KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl continues this Sunday with an evening of duos – including the Bowl debut of Oscar winners The Swell Season, featuring Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova. Every time they’ve performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic, they’ve had the whole room swooning and it will be amazing to see 18,000 people under their charms.
Come early to see the vintage breezy, bittersweet pop of folk artist M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel as She & Him and local favorites the Bird and the Bee, with singer Inara George and multi-instrumental/Grammy-nominated producer Greg Kurstin. The Bird and the Bee’s latest record – a collection of Hall & Oates covers – has been one of my favorite albums to play during afternoon gatherings at my house. Who doesn’t love Hall & Oates?
The show starts at 7pm. Next up, Reggae Night IX on Sunday, July 25 with headliner Jimmy Cliff.
Sunday, July 18, at 7 PM
Hosted by Liza Richardson & Chris Douridas
THE SWELL SEASON
SHE + HIM
THE BIRD AND THE BEE
Sunday, July 25, at 7 PM
Hosted by Jeremy Sole
REGGAE NIGHT IX
SLY & ROBBIE
The annual reggae night under the stars returns with roots legend and 2010 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Cliff. The program to include his hits – “Wild World,” “Many Rivers To Cross,” “I Can See Clearly Now” – and plenty more from this potent musical force.
Sunday, August 29, at 7 PM
Hosted by Jason Bentley
THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS
The Bowl is transformed into a giant electronic dance party when Grammy-winning, big beat pioneers The Chemical Brothers take the stage with their infectious and euphoric dance floor grooves.
Sunday, September 19, at 7 PM
Hosted by Raul Campos
LOS SUPER SEVEN
MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND
MARIACHI REYNA DE LOS ANGELES
GRANDEZA MEXICANA FOLK BALLET COMPANY
Celebrate the bicentennial of Mexico’s independence and the centennial of the Mexican Revolution with the sizzling soul and rollicking rhythms of Mexican music. Multi-culti L.A. heroes Ozomatli will bring down the house with special guests from the various regions of Mexico. ¡Viva México!