Friday, August 29, 2008

KXCI Presents: HoCo Festival 2008

The 4th Annual HoCo Festival is bigger, better, greener and cheaper than ever before. Check this out: we’ve scheduled over 40 great regional and national acts for our three stages, the festival is two days and three nights, there’s two delicious gourmet BBQs and one humongous record fair. Even cooler is that we will be doing it with some of Tucson’s best eco-friendly organizations as we use solar power for the stages, biodegradable plateware and well, so much more!!!

Get your free advance weekend passes at KXCI, Bookmans and Buffalo Exchange.

Line-ups and Schedules Confirmed for HocoFest 2008!

All nights subject to sell out! Please arrive early to assure admittance


doors 7pm

7pm Movie screening of the documentary

FUZZ at Preen 272 E Congress St

Alt Country Showcase outside

7:30 Dusty Buskers

8:30 The Fell City Shouts

9:30 Devil Makes 3 (Portland OR)

10:45 Dusty Rhodes (Los Angeles, CA)

12:00 Mother Truckers (Austin, TX)

Fuzz Stage inside stage

8:15 The Shudders (Oakland CA)

9:15 Winelord

10:15 Lemondrop Gang

11:15 Blackwood and Co (debut)

12: 30 Mr Free And The Satellite Freakout


9am-3pm Hoco Record Fair

Club and Lobby of Hotel Congress

3pm-9pm Eco- Fair Lobby of

Hotel Congress

5pm BBQ and Music Festival Doors

Al Perry’s Surf Stage outside

5:30pmAl Perry

6pm Rock n’ Roll Wedding

6:30 Wolfman and The Nards

7:15 Big Galoot

8:00 Shrimp Chaparone

8:30 Al Perry

9:00 Ned Sutton And The Rabbits

10pm Howe Gelb

11pm Power Solo

12pm Meat Puppets

Dance Stage inside


Gentlemen Afterdark

Music Video…?

21 Pump St.

Bang Bang!


Doors 5PM

BBQ 5pm

Buffalo Exchange

Recycled fashion show

At 9pm

Mudhouse Stage

12pm Tom Walbank

11:15 Holy Rolling Empire

9:45 Centro-matic (Denton Tx)

9:00 Recycled Fashion Show

8:00 The Swim

7:00 Surprise

6:00 Golden Boots

Acoustic Stage 7PM


10:30 Andrew Collberg

10:00 Amy Rude

9:30 Naim Amor

8:30 Brian Fields

8:00 Mirror image

730 Jeremy Serwer


Caliente stage

12:45 Deludes

11:45 Flagrante Delicto

11:00 Feel Good Revolution !

10:15 R' Cougar !

9:30 Runaway 5 !

8:45 West

800 The Otteressy

730 Young Mothers

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Friday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Friday's One Cup of Java Challenge:
Today’s One Cup asks you to name the song and the singer that landed at #1 on the pop charts on this date in 1970. It would be the only #1 in a long career for the musician, who passed away in 2003. The song had originally been recorded by The Temptations, but was not released as a single to avoid alienating their fans. Motown’s Berry Gordy gave it to the musician who made it famous, because he didn’t have any fans to alienate. The song was later a Top Ten hit in the 80s for Bruce Springsteen. Your One Cup question this morning: name the singer and the song.


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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge:
45 years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have A Dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. In 1999, a panel of 137 scholars of American speech declared it the best speech of the 20th century. One American – not Martin Luther King – had two different speeches in the Top 5 on the survey. Your One Cup question this morning: name that speaker.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt. FDR's 1933’s first inaugural address and his December 8, 1941 declaration of war on Japan were #3 and #4 on the scholars' list. At spot #2 was JFK’s 1961 inagural address, #5 is Barbara Jordan’s keynote address at the 1976 Democratic convention.

Keep reading for the top 25:

1 "I Have a Dream" Martin Luther King, Jr.
28 Aug 1963 Washington, DC

2 Inaugural Address John F. Kennedy
20 Jan 1961 Washington, DC

3 First Inaugural Address Franklin D. Roosevelt
4 Mar 1933 Washington, DC

4 War Message ("A Date which Will Live in Infamy") Franklin D. Roosevelt
8 Dec 1941 Washington, DC

5 Keynote Speech to the Democratic National Convention Barbara Jordan
12 July 1976 New York, NY

6 "My Side of the Story" ("Checkers") Richard M. Nixon
23 Sept 1952 Los Angeles, CA

