Posts Tagged: KXCI

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Leo Kottke & Keller Williams

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Leo Kottke: Famed acoustic player Leo Kottke is known for a fingerpicking style that draws on blues, jazz, and folk music, and for syncopated, polyphonic melodies. Kottke overcame a series of personal obstacles, including partial loss of hearing and a nearly career-ending bout with tendon damage in his right hand to emerge as a widely… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Konner Kirwan

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Thesis Thursday- Konner Kirwan Having moved over 17 times, I would say I have lived a pretty nomadic lifestyle. Despite my life being in constant flux, though, I am happy to say that the University of Arizona has become a second home to me. Currently, I am an undergraduate sophomore studying Neuroscience and Cognitive Science… Read more »

KXCI Music Director Duncan Hudson’s Best of 2016

Wow, with 2016 came a ton of music to KXCI and here are some of my favorites – Duncan  LOCAL Ohioan – Empty / Every Mountain XIXA – Bloodline Laura and the Killed Men – Everchanging Trail Orkesta Mendoza – Vamos A Guarachar! The Mission Creeps – Friday Night Creep Out  NATIONAL Michael Kiwanuka –… Read more »

Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ

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Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ Locals Only Live in Studio 2A Locals Only- Vinney Mendez & LABRATZ Live in Studio 2A, Vinney Mendez and LABRATZ brought some beats and told us all about the upcoming Tucson Hip Hop festival. They talk about what they do and how they learned to do it, the Hip… Read more »

Punitive Expedition 100th Anniversary

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30 Minutes features historian Dr. Michael Engs discussing the 100th year anniversary of Pershing’s Punitive Expedition into Mexico in 1916 and in particular the valor of the United States Buffalo Soldiers from the 10th Cavalry who were stationed in Fort Huachuca, Arizona from 1913 to 1933. The expedition into Mexico to seek out Francisco Pancho Villa… Read more »

Indigenous American & RED INK Literary Festival Part 3

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On Janurary 21st, 2017, The Amerind Foundation convened a presentation entitled “Native Voices: Indigenous American & RED INK Literary Festival”. Seven authors shared their work at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. The event was hosted by Simon Ortiz, an Acoma Pueblo member and award winning Regents Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University. Today’s first poet is Karen… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Adam Ant at The Rialto

It was on a Thursday night, 16th October 1980, when millions of living rooms across the UK, were set on fire by a blazing TV performance by Adam and the Ants. After 3 ferocious, minutes of ‘Dog Eat Dog’, on the weekly music show, Top of the Pops, the phenomenon rapidly began and they would… Read more »

Willie Nelson

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TKMA’s El Casino Show

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The El Casino Show, formerly known as the Headliners show and our Festivus Concert before that, is TKMA’s annual Winter fundraiser, specifically designed to insure that this year’s 32nd Tucson Folk Festival can remain the free family friendly event it has always been.  Headlining the show will be last year’s local headliner Nancy McCallion &… Read more »

Locals Only – R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman

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Locals Only – R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman live in Studio 2A. Locals Only – R. Carlos Nakai and Will Clipman. What an honor to have Two very distinguished musicians in our studio at KXCI. R. Carlos Nakai Quartet performs on Friday the 24th of Feb at 7:00pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center… Read more »

Iration with Protoje Live at The Rialto Theatre

Iration is an alternative/reggae group of musicians formed in Isla Vista, CA. A deep-rooted reggae influence is fused with elements of rock and pop to create smooth original sounds – “We’re all about luv”, states the band. The group is made up of members Joseph Dickens (Drums), Joseph King (Engineer), Cayson Peterson (Keyboard/Synth), Micah Pueschel… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Colin Lynch

Thesis Thursday- Colin Lynch Thesis Thursday is a weekly radio program that airs every Thursday on KXCI. We talk with Students from The University Of Arizona. They share what they are working on in school, their plans for the future, and we even talk a little bit about music. Thesis Thursday- Colin Lynch. Colin is… Read more »

