Articles from September 2010
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
The Avett Brothers have been getting airplay on KCRW since the Fall ’09 release of the Rick Rubin produced I and Love and You, and this latest release has certainly helped to find the boys a new audience. Meanwhile, we’ve had a ton of amazing bands pass through KCRW lately and I’m not sure if my fellow co-workers knew what to expect. Seeing the …
KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad sat down with Yoko Ono to talk about her new recordings and the various collaborators on her new Plastic Ono Band stage show, which comes to the Orpheum Theater (and is Presented by KCRW) on Friday and Saturday. The interview airs at 9pm and will be available in the archives here after it airs.
Ono tells Garth that she and Lady …
KCRW photographer Marc D’Amour captured some great shots of Akron, OH duo the Black Keys at their sold out show this week. Check out a review of the show here
David Bowie, Uncategorized »
Four of our DJs remixed David Bowie’s classic track “Golden Years” to celebrate the release of the artist’s hugely influential 1976 album Station to Station in expanded Special + Deluxe Edition packages. You can hear all their tracks at KCRW.com/bowie
Check out this “behind the scenes” video about their process
All of our DJs receive hundreds of CDs a month to consider for airplay. In this regular feature, KCRW DJ Chuck P catalogues his musical bounty from the Post Office each week.
“Fall is the new summer! After a couple of weeks of chilly weather, we’ve had temps reaching the hundred and teens in downtown LA. It’s driving me crazy, but I think …
Guest Dj Project »
I’m the sort of music fan that finds myself drawn to music in all forms – books about music, movies about music and particularly music documentaries (I’ve been on a kick lately, watching Led Zep’s “Song Remains the Same and Pink Floyd’s “Live at Pompeii”)
When I saw the movie “DiG!” in 2004, I knew I was watching something special. My first thought was ‘how …
One of Jason’s first questions to Jamie Lidell was one I’ve always had myself – where did all that soul come from?? The UK artist called Prince his “gateway drug” and cited George Clinton and Luther Vandross and influences as well.
Lidell burst onto our airwaves with the uber catchy track “Mutiply” in 2006, but this is the first time he’s visited the station …
KCRW Presents, Uncategorized »
The music fans at KCRW are not limited to the music department. Today’s post comes from Beth Topping, who helps run our Fringe Benefits program and our semi-annual pledge drives. She also happens to have a deep love for ‘70’s rock:
This Thursday, September 30th, John Cale and special guests will take command of UCLA’s Royce Hall for “When Past & Future Collide – Paris …
David Bowie, mp3 Stream »
To celebrate the release of David Bowie’s re-mastered Station to Station, four of our DJs, Jeremy Sole, Anthony Valadez, Eric J Lawrence, and Chris Douridas, have each remixed the album’s lead single, “Golden Years”. Station to Station was recorded in Los Angeles, so it was fitting for some of KCRW’s leading tastemakers to take on the task, with each remix heard by Bowie himself. …
Artists You Should Know, Uncategorized »
From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
Last week, my pals Kevin & Zach of Park the Van Records invited me out to see one of their latest signings, Brass Bed. For a small label, Park the Van has a killer roster, which includes Dr. Dog, Generationals, and Pepi Ginsberg, so I knew I was in for a treat.
But oh, what a treat!
This Lafayette, Louisiana-based power …