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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 288 views]
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Jason Bentley premiered the track “Lights Go Down” by LA artist WAZ on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we’re happy to offer it up as a free download!

It’s an uplifting pop anthemwith lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus –with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.
For fans of Young the Giant and the Temper Trap …

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Friday Free For All: Flume Remixes Seekae + Jeffrey Brodsky

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 87 views]
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Seekae – Test & Recognise (Flume Re-work)
In a fairly short period of time, Australian beatmaker Flume has established himself as one of the most consistently exciting artists in electronic music.
I was already a fan of his work, but seeing Flume’s energetic live set at FYF Fest last year made me a true believer.
There’s definitely a “Flume sound” but it’s a spectrum: he can lay …

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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 288 views]
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Jason Bentley premiered the track “Lights Go Down” by LA artist WAZ on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we’re happy to offer it up as a free download!

It’s an uplifting pop anthemwith lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus –with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.
For fans of Young the Giant and the Temper Trap …

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Fandom: Shelby Lynne on Citizen Cope

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 491 views]
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Shelby Lynne is currently in the studio working on new songs and will take a break from recording to bring her fantastic live show to us, with a full band, this weekend for Country in the City. 
We asked her to share a song by an artist she loves as part of our Fandom series.
Citizen Cope.
He calms me, and sends a message of …

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Merchandise: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 388 views]
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I first became aware of Merchandise at the beginning of last year when a friend invited me to see them live at a Stereogum party, and hipped me to the fact that all of their early recordings are available for free on their website, including their critically acclaimed (and most excellent) 2012 EP “Children of Desire“.
I fell deeply in love with those recordings, listening …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Spoon, White Fence, White Arrows, Sea Wolf

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 552 views]
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I’m dubbing this post the “Twitter Inspiration Version” of my regular column. I also noticed at the end that all of these bands of local! (Word is that Spoon’s Britt Daniel moved here a few years ago)
So here it goes…
White Fence – “Like That” + White Arrows – “I Want a Taste”
A few weeks ago, I approached the Twitter-verse for help clearing up …

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KCRW’s Country Playlist – Courtesy of DJ Anne Litt

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 411 views]
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(Editor’s Note: Anne Litt was the host of our first  Country in the City concert this past Saturday and kicked things off with a DJ set).
First off, what a thrill it was to play last night ahead of my new country, psychedelic, electronic favorite, Sturgill Simpson, but also the legendary Gregg Allman!
Since my childhood days of watching Hee Haw, The Grand Ole Opry, The …

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No Cameras Allowed: See it This Week

Posted July 22, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 661 views]
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As a fan of photography I’ve always been intrigued by the artistry captured in a single still.
For the past few years, I have noticed some exciting shots taken by an incredible photographer and filmmaker named James Marcus Haney. We first met at a Little Green Cars show at McCabe’s a few years back and since I have admired his work.
Marcus’ background is extremely interesting; …

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Osca: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 22, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 574 views]
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About a month ago, I heard this song “Blood” by London-based band OSCA that I instantly dug.
It’s one of the first songs the band worked on and has lyrical elements about vulnerability in relationships and in life. Musically, rather than a giant crescendo, it fades off.
Lead singer, Jack Kenworthy says, “like in jazz, the song is more like a feeling and it changes the mood …

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Erol Alkan’s Rework of Manic Street Preachers

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 484 views]
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Baroque Welsh glampoppers Manic Street Preachers are one of the most resilient acts to come out of the 90′s.
Perpetual miserablists with unrelentingly bleak lyrics, album art and gnarly history, the Manics make Radiohead’s navel gazing discography seem almost poppy.
In the service of authenticity, their somewhat damaged guitarist (and lyricist) Richey Edwards carved  “4REAL” into his arm with a razor in the middle of an NME interview with Steve Lamacq.
In …

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Photos: Country in the City with Sturgill Simpson and Gregg Allman

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,223 views]
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KCRW is not necessarily known for playing country music. But we are known for playing GOOD music of all kinds — country and americana among them — and our first Country in the City show was a fitting tribute.
There was plenty of dancing (and drinking, let’s be honest) and everyone had a blast.
Anne Litt kicked things off with a DJ set featuring modern and …

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