live music http://kalw.org en Conspiracy of Venus sing http://kalw.org/post/conspiracy-venus-sing <p></p><p>Conspiracy of Venus is an all women’s a cappella vocal ensemble based in San Francisco, California. Under the artistic direction of Joyce Todd McBride, the women of CoV interpret her daring and inventive arrangements of contemporary music, ranging from the classic (Joni Mitchell’s "Big Yellow Taxi"), to the cutting edge (Bjork’s "Possibly Maybe"), with dazzling technical verve and tons of personality. The group’s repertoire also includes works by David Bowie, Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, The Pixies, Bill Withers, Rufus Wainwright, and Roger Miller.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 23:03:36 +0000 Kevin Vance 45538 at http://kalw.org Conspiracy of Venus sing Today's local music: Slim Jenkins http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-slim-jenkins <p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.1875px; white-space: pre-wrap;">If you’re looking for old-style Voodoo Blues and swing, look no further than <a href="http://www.oldtimey.net/slim.htm">Slim Jenkins</a>.</span></p><p><span style="font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.1875px; white-space: pre-wrap;">The group is part of this spring’s <a href="http://www.unionsquarelive.org/">“Swing in the Square” dance and concert series</a>. They play a free show on Wednesday 24, April, at San Francisco’s Union Square. </span></p> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:05:33 +0000 Steven Short 26120 at http://kalw.org Today's local music: Slim Jenkins Today's Local Music: The Famous http://kalw.org/post/todays-local-music-famous <p>That&rsquo;s not Wilco you&rsquo;re hearing, and it&rsquo;s not Tom Waits either, although you might detect elements of both is this song by <a href="http://www.reverbnation.com/thefamous">The Famous</a>.</p><p>They&rsquo;ve been perfecting their &ldquo;raw country meets post punk&rdquo; sound at live shows throughout the Bay Area since 2003.</p><p>You can hear The Famous &nbsp;Sunday, June 24th&nbsp; at 4pm in San Francisco at <a href="http://www.theeparkside.com/">Thee Parkside</a>.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 18:39:29 +0000 Steven Short 12372 at http://kalw.org Today's Local Music: The Famous KALW's On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday 3 to 8 pm http://kalw.org/post/kalws-air-folk-festival-saturday-3-8-pm <p>KALW&#39;s Saturday music hosts join forces to present a five-hour folk extravaganza of continuous live music performed &nbsp;by some of the Bay Area&#39;s finest talent. &nbsp; Enjoy the Scottish fiddling of Alasdair Fraser, the powerhouse vocals of Teresa Trull and Barbara Higbie, the original songs of Caren Armstrong, and the homegrown bluegrass of Them Boys and the Sycamore Slough String Band. &nbsp;Here&#39;s the schedule:</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 00:12:39 +0000 JoAnn Mar 9445 at http://kalw.org KALW's On-Air Folk Festival this Saturday 3 to 8 pm Century-old ballet still pushing boundaries http://kalw.org/post/century-old-ballet-still-pushing-boundaries <p>One hundred years ago, on a late May evening in Paris, an 11-minute ballet so scandalized audiences that it&rsquo;s still making waves today.</p><p>&ldquo;Afternoon of a Faun&rdquo; was choreographed by then-23-year-old Vaslav Nijinsky for the Ballet Russes. The dancers were barefoot and the angular movements of the dance rejected the formal constraints of classical ballet. Then there was the issue of the subject matter, which was overtly sexual in a way that audiences of the time had never seen.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:44:53 +0000 5544 at http://kalw.org Century-old ballet still pushing boundaries