7 "The Ballot or the Bullet" Malcolm X
3 Apr 1964 Cleveland, OH

8 Address to the Nation on the Challenger Disaster Ronald Reagan
28 Jan 1986 Washington, DC

9 Speech to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association John F. Kennedy
12 Sept 1960 Houston, TX

10 Address to Congress on the Voting Rights Act ("We Shall Overcome")
Lyndon B. Johnson 15 Mar 1965 Washington, DC

11 Keynote Speech to the Democratic National Convention ("A Tale of Two Cities") Mario Cuomo 17 July 1984 San Francisco, CA

12 Speech at the Democratic National Convention ("The Rainbow Coalition") Jesse Jackson
17 July 1984 San Francisco, CA

13 Statement on the Articles of Impeachment Barbara Jordan
25 July 1974 Washington, DC

14 Farewell Address to Congress ("Old Soldiers Never Die") Douglas MacArthur
19 Apr 1951 Washington, DC

15 "I've Been to the Mountaintop" Martin Luther King, Jr.
3 Apr 1968 Memphis, TN

16 "The Man with the Muckrake" Theodore Roosevelt
14 Apr 1906 Washington, DC

17 Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Robert F. Kennedy
4 Apr 1968 Indianapolis, IN

18 Farewell Address Dwight D. Eisenhower
17 Jan 1961 Washington, DC

19 War Message ("The World Must Be Made Safe for Democracy") Woodrow Wilson
2 Apr 1917 Washington, DC

20 Farewell Address at the U.S. Military Academy ("Duty, Honor, Country") Douglas MacArthur
12 May 1962 West Point, NY

21 Address to the Nation on the War in Vietnam ("The Great Silent Majority") Richard M. Nixon 3 Nov 1969 Washington, DC

22 "Ich bin ein Berliner" John F. Kennedy
26 June 1963 West Berlin, Germany

23 Plea for Mercy at the Trial of Leopold and Loeb Clarence Darrow
22, 23, and 25 Aug 1924 Chicago, IL

24 "Acres of Diamonds" Russell Conwell
1900-1925 Delivered at many spots across the U.S.

25 Televised Speech on Behalf of Barry Goldwater ("A Time for Choosing") Ronald Reagan
27 Oct 1964 Los Angeles, CA

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wednesday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge:
On this date in 1972, New Jersey-based band Looking Glass was on top of the music charts. They wouldn’t be there long – Three Dog Night’s “Black And White” would knock Looking Glass out of the top spot after only one week. Looking Glass would never again come anywhere near the top of the charts, solidifying their place as an all-time one hit wonder. That one song, though, can still be found in regular rotation at most oldies stations. Your One Cup question this morning: name the sole hit from Looking Glass, a song on top of the charts 36 years ago today, that tells the fictitious story of a sailor in love.

Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)

Looking Glass didn’t last very long, but lead singer Elliot Lurie has had a successful musical career, on the TV side of things, serving as musical supervisor for shows like “Lizzie McGuire” and movies like Stuart Little.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge, Convention Edition:
If elected, Barack Obama would be the third president from the state of Illinois, following Lincoln and Grant. Like Lincoln and Grant, though, Obama wasn’t born in Illinois. Only one person to have actually been born in Illinois has been president. Your job today: name him.

Answer: Ronald Reagan

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Monday, August 25, 2008

KXCI Launches New Youth Module

Radioactivism is a production of Voices: Community Stories Past and Present in association with 91.3 KXCI. VOICES, Inc. is a Tucson nonprofit that mentors low-income youth to tell their personal and community stories so they can strengthen their cognitive, artistic, emotional, leadership, and higher education skills. Find out more at

Listen to KXCI's new youth module:

Mondays at 10pm

Tuesdays at 4pm

Wednesdays at 6am and 9pm

Sundays at noon.

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Pete Seeger Tribute Concert Sept. 20th

Folk musician Pete Seeger will be honored by the Tucson Kitchen Musicians' Association at a tribute concert on Saturday, September 20th. The event, a fundraiser for the 2009 Folk Festival, is at the VFW hall, 1150 North Beverly. Many local musicians will perform their versions of Seeger's music. $14 for TKMA members, $16 for non-members. Admission includes TKMA's version of "Stone Soup" from 6 to 8pm. Admission for the music only is $10. Information at or 792-6481.

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Featured Albums of the Week

Featured Albums for the week of August 25th, 2008.

Click the Amazon links below to purchase; all of your purchases through support KXCI Community Radio as long as you enter their website by following the links below.

