PopeAlopes visit KDRT Friday Feb. 24, 2017 at 4:00PM

Pete and John of the PopeAlopes will be in the studio to talk about all things PopeAlopes including the Davis/Sacramento music scene in the 80's and 90's. We will also discuss the famed Olive Pit (ground zero for Davis music circa 1986-1989), in fact, the picture shown is the band in that studio. PopeAlopes was formed in 1985 by UC Davis students Pete Lohstroh, Steven Dueker, Robert Wurz and John Nelson. The band played dark, loud, reverb-drenched music with intertwining guitar arrangements like their trailblazing heroes in The Dream Syndicate and Thin White Rope. A series of demo recordings led to their first LP, An Adder's Tale, produced by True West's Russ Tolman. The band launched a US Tour and followed with other releases including Kerosene and Cavalcade. They also released and EP on Helter Skelter Records. After a lineup change saw drummer John Nelson leaving the band, they released 1999's Chrome Canary before disbanding in 2001. 2004 saw the release of the out take compilation Yolo County Line. Visit the PopeAlopes on Facebook at YouTube Channel has a few videos from local access and live in concert >

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Jazz After Dark February 21 2017

Tonight on Jazz After Dark: Some old-fashioned jazz orchestras and vocals, plus remembering Larry Coryell in the second half of the program.

  • Nancy Wilson
  • Woody Herman & His Orchestra
  • Count Basie & His Orchestra
  • Benny Carter & Oscar Peterson Trio
  • Lionel Hampton & Axel Zwingenberger
  • Rosemary Clooney With Bing Crosby
  • Fred Astaire
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Kenny Burrell
  • Larry Coryell -- 1974
  • Larry Coryell -- 1992
  • Larry Coryell -- 2004
  • Eriko Ishihara
  • Sue Palmer
  • Pat La Barbera & Don Thompson

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Divine Intervention Strikes - Feb 20

We'll be a little less scattered for this edition of Divine Intervention as our hearts and minds focus on sending positive musical energy to our sistren and brethren in Sweden. And, yes, Vinyl Vespers is packed and on it's way to the studio--a joy-y, rain-ful pick for a rainy, rainy, RAINy day. Do tune in, 7-9p PT, only on KDRT.

Austin James Hicks returns to Listening Lyrics Friday Feb. 17th, 2017 at 4:00PM

Back for a second time is Austin James Hicks. Born in Berkeley, CA.he has been playing guitar since he was 8 and singing since 10. Why does he do this? To him its simple but he is still searching for the right words.

"I guess because music is sort of everything. Not everything in sense of it being all I want to do but simply that it sort of feels like it's interwoven so tightly in all aspects of my life that it almost feels silly to talk about it as if it were separate from anything else I do. I like to think that everyone has that in some way with something. But if I were to break it down to simply the act of writing, playing, and performing, it's both what is getting me through this crazy life and what makes this crazy life worth getting through."- from an interview with Federica Buonsante for The Babel Harbinger.

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KDRT LIVE broadcast from Armadillo Music on 2/10/17 at 6:30PM with The Smoke Shovelers

Second Friday ArtAbout with KDRT and Armadillo Music (207 F Street, Davis CA)

Davis, CA - Feb. 10, 2017 at 6:30PM

This months the Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout features the Smoke Shoveler’s performing live at Armadillo Music. The performance will be broadcast live using the KDRT mobile DIRT technology.

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Jack Symes / Nat Lefkoff visit Listening Lyrics, Friday 2/10/17 at 4 PM PCT

Jack Symes is a singer-songwriter from the LA area but has been living in and performing around the Bay for the last 5 years. A solo act, his music embodies a folky, relaxed tone packed with emotional lyrics and a shaky moustache. Symes recently released his debut EP titled “Gargoyles” and is now out on a 3-month long West Coast tour through April. 

Nat Lefkoff: Born and raised in Davis, California, Nat has since toured up and down the West Coast throughout his high school and college careers with a variety of groups and venues. Nat focuses heavily on lyrics and melody as he composes with the goal of creating music that speaks to the experience of being human as we interact with the changing worlds around us.

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