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Commitment to Music is in KCRW’s DNA

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If you’ve been tuned in On-Air today, you know that its a special time here at the station. We are listener supported Public Radio.
KCRW is one of just a handful of radio stations today that still champion and promote new talent. When you listen to a piece of music on KCRW it may be the very first time it’s been played on the air. …

KCRW Presents, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Upcoming on MBE and KCRW Presents

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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, February 9, The soaring and ambitious music of Wild Beasts has been lauded by the BBC for its combination of theatrical falsettos and shimmering guitar work. We’ll find ourselves tamed by the UK band’s prowess when we are treated to a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, February 10, The Angelic …

Tom's Music Salon »

Tom’s Music Salon: Luciana Souza

Posted January 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,554 views]

KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel will be doing a pre-concert lecture for Luciana Souza’s show at The Broad Stage TONIGHT, January 29. Here’s a brief preview:
Luciana Souza combines the best of both worlds — a Brazilian singer who grew up in a family surrounded by all the great bossanovistas (i.e. bossa nova artists) as well as a Berklee School of Music alumnus, steeped in all …

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Fruit Bats on MBE!

Posted January 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,876 views]

I’ve been a huge fan of the Fruit Bats for many years and their last CD, “Spelled in Bones,” is one of my very favorite albums.  It includes the swoon-worthy track “Earthquake of ‘73” which they played this morning on Morning Becomes Eclectic, along with an even older track from their album “Mouthfuls”, “When You Love Somebody,” which is featured in the movie “Youth …

Uncategorized, World Festival »

KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl – 2010 Schedule!

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KCRW’s World Festival celebrates its 12th season with programs showcasing sounds from around the globe.  Created in partnership with the LA Phil, the 6 Sunday programs highlight established and rising artists from diverse backgrounds.
JUNE 20: Baaba Maal, Tinariwen, Fool’s Gold
Celebrated Senegalese superstar Baaba Maal delivers a rapturous live set fusing African and Western grooves. Tinariwen, legendary poet guitarists and soul rebels from the southern …

Guest Dj Project »

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is Our Guest DJ!

Posted January 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,478 views]

Amy Krouse Rosenthal is an NPR contributor and bestselling children’s book author. She is also the creator of the international, interactive feature film project “The Beckoning of Lovely.” I found out about Lovely through a friend. She sent me a link to a You Tube video and I don’t want to ruin the surprise by telling you about it. Just check it out for …

Morning Becomes Eclectic, Uncategorized »

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck on MBE

Posted January 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,164 views]

French actress and chanteuse Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck recorded a special session just for KCRW at Sunset Sound studios here in LA. This rare and exclusive session is the first time people can see the duo play their new material together live.  They also discuss the journey in making the new album, called “IRM,” and the themes behind it. Check out the full set …

Top 50 Playlists »

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played for Week of 1/25/2010

Posted January 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,234 views]

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 1/25/2010
1 SPOON == Transference >> [Merge]
2 VAMPIRE WEEKEND == Contra >> [Xl]
3 GAINSBOURG, CHARLOTTE == Irm >> [Elektra/because]
4 RAE, CORINNE BAILEY == Sea >> [Capitol]
5 COLD WAR KIDS == Behave Yourself Ep >> [Downtown]
6 BEACH HOUSE == Teen Dream >> [Sub Pop]
7 NIKKI & RICH == Nikki & Rich >> [Reprise]
8 MASSIVE ATTACK == Heligoland >> [Virgin]
9 BIBIO …

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Cannetastic! Gary Calamar Reports from Midem

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DJ Gary Calamar reports back from the Midem Festival in France:
GC here in Cannes for the Midem Festival, where  music business representatives from around the world meet. I am doing a listening session with my friends from Zync Music about music for film and TV.
Highlights include a beautiful tribute dinner and concert in honor of the groundbreaking African singer Miriam Makeba, often referred to …

KCRW Presents, SXSW 2010 »

KCRW at SXSW! Ozomatli, Miike Snow, Fanfarlo, Rogue Wave

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All of the wonderful artists in that subject line and more will be playing KCRW’s Official Showcases at SXSW. Yes, it’s that time already! We’re so excited about our lineup, we’re ready to put it out into the world now. Mark your calendars for WEDNESDAY, MARCH 17. If you’ll be in Austin, hopefully you’ll be spending the night with us:
KCRW’s Official Night Showcase – …

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