X-Rock 103.9 Biography: K.B.
Born in: Valparaiso, IN
High school: Valparaiso High School (Class of '95).
Favorite bands and artists: Steely Dan, Yes, Pink Floyd, Doobie Brothers, The Zombies, ELP, Gentle Giant, Hatfield and the North, Caravan, Joe Cocker, Grand Funk Railroad, Stevie Wonder, Frank Zappa, Talking Heads, Soul Coughing, Ween.
Album I think you should hear: A Band of Bees "Sunshine Hit Me", Mother Hips "Kiss The Crystal Flake", Planetary Blues "Once Upon a Time in the South Loop", Freek Johnson "make it stop", Chester Brown (self-titled), The Diggity "Human Skills".
Best concert ever: Stevie Wonder @ Taste of Chicago (2008), Steely Dan @ Alpine Valley (1996 Art Crimes Tour), Yes @ Star Plaza Theatre (1997).
Teenage hangouts: Wright's Barnyard, Inman's, Red Hot, General Cinema, Southlake Mall (Aladdin's Castle Arcade), Azar's Big Boy, Hegewisch Records, Comiskey Park.
Things I did as a kid: (It must be said that "age is just a number"; I'll always be a kid at heart, but in terms of earlier years): Geeked around with audio and video equipment, became way cultured in music of all kinds, played 1-on-1 with Walter Payton in front of 5,000 people at age 10 (and even sank a few shots!), outdoor neighborhood sports, practiced all of Michael Jackson's moves from his music videos, did impressions of famous people and family members, did all of the performance artsy-fartsy stuff in school.