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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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Top Ten August 17th – 23rd:

Weekly Top Ten

August 24, 2015 - 11:23 am

  1. Melody Gardot  Currency Of Man  (Verve)
  2. Jason Isbell  Something More Than Free  (Southeastern)
  3. Leon Bridges  Coming Home  (Columbia)
  4. Galactic   Into The Deep  (Provogue)
  5. The Milk Carton Kids  Monterey  (Anti)
  6. Watkins Family Hour  Watkins Family Hour  (Independent)
  7. Who Is John Smith  Go To Fly  (Independent)
  8. The Deslondes  The Deslondes  (New West)
  9. Amy Helm  Didn’t It Rain  (eOne)
  10. The Nightowls  Fame Sessions  (Nine Mile)

Past Top 10

Top Ten August 10th – 16th:

Weekly Top Ten

August 17, 2015 - 11:41 am

  1. Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
  2. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  3. Kasey Chambers Bittersweet (Sugar Hill)
  4. The Deslondes The Deslondes (New West)
  5. Ana Egge Bright Shadow (Grace/Parkinsong)
  6. Galactic Into The Deep (Provogue)
  7. Jason Isbell Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
  8. Eilen Jewell Sundown Over Ghost Town (Signature Sounds)
  9. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)
  10. Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Murmurs (Topic)

Past Top 10

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.

Aging – KBCS Weekly Series


August 12, 2015 - 11:05 am

According to the 2013 national census, people over 65 made up 14% of our population. And it’s no secret that this population is growing rapidly. This week, KBCS explores ageing. Episodes 1 & 2 – Seattle centenarian, and retired law educator, Isidore Starr shares how he navigates aging. Episode 3 –  Adult Care Resources Manager

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Top Ten August 3rd – August 9th:

Weekly Top Ten

August 10, 2015 - 11:12 am

  1. Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
  2. Calexico Edge Of The Sun (Anti)
  3. Joan Shelley Over and Even (No Quarter)
  4. Galactic Into The Deep (Provogue)
  5. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic)
  6. Watkins Family Hour Watkins Family Hour (Independent)
  7. Ana Egge Bright Shadow (Grace/Parkinsong)
  8. Melody Gardot Currency Of Man (Verve)
  9. Amy Helm Didn’t It Rain (eOne)
  10. Nneka My Fairy Tales (Bushqueen)

Past Top Ten

Top Ten July 27th – August 2nd:

Weekly Top Ten

August 3, 2015 - 1:30 pm

  1. Kasey Chambers Bittersweet (Sugar Hill)
  2. Melody Gardot Currency Of Man (Verve)
  3. Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell The Traveling Kind (Nonesuch)
  4. Jason Isbell Something More Than Free (Southeastern)
  5. Leon Bridges Coming Home (Columbia)
  6. Amy Helm Didn’t It Rain (eOne)
  7. Cécile McLorin Salvant For One to Love (Mack Avenue)
  8. The Honeycutters Me Oh My (Organic)
  9. The Milk Carton Kids Monterey (Anti)
  10. Galactic Into The Deep (Provogue)

Past Top Ten

Music of the Moment for August 2015

Close Up Needle on Record

July 31, 2015 - 1:00 pm

5 new releases every music fan should check out:

1. Joan Shelley  Over and Even  (No Quarter) – I like Catherine Irwin’s description of Joan’s voice “she lands on a note like a laser beam on a diamond. Colors fly around the room, and her voice bends between them.” This Kentucky native creates timeless folk music that is so beautiful, it’ll stop you in your tracks, just so you can completely enjoy the essence of its beauty.

2. Watkins Family Hour Watkins Family Hour  (independent) – 13 years ago Sean & Sara started a monthly residency at an LA music club. Various artists would drop in and play with them and over the years such luminaries as Greg Leisz, Don Heffington, Benmont Tench and Sabastian Steinberg became an integral part of the “family”. This album captures their pure joy of creating music together. The songs are mostly in the Country/Americana vein but aren’t completely polished up to perfection, so you can still hear the dust on the record.

3. Shelby Lynne I Can’t Imagine (Rounder) – Her 13th album finds Shelby continuing to merge her musical influences -  Southern Soul, Crescent City R&B and California Country – all brought together by her pop sensibility. Well written songs, exquisitely sung and produced, there is much to appreciate on this release.

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91.3 KBCS Day at Crossroads farmers’ market


July 31, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Join us at Crossroads farmers’ market in Bellevue, Tuesday, August 25th.

Sonya Green will be there, broadcasting live from 3p to 5p.

The first 1,000 visitors will receive a free KBCS grocery tote. [We regret to report that our totes fell victim to the shipper's weather delays. We will make them available to Crossroads farmers market visitors on September 1st.]

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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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