an early, KXCI Presents! show. 


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Triple Double Band - Locals Only - May 21st

Tonight on Locals Only we have the Triple Double Band live in Studio 2a at 9pm.
Hailing from Tucson, AZ, Triple Double Band pieces together an eclectic mix of influences to create a colorful and rich sound with a positive message; using three part vocal harmonies, complex rhythms, funky basslines, catchy sax melodies and an intricate yet driving piano, the band creates their own version of upbeat and feel-good rock. Triple Double Band celebrates their new CD, >IV, with a release party Friday May 25th at Club Congress, 7pm. With special guests Vine Street, Faster Than Light and DJ Cody Clutch.  Listen to their Locals Only performance at 91.3FM and past ones at the KXCI Locals Only Podcast Archive (and this one once it is available).


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Sunday, May 20, 2012

KXCI Locals Only CD Release Party Saturday May 26th at Plush from 8am to 1pm

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with a memorable KXCI CD Release Party at Plush on Saturday May 26th from 8pm to 1am. Just $5 gets you in the door. We released 91.3FM KXCI Presents: Locals Only Volume Six – Live From Studio 2A exclusively as a KXCI membership premium but it will be available to everyone for just $10 at the CD release party.

Confirmed guests include: Ashbury (as an acoustic duo), Key Ingredients of African Soul, The Modeens and The Tryst. These are just 4 of the amazing local artists you'll find on Locals Only Volume Six – Live From Studio 2A features. Brian Lopez (feat. Salvador Duran), The Division Fix, Young Mothers, Dead Western Plains, Gabriel Sullivan & Taraf de Tucson, Logan Greene & The Bricks, Ferrodyne, Amy Rude and Heartbeast, Jazz Telephone, Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, Seashell Radio, and HAIRSPRAYFIREANDGIRLS also contributed a cut to the 16 track release culled and curated by Dr. Dan.

Dr. Dan was the host from 2008 to 2011, taking over from Don Jennings who did the program for ten years. Locals Only is still going strong with host Matt Milner each Monday from 8-10pm with a live performance in Studio 2A at 9pm on Community Radio KXCI. "My first experience with Tucson music was at a benefit for KXCI in January, 2004. Right away, I was hooked. Tucson had something special going on with original, passionate songwriting performed at historic venues like The Temple of Music and Art, The Rialto Theatre, and various clubs and galleries. Over the years I was privileged to become a part of the creativity and host Locals Only. I am happy to share some of the best performances from 2009 through 2011, recorded live in KXCI's Studio 2A" -Dr. Dan.

 KXCI Community Radio stations provides a rare platform for local and emerging artists whose work does not fall within the narrow parameters of other broadcast outlets. By introducing these artists to local audiences, KXCI has helped launch and sustain the careers of numerous contemporary musicians. Locals Only features a one hour interview/performance with local musicians 50 times a year. The Home Stretch features more than 100 live interview/performances annually of local and touring musicians. All of these performances are recorded and archived. The best go on our KXCI compilations which are used to help support the station.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

KXCI Presents! two great global music concerts with Sierra Leone's Refugee All-Stars and Khiara Arby

We are excite to present two great global acts this coming week!

KXCI Presents! -
Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars this Monday night, May 21st at Solar Culture Gallery. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix out of the ashes of war and inflamed the passions of fans across the globe with their uplifting reggae and African songs of hope, faith and joy. This all ages show starts at 7pm with Black Nature Band. Many will remember the amazing show they put on with KXCI at The Rialto Theatre a few years back.

Malian diva Khaira Arby brings Saharan desert blues to the Club Congress stage Tuesday, May 22nd in an early, KXCI Presents! show. Khaira and her ensemble combine the rhythms of Mali, ethnic female vocals and the dancing electric guitars of Timbuktu, for a night of authentic African music. Born just outside Timbuktu, Khaira Arby prepares to tour North America carrying her message of peace in the wake of a coup d'etat that has besieged her country. While politics threaten to split her country, Arby's music champions peace and decries the hardships women face from political violence. With electric guitars and irresistible percussion, Khaira's indie-rock/desert blues songs echo centuries-old musical traditions.


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KXCI Presents! Spiritualized with Nikki Lane and Great Lake Swimmers with Cold Specks

Spiritualized performs at The Rialto Theatre this Friday, May 18th in a KXCI Presents! show. British space rockers Spiritualized come to Tucson on a rare North American tour. Drawing on influences like the Velvet Underground and Brian Wilson, Spiritualized combines hypnotic minimalism with lush, panoramic symphonies. Doors open at 7pm with indie alt-country chanteuse Nikki Lane.
Tune in for a live performance at 5:30pm from Nikki Lane, Friday on The Home Stretch.
 
