In the first hour, fingerstyle guitarist Kinloch Nelson makes his Bay Area radio concert debut and talks with host Derk Richardson about his under-the-radar career. Tompkins Square Records recently released a collection of tracks recorded 1968 – 1970 and coaxed Nelson to the West Coast for a few rare performances. Listen to Nelson apply his … Continued



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The Hear and Now Fall Fund Drive Special, with Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson

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In the first hour, Bonnie Simmons and Derk Richardson continue their Fall Fund Drive special with songs celebrating nature–by Prince, Marvin Gaye, Spirit, The Band, Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, the Beatles and others. In the second hour, Derk plays music by Monica Pasqual, Vienna Teng, Lambchop, Van Morrison, Phil Ochs, Fotheringay, and more.


Singer-songwriter Monica Pasqual joins host Derk Richardson in the performance studio, with Tony Ferro engineering. At the piano, she sings five songs, including several from her new album, You Can’t Kill Light. The album and tickets to Pasqual’s October 19th CD release concert at the Freight & Salvage are among the thank-you premiums offered for pledges … Continued


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