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In collaboration with the Walker Art Center, KFAI will provide a live remote broadcast of a “Heroic Frenzies: The Music of Craig Taborn” on Friday, April 26, at 8pm (MN Sound & Jet Set Planet will return next week).

An acclaimed pianist and composer, Craig Taborn will return to his beloved Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center, and present performances in three different settings – as a solo pianist featuring work from his first solo performance on the ECM label, “Avenging Angel” – then eclectic compositions with his current band, Junk Magic (Dave King/drums; Erik Fratzke/bass; Chris Speed/tenor saxophone; Mat Maneri/viola) AND in his trio setting with long-time colleagues Gerald Cleaver/drums and Thomas Morgan/bass -Taborn’s newest release just released two weeks ago – “Chants”.

To find out where you can hear more Craig Taborn on KFAI

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It’s no April Fool’s that your Monday morning music on KFAI will be busy and fun! Tune in at 10am for the Subway Music in the Zoo summer concert series line-up announcement—not advertised anywhere yet, KFAI listeners will be among the very first to find out which horn players, incredible guitarists and cheeky songwriters, and ivory-ticklers will be coming to Apple Valley this season. Then listen for your chance to see Carrie Rodriguez as we get ready to welcome Sonny Knight to the studio.

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On the next Rockin' in Rhythm, program host, David Cummings will be welcoming in studio Sherwin and Pam Linton for a two hour tribute to the late George Jones.

Sherwin and Pam had been friends with Mr. Jones for many years. There will be lots of music and certainly some very interesting stories about one of Country Musics biggest stars.

That's Monday June 3rd, 2:00 to 4:00 PM.

Germaine Gemberling Live at Lee’s

Germaine Gemberling is a singer-songwriter born and raised in St. Paul. She began studying music a child, and grew up on in the midst of the indie-rock explosion that brought us the Replacements, Husker Du, Jayhawks and Soul Asylum. She fronted her first band at 17—the all-girl punk band SMUT—who signed to Spanish Fly/Twin-Tone Records in 1992. A few years later Germaine left the Twin Cities for the beauty and solitude of northern Minnesota. She performs with her folk-rock band, Junkboat, as well as acoustically and with Rich Mattson and Ol’ Yeller. Her most recent release, Generator, was recorded at Sparta Sound in 2013.

She performed recently at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis. This program was recorded and edited for MinneCulture by Tom Garneau. It airs Wed, Nov 6 from 7:30-8pm. MinneCulture is made possible by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

 

Friday, April 19, two talented vocalists from different corners of the music world visit the Fubar Omniverse (10 AM-Noon).

Grammy Award-winner DAVID MURRAY is considered by many to be among the greatest and most versatile saxophonists, composers and bandleaders this country has produced. Hear all about his new

Described as 'like a less baroque and more cerebral DeVotchKa," gypsy-indie rock fusion group The Sunny Era join Pam in the studio Monday, November 26th, to talk about their original, "cerebral" kindof gypsy chamber rock sound and their new album, "Lost in the Sea of Ghosts." Pam will welcome Eric, Laila and Rob back to Pam Without Boundaries to talk accordions, composing, getting to know other bands in other cities, and the CD release show Thursday, November 29th, at

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Local musicians Mother Banjo and Ben Cook-Feltz will stop by Pam Without Boundaries at 10:30am Monday morning to talk about their 5th annual holiday show at the Aster Cafe later this week. On Friday, December 13th, musicians Ellis, John Hermanson, Vicky Emerson, Pat Dougherty from Fairfax, AK and Dan Gaarder will join Cook-Feltz and Mother Banjo to celebrate this time of year in support of Open Arms of Minnesota.

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Did you know that KFAI has Web Exclusive programming?
Jazzed Up And Bonkers is one of those shows!!
Check out the next episode!

Its the 2014 SUMMERTIME SPECTACULAR SHOW!! Join web exclusive radio/computer show JAZZED UP AND BONKERS as Dan and Travis play all your favorite weird oldies and summertime punk songs.
They also receive a live, on-the-spot report from Rock and Roll Know-It-All SANDY SHOCKS as she covers a live summertime fireworks display!
Grab your swimsuit, beach blanket, suntan oil and computer radio and have a blast as we celebrate the best time of the year!! Good job everybody!!

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