News Archive

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.
Saturday, December 31st - 9:00pm to Sunday, January 1st - 12:00am
Posted on 12/23/2022
For over a decade now, tradition has (almost always) dictated that the last KALX Live! show of the year is the RetroSpectacular— that special night when the crew takes a heartfelt look back at the impressive assemblage of diverse artists who guested on the program during the entire year.  This year the show falls on New Year’s Eve, so there’s gonna be a festive party mood! Spend your NYE with host Cia Cia La Pirata & the KALX Live! gang as we present this 3-hour extravaganza overflowing with carefully curated, bite-sized excerpts from a ton of performances that all took place in 2022.
The band Five Pines pictured playing live.
Saturday, December 24th - 9:00pm
Posted on 12/22/2022
Five Pines began in 2012 and is an eclectic adventure about growing up in California. The songs are visual cues that capture the grit of life's eccentricity. 'Spice of Life' is the second album in the collection that explores deeper compositional writing. The first album "The Long Hot Summer of 8-Tracks and 74 LTD' garnered appreciation from the guitar community. Songs like Bonanza in B&W, Psychic Factory and Taking Care of Business in a Wintery Minnesota show a range of styles all within each song. Kevin WIlliams is the main composer and is a music geek obsessed with all things guitar.
Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson.
Friday, December 23rd - 12:00pm
Posted on 12/22/2022

Tune in on Friday, December 23rd at 12pm to hear Catatonic and DJ Beast Monster Thing in conversation with Jeff Rosenstock and Laura Stevenson before they hit the stage at Bottom of the Hill in SF on November 18th, on a tour aptly named "playing some Neil Young songs and also some other songs."

Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye of Jockstrap.
Friday, December 16th - 2:00pm
Posted on 12/15/2022

Tune in on Friday, December 16th @ 2PM to hear DJ Videosyncrasy speak with London based duo, Jockstrap.

When Georgia Ellery and Taylor Skye make music as Jockstrap, the process and result has one definition: pure modern pop alchemy.

Gumby's Junk.
Saturday, December 17th - 9:00pm
Posted on 12/14/2022

Things are getting sticky on KALX Live this Saturday, Dec.17th at 9pm as Penny Royal hosts Oakland art rockers Gumby's Junk! This power trio will channel their surrealist sound across the KALX airwaves with a live performance and interview. Listeners can expect this creative crew to bust out songs from their latest release, Apple House.