Friday, April 26, 2013

KXCI Presents! and Studio 2A performances with Justin Townes Earle, Catilin Rose and Daniel Romano




Justin Townes Earle, Caitlin Rose and Daniel Romano roll into Tucson Monday, April 29th for a triple bill of Americana at Club Congress and on air in KXCI's Studio 2A on The Home Stretch. Each of these standout artists brings their own brand of roots music. Justin Townes Earle blends folk, blues and country with timeless songwriting. He'll be on-air at 5:30pm. Caitlin Rose has an indie alt-country vibe and Daniel Romano is classic honky-tonk. Tune in for their live performance in studio 2A around 3:30pm. Doors open at 7pm for this 18+, KXCI Presents! concert.


Hunt n' Party Benefit this Sunday April 28th




Hunt n' Party is a benefit concert for local drummer James Hunt, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A bunch of bands have come together for the benefit including The Amosphere, Crosscut Saw, Neon Profit, Bryan Dean Trio, Tall Paul Band, Top Dead Center and many more. It's this Sunday starting at 6pm at Whiskey Tango (the old Fenderskirts at Kolb and Broadway).


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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Hayes Carll Studio 2A performance and show at Club Congress, April 24th




Hayes Carll stops by for a Studio 2A performance on The Home Stretch at 5:30pm. Carll and band are playing Wednesday at Club Congress, doors open at 8pm.
Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people.


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Whitehorse Studio 2A performance and Tuesday night at The Playground


Canadian duo Whitehorse stopped by KXCI this past November. Click above to hear two intimate songs and an interview from that live performance in Studio 2A. Whitehorse are playing a free show at The Playground this Tuesday, April 23rd, 7pm.

Whitehorse is the musical (and literal) marriage of singer/songwriter Melissa McClelland and guitar virtuoso Luke Doucet. As solo artists, both have been recognized in their homeland with awards and nominations ranging from Juno Awards to The Polaris Prize to The Independent Music Awards. They come together make musical sparks on their new album, The Fate Of The World Depends On This Kiss.


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Tinariwen Studio 2A performance and KXCI Presents! at Club Congress

KXCI is excited to host Tinariwen live in Studio 2A and at Club Congress on Tuesday April 23rd.


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 Club Congress Tuesday night in a KXCI Presents! show. Doors open at 8:30pmn with Sihasin.

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.


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Marvin and the Cloud Wall on Locals Only



Monday night Marvin and the Cloud Wall perform live on Locals Only in Studio 2A from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. Click above for a cool lego video of the song "Sweet Heartache", for a sneak peak of what it will sound like.


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KXCI Weekly Features for 4/22/13

Your Morning Brew


Background CD Used  S.E.M.E. by The Mackrosoft


Global Express, 7:20am Nomad by Bombino


Featured Album, 8:20am Bankrupt by Phoenix


















The Home Stretch



Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm Mayday by Zero Zero

Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm Business As Usual by Men at Work


Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm The Low Highway by Steve Earle







































Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Langhorne Slim live in Studio 2A Tuesday, April 16th




Langhorne Slim and The Law stop by KXCI's Studio 2A for a live performance on The Home Stretch around 4pm Tuesday. Click above to see Langhorne Slim and The Law's performance from a couple weeks ago on Conan. Langhorne opens for alt-country and Memphis soul group Lucero at Club Congress Tuesday night at 8pm.


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Monday, April 15, 2013

Jacob Acosta on Locals Only - Monday April 15th



Monday night Jacob Acosta of the band Roll Acosta shares songs from his new release Chants of Diplomacy live on Locals Only in Studio 2A from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. Click above for a track perfect for April 15th,  No Taxes. Jacob will be celebrating his new release this Saturday April 20th at Plush with Vanessa Lundon and Tell Me Something Good and Carlos Arzate and The Kind Souls. 

KXCI Weekly Features for the week of 4/15/13

Your Morning Brew

Background CD Used Throughout Show

Presente by Bajofondo

Global Express, 7:20am

ElDorado Sunset by Boogot

Featured Album, 8:20am

Stories Don't End by Dawes













The Home Stretch

Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm

Tales Of The Road by Lori Laska Sumberg


Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm

Soul Album by OtisRedding


Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm

Jake Bugg by JakeBugg






Friday, April 12, 2013

FELA! Friday and Saturday at Centennial Hall



Tune in during The Home Stretch and The Wire Service this Friday afternoon/evening for your chance to win tickets to FELA!
UA Presents hosts critically acclaimed Tony-winning musical FELA!, with performances this Friday and Saturday (performances at 2 and 8pm). FELA! tells the true story of legendary Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, whose soulful Afro-beat rhythms challenged a corrupt government. FELA! is a triumphant tale of courage, passion and love, featuring Kuti’s captivating music and stunning choreography. FELA!, Friday and Saturday at Centennial Hall. Limited 50% off special running right now for a pair or more of “c” and “d” seating with the promo code “HOTTER”. Tickets and information at 621-3341 and UAPresents.


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8 Minutes To Burn guests on Electric Feel Friday, April 12th


Electric Feel welcomes local group 8 Minutes To Burn in the studio Friday between 8-10pm.
In anticipation of the release of Electric Li-Ion, the new forthcoming single from the funk-rock-reggae fusion band 8 Minutes To Burn  and the Spring Tour promoting it, 8M2B Productions has teamed up with Electric Feel DJ's on KXCI, for a new DJ and Producer re-mix challenge.
For full details on this re-mix contest go here.


