Ben Folds comes to Santa Rosa June 29
and we have tickets to give away !
Ben Folds first found mainstream success as the leader of the critically acclaimed, platinum selling Ben Folds Five. He has gone on to have a very successful solo career, recording multiple studio albums, a pair of records documenting his renowned live performances, a remix record, music for film and TV, as well as numerous collaborations with artists from Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
A Nashville resident, he owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A, where legends of all genres of music – from Elvis Presley to the Monkees, Eddy Arnold to Dolly Parton,Tony Bennett to the Beach Boys – have recorded. Folds has also recently achieved critical acclaim for his insight as a judge on NBC’s a cappella competition “The Sing-Off,” which returned to the air in 2013.
Tickets for Ben Folds are $55 and $40; BUT we have 2 pair of tix to give away.
Enter to win in person, or by phone. We will pick the winners on Saturday June 20 at 4:20 PM
for the week of June 16,2015:
James Taylor: Before This World
his first studio release in over 13 years. Follows his highly successful recording with Carole King, Live at the Troubadour, which was certified gold by the RIAA upon its 2010 release. People love ’em some sweet baby James…
Amos Lee: LIVE at Red Rocks
When Amos Lee rolled into Red Rocks in August 2014 he had been on tour for almost a year in support of his fifth studio album Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song, but this concert in particular was something special. His first headlining date at the legendary venue, and backed by the Colorado Symphony with arrangements composed just for that evening. Lucky for us, the experience was captured.
Heartless Bastards: Restless Ones
Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs.
Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City
two CD release, the companion album for the exhibit includes 36 tracks from some of the most iconic artists of the day from Gordon Lightfoot and Neil Young to George Harrison and Ringo Starr. Included are a number of rare tracks including a 1968 demo by Kris Kristofferson of ‘If You Don’t Like Hank Williams’, a previously unreleased version of Bob Dylan performing his ‘If Not For You’ with Lloyd Green and a performance of ‘Matchbox’ with Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Derek and the Dominos from The Johnny Cash Show.
MORE NEW RELEASES
these are from the week of June 9,2015:
Sonny Landreth: Bound By The Blues
Sonny Landreth’s new album Bound By The Blues marks a return to the slide guitarist’s musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation, the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental emotional and compositional structures that are at the blues’ historic core.
the seventh album from the UK arena rockers. Co-produced by Muse and Robert John “Mutt” Lange, the album contains 12 tracks including the single “Dead Inside.” Frontman Matt Bellamy explains the album’s themes, “To me, ‘Drones’ are metaphorical psychopaths which enable psychopathic behavior with no recourse. The world is run by Drones utilizing Drones to turn us all into Drones. Drones explores the journey of a human, from their abandonment and loss of hope, to their indoctrination by the system to be a human drone, to their eventual defection from their oppressors.” Muse have sold 17 million albums worldwide. Their 2012 album The 2nd Law topped the charts in 21 countries including the UK.
Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers Foo Foo Edition
Digitally remastered edition of this 1971 album from the British rock icons. Sticky Fingers was the ninth British and 11th American studio album by The Rolling Stones. It is the band’s first album of the 1970s and the first release on their newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records, after having been contracted since 1963 with Decca Records in the UK and London Records in the US. It is also Mick Taylor’s first full-length appearance on a Rolling Stones album, the first Rolling Stones album not to feature any contributions from guitarist and founder Brian Jones and the first one on which singer Mick Jagger is credited with playing guitar. Includes ‘Brown Sugar’, ‘Bitch’, ‘Wild Horses’ and more.
Pete Townshend has created a new orchestral version of one of The Who’s landmark albums – Quadrophenia. The new incarnation of this classic rock opera is the latest chapter in Townshend’s lifelong mission to break the three-minute mould of the traditional pop song and take rock music to a higher artistic level. In the 1960s he defined the concept of the ‘rock opera’ with Tommy, taking it a stage further with Quadrophenia. Conceived and written by Pete in 1973, Quadrophenia went on to become an iconic feature film. The new ‘symphonised’ version of Quadrophenia, an album originally released by The Who in 1973, was orchestrated by Rachel Fuller, a professional composer, orchestrator and singer-songwriter. Performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Oriana Choir conducted by Robert Ziegler. Includes vocals by Alfie Boe, Billy Idol, Phil Daniels and Townshend.
Of Monsters and Men: Beneath the Skin
the second album by the critically acclaimed multiplatinum Icelandic quintet. The group spent the past year working on Beneath The Skin with co-producer Rich Costey [Muse, Death Cab for Cutie, Foster The People, Interpol] between studios in Iceland and Los Angeles. Includes the single “Crystals”.
Ryan Adams: Ten Songs From Carnegie Hall
LIVE release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter containing 10 career-spanning tracks from two special performances at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall on November 15 and 17 2014. The set list includes fan favorites like ‘New York, New York’ as well as cuts from his most recent Grammy nominated eponymous album like ‘Gimme Something Good’. Tracks include live performances of two previously unreleased songs – ‘This Is Where We Meet In My Mind’ and ‘How Much Light.’.
New Release Hour with Brian & Doug
Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm
Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm
TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KSRO and KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!
WHAT: KRCB Concerts in the Garden at Chroma Gallery, a benefit for KRCB North Bay Public Media
WHO: Featuring Music by Jeffrey Halford & The Healers
WHEN: Saturday June 20, 4-6pm. Gates open at 3pm
WHERE: 312 South A Street, Santa Rosa in the South A Arts District – SOFA
Enjoy wonderful musical entertainment and help support KRCB: your local public radio and TV station.
Jeffrey Halford & the Healers will get things rockin’ with a LIVE performance in the garden yard at Chroma Gallery, next to Art Alley in Santa Rosa.
Check out Jeffrey’s Music: http://jeffreyhalford.com/
Purchase Lagunitas Beers and Rodney Strong Wines, along with delicious food from TBA Food Truck.
Mingle and meet KRCB staff, musicians, and enjoy the fine art at Chroma Gallery and all the other art studios and galleries in the SOFA Arts District. Chroma Gallery features local and international artists, exquisite pottery and jewelry.
Suggested donation $10 general, $5 kids and seniors.
A portion of the proceeds benefit KRCB FM Radio 91.
BRING A CHAIR.
So you wanted
to take a break
Slow it down some and
have some space
Well fuck you too
Give me my money back
Give me my money back
I want my money back
(And don’t forget to give
me back my black T-Shirt)
~Ben Folds (Song For The Dumped)
See you on the Avenue!