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Infinity Hall Live Previous Broadcasts

Tim Reynolds & Tr3 (Episode #104H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 24, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Tim Reynolds & TR3 bring killer guitar riffs and rock and roll funk to the hallowed walls of Infinity Hall. Reynolds, best known for his collaborations with the Dave Matthews Band, is widely regarded as underrated master, highly skilled at guitar, bass, piano, sitar, mandolin, violin and various instruments of ethnic percussion. Amazing audiences all over the world for more than 35 years, Reynolds has perfected a unique performance style that he brings to this extraordinary set. Born in Germany, Reynolds began playing music at a young age in his parents' church. Following high school graduation, Reynolds left home and moved to Charlottesville, Virginia where he began playing at local bars. Away from his parents' strict moral and behavioral instruction, Reynolds was able to experiment, developing his own sound. After forming the original TR3 in the early '90s, Reynolds began touring. Simultaneously, he collaborated with a young Dave Matthews on his early performances and albums. Today, Reynolds continues to tour with the Dave Matthews Band lending his unmatched guitar skill to the group. Reynolds is accomplished at nearly 30 musical instruments. When his musical mastery is combined with his flawless improvisation and complex riffs,the result is an unforgettable rock performance.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 25, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Keb' Mo' (Episode #103H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Contemporary blues musician and three-time Grammy winner Keb' Mo' takes the stage alongside his band of top musicians. With Les Falconer III on drums, Vail Johnson on bass, Michael Hicks on keyboards, Kevin So on keyboards and guitar and Jeff Paris on guitar, mandolin and harmonica, the band's full sound and Mo's incomparable blues style engulf the elated audience. Keb' Mo' - formerly known as Kevin Moore - was born in South Los Angeles to parents from the Deep South. Often described as a living link to the seminal Delta blues of the past, he describes his style as a combination of the music he grew up listening to: blues, country, soul and folk. "I'm kind of a hybrid version of all those things thrown together," he says. His multi-faceted career includes portraying one of his blues influences, Robert Johnson, in the 1998 documentary Can't You Hear the Wind Howl? Mo' and his band open the show at Infinity Hall with "Inside Outside, " a song from his most recent album, Reflection. Mo' describes the album as the "culmination of all of my influences throughout my career." He also treats the crowd to his slow groove single "The Whole Enchilada," which he describes as a song that "reminds us men that when you are out there courting and falling in love that there's just a few things to keep in mind." Television fans will recognize his tune "I See Love," the theme song from the CBS sitcom Mike & Molly. Plus, the band doesn't disappoint with "Life is Beautiful" from his 2006 release Suitcase, and several other songs from his Grammy award-winning albums. This program captures the energy of the crowd during Mo's rousing performance. The band closes the show on a high note with the inspirational "A Better Man," a song created for the charity organization "Playing for Change" which inspires peace in the world through music.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 18, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

The Robert Cray Band (Episode #301H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 16, 2015 -- 9:00 PM

This five-time Grammy Award-winner's guitar presence is legendary. Robert Cray is well-known as one of the few blues artists to cross over into top-40 stardom and his stellar career has included high profile collaborations with icons like B.B. King and Eric Clapton. In 2011, his induction into the Blues Hall of Fame solidified his status as one of the greatest guitarists of his generation. At Infinity Hall, backed by one of the best bands in the business, Cray blazes through a scorching set that includes tracks from his brand new album In My Soul.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 17, 2015 -- 3:00 AM

