Music Announcements

Listen to the Collective Eye: on Saturday, April 2nd, Noon to 1:30 and hear writer Bob Blumenthal: talk about his latest project Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins and saxophonist Irv Williams: will debut his upcoming new release Duke’s Mixture

On Tuesday night (actually 2-5 am Wednesday morning 3/30), the Echo Chamber:echochamber once again embarks on a Magic Dub Carpet Ride: a musical journey to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Indian subcontinent. So load up your hookah and join our dubwise magic carpet ride, from Cairo to Tehran…from Rajasthan to Jerusalem…from New Delhi to Marrakesh.

What better way to ring in the Spring Equinox than with a little March Jungle Madness! Put down the snow shovel: it’s Hollywood Polynesia at its finest on Jet Set Planet! Join Glen Leslie, on Friday March 25th, from 9:00-10:30pm for a night of strange and wonderful Exotica.

The vinyl re-issue release party for Grupo OZ on Secret Stash Records will be held Tuesday, March 15 at Cause Spirits and Sound Bar on Lake and Lyndale in Minneapolis. Starting at 8pm, the party will feature deejays associated with KFAI spinning Latin Funk and boogaloos.

KFAI presents Austin, TX artist Carrie Elkin: at the Aster Cafe on Wednesday, March 9th at 9 pm as part of the Womenfolk Live concert series. Celebrating the release of her new Red House release Call It My Garden, she will be playing a special show hosted by DJ Ellen Stanley.

Join co-hosts Janis Lane-Ewart and Beverly Cottman for a special IWD version of the Collective Eye:, Saturday, March 5th, from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Listen and be inspired as resident women writers read, recite and perform their work.

Local musician Albert Elmore has a new release coming from TOTALLY GROSS NATIONAL PRODUCT: Albert – James St Murder Laden Mitten Wonder. In honor of his upcoming release and coinciding tour Albert will be sitting in and spinning some tracks from his brand new LP.

Don’t miss our old friends, Nikki and The RueMates on this week’s edition of Live From Studio 5!
Tonight at 10pm on KFAI. If you miss the live show, you can hear the show for up to two weeks on

Check the band out here:

Tune in Tuesday, February 15th for Womenfolk’s:womenfolk annual Black History Month special Oh Freedom! It will feature new and classic folk, gospel and blues songs by your favorite African American female vocalists, including Odetta, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cassandra Wilson, Elizabeth Cotten, Mavis Staples and local artist Chastity Brown.

To quote Sir Paul McCartney, you’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs. But I look around me and see it isn’t so.

Well, if you’ve had your fill and are looking for something different, tune in to the 19th Annual Love Stinks Special on In Your Ear.


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