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 Friday, February 24th @ 12:30PM Babu speaks with NYC based artist, Junglepussy, ahead of her Noise Pop Festival appearance at The New Parish in Oakland on Sunday, February 26th.
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.
Review and photos by Chris LeBoa
Jazz guitar legend Calvin Keys stops by KALX Live! for an in-studio performance and interview this Saturday, Feb 11th at 10pm with host DJ Nickel Hardaway. Keys has been a staple of the Bay Area jazz scene for nearly 50 years, first recording for Oakland's eminent Black Jazz label. Since relocating in 1975, he has played in countless live and recorded sessions in and around the area, on top of teaching and mentoring at Jazz Camp West and the Oakland Public Conservatory.
Tune in on Thursday February 9th at 11:59pm for our bimonthly show , Why Baby Why, KALX's County and Roots music show. The Berkestir will feature songs written by the late, great, singer-songwriter Ian Tyson, known as the Prince of Canada . In the 1960's, Ian was part of the folk duo Ian and Sylvia. Sylvia was Ian's wife at the time. In 1969, they went to Nashville and started one of the 1st country rock bands, The Great Speckled Bird. Ian then went solo in the 70's for the next 40 plus years, in the Western Cowboy story song vein.