Old Sea Brigade is the band/project of Atlanta born folk singer/songwriter Ben Cramer, who plays 2 songs live for us, from his EP, “Wash Me Away”.
The refugee crisis continues on our planet. Greg and Julie Sharenow are Laguna residents who are actively working to help those in need in the US and abroad. Learn more here and at interfaithrefugeeproject.org
In this week’s WealthWise Moment, financial expert Loreen Gilbert offers some WealthWisdom on paying off your home mortgage.
Although he’s leaving for Berkeley in July, Erwin came to UCI 10 years ago to build the law school. A First Amendment scholar, he is part of a group that is suing President Trump for violation of the Emoluments clause.
By Tyler Russell
At 28 years-old, I’m already starting to feel like an old man at music festivals. Or maybe I just don’t look good enough in a tank top to blend in. Either way, as music festivals like Coachella and Outside Lands are trending younger, more electronic-focused, and more “fashion-forward,” it’s refreshing to escape to a festival like BottleRock that seems to just be about my new favorite things: music and food/drink.
The festival’s promoters do a kick-ass job, especially this year, of combining massive, A-list talent with smaller, up-and-coming bands that deserve a big stage. I got a chance to catch up with some of those “tinier font” bands this year, and here you can find the interviews with each.
Hibbity Dibbity is named after nothing in particular. It just popped into one of the band member’s friends heads while playing guitar in Golden Gate Park, which he calls a “soul manifesting experience” in our interview.
These guys kicked off the festival on the Lagunitas Stage at noon on Friday and were originally a little bummed to be playing so early. But … when they realized that their stage was right next to the entrance as festival goers poured in and its backstage area had an endless supply of beer, everything seemed alright. Hear the interview from these excited up-and-comers here: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/hibbity-dibbity-bottlerock-festival/
Jackson Phillips of Day Wave could get used to this festival life. I caught him right at home mid corn hole game backstage after his band’s 3:30 set on the Lagunitas Stage right Day Wave had already made a name for itself with a few EP releases since 2015, so it was not a surprise to anyone when the debut record “The Days We Had” was met with massive spins and huge critical acclaim. Hear what Jackson has to say about the rush: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/day-wave-bottlerock-festival/
Duo CC and Tone from Little Hurricane is another band that, while happy to make the line-up, figured they could be playing a little later in the day. But the crowd did show for the band’s 12 p.m. set, although Dave Grohl was not in the audience, despite CC’s Twitter invitation.
We’ve been fans of this San Diego band for a long while and are happy to see them making noise, especially with their latest record “Same Sun Same Moon.” We couldn’t sneak into the media area for this interview, so we’re right outside it chatting near a gas line: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/little-hurricane-bottlerock-2017/
Ok, confession: I was so excited and overly prepared to talk to this new New York-based duo. We’ve been spinning “Puerto Cabezas, NI” on KX 93.5 for several months now, which is not one that is popular among other stations or on Spotify, but it resonates strong with us. The song is about the singer Danny traveling to Nicaragua to discover history and secrets about his father Lewis, which happens to be the name of bandmate Max’s dad as well.
We also chatted about Max’s incessant exploration of New York City in search of industrial sounds that he mixes into Lewis Del Mar’s refreshing sounds. These “kids” (can I say that?) have a lot to say, and their acoustic/electric audio combination is beyond interesting. It was one of my favorite sets of the weekend. Check out our chat here: http://www.kx935.com/podcasts/lewis-del-mar-bottlerock-festival/
The members of Tucson, AZ-based SQWRL talk us through their entire debut album, “When I’m Trying.”
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Sheran James of The Sharin’ Hour on KX 93.5 explores the secret life of the flamboyant pianist who in his day was both the fastest piano player in the world and the highest paid.
I’m honored to have returning guest hosts Bob and Jordyn Drury back in the studio on this Easter Sunday edition of the Coast Highway Shuffle! The songlist this day includes LIVE cuts Bob shares by The Doors, The Allman Brothers, Cheap Trick, The Crusaders and Stevie Ray Vaughan, and also a surprise ‘headset’ of Rick Nelson songs. As eclectic as always, join us and listen in!!!