On February 16th, alternative R&B artist Steve Lacy brought out a crowd rivaling that of the population of a small nation. Packed like sardines in Oakland’s Fox Theater, this sold-out show attracted fans from far and wide hoping to catch a glimpse of gen-z’s latest prince of indie pop. Following a tour plagued with criticism, Lacy provided not only his signature blend of jazz inspired R&B, but also a candid glimpse into the mind, ego, and personality of the icon himself.
Each week, KALX gets dozens of new releases to be added to the Features bin in our legendary library. Household Name, the 3rd studio album by Momma, recently became part of this features bin, and has quickly become one of my favorite albums of 2022. For an in-depth review of a sick album, read on!
Tune in on Tuesday February 28th at 11:59 pm when the KALX DJ The Berkestir will feature music of the artist Tom Verlaine, who recently passed away, on Midnight Express. In honoring Tom Verlaine, The Berkestir will feature music of Television, Tom's solo works, Tom's work in The Million Dollar Bashers on the "I'm Not Here" Original soundtrack, and a song he co- wrote with Patti Smith.
On Radio Dunya Feb 27th 11:59p until Feb 28th 1am dj Amaing Grace presents a brief overview of one of her favorite music sources---London-based indie label Soundway Records. Tunes will range from their first 2002 release to music issued in January of 2023. There will be high-energy music spanning multiple decades and countries, from reissues of 1970s Ghana funk and nightclub sounds that began the label to the current wide-ranging cross-cultural artists on their roster.
Join us for the debut of the newest public affairs program at KALX, Fiat Lux Redux on Tuesday Feb. 21 from 9-9:30am.
Fiat Lux Redux is a culled from the wide variety of conversations, lectures, and podcasts at UC Berkeley, and edited for air at KALX. Episode 1 features selections from a conversation with Judy Juanita, Madalynn Rucker and Ericka Huggins discussing their time with The Black Panther Party at an event hosted at UC Berkeley in October 2022 celebrating the publication of Comrade Sisters: Women of the Black Panther Party.
Join Pacifica on Friday, February 17th @ 2PM when she speaks with Gracie and Rachel, the collaborative duo of keyboardist Gracie Coates and violinist Rachel Ruggles.
The standing room surrounding the stage at Cornerstone on the evening of February 11th began sparse and scattered, dotted with both couples and solo attendees anticipating the start of the show. By the time the opening band, Pure Adult, was completing their set, the onlookers had gathered and condensed, gravitating towards the front to absorb the buzzing energy generated by the band.