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Album of the Week - NEW Ty Segall - TH Feb 02


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This week we'll hear the brand spankin' new self-titled release from California's own Ty Segall. Musically brilliant, prolific, and busy, Segall works solo as well as with the fine bands Fuzz, Broken Bat, and GØGGS, and he's a former member of Sic Alps and others. At live performances nowadays, you'll find him backed by the Freedom Band, which comprises  Mikal Cronin on bass, Charles Moothart on drums, Emmett Kelly on guitar, and Ben Boye on piano. Tune in Thursday, February 2, 5-6 p.m. PT. Jess Goddesse hosts. 

Divine Intervention Strikes - Jan 23


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Divine Intervention is about to strike the KDRT airwaves. This week, we'll dive again into the January 2017 releases...we'll rock a little, dance a little, love a little, laugh a little... Well, maybe we'll laugh (or cry) a lot over this week's "Vinyl Vespers" feature. Or, then again, maybe it's an amazing and rare find that we can enjoy together, acknowledging that we can't always judge a record by its cover. 

Divine Intervention Strikes - Jan 16


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Look at us, all prepared and ready to air with 90 minutes to spare! That's right, coming up at 7p sharp, Pacific time, it's a well-organized if not well-planned edition of Divine Intervention. We have some brand-new rock, pop, and more -- 2017 releases, no less -- along with some funk and some junk, and of course our "Vinyl Vespers" feature of the evening, pictured here, filed under the category of "Here's someone who didn't die in 2016!"...and ain't he just dreamy. :>

Divine Intervention Struck - Jan 9


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Yes, it happend, it was week there'll be another one. If you missed this week's edition of Divine Intervention, the replay and playlist are available here. And, yes, our "Vinyl Vespers" feature really was Up with People!, featuring some inspiring cover-art testimonials from no less than the likes of John Wayne, Pat Boone, and Walt Disney. You're welcome. :>

Divine Intervention Struck - M 12/12


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Well, SOMEone was a little slow on the draw this week, didn't get a blog post up in time to announce this week's installment of Divine Intervention. But that's OK, because the Internet is like a freaking TIME MACHINE. That's right, through the miracle of modern technology, you can still here this week's DI as a podcast here. Why should you do that? Well, just look at this week's Vinyl Vespers feature. Right? Right!

"Divine Intervention" Strikes, Nov 14, 7-9p PT

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Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker photo

This edition of Divine Intervention may feature a few (or more than a few) rock/punk/misc songs of protest, frustration, and other feelings that we may be feeling in this post-election world. And, yes, the thumbnail is your very non-subtle hint regarding who's starring in our "Vinyl Vespers" segment. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Find replays/playlists via the program page.

"Divine Intervention" Strikes, Halloween Night, 7-9p PT


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Ah, yes, that is the scariest jack-o'-lantern we could find...and, yes, it will be a special All Hallow's Eve edition of Divine Intervention. Please do expect some not-too-terribly expected spine-tingling tunes. And, of course, there will be a bit of new music in the mix, rock, pop, and otherwise. Tune in live, 7-9p Pacific. Want replays/playlists? Visit the program page.

Album of the Week - Fiona Apple - "Tidal"


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This week's featured album is Fiona Apple's Tidal. Apple's first studio record, it was released in July 1996 on both Work and Columbia Records. By the following year, the release had gone triple platinum, producing no less than six singles. Rolling Stone selected Tidal as one of the best records of the 90s. Quoting RS, "Apple's husky voice and jazzy melodies give an unexpected weight to her confessions on Tidal, as the 19-year-old New York art waif broods over adolescent malaise in off-kilter, insinuating piano ballads like 'Never Is a Promise.' She also comes up with a knockdown theme song in the anomalously hard-rocking 'Criminal,' the anthem of a young woman who's been careless with a delicate man and even more careless with her delicate self." Art waif, indeed.

KDRT's Album of the Week airs every Thursday evening at 5 p.m. PT on KDRT. This week's host is Jess Goddesse.