Bettye LaVette at The Fox Theatre

“Whatever she sings acquires the fierce, confessional intensity of someone who barely lived to tell the tale.” – The New York Times A part of the 1960s Detroit R&B and soul movement, Bettye LaVette has remained a staple and mainstay in the soul/funk/R&B community since cutting her first record at 16. Her 2015 album “Worthy”… Read more »

Joan of Arc with Magas at 191 Toole

Twenty years now there’s been this thing, our band, Joan of Arc. Sometimes we forget about it and let it fizzle out for a year while we tend to our lives. Sometimes we cling to it for a year and wake up surprised and exhausted every day for months on end, given walking tours of… Read more »

Mandy Harvey at Club Congress

Mandy Harvey is an award· winning singer , songwriter· and motivational speaker who just happens to have· an invisible disability. A Vocal Music Education major at Colorado State University, Mandy lost her residual hearing in 2006 – 2007 at age eighteen due to a connective tissue· disorder that effected her nerves and left the program…. Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Cash’d Out Live at 191 Toole

Over the past couple of decades, tribute bands have become big business in the world of concert promotion. And, not surprisingly, the more popular ones are the acts that are most authentic. Such is the case with Cash’d Out (Douglas Benson vocals, Kevin Manuel guitar, George Bernardo drums, and Stephen Rey bass), a San Diego… Read more »

Starset with Genimi Syndrome at Club XS

In the early hours of New Years Day 2013, a radio astronomer at the Allen Telescope Array in northern California discovered a mysterious signal emanating from a star within the Ophiuchus Constellation. Contained within the signal was a Message–of human origin–foretelling the details of man’s imminent demise. The Message was brought to The Starset Society,… Read more »

Episode 16: Poets Pedal

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Tucson-native Clayton Kamm stops by to tell us more about an event he dreamed up that combines his favorite things: bikes, poetry, local beer and local food. Poets Pedal, an afternoon of biking, poetry, gastronomy, and live music,  is a collaboration between the University of Arizona Poetry Center, Edible Baja Arizona magazine and Living Streets Alliance… Read more »

Chicago

Danny Zelisko Presents brings 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Chicago to the Tucson Music Hall at 7 : 30 p . m· . on Thursday , February 2 nd . Tickets go· on sale at 10 a . m· . on Tuesday , November 15 th at Tucson Music Hall or via… Read more »

Max & Iggor Cavalera at The Rock

A seamless mixture of hardcore, noise, and death metal. Not only has the young band proven that they have the musical chops to keep up with older members of the DIY scene through several releases, but their live performances are always memorable and reveal an unparalleled intensity. With: Immolation, Full of Hell, Apostles Of Ale, … Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Eunice Borunda

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  Eunice Borunda is our guest on Thesis Thursday Here is what she has to say: A little bit about myself, I am the oldest child of four kids, I have two sisters and a brother. For this reason, I have tried to be an exemplary model to my three younger siblings. I am currently… Read more »

George Winston Live

George returns with his Summer show, played in winter ! Multi-Grammy award-winning pianist with a show· of originals , jazz and stride· piano. Also one of the world’s top interpreters of Vince Guaraldi, of Peanuts fame. All reserved seats· in small· hall . One show· only .Select tickets are also available for this show· at… Read more »

Locals Only- Desert Beats

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Locals Only- Desert Beats The Desert Beats is a desert garage rock and roll band from Tucson, Arizona. You can listen to their performance and hear the interview with Matt Milner right here on kxci.org. Thanks for stopping by our website. The Desert Beats performed in Studio 2A on Monday night. Why? Because  Monday Night… Read more »

Grace Pettis with Don Armstrong

    Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit “You Move Me.” Both of Grace’s brothers are… Read more »

