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Legendary local rockers the Mighty Mofos’ Bill and Ernie Batson join KFAI Spin with Cyn  this Tuesday from 10 – noon! They perform the first “KFAI Benefits with Friends” Saturday, February 7 at Turf Club, topping off the night with their always intense, super-sonic set of fantastic rock.

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On this week's True Brit!, host Simon Husbands talks to the legendary band, The Zombies! Bassist Chris White sites down with Simon to talk about the 50th anniversary of their classic album 'Odessey and Oracle', an album ranked by Billboard as #100 in the best albums of all time, and widely considered to be a masterpiece. Tune in at midnight on Friday to hear Chris talk about the band, his life in music and the mysterious Blue Plaque, and how bandmate Colin Blunstone nearly gave up his music career for selling insurance!

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The Trashcan Sinatras have been making music for 30 years – and to celebrate, they're coming from their native Scotland to tour the US, coming to the Twin Cities on Thursday 12th October – and to help them prepare, they will be joining Simon Husbands on this week's TRUE BRIT! Join Simon as he talks trash with Paul Livingston of the band. Learn about Shabby Road Studios and the cats who frequented the place, and catch up with some Trashcan music, new and old – on True Brit!

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Tune in Wed. night to TravoRamo Fa Fa Fa on KFAI . We'll be talking to original bassisit for The Bangles , Annette Zilinskas and find out what it was like to be a teenage

bangle! We'll also hear cuts from the new cd Ladies and Gentlemen …The Bangles , a collection of original material and rare tracks! Plus much,much more! 

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On this Friday's TRUE BRIT! our host Simon Husbands will be talking to yet another Simon – Mr. SIMON LOVE! Simon is a singer songwriter from the UK, originally known for his work with the Welsh band THE LOVES, and now forging ahead with a solo career. His new album SINCERELY, S. LOVE X just charted at #3 in the Austrian alternative charts, so you know it's good!

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This week's True Brit! hosted by Simon Husbands will be the 5 year anniversary of the show! Join Simon and the crew as they celebrate with all the regular stuff – news, views, interviews and nonsense. Special guest interviewee – KRISTEEN YOUNG who has worked with Bowie, Morrissey, Dave Grohl and more……….check it all out, Friday at midnight!

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On Friday's True Brit! the mercurial host Simon Husbands will be prodding and probing the rather snazzy singer / producer Brooke Aldridge! Tune in to learn about her latest project – glean EP2 – and to explore her big bag of records as Simon welcomes a classy act! Friday at midnight……

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On this week's True Brit! our genial ( and yet mercurial ) host Simon Husbands will be talking with British actress HELEN ANKER – Helen has been in many Broadway and West End stage productions and has worked with great performers including Petula Clark – and has appeared many times in TV shows on both sides of the Atlantic! She is currently starring in the Chanhassen Diner Theaters production of CAMELOT – and will be sharing her stories and music with us all on True Brit! – Friday night at midnight!

This weeks True Brit! show marks the end of Pledge Drive and what better way to mark this than with live music from the Paper Days!

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This week's True Brit! – Friday night at midnight – will be a Bauhaus / Love & Rockets / Tones On Tail / Poptone FRENZY! Host Simon Husbands will be talking to Kevin Haskins, the drummer with these legendary bands – and his new project POPTONE will be playing at First Avenue on Wednesday the 20th! So get your frenzy on, and join Kevin – 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul – and streaming from kfai.org!

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