Photos of Cedar & Boyer, the Local Lounge guests for Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Photos by Matt Loi.
Photos of Matthew Sonntag, the Local Lounge guest for Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Photos by Matt Loi.
Photos of Bristol, the Local Lounge guests for Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 10 pm PDT. Photos by Matt Loi.
Wow, another year gone! Having been the producer (talent scout, artist contact, public relations, interview facilitator, audio engineer, voice-over guy, photographer, videographer, and web editor) of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge since mid-2007, I've had the pleasure of working with many fine local musicians. Whether it's pop, rock, indie, funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, folk, or "other", I take pleasure in accommodating any well-written, well-performed, original music from Spokane and beyond. The groups that have a solid, local buzz-factor and the emerging artists both have a place here. On a technical note, in 2011 I've refined my skills at capturing the sound of a fully-amped band live in our studio and have added a multi-camera perspective to the videos, giving a more accurate, intimate frame of reference to the fans, both aurally and visually. I personally want to thank Northern Quest Resort & Casino for sponsoring the Local Lounge this year...we deeply appreciate their support!
To showcase the huge variety in local talent that I've featured on the show in this dwindling year, it's time for The Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge 2011! This New Year's Day you will hear the top ten artists I've featured this year: a song performed live in our studio plus a bit of chit-chat from each artist. As before, I'm using Facebook to get some vital input from our listeners. If you can get to web-enabled computing device before about 8pm this Sunday, it's not too late for you to vote! Simply log-in to your Facebook account, go to the official 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge Facebook fan page, "like" the fan page, and leave a comment stating your pick. If you need a refresher, click here to see a list of previous artists on the left side of the page. That evening, I will determine the best-represented artists on the Facebook fan page, insert a few of my own personal favorites, and chat a bit about the show.
You can hear the result on The Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge 2011 this New Year's Day (Sunday, January 1st, 2012) at 10 pm PST. Tune your radio to 103.1 FM in the Spokane/Post Falls/Coeur d'Alene/Ritzville area or listen live to the on-line audio stream at this website. Just click on the "Listen Live" link in the upper-left corner of this page. You can also listen to the live broadcast on your iPhone, Android, or Blackberry with the iheartradio app.
Here are the "Best of the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge" shows from previous years:
Be sure to "like" the Local Lounge Facebook fan page, where you'll get the latest updates regarding who's on the show...and no spam!
Expect another year of excellent local musicians on the 103.1 KCDA Local Lounge in 2012!
Have a snappy new year,
103.1 KCDA Local Lounge producer
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