Guitarist, singer-songwriter Victor Krummenacher, a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven and Monks of Doom, has just released his latest solo album, Blue Pacific, a collection of deep, inward-looking, original folk-rock songs, recorded with Greg Lisher (Camper, Monks), David Immerglück (Camper, Monks, Counting Crows), co-producer and pedal steel master Bruce Kaphan, and many others. He talks … Continued


Victor Krummenacher on “The Hear and Now,” 10 p.m., Thursday, April 11

Guitarist, singer-songwriter Victor Krummenacher, a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven and Monks of Doom, has just released his latest solo album, Blue Pacific, a collection of deep, inward-looking, original folk-rock songs, recorded with Greg Lisher (Camper, Monks), David Immerglück (Camper, Monks, Counting Crows), co-producer and pedal steel master Bruce Kaphan, and many others. Joining host … Continued


Pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter Barbara Higbie has a new album, Resonance, recorded with electric cellist Jamie Sieber, acoustic cellist Mia Pixley, and percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz. Tonight, on The Hear and Now, we’ll listen to tracks from the CD, talk with Barbara about the recording process and inspirations, survey her musical history (among other milestones, she was … Continued


Ethereal and earthy, vocalist Laurie Antonioli has a brand new recording, “The Constant Passage of Time,” on which she pairs original lyrics with music by Russell Ferrante, Nguyen Le, Johannes Enders, and Paul Nagle, and interprets pop-repertoire songs by Sheryl Crow (“Riverwide”), Neil Young (“Don’t Let It Bring You Down”), and Joni Mitchell (“Harry’s House/The Arrangement” and … Continued


Ethereal and earthy, vocalist Laurie Antonioli has a brand new recording, “The Constant Passage of Time,” on which she pairs original lyrics with music by Russell Ferrante, Nguyen Le, Johannes Enders, and Paul Nagle, and interprets pop-repertoire songs by Sheryl Crow (“Riverwide”), Neil Young (“Don’t Let It Bring You Down”), and Joni Mitchell (“Harry’s House/The … Continued


Vocalist Sandy Cressman and trombonist Jeff Cressman, two of the Bay Area’s most valuable jazz musicians, visit the Hear and Now to talk about their upcoming SFJAZZ concert “Sandy Cressman & Homenagem Brasileira.” We’ll be playing their music and talking about their inspirations (including, obviously, the music of Brazil) and their many creative projects.


Academy Award-winning composer David Shire, whose film scores include “The Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” “The Conversation,” “Norma Rae,” “All the President’s Men,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Return to Oz,” and “Zodiac,” visits with host Derk Richardson and plays music on the KPFA studio piano. Shire is in a two-day residency hosted by the San … Continued