News Archive

hot laundry band photo
Saturday, January 28th - 9:30pm
Posted on 1/26/2023

This Saturday, January 28th on KALX Live, Hot Laundry is hosted in-studio by Renée Black. Tune in around 9:30 PM to hear Hot Laundry take over the KALX studios with a live performance + interview. Sending you back to the 1960s bad girl garage band days, Hot Laundry is a San Francisco outfit kicking out a fresh new take on hi-octane rock-n-roll. With hints of Motown, revved up guitars in the vein of MC5, and a heavy dash of delta boogie.

Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Marjorie Sturm
Monday, January 30th - 8:30pm
Posted on 1/26/2023

Tune in on Monday, January 30th @ 8:30PM when Amazing Grace hosts San Francisco based musician, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, for an in-studio performance and interview.  Joining Ernesto will be filmmaker and flautist, Marjorie Sturm.

Best of Week
Monday, January 23rd (All day) to Sunday, January 29th (All day)
Posted on 1/24/2023

Another edition of KALX's Best Of Week is happening now! Tune in to KALX January 23rd through January 29th to join your favorite DJs as they spin all the music that got us through 2022. 

View BEST OF 2022 lists and past lists HERE!



Michael Goldberg
Tuesday, January 17th - 2:00pm
Posted on 1/16/2023

Join Sparkle Motion on Tuesday, January 17th @ 2PM for a conversation with local music journalist and novelist Michael Goldberg, author of two music related books from 2022,  "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey" (HoZac Records and Books) and "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg" (Backbeat Books).

Morley Loon
Monday, January 16th - 11:59pm
Posted on 1/14/2023

Tune in at 11:59 pm on January 16th to hear an hour of Canadian Indigenous music on Radio Dunya with the Berkestir. The program will feature some  songs sung in Inuit from traditional to folk and also songs about animals, dreams, and the spirit.


Image: Morley Loon, Canadian First Nations musician from Mistissini, Quebec

Friday, January 13th - 10:30am
Posted on 1/11/2023

On Friday, January 13th @ 10:30AM, Jon The Reptilian interviews Mariam Diakite and Erich Huffaker of Oakland based ensemble, Orchestra Gold.  Tune in to hear about the group's new album, Medicine, and their upcoming album release party on January 20th at Bandcamp in Oakland.

Flyer for ESG at Great American Music Hall
Friday, January 13th - 1:00pm
Posted on 1/10/2023

For the last time ever, legendary post-punk, post-funk, proto hip-hop, electro, house, no-wave and new wave pioneers, ESG, tour through the Bay Area to play the Great American Music Hall in SF on January 14th.  Tune in on Friday, January 13th @ 1PM to hear Nickel Hardaway speak with singer // guitarist, Renee Scroggins, about the band's last U.S.

Your Fearless Leader band members casting long shadows on a large white wall in a black and white photo.
Saturday, January 7th - 9:00pm
Posted on 1/3/2023

DangerVenture hosts San Francisco's Your Fearless Leader Saturday, January 7th. Tune in at 9pm for a performance and interview followed by a dig into the bottomless KALX archives. The band will be taking the stage January 13th at the Rickshaw Stop along with Analog Dog and Rosie Plaza. You can grab tickets here

Tuesday, January 3rd - 12:00pm to 6:00pm
Posted on 1/1/2023
DJ Sparkle Motion pays tribute to musicians we lost in 2022 in this six hour special, from noon-6pm on Tuesday January 3. From Anita Pointer to Vangelis, and all points in between. Includes music from DH Peligro, Christine McVie, Loretta Lynn, Ian Tyson, Ronnie Hawkins, Ronnie Spector, Gal Costa, Badal Roy, Pharaoh Sanders, Taylor Hawkins, and scores of others.
Friday, December 30th - 11:59pm to Saturday, December 31st - 1:00am
Posted on 12/26/2022
This Friday night, 12/30/2022, at 11:59pm, KALX's weekly jazz show Round Midnight presents an hour of jazz versions of classical compositions by Bach, Hindemith, Dvorak, Mozart, Debussy, Babbit, and more. These recordings range from 1937 till a few years ago, some lightly tweaking the compositions and some really reworking things. DJ Amazing Grace (10 years of piano lessons) curates.