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Jessica Lea Mayfield live on KCRW – Our Hearts Are Wrong

Posted April 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,171 views]

From KCRW Volunteer Taryn Olsen
I first heard about Jessica Lea Mayfield in an interview on NPR.  At the tender age of 21, Jessica completely enchanted me in her interview and conducted herself with maturity beyond her years as she spoke of growing older and being “less susceptible to heartache” even though she admitted to being a magnet for bad dudes.
For weeks afterward I fielded …

Top 50 Playlists, Uncategorized »

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums

Posted April 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 2,205 views]

KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 04/25/2011
1 TV ON THE RADIO == Nine Types Of Light >> [Interscope]
2 CAGE THE ELEPHANT == Thank You Happy Birthday >> [Jive]
3 FLEET FOXES == Helplessness Blues >> [Sub Pop]
4 CALVI, ANNA == Anna Calvi >> [Domino]
5 ROME – DANGER MOUSE & DANIELE LUPPI == Rome – Sampler >> [Capitol]
6 ARCTIC MONKEYS == Suck …

KCRW Presents »

New First Fridays Headliner: Moving Units

Posted April 29, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,210 views]

By KCRW Volunteer Taryn Olsen
KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Eric J. Lawrence, and opener Crystal Stilts will be getting the crowd pumped for a new headliner next Friday, May 6th at the Natural History Museum for the May installment of First Fridays.
Moving Units was announced yesterday as the headliner to rock the Diorama Hall this month. Their brand of funky, dance-punk has been a …

Live Performances, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Royal Bangs live on KCRW – Fireball

Posted April 28, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,585 views]

From KCRW Volunteer Taryn Olsen

This morning on Morning Becomes Eclectic, Jason Bentley complimented The Royal Bangs on the nice live sound captured on their new album “Flux Outside,” noting that he liked the way it didn’t sound overly produced. The band graciously accepted the compliment and deferred to the warm, homey space in their home-town of Knoxville, Tennessee where they were …

Artists You Should Know, Uncategorized »

Thao & Mirah: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 28, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 3,390 views]

By KCRW Volunteer Taryn Olsen

Mirah Yom Tov Zeitlyn (known simply as Mirah) and Thao Nguyen of Thao with the Get Down Stay Down have both cultivated interesting music in their own separate careers.
You might recognize each of the girls individually, as they’ve both been favorites of the station throughout their individual careers.
The two collaborated for a new album, “Thao + Mirah” (which was released …

Artists You Should Know, Uncategorized »

Artist You Should Know: tUnE-yArDs

Posted April 28, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 3,606 views]

From KCRW volunteer Sierra Drucker –

That playful use of punctuation in the band name tUnE-yArDs is no mistake.  Merrill Garbus, the one-woman force known as tUnE-yArDs, has been breaking all the rules since she stepped out on the scene with her debut album “BiRd-BrAiNs” in 2009.  This lo-fi ramshackle garage neo-tribal psych rock album (yes, all of those adjectives are necessary) first turned heads …

Guest Dj Project »

The Avengers star Mark Ruffalo is our Guest DJ

Posted April 27, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 5,677 views]

From KCRW Intern Monika Scott

Mark Ruffalo has always been someone I’ve heard being described as an “actor’s actor.”  For what it’s worth, I’m not an actor and yet have been a big fan of his for a long time.  The Brothers Bloom remains one of my all time favorites. So I tried to keep my cool when I discovered he was on this …

Live Performances, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Richard Thompson live on KCRW – I Misunderstood

Posted April 27, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,229 views]

From KCRW Intern Monika Scott
This morning, the delicate, folksy guitar playing of Richard Thompson filled the halls of KCRW.  He has been named by Rolling Stone as one of the 20 best guitar players of all time and that was very clear in his live set with Jason Bentley this morning.  I couldn’t help but feel myself moving my shoulders to the songs, ultimately …

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KCRW DJ Henry Rollins is Wild About Snakes

Posted April 27, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,930 views]

From KCRW Volunteer Taryn Olsen:
I have a confession: It took me a while to appreciate Henry Rollins’ KCRW show. It wasn’t until I went to see his Rare Cuts & Conversations evening at The Echoplex last year that I finally GOT IT.
Henry is a mesmerizing storyteller and host. He’s the only person who can get me to listen to bands like Sexual Milkshake or …

What I Got at the Post Office »

What I Got at the Post Office Today by Chuck P

Posted April 26, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 2,527 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.
A gorgeous and windy day. The week is forecast to be typically perfect SoCal weather. The beauty of the weather is mirrored by a beautiful and bountiful grip of vinyl and other releases …

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