Monday, September 16, 2013

The Outlaw Rebels on Locals Only and part of Friday's Roots Revival at EL Casino Ballroom




Monday night The Outlaw Rebels bring their roots americana and rockabilly live to Studio 2A on Locals Only from 9 to 10pm. Listen live over the desert airwaves at 91.3FM or stream at kxci.org.
This Friday night September 20th  they'll be playing the Roots Revival the historic El Casino Ballroom with Al foul and the Shakes, Tom Walbank and the Ambassadors, and The El Camino Royales. This night of roots and rockabilly starts at 8pm


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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Features for the week of 9/9/13


Your Morning Brew:

Wooden Boy -BACKGROUND CD USED THROUGHOUT THE SHOW 

7:20am 
Gipsy Kings, Savor Flamenco - THE GLOBAL EXPRESS



8:20am 
 Blitzen Trapper, VII - THE FEATURED ALBUM OF THE WEEK



The Home Stretch:


3:20pm
Mendoza, Alarma - LOCAL PICK OF THE WEEK


4:00pm
Tom Waits, Swordfishtrombones  - CLASSIC PICK OF THE WEEK

5:00pm
King Khan & His Shrines, Idle No More  - NATIONAL PICK OF THE WEEK

Saturday, September 7, 2013

ZZ Ward live interview and perfromance KXCI's Studio 2A and Tuesday night at Club Congress




ZZ Ward stopped by KXCI's Studio 2A in December 2012 for an interview with Cathy Rivers and live performances of Put The Gun Down and Last Love Song on The Home Stretch. Click above to hear that intimate set. ZZ Ward and her band play Club Congress Tuesday, September 10 with The Wild Feathers and James Bay opening for all-ages at 7pm, KXCI Presents!


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Pawnbroker night on The Hub 9-9-13 and The Frank and Woody Show interviview and performance


The Hub Radio Show presents…A Night at the Pawnbroker 
Music from bands that played the Pawnbroker this Monday September 9, from 10:00pm-12:00am on 91.3 FM KXCI.
The Pawnbroker Restaurant and Music Hall, 6632 E Tanque Verde Rd. Tucson Arizona opened in 1974. It was a nice upscale dinner and night club that featured the best local bands and the occasional national touring act (most notably Jerry Riopelle.) All barn wood walls, beams and stained glass windows, it was really a unique building. Busy just about every night of the week, all of the best bands in Tucson played there. Tucson had such a vibrant music scene back then, so many good bands and musicians. Many bands had lengthy runs at the Pawnbroker as the ‘house band’ including Ictus, Straight Shot, The Fabulous Air Brothers, The Frank and Woody Show, Bob Meighan Band and The Dusty Chaps.

The Pawnbroker is long gone, but you can listen to the music with rare, unreleased tracks (some recorded live at the Pawnbroker) and old favorites by some of Tucson’s best musicians. A Night at the Pawnbroker, Monday September 9, 2013 on the Hub Radio Show 10pm to 12am. 91.3 FM KXCI Tucson.

Recently The Frank and Woody Show stopped by the KXCI studio's for a trip down memory lane to the hazy days of Tucson in the mid 1970's, which include some reminiscing of The Pawnbroker, during an interview and performance with Cathy Rivers on The Home Stretch. Click below to hear the four founding members Frank, Woody, Tim and Donny talk it up as they play back Sometimes I Think and Loose On Tucson from their record Wrapped Up In The Fun Of It, in-between a live self-edited version of Damn The Luck in Studio 2A.




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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Grahams in Studio 2A Sept. 3rd & at Plush Sept. 4th




Americana duo The Grahams stop by Studio 2A for a live performance on The Home Stretch Tuesday afternoon around 4:30pm. The Grahams will be playing Wednesday night at Plush with Lila Lopez opening at 9:30pm.
Gene Armstrong, host of  The Road Show Thursday's on KXCI from 10-12pm, will be interviewing the band. Here is his review of their new album, Riverman’s Daughter.

"Although this is the official debut by the wife-and-husband team of Alyssa and Douglas Graham, they’ve has played together for many years in different contexts, most notably on two excellent jazz-folk solo albums by Alyssa. Riverman’s Daughter was written as the New York City-based Grahams traveled the length of the Mississippi River, inspired by the lives and stories they encountered along the way. Produced by the Grammy Award-winning Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Giant Sand), it was recorded live to tape in Nashville with few frills.
The Grahams interpret Americana by embracing traditional country and old-timey folk in a contemporary setting, but they avoid blindly re-creating these sounds. There’s nothing strident or forced here; the tunes feel warm, natural and organic.
The album kicks off with playful, gospel-infused bluegrass (“Revival Time”) and indulges in an old-fashioned country waltz (“You Made Me Love You”). Throughout, Alyssa’s voice serves as a smoky, soulful foundation, while guitarist Douglas provides expert harmonies. “Heaven Forbid,” a dark tale of drowning, features one of her most beautiful vocals, clear and sweet and rich.
Fans of The Band will be drawn to the way the Grahams approach 1970s-style country-rock. “Lonesome Child” and “Carrying the Torch” are gorgeous, with multi-faceted harmonies you can get lost in. But the title track is the most powerful example of this style, filled with a sultry bayou orchestra of fiddle, banjo and organ." – Gene Armstrong


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Weekly Features for the week of 9/2/13


Your Morning Brew:

Moon Hooch , Moon Hooch —BACKGROUND CD USED THROUGHOUT THE SHOW



7:20am
Roberto Fonseca , Yo CD (Concord Jazz 2013) — THE GLOBAL EXPRESS
The Home Stretch:


3:20pm
I Hear Voices! CD (GemsTone 2013) —LOCAL PICK OF THE WEEK


4:00pm
 Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left (Island Records) — CLASSIC PICK OF THE WEEK

5:00pm
North Mississippi Allstars, World Boogie Is Coming —NATIONAL PICK OF THE WEEK