Album of the Week - Fiery Furnaces "Bitter Tea" - TH 3/5 5P

Fiery Furnaces Bitter Tea cover imageThis week's AotW is "Bitter Tea," the 2006 release by the Fiery Furnaces, a band composed of brother and sister Eleanor and Matt Friedberger. It’s a trippy, inspired piece of work that features a tinny upright piano--dragged from the lounge of a depression-era bordello--functioning as the signature instrument, stitching together the patchwork songs with Matt's speedy little trills. Toss in Eleanor’s high, clipped voice; some moog; backward vocals; and other electronic and studio madness...these kids are really on to something! :> DJ Dug Deep hosts.

Listening Lyrics March 6, 2015 at 4:00PM with Pierre Bensusan

Pierre Bensusan, kdrt, listening lyrics, pieter pastoorComing to us from France is one of the worlds most celebrated guitarist. -  - Described by the L.A. Times as "one of the most unique and brilliant acoustic guitar veterans in the world music scene today", Pierre Bensusan was voted "Best World Music Guitar Player in 2008" by Guitar Player Magazine Readers Choice. His name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented. He has the ability to make a single guitar sound like an entire band as he brings the audience on a mesmerizing musical journey. And yet, Bensusan is more than what any musician or music lover expects from a guitarist. He is a composer as well as a bilingual and a brave improvisational vocalist, melding whistles and resonant low notes with something like his own scat technique.

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Davisville, 2/23/15: Seeking a fast, public broadband network for Davis

Davis Internet imageDavis has commercial, high-speed Internet connections provided by Comcast and AT&T. What would it mean for the town if Davis had a third line, publicly owned, and very, very fast? Several people with deep interest and experience with the Internet are beginning to advance that idea, and on today’s Davisville we talk with two of them: Rob Nickerson, president and part owner of the Davis Internet company Omsoft Technologies, and Doug Walter. Each is part of a new, casual group, Davis Gigabit.

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Splinter Reeds
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Jonny Gold Trio
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Piano Bar w/ Charles Lang
03/05/2015 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
WW1 Museum Night
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Permaculture Circle
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Davis Community Human Rights Lectures
03/05/2015 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Una Chiacchierata
03/05/2015 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
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03/05/2015 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
John Reischman & the Jaybirds
03/05/2015 - 7:30pm
Woyzeck
03/05/2015 - 8:00pm
Poetry Night Reading Series
03/05/2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Trivia Night
03/05/2015 - 9:00pm to 11:00pm
DJ Smilez
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