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KDRT Will Broadcast Opening Night of the Davis Music Fest, June 21, from 4:45 to 10 p.m.

KDRT will present a special Live "DiRT" broadcast of the opening night of this year's Davis Music Festival from 5 to 10 p.m. It will be live and streamed on kdrt.org.

5 p.m. - Bomba Fried Rice

6:15 p.m.  - King Dream

7:30 p.m. - West Nile Ramblers

9 p.m. - Ideateam

Plus live interviews between performances!

Bad Mother Nature visits KDRT June 21 at 4 p.m. (International Music Day)

Friday, June 21, is International Music Day - so let's celebrate with one of Sacramento's premier rock bands: BAD MOTHER NATURE.

Bad Mother Nature, an original band formed in 2016, consists of guitarist/bassist duo Axel Ahrens and Corey Allred, pianist Ryan Allred, and drummer Jon McCann. Inspired by the classic rock titans of the 1960s and '70s, they balance driving guitar-riff work with the nuanced, progressive piano that allows their music to range from soft to rocking - often within the same song.

Their debut EP “Strange Weather,” featuring Colin Curtin on drums, presented a range of styles from the upbeat blues-rock Honey Rider, to the instrumental guitar piece Persephone, to the anthemic ballad I’ll Make You a Thief. UK rock magazine Fireworks profiled the album and the band.

Their latest feature LP “Porcelain Martyr” was released Feb. 8, 2019. A departure from the raw guitar-heavy style of the previous EP, the album is a conceptually thematic overture of progressive rock, utilizing more backing vocals and harmonies, piano-driven riffs, and instrumental experimentation.

This broacast will also be streamed live on kdrt.org.

Laurel Canyon 1965 Was All About The Music, lets go Friday June 14, 2019 at 4:00PM

In three short years (1965 - 1967) Laural Canyon, Hollywood, created a music communty that influenced music around the world. The movie "Echo In The Canyon" is a must see for music lovers. So this weeks listening lyrics will explore those three years. So listen in - relax, close your eyes, open your ears and let us take you back to 1965. 

For those outside of the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

Painted Wind visits Listening Lyrics Friday May 24, 2019 at 4:00PM

"Painted Wind" with Nancy Northrup and Mel Bearns visits us with their musical gifts they loves to share

We are an Americana duo that is steeped in traditional folk, bluegrass, country and blues, with a passion for artfully crafted songs and vocal harmonies.=

Painted Wind was formed out of a trio formerly known as Hickory Hollar. Nancy and Mel found common ground across a panorama featuring many distinct artists and genres and came together with the shared passion of crafting new music, and deftly interpreting classic covers.

This show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

Patrick Van Dyke, Live Music and the Importance of Community Radio, Friday May 17, 2019 at 4:00pm

Patrick Van Dyke can be seen all over Northern California as he absorbs and appreciates live music. So he is my guest this week as we explore his love of music and how community radio helps so many budding artists find a voice and a platform.

If you are out of the listening area this show will be streamed live on kdrt.org

KDRT Fund Raising Event at Sophia's Thai Kitchen Thursday June 20 at 8 p.m., Live Music, No Cover

Special Fundraiser for KDRT at Sophia’s Thai Kitchen, Thursday June 20, 2019, starting at 8 p.m.

Donate now for KDRT here 

Live music will entertain folks on Sophia's outdoor porch. Three awesome acts will help you enjoy your beer, all the while raising some needed funds for KDRT. KDRT prides itself in bringing local voices to the forefront. Stop by, take in the tunes, and “see” some great sounds. The lineup is Roger Kunkel, 8-8:30 p.m.; Calvin Handy/Hot Pursuit 8:45-9:45 p.m.; Didar Singh Khalsa 10-10:30 p.m.

Brotherly Mud Performs at Armadillo Music for 2nd Friday ArtAbout May 10, 2019, 6:30PM

The Davis Second Friday ArtAbout is in for a real treat at Armadillo Music (207 "F" Street, Davis, CA) this week. KDRT presents the band Brotherly Mud. These guys will charm you with their harmonies, enchant you with their music and instruments, thrill you with their stage presence and finally you will fall in love with them because all 4 are super dudes and human beings.

Brotherly Mud is as if the 60's and 70's folk tradition continued into the modern day, taking influence from today's songwriters while respecting yesterday's honesty.

With members graduating from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute, Brotherly Mud respects the art of musical creation through both an educational and deeply human lens.

Constantly working to be true to their artistic spirits, Brotherly Mud is currently touring with their original material all over the West Coast, with shows, radio interviews and the occasional secret performance.

Harry Greer to Play and Discuss music and the Arts Friday May 10, 2019 4:00PM

Harry Greer (HG) is an artist/musician and the founder of the Davis rebel art and music collective known as BRAINMELTER.

BRAINMELTER (at brainmelter.net) is a group of Davis natives dedicated to making Davis/Yolo a haven for the arts and to changing the world through hip art and sick music. Each of the Brainmelters have a completely different style and genre, which means that there’s definitely something for everyone. Hip hop, pop punk, folk rock, cringecore, hardcore, vaporwave, it’s all of it. The whole collective adds up to some fun and colorful local counter culture.

Izaak Opatz on LIVE DIRT this Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:30AM

Izaak Opatz joins us for the truly live POP UP show LIVE DIRT this Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:30AM. Izaak will appear at the Palms Playhouse in Winters, CA  5/9/19

His songs teeter on the edge of sentimental-songwriter’y-sad-n-lonely crap. This is a very tough area for a songwriter to inhabit. Mainly because it’s so easy to get lumped in with the rest of the middle-aged losers down at the Applebee’s open mic (next to the airport). BUT IZAAK DOES IT SO WELL that you actually start making plans to visit Montana and you tell the wife you love her.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on www.kdrt.org

The Outcome in the studio this Friday May 3, 2019 at 4:00PM on Listening Lyrics

The areas premier band "The Outcome" joins Listening Lyrics to preview their brand new CD release.

The Outcome’s unique brand of genre-bending music combines grooving backbeats, melodic bass lines, textural atmospherics, and searing guitar leads to produce the challenging yet palatable songs that define the band’s sound. This Sacramento quartet has made their mark by striking a balance between complexity and listenability. While exerting meticulous focus of their material, Jesse, Andy, Mike, and Quinn refuse to settle or compromise their standards for songwriting. Seeing their music as a catalyst for connection, The Outcome look for ways to bring imaginative new experiences to listeners that manifest emotions and provoke intrigue.

For those outside the listening area this show will be streamed live on KDRT.