Music Announcements

  • Live From Studio 5!:livefromstudio5 is proud to bring to the airwaves Steve Kaul & The Brass Kings. This band and its individual members has been a local favorite for years and now you get to hear ‘em LIVE From Studio 5! The Brass Kings have been wowing festival audiences, theaters and clubs since 2005.

  • She has one of the leading songs in her hometown of Austin, Texas—an excellent accomplishment for acro-gymnast-turned-organic chemist-turned songwriter Carrie Elkin. You’ll hear the song Jesse Likes Birds and more on Pam Without Boundaries: Monday morning at 11 a.m., when Elkin calls in to talk about her fun gig Friday night at Landmark Center.

  • The Juggernauts, a long-running (40+ yrs) jug band from the home of the jug bands — Louisville, Kentucky — will perform live-in-the-studio on House Party:houseparty this Wednesday in the 5 o’clock hour. Afterwards the band will head over to the 331 Club in NE Minneapolis to play the House Party Presents series from 7-9 pm.

  • 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.