Chas Lewis / Friday, Feb. 20 @ 6:52 a.m. / Music
Tonight on The South Side, a generous helping of tunes from the late Boston piano magician, David Maxwell along with the usual mix of great blues, soul and R & B. Send requests to studio @ khum.com
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Feb. 19 @ 9:31 a.m. / Upstage Live
It's your next episode of Upstage Live featuring one of KHUM's all-time favorite people - Brett Dennen. He's known for his work with youth, and for the first time, Upstage Live proudly welcomed local schoolkids into the audience.
Dennen talked about:
- taking youth into the woods for the first time,
- seeing fairies,
- where his strangest gig ever was (hint: it was in Humboldt).
Listen or download below.
Mike Dronkers / Wednesday, Feb. 18 @ 12:02 p.m. / Coastal Currents
Mike Dronkers / Tuesday, Feb. 17 @ 5:16 p.m. / In Studio
Austin songwriters Jon Dee Graham and Mike June stopped by for some music and poorly-conceived interview questions. Graham, whose voice is alternately described as "ductape on a Stradivarius" and "a very expensive chainsaw", was the subject of a documentary titled "Jon Dee Graham: Swept Away."
Mike June, effectively gentrified out of New Jersey's Bergen county, has lived in Austin for the last seven years. His songs explore Americana, justice, and are seared with the same urgency that fellow Garden Staters Bruce Springsteen and Ted Leo are known for.
We talked about about the value of Texas cred, Kid Rock, and destroying lawn ornaments in a runaway vehicle designed for paraplegic use.
And if that's not enough, Graham got Henry the golden retriever to balance a dog toy on his head.
They perform tonight at the Palm Lounge in Eureka. 8pm, $5.
Cliff Berkowitz / Tuesday, Feb. 17 @ 9:34 a.m. / Trails
Emily and I talk about progress on local trail projects such as the Bay Trail and Arcata's progress on phase one of the northern part. Also Emily was just in Ukiah and got a first hand look at their new Rail With Trail Project pictured to the right.
Mike Dronkers / Friday, Feb. 13 @ 12:02 p.m. / Comedy
This won the internet yesterday. You should probably watch it. The six-second loop below doesn't do it justice.
Mike Dronkers / Thursday, Feb. 12 @ 4:58 p.m. / Music
Local post-rock band Free Rain just finished their debut studio album and will release it Friday at Humbrews. Guitarist Piet Dalmolen happens to be a studio wizard up at Universal Balance studios, so he recorded/mixed the new album.
Since Dalmolen obviously had access to the stem tracks (recordings of individual instruments), he brought them to the studio, acting as a tour guide for the recording and mixing of one Free Rain song.
Dalmolen talked about:
- how to record the whirling Leslie speakers of a Hammond B3
- why he had a guitar amp in his bathroom
- why you should never, ever spend more than $100 on headphones
Click "listen" below for unparalleled access to the Free Rain recording process.