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Artist You Should Know: Maps & Atlases

Posted June 30, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,371 views]

From KCRW DJ Chuck P:
I’m a little late to the game with Maps & Atlases.  The Chicago-based group have been around since the mid 00′s, but I didn’t start paying close attention until I received their debut full length album, Perch Patchwork, on Barsuk records.  Imagine TV On The Radio covering Tom Waits, and you’re close.  What rings immediate are Dave Davidson’s vocals.  Sultry …

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KCRW Hits NYC Next Week! DJ Raul Campos Hosts LAMC

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KCRW’s Raul Campos is hitting the East Coast next week to host the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC). KCRW is the radio sponsor for the event and Raul will be hosting the festivities — including a bunch of free shows – as well broadcasting from New York City with special guests on July 8 and 9.
LAMC includes showcases, panels and a BUNCH …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Records

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KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 06/28/2010
1 MONAE, JANELLE == Archandroid >> [Bad Boy/wondaland]
2 CHEMICAL BROTHERS == Further >> [Astralwerks]
3 JORGE, SEU & ALMAZ == Seu Jorge & Almaz >> [Stones Throw]
4 BLACK KEYS == Brothers >> [Nonesuch]
5 STARS == Five Ghosts >> [Vagrant]
6 TAME IMPALA == Innerspeaker >> [Modular]
7 SIA == We Are Born >> [Monkey Puzzle/jive]
8 LCD SOUNDSYSTEM == This Is Happening …

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Fat Freddy’s Drop Bring Reggae Soul to MBE

Posted June 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,234 views]

After years of airplay we finally landed New Zealand’s Fat Freddy’s Drop for a live performance and they thoroughly brightened a gloomy Los Angeles day. Their songs are definitely island music, a mix of reggae, soul and dub.  They are big fans of jamming and improvisation and told Jason the band has been together for 10 years and only started rehearsing to do shows …

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Album Preview: Quantic’s “Dog With A Rope”

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Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno “Dog With A Rope” is available streaming now through KCRW’s Album Preview series!

KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence tells you why you should take a listen!
Quantic, aka Will Holland, is a restless individual.  Born in the UK, he travels the globe with his music, although he now lives in Colombia.  His sound can’t be pinned down — incorporating …

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Tame Impala Tonight at the Silverlake Lounge

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We’ve been loving the psychedelic, druggy, dreamy sounds of Tame Impala and finally Angelenos get a chance to see them live. I was lucky enough to witness their first ever LA show last night at The Echo and the place was packed and buzzing with excitement. The Aussies did not disappoint. In fact, it was so good I’m tempted to go check them out …

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The Heavy Added to “Also I Like to Rock” Line Up!

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This week it begins! And we’re excited to announce a new addition to the line up — the special guests on July 15 have been revealed as none other than The Heavy.  Fresh off touring with Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, this aptly named U.K. quartet performs a fiery stew of soul, funk, reggae and blues with a British twist.
KCRW is thrilled to present …

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Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings on MBE

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Sharon Jones and her all star band were so tight this morning, we were all in awe watching them work up a funk/soul masterpiece at such an early hour. The interview is also a hoot, as Sharon talks about her influence on younger musicians and why you should never mess with her (she used to be a prison guard!).
The Dap Kings raw power and …

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Five Things We Love About LA by Line and Circle

Posted June 28, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,852 views]

A lot of people send me music, but when I got an email from locals Line and Circle on Friday, I was instantly impressed with the track attached and sent it on to Anne Litt, who played “Radio, You Let Me Down” on her show over the weekend. 
The band finishes up a month-long June residency at Silverlake Lounge TONIGHT, June 28. They just …

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Photos: Everest at KCRW’s Summer Nights in Pasadena

Posted June 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,096 views]

One Colorado in Pasadena was jampacked on Saturday evening for a free set from locals Everest.  It was a perfect warm summer night to spend outside in Old Town, which was already bustling with people enjoying the day. The audience filled every nook and cranny of the courtyard – as the crowd grew they all just cozied in together on the sides of the …

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