Articles from July 2010
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, August 2, Darlings of down-tempo, Morcheeba, will return to KCRW with vocalist Skye Edwards to perform songs from their freshly minted CD, “Blood Like Lemonade” for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
Wednesday, August 4, Saucy songstress Kate Nash infuses her songs with street-smart observations and a witty sense of humor. The critically-acclaimed newcomer …
Caravan Palace is a Parisian band that creates a scintillating melange of gypsy jazz a la Django Reinhardt and electronica. They’ve sold out the Olympia in Paris several times (no small feat) and they stopped by our studios during their first ever tour of the U.S.
Their performance in Downtown LA a few weeks ago as part of Grand Performances was, by all reports, pretty …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
As Jason Bentley mentioned in the very beginning of his interview with 20-year-old Laura Marling, her husky voice and virtuosic guitar playing belies her age. The U.K. folk singer was recently nominated for a Mercury Music Prize (a coveted Album of the Year award in Britain) for her new CD “I Speak Because I Can.” It’s her second nomination, which is pretty impressive. Laura …
KCRW Presents, mp3 Stream »
Tonight is a great night for FREE live music in LA! Westsiders can go see Kailash Kher for free on the Santa Monica Pier while folks on the other side of town can check out a performance by Natacha Atlas a the Skirball Center at 8pm. Known for her work with Transglobal Underground, Natacha’s ecstatic vocals range from multi-ethnic Arabic-flavored electronica to poignant …
KCRW Presents, Uncategorized »
From KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole:
He folds his bandana, evenly, calmly, like it’s a ritual he has kept for years. He places it on the music stand next to the sheet music of the opening song. Miguel reaches down to pick up his viola while his ensemble — and over 4,000 people in the middle of Downtown LA — await the first note. If they …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
Everest is a band that certainly excels in a live setting. When they get into a folky rock jam, it’s something serious – and very easy on the ears. When I first saw them at Spaceland, their sound literally enveloped the entire venue and they brought it all with them in the studio yesterday. Check it out a powerful track from this great local …
Guest Dj Project »
When I started the Guest DJ Project over two years ago, Anthony Bourdain was one of the very first people I asked to come on the show. Like all fans of the chef, author and TV personality, I love him because he is brutally honest and sharp-tongued, and I knew he was a big fan of punk music.
He’s a busy man, so I’m …
Jason Bentley premiered the new single from Underworld – “Always Loved a Film” – earlier this week on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we have it for you as a stream!
The duo behind Underworld — Karl Hyde and Rick Smith — are celebrating 30 years together, which is hard to believe. Their album “Barking” marks the first time they’ve collaborated with other producers …
KCRW Presents »
There is no greater star in Indian popular music today than Kailash Kher and we’re excited to welcome him to Santa Monica for a performance at the Pier as part of the Twilight Dance Series! KCRW is presenting the show which features his newest incarnation — Kailash Kher’s Kailasa.
After Kailash was introduced to brothers Naresh and Paresh Kamath, fixtures of the Indian rock …
Top 50 Playlists »
KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 07/27/2010
1 SCHOOL OF SEVEN BELLS == Disconnect From Desire >> [Vagrant]
2 MIA == Maya >> [Neet/interscope]
3 NEW PORNOGRAPHERS == Together >> [Matador]
4 MONAE, JANELLE == Archandroid >> [Bad Boy/wondaland]
5 CUT CHEMIST == Sound Of The Police >> [Self Release]
6 TAME IMPALA == Innerspeaker >> [Modular]
7 CHEMICAL BROTHERS == Further >> [Astralwerks]
8 BLACK KEYS == Brothers >> [Nonesuch]