Join DJ Velvet Einstein on Sunday, January 29th @ 1:30PM when he interviews Iranian-American contemporary classical music composer, pianist and educator based in San Francisco, Sahba Aminikia! Tune in to hear about Amininkia's current role in the upcoming 2017 Kronos Festival along with samples of the composer's most recent work.
On Friday, January 13th @ noon, Method to the Madness host Niklas Lollo interviews Bike East Bay Executive Director Renee Rivera, who works toward a vision where "bicycles are well integrated into the transportation system and are a key part of our thriving communities." On the show, we traverse the history of bicycling advocacy, discuss Bike East Bay's recent efforts towards inclusive and accessible biking, and take a look at how bicycling advocacy can fit with
From the Meters to Eater, from Gloria Jones to Swell Maps, handclaps are the percussive sound in so many songs that slay. It's one of DJ I Don't Karen's musical obsessions, chronicled on her Songs with Handclaps blog. Tune in to Midnight Express on Tuesday, January 24th @ 11:59PM to hear her play some of her favorite handclap songs.
Tune in to your mighty KALX 90.7FM between Monday, January 16th and Sunday, January 22nd to hear your favorite DJs spin their favorite releases of 2016. Check out the current lists here!
Tune in on Wednesday, January 11th @ 11AM when DJ Sex 14s hosts Bay Area dynamic duo, Amendola vs. Blades, for an in-studio performance and interview! Together, Scott Amendola (drums) and Wil Blades (organ) conjure up a variety of styles ranging from swingin' old school jazz and funk to rock and more experimental sounds. Every performance is an adventure for both the audience and the band.
Bay Area based comedian and political satirist, Will Durst, drops by the KALX studios on Wednesday, December 28th @ 11AM to talk with DJ Sex 14s! Durst is currently performing in The 9th Annual Big Fat Year Kiss Off Comedy Show that vows to lampoon, satirize, mock, scoff, scorn, taunt, tease, rib, and ridicule the people and events of the past year.
DJ Carnacki recently spent some time with Drew Daniel and Martin Schmidt from experimental electronic music project, Matmos! Together they discussed the duo's new album, Ultimate Care II, Martin's solo work, and revisited Drew's olden days as a KALX DJ. Tune in on Tuesday, December 20th @ 10PM to hear the interview.
Tune in to KALX Live! on Saturday, December 24th @ 9PM for a live musical performance by Stranger Than Fact! Xaina is a multi-instrumentalist weirdo with a tendency to dive into strange sonic contortions with a firestorm of heavy strumming and finger spasms. Surrealist melodies that will catch you off guard and songs to enlighten and make you a happier person in general.