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Electric Compost Heap -- Feb. 23, 2024

Tonight at 6 p.m. Pacific on the Electric Compost Heap, host Dug Deep will feature new music from Mary Timony, Australia's Alien Nose Job, and Sacramento's own Th' Losin Streaks, who will be appearing at The Torch Club on March 9. There's also lots of other musical detritus, so be sure you tune in or catch us online at KDRT.org.

Local filmmakers debut Open Country on March 10 at Odd Fellows Hall -- a benefit for KDRT

Open Country is a journey into the roots of American Country music, reclaiming it as the creative musical expression of working people of all colors. Through archival clips, contemporary interviews, performances, and animated graphics, Open Country repositions country music into its rightful place as a people’s music. This film features interviews with Billy Bragg, Mat Calahan, Keith Cary, Davey D, Ryan Davidson, Hazel Dickens, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Alkali Flats, Bairbre Flood, Archie Green, Gerald Haslam, Toshio Hirano, Roger Knox, Jon Langford, Hannah Mayree, Morgan McDow, George Metesky, Yvonne Moore, Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips and Hilary Woodruff.

The filmmakers Glenda Drew and Jesse Drew are longtime advocates for grassroots community media, and have been involved in Davis with the launch of KDRT community radio and with many initiatives for Davis Media Access. We are thrilled to partner with them and the Davis Odd Fellows for this screening on Sunday, March 10 from 6 to 9 p.m. More information is 
available at their website Open Country. Tickets are available online or at the door.

We are very grateful that this event will also serve as a fundraiser for our grassroots station KDRT. "We are offering the film to community organizations, down-home music venues, alternative film spaces, union halls, and grassroots projects," the Drews state, "as a means to spread the word and to help you generate some funds and resources to continue doing the good work you do." 

Divine Intervention – Feb. 16, 2024

Prepare yourself for another edition of Divine Intervention this evening — Friday, Feb. 16, 6 p m. Pacific. Join your hostesse Jess Goddèsse for new releases — including tracks from bands with local roots and ties — old indie chestnuts, some tunes from our Goddess of the Month, and a special Vinyl Vespers spin — only on KDRT 95.7 FM | KDRT.org!

Listening Lyrics returns to the air this Friday, when Joel Daniel will discuss the business of music

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Joel Daniel in the KDRT studio

 

Musicians (artists) are caught between streaming services and the corporatization of music venues. Joel has the details and some answers. Tune in this Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 at 4 p.m., as Listening Lyrics returns to the airwaves.

Divine Intervention – Feb. 2, 2024

Punxsutawney Phil predicts an explosion of new music this evening on Divine Intervention. Join hostesse Jess Goddesse at 6 p.m. Pacific as we attempt to spin the latest from Barbara Manning, Bill Ryder-Jones, Charming Disaster, Eliza McLamb, FRIDA KILL, Hot Garbage, J Mascis, King Dream, PACKS, Sleater-Kinney, Sprints, Ty Segall ... phew ... only on KDRT 95.7 FM | KDRT.org!