Wilson Phillips (Episode #102H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Wilson Phillips, one of the biggest selling all-female groups in music history hits the Infinity Hall stage for an unforgettable night of nostalgia and chart-topping songs. The group, made up of Chynna Phillips, Wendy Wilson and Carnie Wilson, first reached the top of the Billboard charts in 1991 and have seen a resurgence in the past year with their appearance in the hit film Bridesmaids and their new reality series, Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On. Another reason for their return to center stage? They have a hit record! Their new CD, Dedicated, - which has topped the Amazon contemporary pop vocal charts - is a tribute to the music of their iconic parents; Chynna is the daughter of Michelle and John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas and Wendy and Carnie are the daughters of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Displaying the same tight, lush harmonies their parents were known for in their music, Wilson Phillips gives these beloved songs a new appeal in this intimate concert sure to pull on the heartstrings of multiple generations. The group opens the concert with their #1 chart-topping ballad "Release Me," much to the delight of the crowd, but soon they kick off their high heels and get comfortable singing the nostalgic harmony-rich songs of their extended musical families. From the Mamas and the Papas repertoire, Wilson Phillips performs "12: 30", "Monday, Monday" and the song that inspired the Dedicated CD, "California Dreamin'". Carnie Wilson explained, "Last year we were at a private party and decided just for the party to sing 'California Dreamin''. After we sang that together, our manager asked 'What do you think about doing a cover album of the Mamas and the Papas and the Beach Boys?' I said 'When do we start?'" Fans of the Beach Boys won't be disappointed either as the group covers some of their most best-loved songs. From "God Only Knows" and "In My Room" to "Wouldn't it Be Nice," Wilson Phillips' performance of these tunes full of intricate, gorgeous harmonies gives them a fresh new tenderness. And it's a true family affair with Carnie's husband Rob Bonfiglio on guitar and Matt Jardine, the son of Beach Boys founding member Al Jardine, singing back-up vocals. Though the ladies of Wilson Phillips have grown up, married and now have nine children between them, they can still bring the house down with their most iconic hit song "Hold On," which serves as their finale.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Mon, May 11, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Los Lonely Boys (Episode #305H)

KQED Life: Sat, May 9, 2015 -- 9:00 PM

Hailing from San Angelo, TX, Los Lonely Boys are a sibling trio whose music draws equally on a diverse and wide-ranging blend of influences from Tex-Mex and Tejano to Rock, Blues and beyond. The Grammy-winning band of brothers - Henry, Jojo and Ringo - take the Infinity Hall stage during a tour in support of their current release Revelation. From stadium rock to ballads, their lively set features down-home grooves spiced by their Conjunto, country and blues roots.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Sun, May 10, 2015 -- 3:00 AM

Aimee Mann (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann performs with bassist Paul Bryan, keyboardist Jamie Edwards, and drummer Sebastian Aymanns. Before launching into "High on Sunday 51" from her 2002 release Lost in Space, Mann welcomes the audience with her unique sense of humor. "Let me cheer you up with some songs of depression, heartache and dysfunction," she says. Mann's career stretches back to the 1980s when her new wave band, 'Til Tuesday, gained popularity on MTV with their hit song "Voices Carry." She released her first solo album, Whatever, in 1993, and has been going strong ever since. "For ten years I've had my own label and released my own records, so it's been very freeing to not have to worry about pleasing anybody else," says Mann. Mann's successes include Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for the song "Save Me" from the film soundtrack for Magnolia. Mann performs a poignant version of "Save Me" along with another song from the film, "Wise Up". Her performance at Infinity Hall includes a variety of songs from past albums, as well as several new songs. This program captures Mann in the perfect atmosphere for her poetic lyrics and witty stage banter. The intimate performance of this accomplished artist is not to be missed.

Barenaked Ladies (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Mon, May 4, 2015 -- 5:00 AM

Barenaked Ladies brings a comically upbeat quality to alternative rock. After 25 years together, the band continues to win over fans with their witty, tongue-twisting lyrics and light-hearted style. Despite their years on the road, they still bring the same kinetic stage presence to their shows, complete with improvised raps, animated dancing and humorous banter between songs. Barenaked Ladies was born in the late 80s in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Canada when the duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page began playing acoustic shows as the opening acts for comedy troupes. The experience proved influential for them as they learned the importance of inserting humor into their songs and performances. The group soon added Jim Creeggan on bass, his brother Andy on keyboards and Tyler Stewart on drums. In order to increase their visibility locally, the group began independently releasing audio cassettes, but 1991's Yellow Tape exceeded all their expectations. Fueled in part by a press story about Toronto's mayor banning their performance near City Hall since she believed their name to be demeaning of women, sales of Barenaked Ladies' Yellow Tape soared, making it the first independently released record to reach platinum status in Canada. The band's first full album, Gordon was released in 1992 with great success in Canada including the songs "If I Had a $1,000,000" and "Brian Wilson." The band caught on in America in 1998 with the chart-topping single "One Week" off the album, Stunt. When Stunt debuted at Number #3 on the Billboard 200 - selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week - BnL quickly upgraded their concert venues from small clubs to arenas. The band was nominated for two Grammys and won six Juno Awards. While Andy Creeggan and Steven Page have since left the group, the remaining members continue to tour and produce new music, including 2013's Grinning Streak. In their Infinity Hall performance, Barenaked Ladies brings the same fun and spontaneity that has endeared them to their fans. In addition to performing their mega-hits One Week and If I Had a $1,000,000, they also delight the crowd with a performance of their theme song from the hit television series, The Big Bang Theory. The audience received the rare opportunity to hear the band's first live performance of three new songs: "Boomerang," "Odds Are" and "Smile." And in true Barenaked Ladies form, the group busted out two improvised raps, one about the concert hall and the other based on an exuberant comment made by a concertgoer.

