Don’t let anyone try to tell you otherwise, there is great music out there EVERY year. At Weekend on Demand, we pride ourselves on playing the new new and in 2021 we logged spins on 651 different tracks that came out in 2020 or 2021 and placed them all on a “WOD 2021” Spotify playlist:
(We’ve already started a 2022 version of this playlist – after one week, it has 13 tracks, so we’re right on schedule!)
We also put together a 2½ hour block of 36 tracks from 2021 which was broadcast on FA2 and then saved to the KFAI Mixcloud:
Our tastes tend towards indie, pop and/or goth and our most frequent intersections are with our fellow Saturday family shows “True Brit!” and “Temposphere” along with Tuesday’s “New Like Whatever.” Check all of us out every week!
With another complicated year in the books, we offer this look back at the year-in-music, Upside Down style. 2021 offered plenty of sounds to get lost in, and below you can explore some of our favorites. Most of these exist in some physical capacity, but a few exist solely in the digital realm. Presented here in alphabetical order, with new releases at the top and reissues/archival music afterwards.
Tune in to Upside Down on Monday January 10 when we offer a look back at the year that was, with a sampling of most everything highlighted here (we may need to spill into January 17, TBD). Thanks for listening!
Lea Bertucci: A Visible Length of Light (Cibachrome Editions)
Blue Chemise: Flower Studies (B.A.A.D.M.)
Bons: Peri Bathous (Spillage Fete)
Chateau: Chateau I (Hobbies Galore)
Evan Cheadle: Fault Line Serenade (Victory Pool)
Cindy: Standard Candle Demos (Paisley Shirt)
Circuit des Yeux: -io (Matador)
Read More › “2021 YEAR-END REVIEWS: UPSIDE DOWN”
Join us on Sat, Nov 13 from 10-3p at the Mpls American Indian Center, 1530 E Franklin Ave, for a free vaccination event with the Minnesota Department of Health.1st, 2nd doses & boosters; there’s no need to pre-register or show proof of insurance. Ages 5+ are eligible.The vaccine: Pfizer + $50 Target gift cards.
She can dance She can sing She can do most anything ! Theo Kogan of Lunachicks right here on TRAVORAMO FAFAFA ! Theo joined Travis us for the entire program… a real Luna-Rama! The book is Fallopian Rhapsody and it’s out now.
Peep the archive here with your ears:
KFAI Volunteers and Listener Members,
As we roll into International Jazz Conspiracy. the final program of our Fall Pledge Drive, KFAI has raised $49K over the past ten days! This could not have been accomplished without out the tireless fundraising around the clock from our volunteer hosts for listener support, and let’s not forget all of the value, love, and appreciation members have shown us over the past couple weeks. From hearing all the pitches and reasons why one should give, to witnessing all of the cool show-specific premiums that donors can receive, this Fall Drive has been an absolute demonstration of a community that shares and grows each other. We will continue to thank our listeners over the air for giving over the following week, and we will also remind our audience that they can still continue giving at www.kfai.org/donate
We also have Give to the Max Day (GiveMN) coming up on Thursday, Nov. 18, and so there is plenty of time to show support in the next coming weeks. We got something fun(ky) planned, so stayed tuned!
Last Call for Those Fall Pledge Drive Premiums!
We’ve had several pledges come in at the $160 level for our awesome new hoodie! Remember that you can becoming a recurring member and give monthly and still receive our new premiums. Your support is highly appreciated!
… And the Remaining Ways to Engage for Fall Pledge Drive
There is still time to engage for Fall Pledge Drive:
Pledge Thank You Volunteers
Be a part of our thank you crew! Help us call and write letters to our incredible donors who will help make this pledge drive a success! These volunteers must follow all of our COVID19 safety protocols
Premium Delivery Volunteering
Help us save some shipping fees, and connect with fellow KFAI supporters, by delivering merch and other thank you gifts to donors!
For all of the above roles, please email email@example.com to make sure KFAI continues to be a place where community grows.
Homer Flynn is an American artist, graphic designer and businessman who is known for his role as founding member, co-owner and current “Captain Doc” of The Cryptic Corporation, the management and public relations firm which has represented The Residents since 1976.
Jon Copeland is the former host of KFAI’s Rock of Rages and could likely lay claim to being one of the first to bring The Residents to Twin Cities airwaves (our claim, not his.) When the opportunity arose to speak to a Cryptic representative about the most recent Residents release, Metal, Meat & Bone, and the (now postponed… again) 50th anniversary tour, Jon was the first guy we turned to.
He and Homer go pretty deep into the weeds on some less discussed Residents projects and the group’s future plans. Mason pops in at the end with a vaccum cleaner.