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Junior Boys
Posted on 1/27/2023

Review by Mia Call and photos by Ashlyn Reynolds

Red Room Orchestra
Friday, January 28th - 5:30pm
Posted on 1/27/2023

 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.

Sarang Shah
Tuesday, January 31st - 9:00am
Posted on 1/27/2023

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.

Snail Mail at the UC Theater
Posted on 1/26/2023

Review by Ava Bourdeau, photos by Sophia Risin.

On Friday, January 21, the first night of the Homesick Festival took place at the UC Theatre. Boasting a lineup of six artists, attendees were able to enjoy everything from angsty hardcore to soft sadgirl indie.

hot laundry band photo
Saturday, January 28th - 9:30pm
Posted on 1/26/2023

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.

Ernesto Diaz-Infante and Marjorie Sturm
Monday, January 30th - 8:30pm
Posted on 1/26/2023

Tune in on Monday, January 30th @ 8:30PM when Amazing Grace hosts San Francisco based musician, Ernesto Diaz-Infante, for an in-studio performance and interview.  Joining Ernesto will be filmmaker and flautist, Marjorie Sturm.

Best of Week
Monday, January 23rd (All day) to Sunday, January 29th (All day)
Posted on 1/24/2023

Another edition of KALX's Best Of Week is happening now! Tune in to KALX January 23rd through January 29th to join your favorite DJs as they spin all the music that got us through 2022. 

View BEST OF 2022 lists and past lists HERE!



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