Great Lake Swimmers play Club Congress Sunday night, May 20th in an early and all-ages KXCI Presents! show. Canada’s Great Lake Swimmers create thoughtful indie-folk rock. New Wild Everywhere is the follow-up to Great Lake Swimmers’ critically acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize shortlisted and Juno nominated 2009 album Lost Channels. Doors open at 7pm with the arresting old-soul voice of Cold Specks. Cold Specks is 23-year-old Al Spx from Etobicoke, Canada, who now lives in London. Describing her sound as ‘Doom Soul’, Cold Specks’ music is steeped in the musical traditions of the Deep South.


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Monday, May 14, 2012

Chamberlab - Locals Only - May 14th

Tonight on Locals Only we have Chamberlab live in Studio 2a at 9pm.  
ChamberLab is a quarterly concert series devoted to bringing art music from unlikely sources into unexpected places. It’s garage classical. It’s DIY Chamber Music! Composers include Chris Black, Dante Rosano, Marco Rosano and Benjamin Degain; writing for bassoon, violin, piano, contrabassoon, contrabass, Wurlitzer, bari sax, vibraphone … and more. Chamberlab performs Saturday May 19th at Club Congress, 8pm. For more information, please visit www.chrisblackmusic.com.
Listen to their Locals Only performance at 91.3FM and past ones at the KXCI Locals Only Podcast Archive (and this one once it is available).


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Friday, May 11, 2012

Steff Koepen and George Sarah with performances this weekend and our featured albums of the week

Featured albums of the week included Jack White's Blunderbuss on Your Morning Brew. The Home Stretch national pick was Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine. The Global Express was Amadou & Miriam's Folila.



Our local pick was Stories You Can't Tell from Steff Koeppen and The Articles. Their CD Release party is Friday May 10th at Solar Culture. Doors open for this all-ages show at 9pm with Kaia Chesney and Boreas.



 
George Sarah's Who Sleep The Sleep Of Peace was the background feature on Your Morning Brew. George will be in Tucson Saturday May 11th at Plush. George Sarah is opening at 9:30pm for Frankie Broyle and Lotus Plaza, featuring Lockett Pundt from Deerhunter.


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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Studio 2A performances with ELAN and Beth Bombara & The Ebanjolists


Thursday on The Home Stretch at 5:30pm we have a live acoustic performance in Studio 2A from ELAN. Fronted by Elan DeFan, a strong vocalist that sounds in between Janis Joplin and Stevie Nicks, ELAN is already critically acclaimed and commercially successful in Latin America. They bring their classic rock sound to Tucson as they start to make waves in the U.S. ELAN will be playing Thursday, May 10th at The Hut with The Supervillians. 




Friday, Beth Bombara and The Ebanjolists bring their modern day folk and alt-country to KXCI for a live performance at 5:30pm on The Home Stretch. On tour from St. Louis,  Beth Bombara and The Ebanjolists will be bringing their banjo, electric guitar, fiddle and lap steel guitar into KXCI's Studio 2A. Beth and company play Plush Friday May, 11th opening for Tucson's own The Silver Thread Trio.


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Carlos Arzate - Locals Only - May 7th


Tonight on Locals Only we have Carlos Arzate live in Studio 2a at 9pm. Front man for American Android, Carlos Arzate will be performing original music written over the past year inspired by life, love, loss and the ties that bind us through our common human experience.  In his solo performance, Arzate takes the passion listeners of American Android have come to know and strips it down to its core. The result is a mosaic of rock, soul and folk influenced music that translates into an authentically passionate and moving sound. Carlos Arzate performs Saturday May 12th at Club Congress with Ryan Green and Sweet Ghosts. Listen to their Locals Only performances and past ones at the KXCI Locals Only Podcast Archive (and this one once it is available).


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Saturday, May 5, 2012

KXCI Presents! Tennis and Lambchop this weekend


Saturday Tennis plays Club Congress in an early all-ages KXCI Presents! show. Tennis is an indie-pop group that harkens back to the girl group pop of the 60's. Vacationer opens with doors at 6:30 with their brand of world inflected indie rock.

Sunday Lambchop takes the Club Congress stage in another early KXCI Presents! show. Led by Kurt Wagner, Lambchop is touring behind their 11th album Mr. M. They play a rare Tucson show with Howe Gelb starting off the evening, doors open at 7pm


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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We Want the Folk! Give up the Folk!...

KXCI will once again broadcast from the Plaza Stage of the Folk Festival in Downtown Tucson this Saturday and Sunday May 5th and 6th. The Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association proudly invites all music lovers to enjoy 20 hours of free, live acoustic music on five stages at the 27th annual Tucson Folk Festival — featuring Saturday Headliner BeauSoleil and Sunday Headliner Sabra Faulk, past headliners Kevin Pakulis and John Coinman, and much, much more!

Be sure to tune into the Home Stretch each day this week as we feature live performances by local favorites Stefan George, Leila Lopez, Sabra Faulk.


We encourage you to come down to the Folk Festival as much as possible. Click here for a map, directions, and parking suggestions. But when you can't be there, be sure to tune into 91.3 or kxci.org so you can listen to our broadcast. We'll be on a 90 minute delay as we record each act on the Plaza Stage and pedal it to the station ...Ow, we need the folk, We gotta have that folk!




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