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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

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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

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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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Top Ten May 26th – June 1st:

Weekly Top Ten

June 2, 2014 - 12:22 pm

  1. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  2. various  Six Degrees of Brazil, Vol. 2  (Six Degrees)
  3. Brigitte DeMeyer  Savannah Road  (independent)
  4. Mary Gauthier  Trouble & Love  (In The Black)
  5. Sorceress  Dose  (Wonderwheel)
  6. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  7. John Fullbright  Songs  (Blue Dirt)
  8. Zoe Muth  World of Strangers  (Signature Sounds)
  9. Rodney Crowell  Tarpaper Sky  (New West)
  10. La Misa [...]

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Music of the Moment:

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May 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

Music of the Moment:

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

1. John Fullbright  Songs  (Blue Dirt) – If having a talent for brilliant songwriting is an indicator of a successful career, this young man should be a household name by now.  Yes, he is indeed, just that good. [...]

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Top Ten May 19th – 25th:

Weekly Top Ten

May 27, 2014 - 2:15 pm

  1. True North  Elsebound  (independent)
  2. Toumani and Sidiki Diabaté  Toumani & Sidiki  (Nonesuch)
  3. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (Jazz Village)
  4. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  5. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  6. Aloe Blacc  Lift Your Spirit  (Interscope)
  7. Jenny Scheinman  The Littlest Prisoner  (Sony Masterworks)
  8. Run Boy Run  So Sang The Whippoorwill  (independent)
  9. T Sisters  Kindred Lines  (Spruce & [...]

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Top Ten May 12th – 18th:

Weekly Top Ten

May 19, 2014 - 11:52 am

  1. Kelis  Food  (Ninja Tune)
  2. Mexican Dubwiser  Electric City  (Koolarrow)
  3. Cody Chesnutt  Landing On A Hundred: B Sides And Remixes  (Vibration Vineyard)
  4. The Holmes Brothers  Brotherhood  (Alligator)
  5. Bryan Sutton  Into My Own  (Sugar Hill)
  6. Brigitte DeMeyer  Savannah Road  (independent)
  7. Natalia M. King  SoulBLAZZ  (Jazz Village)
  8. John Németh  Memphis Grease  (Blue Corn)
  9. Nikki Lane  All Or [...]

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