Review by Sophia Risin. Photos from Mega Mango.
At War With Heaven goes on a 1-hour auditory adventure spotlighting Persian Metal & Loud Music. Cia Cia La Pirata is hosting this week's show along with special guest co-host Picaro, an expert on Iranian Metal. Our tour-guide Picaro has carefully curated a wide array of sonic delights made by Iranian artists. Musical selections in Farsi and English will be showcased, in sub-genres ranging from the gentle and melodic all the way to the intense and brutal. Tune in for an hour that will celebrate the emotion, struggle, hope and passion of this "outlaw music".
Review & Photos by Shae Lake
As soon as Tianna Esperanza took the stage, the room froze. Doused in purple lights, her long, dark dress and matching hair wrap made her look regal, otherworldly. She wasted no time, immediately launching into a brief rendition of “Backlash Blues” by Nina Simone. “Do you think all us colored folks are just second-class fools?” she crooned into the microphone, gazing out into the audience. And thus, Tianna Esperanza set the tone for the exquisite and intense performances to follow.
Join Excuse My French on Wednesday, March 29th @ 1:30PM to hear a conversation with Nashville based singer-songwriter, Caitlin Rose, ahead of her show at The Fillmore in SF on Friday, March 31st.
On Tuesday, March 28th @ 11AM, Control Issues hosts Bay Area intergalactic, avant-pop artist, Spacemoth, for a live in-studio performance and interview ahead of their Eli's Mile High Club show in Oakland on Saturday, April 1st.
On Sunday, March 26th @ 6:30PM, Berkestir speaks with singer-songwriter and visual artist, Emma Ruth Rundle before her 2 show run at SF's Swedish American Music Hall on March 28th & 29th.
Join Pacifica on Friday, March 24th @ 2PM to hear her recent interview with Nashville based singer-songwriter, Jamiee Harris, ahead of her show at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on March 31st.
Jack The Stripper recently sat down with guitarist // songwriter, Nancy Wilson, of legendary rock band, Heart. Tune in on Friday, March 24th @ 3:30PM to hear about life on the road, Wilson's solo projects, and Heart's recent Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Grammy Awards.
Tune in this Saturday, March 25th @ 9PM for Gloomy June (formerly known as the Y Axes) on KALX Live! hosted by DJ DangerVenture.
Gloomy June is a "moody California pop band" which is comprised of singer Alexi Rose Belchere (she/her), guitarist Devin Nelson (he/they), bassist Jack Sundquist (he/him), and drummer Ash Hyatt (they/them). They're San Francisco locals and this is their second time appearing on KALX live!
On the heels of Chinese New Years and in advance of the upcoming Easter season, the next Midnight Express will feature songs by and about bunny rabbits. Join the Imaginary Radio next Tuesday night March 22 at midnight to hop-around-the-clock.