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91.3 KBCS Concert Club Contest: September


August 29, 2015 - 1:01 am

This month, a KBCS Concert Club member will win tickets to over a dozen upcoming shows, including Brandi Carlile, Milk Carton Kids, Lianne La Havas, Edgar Meyer & Christian McBride, and Of Montreal!

If you’re not a Concert Club member you can still enter to win.

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Top Ten August 24th – August 30th:

Weekly Top Ten

August 31, 2015 - 10:30 am

  1. Leon Bridges  Coming Home  (Columbia)
  2. Calexico  Edge Of The Sun  (Anti)
  3. The Deslondes  The Deslondes  (New West)
  4. Melody Gardot  Currency Of Man  (Verve)
  5. Nneka  My Fairy Tales  (Bushqueen)
  6. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin  Lost Time  (Yep Roc)
  7. Jason Isbell  Something More Than Free  (Southeastern)
  8. Watkins Family Hour  Watkins Family Hour  (Independent)
  9. Galactic  Into The Deep  (Provogue)
  10. Lianne La Havas  Blood  (Nonesuch)

Past Top 10

Music of the Moment for September 2015

Close Up Needle on Record

August 28, 2015 - 2:12 pm

5 new releases every music fan should check out:

1. The Bellfuries Workingman’s Bellfuries (Hi-Style) – This Austin quartet has been around for a while and this CD may finally bring them some well-deserved national attention. If you are a fan of early rock and roll, Sun Records, rockabilly or swing you will want to check this band out. Or if just like to get up and spontaneously dance, this album is definitely up your alley.

2. Lindi Ortega Faded Gloryville (Last Gang) – 4th full album from Lindi finds her almost contemplative. It reminds me a bit of Waylon’s Dreaming My Dreams period when some of the gasoline had burned off and the flames were burner lower, but perhaps hotter. Musically, however, I more inclined to compare this to the great country soul of the 70s from Bobby Charles, Jeannie C. Riley, and Charlie Rich with maybe a little Robert Gordon thrown in there for good measure. In short this album is perfect. {Review by Iaan Hughes]

3. The Nightowls Fame Sessions (Nine Mile) – The title of the album hints at where this 10-piece band recorded this new CD. In Detroit’s FAME Studios. The music is in the pocket old school 70s R&B/Soul.

4. Jason James Jason James (New West) – Debut record for this Texan. Jason is a former rocker who fell in love with classic country music. He isn’t reinventing the wheel but he is a great example of why the wheel doesn’t always need to be reinvented.

5. Nattali Rize & Notis New Era Frequency (One Rebel Creative) – Nattali is known for being the frontwoman of the Australian roots band Blue King Brown. Her first solo recording is roots reggae performed by the duo Notis. Her lyrics showcase her ongoing commitment to conscious raising about people and the world around them.

Last Month’s Top 3 Releases:

1. Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
2. Jason Isbell Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
3. Melody Gardot Currency of Man (Verve)

Songs of Wao


August 27, 2015 - 7:18 pm

The songwriters of Bushwick Book Club are back with a new season of inspiring, literary concerts. It kicks off September 25th at Dusty Strings with an evening of original songs inspired by the Pulitzer Prize winning novel The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz.

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Best-of Thom Hartmann Today

Thom Hartmann Program - Blog

August 20, 2015 - 9:29 am

Thom Hartmann Program is moving to a new facility. Until they get their new studios up and running they will be airing encore broadcasts.

Phone Volunteers needed in September


August 14, 2015 - 9:26 am

KBCS is listener-supported, public radio. The vast majority of our operating budget comes directly from listeners. To raise that support, we hold on-air membership drives each year, as well as year-round membership relations. We are always in need of volunteers to help answer phones and take pledges during pledge drives.

Sign up for volunteer shifts on our page.

Seattle and Affordable Housing


July 30, 2015 - 3:13 pm

The Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) rolled out earlier this month.  Since then, a lot buzzes around Seattle’s proposed zoning changes, tenant’s rights and interests and access to home ownership. This week’s series looks at some background on the HALA  report and on Seattle’s movement for rent control. Episode 1, 2 & 3 - Jonathan Grant

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