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Toro y Moi Live on KCRW – Light Black

Posted March 25, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,775 views]

I’ll be honest, I was wondering how Toro Y Moi’s music would translate in a live setting. I was a little worried the layers of sound that make his tracks so easy on the ears wouldn’t come through. But my worrying was in vain — it was a killer set. In fact, the songs were more hypnotic live. Chaz Bundick brought a band to …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Records

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,236 views]

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Records for the Week of 03/21/2011
1 RADIOHEAD == King Of Limbs >> [Tbd]
2 TORO Y MOI == Underneath The Pine >> [Carpark]
3 DALE EARNHART JR JR == Horse Power Ep >> [Quite Scientific]
4 TV ON THE RADIO == Nine Types Of Light – Sampler >> [Interscope]
5 LYKKE LI == Wounded Rhymes >> [Atlantic]
6 SAADIQ, RAPHAEL == Stone Rollin – …

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Support Japan with The Morning Benders

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,758 views]

By Betsy Moyer, Interactive Producer and Social Media Manager
I have a huge music crush on The Morning Benders. Naturally after reading the plea from TMB front man Chris to support Japan, his place of birth – I have to pass along the message.
Donate and download the Japan Echo EP which includes some great remixes. 100% of the proceeds will go to Japan’s Society Earthquake …


SXSW Wrap Up from Dan Wilcox

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,774 views]

From KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox-
As I sit here nursing my post-SXSW cold & sickness — something that happens to me every year (probably a combination of the booze, malnutrition & lack of sleep) — I realize that this annual Austin music festival takes a real toll on the body.
I’m still feeling it in my feet (from all the walking, standing and occasional stationary …

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Download John Legend’s Cover of Rolling In The Deep

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 9,263 views]

It’s just a covers kinda day, apparently!
As soon as I heard the few first seconds of this cover of Adele’s “Rolling In the Deep”, I shouted to no one “who is this?!?”
Then  I called into Master Control for an answer and was not surprised to hear it’s John Legend.
I mean, who else could cover Adele and do it this well. It’s an extraordinary version …

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Download The Decemberists’ Cover of R.E.M.’s “Cuyahoga”

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 4,973 views]

Today’s a great day to add a few shiny new things to your music collection courtesy of KCRW!
First, The Decemberists’ cover of the classic R.E.M. track “Cuyahoga” is available as a free download as Today’s Top Tune for 24 hours only.
When the band came to Morning Becomes Eclectic to perform songs from The King Is Dead, we asked them to cover one of …

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Anthony Valadez’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 24, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,795 views]

From KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez
3 days, 4 nights, over 20 bands watched, 1500 snap shots and 11 hours of sleep.
That pretty much sums up my SXSW experience.   I went to Austin as a music lover. I was excited to see Raphael Saadiq, James Blake and Odd Future but ended up re-falling in love with live music itself.
I began to fall in …

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DJ Valida’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,492 views]

From DJ Valida:
This having been my first SXSW, I am happy to say it was one of the best experiences ever and I can’t wait for next year. All of my expectations were met triple-fold — the amount of amazing music I got to hear, the new people I met and the old friends I reconnected with, the awesome restaurants…Not one negative in 5 …


Garth Trinidad’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,993 views]

From KCRW DJ Garth Trinidad:
Austin’s annual SXSW Music Conference joined the quarter century club this year, so it was an honor to participate. Got a chance to meet and introduce the very talented Jessica Lea Mayfield to a great audience at KCRWs official day showcase.
I like her music even more having met her – her warmth and sense of humor made my day.
Also, got …


KCRW at SXSW Photos 2011

Posted March 23, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,732 views]

In addition to the incredible rock photography by Marc D’Amour, Sabrina Talerico, and our own Anthony Valadez – this year, KCRW hooked up with Instagram to bring you all of our on the ground cellphone pics. Instagram is a fun and quirky way to filter your photos and make anything look cool!
You can cruise through all of the photos that we gathered on the …

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