Friday, May 31, 2013

KXCI Presents! Grace Potter & The Nocturnals and The Black Lillies


A couple of great bands head to Tucson this week for KXCI Presents! concerts.
Tuesday June 4th The Black Lilies bring their roadhouse americana to Plush. Heather Hardy open doors at 8:30pm.
Born in the rumbling cab of a stone truck and aged in the oak of Tennessee’s smoky night haunts, The Black Lillies have quickly risen to the forefront of the Americana scene. Founded by multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Cruz Contreras (co-founder of Robinella and the CCstringband), The Black Lillies have created their own unique brand of country, roots, rock and blues via Appalachia.


Wednesday June 5th longtime KXCI favorites Grace Potter and The Nocturnals play The Rialto Theatre. Doors open at 7pm with reserved and general admission seating.
Grace Potter’s dynamic voice has been compared to Janis Joplin and Koko Taylor, while her band’s sound is rooted in classic rock of the late 60's and early 70's. The band's appeal and public image is largely due to lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Grace Potter, who is known for her strong vocals and her vibrant stage presence.


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Sun Bones on Locals Only, Monday June 3rd




Monday night Sun Bones bring their indie-art rock live to Studio 2A on Locals Only from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at over the desert airwaves at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. Sun Bones will be celebrating their new album, Sentinel Peak, with a release party on Friday, June 7th at Borderlands Brewery. Also on the bill are special guests The Cordials and Brass Tax. Click above to hear a Kite String from their previous single release.

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Monday, May 27, 2013

!!! and The Lonely Wild at Club Congress Monday and Wednesday, KXCI Presents!


A couple of great indie bands head to Club Congress this week for KXCI Presents! all-ages, early concerts. Monday May 27th it's !!! with their creative and dance floor priming dance-punk. White Arrows open doors at 7:30pm.


Wednesday May 29th rising L.A. indie-rockers The Lonely Wild play Club Congress. They are also stopping in for a live performance in Studio 2A on The Home Stretch at 5:30pm that day. The Lonely Wild have a brand new debut album that draws comparisons to Calexico, Arcade Fire and Edwarde Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.


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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Featured Albums for the week of 5/20/13

Your Morning Brew


Background CD Used Throughout Show













Global Express, 7:20am




















Featured Album, 8:20am


















The Home Stretch



Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm


















Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm


















Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm














Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sirsy live in Studio 2A Wednesday



Sirsy stop by KXCI's Studio 2A for a live performance on The Home Stretch at 4pm, Wednesday May 22nd. Sirsy are a rockin' duo with female vocals and a new release Coming Into Frame on Tucson based Funzalo Records. The Boston Globe sums them up, “Little band. Big Sound.”. Click above for their video to Lionheart. Sirsy play Plush Saturday, May 25th with The Tryst and Some Of Them Are Old.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ronstadt Generations live in Studio 2A Tuesday


Ronstadt Generations stop by KXCI's Studio 2A for a live performance on The Home Stretch at 5:30pm Tuesday, May 21st. Ronstadt Generations represents the multi-cultural roots America was founded upon. Dating back five generations in North America, Michael J. Ronstadt, younger brother of Linda Ronstadt, continues the family tradition with his two sons, Michael G. and Petie. Click above to hear music from their Prelude album. Ronstadt Generations y Los Tucsonenses bring their show to the world famous Gaslight Theatre on Memorial Day, May 27th at 7pm.


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Monday, May 20, 2013

ChamberLab on Locals Only, Monday May 20th


Monday night ChamberLab makes a live performance on Locals Only in Studio 2A from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. ChamberLab is DIY classical music, garage chamber music, alt-classical, bi-brow, and trashical. ChamberLab is the brainchild of Chris Black and involves a variety of locals composers and performers. ChamberLab is dedicated to tunneling under the wall that separates classical music from … well, from all the other music in the world. Click above for a video of  February's performance of Around the Neighborhood in Socks.
ChamberLab is celebrating its first anniversary with a special concert at Cafe Desta, Saturday, May 25th at 7pm.. 