Indigenous American & RED INK Literary Festival Part 2

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On Janurary 21st, 2017, The Amerind Foundation convened a presentation entitled “Native Voices: Indigenous American & RED INK Literary Festival”. Seven authors shared their work at the Amerind Museum in Dragoon, Arizona. The event was hosted by Simon Ortiz, an Acoma Pueblo member and award winning Regents Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University. Today’s first poet is Kyle… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Ace Frehley and Enuff Z’nuff at The Rialto

Like a shooting star headed toward earth from another solar system, Ace Frehley operates in hisown musical galaxy. He’s a musical maverick and iconoclast adored by millions of fans around theworld. Through his seminal work with KISS and as a solo artist, Ace Frehley is championed as one of the most influential guitar players of… Read more »

The Revelers

The Revelers January 26, 2016 – 7 p.m. The Revelers are a Louisiana super group who combine swamp-pop, Cajun, country, blues and zydeco into a powerful tonic of roots music that could only come from southwest Louisiana. As individuals, they are each in high demand having performed and recorded with T-Bone Burnett, Natalie Merchant, Linda… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Jesse Wealing

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I’m currently finishing the last semester of my Biology degree at the University of Arizona. Besides Biology, I enjoy taking classes in philosophy and choral singing with the University Singers. Over the past two years I have been working on unraveling the functional nature of neurons that control the tongue. This will hopefully lead to… Read more »

ARCHITECTURE on Locals Only

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ARCHITECTURE on Locals Only Architecture is an Indie Rock band from Tucson. They visited KXCI community radio and played live in studio 2A. You can listen here and hear about how they write songs, the fun of three guitars and their upcoming show at The Flycatcher Saturday January 28th. They will be opening for Surf,… Read more »

PtP Episode 15: The Bookbike

  Do you know what a Bookbike is? The Pima County Library has a fleet of Bookbikes that it takes to various locations and neighborhood events to give out free books, library cards, and information about library and literacy programs, as well as bike maps. In this episode, you’ll hear Karen Greene, Librarian on the Move at the Downtown… Read more »

Mik and Scott’s Funky Brunch at La Cocina!

Mik and Scott – Funky Brunch at La Cocina every Sunday! Noon-3pm (summer hours 11-2pm).Kid & pup friendly fun at 201 N Court Ave by the turtle pond, in the Old Town Artisans courtyard, in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson. Mik – live looping of bass, sax, keys & vocals…. Read more »

Bernadette Peters Live at Centennial Hall

  Saturday, January 21, 2017 8:00pm at Centennial Hall “There are singers and there are actresses; there are entertainers and there are stars. And then, there is Bernadette Peters.” – The Los Angeles Times Throughout her illustrious career, actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and… Read more »

The Fab Four: Ultimate Beatles Tribute

The Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles’ songs, the Fab Four will make you think your are watching the real thing. This incredible stage show includes three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career…. Read more »

Tower of Power with ArcoIris Sandoval and Lonnie Plaxico

Tower of Power Live at The Rialto Theatre For well close to five decades, Tower of Power has delivered the best in Rhythm and Blues music. But, as group co-founder Emilio Castillo says, they could have had a much different name. “We were a Soul band called The Motowns.” he recalls. Rocco Prestia was the… Read more »

**CANCELLED** David Bromberg, KXCI Presents!

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David Bromberg is ill and with regrets, will not be able to perform this evening. with Austin Shaw opening “The reason man created stringed instruments. David touched them with a lover’s fingers and they moaned that true love right back at him. Wood and wire and flesh spoke.” – Jerry Jeff Walker on David Bromberg… Read more »

Dee Dee Bridgewater/L. Nash/Tucson Jazz Ellington Band

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Part of the Tucson Jazz Festival – Dee Dee Bridgewater, Plus openers:  TJI Ellington Band & Lewis Nash at The Fox Theatre Over the course of a multifaceted career spanning four decades, Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz giant Dee Dee Bridgewater has ascended to the upper echelon of vocalists, putting her unique spin on standards, as… Read more »

