October 15, 2017 – Jimmy T. Kick

An impressive array of new and old sounds at play in this edition. Just James and Swan kickin’ it down the stream…

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Feat. Lake of Stew, Autorickshaw, Baked Goods, Céu, NSD, Parliament, The New Groove Orchestra, Chicano Batman, Storsveit Nix Noltes, The Kinks, Hawkwind, Au Pairs, Chicago Afrobeat Project ft. Tony Allen, Pierre Kwenders, Wes Montgomery, Chain Mail, Mile Davis, and Baka Forest People.


October 8, 2017 – Free Hunter

Are you looking for something different? You will probably find it right here. New and old, free and bold, this show will keep your toes a tappin’

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Feat. Autorickshaw, David S. Ware Trio, Moths & Locusts, Deerhoof, Buzzcocks, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, Absolute Whores, Primus, Do Make Say Think, My Bloody Valentine, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (RIP), Syd Barrett, Antibalas, The Ryan Oliver Quartet, Thelonious Moog, Mitsuru Sutoh, and Suba.

October 1, 2017 – Free Hive

Lots of new releases and some dusty gems from James and Clara-Swan to kick off the October fundraising month at CKUT!

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Feat. Mon Doux Saigneur, William Parker Quartet, Trio-Da-Kali & Kronos Quartet, The Souljazz Orchestra, Westaway, Partner, Mojave 3, METZ, Sloan, Metric, Spirit of the West, Something About Reptiles, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Taj Mahal and Toumani Diabate, Chicago Afrobeat Project with Tony Allen, Jack Pine and the Fire, The Chieftains and The Rolling Stones, and Boosh and the Dip

September 24, 2017 – Example #freekickradio

An exemplary edition this week, featuring musical selections from Clara-Swan and James designed to cool the brain during an unexpected autumn heatwave.

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Feat. Zlata & Shaun Sandor, Orchestre National de Jazz, Christine Jensen, Parc X Trio, Modest Mouse, William Shatner, Maná, Tito Rodriguez, Zex, Belda & Sanjosex, Lejsovka & Freund, Giant Claw, Laurie Anderson, Charles Bradley (RIP), Run the Jewels, Soclose, Illa J, Alaclair Ensemble, Herbie Hancock, and Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble

September 17, 2017 – Free Is Beautiful

A modest solo show from Clara-Swan. Insert your earbuds and groove to the late summer vibe.

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Feat. Eric Cartman (Trey Parker), Can (RIP, Holger Czukay), Hüsker Dü (RIP, Grant Hart), Tony Allen, Hugo Fattoruso, Deodato, Marius Furche, (The Egyptians), Vijaya Anand, Googoosh, Iggy Pop, Big Star, Blick Bassy, Nutsak, Cambalache!, Inner Circle, John Holt, Thelonious Moog, and Stefan Christoff & Nick Schofield.

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.

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.