Posts Tagged: KXCI

MATTHEW LOGAN VASQUEZ

Matthew Loga Vasquez performs at The Flycatcher in Tucson on Wednesday May 17th @ 9 pm.

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 »

Gregory Alan Isakov

Gregory Alan Isaakov and Sera Cahoone are at The Rialto Theatre on April 24th. 8 pm Monday night.

The Wailers

The Wailers perform at The Rialto Theatre on Sunday April 23rd.

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 »

THE WILD REEDS

Wild Reeds and Blank Range at Club Congress on Wednesday April 19th

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 »

Jarabe de Palo

Jarabe de Palo performs at 191 Toole on Sunday April 2nd at 8 pm.

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

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 »

WHY? and Rituals of Mine

WHY? Nipping at the ragged heels of their eagerly devoured Sod in the Seed EP, WHY? at last unleash their fifth long-player, a meticulous work of morbid fascination and offbeat romanticism dubbed Mumps, etc. Though there is a mysterious sickness (perhaps of the mind) that lurks about these thirteen songs, one might also imagine the… Read more »

UNITED TOGETHER STARRING OZOMATLI AND SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS and Funky Bonz

OZOMATLI Since its inception in 1995, innovation and creativity have defined Ozomatli. Hailing from Los Angeles, the group found a way to represent the city’s eclectic culture through music that appeals to the local community and the world beyond. Ozomatli’s success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban,… Read more »

American Friends Service Committee at 100

30 Minutes spoke with Rebecca Fealk, Program Coordinator for American Friends Service Committee in Tucson to learn more about their work and their upcoming event. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), an international non-profit peace and justice organization. Founded in 1917 by pacifist Quakers as an alternative to military… 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- Johnathan Blohm

Thesis Thursday- Johnathan Blohm

Thesis Thursday- Johnathan Blohm My name is Jonathan Blohm and I’m a junior pursing a BS in Physiology here at the University of Arizona.  I’m from Tucson and have lived here my whole life so coming to the U of A was always in the forefront of where I wanted to go after high school. … 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 »

Episode 19: Cyclovia Tucson

In this episode of Pedaling the Pueblo we talk with local documentary photographer, Kathleen Dreier who has captured images and stories at Cyclovia Tucson since the very beginning. Now in it’s eighth year, Cyclovia Tucson gives people the opportunity to visit new neighborhoods and enjoy great weather, friends, food, and an array of family friendly… Read more »

Locals Only- Dan Simonis with Naim Amor

Locals Only- Dan Simonis

Locals Only- Dan Simonis with Naim Amor Talking about the architecture of music, Amish outfits, Tucson and the romance of the Arizonan southwest. Singing and playing guitar with Naim Amor in Studio 2A at KXCI Community Radio. Dan Simonis on facebook Every Monday  night you can hear local artists, and find out about where and… 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 »

Cleaning the Ground to Clean the Air

Until about eight years ago, there used to be entire fields of discarded bottles all over the Tohono O’odham reservation, testifying to the despair that followed the disintegration of an ancient way of life. But today, these fields are largely gone, thanks to the dedication of one man to cleaning up the rez and his own life as well. And not only did he… Read more »

Thesis Thursday- Sergio Salguero

Thesis Thursday- Sergio Salguero UA Honors College student Sergio Salguero is a junior majoring in neuroscience with a minor in Spanish. He has many interests in the arts including painting, playing the piano and taking pictures. His goal is to pursue a PhD in neuroscience and to study the mechanisms of learning to improve upon… Read more »

Locals Only- Miss Abysmal

Locals Only- Miss Abysmal

Locals Only- Miss Abysmal KXCI is proud to have psychedelic Tucsonans, Miss Abysmal in Studio 2A for a live performance. In Watermelon Sugar is the name of their latest release. Here is the live performance for you, on demand! Miss Abysmal on Facebook Miss Abysmal on Soundcloud Miss Abysmal on  Bandcamp Hosted by Sophie Gibson-Rush… Read more »

