Music Announcements

  • This Friday (Sept. 9) at midnight, Simon Husbands will steer the True Brit! ship into foggy waters as he explores the 12 albums nominated for the prestigious Mercury Prize — from Adele to PJ Harvey, and Metronomy to Anna Calvi. Join Simon as he plays music so hot that you can see the steam from here. True Brit! Every Friday at midnight.

  • The first hour of the Sept. 6 show, Corazon Latino:corazonlatino (Tuesdays noon-2 p.m.) will celebrate the 100th birthday of the great Cuban musician and composer, Arsenio Rodriguez, El Ciego Maravilloso….lots of Cuban son and soul!

  • On Friday night, Sept. 2, True Brit:node/28990 host Simon Husbands welcomes a special guest, Mr. Steve Shannon, founding member of the Twin Cities surf-punk band The 99ers.: Steve (a Brit from Liverpool!) will be sharing his talent and tastes with us as we delve into the nooks and crannies of his record collection. Later he may grace us with some live music.

  • Less than a year after becoming a KFAI volunteer, and only a few months after board certification, I was called by the Program Director and asked if I could substitute on the Wednesday overnight slot for awhile. So, back in August of 1996, my pal Terry (aka TurntableTerrorist) and I aired the first dubwise program we called The Echo Chamber.

  • Monday, August 29 Rockin’ in Rhythm:rockininrhythm host David Cummings and Pete Lee, host of Bop Street:bopstreet will be devoting both their shows to the music of Leiber & Stoller.

    Jerry Leiber, half of one of the greatest American songwriting teams, recently passed away.

  • On Friday at midnight, True Brit!:node/28990 will showcase an enormous collection of songs featuring whistling. From Roger Whittaker to Whistling Jack Smith, from Bryan Ferry to Peter Murphy, from XTC to the Fratellis, all of them have at one point recorded themselves whistling a cheery tune, and thus have allowed us, the listeners, to share in the magic moment.

  • Another two-fer: TWO bands for the price of NONE. First: He’s ba-a-a-a-ck! Nolan James is one GREAT original acoustic instrumental guitarist. At the age of 24 he has been playing guitar for over 10 years. His music has been his passion and primary focus for the majority of that time, and it shows. He is a virtuoso who will challenge everything you thought you knew about how a guitar should sound.

  • On this week’s True Brit! ( Friday night at midnight ) your host, Simon Husbands, will be wearing a fabulous pair of Italian snakeskin shoes. The perfect footwear for radio! Join Simon as he shows off his styling, as well as some natty pants and probably a nice shirt too.

  • Fans of the music of famed songwriter Dan Penn (and that’s about everybody) had two big opportunities to sample his music on KFAI this week. The author of such songs as I’m Your Puppet, Dark End Of The Street, You Left The Water Running, Do Right Woman and countless more, was in town for a three-night stand at the Dakota Jazz Club. On Monday (Aug.

  • Wednesday night (August 10) at midnight (maybe Thursday August 11 to you) In Your Ear: shared the airwaves with Dr. Alessandro Cozi-Lepri of The Embrooks. Along with his bandmate Travis, they brought down lots of U.S. garage 45s to spin. If the midnight hour meant you’d already gone beddy-bye, check it out via the archives!