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Album of the Week - NEW Garrett Pierce - June 22

The East Bay Express expresses it best: "Garrett pens songs that are literary in style with well-worked lyrics and a voice that soars over dark, ethereal melodies...ranging from raving pop to solemn folk, from Shins-like exuberance to Mark Kozalek's charismatic sadness." Dusk is no exception. Tune in Thursday, June 22, 5-6p, for Album of the Week on KDRT. Jess Goddesse hosts.

 

Divine Intervention Strikes - June 19

This week, Divine Intervention strikes to save us from that anticlimatic DMF hangover. Yes, the 7th annual Davis Music Fest (and KDRT's 2nd annual DMF live broadcast) was good fun for all—so much fun that it's hard to say goodbye. On top of that, unless you are as intrepid as our own photographista Eunah, you likely didn't catch every band on every stage. To remedy this situation on this hotter-than-hades evening, we'll skip Vinyl Vespers tonight (and even skimp a little on the new tunes) simply to revisit assorted savory sounds from several DMF7 artists. Do tune in, 7-9p Pacific, only on KDRT! For visual accompaniment, peruse Eunah's hot photos here!

 

Live DiRT at Davis Music Festival, June 16-18!

Once again, the KDRT Live DiRT crew brings the sounds of the 7th Annual Davis Music Fest to the airwaves. Join KDRT broadcasters for the live-music action:

* The SUDWERKS’s kickoff party on FRIDAY evening, with the Polyorchids, Kaz Mirblouk, The Nickel Slots, and Boca do Rio…

* The K-DiRT Stage at ARMADILLO MUSIC on SATURDAY, with Lillian Frances, Tony Bonacci, Gabe Lewin, Garrett Pierce, Hannah Jane Kile, and Pets…

* The WOODSTOCK’s afternoon party on SUNDAY, with the Golden Gate String Quartet, Be Brave Bold Robot, The Five Thirty, and the West Nile Ramblers.

In addition to broadcasting the musical acts from these fine venues, an expanded Live DiRT crew will roam the streets of downtown Davis on Saturday, collecting interviews, sounds, and samples from across the festival for sharing over the air and social media. See you at DMF7!

Divine Intervention Strikes - June 12

Divine Intervention strikes once again at 7p PT on KDRT. This week, we plan on some brand new tunes, including the latest RAWK from '68 and Shred Flintstone, new pop from Palehound, and some wonderful electronic weirdness via new releases from Com Truise and JNTHN STEIN. Our Vinyl Vespers feature looks groovy but is not quite as obscure as we might like. We'll give it a spin during our weekly worship, see where it takes us, hope for the best. Do tune in.

Divine Intervention Strikes - May 8

Man, look at all the KEYS on that thing -- that sure is one big organ, and it's sure to be featured during Vinyl Vespers on Divine Intervention, airing this evening from 7 to 9p on KDRT. Extending far beyond big organs, there will be much new music -- maybe even more than last week, if that's humanly possible. We'll probably start with rock/pop but who knows where we'll end... Tune in and groove.

Album of the Week - Dengue Fever "Escape from Dragon House" - TH May 4

We can't say it better than Pitchfork did back in 2005, when Dragon House hit the shelves: "L.A.-based band fold Ethiopian touches into a Cambodian style of pop heavily influenced by classic American surf rock and Nuggets-era garage-psych." That about sums it up. Tune in, 5-6p PT, for Dengue Fever on AotW! @JessGoddesse hosts.

 

Divine Intervention Strikes - May 1

You know we didn't play enough new music last time 'round on Divine Interventionand so we'll attempt to make up for that in spades this week. We have SO much new music across genres, if you don't hear something new at least once (or so) per set, then we're not doing our divine task, and you can feel free to holler at the hostesse in the comments. Along with all this newfound fun, we'll "tempt" you with Vinyl Vespers, a'course. Do tune in, 7-9p PT, only on KDRT.