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Mute Swan Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Mute Swan joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, February 9th 2015. Mute Swan discusses in depth the formation of the band and the creative process of writing material for their new album as well as the recording process involved, all in between sets of great… Read more »

Black Medicine Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Black Medicine joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only Monday, January 12th 2015. Just back in Tucson from a multi-state tour, Black Medicine discusses their history and future releases in between sets of great music! Black Medicine Facebook Black Medicine Soundcloud

Vox Urbana Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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Vox Urbana joins Matt Milner for a long awaited live performance in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, February 2nd, 2015. Listen to an amazing hour of live and local music from Vox Urbana, while in between sets they discuss the formation of the band, the creative process for writing their music as… Read more »

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan at Rialto Theater Saturday February 14, 2015

Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan at Rialto Theater this Saturday February 14th Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers with Gabriel Sullivan   More information and tickets can be found at http://www.rialtotheatre.com/event/755785-roger-clyne-peacemakers-tucson/ The weekend spotlight is sponsored by The Tucson Museum of Art, located downtown. Events and exhibitions can be found at TucsonMuseumOfArt.Org

Brian Lopez this Friday at Monterey Court February 6, 2015

Brian Lopez & Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls  perform this Friday February 6th at Monterey Court Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe 505 W Miracle Mile $10 advance  / $15 d.o.s. *All Ages Brian Lopez   Carlos Arzate & The Kind Souls open the night  – See more at: https://kxci.org/event/brian-lopez-guest-carlos-arzate-monterey-court/ The weekend spotlight is… Read more »

Amy Mendoza Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only – Part 2

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Amy Mendoza joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, January 26th 2015. Amy discusses her upcoming album release at the Flycatcher on January 31st, the process of writing and recording the album and being the front person of the band in between sets of great music!  

Amy Mendoza Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only – Part 1

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Amy Mendoza joins Matt Milner live in Studio 2A for the second hour of Locals Only on Monday, January 26th 2015. Amy discusses her upcoming album release at the Flycatcher on January 31st, the process of writing and recording the album and being the front person of the band in between sets of great music!  

“Cowboy Operetta” Concert at El Casino Ballroom Saturday January 31, 2015

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“Cowboy Operetta” benefit concert event this Saturday January 31st at 7pm at The El Casino Ballroom.  “A Cowboy Operetta” Benefit Concert Featuring Cory Padilla and LeeAnne Savage Benefiting Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund – Formed by Justin Boots with the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Professional Rodeo Association (WPRA), the 501-C3 non-profit charity… Read more »

MarchFourth Marching Band at Rialto Theater Saturday January 24, 2015

The Haymarket Squares and The March forth Marching Band perform Saturday January 24th at The Rialto Theatre in an all ages 8:00pm show.     March Fourth Marching Band is a mobile big band spectacular, consisting of saxophones, trombones, trumpets and a drum/percussion corps, anchored by pumping battery-powered electric bass. Stilt­walkers, dancing girls, flag twirlers, clown… Read more »

Ozomatli live in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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Ozomatli is playing in Tucson for the benefit Concert For Civility on Sunday, January 11th at The Rialto Theatre. To celebrate this great event we are podcasting Ozomatli’s live performance in Studio 2A from March 2014.  **(The audio stream is no longer available, it was just streaming through the weekend of the event)**  Their lively… Read more »

Top 100 Albums of 2014: #25 – #1

As determined by airplay on KXCI during 2014. Local releases are in bold italics. 1) Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Give The People What They Want 2) Beck Morning Phase 3) The War On Drugs Lost In The Dream 4) Various artists KXCI Locals Only Vol. 7 5) The Black Keys Turn Blue 6) Ray… Read more »

Top 100 Albums of 2014: #26 – #50

As determined by airplay on KXCI during 2014. Local releases are in bold italics. 26) Hip Abduction Hip Abduction 27) The Poets of Rhythm Anthology 1992-2003 28) Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. The Speed of Things 29) London Grammar If You Wait 30) The New Pornographers Brill Bruisers 31) Bossacucanova Our Kind Of Bossa 32) Delta… Read more »

Top 100 Albums of 2014: #51 – #75

As determined by airplay on KXCI during 2014. Local releases are listed in bold italics. 51) Run Boy Run Something to Someone 52) Tennis Small Sound 53) Tinariwen Emmaar 54) Sharon Van Etten Are We There 55) Various artists A Tribute To Bob Dylan in the 80’s: Volume One 56) Ani DiFranco Allergic To Water… Read more »

Top 100 Albums of 2014: #100 – #76

As determined by airplay on KXCI during 2014. Local releases are listed in bold italics. 76) Lykke Li I Never Learn 77) Woods With Light And With Love 78) Damien Jurado Brothers & Sisters of the Eternal Son 79) Bumper Jacksons Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In 80) Jake Bugg Shangri La 81) Sweet Ghosts… Read more »

Ring in the New Year with our 100 Most Played Albums of 2014

Join us Thursday, New Year’s Day, for our countdown of the 100 Most Played Albums of 2014, starting at 7am on Your Morning Brew (91.3 FM KXCI-Tucson) and running through The Home Stretch KXCI at 6pm (with a break for Democracy Now at noon). We’ll also share songs from many of the great artists who… Read more »

