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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 857 views]
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I was a teenager in the 90’s so it’s safe to say I was part of the generation most impacted by Nirvana’s music. I never idolized Kurt Cobain, but I knew a lot of people who did.
His life has been picked apart in books, movies and more over the years, but I can’t imagine any of them got as close to him as Director …

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PPL MVR Take Over Sundance

Posted January 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 347 views]
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You may see a lot of strange things over the course of a few days in Park City during Sundance, but three giant yetis walking down the street are sure to make an impression.
Who are these mysterious creatures playing rock music? PPL MVR, that’s who.
Pronounced “people mover”, the trio is based out of Los Angeles and signed to a major label with their debut …

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 857 views]
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I was a teenager in the 90’s so it’s safe to say I was part of the generation most impacted by Nirvana’s music. I never idolized Kurt Cobain, but I knew a lot of people who did.
His life has been picked apart in books, movies and more over the years, but I can’t imagine any of them got as close to him as Director …

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Marcus Marr: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 538 views]
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In 2013, London producer Marcus Marr released a phenomenal jammer called, “The Music”.
That single was a juggernaut and made Spin Magazine’s year end list of “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, sitting comfortably at #3 just behind Daft Punk and Todd Terje.
No small feat, especially for a debut single from a new artist.
Now, in advance of a full length debut album later this year on DFA, Marr has released a rad new …

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FANDOM: Glass Animals on LCD Soundsystem Live

Posted January 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 744 views]
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Glass Animals were just confirmed to play Coachella and it’s crazy to think just a year ago they were on KCRW’s SXSW showcase! To celebrate, we reached out to frontman Dave Bayley for our Fandom series.
“I was 15 when I first really lost my shit at a concert and danced like Prince on his first disco biscuit.
Joe (our drummer) and I had gone …

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KCRW Brings Music to Sundance – Free and Open to the Public!

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 521 views]
KCRW at Sundance

KCRW is thrilled to be bringing some of our favorite artists to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT for free, outdoor programming right on Main St in the center of the action.
We’ll be at the Acura Studio on Main Street from 3-5pm on January 24-26.
Check out the schedule and read more about the bands below.
KCRW PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Saturday, January 24

3-4pm             …

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Photos: Belle and Sebastian Live on KCRW

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,502 views]
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I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and one of my most vivid – and favorite – musical memories is Belle and Sebastian’s sold out 2006 show at the Hollywood Bowl. It stands out so much, that I can never talk about the band without mentioning it.
Why, you might ask?
It was some of the most unadulterated musical joy I’ve ever experienced — along …

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Gaussian Curve: Collaboration You Should Know

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 642 views]
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Although the year end list season is over, it bears repeating that Young Marco, Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash all released remarkable albums in 2014.
And, somehow, in the midst of touring, DJing and promoting, these 3 dudes carved out time to ALSO work on a dreamy collaborative album called “Clouds“.
If you’ve listened to any or all of their albums, you know they’ve all got pretty distinct individual, but totally complementary, styles.
That …

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Hanni El Khatib, The Decemberists and More on KCRW This Week

Posted January 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 502 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, January 20, “Vintage rock ’n’ soul whirlwind” Hanni El Khatib returns to the basement studios at KCRW to perform songs from his impressive new album on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, January 21, The city of Portland, Oregon has declared January 20 as “The Decemberists Day”. While we can’t do that in Los …

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Coachella Preview – For Your Weekend Watching

Posted January 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 942 views]
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Yes, we know tickets are sold out. Yes, we know it’s not for a few more months.
But it’s a relatively quiet time for music right now so we thought we might as well share some live MBE performances from Coachella 2015 artists for you to enjoy over the weekend.

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The Return of Django Django

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 972 views]
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UK band Django Django’s 2012 self-titled debut was one of my personal favorite albums of that year.
Unlike a lot of their wavy peers, The Djangos take the high road with their sun-kissed psychedelia, exploring lightness instead of being mired in the din of a heavy fuzz.
Where some might be sitting on the ground sorting it out, Djangos is the sound of taking off running through a field …

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