For the Birds

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It is a soaring testimony to Mother Nature’s magic that the most massive animals ever to exist on Earth, the dinosaurs, have evolved into the very lightest: the birds. There are almost ten thousand known species of birds in the world. About 1300 of those, that’s 12%, are now considered threatened. That number is even… Read more »

Armen Donelian Live at The Scottish Rite Temple

Armen Donelian, pianist/composer, has had an enviable 40-year career.  Donelian apprenticed with a series of jazz giants starting in 1975 with Mongo Santamaria, where he presided over the piano chair once filled by Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. Two years later, Sonny Rollins recruited him as a sideman for several tours. In the midst of… Read more »

Local’s Only- with Gabriel Ayala

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We are very lucky to have Gabriel Ayala in Studio 2A for a live performance. Gabriel talks with Matt Milner about “Jazz-menco” his fusion of Flamenco and Jazz. They discuss his early days and his upcoming performances. Gabriel is breaking stereotypes for further generations with the gift of music. He shares and shows the diversity… Read more »

George Benson At The Fox Theatre

Part of the Tucson Jazz Festival  George Benson Appreciated as both a musician and performer by millions, George Benson has always had the dual role of expert improviser and vibrant entertainer. He has consistently placed his keenly discerning art in the service of a rousing good time. Rounding out his singular approach with sly, seductive… Read more »

Inauguration Day Teach-In

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30 Minutes spoke with University of Arizona faculty members Suzi Dovi, Phyllis Taoua and Denis Provencher about the upcoming Inauguration Day Teach-In and March for Unity and Solidarity. The teach-in takes place on Friday, January 20th at Old Main on the University of Arizona campus from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Following the teach-in there… Read more »

Matt Haimovitz Live At Crowder Hall

Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:00pm at Crowder Hall “In his hands, Bach’s music turns into quotidian sound, a music fully part of the now.” – The New York Times Cellist Matt Haimovitz inspires classical music lovers and new listeners by bringing his artistry to anywhere passionate music can be heard. Lending a fresh ear to… Read more »

John Pizzarelli with The Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Tucson Music Hall Saturday, January 14, 2017, 7:30pm Sunday, January 15, 2017, 2pm Andy Einhorn, conductor World-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli was hailed by the Boston Globe for “reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz.” One of the Songbook’s prime contemporary interpreters, his repertoire includes the music of Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Tom… Read more »

Andy McKee Live at 191 Toole

Andy McKee is among the world’s finest acoustic guitarists. His youthful energy and attention to song structure and melodic content elevates him above the rest. He entertains both the eye and the ear as he magically transforms the steel string guitar into a full orchestra via his use of altered tunings, tapping, partial capos, percussive… Read more »

Alex Weitz Group

On January 13th, the Alex Weitz Group (Alex Weitz, Tal Cohen, Ben Tiberio and Michael Piolet) will be traveling to Tucson to present their new album “Luma” at the Tucson Jazz Festival. They will perform one wonderful set at 10pm, hope to see you there!

THE AGGROLITES

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“The group’s upbeat, soul-infused reggae attack puts the rock back in rocksteady. Mixing ska, Motown and punk-rock energy with Jamaican rhythm, The Aggrolites tear it up with the intensity of The Clash and the heart of the Caribbean.” – Ink Magazine (February 2009) The Aggrolites are more than a band they are a movement unto… Read more »

Storm Large & Le Bonheur At The Fox Theatre

Storm Large: musician, actor, playwright, author, awesome. Storm Large has been making a name for herself from tours with Pink Martini to Carnegie Hall. But it is with her loyal and fearless band, Le Bonheur, that she has been grabbing audiences by the lapels and refusing to let go. Ms. Large’s fierce and fiery show includes the American songbook, Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems… Read more »

Iron Maidens with Damage Inc.

