Saturdays 8pm-Midnight

An unusually diverse, genre-bending program that explores the bridges connecting various styles of music.  Tangents emphasizes world and roots music, and creative jazz hybrids, from Ry Cooder, Lhasa, Zakir Hussain, to The Blind Boys of Alabama.  Listen and call in to identify the Mystery Artist at 10pm (415 841-4134).

Hear the latest broadcast via our Local Music Player page.

Visit the Tangents website for playlists and more details.

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Sat May 10, 2014
Arts & Culture

Natalia M. King . . . featured on tonight's Tangents

Natalia King


Tonight on Tangents, Dore Stein's Tangential mix will include the sounds of Natalia M. King's new album SoulBlazz.


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Tue July 16, 2013
Arts & Culture

Dore Stein: The Anatomy of a Concert

Quentin DuJardin, Sumru Agiryuruyen and Cenk Erdogan

This as an expanded version of an article written by Tangents host Dore Stein published in the Summer 2013 KALW program guide.

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Wed May 15, 2013
Food Donors

We LOVE our Food Donors!

Please support these local businesses and thank them for supporting KALW!

Arizmendi Bakery ~ 1331 9th Ave (Irving/Judah) ~ 415-566-3117

BiRite Market ~ 3639 18th (Dolores/Guerrero) ~ 415-241-9760

Chai Cart ~ 550 Alabama (Mariposa/18th) ~ 415-728-1951

Destination Baking Company ~ 598 Chenery (Glen Park) ~ 415-469-0730

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Wed April 25, 2012
Tangents 4/28

Live on Tangents!

Continuing the spirit of KALW's live folk fest, host Dore Stein offered "Tangential Americana" with guest David Harrington of the Kronos Quartet on this past Saturday's Tangents.  He was guest DJ in the 8 o'clock hour.   The 9pm hour included David and multi-instrumentalist, singer, and Emmy award winning composer Vân-Ánh Vanessa Võ.  (Listen anytime this week via KALW's Local Music Player "Tangents")