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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.

Joshua and Amy Krage visit Listening Lyrics, Friday April 19, 2019 at 4:00PM

Somehow I think this is going to be epic

“Husband and wife singer/songwriter duo Joshua and Amy Anne Krage had been playing music in and around Sacramento for ten years before ever even meeting, let alone playing music together.  Filling in for members of the same cover band for a private event in October 2013, their first meeting was their first practice together for their first gig together; their first date was just a few days later, and they've been playing together ever since.

     Both members of too many bands to ever be able to list over the years, Amy and Joshua found common ground in versatility.  Amy has sung and Josh has played everything from opera to Steely Dan to '90s grunge to folk pop to roadhouse blues to '50s doo-wop to Chaka Khan-approved funk and more.  Currently also working together in chameleonic Sacramento pop/funk outfit The Pressure Lounge, they decided to make Love + Honey about the lighter side of the art of music, focusing on positive message and powerful melody in both their original songs and cover material choices.

     Equipped with ears for harmonies and hearts for lifting the spirits of whoever's listening, Love + Honey strives to be the brightest spot on the speakers of the collective world.”

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

KDRT Presents Alex Roth Live at Armadillo Music, April 12, 2019 at 6:30PM

Join us for the April 12, Second Friday ArtAbout here at Armadillo Music! KDRT 95.7FM will be hosting a LIVE BROADCAST featuring Alex Roth from 6:30-7:30PM. If you're not able to stop in and enjoy the live music in the store, tune in on the radio or this show will be streamed live on KDRT.org

When discussing steady musical fixtures in the Northern California area, the name Alex Roth rises to the top. Passionate about music, song, and lyrics, he's been able to highlight all three while writing songs and fronting his band, “The West Nile Ramblers. ” A skilled songwriter and gifted performer, Alex also lends his talents to other area bands. A generous soul and a man of many talents, Alex runs his coffee company The Pepper Peddler, and donates his time and talent to many local causes, including KDRT. A longtime community favorite, KDRT and Armadillo Music are excited to see and hear Alex perform solo for the April Davis 2nd Friday ArtAbout.

Dave Nachmanoff and Pamela Cohen to Discuss the upcoming benifit show for the Purple Tree Cafe. Friday April 5 at 3:30PM

In the studio will be Dave Nachmanoff, Pam Cohen and Adair Savoia to talk about this very exciting event.

Award-winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Dave Nachmanoff will perform a benefit concert for Purple Tree Café on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  The benefit will be held at Watermelon Music's concert space, The Melon Ball in Davis, California.  Nachmanoff will perform songs from his soon-to-be-released CD, “Cerulean Sky".  

Purple Tree Café is a local nonprofit with the dual mission of providing employment opportunities to people with disabilities, and bringing people with and without disabilities together through music, art and community. Purple Tree has been employing people with disabilities to make and sell coffee and vegan and wheat-free baked goods at the Davis Farmers Market and other public and private events since April of 2018. They are currently planning toward their goal of opening a brick-and-mortar cafe.

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

Liz Kat (of The Midnight Dip) is in the studio today on Listening Lyrics, March 22, 2019 at 4:00pm

True strength comes from within, like a constant burning furnace that fuels the body and its limbs. Liz Kat, soultress and lead prowess for The Midnight Dip, started the band with a fiery passion and a cacophony of emotions: anger, sadness, love, and everything in between. She wanted to inspire the world and counter the lack of female representation in the local music scene. It was not always sparkles and sass in the life of Liz Kat. She started playing piano when she was seven years old, and only sang when she was alone. Her shyness hindered her from expressing herself musically up until her late teenage years, when she decided to try to play music with other people. Many fears and experiences later and playing in the shadow of men, she’s decided to take the spotlight for the first time. Her messages have a suggestive twist to them to promote body and sex-positivity to women and to confront gender stereotypes. She has sworn transparency, sharing the truth to heal and help. She hopes to inspire others to reclaim their power and share their stories as well.

Special "Live DiRT", with Misner & Smith March 15, 2019 at 3:30PM

The program "Live DiRT" is dedicated to bringing you live performances at various pop-up times to fit the schedule of the artists appearing. 

Hailing from Northern California, Misner & Smith’s music is a combination of soaring vocal harmonies, extremely tight instrumental arrangements, and story-filled, poetic songwriting, adding up to some of the most electrifying music on the scene today. The band’s sound harkens back to the bedrock of american rock & folk, but the diversity of styles and genres are one of the things that set M&S apart. They can shake the walls like a freight train and then quiet the room to a whisper in a single song. With two singers who could easily lead a band independently, Sam and Megan sing with one voice, with music that captures longing and belonging in the same moment. Close your eyes and you’ll be swept up in a sound that you’ll swear is a full band. The combination of musical dexterity and vocal prowess packs a punch that will linger with you for a long time to come.

Animation Discussion on Listening Lyrics, Friday March 15 at 4:00PM

For the last couple of years every Friday at Davis Media (and right next to the KDRT studio) young teens have been participating in an animation class. Well you might have guesed we got to know them a bit and a few months ago I asked them to join me this Friday. So lets listen to what these teens share about animation and also play some of their favorite music.

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