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San Diego Bluegrass Band Prairie Sky Performs In The KPBS Studio

Sept. 5
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

In the final installment of Midday Edition's first summer music series we hear from one of San Diego's finest bluegrass bands. Prairie Sky stopped by the KPBS studio to perform and talk about Appalachian music.

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Bi-National Band La Diabla Combines Traditional Cumbia Music With Spirit Of Tijuana

Aug. 29
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The band La Diabla brings its bi-national dance party wherever it goes. As part of the Midday Edition Summer Music Series, musicians Ivan Rodriguez, Adrian Rodriguez and Jose Bolanos stopped by the KPBS studio to share their influences and some history about cumbia music.

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Euphoria Brass Band Brings West Coast Second Line Jazz To KPBS

Aug. 22
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

As part of the Midday Edition Summer music series San Diego's Euphoria Brass Band stopped by KPBS to share their special brand of funky west coast “second line” jazz and talk about how they started.

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Herbie Hancock Reflects On The Influences And Highlights Of His Career

Aug. 19
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

San Diego will have a chance to hear the pianist, composer and bandleader, Herbie Hancock in concert Tuesday night at Humphreys Concerts by the bay. Hancock joined Midday Edition Monday to talk about who influenced his sound and creativity.

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Family Rockabilly Band The Sea Monks Perform In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 15
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego family band The Sea Monks perform their coastal country tunes in the KPBS studio.

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Rebecca Jade And The Cold Fact Perform Songs From Their New Album 'Running Out Of Time'

Aug. 8
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

The San Diego band Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact have a funk infused-soul sound that hearkens back to the 70s Motown and Stax-record era.

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The Parker Meridien Announces New Album And Performs In The KPBS Studio

Aug. 1
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

The San Diego band, the Parker Meridien, performs as part of the KPBS Midday Edition Summer Music Series.

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Local Artist, Karl Denson, Talks New Album And Inspiration

March 14
By Jade Hindmon, Kurt Kohnen

Denson talks about the inspiration behind his band's new album, "Gnomes and Badgers."

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Wayne Kramer And MC50 Perform At San Diego House Of Blues Wednesday

Oct. 3, 2018
By Kurt Kohnen

Fifty years ago, Wayne Kramer and his band the Motor City 5 released their debut album “Kick Out the Jams,” high energy rock 'n roll that provided the soundtrack to a youth movement of social and political revolution.

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El Vez Brings Mr. Bob's "Unhappy Hour" To The Casbah Monday Night

May 14, 2018
By Kurt Kohnen, Maureen Cavanaugh

San Diego’s own Robert Lopez has lived an exciting life performing around the world, but not really as himself. He's better known, either on national television shows or opening for rock stars in a gold lamé Mariachi suit, as the Mexican Elvis, El Vez.

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