New Music

Tuesday - Thursday 2pm-4pm & 10pm-mid

New Music specializes in new releases, bringing listeners "the best of the new" as chosen by Northern Community Radio's music director. Rock, folk/Americana, blues, soul, world beat and jazz are all represented in the mix.

Maggie Montgomery

The band Dancing Light stopped by the KBXE studio in Bemidji recently to sing a couple songs and tell a few stories. Their long career locally means there was lots to talk about. It was fun to have Greg, Kiki, and Sabbastian on the air live. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

From Austin, Texas, folk duo Dawn & Hawkes came through the KAXE studio last week while in Northern Minnesota.

Listen below to hear a couple songs from their beautiful new album, The Other Side, how they write together as a married couple, trying to make the world a better place through music, and perhaps most shockingly, they still listen to an ipod!

Nate Ryan

The CenterStage Concert Series is back! This collaboration between Northern Community Radio and The Reif Center is going strong into its third season. The third Thursday of every month, this series takes place in the Mary Ives Studio Theater at The Reif Center; a 200-seat intimate venue with a listening-room vibe where the audience is tuned IN to the musicianship on stage.

Cameron Kinghorn and Kevin Gastonguay of Nooky Jones stopped by the KBXE studios to talk about performing in Bemidji and their upcoming album which will feature a more funked up sound to get people up and dancing. Hear the whole conversation by clicking below.

Hear 2 hours of Minnesota music and interviews on CenterStage Minnesota--Fridays at 2 and 10.

Peggy Stevens

Trapper Schoepp and his brother Tanner visited the KBXE studios recently to tell stories on CenterStage Minnesota. The normally do that through music, but they also had some in just words, too. Look for a new album, Prime Time Illusionin 2019. Until then, you can hear the conversation by clicking the link below.

Katherine Kingsland

Nooky Jones brought some soul to Bemidji along with Fargo hip hop band, D Mills and the Thrills. KAXE/KBXE on-air volunteer, Shane Kingsland went to the show at Rail River Folk School, and had this review for us (DISCLAIMER: this may make you really upset that you missed the show. In that case, don't miss out next time!):

Starting as a duo with one acoustic guitar, The Sea The Sea has grown into a full blown band, out with a new album, From the Light.  The band, led by Chuck and Mira Stanley, came through northern Minnesota on tour, and stopped by the KAXE studios for an in-studio session.

"...That was sort of a mission statement, if we have one with our music, was to always remind people that they're not alone...alone in their struggles...alone in their joys..."  - Mira Stanley

Little Bobby [Houle] called in to CenterStage Minnesota to talk about a series of concerts he's playing in the area to promote his latest DVD, a biography of his life so far, before he heads to Arkansas to continue his long career as a blues musician from Red Lake. All money from the DVD's purchased will support the Wounded Warrior's Project. Hear the whole interview by clicking below.

Singer Lady Midnight visited the KBXE studio during CenterStage Minnesota recently. She talked about her music and a variety of artistic endeavors including helping kids at Red Lake Secondary Complex write a song and create a music video now available online. Hear the interview by clicking below.

  Jonathan Edwards of Wayward stopped in the KBXE studios for a CenterStage Minnesota live interview. Jonathan’s been performing house concerts recently creating an opportunity to get to know fans and friends alike. Find out more about Wayward at waywardsongs.com where you can order music, see concert dates, and check out new songs for an upcoming album.

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