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The Truth About Ruth

Posted February 26, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,041 views]

This morning we aired an hour-long documentary about Ruth Seymour, KCRW’s fearless leader who is retiring after 32 years. There wasn’t a dry eye in the basement as we all listened to this heartfelt — and funny — tribute.  It’s up online and if you’re a KCRW fan, you must listen. Also, if you want to share your own thoughts on Ruth, go here.

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KCRW Presents in Photos – AM and Swell Season

Posted February 26, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,375 views]

AM will be appearing on Morning Becomes Eclectic on Wednesday March 3!
The Swell Season will be performing at the Hollywood Bowl as part of KCRW’s World Festival on Sunday July 18

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Upcoming on MBE and KCRW Presents

Posted February 26, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,292 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 1, West African singer and Grammy Award-winner Angelique Kidjo showcases songs inspired by her childhood when she returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic on the heels of her show at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tune in for a stunning set of songs at 11:15am.
Wednesday, March 3, Local favorite AM adds a Brazilian …

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Gaby Moreno – Free Show on Saturday

Posted February 25, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,469 views]

Local singer – and Guatemalan native — Gaby Moreno is performing a free show at the Apple store on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica this Saturday. I saw her perform at one of the very last shows I attended at Temple Bar – the famed Westside venue that closed last year. She has a wonderful voice and I highly recommend checking her …

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Tom’s Music Salon: Fela Kuti

Posted February 25, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,627 views]

Tom really enjoyed the piece in Sunday’s LA Times on Afrobeat king Fela Kuti and sent this Letter to the Editor, describing some of his interactions with the artist.
From Tom to journalist Chris Barton:
Thanks for the piece on Fela. As Music Director at KCRW, I started playing Fela around 1980, and we’ve been playing him ever since.  We presented Fela at the Olympic Auditorium in …

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KCRW Concert with Corinne Bailey Rae at Vibiana on April 6

Posted February 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,406 views]

KCRW it presenting an intimate concert with songstress Corinne Bailey Rae on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 at Vibiana, a stunning, historic cathedral in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Tickets, ranging from $55 to $125, will go on sale exclusively to KCRW members on March 2 at 10am. They will be available to the public on March 9.
This evening will feature a performance by …

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Amber Tamblyn is Our Guest DJ!

Posted February 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,232 views]

With music in your blood, you’re bound to have eclectic taste. This is the case with Emmy and Golden Globe Award–nominated actress and poet Amber Tamblyn, whose grandfather was the master violinist for the LA Philharmonic.  (She is also the daughter of actor Russ Tamblyn!). She chooses everything from instrumental electronic music to a blues-infused track from a local singer in a very funny …

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Goldspot on MBE

Posted February 23, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,401 views]

Goldspot returned to play songs off  their new album “And the Elephant is Dancing.”  Their music is indie pop with a dramatic, Bollywood flair that made for a great live performance. Check out “Call Center Girl” above and listen to the full session and interview here

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played – 2/22/10

Posted February 23, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,418 views]

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 02/22/2010
1 SADE == Soldier Of Love >> [Epic]
2 RJD2 == Colossus >> [Rj's Electrical Connections]
3 GAINSBOURG, CHARLOTTE == Irm >> [Elektra/because]
4 FIELD MUSIC == Measure >> [Memphis Industries]
5 GABRIEL, PETER == Scratch My Back >> [Realworld]
6 SPOON == Transference >> [Merge]
7 BUILD AN ARK == Love Part 1 >> [Kindred Spirits]
8 YEASAYER == Odd Blood >> [Secretly Canadian]
9 …

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Album Preview: Josh Rouse’s “El Turista”

Posted February 23, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,776 views]

I first discovered Josh Rouse when his album “1972” was getting heavy airplay on Morning Becomes Eclectic and it has become one of the most played albums in my collection. Josh is an excellent pop songwriter who has a theme – lyrically and sonically — to each of his albums. This influences behind “1972” are obvious, but what you might not expect is the …

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