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Fans of Madeleine Peyroux, Norah Jones, brushed-snare drum jazz sounds of yesteryear and talented musicianship should tune in to “Pam Without Boundaries” Monday morning, July 15th, for an interview with Leftover Cuties. The four-piece from Los Angeles will be at the Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant on Wednesday and will celebrate a brand new CD out next week. Fans of the Showtime series starring Laura Linney, “The Big C,” already enjoy Leftover Cuties a lot as this group does the theme song to that show. You’ll also have a chance to see them at the Dakota when you listen to the music and interview with Leftover Cuties on KFAI Monday, starting at 10:30am.

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Singer-songwriter Anthony Novak joins Pam this morning on Pam Without Boundaries to share his lovely Americana music. He’s been quietly impressing people in local clubs with his tender songwriting, skilled guitar work and the excellent musicianship of his band. Tune in at 10:30am to hear about Novak’s trek from Minnesota to New York to New Mexico and back to Minnesota and the music he made along the way. The Anthony Novak Band will play at the 331 Club this Thursday, September 5th and at the Acadia later this month.

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“House music is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the American city of Chicago in the early 1980s. It was initially popularized circa 1984 in Chicago, but beginning in 1985, it fanned out to other major cities. Today, house music remains popular in both clubs and in the mainstream pop scene while still maintaining a strong foothold on underground scenes across the globe.” From Wikipedia. TJB Productions Inc. bringing HOUSE MUSIC to the Twin Cities.

Pam is pleased to welcome Lucy Kaplansky to KFAI on Monday morning, February 25th, 11am, to “Pam Without Boundaries.” Lucy released her seventh solo album “Reunion” last year and we’ll talk about that record as well as her upcoming concert celebrating her record label’s 30th anniversary. All of Lucy’s albums have been released by Red House Records and that’s also the home of some of her great collaborators, including the trio Red Horse with Lucy, Richard Shindell and Eliza Gilkyson. Eliza’s songwriting and Richard’s voice grace the new album and Pam will ask Lucy about creating this mix of songs about connections, loves, loss, family.

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This week on MinneCulture, an encore presentation of the The Minneapolis Music Scene 1975-1980, produced by Cyn Collins. The Twin Cities has had a vibrant music scene for decades, but in the early to mid-1970s there was almost no original music being performed. Only a few bands dared to be different, and thanks to their creative diligence, the Minneapolis punk/rock scene was born. This two-part documentary describes the Minneapolis music scene between 1975 – 1980, and features interviews and music by Curtiss A (Thumbs Up/the Spooks), Chris Osgood (the Suicide Commandos), Robert Wilkinson (the Flamin’ Oh), Chan Poling (the Suburbs), Kevin Cole (Rev 105), Peter Jesperson (Twin Tone/New West Records) and many more.

Monday, August 5: Part I
Wednesday, August 7: Part II

She’s been featured on many local music shows, “Almanac” on TPT, and has even been a guest on a folk music program about spirituality out East, and now Mother Banjo has seen the release of a full length gospel album with her band. Join Pam on “Pam Without Boundaries” Monday, February 18th, 11am, to hear Mother Banjo—aka Ellen Stanley—talk about creating original gospel songs, crediting the new album to the Mother Banjo Band, and what’s next for a songwriter who’s seemingly done it all in the folk music world.

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Liberty Finch and DJ Izzy welcome Mr. Zero to the Pop Shop on Tuesday, Oct 9, from midnight to 2am. The retail king of pop culture, Mr Zero’s shop in Roseville offers vinyl LPs and 45s, CDs, turntables, toys, games, posters and collectables. Tune into the Pop Shop each week to hear powerpop, bubblegum, psychedelic, garage, rock and more! Hits, misses and ephemera, every Monday night into Tuesday morning from midnight to 2am.

Have you listened to JAZZED UP AND BONKERS yet? Its part of KFAI’s new Web Exclusive programming.

Sir Paul McCartney dropped by Minneapolis on Saturday for a stop on his Out There tour, and everyone within Target Field that night witnessed what could be considered a concert that may very well have been pulled straight from a fan’s wildest dream. The weather was perfect, free of humidity or rain, and the ever-present Minneapolis skyline provided a serene backdrop for the legendary performance taking place.

The Liverpudlian performed a monster three-hour set, which included two encores, as energetically as ever, hopping between his signature bass guitar, a piano, acoustic and electric guitars, and a ukulele. The setlist contained a multitude of Beatles classics, including Paperback Writer, We Can Work It Out, Lady Madonna, Blackbird, Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da, and Let It Be, as well as several numbers from Wings and McCartney’s solo career, such as Listen To What The Man Said, Band On The Run, Maybe I’m Amazed, and Live and Let Die. Sir Paul even played a few songs off of his most recent release, New, including Save Us, New, and Queenie Eye.

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