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Chris Smither live in Studio 2A Thursday Oct. 16th at 4pm


Tune in at 4pm to hear Chris Smither live in Studio 2A on The Home Stretch. Honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, Chris Smither is truly an American original. KXCI Presents! Chris Smither at Hotel Congress Thursday Oct. 16th at 7pm for an intimate concert in The Copper Hall, brought to… Read more »

Mavis Staples Interview with Duncan Hudson

Mavis Staples spoke with Duncan Hudson ahead of her Friday, September 5th Fundraising show. Tickets are still available at 75 year young living legend Mavis Staples told us about her latest projects. Originally broadcast on the Home Stretch Wednesday, September 3rd.

Ernesto Portillo, Jr. Interviews Lila Downs


Today, we feature KXCI DJ Ernesto Portillo, Jr. interviewing Lila Downs, ahead of her Monday, August 25th Rialto Theatre Performance. Portillo spoke with Lila Downs by phone in July. Lila Downs is touring on her most recent album Raiz, which is a collaboration with Argentine folk/pop singer Soledad and Spanish flamenco singer Niña Pastori. The… Read more »

Tucsonans Celebrate Recent EPA Haze Rule


Today on 30 Minutes, we speak to representatives from neighborhood residents, Physicians for Social Responsibility, and the Sierra Club who all support a recent EPA Haze Ruling. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule indicates that Arizona must do more to be in compliance with The Clean Air Act, including addressing the Sundt Generating Station, a… Read more »

A Mesquitey Gardening History


Eating and sharing homegrown food seems to be a spiritual event for Petey. Amen! There is nothing better than homegrown food. And even if you don’t raise any of your own food, now a days farmers markets abound and someone is selling homegrown food at a market near you. I bet it comes with a… Read more »

KXCI Top 100 of 2013 and DJ’s top picks of 2013


Scroll down to see many DJ’s favorite releases of 2013 and KXCI’s Top 100 at the end. ————– The Party of Special Things to Do – Team Mauzy Top releases of 2013 (in no particular order) Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band – Take Me To the Land of Hell Chelsea Light Moving – S/T Man… Read more »

Looking for KXCI on iTunes?

Looking for KXCI on iTunes? KXCI 91.3 can be found in your iTunes Library in the “Eclectic” Category, which can be found in the “Internet” selection in your iTunes Library, which is nested under the “Music” category of your iTunes Library. Music>Internet>Eclectic.If you are already iTunes savvy, this should be a breeze for you. If… Read more »

Saint Maybe live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Tune in to Locals Only for a live in-Studio 2A performance from Saint Maybe,  on Monday December 2nd, at 9pm on 91.3FM or listen live at Saint Maybe will be at Art on Tap, December 7th, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block Starting at 6pm. Art on Tap – Dec 7. Tucson Museum… Read more »

John Vanderslice live in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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Tune in Monday afternoon around 3:30pm for a live in-studio from John Vanderslice on The Home Stretch.  John is an inventive recording artist with a long indie-rock pedigree including 10 full length albums. He’s touring behind his summer release, Dagger Beach, and this intimate batch of songs should translate well to Studio 2A. John and… Read more »

Chris Jamison’s live performance in Studio 2A

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Click below to hear Chris Jamison performing in KXCI‘s Studio 2A on The Home Stretch from Wednesday Nov. 13th.  Cathy Rivers sat down with Chris for an interview and live performances of  Faded Glory, Joseph and Carousel from his new album Sleeping With The T.V. On.  Chris plays Monterey Court Friday 11/15 and Sacred Machine… Read more »

Snowapple live in Studio 2A Friday on The Home Stretch


Snowapple are a sweet acoustic trio of women from Amsterdam. They’ll be stopping in Studio 2A Friday Nov. 8th for a live performance at 4pm on The Home Stretch. Snowapple are playing at Monterey Court Friday night. Click below for a video link of them with our sister station in Austin, KUTX.


Tune in to Locals Only for a live in-Studio 2A performance for Ryanhood,  on Monday Nov. 4th at 9pm, at 91.3FM or listen live at Ryanhood are celebrating the release of their brand new album, Start Somewhere with a live performance here at KXCI.

The Pork Torta live in Studio 2A on Locals Only


Tune in to Locals Only for a live in-Studio 2A performance for The Pork Torta,  on Monday Oct. 28th at 9pm, at 91.3FM or listen live at There will be live rawk, info about this weekends Night Of The Living Fest as a part of All Souls Weekend,  zaniness and talk of the recent… Read more »

Special Head in Studio 2A at 5:30pm Friday on The Home Stretch

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Tune in at 5:30pm Friday for an in-studio of music and magic with Special Head, known for his levitation on the TV program America’s Got Talent.  Special Head AKA Danny Wolverton returns to Tucson for a series of shows around Halloween & All Souls Procession (see below) and to the KXCI airwaves where he once… Read more »

Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl on KXCI’s Locals Only

Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl live in Studio 2A on Locals Only with Dr. Dan on August 23rd, 2010. Performers: Amy and Derrick Ross, Engineer: Jimi Cracovaner, Producer: Dan Twelker This Monday, Locals Only will celebrate the music and memories of Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl. Keli Carpenter (The Tryst) and friends will share… Read more »

La Santa Cecilia performing live in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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Click below to hear La Santa Cecilia preforming live in Studio 2A from April 9th when the were on The Home Stretch. They play ICE-El Hielo, La Morena and talk with guest host Elva about their work on immigration rights, Tucson’s Oasis Snowcones/Raspados and St. Mary’s Mexican Food and working with Elvis Costello. La Santa… Read more »

Austin Lucas live in Studio 2A, Thursday on The Home Stretch


Tune in around 5:30pm for a live in-Studio 2A performance from Austin Lucas on The Home Stretch. Raised in the backwoods of Monroe County, Indiana, Austin Lucas was born into a folk and bluegrass lineage. Austin is playing Plush Tuesday Oct. 8th with Lee Baines III & The Glory Fires. Ronstadt Generations open at 8:30pm…. Read more »

Houndmouth in Studio 2A at 4pm Thursday Oct. 8th on The Home Stretch


Tune in around 4pm for a live in-Studio 2A performance from Houndmouth on The Home Stretch. Folk rock up and comers, Houndmouth, as well as Nashville’s Andrew Combs are performing at Club Congress Thursday night. Doors open at 7pm for 18+. See below video for some Houndmouth music, history and interaction. Houndmouth in their hometown… Read more »

Man Man in Studio 2A at 4:30pm Friday 9/27 on The Home Stretch

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Tune in Friday 4:30pm for an in-Studio 2A performance from Philadelphia experimental rockers Man Man. Touring behind their latest release, On Oni Pond on Anti- Records, Man Man will be performing Friday night at Club Congress. Doors open at 7pm with Xenia Rubinos for 18+, KXCI Presents! Man Man’s multi-instrumental style is centered on the… Read more »