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91.3 KBCS Concert Club Contest: July


July 1, 2015 - 1:01 am

This month Concert Club members can win tickets to a dozen shows, including Steve Earle, Tinariwen, Kasey Chambers, Lee Ritenour, and The Summer Meltdown Festival.

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

Learn more about KBCS Concert Club.


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Top Ten July 20th – 26th:

Weekly Top Ten

July 28, 2015 - 12:12 pm

  1. Melody Gardot Currency Of Man (Verve)
  2. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch)
  3. Jason Isbell Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
  4. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)
  5. Madisen Ward and The Mama Bear Skeleton Crew (Glassnote)
  6. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic)
  7. Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
  8. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  9. Kasey Chambers Bittersweet (Sugar Hill)
  10. The Very Best Makes a King (Moshi Moshi)

Past Top Ten

Seattle’s Fair Trade Music


July 27, 2015 - 3:13 pm

You’ve heard the term fair trade.  It applies to everything from clothing to coffee to chocolate. And to music. Recently in Seattle, local musicians struck a fair trade agreement with some participating music venues and the city to create a set of guidelines for musician pay and equipment standards. Episode 1 - Nate Omdal is a Seattle

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Transgender Experience


July 2, 2015 - 2:42 pm

Caitlyn Jenner hit the cover of Vanity Fair with flair, inspiring public discussion on her journey in gender transition. KBCS highlights some of our local transgender community’s  day to day challenges in healthcare, public safety, and navigating our streets in this five-part series. Episode 1 -Marlo Mack  is a mother of a transgender daughter and

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Music of the Moment for July 2015:

Close Up Needle on Record

June 30, 2015 - 3:23 pm

5 brand new releases we can’t wait to share with you this month:

1. Dustbowl Revival  With A Lampshade On  (Signature Sounds) – This California band could be described as an American roots hootenanny with an added soulful groove.! The music is a little Dixieland Jazz, Soul and Old-Time Folk. So much fun to listen to that you may even put on a lampshade too.

2. Chico Trujillo  Reina de Todas las Fiestas / The Queen of All Parties  (Barbés) – Colombian based band that recorded this album in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and the U.S. They wanted to create a pan-Latin American sound that is still based in the cumbia dance genre, but also incorporates other aspects of the continent’s varied musical culture. From the sounds of it, they were successful in their endeavor.

3. The Deslonde’s  The Deslonde’s  (New West) – New Orleans-based band that captures the classic sound from the old southern Country-Blues recordings. Imagine the rootsy sound of the classic 60’s group, The Band, transplanted to a honky tonk. If you can stay still while listening to ‘Less Honkin’ More Tonkin’ then your ears may be broke.

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Bull Riding

bull rider

June 5, 2015 - 12:28 am

In bull riding, a cowboy is challenged to last 8 seconds on a bucking bull. Professional riders have less than a 50% chance of lasting a full ride. This week, we highlight bull riding through the perspectives of those who live it. Episode 1: Gary Leffew is the 1970 bull riding world champion He’s also

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