Music Announcements

  • The Radio Pocho crew (DJ Miguel Vargas and DJ Ren) is excited for this week’s special guest Wil-Dog Abers bassist for Ozomatli and Los Super Seven.

    Born and raised in Los Angeles, CA Wil-Dog’s music and success is reflective of the multiculturalism present in the city. As such, his music with Ozomatli constantly pushes the boundaries musically and politically.

  • Tune in to Womenfolk on Tuesday, September 29th at 2 pm for live interviews with Dar Williams: and our featured artist of the month Pieta Brown:!

  • Join host Glen Leslie for 90 minutes of the best in Exotica to celebrate the Last Night of Summer, Friday September 23rd, from 9:00 – 10:30pm. He’ll be doing his best to keep the tiki torches burning one more night!

    You’ll hear from the famous Exotica practitioners as well as from the unknowns — with a handful of hacks thrown in for good measure.

  • Originally from Virginia, Brice Woodall arrived in Chicago in 2005 and immediately began putting his own take on indie folktronica all over the map. It’s difficult to fit his work into a genre box; his songs are simultaneously digital and lushly organic, accessible and mysterious, playful and dark. He’s been called the Thom Yorke of the south and the Andrew Bird of outer space.

  • This Monday, Sept. 19 join Rockin’ In Rhythm:rockininrhythm and Bop Street:bopstreet as their hosts spin vinyl records and only vinyl records to mark KFAI’s 33-1/3rd year of broadcasting. Kicking it off, Rockin’ In Rhythm host David Cummings will be playing vinyl for his entire program, from 2-4 p.m. Then stay tuned as Mr.

  • 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!