Carolyn Sugiyama Classen: 75th Anniversary of Japanese American Internment

30 Minutes features a conversation with Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition Carolyn Sugiyama Classen. She was the former legislative aid to US Senator Daniel Inouye from Hawai’i who was instrumental in the creation of the National Commission which investigated the World War II Japanese American internment. February 19, 2017 marks the 75th anniversary… 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- Alondra Harris

Thesis Thursday- Alondra Harris

Thesis Thursday- Alondra Harris A few words from this week’s guest, Alondra Harris: I am a senior at the University of Arizona studying East Asian Studies and Molecular and Cellular Biology. Through Environmental Health Sciences – Transformative Research Undergraduate Experience (EHS-TRUE) I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Runyan in the Department of… Read more »

2017 KXCI International Women’s Day

KXCI International Women's Day Image

KXCI International Women’s Day Special Programming made possible in part by generous support from Marshall Foundation Wednesday, March 8th 7:00 am-8:00 pm Listen live: 91.3 KXCI Tucson or https://kxci.org/ Contact: Amanda Shauger amanda@kxci.org 520-623-1000 ext. 17 or 520-990-3623 KXCI Commemorates International Women’s Day with a great lineup of our women DJs, special community guests, and plenty of… Read more »

Locals Only- Ryanhood

  Locals Only- Ryanhood KXCI is pleased to have Ryanhood in Studio 2A. This Outstanding Duo brings great songwriting, performance and heart to our airwaves. Here is the live performance for you, on demand! Hosted by Matt Milner at KXCI community radio, Local’s Only is  a slice of Tucson’s incredibly talented and inspired music scene…. Read more »

Soot Suit

Our children will have to deal with the world their parents leave behind and where the idea always was that they should be better off than us, it appears that the opposite is about to happen. The massive amounts of soot floating about in the air will infringe on their right to life; the effects… Read more »

Americans All: Breaking The Color Barrier Part 2

30 Minutes continues with excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Americans All: Breaking the Color Barrier in Main Stream Publishing features authors Cathy Camper and Meg Medina discu ssing their processes, challenges, and successes in making literature more representative and accessible. Cuban American Meg Medina is the award winning author of “Yaqui Delgado… 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- Ruby Sierra

Thesis Thursday- Ruby Sierra

Thesis Thursday- Ruby Sierra I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona molded by the desert and I am currently a sophomore at the University of Arizona pursing a Bachelor’s of Science in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science. I am a part of the EHS-True program working under the laboratory of Dr.Boitano. Under his mentorship, I… Read more »

Americans All: Breaking The Color Barrier Part 1

Lowriders in Space

30 Minutes spotlights excerpts from the 2016 Tucson Festival of Books. Americans All: Breaking the Color Barrier in Main Stream Publishing features authors Cathy Camper and Meg Medina discussing their processes, challenges, and successes in making literature more representative and accessible. Cuban American Meg Medina is the award winning author of “Yaqui Delgado Wants to… Read more »

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes

Locals Only- The Wanda Junes We are pleased to bring you a special live performance by The Wanda Junes in Studio 2A at KXCI community radio. These Alt/Country artists have captured our hearts on Locals Only Feb 20, 2017. Kinship from Baby Tooth Records, will be released on cassette at Club Congress March 21st. Have… 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

Thesis Thursday- Konner Kirwan

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

Locals Only- Vinnie Mendez & LABRATZ

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

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

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

ticket ticket wn Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 29, 1933) is an American musician, singer, songwriter, author, poet, actor, and activist.[1] The critical success of the album Shotgun Willie (1973), combined with the critical and commercial success of Red Headed Stranger (1975) and Stardust (1978), made Nelson one of the most recognized artists in country… Read more »

TKMA’s El Casino Show

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

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 »

Berms, Basins & Humanure

Berms, Basins & Humanure How do people practice sustainability in their every-day lives? Under the banner ‘Common Green’, the Weekly Green asks folks from all walks of life about their efforts to keep our neck of the woods and, by extension, the rest of the universe, habitable. This week, the microphone is manned by J.P. who implements Brad… 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

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

Eunice Borunda

  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

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

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

“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 »