The Hear and Now – September 26, 2019

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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Oakland art-rock duo Grex performs live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, Sep. 19

Karl Evangelista (guitar, voice, percussion, electronics) and Rei Scampavia (keyboard, voice, percussion, electronics) are Grex. Their most recent album is Electric Ghost Parade, so you’ll probably hear some of that music as they play a live-broadcast in-studio concert, but they also promise to debut “some brand new slabs of explosive art rock and electronic sound.” … Continued


Bay Area singer-songwriter Ariel Wang and her band–Lewis Patzner, cello; Terrell Liedstrand, mandolin and vocals; Tim DeCillis, drums; Kevin Gordon, bass; Matt Montgomery, violin; Vicky Perenyi, violin; Jacob Hansen-Joseph, viola–perform live in the KPFA studio. Singer-songwriter Briget Boyle (True Life Trio, Kitka) sings three songs as well. Wang’s new album, Bridges, will be issued on September … Continued


Ariel Wang and Briget Boyle perform live on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, September 12

Bay Area singer-songwriter, guitarist (and classical violinist) Ariel Wang is about to release a new album, Bridges, and celebrate it with a show at the Starry Plough in Berkeley on Saturday, Sep. 14. As a preview, she and her band–Lewis Patzner, cello; Terrell Liedstrand, mandolin and vocals; Tim DeCillis, drums; Kevin Gordon, bass; Matt Montgomery, violin; … Continued


The Hear and Now welcomes the Northern California jazz trio Charged Particles, with guest saxophonist Tod Dickow, to the KPFA performance studio for an in-studio concert, broadcast live and engineered by Tony Ferro. Formed in the early 1990s, and taking its name from a Chick Corea composition, the trio is anchored by founding drummer Jon Krosnick, … Continued


Tod Dickow with Charged Particles Play the Music of Michael Brecker on The Hear and Now, 10 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 22

The Hear and Now, hosted by Derk Richardson, welcomes the Northern California jazz trio Charged Particles, with guest saxophonist Tod Dickow, to the KPFA performance studio for an in-studio concert, broadcast live and engineered by Tony Ferro. Formed in the early 1990s, and taking its name from a Chick Corea composition, the trio is anchored … Continued


Derk Richardson hosts an in-studio concert by the Bay Area all-women super group Skip the Needle: Shelley Doty, Kofy Brown, Vicki Randle, and Katie Cash (Katie Cash Music). The band played eight songs live in the first hour. The second hour’s playlist includes Procol Harum, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan (from The Rolling Thunder Revue), Calexico / Iron … Continued