YOUR MORNING BREW (7-10AM) "Featured Album of the Week" at 8:20am
Stereolab, Chemical Chords
"Chemical Chords presents a version of Stereolab's sound that is just as vivid as their earlier output, but fizzing with immediacy and urgency." -

THE HOME STRETCH (3-6PM) "Pick of the Week" at 4:00pm
Giant Sand, ProVisions
Local legend Howe Gelb's first release on Yep Roc records continues his always good alternative-desert-country-rock sounds. Recorded in Denmark, Canada and here in Tucson. Guests include Isobel Campbell, Neko Case, M. Ward, and Lonna Kelley.

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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge:
On this date in 1986, Paul Simon released Graceland, an album that would reach #3 on the sales charts but more impressively, win the Grammy for Album of the Year and land in Rolling Stone list of the greatest albums of all time, at #81. The title track of Graceland is a great song, but it wasn’t the highest charting single from the album. Your One Cup question this morning – to name the biggest single Paul Simon had from the Graceland album, a tune that depending on the story you believe is either about an old roommate, a case of mistaken identity, a personal chef or just a stream of consciousness.

Answer: You Can Call Me Al

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Sierra Club Exec. Dir. Carl Pope on KXCI this Sunday

Join David Yerkey this Sunday (August 24th) from 3:30 to 4:30pm for A View From Slightly Off Center when he interviews Sierra Club Executive Director Carl Pope on the topic of land use issues.

Carl Pope was appointed Executive Director of the Sierra Club in 1992, but he's been with the environmental organization for nearly thirty years, previously serving in the roles of Associate Conservation Director, Political Director and Conservation Director. A former Peace Corps volunteer, Pope also previously served as Executive Director of the California League of Conservation Voters and as Political Director of Zero Population Growth.

With 700,000 members, the Sierra Club is not only one of the largest environmental organizations but was named by The Aspen Institute as the most influential environmental organization in Washington, D.C.
Learn more at the Sierra Club at

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Thursday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Thursday's One Cup of Java Challenge: On this date in 1965, the Lovin’ Spoonful released Do You Believe In Magic?, a song that would become their first Top Ten single later in ’65, topping out at #9 on the charts. In the next two years, the Lovin’ Spoonful placed four other songs higher than #9 on the charts, including one #1 song. Your One Cup question this morning: name any 2 of the 4 songs that the Lovin’ Spoonful placed 8th or higher on the charts in 1966 or ’67.

Answer: In 1966, the Lovin' Spoonful hits included Daydream (#2), Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? (#2) and their number one single Summer In The City. In 1967, they hit #8 on the charts with Nashville Cats. In 1968, they broke up.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

KXCI Board of Directors, Agenda 8-21-08

KXCI Board of Directors Meeting
Thursday, August 21, 2008, 5:30pm
Armory Park Center, 220 South Fifth Avenue

I. Call To Order
II. Attendance, Schedule Next Meeting
III. Review and Adoption of June 19, 2008 minutes (5 minutes)
IV. Board Resignation
V. Committee Reports
a) Election (5 minutes)
b) Board Development (5 minutes)
VI. Old Business
a) Strategic Plan – adoption and implementation
VII. New Business
a) Committee appointments – Personnel, Board Development, Bylaws, Election, Finance, others?
b) Schedule second board retreat
IIX. CAB and Volunteer Representative Reports (5 minutes each)
IX. GM Report / Financials (5-10 minutes)
X. Call To Audience (3 minutes per person)
XI. Executive Session (as needed)
XII. Adjournment

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Downtown Saturday Night, August 23rd

The Downtown Tucson Partnership, the City of Tucson and One North Fifth present DOWNTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT, this Saturday (August 23rd) on Congress.

Events include a Tucson Roller Derby Demo bout, DJs, street performers and live music, food and craft vendors, the dedication of a public mural, an exhibition at Central Arts Gallery, the reading of a new play by Beowulf Alley Theatre, Pan Left presentations and much more!

Musical perfomers include Michael P., Will Elliott & Clay Koweek, Courtney Robbins, Keli Carpenter, The Mighty Joel Ford, Beatnik Dream Vacation and Caliche Con Carne.

For a complete list of events and more information, visit


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Wednesday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Wednesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Robert Plant is celebrating his 60th birthday today. In his honor, our One Cup of Java challenge focuses on Led Zeppelin. As popular and influential as the band was, they only ever had one Top Ten single in the U.S., in part because the band’s management preferred to focus on album sales. Your One Cup question this morning, on Robert Plan’ts 60th birthday: name Led Zeppelin’s ONLY U.S. Top Ten song, a tune which ultimately had a direct hand in creating a lot of new musicians.

Answer: “Whole Lotta Love.”

