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Dengue Fever - Rom Say Sok

March 31, 2015
Dengue Fever has been feature on our World chart a few weeks in a row now. Their latest album, The Deepest Lake, on Tuk Tuk Records (created by the band) debuted at KAFM earlier this year and provides a mix of Cambodian traditional sounds with jammy surfer rock:

Keep it tuned to KAFM to hear more from Dengue Fever!  
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Charts for March 20 - 26

March 27, 2015
We have a lot of new names all over the charts this week!

Jazz: We have a new number one, and a few debuts on this chart!

1    RONGETZ FOUNDATION    Kiss Kiss Double Jab    (Heavenly Sweetness)
2    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    Whole Wheat Oats    (Self-Released)
3    RAPHAEL WRESSNIG    Soul Gumbo    (Self-Released)
4    DANA LANDRY QUARTET    Standard Elevation    (Artist Alliance)
5    KEVIN EUBANKS AND STANLEY JORDAN    Duets    (Mack Avenue)
6    BRIAN PARESCHI    Brian Pareschi And The B P Express    (Self-Released)
7    CHARLES RUGGIERO    Boom Bang, Boom Bang!    (Rondette)
8    SASHA'S BLOC    Heart On Fire    (Self-Released)
9    LA LUCHA    Standards, Not Standards    (Blue Line)
10    MIKE OSBORNE    Dawn    (Cuneiform)

World - Quick read more or view full article Intended Immigration stays on top, but a few new names crop up:

1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    PERUQUOIS    The Original Essence    (Self-Released)
3    NIYAZ    The Fourth Light    (Six Degrees)
4    DENGUE FEVER    The Deepest Lake    (Tuk Tuk)
5    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
6    IBEYI    Ibeyi    (XL)
7    SKINTS    FM    (Easy Star)
8    QUITAPENAS    Quitapenas    (White Iris)
9    BATIDA    Dois    (Soundway)
10    DOM LA NENA    Soyo    (Six Degrees)

College - Steve Earle takes that top spot again this week, and the Decemberists hold strong in the top 5...

1    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
2    VESPERS    Sisters And Brothers    (Tone Tree-Black Suit)
3    LOW CUT CONNIE    Hi Honey    (Contender)
4    BRANDI CARLILE    The Firewatcher's Daughter    (ATO)
5    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
6    HUSBAND    The Money    (Husband)
7    SASKWATCH    Nose Dive    (NorthSide)
8    COLLEEN GREEN    I Want To Grow Up    (Hardly Art)
9    ALL WE ARE    All We Are    (Domino)
10    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)

Roots - A few new names in here, and for the second week in it's second week here, Mark Knoplfer takes that top spot!

1    MARK KNOPFLER    Tracker    (Verve)
2    GHOST TOWN BLUES BAND    Hard Road to Hoe    (Self-Released)
3    LILLY HIATT    Royal Blue    (Normaltown)
4    PAULA BOGGS BAND   Carnival of Miracles    (Self-Released)
5    ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL    Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys    (Bismeaux Records)
6    TOOTS LORRAINE    Make It Easy    (Self-Released)
7    MY OWN HOLIDAY    Reason to Bleed    (Electro Groove)
8    DANIELLE NICOLE    Advance EP    (Conchord)
9    VARIOUS ARTISTS     20 Years Anniversary - Ruf Records    (Ruf Records)
10    KEITH GREENINGER    Soul Connection    (WNS Group)

Keep listening for more great new music - only at KAFM! Read Less
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New Releases - March 16th

March 16, 2015
We feel like it's finally Spring. Here's some new music to listen to in the sunshine:

Mark Knopfler Tracker (Verve) - Americana

Great Lake Swimmers A Forest of Arms (Nettwerk) - Alternative

Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan Duets (Mack Ave.) - Jazz

Tune in and turn it up!
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Throwback Thursday - Infamous Stringdusters

March 12, 2015
This week last year, we were really excited about the new album from Bluegrass outfit, The Infamous Stringdusters!

Let It Go was released on High County Recordings. Ol' Dog had this to say on the album:

This group just keeps getting better. They blend bluegrass, country and folk for a tasty feast. Nothing bad here!

The album kept up on our Roots Charts for a while, and continues to be played on various shows.
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Music Bureau Recommends - March 11

March 11, 2015
We're wading through all of our new music - but here's what we're recommending!

