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Guest DJ Set from The “Goddess of Raw Foods” Ani Phyo

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Chef and cookbook author Ani Phyo is an all around raw food maven.  She has been called the “goddess of raw foods” by Andrew Zimmern, the host of Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and just released a new cookbook but her recent visit to KCRW was ALL about music.
I love that we keep uncovering how much electronic music/ the rave scene has had a huge …

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What I Got at the Post Office Today by Chuck P

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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.
I wish my mood was as temperate at the weather (I’m always moody around my birthday). It’s been blissful this past week. Gorgeous sunny days (for the most part) and crisp cool evenings. …

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Tickets On Sale Wed for KCRW Benefit Concert with My Morning Jacket

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We made an exciting announcement this morning to kick things back into high gear after the long weekend. KCRW will be putting on a show with one of the greatest live bands around – My Morning Jacket!
It will be an intimate benefit for the station at the The Village studios in West LA – on June 21 at 8pm.
The Village is home to MANY …

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KCRW Exclusive: Stream Photek – Aviator

Posted May 31, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 7,789 views]
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Ibiza is a famous hot spot for dance music. Especially this time of year, when the International Music Summit, co-founded by Pete Tong, comes to town. Our very own Music Director Jason Bentley not only got a chance to spin at the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage site in Dalt Vila but also reported back, via tweet, on what new music was catching the ears …

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Listen: A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron from DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Posted May 30, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,668 views]
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KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer hosts a weekly show Friday nights/Saturday morning from midnight to 3am. This week’s show was devoted entirely to Gil Scott Heron, the poet and songwriter many have called the forefather of rap and much, much more.
Read more about Mathieu’s reaction to his passing and hear the show in full here.
From Mathieu:
On Friday the 27th of May 2011, Gil …

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Photos: Jam Day at UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival

Posted May 30, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,035 views]
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KCRW DJ Anthony Valadez is not only an expert on the decks but a pretty great photographer too. I asked him to capture the KCRW stage for Jam Day at the UCLA Jazz & Reggae Festival this past Sunday in between his time spinning and hosting the stage (along with fellow KCRW DJs Jeremy Sole and Mario Cotto. (I should also mention that Anthony …

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Givers, Agnes Obel and More Live on KCRW

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Thursday, June 2, Music Director Jason Bentley loves Louisiana’s Givers because their youthful songs are filled with gushing positivity. We’ll get a preview of songs from their upcoming debut release on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, June 3, Denmark’s Agnes Obel will surround us with the delicate melodies that make up her enchanting chamber folk debut “Philharmonics” when she joins Morning Becomes Eclectic for …

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A Tribute to Gil Scott-Heron

Posted May 27, 2011 by | 5 Comments | 6,279 views]
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By KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
To hardcore music fans, the name Gil Scott-Heron is synonymous with poetic soul.
Even those who only know of him from his cutting track, “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised,” would recognize him as one of the more fiery vocalists ever to record in the pop idiom.  But all should agree …

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Download Brett Dennen’s Live Session on KCRW

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Brett Dennen at KCRW's SXSW Showcase by Marc D'Amour

(Brett Dennen’s recent Morning Becomes Eclectic performance is available for download until June 2, get it while you can!)

From KCRW volunteer Taryn Olsen:

I was introduced to Brett Dennen when I went to see Mason Jennings a few years back at Santa Monica High School. There were strict fire code regulations in the auditorium and the security guards stood in the …

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Photos: Little Dragon KCRW Live Session

Posted May 27, 2011 by | 7 Comments | 6,486 views]
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Last night, Swedish quartet Little Dragon gave us a preview of songs from their forthcoming album “Ritual Union” and not only cemented their place in the hearts of KCRW music fans, but virtually guaranteed that their name will be known far beyond our airwaves by years end.
They started out slowly, with the dramatic “Twice,” and you could almost hear a pin drop in the …

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