Since their inception in 2001, The Iron Maidens have become not only the World’s only female tribute to Iron Maiden, but one of the most popular tribute bands ever to perform on stage. Co-founded by drummer Linda McDonald (formerly of Phantom Blue), and currently consisting of bassist Wanda Ortiz, guitarists Courtney Cox and rotating guitarists… Read more »

The Temptations At The Desert Diamond Casino

The Temptations DESERT DIAMOND CASINO WELCOMES THE TEMPTATIONS TO THE DIAMOND CENTER. The history of The Temptations is the history of contemporary American pop. An essential component of the original Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit in the early ‘60s. It wasn’t until 1964, however, that the Smokey Robinson written-and-produced “The… Read more »

Kamasi Washington At The Rialto Theatre

A concert with saxophonist Kamasi Washington offers serious jazz chops and a party spirit. His latest Coachella show and his set at London’s Boiler Room are great examples. The Los Angeles native bends sounds and genres while defying constraints and breaking boundaries. Expect a melding of straight-ahead jazz, free jazz, fusion, soul jazz, funk, R&B,… Read more »

MARTIN SEXTON W/ THE ACCIDENTALS

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MARTIN SEXTON In 2017 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal a nd CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” – Rolling Stone Syracuse native… Read more »

Martin Sexton With The Accidentals

“The real thing, people.” – Billboard In 2017 American singer-songwriter Martin Sexton extends touring in support of his ninth studio release Mixtape of the Open Road. The Wall Street Journal a nd CMT premiered tracks from the album that since garnered much critical acclaim. “Outstanding taste in songwriting as well as a soul-marinated voice.” –… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- with Dominique Lund

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Thesis Thursday is a program on KXCI which runs every Thursday. We invite our friends from The University of Arizona to come down to the station and chat a little bit. We discuss what they are working on in school, their plans for the future. We even talk a little bit about music. Today’s guest… Read more »

The Conformist

There are a few rare films that, every time you see them, new layers and new depths reveal themselves. I just re-watched The Conformist, Bernardo Bertolucci’s explosive 1970 portrait of fascism, and now I see that it is clearly one of the greatest films of all time. It’s the third time I’ve seen it, and… Read more »

Locals Only- with Lydian Osman

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with Jeremy Michael Cashman and Mighty Joel Ford January 9 at KXCI Locals Only

Lydian Osman was our guest on Locals Only January 9, 2017.  Joined by his friends, Jeremy Michael Cashman and The Mighty Joel Ford. Listen to the live performance in Studio 2A at KXCI.   They came to KXCI and talked with Matt Milner about the new album, and how it all came together. Lydian played… Read more »

PtP Episode 14: Distracted Driving Summit

Distracted driving is a leading cause of collisions and death involving people walking, riding a bike, and driving a car. Use of cell phones while driving puts everyone using our roads at risk. Did you know Arizona is one of only two states in the U.S. without a state-wide ban on texting while driving? A… Read more »

KXCI’s Top 100 Albums of 2016

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On December 30th we played KXCI’s Top 100 albums of 2016. This list was compiled from ALL the KXCI playlists for every show during 2016. Therefore this list represents all the DJ’s and their collective favorite new releases, as they actually played them throughout the year. Looking forward to a great year of music in… Read more »

Certain Women

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Certain Women- Flicks I must be honest and say out loud that these are tough times. And I don’t think escapism is the answer. Well, make of that what you will, but in literature and film I look for artists who are committed to telling the truth about our experiences, in all their ambiguity. Movies… Read more »

KXCI’s 2016 Top Local Releases

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KXCI’s 2016 Top Local Releases Tucson has a local music scene that we are happy to show off here at KXCI. What better place to celebrate local music then right here right now? Here’s a handy list of recommended local 2016 releases (in no particular order) for your listening pleasure. Foxx Bodies – Foxx Bodies… Read more »

2016 KXCI Year End Highlights

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Hi, I’m KXCI Executive Director Cathy Rivers. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. Thank you to everyone who pledged during our year end membership drive- we had great success and a lot of fun!!! I’m proud of all that KXCI has achieved this year. 2016 has been a great year here at… Read more »

