Articles from March 2011
KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole returned from his Australian adventure with bunch of new records and many stories to tell. I asked him to round up some of his favorite moments below
(Editor’s Note: he dedicated his most recent show entirely to the music he discovered “down under” and you can see videos, photos, blog posts and more here)
Band I’ve Been Listening to …
By DJ Valida
I love Henry Wolfe.
Musically, he speaks to me in ways that are both comforting and awe-inspiring at once. His songs trigger emotions that quickly transform from joy to sadness, but he delivers them in such a playful way that often, half way through a song, you forget why you were crying to begin with, or why you were happy in the first …
The new song from Fleet Foxes is simply gorgeous. We’ve been anxiously awaiting their new full length “Helplessness Blues“ (out May 3) and, from what we’ve heard so far, it will definitely be worth the wait!
Royksopp looked pretty sleepy when they rolled in this morning and, by the end of their live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic, I knew why.
After a big show at the Wiltern last night, they stayed up until 3am putting together an exclusive tune to present this morning. They called it “Shores of Easy” (though it seems to be a working title).
As they described it, …
KCRW Presents, Uncategorized »
From KCRW volunteer Sierra Drucker –
The Wiltern was abuzz last night in anticipation for Royksopp’s descent into Los Angeles. A startling amount of people turned out for this show. The line was seemingly endless. Good thing I was wearing my walking shoes.
Once we finally made it in, DJ Mikey V set the tone for the evening, spinning magnetic pounding beats while everyone sipped their …
Live Performances »
KCRW DJ Nic Harcourt has been playing tracks by LA’s own Chasing Kings for the last 18 months and the band finally dropped by the studio for a live performance, including the standout “Empathy.”
Check it out in the archives here!
And, if you live in SoCal, see themlive on April 1 at the House of Blues in Anaheim.
Guest Dj Project, Uncategorized »
I must admit, I was a little late to the Mad Men party. I kept hearing raves about the show from people I trust, but I just don’t watch that much TV. Then I happened upon a Mad Men marathon on a rainy Sunday and watched 5 straight episodes – I was totally hooked. It’s like a moving photo. It’s beautiful and every line …
Guest Dj Project »
From KCRW volunteer Sierra Drucker —
On March 18th Kevin Rose resigned from his own pioneering internet news site, Digg, to pursue a new, thus far unnamed, venture. This notorious internet entrepreneur, and one of the “Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web” according to Time and BusinessWeek, is keeping us guessing. If you’ve seen The Social Network, then you know when it comes …
Artists You Should Know, mp3 Stream »
KCRW DJ Mario Cotto reflects on Gary Clark Jr’s performance in LA at Bardot last night:
Gary Clark Jr. is a relevation. I honestly know very little about this dude, but the basics are that he shreds the guitar Voodoo Child-style. But, unlike Jimi, his performance is less of a technical, psychedelic trance. He’s got the urgency, heartbreak, and sensuality of great bluesy soul music.
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.
Incredible week here in LA. Spring is, as they say, in the air. Despite what a lot of out-of-towners think, we really do have seasons in LA.
Believe it or not, I …