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Join us at Bellevue Arts Fair Weekend


July 8, 2014 - 4:33 pm

Starting July 25th, hundreds of artisans converge on downtown Bellevue for a weekend of craft, community, food and fun.

KBCS is a proud sponsor the BAM ARTSfair, the 6th St Fair, and Bellevue Festival of the Arts.

Visit the 91.3 KBCS Stage sponsored by Bellevue College at [...]

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Top Ten June 30th – July 6th:

Weekly Top Ten

July 7, 2014 - 11:41 am

  1. Playing For Change  PFC3: Songs Around the World  (Timeless)
  2. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  3. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens  Cold World  (Daptone)
  4. Zoe Muth  World of Strangers  (Signature Sounds)
  5. Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison  Our Year  (Premium)
  6. Jacob Bain & Publish The Quest  A Thousand Kinds Of Gold  (independent)
  7. The Delines  Colfax  [...]

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Top Ten June 23rd – 29th:

Weekly Top Ten

June 30, 2014 - 11:20 am

  1. Los Hacheros  Pilon  (Chulo)
  2. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  3. Keb’ Mo’  Bluesamericana  (independent)
  4. Taylor McFerrin  Early Riser  (Brainfeeder)
  5. various  Playing For Change 3: Songs Around the World  (Timeless)
  6. Quantic  Magnetica  (Tru Thoughts)
  7. Seth Walker  Sky Still Blue  (Royal Potato Family)
  8. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  9. José James  While You Were Sleeping  (Blue Note)
  10. Melaza  [...]

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Music of the Moment:

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June 27, 2014 - 3:21 pm

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

1. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog) – It’s taken a bit of time, but Eden is finally receiving the recognition she deserves with her 4th release.  The music on this disc incorporates blues, jazz, soul and gospel, but it’s her voice [...]

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African American Music Appreciation Month

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June 26, 2014 - 10:24 am

June is African American Music Appreciation Month. We feature KBCS in-studio interviews from Music + Ideas host, Sonya Green and the Caravan host, John Gilbreath with remarkable new and seasoned musicians. You’ll hear segments of KBCS interviews with Ethiopian, San Francisco based music artist Meklit Hadero, R&B Band, Mint Condition, Kenyan American artist, Naomi Wachira, [...]

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Top Ten June 16th – 22nd:

Weekly Top Ten

June 23, 2014 - 11:22 am

  1. T Sisters  Kindred Lines  (Spruce & Maple)
  2. Rodney Crowell  Tarpaper Sky  (New West)
  3. Thievery Corporation  Saudade  (ESL)
  4. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  5. Keb’ Mo’  Bluesamericana  (independent)
  6. Johnny Clegg  Best, Live & Unplugged at the Baxter Theatre, Cape Town  (Appleseed)
  7. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin  Common Ground  (Yep Roc)
  8. Quantic  Magnetica  (Tru Thoughts)
  9. Zoe [...]

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Top Ten June 9th – 15th:

Weekly Top Ten

June 16, 2014 - 11:07 am

  1. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  2. Quantic  Magnetica  (Tru Thoughts)
  3. Red Molly  The Red Album  (independent)
  4. Bryan Sutton  Into My Own  (Sugar Hill)
  5. Queen Esther  The Other Side  (independent)
  6. tUnE-yArDs  Nikki Nack  (4AD)
  7. John Fullbright  Songs  (Blue Dirt)
  8. Eliza Gilkyson  The Nocturne Diaries  (Red House)
  9. Zoe Muth  World of Strangers  (Signature Sounds)
  10. Grieves  Winter [...]

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Top Ten June 2nd – 8th:

Weekly Top Ten

June 9, 2014 - 2:23 pm

  1. True North  Elsebound  (independent)
  2. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  3. tUnE-yArDs  Nikki Nack  (4AD)
  4. Greyhounds  Accumulator  (Ardent)
  5. Glen David Andrews  Redemption  (Louisiana Red Hot)
  6. The Impellers  My Certainty  (Légére)
  7. Ilhan Ersahin’s Wonderland  The Other Side  (Nublu)
  8. Eden Brent  Jigsaw Heart  (Yellow Dog)
  9. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  10. various  Six Degrees of Brazil, Vol. 2  (Six Degrees)
  11. [...]

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KBCS ZooTunes Sweepstakes

June 5, 2014 - 2:24 pm


The 2014 Summer Fund Drive is over and the winner of our Zootunes Sweepstakes will be announced soon. Best of luck to everyone who donated $35 or more to enter the Sweepstakes!

A lucky KBCS listener will receive a pair of VIP tickets to the entire [...]

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World Cup fever around Puget Sound


June 3, 2014 - 11:50 am

The 2014 FIFA World Cup runs June 12th through July 13th.

Check our listing of where to watch World Cup games in the Seattle area. Play in our World Cup bracket challenge league. Learn about Brazilian culture.

Occurring once every four years, the soccer tournament features 32 national teams, all champions of [...]

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