Posts Tagged: Tucson

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 »

George Thorogood & The Destroyers

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For George Thorogood and his longtime band The Destroyers – Jeff Simon (drums, percussion), Bill Blough (bass guitar), Jim Suhler (rhythm guitar) and Buddy Leach (saxophone) – their 40th anniversary is indestructible proof that staying true to yourself and the music can still mean something. And with a catalog of iconic hits that includes “Who… 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 »

The Gabriel Ayala Quintet – The Healing Power of Music

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The Gabriel Ayala Quintet Performs on Saturday Feb 25th at 7:30pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Single tickets to this performance are available. As a guitarist he is honored to be touring in the spring with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, the legendary Carlos Santana. He also recently produced an… Read more »

The Staves w/ Mikaela Davis

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Taking a cue from youthful folk revivalists like Laura Marling, Mountain Man, and the Pierces, Watford, England’s the Staves blend the wistful cadences of classic British folk with breezy, Laurel Canyon-era Americana. The trio was formed in 2010 around the talents of sisters Emily (vocals), Jessica (vocals/guitar), and Camilla Staveley-Taylor (vocals/ukulele), who first learned to… Read more »

Priests

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Nothing Feels Natural is the first full-length by Washington, D.C.’s Priests. Recorded in the fall of 2016, the record is the culmination of two years’ writing, touring, tweaking, and refining. Throughout that time the band has carved out an existence on its own terms,performing mostly all-ages shows booked via a network of like-minded artists both within… Read more »

Suicidal Tendencies, Crowbar, and Havok

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Suicidal Tendencies Judging from their name, Suicidal Tendencies were never afraid of a little controversy. Formed in Venice, CA, during the early ’80s, the group’s leader from the beginning was outspoken vocalist Mike Muir. The outfit specialized in vicious hardcore early on — building a huge following among skateboarders, lending a major hand in the… Read more »

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet – The Healing Power Of Music

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R. Carlos Nakai Quartet Performs on Friday the 24th of Feb at 7:00pm at the Berger Performing Arts Center. Single tickets to this performance are available. Of Navajo-Ute heritage, the 11X Grammy nominated R. Carlos Nakai is the world’s premier performer of the Native American flute. He’s sold more than 4.3 million albums and earned… Read more »

Jimmy Eat World

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Jimmy Eat World is an American rock band founded in Mesa, Arizona in 1993. Though they started off as punk rock/punk pop the band has evolved toward alternative rock and indie rock. Childhood friends Jim Adkins and Zach Lind partnered with guitarist Tom Linton and bassist Mitch Porter to form the band in 1993. Under local… Read more »

Karla Bonoff

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Karla Bonoff’s legacy as a performer and songwriter is summed up by _Billboard_ magazine: “Long before Alanis and Jewel, there was a breed of singer/songwriters whose earthly anthems of soul-searching, heartache and joy touched souls in a way few can muster today.” Quoted from a review given for her _All My Life: The Best of… Read more »

The Black Market Trust

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The Black Market Trust is an American pop/vocal jazz band whose current release – II  – combines the sounds of the great American crooners and vocal groups with the romantic Eastern European gypsy fire of jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. Consisting of five world class musicians who have traveled the globe recording and performing on the… Read more »

Adia Victoria w/ Lando Chill at Club Congress

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Adia Victoria is establishing a fresh reference point on the musical landscape. Rolling Stone Magazine featured Adia Victoria as one of “10 New Artists You Need to Know.” The Village Voice called her an “eerie, intriguing songwriter,” with “bone chilling guitar riffs and lyrics topped with candid scorn. Vogue highlighted the recording artist as one of… Read more »

Atmosphere

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Atmosphere will be performing at The Rialto as part of the Freshwater Fly Fishermen Tour.  Over their twenty-year career they have managed to continually tweak and strive to perfect their formula, while neither straying too far off their path, nor resorting to playing it safe. Starting at 1997’s Overcast, the group’s first official album, 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 »

Branford Marsalis Quartet with Kurt Elling

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The Branford Marsalis Quartet will be joined by guest-vocalist Kurt Elling in a singular collaboration of musical forces. The tight-knit working band featuring Marsalis on saxophones, Joey Calderazzo on piano, Eric Revis on bass, and Justin Faulkner on drums rarely invites other musicians into the folds of their nearly telepathically cohesive unit, and Elling’s deep jazz vocabulary,… 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 »

Tucson Hip Hop Festival Featuring: Murs

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A longtime friend of Definitive Jux leader El-P, rapper Murs first appeared as a solo artist in 2003, after nearly a decade of working with various groups in the underground. Based in Los Angeles, his first single was released in 1993, and came from a self-released album by his first group, 3 Melancholy Gypsies. The… Read more »

Against Me!