13th Annual Sonic Solstice on KXCI Community Radio

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KXCI’s 13th Annual Sonic Solstice is a 4 hour live broadcast with a heavenly host of live in Studio 2A local musical acts. KXCI invites you to tune in to KXCI from 5 to 9 pm on Monday, December 15th for the 13th Annual Sonic Solstice. Locals Only host Matt Milner and seasoned KXCI Djs… Read more »

Thesis Thursday Just Around the Brain Bend

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This Thesis Thursday we are introduced to Adele Koutia. Adele is majoring in physiology and neuroscience which entails studying parts of the brain. The specific part that Adele finds most intriguing is the hippocampus. The hippocampus as described holds much resemblance to an internal GPS, helping you to remember a certain path that may lead to… Read more »

Wight Lhite Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI pt. 2

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On December 8, 2014 Wight Lhite joined Matt Milner live in Studio 2A to share tracks from their debut album. Wight Lhite celebrates the release of “Beyond the Satellites” on Thursday December 11 at The Flycatcher. Melding psychedelic guitar rock, post-punk, and twitchy, analog synths sound, this relatively new Tucson group has already made waves,… Read more »

Wight Lhite Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI pt.1

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On December 8, 2014 Wight Lhite joined Matt Milner live in Studio 2A to share tracks from their debut album. Wight Lhite celebrates the release of “Beyond the Satellites” on Thursday December 11 at The Flycatcher. Melding psychedelic guitar rock, post-punk, and twitchy, analog synths sound, this relatively new Tucson group has already made waves,… Read more »

Locals Only 12-01-14: Jake Stephens Live in Studio 2A, pt. 2

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Jake Stephens joins KXCI’s Matt Milner in KXCI’s Studio 2A for a LIVE ONE-HOUR broadcast performance… Songs about bicycles, surf, mountains, & desert. And discussion of the Jake Stephens water-themed debut album, “How The Water Feels“. PLUS a special radio debut of two songs, including “Arizona Baby” and “Santa’s Elves” The lovely voices of special… Read more »

Locals Only 12-01-14: Jake Stephens Live in Studio 2A, pt. 1

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Jake Stephens joins KXCI’s Matt Milner in KXCI’s Studio 2A for a LIVE ONE-HOUR broadcast performance… Songs about bicycles, surf, mountains, & desert. And discussion of the Jake Stephens water-themed debut album, “How The Water Feels“. PLUS a special radio debut of two songs, including “Arizona Baby” and “Santa’s Elves” The lovely voices of special… Read more »

913 Greatest Songs Ever

The KXCI audience has voted – repeatedly! – to select the 913 Greatest Songs Ever. More than 1,750 votes were cast in the largest online contest in KXCI’s history, and just in time for the celebration of our 31st anniversary on Saturday, December 6th. The Top 5 songs are listed below (or will be after… Read more »

Gabriel Sullivan Live in Studio 2A on Locals Only KXCI

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On November 17th, 2014, Gabriel Sullivan was the Locals Only live guest in Studio 2A along with band mates Brian Lopez, Catfish Conner Gallaher, Thøger Lund and Winston Watson. They featured songs from Gabriel’s new album Jvpiter which they’ll be celebrating this Friday Nov. 21st with a release party at Club Congress. Photography: Nicci Radhe… Read more »

Talking Top Tunes with Fletcher McCusker

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Fletcher McCusker, CEO of the downtown Tucson-based Sinfonia Health Care Corporation, is a well-known supporter and fan of great music. As part of KXCI’s 913 Greatest Songs Ever vote, Fletcher joined us to share his personal Top Ten songs, listed below. In his role as chair of the Rio Nuevo redevelopment board, we also discussed… Read more »

913 Greatest Songs (update: current Top 20 posted!)

KXCI 91.3FM listeners are being asked to choose the 913 Greatest Songs of All Time during five rounds of voting in November. Songs are posted alphabetically, with a new pool of nominated songs posted every 5 days at KXCI.org. Beginning December 1st, the station will announce songs #601 through #913 at KXCI.org, and begin playing… Read more »

Tinariwen podcast/audio stream of live performance in KXCI’s Studio 2A

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Africa’s Tinariwen brought their desert blues to Tucson on April 23rd, 2013. Check out the live performance and interview in Studio 2A with our own Michelle. They talk about the desert and it’s influence on their music. The in-studio features three songs including the unreleased track “Aratan Nadag“, which is on our latest compilation of… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Biology Brilliance

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More UBRP  this week on Thesis Thursday! University of Arizona Biological Research Program Sophomore Poorva Rajguru talks to Cathy about biology and the wonders of tilomeres. While she’s still figuring out what she wants to do with her career, she did however promise to hopefully come back to KXCI as a senior. Later, we get… Read more »

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

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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 FoxTucson.com. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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 »

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

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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

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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.

The Pork Torta live in Studio 2A on Locals Only

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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 »

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

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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

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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 »