Aimee Mann (Episode #101H)

KQED Life: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann performs with bassist Paul Bryan, keyboardist Jamie Edwards, and drummer Sebastian Aymanns. Before launching into "High on Sunday 51" from her 2002 release Lost in Space, Mann welcomes the audience with her unique sense of humor. "Let me cheer you up with some songs of depression, heartache and dysfunction," she says. Mann's career stretches back to the 1980s when her new wave band, 'Til Tuesday, gained popularity on MTV with their hit song "Voices Carry." She released her first solo album, Whatever, in 1993, and has been going strong ever since. "For ten years I've had my own label and released my own records, so it's been very freeing to not have to worry about pleasing anybody else," says Mann. Mann's successes include Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe nominations for the song "Save Me" from the film soundtrack for Magnolia. Mann performs a poignant version of "Save Me" along with another song from the film, "Wise Up". Her performance at Infinity Hall includes a variety of songs from past albums, as well as several new songs. This program captures Mann in the perfect atmosphere for her poetic lyrics and witty stage banter. The intimate performance of this accomplished artist is not to be missed.

Barenaked Ladies (Episode #207H)

KQED Plus: Sun, May 3, 2015 -- 11:00 PM

Barenaked Ladies brings a comically upbeat quality to alternative rock. After 25 years together, the band continues to win over fans with their witty, tongue-twisting lyrics and light-hearted style. Despite their years on the road, they still bring the same kinetic stage presence to their shows, complete with improvised raps, animated dancing and humorous banter between songs. Barenaked Ladies was born in the late 80s in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough, Canada when the duo of Ed Robertson and Steven Page began playing acoustic shows as the opening acts for comedy troupes. The experience proved influential for them as they learned the importance of inserting humor into their songs and performances. The group soon added Jim Creeggan on bass, his brother Andy on keyboards and Tyler Stewart on drums. In order to increase their visibility locally, the group began independently releasing audio cassettes, but 1991's Yellow Tape exceeded all their expectations. Fueled in part by a press story about Toronto's mayor banning their performance near City Hall since she believed their name to be demeaning of women, sales of Barenaked Ladies' Yellow Tape soared, making it the first independently released record to reach platinum status in Canada. The band's first full album, Gordon was released in 1992 with great success in Canada including the songs "If I Had a $1,000,000" and "Brian Wilson." The band caught on in America in 1998 with the chart-topping single "One Week" off the album, Stunt. When Stunt debuted at Number #3 on the Billboard 200 - selling more than 140,000 copies in its first week - BnL quickly upgraded their concert venues from small clubs to arenas. The band was nominated for two Grammys and won six Juno Awards. While Andy Creeggan and Steven Page have since left the group, the remaining members continue to tour and produce new music, including 2013's Grinning Streak. In their Infinity Hall performance, Barenaked Ladies brings the same fun and spontaneity that has endeared them to their fans. In addition to performing their mega-hits One Week and If I Had a $1,000,000, they also delight the crowd with a performance of their theme song from the hit television series, The Big Bang Theory. The audience received the rare opportunity to hear the band's first live performance of three new songs: "Boomerang," "Odds Are" and "Smile." And in true Barenaked Ladies form, the group busted out two improvised raps, one about the concert hall and the other based on an exuberant comment made by a concertgoer.

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