Arts & Culture

4:26pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Marin County artist Tom Killion weaves poetry into his work

This story is set to the music of Bay Area shakuhachi player Masayuki Koga, who runs the Japanese Music Institute of America. It’s from an album called Eastwind. All poetry in this piece can be found in the book Tamalpais Walking, by Tom Killion and Gary Snyder.

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4:25pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

What’s really going on? Youth Radio reinvents Marvin Gaye

turnstylenews.com

Marvin Gaye’s album, What’s Going On, has been called one of the great soul music records of all time. The album was showcased at a 1972 concert at the Kennedy Center in Marvin’s hometown of Washington DC. Last Thursday, the Kennedy Center commemorated that performance with a concert. They also gave one musician the original recording of the song "What's Going On," to re-imagine it in a modern context. That musician was Youth Radio's Brandon McFarland.

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1:49pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Live in-studio performance by local band LoCura

Hear LoCura lead singer Kata Miletich and guitarist Bob Sanders perform "Manzanilla" from their new album, Semilla Caminante, live at KALW studios.

1:04pm

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Tin Cup Serenade

Tin Cup Serenade, a fluid band known for an orbiting line up, will be performing a musical mixture that combines  Tim Pan Alley, Country & Western, and a healthy mix o' the Blues at Virachocha in San Francisco Thursday, May 17th at 8pm. They'll be celebrating the fifth year anniversary of Fog City Blues

 

10:48am

Tue May 15, 2012
Arts & Culture

Bay Area Beats: LoCura

Courtesy of LoCura

The San Francisco band LoCura reflects the Bay's diverse mix of cultures, histories and people through music that surfs genres and shuns labels. Members of the band come from as far away as Spain, and as close as the Mission district. They blend flamenco, Cuban son, reggae, cumbia, ska and more to make their own border-crossing brand of revolutionary party music. With the release of their new album, Semilla Caminante, the band deepens this mixture of musical and political cultures.

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