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Nice to see the Howlin' Brothers and La Luz on this list!

KUCI Top 30 for week of July 8, 2013

1 LA LUZ Brainwash [7-Inch] (Suicide Squeeze)
2 ZOMBY With Love (4AD)
3 BOARDS OF CANADA Tomorrow's Harvest (Warp)
4 GAUDI In Between Times (Six Degrees)
5 HOWLIN' BROTHERS Howl (Readymade)
6 THEE OH SEES Floating Coffin (Castle Face)
7 UNA The Laughing Man Remix (Self-Released)
8 BATHS Obsidian (Anticon)
9 MESH Automation Baby (Metropolis)
10 DISCLOSURE Settle (Cherrytree-Interscope)
11 GOLD PANDA Half Of Where You Live (Ghostly)
12 SHANNON AND THE CLAMS Dreams In The Rat House (Hardly Art)
13 POPSTRANGERS Antipodes (Carpark)
14 [DE:AD:CIBEL] Vanitas (Echozone)
15 BAJOFONDO Presente (Sony)
16 JAKWOB "Fade" [Single]
17 KEVORKIAN DEATH CYCLE Mind Decay [EP] (Negative Gain Productions)
18 PART TIME PDA (Mexican Summer)
19 SALVIA PLATH The Bardo Story (Weird World)
20 BAD COP The Light On [EP] (Jeffery Drag)
21 ASHRAE FAX Static Crash (Mexican Summer)
22 DOUGH ROLLERS "Little Lily" B/w "The Sailing Song" [7-Inch] (Third Man)
23 ROBERT POLLARD Honey Locust Honky Tonk (GBV Inc.)
24 PLUTO JONZE Pluto Jonze (Stop Start)
25 EBONY BONES Behold, A Pale Horse
26 THERESE AUNE Billowing Shadows, Flickering Light (Red Eye Transit)
27 GAUNTLET HAIR Stills (Dead Oceans)
28 ISKA DHAAF "All The Kids" B/w "Two Ones" [7-Inch] (Brick Lane)
29 MISSING MONUMENTS Missing Monuments (Dirtnap)
30 FAT FREDDY'S DROP Blackbird (The Drop)

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I've got a pair of tickets to give away to this awesome show!
Listen to win tonight!

The Kings Inn and Hillgrass So. Cal Present:

Johnny's & Hawleywood's Hootenanny After Party 2013

Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys
Bloodshot Bill
The Ferocious Few
Angel and His Badman
Dano Forte's Juke Joint Freakshow

Come party with us at Detroit Bar after the Hootenanny!

$10 Pre-Sale / $15 Day of Show

Johnny's & Hawleywood's Hootenanny After Party 2013

Please Excuse the Construction Dust

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While DJ Wanda is out at the spa, Howdylicious! is also getting treatments done by Ms. Jen who is updating the blogging software and re-structuring various bits and bobs, as well as giving Howdylicious! a visual make-over!

Howdylicious! should be done with her make-over and work in a day or two. In the meantime, please ignore the construction dust.


Update 03.27.13 at 3:18pm: We are nearly done! Thank you for your patience.

The Beachwood Reporter

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Thanks to the nice folks in Chicago at the Beechwood Reporter who did this nice piece on Howdylicious! You made me blush with all the nice things you said - and I didn't even know about this article until someone sent it to me! And they used a very fun picture of me!


Here's an excerpt:

By Don Jacobson

Out in the suburban expanse of Southern California is a little lady named Wanda who'll steer you right when it comes to the best roots music in sight: she's running a great, Internet-streamed radio show that Minnie Pearl could yodel from one end of the O.C. to the other.

First, you've gotta love its name: Howdylicious! (Sunday nights, 10 p.m. Central, KUCI-FM). Delicious songs that step right up and say "howdy."

DJ_Wanda.jpgThen, when you look at the playlist, you think, "why isn't all radio like this"? DJ Wanda has a great and varied amount of lovely, twangy stuff, all the way from '40s Western Swing to new bands like James McMurtry and the Sadies. She's got a wonderful, funny smart-ass attitude that probably comes from holding down an English professor job while also working at the Orange County Transit Authority to make ends meet. The only way to do all that as well as being a top alt-country tastemaker, she says, is to read a lot, listen to music constantly and not waste your time watching any TV.

She also named herself after Wanda Jackson, so you know she's probably going to "blow like dynamite" at the drop of a needle into plastic (plus, unlike so many roots rock fests, you know the ladies will be well represented).

Congratulations, Justin Townes Earle

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If you haven't heard, Justin Townes Earle won the award for Best Song of 2011 for "Harlem River Blues" at the Americana Music Association's 10th Annual Honors and Awards! You can hear Justin Townes Earle on Howdylicious! Sunday nights on and 88.9fm

Truly Lover Trio and Mars Attacks

Friday, December 10, 2010
The Redwood Bar and Grill

Redwood Bar and Grill
316 W. 2nd St.
(2nd and Broadway)
Los Angeles, CA. 900129

$10 at the door

Benefit Show for Thomas Yearsley

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There will be a benefit Show for Tom of the Paladins featuring:
Candye Kane, Karling Abbeygate, Thomas Yearsleys Exotiki and The Blasters Sunday, September 19 at the Redwood Bar and Grill in Los Angeles. Check it out! The money goes to a good cause!

Thomas Yearsley, longtime bass player of The Paladins was hit by a train on the evening of Aug 16th while trying to save his dog from the same. He was Life-Flighted away to Scripps Hospital in La Jolla, CA. He suffered a broken leg and other injuries, unfortunately his dog Swango didn't survive. Like many musicians, Thomas didn't have insurance and the money from the benefit show will go to offset his medical costs.

2008 Grammy Winners

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Congratulations to the Grammy-award winning artists that we play on Howdylicious! We celebrate your excellence! And may we say that we thought you were awesome long before mainstream media? I think we may...


Southern, Country or Bluegrass Gospel Album: "Salt of the Earth," Ricky Skaggs & The Whites


Contemporary Folk/Americana Album: "Washington Square Serenade," Steve Earle


Bluegrass Album: "The Bluegrass Diaries," Jim Lauderdale

The Avett Brothers are Coming!

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They're Coming! One of my most favoritest bands, The Avett Brothers, is coming to the West Coast! And this time, they're playing in Orange County! Please show them the love!


3/29/08 Solana Beach, CA Belly Up Tavern
3/30/08 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theater
4/1/08 Anaheim, CA House of Blues

Hillstomp's Coming To Town!

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The Following Fine
Live Performances
are coming soon



West Coast Tour with
Southern Culture on the Skids

Oct 18, 2007 7:00 PM Pappy & Harriets Pioneertown, CA

Oct 19, 2007 8:00 PM The Echo Los Angeles, CA

Oct 20, 2007 8:00 PM Moe's Alley Santa Cruz, CA

Oct 21, 2007 7:00 PM Great American Music Hall San Francisco, CA

Howdylicious! is a radio show broadcast by DJ Wanda on KUCI 88.9 FM, Sundays 8-10pm - featuring rockabilly, psychobilly, alt-country, and old time western music.

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