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Friday, May 17, 2013

fairweatherfriend live in Studio 2a and Fort Lowell showcase this Friday!



fairweatherfriend live in Studio 2A Friday on The Home Stretch around 3:45pm, also playing acoustic at Borderlands Brewing Co. and electric at Solar Culture.

Fort Lowell Records hosts our 2013 Celebration!  We will be at Borderlands Brewing Co. on Friday, May 17 from 4-7pm with ...music video? and Tracy Shedd doing DJ Sets of some of their favorite music, followed by fairweatherfriend's acoustic debut and the Fort Lowell Records Happy Hour from 6-7pm with two-for-one 7inch and 12inch records on sale!  Then, join us down the street at Solar Culture starting at 8pm for a full Fort Lowell Records Showcase, featuring rock-n-roll performances by La Cerca, fairweatherfriend, and Saint Maybe, as well as intimate performances by Andrew Collberg and Tracy SheddThe Vinyl Scout will be out in full-effect promoting their website and our love for wax!  It is going to be an awesome night altogether celebrating Tucson musicians and vinyl records; don't miss it! 

Borderlands Brewing Co. | 4-7pm | Free
http://borderlandsbrewing.com/ | 119 East Toole Avenue Tucson AZ 85701


Solar Culture | 8pm-12am | Five Dollars
http://www.solarculture.org/ | 31 East Toole Avenue Tucson AZ 85701


 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

KXCI features for the week 0f 5/13/13

Your Morning Brew

 

Background CD Used Throughout Show

North Borders by Bonobo




 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Express, 7:20am

Oh February by Y La Bamba







 

 

 

 

 

Featured Album, 8:20am

Volume 3 by She & Him












The Home Stretch

Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm

Electric Caribou by The Modeens







 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm

What's Going On by Marvin Gaye










 

 

 

Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm

Mother by Natalie Maines

 

 






















Monday, May 13, 2013

The Great Collison on Locals Only - Monday, May 13th




Monday night The Great Collision perform live on Locals Only in Studio 2A from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. The Great Collision is a dreamy alternative-rock project by singer-songwriter and guitarist Ryan David Green of the duo RyanHood. Click above to hear cuts from the new album, Running In Circles, which just came out May 1st.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

KXCI Features for 5/6/13 thru 5/10/13

Your Morning Brew


 

Background CD Used Throughout Show

   

Of Raging Waters by the June Rise



 

 

 

 

 

 

 Global Express, 7:20am

  Ascend by David Starfire




 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Album, 8:20am

  When It Was Now by Atlas Genius








 

The Home Stretch


Local Pick Of The Week, 3:30pm

Midnight Blood by The Mission Creeps







 

 

 

 

 

Classic Pick Of The Week, 4:00pm

Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix









 

 

 

 

 

Featured Pick Of The Week, 5:00pm

Spirit in the Room by Tom Jones
















Monday, May 6, 2013

Billy Sedlmayr and Gabriel Sullivan on Locals Only



Monday night Billy Sedlmayr  performs live with Gabriel Sullivan in Studio 2A on Locals Only from 9 to 10pm. Listen live at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org. Click above to hear the song "Black Grenadine", for a sneak peak of what the new album, Charmed Life, will sound like.


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Friday, May 3, 2013

KXCI Presents! Yo La Tengo and Father John Misty

A couple of great bands are headed our way for KXCI Presents! concerts at The Rialto Theatre.
Friday May 3rd it's Father John Misty. Monday May 6th it's Yo La Tengo.




J. Tillman spent several years with Fleet Foxes and releasing solo albums before becoming the enigmatic frontman of Father John Misty. Their indie folk pop debut, Fear Fun, came out this past year on Sub Pop records and ended up being one of KXCI's most played new releases in 2012. Doors open at 7pm Friday for this all ages show with Fur Family.


Yo La Tengo have been called “the quintessential critics’ band”. They have been putting out indie rock for almost thirty years and their latest release, Fade on Matador Records, continues that long stellar streak. Doors open at 7pm Monday, with no other bands, for a rare performance in Tucson with Yo La Tengo.






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