September 10, 2017 – If the Free Was Whiskey



James takes us on a solo shot of whiskey. This one is warm going down your eardrums.

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Feat. Ancient Shapes, Can (RIP Holger Czukay), Steely Dan (RIP Walter Becker), Eric Chenaux, Mort Garson, Rita Lee, Professor Longhair, Todd Maduke, Travis Tritt, The Armstrong Family, The Irish Descendants, Neal Morse, Cr5 Bluegrass, Garth Brooks, Willie Dixon, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Buck Owens, Metronomy, and Ilya Toshinskiy.

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September 3, 2017 – Kick is the Day



This one’s all wet behind the ears with more than a bit of Japanese noodling. James and Clara-Swan serve up a bit of variety for new and returning students everywhere!

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Feat. Viswanath Das, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Reverend Gary Davis, Dean Martin, Laurie Anderson, Ry Cooder, Iggy Pop, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, Shalabi Effect, 野獣王国 (Yajyu Ohkoku), Yes, イエロー・マジック・オーケストラ (Yellow Magic Orchestra), 加山雄三 ‎– 加山雄三のすべて〜ザ・ランチャーズとともに (Yuzo Kayama and the Launchers), 東京事変 (Tokyo Incidents), The Who, Cartoon Lizard, Adam & Amethysts, Bonobo, Japanese Breakfast, and The The.

August 27, 2017 – Master Kicks and Singles



A peach of a show, featuring James’ and Clara-Swan’s musical selections for the end of a mad, mad August.

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Feat. Louis Armstrong, Harmonia Ensemble, Jerry Goldsmith, Chet Baker, Cab Calloway, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Mingus Big Band, Sexteto de la Constelacion de Colombia, Joni Void, Peaches, AC/DC, Mr. Something Something, Alaclair Ensemble, Zephram , Blood, Slow Down Molasses, Arto Lindsay & Melvin Gibbs, and Stefan Christoff & Nick Schofield

August 20, 2017 – A Freekick Astray



James and Clara-Swan rummaged through their music collections and this is what they came up with. Dive right in!

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Feat. Jeffrey Lewis, Thumbscrew: Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek, Tomas Fujiwara, Nicole Mitchell, Tidiani Koné & Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, Mark O’Leary / Ståle Storløkken / Stein Inge Braekhus, Mike Essoudry’s Mashed Potato Mashers, The New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra, Ray Charles & The Count Basie Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Le fruit vert, Tanzania Albinism Collective, Japandroids, Perturbator, Saint Pepsi, Carpenter Brut, M|O|O|N, El Tigr3, and Nø Fåuxs and Millagram

August 13, 2017 – Dances in the Kick



James welcomes John Sturchio in studio for a New York minute, featuring soundtracks that have scored the days of our lives.

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Feat. Mort Garson, Glen Campbell (RIP), Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Farafina, Tom Collier, Luke Million, Ennio Morricone, Thomas Newman, They Might be Giants, Joe “Bean” Esposito, Christopher Tyng, New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra & Joe Hisaishi, Annibale E I Cantori Moderni, Massive Attack, Master Musicians of Bukkake, Nightstop, Chicano Batman, Archaics, Chairs, Culture Club, A-Ha, Jimmy Cliff, Loup Garou, Rodriguez, A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, and Skeletons

August 6, 2017 – Je Suis Kick



Just James and Clara-Swan spinning out on a Sunday in August

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Feat. Bill Orcutt, Michael Snow & Jesse Stewart, Lejsovka & Freund, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Gringo Star, Klezmatics, NxWorries, Ella Fitzgerald, Los Folkloristas, Rusalnaia, Alder & Ash, The Microscopic Septet, Songhoy Blues, Iggy Pop, Mudhoney, The Dead C, Jesse James, Palberta, Alien Sex Fiend, Descendants, Hobo Lord, Trailer Camp, Grimes, and The Budos Band

July 30, 2017 – À St-Henri



Craig Sauvé gets my vote à St-Henri!

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Feat. Raymond Lévesque, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jefferson Airplane, Kviria Ensemble, Nir Felder, Virvum, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Laura Mikkola, Kids Eat Crayons, Hjaltalin, Howard Shore, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Do Make Say Think, Black Atlass, Minor Threat, Hank Wood And The Hammerheads, Coalesce, Animals As Leaders, Nicholas Nicholas, Rheya, and Japanese Breakfast