Cozmic

Whetherman, Live at KLCC

Aug 20, 2015
Photo by Eric Alan

Whetherman is the stage name of Nicholas Williams, who has released six CDs in recent years on an independent path, including his latest CD Seeds for Harvest. He’s also been touring relentlessly during those years as well, whether it’s with a full band or solo. He’s continuing that touring with two performances in the KLCC listening region, including August 20th at Cozmic in Eugene, and on Friday night, August 21st at Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove. He stopped by the KLCC studios for songs and stories.

Photo by Eric Alan

Steven Graves brings his American roots music and a full band to the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove on July 31st, and to Cozmic in Eugene on Saturday evening, August 1st. Both shows are free. The band is touring behind the sixth and newest Steven Graves CD, Mission Bell, which includes appearances from longtime KLCC friends Keith Greeninger and Dayan Kai, who co-produced the CD with Steven. The Steven Graves Band visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation on a hot Friday afternoon.

Photo by Eric Alan

The band Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian quintet led by songwriter Tony Dekker, who've gained acclaim for their melodic folk rock, including a nomination for a Juno award. Their newest release,  A Forest of Arms, was recorded in part in a cave in Canada. Before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on Monday, June 8th, they visited the KLCC studios for songs and conversation.

Becca Stevens is one this era’s most distinctive and unclassifiable songwriters and guitarists, with influences ranging from jazz to classical, pop and folk. She’s touring with the Becca Stevens Band from New York, and they will appear at Cozmic in Eugene on Monday, June 1st. She speaks with Eric Alan about perfection vs. imperfection, the studio as an instrument, and the joys of a long-time band. Includes music from her most recent release, Perfect Animal.

Photo by Eric Alan

Fingerstyle guitarists Brooks Robertson and John Standefer have been blending their individual styles to create a sonic partnership since meeting in Nashville a few years back. 2014 found them releasing their first album together as a duo, We Came to Play, which was named the top album of the year from the National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. Before returning to Eugene for a show at Cozmic on Saturday evening, January 3rd, they joiined us live in the KLCC studios to celebrate the new year.

Taking Art to the Streets

Sep 23, 2014

A public forum about street art will be held at Cozmic in Eugene on Tuesday evening. Panelist Isaac Marquez, the City of Eugene’s Public Art Manager, speaks with Eric Alan about creating engaging public art, the boundaries between art and graffiti, and how street art is pushing contemporary art forward. 

Photo by Eric Alan

Mother Falcon is an independent rock orchestra from Austin Texas, who are breaking down boundaries between genres, performing everything from original vocal songs to Stravinsky and Radiohead covers. After being voted “Best None of the Above” in Austin three years in a row, they were featured in an NPR Tiny Desk concert last year.  Before appearing at Cozmic in Eugene on September 10th, they performed live in the SELCO Performance Hall of the KLCC studios.

Photo by Eric Alan

The six-piece Seattle ensemble Hey Marseilles merges orchestral and pop textures, and have been featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series, among other places. They've released two acclaimed albums to date, including the most recent one Lines We Trace. They joined us in the KLCC studios to share two new songs and one older one, before performing at Cozmic in Eugene on July 2nd.

Elias Kauhane is an Oahu native who will be the featured performer at this month’s Aloha Friday at Cozmic in Eugene, bringing Hawaiian culture to the Willamette Valley in an evening that also features "Hello Summer Songs" and a quiz on the birds of Hawaii. Elias Kauhane joins Eric Alan in the KLCC studios for music and conversation about the shifting culture of Hawaii, including the newly enlivened movement around Hawaiian sovereignty.

Photo by Eric Alan

Eugene musician Tyler Fortier has been busy lately, both as a producer and a songwriter. He’ll celebrate both aspects this Saturday, June 14th at Cozmic in Eugene. It’s a CD release party for his own new CD, Black and White Heart, and for Beth Wood’s new release, Sometimes Love, which he produced. He visited the KLCC studios for two live songs and one from his new CD.

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