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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

La Santa Cecilia live in Studio 2A and at The Rialto Theatre April 9th, KXCI Presents!


La Santa Cecilia stop by for an in-studio performance at KXCI on The Home Stretch around 5:20pm. La Santa Cecilia are also playing The Rialto Theatre Tuesday night in a KXCI Presents night of amazing Latin sounds with Vox Urbana, Conjunto Imperial and The Santa Pachitas featuring Salvador Duran.
La Santa Cecilia are a young group from L.A. making music that is a creative hybrid of Latin culture, rock and world music.Click above to hear their song Chicle.

Nataly Dawn live in Studio 2A on The Home Stretch around 4:20pm Tuesday


Tune in KXCI around 4:20pm Tuesday April 9th, for a live Studio 2A performance from Nataly Dawn.
Nataly Dawn is known as one half of the duo Pomplamoose, whose other half is Dawn’s partner Jack Conte. They perform Tuesday at Club Congress with Lauren O’Connell opening at 7pm. Pomplamoose has released numerous original songs and covers since 2008 as “VideoSongs” via their YouTube channel, which has some 350,000 subscribers; the videos themselves have had more than 87 million views to date. Dawn’s solo debut, How I Knew Her, was released in January on Nonesuch Records.


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Monday, April 8, 2013

Deschtuco on Locals Only, Monday April 8th



Monday night Deschtuco share their songs over the KXCI airwaves via Studio 2A on Locals Only from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. Click above for a sneak peak of their song Rachel Lee from their vinyl 7". They'll also be playing Wednesday April 17th at Sky Bar with Sun Bones.

Forged in the lab. Deschtuco was an experiment gone awry. What was meant to be a cure for the common cold became an insane 4 piece rock band that will not sleep until every foundation has felt its deep rumblings, Every ear has been blasted, and Every soul has been soothed.


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KXCI weekly features for 4/8/13

Your Morning Brew

Global Express, 7:20am

Pecados Y Milagros by Lila Downs










 

 

 

Featured Album, 8:20am

Hezaby Generationals













The Home Stretch

Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm

Live at The Boondocks Lounge, Vol. 1







 

 

 

 

Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm

Ol Waylon by WaylonJennings








 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm

Afraidof Heights by Wavves





























Friday, April 5, 2013

Steve Forbert on KXCI and at Plaza Palomino Friday April 5th


Tune in at 3:30pm this afternoon when Steve Forbert visits the KXCI studios on The Home Stretch.
KXCI, TKMA and Rhythm and Roots welcome Steve Forbert as he celebrates the 35th anniversary of his debut album Alive on Arrival. Steve will sing Alive on Arrival from front to back and other great hits as well at his concert at Plaza Palomino this Friday, April 5th at 7:30pm. This will be an outside show in the courtyard of Plaza Palomino. Steve, along with Blue Corn Music, has re-released a double album featuring his first two albums, Alive on Arrival and Jackrabbit Slim, along with 12 bonus tracks.


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Robert Earl Keen Friday at The Rialto, KXCI Presents!


KXCI Presents! Texas singer-songwriter, Robert Earl Keen, this Friday at The Rialto Theatre. Keen is heralded for his rockin’ brand of Americana and energetic live shows where, in the words of his song- “the road goes on forever and the party never ends”. Doors open at 7pm on April 5th with Andrea Davidson. Tickets and more information at RialtoTheatre.com or 740-1000.

Robert Earl Keen is an American singer-songwriter and entertainer living in the central Texas hill country. Debuting with 1984's No Kinda Dancer, the Houston native has recorded 18 full-length albums for both independent and major record labels, while his songs have also been covered by several different artists from the country, folk and Texas country music scenes (including George Strait,Joe Ely Lyle Lovett, The Highwaymen, Nanci Griffith, and the Dixie Chicks.) Although both his albums and live performances span many different styles, from folk, country, and bluegrass to rock, he is most commonly affiliated with the Americana movements. In fact, he was the first "Americana" artist to appear on the cover of Gavin magazine when the style was officially recognized as its own genre in 1998. Additionally, although Keen has toured extensively both nationally and internationally throughout his career, he has long been heralded as one of the Lone Star State's most popular and consistently acclaimed musical ambassadors, leading to his induction into the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012 along with Lovett and the late Townes Van Zandt.


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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tucson Young Musicians with Kaia Chesney on Locals Only Monday, April 1st


Local singer, songwriter and musician Kaia Chesney brings down a group of local youth songwriters to perform on Locals Only in Studio 2A at 9pm this Monday.
These young songwriters are a part of Tucson Young Musicians, an organization that seeks to offer an alternative approach to music education, helping children apply the knowledge and creativity associated with songwriting in a way that compliments their cognitive processing.


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KXCI Features for the week of 4/1/13

Your Morning Brew

Global Express, 7:20am 

 

JamaKo by BassekouKouyate & Ngoni Ba













 

 

Featured Album, 8:20am 

 

LoveFrom London by RobynHitchcock













The Home Stretch

Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm

 

So Sang the Whippoorwill by Run Boy Run







 

 

 

 

Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm

 

ViolentFemmes by ViolentFemmes




 

 

 

 

 

Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm

 

LoveHas Come For You by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell