Greener Holidays (part 2)-Gifts and Gift wrapping.

Green thine gift giving and have a happy and fulfilling Holiday season with these tips. This show is chock full of ideas on green gift giving and gift wrapping. Also, learn why buying local is great. Air date for this show: Dec 7, 8 & 9 of 2013

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Saint Maybe live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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 kxci.org. 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 »

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Stinging Serpent

   Peter jabbers about cool winged grasshoppers and a plant called Stinging Serpent. Cevallia sinuata or Stinging Serpent is found around the wild borderlands of southeastern Arizona from 2,500 to 5,000 feet in elevation. The flowers are fascinating and the stinging hairs are very cool.

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Darkness Comes Too Quickly

       Petey laments the loss of light. Rubber Rabbitbrush is a wonderful native shrub of the uplands. The golden yellow blooms atop gray stems in the fall always attract a myriad of pollinators who have no problems with short days. Probably a lesson there. Amy and Derrick Ross played music every chance they had and… Read more »

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Professor Robert A. Williams: “Savage Anxieties”

In November 2012, Derechos Humanos held their 9th Annual Corazon de Justicia Awards Banquet in which they celebrated and recognized community organizers for their commitment to justice and social change. The keynote speaker for the event was Professor Robert A.  Williams, the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies and Faculty Co-Chair… Read more »

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Short-Term 12

Short-Term 12, the title of a movie written and directed by newcomer Destin Daniel Cretton, is a nickname for a small foster care facility that houses minors for which places haven’t yet been found. The big decisions, of course, are made by social workers and therapists, but the story focuses on the 20-something techs that… Read more »

Green events in December!

This month, learn where to get deep discounts on produce,  score free stuff, get rid of stuff and how to  successfully garden in the desert.  Also, learn how to locate rebate and incentive programs to help you live more sustainably. Air dates for this program Nov 30, Dec 1 + Dec 2 of 2013

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Casa de Desert Broom

 Petey thinks folks should be planting Desert Broom in pollinator gardens. What?! Explain yourself Petey. Bacharris sarothroides is truly hated by some people. Its ability to move into disturbed areas of the Sonoran Desert is amazing. Desert broom is dioecious,  meaning there are male and female plants. The females have the fluffy seed -called “desert… Read more »

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Barbara Kingsolver: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Barbara Kingsolver and her husband Steven Hopp were in Tucson to share their new book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life. The book chronicles a year in which their family vowed to eat only foods that were produced locally. Part memoir and part investigative journalism, the book encourages and inspires all of us… Read more »

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Dr. Julian Kunnie: Globalization and Its Victims

Dr. Julian Kunnie is Professor of Religious Studies/Classics at the University of Arizona. He is the author of three books and his forthcoming book is Globalization and Its Victims: Wars Against the Earth and the Impoverished of the World. On the weekend of November 1st through the 3rd, activists from around the country and around… Read more »

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The Act of Killing

   The Act of Killing, a documentary film by Joshua Oppenheimer, starts us out with some very minimal historical background. In 1965, the government of Indonesia was overthrown by a military coup. The new dictatorship, with the support of the CIA, initiated a purge of everyone it deemed to be communist—liberals, academics, ethnic Chinese, in… Read more »

Greener Holidays (part 1)

In the United States 25% more trash is generated during during the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s than during the rest of the year. With some foresight and simple steps we can have a greener holiday season. In this week’s podcast we give you some tips on how to do just that. This week… Read more »

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John Vanderslice live in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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 »

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Chris Jamison’s live performance in Studio 2A

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 »

A Sustainable and Local Thanksgiving

Celebrate the foodways of Tucson and the borderlands with Edible Baja Arizona this Thanksgiving. Editor and Publisher of Edible Baja Arizona Magazine Doug Biggers talks with the Weekly Green this week. Wow!  Doug reads off a menu for a 4 course meal that sounds absolutely delicious and is from all locally sourced ingredients. Learn where… Read more »

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In a World…

In a World…, the name of the first film written and directed by actress Lake Bell, refers to a famous opening line, used over and over for the previews of coming attractions, or trailers, as they’re called in the industry, usually for big-budget spectacles of some sort. For example, “In a world where good and… Read more »

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Desert Dreamscapes

              Petey has wild dreams if he stays in bed too long in the morning. Get up Petey! Amoreuxia palmatifida is always a delightful botanical find. Look for it on rocky slopes between 3,500′ and 5,000′ in southeastern Arizona. The bloom period coincides with summer monsoon and the orange flowers are best seen in the… Read more »

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Tear Down The Walls

On the weekend of November 1st through the 3rd, activists from around the country and around the world came to Tucson for Tear Down the Walls National Gathering. Convened by the Alliance for Global Justice, organizers say that the Tear Down the Walls National Gathering would bring multiple movements to strategize and network together on… Read more »

The Tucson Folksingers

The Tucson Folksingers gathered monthly from 1955 to 1962. Although the group itself was not overtly political, individuals from the group made many principled stands such as participation in demonstrations, draft resistance, and refusal to sign Arizona’s loyalty oath. The group also hosted many prominent national artists. Local Folksinger Ted Warmbrand has begun The Tucson… Read more »

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The Attack

There are no easy answers or comforting truths in The Attack, a film by Lebanese American director Ziad Doueiri. Filmed in Israel, and based on a novel by the Algerian writer Yasmina Khadra, the story puts us right in the middle of one of the most contentious issues on the planet—the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The results… Read more »

Weatherizing. Keeping Warm in Tucson (part 1)

It really does get cold in Tucson! Wasn’t it 18 degrees last Winter? Usually I pop down to the Caribbean to escape the cold for a bit in January. But, with these weatherizing tips from Michael Keith, I’m thinking I can manage.  Manage in Tucson, to save some money & stay warm whilst helping our… Read more »

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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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvt4ldVuhYw

Watch Slaid Cleaves’ Studio 2A performance

Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Slaid Cleaves joined The Home Stretch host Cathy Rivers live for a 3-song performance and interview in KXCI’s Studio 2A. They chatted about Slaid’s long career, influences and his brand new album Still Fighting The War. You can see that performance now by clicking the link to KXCI’s You Tube channel:… Read more »

Ryanhood

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 kxci.org. Ryanhood are celebrating the release of their brand new album, Start Somewhere with a live performance here at KXCI.

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Passiflora mexicana

Mister Mesquitey tip toes out of  work and gets in some botanizing on a micro-vacation in the Dragoon Mountains. Mexican Passionflower is almost always found climbing in trees or shrubs near a stream or  some source of water. The earth below large boulders and rock faces in the Dragoon Mountain retains water. It’s hidden water… Read more »

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Still Mine

In a youth-obsessed culture, older people don’t get to play the main characters in movies too often. Still Mine, a Canadian film written and directed by Michael McGowen, is one of the rare examples that doesn’t succumb to trite platitudes or simple-mindedness. It’s based on a true story, and after looking up some of the… Read more »

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The Seasons of Autumn

I have said it ad nauseam, but I just love autumn and I love it because in southeastern Arizona it is a wonderful long season. And because it lasts for a while it seems to me that it can be divided into many smaller seasons. These small seasons are based on ecology. A “what’s happening… Read more »

Sonoran Desert Weedwackers Remove Invasive Grasses

Buffelgrass is an invasive flammable grass.  This tough guy has been called possibly the biggest threat to our Eco System.    It has taken hold in the Sonoran Desert in and around Tucson. This week I talked to Marilyn Hanson from Sonoran Desert Weedwackers. SDW is a group that goes out and removes invasive grasses around… Read more »

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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 kxci.org. 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 »

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Dusty Calligraphy

Crotalaria pumila or Rattle Box is a sweet little legume found out in the grassland and up slope as well. The family Leguminosae may be Fabaceae now or maybe it is  the other way around, but one thing is for sure: at night Kangaroo Rats use the pods of rattle box to shake out rhythms… Read more »

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Kettles of Soaring Birds

Southeastern Arizona is full of change in the fall and the migration of many bird species to and from the region is part of that change.  Sandhill Cranes arrive in the Sulphur Springs Valley. Northern Harriers arrive as well, as Turkey Vultures leave. A kabillion (maybe a zillion) species of sparrows arrive  and it’s time… Read more »

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

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 »

Having Backyard Chickens in Tucson! You can too!

This week, I interviewed Elizabeth and her 9 year old daughter Lucia about the basics of having Backyard Chickens in Ye Ol’ Tucson. Find out how easy it is + why it’s good for the environment. (Plus you get good eggs) This show aired on KXCI Oct 19, 20 & 21 of 2013.

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Life in Lubber Land

There are only two species of Lubber Grasshoppers found in southeastern Arizona; the Horse Lubber (Taeniopoda eques) and the Plains Lubber (Brachystola magna).  Both live up to the name lubber as they are large and clumsy grasshoppers. The Horse Lubber has bright red wings and can fly a little  ways, but has they get older… Read more »

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Danish Ambassador on Denmark’s Green Agenda

In January and February 2013 a confluence of all things Danish came together in the Sonoran desert of Arizona.  Two national Danish sports teams and a visit of Danish Ambassador Peter Taksoe-Jensen highlighted a series of events, exhibits and lectures all about Danes. This launched a series of events linked together under the banner of… Read more »

Allow us to introduce The Weekly Green, a new Mini-Program to KXCI!

The Weekly Green is a new program to KXCI Community Radio.  This show airs Saturday and Sunday just before 10 a.m. and Monday just before 6 p.m. Tune in for practical tips on protecting our environment, with a local spin, plus brief profiles of local environmental groups and events. KXCI listeners were surveyed about what… Read more »

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Masticophus flagellum

The Coachwhip snake is found all over southern Arizona in one color phase or another. I do remember finding a black phase Coachwhip years ago at our home northwest of Tucson. Out in the grassland near our home in Cochise County I only find the red phase. Regardless of the color phase, these snakes are… Read more »

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Tucson’s Action Against Victim Blaming

On September 7th, 2013, Tucsonans gathered at Winsett Park to join an International Day of Action against victim blaming, slut shaming and rape culture. Organized by SlutWalk Tucson and others, the event was MCd by local human rights activist Leilani Clark who described her survivorship and resiliency. SlutWalk Tucson formed in 2011 to challenge victim… Read more »

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

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona Hosts Film Series, Speakers Series and More to Remove Barriers and Promote Recovery

Today’s guests are Founder and CEO of The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona  Dr. Stephanie Parker and Assistant Site Director of MiKid and Founder of the Daniel Moreno Awards- Susan Moreno. The Aurora Foundation of Southern Arizona, Inc. is the only 501(c)(3) corporation in Southern Arizona that exclusively advocates for justice for all disabled people…. Read more »

KXCI & Maker House Concert Series

            Join us on Wednesday, October 2 for the inaugural event of the KXCI/Maker House Concert Series with Sabra Faulk and Heather Hardy. Kaia Chesney opens the show at the Historic Bates Mansion now known as the Maker House, 283 N Stone Ave. Tickets are $12 for the general public… Read more »

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

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 »

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Your hard-working KXCI staff cuttin’ a rug

Your hard-working KXCI staff cuttin’ a rug. Sort of. Featuring Amanda, Cathy, Duncan, Michelle and Randy. Help us keep on dancing with YOUR pledge of support right now online or call 520-623-1000 between 7am and 8pm.

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

Fall Membership Drive 2013

Campaign update: As of noon Friday we have raised more than $102,000 our way to $120,000. We are less than 15% of the way to our goal! KXCI is in our Fall Membership Drive. We would love your support for our brand of non-commercial, community radio! Please make a tax-deductible gift to support the station… Read more »

Voices for Education

Tucson area students are back in school for the 2013-2014 school year. Robin Hiller, Executive Director of Voices for Education gives an overview on the effects of school classroom size, high stakes testing, and poverty on public education. Robin founded Voices of Education in 1998 in response to her son’s enrollment in an over-crowded kindergarten… Read more »

Tree Stars

On August 5, 2013, indie rock revivalists Tree Stars ripped through a rollicking, hooky set. Recommended for fans of Northwest guitar rock (Built to Spill, Modest Mouse, etc.), The Land Before Time, and chicken-fried steak. You can now download or stream the Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers:… Read more »

Giant Giant Sand

On July 30, 2012, fresh off the release of their triumphant and sprawling new album “Tucson: A Country Rock Opera” Giant Giant Sand (or at least its American members) stripped down some of the instant classics on the album for a free-spirited and memorable performance in Studio 2A. As always, Howe shared a healthy dose… Read more »

Al Foul

On July 16, 2012, longtime Locals Only favorite and rockabilly icon Al Foul ripped through a set of tales of small town life and love gone wrong in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream his Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Al Foul (Vocals, Guitar, Drums)… Read more »

Quiet Please

On July 9, 2012, husband and wife duo Quiet Please brought their unique, junkyard pop sound to Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Kelli Sweeden (Vocals, Baritone Guitar), John Sweeden (Beats, Guitar, Drums) Engineers: Duncan Hudson, Carl Johnson Producer:… Read more »

Hans Hutchison

On July 2, 2012, Hans Hutchison celebrated the release of his new album “Heart Gone Astray” by assembling a killer band to join him in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Hans Hutchison (Vocals, Guitar), Thøger Lund (Upright Bass),… Read more »

Catfish and Weezie

On June 25, 2012, Catfish and Weezie baked up a slice of sweet and dreamy country. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Louise “Weezie” Le Hir (Vocals, Guitar), “Catfish” Connor Gallaher (Pedal Steel Guitar, Guitar) Engineers: Duncan Hudson, Carl Johnson Producer:… Read more »

Spellingbee

On June 18, 2012, Spellingbee joined in Studio 2A for a lively, catchy set of indie-pop. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Matt McReynolds (Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele), Brian Anderson (Drums), Chris Vogler (Bass), Uma DeSilva (Keys, Guitar, Vocals). Engineers: Duncan Hudson,… Read more »

Collin Shook Trio

On June 4, 2012, Collin Shook Trio played a set of energetic, provocative, and original jazz in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Collin Shook (Keys), Dylan DeRobertis (Bass), Matt Pirc (Drums) Engineers: Duncan Hudson, Carl Johnson Producer: Matt… Read more »

Roll Acosta

On May 28, 2012, Roll Acosta debuted some of the recorded tracks from their first full length record “This Dreamt Existence” (recorded with John Vanderslice in San Francisco) and wrapped up the hour with live acoustic renditions of a few album tracks in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview…. Read more »

Triple Double

On May 21, 2012, reggae-tinged pop-rockers Triple Double performed a collection of tracks featured on their latest release “>IV” in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers: Jimmy Cracovaner (Guitar, Vocals), Tom Cracovaner (Drums, Vocals), Preston Winter (Bass), Alex Sandweiss… Read more »

ChamberLab

On May 14, 2012, DIY garage-chamber music ensemble ChamberLab squeezed into Studio 2A to share their unique take on classical music. They performed an eclectic set of music composed by Chris Black, Marco Rosano, Dante Rosano, and Benjamin Degain. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download… Read more »

Carlos Arzate

On May 7, 2012, Carlos Arzate, best known as the singer of American Android, brought along an all-star crew, including the members of his latest project This GOP, to showcase a new batch of soulful solo material. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your… Read more »

The Long Wait

On April 23, 2012, The Long Wait previewed their set from the Tucson Folk Festival in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about The Long Wait on their website. The Long Wait is Liz Cerepanya (Vocals) and… Read more »

Algae & Tentacles

On April 16, 2012, Algae & Tentacles brought a batch of noisy pop gems (and their winning personalities) to Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Algae & Tentacles on Facebook. Algae and Tentacles is John Melillo… Read more »

Acorn Bcorn, Otherly Love, and Golden Boots

On April 9, 2012, Acorn Bcorn, Otherly Love, and Golden Boots kicked off a mini-Arizona tour with a crowded, playful, and typically raucous set in Studio 2A. As an added bonus, they managed to run my microphone through a pitch-shifter (unbeknownst to me), so that my voice sounded a little more “other worldly” than usual…. Read more »

