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OUT and ABOUT
Wednesday, January 11th - 8:00pm
Posted on 1/6/2023

Join KALX at Bottom of the Hill for a night of experimental, mind-expanding, indie hip-hop with R.A.P. Ferreira, who for this performance will be joined by Eldon Somers. Also appearing will be Seattle's AJ Suede, Mars Kumari from Davis, CA, and opening the night will be the Bay's Maitre D.

KALX NEWS BITS
Thursday, January 5th - 6:00pm to Thursday, January 19th - 6:00pm
Posted on 1/5/2023

For a limited time only, DJ Sparkle Motion's 2022 RIP Extravaganza is available to stream. KALX pays tribute to musicians we lost in 2022 in this six hour special, available to stream until Tuesday January 17. 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. Enjoy!

ON THE AIR
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

ON THE AIR
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.
ON THE AIR
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.
ON THE AIR
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.
ON THE AIR
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.
ON THE AIR
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."

WEBLOG
Wyatt Shears of The Garden.
Posted on 12/21/2022

Review by Lola Glendenning, Photos by Addie Briggs.

ON THE AIR
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.

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