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Sound Advice: Classical Music

July 20, 2017

Cale Wiggins features compositions by Bach and Gallois in this week's Sound Advice.

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Jazz Director Gary Vercelli Discusses New Releases From International Artists

July 13, 2017

Jazz music director Gary Vercelli examines fresh new releases by an Italian pianist, a Brazil-loving vocalist, an Argentine saxophonist, and an iconic jazz fusion group paired with a German big band.

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California WorldFest 2017 Lineup Includes Michael Franti & Spearhead, Supaman

July 6, 2017

Festival Director Julie Baker talks about the 2017 lineup and the growth of the event after 21 years of celebrating music.

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Sound Advice: Death Grips, Male Gaze And Cruel Summer

June 22, 2017

"Hey, Listen!" host Nick Brunner taps a New Zealand folk musician for the best quiet earworm we’ve heard in a while. Also, music from a Death Grips side project, San Francisco’s Male Gaze and (appropriately this week) Cruel Summer.

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Jazz Host Gary Vercelli Samples Foot-Tapping Tracks On Sound Advice

June 15, 2017 | Gary G. Vercelli

It's a good time to be a jazz lover. On Sound Advice, Gary Vercelli joins us with five new selections recently released and sure to get your foot tapping. We'll hear tracks from Bria Skonberg and Terry Gibbs.

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The Music Of 'Twin Peaks' Featuring Bowie, David Lynch And The Pixies

May 25, 2017

Hey, Listen! host Nick Brunner talks about why "Twin Peaks" and the work of David Lynch is as aural an experience as it is visual one with music from David Bowie, Chromatics and composer Angelo Badalamenti.

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Submerge Magazine Cofounder Jonathan Carabba Hosts Sound Advice

May 18, 2017

Jonathan Carabba, co-founder of Submerge Magazine, a Sacramento-based arts and entertainment publication, joins us with new music from local artists, including Sunmonks, Petaluma and Sunday School.

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Music With A Spin: New Releases On Old Classics

May 11, 2017 | Kevin Doherty

Classical host Kevin Doherty will host this week's Sound Advice. The theme he will be following is classics you've heard of, but with a new take on them.

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Sound Advice: Electrocuted Elephants And Music From 'Bob's Burgers'

May 4, 2017

Hey, Listen! Host Nick Brunner samples music from two local record labels on this week's Sound Advice.

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Sound Advice: First Festival Returns To Sacramento For The Third Time

April 27, 2017

A festival celebrating Sacramento’s music, arts and comedy scene kicks off next weekend. First Festival organizer Danielle Vincent drops by Insight with a special Sound Advice profiling all the bands that will be performing.