The Black Jackalope Ensemble

On April 2, 2012, The Black Jackalope Ensemble brought their unique jazz fusion funk sound to Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about The Black Jackalope Ensemble on their facebook page. Performers – Daniel Vildosola (Guitar), Collin… Read more »

The Introverts

On March 26, 2012, The Introverts joined me live in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Performers – Hoge Day (Guitar, Vocals), Mark Taylor (Guitar, Keys), Daniel Behrend (Drums) Engineer: Duncan Hudson Producer: Matt Milner

Jameson Clay Koweek and the Bootgaze Band, Hank Topless, and Loveland

On March 19, 2012, we handed the keys to Studio 2A over to the Donkey-Man himself, Jameson Clay Koweek, for a country jamboree feature the Bootgaze Band, Hank Topless, and Loveland. You can now download or stream their Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Hank… Read more »

Copper & Congress

On March 12, 2012, the newly minted Copper & Congress performed live in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Copper & Congress’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Copper & Congress on their facebook page. Performers – Katie Haverly (Vocals, Guitar), Corey… Read more »

Brian Lopez and the Black Hearted Conquistadors

On March 5, 2012, Brian Lopez graced the Studio 2A with some of the lush pop tracks off his new album Ultra. You can now download or stream Brian Lopez’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Brian Lopez on his facebook page. Performers –… Read more »

Seashell Radio

On February 27, 2012, Courtney Robbins and Fen Ikner of Seashell Radio performed a stripped-down set of new and old cuts in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Seashell Radio’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Seashell Radio on their facebook page…. Read more »

Gsol

On December 5, 2011, Dr. Dan hosted Gsol in Studio 2A. This performance slipped through the podcast cracks for a couple of months, but it has resurfaced! Enjoy the globetrotting sound of Gsol by downloading or streaming Gsol’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about… Read more »

Sweet Ghosts & Ryan Green

On February 13, 2012, Sweet Ghosts and Ryan Green (of Ryanhood fame) traded songs in Studio 2A. Both acts share a melody-driven pop sound and a long personal history, so it was a memorable hour. You can now download or stream Sweet Ghosts and Ryan Green’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to… Read more »

Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios

On January 30, 2012 desert rock icons Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios performed a career-spanning set live in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream The Luminarios’ 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios, including links to their music,… Read more »

Silver Thread Trio

On January 23, 2012 Silver Thread Trio, the darlings of Tucson, performed a set of harmony-drenched original and traditional americana live in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Silver Thread Trio’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Silver Thread Trio, including links… Read more »

A House, A Home

On January 16, 2012 A House, A Home shared their electronic-tinged, anthemic pop live in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream A House’ A Home’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about A House, A Home, including links to their music and facebook… Read more »

Boreas

On January 9, 2012 Boreas filled Studio 2A with their gorgeous, harmony-filled baroque pop. You can now download or stream Boreas’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Boreas, including links to their music, tour blog, and facebook page on their website. Performers: Sam Golden… Read more »

Dream Sick

On January 2, 2012, noise-pop superstars Dream Sick unveiled a host of high-energy, new tracks in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Dream Sick’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Dream Sick, including upcoming shows and links to their music, on their… Read more »

Otherly Love

On December 12, 2011, Otherly Love literally brought the party to Studio 2A for one of the most memorable Locals Only performances during my time on the show. You can now download or stream Otherly Love’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Otherly Love… Read more »

Ricky Gelb and Leila Lopez

On November 28, 2011, Ricky Gelb joined me in Studio 2A, with special guest appearances by Leila Lopez and Christabelle Merrill. You can now download or stream Ricky Gelb’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Ricky Gelb here. You can also watch video of… Read more »

Hank Topless

On November 21, 2011, Al Perry hosted country bard Hank Topless live in Studio 2A for a spirited conversation and a taste of the tracks on Hank’s new CD. While Hank and Al were in 2A, Red Room and Grill were closing up shop for the last time, so the performance was dedicated to those… Read more »

