Music Announcements

On this Friday night's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes Amy "Drea" Dorman! Drea is a recording artist/songwriter, dancer/choreographer, TV personality, and creative entrepreneur hailing from Minneapolis, MN. Since returning to the Cities from England in 2011, Drea has delved into the entertainment industry in Minneapolis from all angles! Join Simon and Drea as they talk about music, England and Minneapolis, and Drea's TV show TC Musique! Friday night at midnight…..

KFAI DJs will be on the scene at Art-A-Whirl this weekend, spinning on Friday and Saturday at the Silent Auction Gallery #332 of the Northrup King Building. Explore the amazing art and meet some of your favorite KFAI programmers.

FRIDAY, MAY 17
5 – 6:30pm: Jacquie Maddix “Lady J” / Rollin’ and Tumblin’
6:30 – 8pm: DJ Steely / Kinda Cloudy Radio
8 – 9pm: Sarah Lageson / House Party
9 – 10pm: Mick & Tom Novak / Louisiana Rhythms & This Little Girl’s Gone Rockin’

SATURDAY, MAY 18

noon – 1:30pm: Brad Wrolstad / African Rhythms
1:30 – 3pm: Liberty Finch / The Pop Shop
3 – 4:30pm: Miguel Vargas / Radio Pocho
4:30 – 6pm: Old School Bob & Nu Skool Katey / Fused Funk
6 – 7pm: Glen Leslie / Jet Set Planet
7 – 8pm: Mason Butler & Ben Heath / Below the Waste

Grammy-winning artist, Lila Downs, will be giving a performance at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on Sunday, March 10th at 4pm. In addition to recording three interviews with the hosts of Radio Antilles (LatinoAltRock), Corazon Latino, and Radio Pocho, Lila will be making an in-studio appearance on this week’s Collective Eye with Janis Lane-Ewart, Saturday, 12-1:30pm.

Tune In 2-NITE, MINT Condition – Music @ The SPEED of Life, Your Chance to WIN Autographed CD Details, The Lennie Chism SHOW, TLCS, 2am-6am

This week's True Brit! radio show will be hosted by Mr. Joey Molland from the legendary band, Badfinger. Joey will be playing his favorite tunes and telling stories of his amazing career, ranging from his experiences with Badfinger, Apple and the Beatles, to current day activities, including his various solo projects. Join DJ Joey on Friday night at midnight for this special True Brit! one-of-a-kind radio experience!

“House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the American city of Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized circa 1984 in Chicago, but beginning in 1985, it fanned out to other major cities. Today, house music remains popular in both clubs and in the mainstream pop scene while still maintaining a strong foothold on underground scenes across the globe.” From Wikipedia. TJB Productions Inc. bringing HOUSE MUSIC to the Twin Cities.

Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy welcome Mr. Zero to the Pop Shop on Tuesday, Oct 9, from midnight to 2am. The retail king of pop culture, Mr Zero’s shop in Roseville offers vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, turntables, toys, games, posters and collectables. Tune into the Pop Shop each week to hear powerpop, bubblegum, psychedelic, garage, rock and more! Hits, misses and ephemera, every Monday night into Tuesday morning from midnight to 2am.

So you think summer is over, hey buddy? No more mint for your mojitos? No more fresh pineapple for your Pi-Yis? No more riding bareback with KUI or sunbathing nude on the beaches of Waikiki? No more nothing? Well friend, don’t get upset. Summer’s not over until Jet Set Planet says it’s over…

The music world was shaken this week with news of the death of legendary songwriter, soul singer and “disco queen” Donna Summer. Summer passed away on May 17th due to cancer. Summer ruled the Billboard Hot 100 from 1976 to the early 1980s, with nine Top 40 hits and three consecutive number-one double-albums. But she wasn’t resting on her past success: Summer was still making music and performing.

Aury Tovar joins us in Studio 4 during her visit from Caracas, Venezuela, to sing traditional Venezuelan songs and accompany her lovely voice on the Venezuelan cuatro. A very special appearance!