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  • Tune in Wed. night to TravoRamo Fa Fa Fa on KFAI . We'll be talking to original bassisit for The Bangles , Annette Zilinskas and find out what it was like to be a teenage

    bangle! We'll also hear cuts from the new cd Ladies and Gentlemen …The Bangles , a collection of original material and rare tracks! Plus much,much more! 

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    Barcelona-based Alma Afrobeat Ensemble features nine bandmates from eight different countries.  The foundation of their music is, of course, Afrobeat, but you can hear strong influences of funk and even hip hop.  KFAI's Ryan Dawes spoke with guitarist Aaron Feder about the roots of Afrobeat, the music scene in Barcelona, and the collaborative essence of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble.

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  • On this week's TRUE BRIT! host Simon Husbands will be welcoming to the studio a fellow Brit, podcaster Ben Kent! Ben has a podcast called Legal Aliens (legalalienspodcast.com) and has recorded over 100 episodes! He and Simon will be talking podcasts and all things British! Don't miss it – Brits akimbo!

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  • On this weeks True Brit!, host Simon Husbands welcomes Ryan Young, a mainstay of the nationally acclaimed band Trampled By Turtles – and Simon and Ryan will be talking fiddles, turtles and Black Sabbath! Join them at Friday night at midnight!

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  • On this week's True Brit! host Simon Husbands chats to audio engineer ( aka Sound Guy ) Mr. Mitch Griffin! Mitch has been the audio engineer at TPT TV for 30 years, musician in town for 35 years, record collector for over 50 years, bon vivant, raconteur and many other things! Join Simon and Mitch as they tittle tattle about musical stuff – Friday night at midnight!

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  • Good 'N Country will pay tribute to the late steel guitar maestro and Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame member Buddy Emmons.  On Saturday September 12th, listen for some amazing pedal steel guitar artistry from 3-5PM central time on KFAI.

    Buddy passed away July 29th at age 78. He was known, respected and revered around the world as perhaps the greatest of the pedal steel guitar players.

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  • He's been on Saturday Night Live with Ben Affleck, played for years with Grammy winner Pharell Williams, played in some of Minneapolis's finest bands and owns his own music production company – and now, he's on True Brit! with Simon Husbands. He's Eric Fawcett! It doesn't get any better. Join us Friday night at midnight on True Brit!

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  • This week's True Brit! hosted by Simon Husbands will be the 5 year anniversary of the show! Join Simon and the crew as they celebrate with all the regular stuff – news, views, interviews and nonsense. Special guest interviewee – KRISTEEN YOUNG who has worked with Bowie, Morrissey, Dave Grohl and more……….check it all out, Friday at midnight!

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  • More than 50 volunteer singers comprise the Minneapolis-based Prairie Fire Lady Choir.  They sing everything from Metallica to Prince and perform at record stores, zombie pub crawls, and protests.  Rather than employing an artistic director, the choir uses consensus decision-making to guide their collective musical vision.  KFAI’s Ryan Dawes spoke with members of the choir at a recent rehearsal.

    Photo courtesy of Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival

     

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  • You are invited to tune in Good 'N Country this Saturday, June 27 at 3 pm as host Ken Hippler’s special guest will be honky-tonkin' icon Dale Watson. He will be performing at Lee's Liquor Lounge that night for the first time in two years. Dale will stop by the station to talk to Ken about his 20 years in the country music business, his songwriting and his latest album Call Me Insane.

    Good'n'Country airs Saturdays from 3-5 pm, only on KFAI Fresh Air Radio.

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