10 August 2017

Hippies - Airs Aug 16th

Hippies from Hearing Voices
The so-called "Summer of Love" is celebrating its golden anniversary. In this episode, the tuned in and turned on Barrett Golding takes a walk on the wild side and a stroll down memory lane. We'll hear interviews with Merry Pranksters, advice from Timothy Leary, The Beautiful People remixing Jimi Hendrix, warnings on the evils of acid, and Spiro T. Agnew speaking out. Plus, Johhny Depp conjures Hunter S. Thompson, and Ceil Muller explores Haight Street in the early 90s, looking for remnants of the 1960s. Outtasight!

08 August 2017

The Creation of Pink Floyd - Airs Aug 9th

Creation: The Early Years of Pink Floyd from Joyride Media
Pink Floyd experienced a lot of growing pains in its early years. Founding member and drummer Nick Mason walks us through the formation of the group and its steady evolution from 1965 to 1972. From the contributions and eventual firing of frontman Syd Barrett, to being banned by the BBC on its first single, to creating avant garde theater - there's a lot of history behind the band before it broke out worldwide with the smash album "Dark Side of the Moon." Craig Bailey of the radio series "Floydian Slip" hosts this one-hour special filled with funny stories and rare recordings.

01 August 2017

Weather Reports - Airs Aug 2nd

The Halloween Blizzard of '91: A Mix Tape in 6 Songs and 2 Feet of Snow from Minneculture
How can you forget that one Halloween in your life which came with two feet of snow? Marylander Britt Aamodt was studying biology at Gustavus Adolphus College when a record snowstorm blasted its way into her life. She wasn't alone in experiencing the legendary Halloween Blizzard of 1991, a storm that closed schools, shuttered stores and workplaces, and left an indelible memory on those who endured it.

The Whether Diaries from Radio Netherlands and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 
Two women on opposite sides of the world keep audio diaries over the course of a single week. One in Amsterdam mentally preparing for the cold gloom of Holland's approaching winter, the other bracing for the extreme heat of an Australian summer in Sydney. In a world where information and people are highly mobile, how do place and landscape ground our wandering wondering thoughts? The local weather shapes their days, moods, and states of mind. We'll hear their intimate "what if" questions, regrets, and reflections. Written, performed, and produced by Dheera Sujan and Sherre Delys with sound engineering from Russell Stapleton.

24 July 2017

The Suburbs + Flamin' Oh's - Airs July 26th

The Suburbs Live from Minnesota
Founded in 1977, The Suburbs helped launch the punk rebellion that later became known as the Minneapolis Sound. Their quirky, humorous new-wave punk style crafted the vibe for many local clubs including the infamous Jay's Longhorn. We caught them at First Avenue in 2017 playing classics such as "Love is the Law" and "Rattle My Bones" plus the more recent "Turn The Radio On." Featuring original keyboardist and singer Chan Poling with original drummer Hugo Klaers, The Suburbs are joined by some relative newcomers. We greet Stevie Brantseg and Jeremy Ylvisaker playing guitars, Steve Price on bass, Janey Winterbauer provides backup vocals, Max Ray on saxophone, Rochelle Becker on Baritone Sax, and Stephen Kung on horns and keys. This show was recorded by Mike Birrenbach, mixed by Steve Price, and produced by Tom Garneau for KFAI's Minneculture.

Flamin' Oh's Live from Minnesota 

A Twin Cities punk-pop staple from the 80's, the Flamin' Oh's began life as the band Flamingo. A threatened lawsuit lead to the name change and the Flamin' Oh's were born. Early hits from this show include "Stop" and "I Remember Romance." Recorded live at The Turf Club in Saint Paul by Tom Garneau. The Flamin' Oh's are Robert Wilkinson on guitar and vocals, Bob Burns on keyboards and vocals, Terry Isachsen on guitar, Jenny Case on bass guitar and vocals, and Sean Sauder on drums.


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19 July 2017

The World Live and Live from Minnesota - Airs July 19th

Chris Bruhn and Kyle Fosburgh from Live from Minnesota
Performing at the Warming House in Minneapolis, Christoph Bruhn and Kyle Fosburgh showcase their original blend of folk and Americana styles. You'll hear a variety of guitar picking techniques as these songwriting composers trading tunes throughout the performance. KFAI's Daniel Zamzow produced the show, which includes interviews with the performers as well as Brianna Lane, manager of the Warming House.

Other Country Quartet from The World Live!
How would you like to travel around the world and never leave Minnesota? The James J. Hill Center and KFAI teamed up to help you do just that. This recording of "The World Live!" concert series features Other Country Quartet, a group that offers an eclectic mix of styles on traditional Middle Eastern acoustic instruments. Other Country Quartet features David Stenshoel, Scott Nieman, Greg Herriges, and Stephen Spaise. KFAI's Tom Garneau produced and mixed this concert.

12 July 2017

All About Charlie Parr - Airs July 12th

Charlie Parr Live from Minnesota
Although Charlie Parr calls Duluth home, the legendary Minnesota folk singer rarely lays his head there. He's more often touring, sleeping in his car, and singing at bars, county fairs, and in this "Live from Minnesota" performance, at the historic Paramount Theatre in Austin, Minnesota. Along the way, we’ll hear Mr. Parr speak about his songwriting process, his technique and instruments of choice, and of life on the road. Concert recorded for KFAI's Minneculture by Tom Garneau and produced by Dan Zamzow.

05 July 2017

Somali Week MN - Airs July 5th

Dalmar Yare and Bob's Band recorded for Live from Minnesota
In this "Live from Minnesota" performance, Somali singer Dalmar Yare and Bob’s Band perform at the Cedar Cultural Center. The show concluded the 2016 Somali Week festival in Minneapolis. Both Dalmar and bandleader Bob Stacke spoke with KFAI producer Daniel Zamzow about their collaboration, the stories in their songs, and the dynamics of this one-of-a-kind band in the Twin Cities. The beginning of this program features their performance of the Somali national anthem.

Waayaha Cusub recorded for Live from Minnesota
To Minnesota by way of Somalia, Nairobi, London and the Netherlands, Waayaha Cusub emphasizes nonviolence and social justice themes in its hip-hop. Presented at the Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud, Minnesota, in association with The Cedar Cultural Center and the Midnimo project. Produced and mixed by Tom Garneau, recorded by Frank Grether.