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Henry Rollins at KCRW’s Masquerade

Posted October 31, 2010 by | 4 Comments | 7,610 views]

Every single person I’ve talked to has listed Henry Rollins DJ set as  a highlight of KCRW’s Halloween Ball Masquerade. While a full review and tons of photos will follow, here is a peek at Henry’s set list to see what all the fuss was about:
(and yes, that’s the superman costume he wore in the Rollins Band video for “Liar“!)
Bernard Hermann – The Murder …

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Ryuichi Sakamoto on KCRW This Sunday

Posted October 29, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 4,456 views]

DJ Tom Schnabel will air a live performance with Ryuichi Sakamoto on KCRW this Sunday, October 31 at 1pm. Tom also interviewed the Academy Award-winning Japanese composer about his love for John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, his fame, and his latest two-CD set, “Playing the Piano and Out of Noise.”  Ryuichi plays a sold out show presented by KCRW at the El Rey Theatre on …

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What I Got at the Post Office Today by Chuck P

Posted October 29, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 2,226 views]

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.
Racing toward the holiday season now. The three month flurry of festive colors and warmed cockles.  Music usually dries up at the end of the year, but I got a few …

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The Duke Spirit’s New Video — Everybody’s Under Your Spell

Posted October 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,798 views]

Just in time for KCRW’s Halloween bash Masquerade, UK rockers The Duke Spirit have released a video for their awesome new single “Everybody’s Under Your Spell,” from the forthcoming “Kusama” EP. The band will be debuting new songs and old favorites tomorrow night for KCRW’s costume ball and, after watching this video of mostly live performance footage, I’m getting really excited!
Oh, and as of …

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Henry Clay People Headline the Annual Rock and Roll Circus Tonight

Posted October 29, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,775 views]

– from Jeff Miller, Thrillist LA Editor
Few bands are as uncooly-cool as The Henry Clay People, the five-piece darlings of the Silverlake scene who for the past few years have become popular precisely by rallying against everything that scene stands for, embracing sloppy, drunken messiness over hipster cred and evoking an all-for-one mantra that often finds their shows ending in an all-out covers …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums

Posted October 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,738 views]

KCRW’s TOP 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 10/25/2010
1 FERRY, BRYAN == Olympia >> [Astralwerks]
2 MAXIMUM BALLOON == Maximum Balloon >> [Dgc/interscope]
3 CFCF == River >> [Rvng]
4 DUKE SPIRIT == Kusama Ep >> [Shangri-la Music]
5 RADIO CITIZEN == Hope & Despair >> [Ubiquity]
6 EL GUINCHO == Pop Negro >> [Young Turks]
7 BELLE & SEBASTIAN == Write About Love >> [Matador]

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The Jezabels: Artist You Should Know

Posted October 28, 2010 by | 2 Comments | 4,380 views]

This past weekend, over a thousand artists flooded NYC for the CMJ Music Marathon. The annual event is always a great place to find bands on the rise and Erica Shultz, a former KCRW volunteer, sends us this report from the East Coast:
Sydney, Australia’s The Jezabels shined at the Planetary Group/Future Sounds Party at Pianos during the CMJ music festival in New York City …

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New Album from DJ Anthony Valadez Out This Week

Posted October 28, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,794 views]

– From Anthony Valadez
Audio/Visual: Reworked, Recycled and Remixed is a remix album of my release last year on Philly indie label Recordbreakin’ Music. We combined some great remixes from some wonderful talent across the states to give their respective take on the original material, which allowed each track to take on a whole new life. I also wanted to include a few demo …

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Secret Sisters Live on KCRW

Posted October 27, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,137 views]

KCRW was the first to play the Secret Sisters’ music and the lovely ladies from Muscle Shoals, Alabama thanked us this morning with a gorgeous set of songs – mostly sweet, sad tunes with the most perfect harmonies imaginable. It was like honey in your ears! Or, as recording engineer Ray Guarna puts it, “morning becomes innocent.”
After playing a few sad songs in a …

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Local Natives –“Who Knows Who Cares”

Posted October 27, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,040 views]

My love for this band is well documented on this blog and among anyone I’ve talked to about music in the last couple of years. Local Natives’ full length debut “Gorilla Manor” was on my top 10 best albums list of last year and I’m tempted to put them on it again for 2010. I truly can’t stop listening to it.
And now, after touring …

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