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.
KALX Live will host San Francisco's Luke Sweeney on Saturday, February 4th. Luke first appeared on KALX Live in the ancient age of 2015 giving us a solo set of music from his record Adventure: Us. He's back two albums later with a full band who will need to be packed like a Tetris brink into the studio. - https://www.lukesweeney.com
Tune into Film Close-Ups on Saturday, January 28th @ 5:30PM to hear an interview with Marc Capelle and Dina Maccabee of the musical collective, The Red Room Orchestra. For this year's SF Sketchfest, the collective will perform the music of Twin Peaks and Repo Man at Great American Music Hall on February 2nd and 3rd.
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for a rocking interview with Sarang Shah from the Department of Political Science at UC Berkeley. Sarang is a PhD Student in Political Science with experience in physics, law, journalism, politics, and technology. In our conversation, we look into how his research can shed light on the history of the Consumer Price Index as an economic indicator.
This Saturday, January 28th on KALX Live, Hot Laundry is hosted in-studio by Renée Black. Tune in around 9:30 PM to hear Hot Laundry take over the KALX studios with a live performance + interview. Sending you back to the 1960s bad girl garage band days, Hot Laundry is a San Francisco outfit kicking out a fresh new take on hi-octane rock-n-roll. With hints of Motown, revved up guitars in the vein of MC5, and a heavy dash of delta boogie.
Join Sparkle Motion on Tuesday, January 17th @ 2PM for a conversation with local music journalist and novelist Michael Goldberg, author of two music related books from 2022, "Wicked Game: The True Story of Guitarist James Calvin Wilsey" (HoZac Records and Books) and "Addicted To Noise: The Music Writings of Michael Goldberg" (Backbeat Books).
Tune in at 11:59 pm on January 16th to hear an hour of Canadian Indigenous music on Radio Dunya with the Berkestir. The program will feature some songs sung in Inuit from traditional to folk and also songs about animals, dreams, and the spirit.
Image: Morley Loon, Canadian First Nations musician from Mistissini, Quebec