Stuart Oliver & The Desert Angels / Matt Miller

On November 14, 2011, Stuart Oliver & The Desert Angels joined me for a free-spirited night of American roots music in Studio 2A. Flagstaff Baritonist Matt Miller also made a cameo appearance midway through the set. You can now download or stream Stuart Oliver & The Desert Angel’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the… Read more »

The Michael P Big Band

On November 7, 2011, The Michael P Big Band played a tight set of funky soul and r&b. You can now download or stream The Michael P Big Band’s 2A Performance. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). You can also listen to an interview with Michael P. Find out more about The… Read more »

Doctor Dinosaur

On October 17, 2011, Doctor Dinosaur brought their catchy, high energy pop-punk sound to Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Doctor Dinosaur’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Doctor Dinosaur here. Performers: Tim Milner (Rhythm Guitar, Vocals), Ray Borboa (Lead Guitar, Vocals),… Read more »

Acorn Bcorn

On October 10, 2011, Matt Milner hosted sister duo Acorn Bcorn in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Acorn Bcorn’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Acorn Bcorn here. Performers: Marina (Guitar, Vocals, Drums), Leann (Bass, Drums) Engineer: Duncan Hudson Producer: Matt… Read more »

Young Hunter

On October 3, 2011, Matt Milner hosted Young Hunter, the post-apocalyptic rock project from members of St. St, Mombasa, Ex-Cowboy, and Andrew Collberg in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Young Hunter’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Young Hunter here. Performers:… Read more »

Monster Pussycat

On September 26, 2011, Matt Milner hosted Monster Pussycat, the best punk band in Tucson three years running according to Tammies voters, in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Monster Pussycat’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Monster Pussycat here. Performers: Mullarkey… Read more »

La Cerca

On September 19, 2011, Matt Milner hosted indie rock veterans La Cerca in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream La Cerca’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about La Cerca here. Performers: Andrew Gardner (Vocals, Electric Guitar), Bill (Acoustic Guitar), Jack (Drums), Miguel… Read more »

Combo Westside

On September 12, 2011, Matt Milner hosted latin fusion group Combo Westside in Studio 2A. You can now download or stream Combo Westside’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Combo Westside here. Performers: Sara Gascho (Vocals, Keys), Aaron Graham (Electric Guitar), Jonathan Crowe (Drums),… Read more »

Zak Taylor Trio

On September 5, 2011, Matt Milner hosted the Zak Taylor Trio in Studio 2A. If you want to hear some of the best original jazz in Tucson,” you can now download or stream the Zak Taylor Trio’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about the… Read more »

Chris Black

On August 22, 2011, Matt Milner hosted Chris Black in Studio 2A. If you want to hear this brand new batch of dark, moody, piano-based tracks from the upcoming album “Drunk at the Funeral,” you can now download or stream Chris Black’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer)…. Read more »

Hairsprayfireandgirls

On August 15, 2011, Mel Mason hosted Hairsprayfireandgirls in Studio 2A. If you want to hear their catchy, energetic brand of post-punk, you can now download or stream Hairsprayfireandgirls’ 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Hairsprayfireandgirls here. Performers: Joshua Levine (Guitar, Vocals), Noah Gabbard… Read more »

Moonstruck Coyotes

On August 8, 2011, Matt Milner hosted Moonstruck Coyotes in Studio 2A. If you want to hear their distinctive take on the sounds of the old West, you can now download or stream Moonstruck Coyotes’ 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about Moonstruck Coyotes here…. Read more »

Adam Nixon, Carl Johnson, and David Ragland

On July 25, 2011, Matt Milner hosted three local songwriters, Adam Nixon, Carl Johnson, and David Ragland, in Studio 2A. All three performers shared their songs, along with their thoughts on songwriting. You can now download Adam Nixon, Carl Johnson, and David Ragland’s 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your… Read more »

San Lunes

On July 17, 2011, Matt Milner hosted San Lunes in Studio 2A. You can now download San Lunes’ 2A Performance and Interview. (right-click on the link to download to your computer). Find out more about San Lunes here. Performers: Alex Hecker (Vocals, Guitar), Justin Dietrich (Bass Guitar), Nick Mastrandea (Drums), Brian Hicks (Sax), Christian Lopez… Read more »