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Tuesday, October 4th - 11:59pm
Posted on 9/30/2016

Tune in to Midnight Express on Tuesday, October 4th @ 11:59PM as DJ Sparkle Motion celebrates the 80th birthday of minimalist composer Steve Reich! In the early days of his career, Reich spent time in the Bay Area, driving a cab, composing soundtracks for experimental films, and working with the San Francisco Tape Music Center along with Terry Riley, Morton Subotnick, and others.

Photo of group Kikagaku Moyo
Sunday, October 16th - 3:00pm
Posted on 9/28/2016

Take an audio voyage to the beyond on Sunday, October 16th @ 3PM, when DJ Home Alone hosts Japanese psych group, Kikagaku Moyo, for a mind-expanding live performance and interview. On their fourth full length album, House In The Tall Grass, the band successfully melds the delicate beauty of folk with an explorative Krautrock driven groove. Tune in and drop out!

Photo of artist Tobacco
Monday, October 10th - 4:30pm
Posted on 9/28/2016

Join DJ ((echoplex)) on Monday, October 10th @ 4:30PM when he hosts the mind-melting assault of Pittsburg based artist, Tobacco, for a live performance and interview. Formed from warped VHS tapes, blasted out space beats, and vocoder mutated vocals, Tobacco is a force of nature not to be missed!

Photo of Con Brio
Thursday, October 6th - 1:30pm
Posted on 9/28/2016

Dynamic Bay Area based soul/funk/R&B band, Con Brio, will drop by the KALX studios on Thursday, October 6th @ 1:30PM for a special live performance and interview hosted by DJ Mark-O-Matic! Tune in and hear a preview of the band's infectious sound before they headline The UC Theatre in Berkeley on Friday, October 14th.

Photo of Pierce Gordon
Friday, September 30th - 12:00pm
Posted on 9/28/2016

On Friday, September 30th @ noonMethod to the Madness host Niklas Lollo interviews UC Berkeley PhD candidate Pierce Gordon, who researches and practices in "Design for Development." Pierce works on the evaluation of innovation for global development issues. He co-leads the Design Thinking for Social Impact community of Professor Alice Agogino's BEST Lab, by investigating design practice across disciplinary and geographic contexts.

VASAS artwork
Saturday, October 1st - 9:00pm
Posted on 9/27/2016

Tune in to KALX Live! on Saturday, October 1st @ 9PM to hear a live in-studio performance by VASAS!

Friday, September 30th - 9:00pm
Posted on 9/23/2016

Tune in on Friday, September 30th @ 9PM to hear guest-DJ Last Will interview Frank Portman during DJ Alisa's show! Dr. Frank is a former KALX DJ and the leader of the Mr. T Experience, the band that inspired the late 1980s East Bay pop punk scene from which Green Day emerged. He is also the author of the young adult novel King Dork. Frank and MTX are releasing "King Dork, Approximately," a new novel and album.

Nick Burnett doing field work. Photo credit: Rosemary Romero
Tuesday, September 27th - 9:00am
Posted on 9/21/2016

Join us for a new episode of The Graduates on Tuesday, September 27th @ 9AM as we speak with biologist Nick Burnett about his work in biomechanics. Nick is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. His research focuses on the biomechanics of intertidal sea kelp in the Pacific Ocean, and more specifically, what makes them able to survive in such a tumultuous environment. During the interview, Nick also talks about applying his research to other things that tangle, such as hair, and what it's like when your field site is in the ocean. 

Photo of Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes
Thursday, September 22nd - 6:30pm
Posted on 9/20/2016

Join DJ Meaty Paws on Thursday, September 22nd @ 6:30PM when he hosts Prairie Home Companion favorites, Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes for an in-studio performance and interview! Through masterful vocal harmonies, finger style guitar work, and powerful fiddle playing, the West Virginian duo create old-time, Appalachian inspired music with a modern twist.

Message from the City and County of San Francisco
Friday, September 23rd - 12:00pm
Posted on 9/19/2016

On the next Method to the MadnessSeptember 23rd @ noon, host Lisa Keifer interviews Jamie Brooks, the United States-based campaign manager for the Think Beyond the Pump campaign in partnership with the Canadian effort Our Horizon.