21st Century Troubadours: Saturday, Aug. 13 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Long before the days of singer-songwriters, troubadours were writing love songs for the hopeless romantics.

In medieval times, troubadours were poets and musicians who wrote songs about chivalry and courtly love. But of course, love and heartbreak are pretty timeless themes—and composers today are still writing love ballads for the modern romantic. On this Saturday’s episode, we’ll hear modern spins on the age-old love ballad. Songs about love, songs about heartbreak—and songs about online dating nightmares.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 13 at 9pm PT.

Desert Mirage: Saturday, Aug. 6 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Blinding sun, shimmering sands, prickly plants and an endless, open sky—there is something magical about the desert.

It’s difficult to put it into words, to capture it on paper, or to sum it up in a song. The music of the desert slips through your hand like sand, evaporates like a mirage—but composers have never stopped trying to capture it. This Saturday on Second Inversion: Desert Mirage. From singing sands to desert duets, cactus needles to cricket songs, we’ll hear music and stories from deep within the desert.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, August 6 at 9pm PT.

I Love New York: Saturday, July 30 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

New York City is the city that never sleeps. How could you? There’s always a new restaurant, art gallery, or neighborhood to explore—and always new music to discover.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: I Love New York! We’re taking a bite out of the Big Apple, with music inspired by the sights and sounds of New York City. From the street art to the downtown lofts, Central Park, and even the New York City Marathon, we’ll take a taxi ride through the city that never sleeps.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, July 30 at 9pm PT.

Late-Night Happy Hour: Saturday, July 23 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

Wanna grab a drink this Saturday night?

Nothing pairs with an ice-cold cocktail quite like some hot new music! On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion: late-night happy hour. We’ll hear music inspired by salty food, strong drinks, and nights at the local pub. Pour yourself a cold drink and join us for some hot musical appetizers.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, July 23 at 9pm PT.

Jet Lag: Saturday, July 16 | 9pm

by Maggie Molloy

The life of a musician is filled with many travels: glamorous nights spent performing in cities all over the world, and long days spent—well, at the airport.

On this Saturday’s episode of Second Inversion, we’re exploring music inspired by the thrill of travel—and the tedious process of actually getting to your destination. We’ll hear music of airplanes, airports, and of course, the accompanying jet lag. Please place your seat backs and tray tables in their full upright position and join us for experimental sounds at 38,000 feet.

To listen, tune in to KING FM on Saturday, July 16 at 9pm PT.