Bridgitte Thum’s 2016 Top Tunes and Moments

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My name is Bridgitte Thum and I have something to say! Sure, we had a crummy year, but remember the good times! Some amazing things happened in 2016, in the midst of all the uncertainty, death and chaos, there were some memories that will always sparkle. So, Bridgitte, what are you smiling about? Bridgitte Thum’s… Read more »

A Man Called Ove

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Sentimentality can be tricky in a film. If a director lays it on too thick, it can seem manipulative. Well, there’s plenty of sentimentality in the recent Swedish film entitled A Man Called Ove. The story is from a novel of the same name by Fredrick Backman—and its publication was one of those miracles you… Read more »

Locals Only -with Howe Gelb

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Locals Only  with Howe Gelb December 26, 2016 Howe Gelb graces us with an impromptu interview at KXCI for Locals Only with Matt Milner. Listen in to the first hour and hear all about Howe’s new strategy for touring with ease, the baby grand piano at the Owls Club in Armory Park and more. What a… Read more »

Sonic Solstice 2016 at KXCI

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Sonic Solstice 2016 Local’s Only Presents: KXCI’s 15th Annual  Sonic Solstice. Listen up if you missed it on Monday Dec 19th, 2016. We had a great Holiday party with lots of fun and talented friends performing live in Studio 2A. This is live radio at its merriest. Thank You everyone. The Three Kings: Jillian Bessett,… Read more »

Thesis Thursday -with Lindsey Chew

Thesis Thursday -with Lindsey Chew Thesis Thursday is a special mini program where we invite our friends from the University of Arizona to come down to KXCI and talk to us a little bit about what they are working on in school, their plans for the future and we even talk about music. Lindsey Chew… Read more »

PtP Episode 12: Winterhaven by Bike!

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Each year the Winterhaven neighborhood draws tens of thousands of visitors to check out the dazzling and ornate light displays hosted by dozens of homes. The streets are temporarily closed to cars and people of all ages stroll about checking out the lights and enjoying the crisp evenings in Tucson. If you’ve ever been, you… Read more »

Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues Part 2

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30 Minutes features more remarks from the November 28th, 2016  “Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues” convened by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel at Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee‘s back patio. The panel was a discussion on indigenous environmental issues. It focused primarily on water and developments at Standing Rock… Read more »

The Pueblo Express to Santa

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Main Gate Square, Sun Link and KXCI present: The Pueblo Express to Santa. On Sunday, December 18th the Sun Link Streetcar will magically transform into The Pueblo Express as it transports caroling families and merry elves to see Santa at Main Gate Square. Ring in the holidays with festive activities including a special holiday musical… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Jenna Franco

This week on Thesis Thursday, KXCI welcomes Jenna Franco to the station. “Jenna attends the University of Arizona where she is double majoring in Neuroscience and Computer Science. She’s conducted research in various labs during the past 2.5 years, including a lab in the Czech Republic where she studied ticks and disease transmission in the… Read more »

Locals Only- Run Boy Run

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    Locals Only- Run Boy Run Live In studio 2A Locals Only KXCI is proud to welcome Run Boy Run to Studio 2a for a Live on air performance. Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, truly exceeds the… Read more »

PtP – El Grupo Youth Cycling

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Daniela Diamente, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the non-profit El Grupo Youth Cycling describes the history of this amazing Tucson organization that empowers youth through bicycling.  El Grupo is over 10 years old and has expanded each year to include more kids and more programs. Tune into this episode to learn more about El Grupo… Read more »

Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues Part 1

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30 Minutes features remarks from the November 28th, 2016  “Protecting the Sacred: A Panel on Indigenous Environmental Issues” convened by Blackfeet tribal member and writer Bill Wetzel at Revolutionary Grounds Books and Coffee‘s back patio. The panel was a discussion on indigenous environmental issues. It focused primarily on water and developments at Standing Rock regarding… Read more »

