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Dawes (Episode #708H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 29, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Folk-rock band Dawes take the stage for a performance of both old and new material. The band, comprised of brothers Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber, and Lee Pardini, formed in 2009 from the band Simon Dawes after the departure of their co-songwriter. Their last two albums All Your Favorite Bands (2015) and self-released We're All Gonna Die (2016) have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Folk Chart. Dawes performs new songs "Tequila," "One of Us," and "Roll with the Punches," as well as hits such as "Little Bit" and "When My Time Comes."

Kaleo (Episode #707H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 22, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

All the way from Iceland, indie rock band Kaleo comes to New York City to perform songs from their debut album A/B.Highlights include a performance of "Vor ? Vaglaskogi," a traditional Icelandic Love song sung in the band's native language, as well as their top 10 singles "All the Pretty Girls" and "Way Down We Go." Formed in 2012, the band music is mostly influenced by folk and blues and prominently features a distinctive resonator sound.

The Cadillac Three (Episode #706H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 15, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Fronted by Grammy Award nominated songwriter Jaren Johnston, The Cadillac Three have a sound that hovers between radio-ready country anthems, hard-and-heavy rock ballads and traditional southern folk. The trio perform songs from their latest album, Bury Me in My Boots, including their three top 50 songs "The South," "Party Like You," and "White Lightning."

Steve Vai (Episode #705H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 8, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai takes to the stage in the smallest room that he has performed in in years. Voted the 10th Greatest Guitarist byGuitar Worldmagazine, Vai treats fans to selections throughout his three decade long career. Vai began his career as a transcriptionist for Frank Zappa in 1978 before joining his band from 1980-1983. As an independent guitarist he has won three Grammy Awards and has produced eight studio albums, two EPs, two special albums, eight live albums, twelve soundtracks, twenty compilation albums, and six DVD releases. Vai's solo sophomore release, Passion and Warfare, has earned gold certification in the US.

Southside Johnny (Episode #704H)

KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 1, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

The Godfather of "the New Jersey Sound," Southside Johnny performs in front of an audience of his biggest fans. Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes have become a staple in the New Jersey music scene having released twelve studio albums since 1976 and featuring a rotating group of members such as Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, and Steve Van Zandt.

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TV Technical Issues

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    • KQED will no longer broadcast the KQEH signal from Monument Peak Tower effective 1/5/2018

      KQED will be removing its over-the-air television signal from the Monument Peak Tower in the San Jose area on January 5, 2018 (Note: this maintenance was previously scheduled for December 15, 2017). KQED will now broadcast our full suite of channels (KQED 9, KQED Plus, KQED World and PBS Kids) on Channel 9 and 54 […]

    • KQED LIFE OFF AIR Friday, December 15

      KQED will no longer offer the KQED Life channel beginning Friday, December 15. Several of the most popular exercise, cooking and lifestyle programs exclusive to KQED Life will now be scheduled on KQED Plus and KQED 9, where they can be experienced by more viewers. View/Download Schedule

    • Scheduled Maintenance 8/21-8/25

      Next week, Sutro Tower will be switching most stations to their auxiliary antennas. KQED TV will be at half power on the lower auxiliary antenna, this will affect some of our Over The Air viewers. Maintenance is scheduled on August 21-25 from 9am through 4pm daily. Thank you for your patience!

To view previous issues and how they were resolved, go to our TV Technical Issues page.

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