Spuyten Duyvil - The Social Music Hour Vol. I (Self-Released) - Americana

Whitehorse - Leave No Bridge Unburned (Six Shooter Records) - Rock/Pop

Asleep At the Wheel - Still the King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys (Bismeaux Records) - Americana/Country

We've got a ton of other great new albums - keep it tuned to hear more!
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New Releases - March 9th

March 9, 2015
A lot of new names and sounds at the station lately! Here are a few new releases we've got up right now!

The Local Strangers Take What You Can Carry (TLS) - Rock

Greg Nagy Stranded (Big O Records) - Blues

Iron & Wine Archives Vol. 1 (Black Cricket) - Alternative

Tune in to 88.1 to hear these and more new releases!
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Charts for February 27 - March 5

March 6, 2015
Our first week of March brings us some new names on the charts! And a lot of familiar ones:

Jazz - Bill Frisell keeps that top spot this week...

1    BILL FRISELL    Guitar In The Space Age!    (OKeh)
2    ANNIE LENNOX    Nostalgia    (Blue Note)
3    OATMEAL JAZZ COMBO    (Whole Wheat Oats)
4    JAGA JAZZIST    '94-'14    (Ninja Tune)
5    JAMES FARM    City Folk    (Nonesuch)
6    AL MUIRHEAD    It's About Time    (Chronograph)
7    JEREMY PELT    Tales, Musings, And Other Reveries    (HighNote)
8    TOM HARRELL    Trip    (HighNote)
9    MICROSCOPIC SEPTET    Manhattan Moonrise    (Cuneiform)
10    TIM FARRELL    Cascadia    (Magrathea)

World - There are a few debuts this week on our World chart, Quick read more or view full article with Intednded Immigration back up!

1    INTENDED IMMIGRATION    Una Cartina    (Wooden Hat)
2    IREESH LAL    Ethnotronica    (Self-Released)
3    TERRA GUITARRA    Firelight   (Arc)
4    QUITAPENAS    Quitapenas    (White Iris)
5    RED BARAAT    Gaadi Of Truth    (Sinj)
6    DOM LA NENA    Soyo    (Six Degrees)
7    CHIMURENGA RENAISSANCE    Kudada Nekuva Munhu Mutema    (Brick Lane)
8    REBEL TUMBAO    Rebel Tumbao    (Sacred Rhythm)
9    PAA KOW    Ask    (Self-Released)
10    FANTASMA    Eye Of The Sun [EP]    (Soundway)

College - Look at how many new names there are here!

1    STEVE EARLE    Terraplane    (New West)
2    JD MCPHERSON    Let The Good Times Roll    (Rounder)
3    RYAN BINGHAM    Fear And Saturday Night    (Axster Bingham)
4    BELLE AND SEBASTIAN    Girls In Peacetime Want To Dance    (Matador)
5    DECEMBERISTS    What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World    (Capitol)
6    CHAPPO    Celebrate [EP]    (Votiv)
7    CROOK AND THE BLUFF    Down To The Styx    (Self-Released)
8    ROBERT EARL KEEN    Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions    (Dualtone)
9    TOMAS PAGAN MOTTA    Tomas Pagan Motta    (Eight Gang)
10    DISTRICTS    A Flourish And A Spoil    (Fat Possum)

Roots - The Mavericks keep up on this chart once again:

1    THE MAVERICKS    Mono    (Valery Music)
2    SKYLA BURRELL BAND    Blues Scars    (Redeye)
3    HARRISON KENNEDY    This is From Here    (Electrofi)
4    BLUES DISCIPLES    Big Beat    (Land O Blues)
5    MIKE ZITO AND THE WHEEL    Songs From the Road    (Ruf Records)
6    JEFF JENSEN    Morose Elephant    (Swing Suit)
7    TINSLEY ELLIS    Tough Love    (Heartfixer)
8    TAS CRU   You Keep the Money    (Crustee Tees)
9    LILLY HIATT    Royal Blue   (NormalTown)
10    JIM ED BROWN    In Style Again    (Plowboy)

We're getting more and more new music in all the time - keep it tuned to see who climbs up the charts! Read Less
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New Releases - March 2

March 2, 2015
Holy Cow, it's March already! We're looking at sunnier days, and here are some new releases we added for it!

Caravan Of Thieves Kiss Kiss (Buckaroo) - Americana

Nathan Gourley and Laura Pederson Life is Checkered (Self-Released) - Celtic

Bombadil Hold On (Ramseur Records) - Alternative

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