Lalopalooza: THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT

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Thank you Tucson! Due to overwhelming support, this show has sold out! Tucson Federal Credit Union and KXCI present Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo Guerrero who was born on December 24th, 1916. With Lalopalooza, we celebrate the joyous life… Read more »

Bridgitte Thum’s Top 10 Songs for a Silly Mood

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This is a stressful time in an already crazy year. I’m Bridgitte Thum, and I am not a doctor or anything- but I believe we can all use a little break from the heavy stuff every now and then. “Everything in moderation” they say- and hopefully that includes seriousness- Here’s an idea: Find some kids- and… Read more »

Thesis Thursday with Lucas Harrell

It’s Time for Thesis Thursday, a weekly program where we invite students from the University of Arizona to come into the station and talk a little bit about what they are working on in school, their plans for the future, and we even talk about music a little bit. Lucas Harrell is a senior at… Read more »

Putting the Fun in Dysfunction

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It’s the holidays. A time to get together loving family and also the family members who you wish you didn’t have to see like your uncle who thinks science is a conspiracy, you know, the holidays. And just in time for the holidays, we’re here to give you a rundown of some great dysfunctional family… Read more »

The Santa Cruz River Song

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    It’s been a long time since the Santa Cruz River ran and even when it did it only ran in intermittent sections along its long desert traverse. But listen, it did run, not just run off from rainfall or treated sewage water, but true river water. And it was an area that supported… Read more »

Los Nawdy Dawgs Live In Studio 2A Locals Only

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Los Nawdy Dawgs Live In Studio 2A Locals Only Los Nawdy Dawgs will be performing at El Casino Ballroom Dec 9 at Lalopalooza. Photos Courtesy of Austin Holman. Legendary Latin Blues band, Los Nawdy Dawgs is one of the most successful, enduring and energetic bands in the world. Based out of Tucson Arizona the band… Read more »

Ersi Arvizu

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Ersi Arvizu stopped by the KXCI Studios ahead of her performance at Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo Guerrero who was born on December 24th, 1916. Ersi Arvizu is a voice from the past. Not in the dust-and-mothballs fashion,… Read more »

Katie Haverly In Studio 2A

On November 28th 2016, KXCI welcomed Katie Haverly to our Studio. Listen to the Live Performance here http://www.katiehaverly.com/

Lalopalooza SOLD OUT

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Due to overwhelming support, this show has been sold out! Friday, December 9th from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm   El Casino Ballroom 437 East 26th Street Tucson Federal Credit Union and KXCI present Lalopalooza on Friday, December 9th at El Casino Ballroom as we celebrate the upcoming 100th Anniversary of legendary Tucson Born Musician Lalo… Read more »

PtP Episode 11: BICAS Bike Art Auction

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In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo, BICAS staff members Troy Neiman and Monique Laraway, talk about the 21st annual Bike Art Auction. This event on December 2nd and 3rd, will have locally made bicycle art, beer, and live music! To suggest a bicycling topic for Pedaling the Pueblo or to ask questions about bicycling in… Read more »

Abby Jensen on Transgender Awareness Month

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30 Minutes spoke with Abby Jensen about Transgender Awareness Month and Transgender Day of Remembrance which takes place each year on November 20th. She also discussed recent legislation such as HR 2 in North Carolina and other legislative concerns. Locally, Transgender Day of Remembrance began with a ceremony at the fountain at Old Main in… Read more »

Arizona Governor’s Water Augmentation Council Lacks Focus on Conservation Strategies

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This episode focuses on the lack of environmental and conservation-minded voices on the Arizona Governor’s Water Augmentation Council (GWAC). We talk with Tucson City Council Member Steve Kozachik, Sierra Club Grand Canyon Chapter Executive Director Sandy Bahr, and former President of the Huachuca Audubon Society Tricia Gerrodette.  Our interviewees discuss how the Arizona Governor, Doug Ducey, has… Read more »