Articles from May 2010
Tues, June 1, KCRW DJs were early champions of garage rockers Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and our love affair with their music has never faltered. We welcome the band back to our studios to play songs from their new album — one of their best yet — on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wed, June 2, Three of LA’s best singer-songwriters have teamed up to …
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Free music from KCRW ALL summer long!
KCRW will be coming out of the studio and into communities across LA for our “Summer Nights” music series — free, all ages, outdoor shows in Pasadena, Santa Monica, Chinatown and beyond.
We launch the series in June with two great performances at One Colorado in Old Pasadena. On Saturday, June 12, Hot …
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I’ve been a big fan of Chris Wetiz’s work, particularly the film “About a Boy,” and we taped this session right after the release of his last directorial effort, the blockbuster “Twilight: New Moon.” He was incredibly nice and clearly relished the idea of simply talking about music for a bit.
Chris credits his older brother, fellow filmmaker Paul Weitz, with influencing his early …
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KCRW’s resident world music guru Tom Schnabel will be traveling abroad to deliver a keynote address at the LIVE! Singapore Global Performing Arts Exchange. He’ll be talking about the origins, current status, and future of world music, both in the US, Europe, and in Asian markets. Attendees are coming from over 20 countries for the conference June 8-11.
Check it all out here
Last night, KCRW taped a live performance session with Hip-hop icon Nas and Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley (the youngest son of Bob!) that will air on DJ Garth Trinidad’s show next Thursday, June 3 at 9pm PST. It will also be available in the archives here. I’ve been really digging their new album “Distant Relatives” and the new songs really came alive on stage …
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By KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox:
Recently, I was fortunate enough to witness one of my all-time favorite artists perform live for the first time: the legendary Roky Erickson. I was hooked ever since junior high when I heard a cover of his immortal “You Don’t Love Me Yet” and then sought out the original… tracing his music from his vivid, startling solo work to …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
All the ladies were swooning in the studio this morning as Guillemots founding member Fyfe Dangerfield sang songs from his solo project, which is just now seeing a U.S. release. His exuberant, love-drenched pop songs were perfect for a rainy morning. He also included his cover of Billy Joel’s “She’s Always a Woman” which has been flying up the charts in the UK. Check …
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by KCRW DJ Marion Hodges
This past Tuesday night I had the privilege of introducing Nada Surf for a sold out show at the Troubadour. I liked their sole mainstream hit, “Popular,” when I was in junior high school but, like most Nada Surf fans, I really began to pay close attention when the began releasing records for Seattle-based indie label Barsuk years later. …
Nada Surf’s latest album is dedicated entirely to covers and we found out how it all came about this morning. Apparently keyboardist Louie Lino bought a recording studio and talked the band into recording an album there in exchange for going back out on the road to tour behind their last full length, the excellent album “Lucky.”
As Matthew Caws told DJ Chris Douridas, a …
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Photos by Jonathan Kalan
Review by Lulu:
The security guards of Royce Hall seemed mortified during last week’s show by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
“Wow. I love these seats. It’s like the stage goes on forever,” teased Alex Ebert, the lead singer and mastermind behind the local, eccentric ensemble that boasts over ten members. After only one song on the stage, Ebert walked on the …