The Hear and Now – August 24, 2017

The Hear and Now

From singer-songwriters to avant-garde jazz; old faves, new voices, and live performances. With host Derk Richardson.

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Michael Goldberg, former Rolling Stone editor and senior writer, and founder of the pioneering online music site Addicted to Noise, has just published his third novel, Untitled, the final installment of his Freak Scene Dream Trilogy, which includes True Love Scars and The Flowers Lied. They are tales of “Love, Truth, Innocence & Loyalty.  Sex, Drugs, Rock ‘n’ Roll … Continued

Let’s all wave our freak flags high and join the endless celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, when Bonnie and Derk merge The Bonnie Simmons Show and The Hear and Now on the last night of the KPFA Get Up Stand Up Summer 2017 Fund Drive. As we explore some of our favorite sounds that came out of San Francisco … Continued

Who are your favorite characters in popular song? Pancho and Lefty? Ziggy Stardust? Mr. Bojangles? Eleanor Rigby? Happy Jack? (Ode to) Bille Joe? Tune in to find out what Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson have selected from their all-time favorites. It’s a fund drive special, from 8 p.m. until midnight. You can make a pledge to KPFA and secure … Continued

  Singer-songwriter Peter Case went from street singing in San Francisco in the early 1970s to forming the influential bands the Nerves (1974) and the Plimsouls (1978) to going acoustic in the mid-’80s and building his long-running solo career. Tonight he joins host Derk Richardson in the KPFA studio. He’ll bring his guitar and play some songs … Continued

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The Hear and Now presents a Garden of Memory preview with Sarah Cahill and Lucy Mattingly – Thursday, June 15

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Hear and Now host Derk Richardson talks with pianist Sarah Cahill and Lucy Mattingly, both on the board of directors of New Music Bay Area, which presents the annual summer solstice walk-through concert, the Garden of Memory, at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. The organizers will explain the history and logistics of what is often the … Continued

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