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Meet Laura Jane Grace. Four years ago, the Against Me! frontwoman came out as transgender; 18 months later, she released the band’s sixth album, the fiery Transgender Dysphoria Blues, one which she began working on before her transition and helped document the struggles she was facing. It was an intensely personal record that took on… 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 »

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 »

Robert Rich

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Across three decades and over 30 albums, Robert Rich has helped define the genres of ambient music, dark-ambient, tribal and trance, yet his music remains hard to categorize. Part of his unique sound comes from using home-made acoustic and electronic instruments, microtonal harmonies, computer-based signal processing, chaotic systems and feedback networks. Rich began building his… 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 »

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 »

Bycatch Opening Reception

Pacific Snake Eel becomes Bycatch.

In Bycatch, Eric Magrane, a geographer and poet, and Maria Johnson, a marine conservationist and artist, present an art-science exploration of the shrimp trawling fishery in Mexico’s Gulf of California. Combining video, installation, illustration, and poetry based on their overnight field research aboard trawlers, Magrane and Johnson have created an exhibit that gives you a… Read more »

The Nude Party

The Nude Party is coming to Tucson! Bonded by isolation, house party debauchery, a religion based on pushing the limits of bad taste, and a precocious predisposition towards The Kinks, The Animals and The Velvets, they have burgeoned into a rock and roll act to be reckoned with. Not a night to miss! With American… 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 »

Young The Giant with Lewis Del Mar at The Rialto

Los Angeles quintet Young the Giant continue to brave new sonic landscapes with their wildly adventurous third album, Home of the Strange. On this new release, the band explores their expansive musicianship with boldly eclectic arrangements anchored by a keen melodic presence. To direct the band’s continued evolution, they collaborated with producer Alex Salibian (Elle… Read more »

The Legendary Shack Shakers at 191 Toole

The Legendary Shack Shakers  are an American rockabilly/blues band that formed in Paducah, Kentucky in the mid-1990s. They are inspired by rock ‘n roll, country blues, old time music, carnival music, swamp rock, and other obscure Southern music genres. The band originally had a traditional rockabilly sound, but later began to rely more on its… 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 »

Daimh from Scotland at St. Francis in the Foothills

On pipes, fiddle, strings and vocals in Scottish Gaelic, this band plays the Scottish traditions well and has a dynamic sound. General Admission tickets on sale now on line, and at both Antigone Books and the Folk shop. The church has very comfortable seats and fine acoustics. First time in Tucson. Daimh, pronounced dive, were… 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 »

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 »

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 »

LYDIA LOVELESS and Angelica Garcia

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LYDIA LOVELESS Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 25-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and… 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 »

Indigenous Voices & RED INK Literary Festival Part 1

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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 Native and award winning Regents Professor in the English Department at Arizona State University. We’ll hear two pieces… 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 1: Finding Refuge in Friendship

Finding Refuge in Friendship: Melanie and Houda on the front porch of KXCI.

In August of 2016, Melanie and Houda met at potluck for Arizona Welcomes Refugees. It was just a few weeks after Houda’s family arrived in America from their temporary home in Jordan. They had been living in Jordan for several years after fleeing the war in Aleppo, Syria. Houssam (Houda’s father) and Melanie both speak French,… 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 »

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 »

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 »

J. Boog Live at The Rock

J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the streets… 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 »

Timothy B. Schmit At The Rialto Theatre

“It’s been seven years since TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT released his last album. The standard opening question is: “Why did it take so long?” The standard SCHMIT answer to most questions is funny in a self-deprecating way and rooted in simple truths. So of course he answers, “I wasn’t ready until now!” Patience is a virtue…. 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 »

Tucson Japanese Festival

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Tucson Japanese Festival celebrating New Year’s on Jan. 14, 2017 at Pima Community College downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone Avenue, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Featuring mochi (rice) pounding, taiko drumming, performances, food, games, ikebana, other activities.  $5 adults, free for children 5 years and under. Sponsored by Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition (www.southernazjapan.org) and… 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 Aggrolites Live At 191 Toole

“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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Body Snatcher

My taste in horror films tends towards the classical. I like a movie with a creepy or macabre point of view more than one that tries really hard to shock or frighten me. Even the term “horror” seems excessive. Too often it becomes an indulgence in bloodiness and sadism. And as I’ve said before, the… 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 »

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 »

Treehuggers

More than half a century ago, Rachel Carson’s book ‘Silent Spring‘ first warned about the increasing cost of industrialization to the environment. In the following decades, folks who shared her vision were regarded by the establishment as eccentric doomsayers and commonly dismissed as ‘treehuggers‘. In a speech at the Planetary Security Conference held this week… 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/

Manage Your Watershed

Watershed Management Group is a Tucson-based grass-roots organization promoting a sustainable environment in and around Tucson and the Northern Sonora. As sustainability begins with a sustainable water supply, a primary objective if WMG is to restore perennial flow in our rivers and creeks without drawing on the Colorado River by collecting precipitation more efficiently and by decreasing per-person water… 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 »