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QuidZin on Listening Lyrics Friday 1/22/16 at 4:00PM

A new band in town is not especially newsworthy, but then this is no ordinary band. QuidZin out of Woodland, CA, has created a unique sound, and that does make it newsworthy. Just for that reason I have the pleasure of hosting them on Listening Lyrics this Friday 1/22. Members are Jim Hillard (brass), Randy Berka (bass), and Naomi Rogers-Hefley (fiddle). Their genre is a mix of jazz, Irish folk, and rock. Listen in as we explore their sound.

 

Album of the Week - Thursday 1/21/16 at 5:00PM - "Tiny Music" by Stone Temple Pilots

 Stone Temple Pilots - Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift ShopMy favorite album by one of the first bands I loved as a young teenager. Scott Weiland's death last month resonated with me the way Bowie and Glen Frey did my parents this past week. (Although those ones matter to me as well). Tiny Music is 41 minutes long, so I'll probably break tradition and play a little Bowie, Motörhead and Eagles to fill our the hour. Justin Cox your host this week

DEAD WAX's new logo says it all. Every Thursday at 6:00PM

DEAD WAXTune in for our weekly vinyl-centric exploration of Americana. Each Episode features a current artist and digs into the roots of their music as we dig through our record stack. Everything from classic country to roots rock and blues. All from the KDRT-LP 95.7 FM community radio station in Davis, California.

 

KDRT LIVE broadcast from Armadillo Music on 1/8/16 at 6:30PM

This month's KDRT Live from 2nd Friday ArtAbout features Davis' own Spangler, performing live from the Armadillo Music stage. Singer/songwriters Helen and Tim Spangler front the band of five musicians, which also includes Scott Katzman and Adam Estell on dueling guitars and Christopher Reilly on drums. Most recently nominated for a SAMMIE (Sacramento Area Music Award) in the folk-rock category, Spangler's songs tell stories of passion and need, triumph and defeat, and the grounded realization that timing is everything. After releasing their second album We're All Fine Here Now, Spangler was featured in the Sacramento News and Review and performed on the headliner's stage at Sacramento Music Festival 2015, opening for Sean Mullins, Eve 6, and Everclear.

Andre Martinez visits Listening Lyrics Friday 1/8/16 at 4:00PM

Music and movies and how they compliment and affect each other. Who better to have someone talk about this than Andre. Andre Martinez started his film career at age 9 with simple LEGO animations he shot in his room. He began doing more serious film work in high school, and has been committed to film production as a career path ever since. He has produced/directed several short films and webisodes, as well as produced/directed a 30-minute feature (Second of Ypres) and a 60-minute feature (Unforgotten). He has two YouTube channels: StealthyNinjaMedia and S Ninja. He is currently a freshman at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles studying film. We will be playing some great movie scores. All Listening Lyric shows are live on Fridays from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.(PST) on KDRT 95.7FM. For those outside the listening area, the show will stream live online at KDRT.org.

Joe Hatamiya appears on Listening Lyrics Friday 1/1/16 at 4:00PM

Trombonist, composer, and B.A.C. Endorsing Artist Jon Hatamiya is one of the most promising trombonists to come out of the Sacramento area and is rapidly making a name for himself on both the New York and California music scenes. He was recognized in the August 1st, 2011 edition of Jet Magazine as the only trombonist on Wynton Marsalis’s list of “Who’s Got Next”, which highlighted the next generation of emerging jazz artists. Jon also received a 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award from ASCAP for his merits as a composer and arranger.

Still early in his career, Jon has already performed with a variety of artists reflecting his wide musical interests, including Dianne Reeves, James Moody, Taylor Eigsti, Stefon Harris, Dave Matthews Band, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, among others, and at venues such as Yoshi’s San Francisco and Oakland, the Jazz Standard in New York, the Blue Whale in Los, Angeles, the Monterey and Montreal Jazz Festivals, Rose Hall and Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, and the Staples Center.

Bagpipes in the Studio 12/18/15 on Listening Lyrics

That's correct: For our last show of 2015, it's all about bagpipes as local bagpipe celebrity Cameron Scott brings his talent to the studio. As a young lad, Cameron took up the bagpipes and even spent some time with a bagpipe band in Scotland. That band won third position in the world during the yearly championships. On top of that, Cameron is an awesome person with a great radio voice. I have been looking forward to this all year. Join us for another great hour!

All Listening Lyric shows are live on Fridays from 4:00PM to 5:00PM.(PST) on KDRT 95.7FM. For those outside the listening area, the show streams live online at KDRT.org . It will also be available for replays in the show archives or as an podcast on iTunes under LISTENING LYRICS.

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Album of the Week - Thursday 12/17/15 at 5:00PM - "Leviathan" by Mastodon

With their 2004 beast, the aptly titled Leviathan, Mastodon finally find their niche as a thinking man's metal band. Blending Voivod's neuro-thrash, Therion's majestic gloom, Morbid Angel's spirit of restless and morphing liquid black melody, and EyeHateGod's Southern rock gone awry, Leviathan is nothing short of supernatural. Evincing a decade's worth of maturity gained in just two short years, Mastodon have authored a bombastic modern interpretation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, the classic metaphor for mortality's eternal (and unwinnable) struggle with divine injustice.