UC Berkeley radio station KALX (90.7 FM) is celebrating its 50th birthday in October and hosting two concerts at the Berkeley Art Museum and rebroadcasting retrospective snippets of notable recordings of bands like REM and the Talking Heads. Live shows at Berkeley Art Museum begin at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 5
Young Prisms, a five-piece dreamy shoe gaze rock group with dark, driving rhythms; and Astronauts, Etc., UC Berkeley's own electronic dream pop artist.
Friday, November 2
Shotgun Wedding Quintet, a four-piece ensemble of multi instrumentalists blending hip-hop and jazz to make a big funky sound.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at noon through Oct. 24
Retrospective programming covering 50 years of live shows and interviews
For more information visit www.kalx.berkeley.edu/50th-anniversary