Willie Dixon threatened to sue the band, claiming they stole his song “You Need Love.” Willie took an out of court settlement and used the money to set up a program to distribute instruments in schools.

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Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge

Tuesday's One Cup of Java Challenge: The first one of these sporting events was held on this date in 1934 in Dayton, Ohio, although it’s been held in nearby Akron since 1935. At its peak it was one of the five most attended sporting events in America, despite competitions that generally last about 30 seconds. The youngest event winner was 9, the oldest, I believe, was 15. Your One Cup question this morning: based on the clues provided, name this now 74-year-old sporting event. One last clue: while sports like pro baseball and pro football may be declining because of their scandals, in this sport, the whole point is to go downhill.

Answer: The All-American Soap Box Derby.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Featured Albums of the Week

The Featured Albums of the Week for August 18th are All Rebel Rockers by Michael Franti & Spearhead (on Your Morning Brew, weekdays at 8:20am) and Fortune's Favour by Great Big Sea, weekday afternoons at 4pm. Click on the links below to learn more about these great albums from two long-time KXCI favorites, both are whom are coming to town soon: Michael Franti & Spearhead, September 28th and Great Big Sea, October 7th, both at the Rialto Theatre.

You can support KXCI Community Radio by buying these albums through A percentage of every purchase made at Amazon through the KXCI website benefits the station. That's right - you don't even have to buy these particular albums! Just follow the link to them, provided below, thereby establishing that your purchases are to be credited to KXCI, and then buy anything at Amazon.

To date, more than $1500 has been raised through these links in support of Community Radio!

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Monday's One Cup Of Java Challenge

Monday's One Cup of Java Challenge: Today’s the international day set aside to honor a certain type of building that dates back at least 2300 years. Denmark was the first country to have a government agency build them, starting in 1650. The first one in America was built in 1716. The law creating our agency in control of these buildings was among the first ten laws passed by Congress after the adoption of the Constitution. Buildings of this type still in use in America are now under military control, but buildings of this type not in use in America are just as apt to be under the control of a non-profit group. As a kid, Randy really wanted to live in one of these buildings but had to content himself with just visiting them in the summer. Your One Cup of Java Challenge – based on the clues provided, what type of building are we meant to celebrate today? It’s an easy question, if you’ve been on the lookout for clues.

Answer: Today is International Lighthouse Day.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Benefit Concert - Kevin Pakulis Band / Greyhound Soul August 16th

As a “thank you” to KXCI Community Radio, the DJ’s and the Tucson audience, Kevin Pakulis and his band will perform for a KXCI benefit concert, Saturday, August 16th at the historic Rialto Theatre in Tucson.

Joining Kevin on stage will be his long time music partner, Larry Lee Lerma. Kevin and Larry recently released a self-titled acoustic CD that is receiving critical acclaim. When not working with Kevin, Larry is the bass player for “The Blues Brothers Band” featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi. He is also the bass player for “The Sacred Hearts’” the house band for “The House of Blues”. Tucson’s busiest drummer, Austin, TX transplant Ralph Gilmore and versatile keyboardist Duncan Stitt round out the Kevin Pakulis Band.

When planning this event, Kevin wanted his personal favorite band to join him on stage. He is thrilled that Joe Pena and Greyhound Soul are able to appear.

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Benefit Concert - 17th Street Band August 19th

The 17th Street Band returns to Barrio Brewery on Tuesday, August 19th for their monthly benefit concert in support of Community Radio.

Just $5 at the door gets you two hours (7-9pm) of great blues, rock, jazz and soul covers and originals from the 17th Street Band, a "who's who" of local all star musicians.

Come early for great food and the best seats. Barrio Brewery, Tucson's oldest and newest microbrewery (come see what that means!) is at 800 East 16th Street at Toole.

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Benefit Concert - Bitter:Sweet August 20th

Millions of people have heard the infectious tunes of Bitter:Sweet via their debut album The Mating Game, as one of their many friends on MySpace, or in their favorite movies and TV shows. Thousands of you have heard their new album, too: Trouble is getting a lot of airplay at Community Radio!

See what all the fuss is about when Bitter:Sweet returns to Club Congress on Wednesday, August 20th in a KXCI benefit concert. Tickets are $10 at the door (21 and over show) and include sets spun by KXCI deejays Trinidad, Falcotronik and Corbin Dooley.

