News Archive

Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse.
Posted on 1/23/2023

Photos by Joanne Park and review by Salma Sarkis.

Modest Mouse celebrated the 25th anniversary of their album, The Lonesome Crowded West, in Oakland’s Fox Theatre on November 30th. The album was released in 1997, when the members of the band were in their early twenties. Unlike their more recent albums, the tracks themselves have a distinct youthfulness to them, filled with more angst, shouting and confusion.

Michael Goldberg
Tuesday, January 17th - 2:00pm
Posted on 1/16/2023

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).

Morley Loon
Monday, January 16th - 11:59pm
Posted on 1/14/2023

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

Friday, January 13th - 10:30am
Posted on 1/11/2023

On Friday, January 13th @ 10:30AM, Jon The Reptilian interviews Mariam Diakite and Erich Huffaker of Oakland based ensemble, Orchestra Gold.  Tune in to hear about the group's new album, Medicine, and their upcoming album release party on January 20th at Bandcamp in Oakland.

Thursday, February 2nd - 8:00pm
Posted on 1/10/2023

Join the greatest radio station in the world! The next recruitment for KALX volunteers is right around the corner! Come to our information meeting to find out about everything there is to do at the station!

When: Thursday, February 2, 8:00 PM

Where: 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building (VLSB)

Be a DJ! Specializing in alternative music of every genre: rock, punk, electronica, jazz, funk, soul, blues, hip-hop, classical and more!

Flyer for ESG at Great American Music Hall
Friday, January 13th - 1:00pm
Posted on 1/10/2023

For the last time ever, legendary post-punk, post-funk, proto hip-hop, electro, house, no-wave and new wave pioneers, ESG, tour through the Bay Area to play the Great American Music Hall in SF on January 14th.  Tune in on Friday, January 13th @ 1PM to hear Nickel Hardaway speak with singer // guitarist, Renee Scroggins, about the band's last U.S.

Monday, January 9th - 4:00pm to Monday, January 23rd - 4:00pm
Posted on 1/9/2023

For a limited time only, the KALX Live! 2022 RetroSpectacular & New Year’s Eve Countdown is available to stream. 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.  

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.

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!

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