KCRW’s WEEKLY MUSIC UPDATE – Friday, November 4, 2011


For Immediate Release: Friday, November 4, 2011 · Media Contact: Rachel Reynolds (310) 314-4625

KCRW Broadcasting Live from Amoeba Records on November 12

In a KCRW first, we will be broadcasting live all day on Saturday, November 12 from noon to 10pm at Amoeba Hollywood to celebrate their 10-year-anniversary.

KCRW DJs Chris Douridas, Anne Litt, Liza Richardson and Henry Rollins will be taking the show on the road and giving out Amoeba gift certificates and other goodies throughout the day.

Fans are invited to drop by and be a part of the celebration at one of the best record stores in the world. Join Us!

Masquerade – Thank You!

KCRW’s annual Halloween party sold out for the third year in a row. Check out some photos from the benefit bash (some incredible costumes!), as well as a set list from DJ Henry Rollins.

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY

Tuesday, November 8, The Swedish sisters behind First Aid Kit are simply captivating as they weave together gorgeous vocal harmonies and heartfelt lyrics. Hear them live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Wednesday, November 9, Active Child’s Pat Grossi has an incredible vocal range developed during his early years singing as part of the Philadelphia Boys Choir. He’ll bring his swirling falsetto and strum his harp in a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, November 10, Film director and painter turned musician David Lynch explores his “modern blues” when he shares tracks from his new release “Crazy Clown Time” on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 11 o’clock hour.

Tuesday, November 15, Australian singer Gotye has become an international sensation with his haunting song “Someone That I Used To Know”. He’ll make his KCRW debut with a live set of soaring art-pop songs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Thursday, November 17, Blind Pilot is one of Portland’s finest pop bands and they make a pit-stop to perform on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.

Friday, November 18, Future Islands tug at your heart with synth-pop driven songs featuring swelling melodies and lyrics about love and loss. We’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.


PODCASTS and VIDEO PODCASTS: WHITE DEMIN (begins Nov 3) and THE DRUMS (Nov 3 -17).

Featured this week on KCRW’s GUEST DJ PROJECT: Actress STANA KATIC.

Today’s Top Tune is a free song a day (Mon-Fri) available for download and streaming at kcrw.com. *** KCRW’s Album Preview features a new album, streaming in its entirety, every Mon *** KCRW’s Guest DJ Project invites cultural icons to share and discuss songs that have inspired and moved them with KCRW DJs. ****** Tune in to KCRW’s online only 24/7 music stream Eclectic24 ***


Sat, November 19, The Clift Sessions with Blood Orange at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco.
Tues, November 22, The Clift Sessions with Little Boots at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco.
Sat, December 3, The Clift Sessions with Lord Huron at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco.
Fri, December 8, The Clift Sessions with Nosaj Thing at The Redwood Room and Velvet Room in San Francisco.


Fri, November 4, Phantogram at the Music Box.
Wed, November 9, M83 at the Music Box.
Fri, November 11, The Mondrian Sessions featuring Araabmuzik at the Mondrian Hotel.
Sat, November 12, Feist at the Wiltern.
Fri, November 18, Blind Pilot at the El Rey Theatre.
Fri, November 18, The Mondrian Sessions featuring Blood Orange at the Skybar.
Sat, November 19, The Civil Wars at the Wiltern.
Tues, November 22, Lucinda Williams at the El Rey Theatre.
Thurs, December 1, My Morning Jacket at the Gibson.
Fri, December 2, The Mondrian Sessions featuring Lord Huron at the Skybar.
Fri, December 2, Are Friends Eclectic? KCRW’s first Holiday benefit show featuring Jimmy Cliff, Brett Dennen, Other Lives, Fool’s Gold, Mia Doi Todd, White Denim and surprise guests at the Orpheum Theater.
Sat, December 3, Are Friends Eclectic? KCRW’s first Holiday benefit show features Iron & Wine, Anna Calvi, The Belle Brigade, Secret Sisters, Zee Avi and surprise guests at the Orpheum Theater.
Tues, December 6, Bombino at the Mint.
Sat, December 10, Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter at the Bootleg.
Mon, December 12, Dinosaur Jr. in performance and conversation with KCRW DJ Henry Rollins at the Samueli Theatre in Costa Mesa.
Thurs, December 15, Boom Bip at the Satellite.
Tues, January 24, Wilco at the Hollywood Palladium.

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