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Benoit & Sergio: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 28, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 4,178 views]

From KCRW DJ Mario Cotto:
In their brief tenure as recording artists (less than 2 years,) DC’s Benoit & Sergio have already released a formidable series of 12”s and EPs on notable labels thesongsays, Spectral/Ghostly, Visionquest, and most recently, DFA.
Although technically they’d be labeled a minimalist techno-house outfit, Benoit & Sergio are actually doing something very exciting and altogether different.
Drawing narrative inspiration from songwriters like …

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Gold Panda — Marriage Remix EP + Tour Dates

Posted February 28, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 4,017 views]

Gold Panda had so much blog hype last year that I actually avoided listening to it for a while.  Sometimes the overwhelming words of praise scare me away and I prefer to wait and listen, even if I’m a little late to the party.
Well, guess what – the  UK producer and his debut full-length “Lucky Shiner” were totally deserving of all the attention.
DJ Mario …

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Nicolas Jaar: Artist You Should Know

Posted February 28, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 5,269 views]

From KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer:
After a few critically-acclaimed releases on Wolf and Lamb, the soon to be Brown University graduate is back with a full length album on Circus Company called “Space is Only Noise.”
The 20-year-old New Yorker (by way of Chile) delivers an uncompromising manifesto on traces of the past, love lost, and specters of the future.
I feel like Nicolas’ music not only …

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Warpaint, Wild Nothing, Mavis Staples, Eulogies on KCRW

Posted February 28, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,915 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 28, Los Angeles band Eulogies tackle the highs and lows of life on their new release, we’ll experience those new songs in a live setting on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, March 2, The ladies who make up L.A.’s Warpaint have been getting a lot of attention and rave reviews for their …

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Moby, Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio) and Raphael Saadiq Talk Music at EMP Pop Conference

Posted February 27, 2011 by | 17 Comments | 9,358 views]

Three seemingly different artists came together on Saturday night to talk about what it means to have a career in music in 2011. But they have more in common than most people think –so much so that Raphael Saadiq, Moby and Dave Sitek (TV on the Radio/Maximum Balloon) were exchanging contact info after the event! It would be incredible if KCRW’s keynote at the …

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Adele Live on KCRW

Posted February 25, 2011 by | 5 Comments | 5,905 views]

Not only was everyone buzzing all week about Adele stopping by KCRW for Morning Becomes Eclectic but, since she played this morning, I’ve gotten tons of  emails, texts, etc… about how great she sounded. AND a ticket giveaway to see her tonight clogged up KCRW’s phone system! I don’t know if that has ever happened before. It’s a bit of an understatement to say …

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New TV on the Radio – “Will Do”

Posted February 25, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 5,374 views]

New music from indie rock favorites TV on the Radio is always something to get excited about. This week they unveiled “Will Do,” a track off their forthcoming full-length “Nine Types of Light” (out April 12 on Interscope).
TV On The Radio – “Will Do” by Interscope Records
Since TVOTR’s last release, 2008’s “Dear Science”, founding member Dave Sitek has been busy with a bunch …

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Muppets Rock Out to LCD Soundsystem

Posted February 25, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,983 views]

A friend posted this on Facebook and I had to share. Happy Friday everyone!

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A Special Moment with Oscar Contender Colin Firth and The King’s Speech

Posted February 25, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 5,123 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
It’s “Oscar week” here in Hollywood.  The town is buzzing, all the streets are blocked off (I live near the Kodak Theater), and the KCRW Oscar pool is in full effect.  I confess that every year, I go to Oscar parties not so much for the actual awards, but to see friends and have dinner!
This year, I am looking forward …

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Composer Randy Newman – We Belong Together

Posted February 24, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 5,071 views]

Randy Newman is a pretty recognizable figure. So much so, that we have a photo of him in our hallway — with his back to the camera, facing a piano – and EVERYONE who walks through here knows who it is.

The other day I had one of those magical KCRW moments where I happened upon Randy looking at his own photo (see above). The …

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