Bitter:Sweet's trademark sound is an intoxicating blend of Shana Halligan's melodically sweet-and-sexy vocals paired with the duo's sassy genre-bending production work. In 2000, Kiran Shahani emerged on the scene as a founding member of The Supreme Beings of Leisure. Signed to Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures, the band sold over a quarter million records worldwide. Together, Kiran and Shana have created Bitter:Sweet, one of the most seductive interpretations of retro swank and hot beats since James Bond was Sean Connery.

Many of the hottest television shows and movies have used Bitter:Sweet’s music, including Samantha Who, Grey’s Anatomy, Nip/Tuck, Entourage, Desperate Housewives, The Devil Wears Prada, Men In Trees, Brothers & Sisters, and many, many more.

They were awarded the Best Rock/Pop Album of 2006 at the Independent Music Awards. They are consistently ranked on top 20 of iTunes Electronic albums chart and in Billboard’s Top 50 Electronic albums chart. Their hometown Los Angeles Times pegged Bitter:Sweet as one of the top 10 Buzz Bands of 2006.

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Friday, August 08, 2008

Melissa Etheridge Ticket Giveaway

KXCI is giving away a pair of tickets to see MELISSA ETHERIDGE in concert on Monday, August 18th at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix. It's free to enter the drawing, all you have to do is click the link below and answer a few questions. Be sure to click "done" to make sure we receive your entry (that site will direct you away from this website - so be sure to come back to to continue your visit!).

The deadline to enter is 2pm local time, Friday August 15th. Susie B will draw a winner on her Music Mix that afternoon from all entries received by the deadline.

There is no cost to enter and no purchase is necessary.

You can e-mail friends to have them enter, too - just copy this link and be sure to include it in your e-mail (or just tell them to come here to the KXCI blog).

The link again:

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Meet Lyle Lovett Thursday night...

Lyle Lovett is performing Thursday night, August 7th, at AVA Ampitheater.

Tune in to win at KXCI 91.3FM

You've got two chances to win tickets to see Lyle Lovett this Thursday night at AVA Amphitheatre -- and meet the legendary singer backstage after the show! You don't have to buy anything to enter the contests, all you have to do is tune in to KXCI 91.3FM at the following times:

ROSIE'S RHYTHM ROOM, Tuesday night August 5th, 8pm-9pm

YOUR MORNING BREW, Wednesday morning, August 6th, 8am-9am

During both shows, we'll announce opportunities to register for this free drawing, and we'll be announcing the winners of those drawings before the end of each of show!
If you don't win Tuesday night, you can reenter Wednesday morning!
Listen Tuesday night and Wednesday morning at 91.3FM. Also streaming live at, so be sure to forward this message to friends so they have a chance to win, too!

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down - Live@5 - Monday Aug. 4th

KXCI presents Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, Monday August 4th at Solar Culture. Thao plays indie-folk-pop and is touring with her band behind their latest release “We Brave Bee Stings and All” on the Kill Rock Stars label. Horse Feathers opens the show, find more information at Solar Culture.
Thao and band will be stopping by for an in-studio performance and interview Monday on The Homestretch for Live@5.
Their show at Solar Culture, 31 E. Toole, Downtown, starts at 9pm, Monday Aug. 4th.

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From the folks who brought you Harp Magazine... a new digital (free) music magazine:  Repeat: it's absolutely free and the coolest new digital magazine to date.  On the cover of the August issue and the feature article, Tucson's own Calexico. Also featured in August is an interview with Howe Gelb on the new Giant Sand album.  All you have to do is go to the website and click on the current issue in the upper right corner.  You can download specific pages or the whole magazine as a PDF.  But its more than a magazine, its an easily navigable website with new and archived: Feature articles, News, Blogs, Blurt Radio, Videos, CD Reviews, Book*DVD*Concert Reviews, Channel Guide, and a Blurt Outloud message board.  Content is updated daily, maybe even hourly.  Its a good place to be and yeah, its free. 

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Andrew Collberg and Mario Matteoli - Friday's Live@5

Tune in to The Homestretch today (Aug. 1st) for an in- studio performance with Andrew Collberg and Mario Matteoli.
Andrew Colberg is a favorite local singer-songwriter with a penchant for Beatle-esque melodies and a voice reminiscent of John Lennon. He has a new self titled EP just out. Mario Matteoli also has a new CD out titled Golden State. Mario is known for his work with Austin roots band the Weary Boys. They will be trading songs today for Live@5.

Andrew Collberg and Mario Matteoli will be celebrating their new releases with a show tonight at Solar Culture. Rounding out the bill will be the fuzz-folk-blues of The Fell City Shouts. Tonight, Friday Aug. 1st, at Solar Culture (31 E. Toole, Downtown) at 9pm, $5.

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