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FYF Fest Preview 2011: More Girls Girls Girls!

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Charity Rose Thielen from The Head and the Heart

From KCRW DJ Marion Hodges:
But wait, there’s more! As we discussed things further this morning, RR and I realized that two other bands with a strong female presence are featured in the line-up for this years FYF Fest (which fellow KCRW DJ Mario Cotto and I previewed here) — The Head and the Heart, and Cults. (Also, even though the whole “Girls vs. Boys” …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 8/29/2011

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 8/29/2011
1 BJORK == Biophilia – Sampler >> [One Little Indian]
2 LITTLE DRAGON == Ritual Union >> [Peacefrog]
3 SBTRKT == Sbtrkt >> [Young Turks]
4 METRONOMY == English Riviera >> [Big Beat/because]
5 MALKMUS, STEPHEN & THE JICKS == Mirror Traffic >> [Matador]
6 STEPKIDS == Stepkids >> [Stones Throw]
7 TEJADA, JOHN == Parabolas >> [Kompakt]
8 BEIRUT == …

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FYF Fest Preview 2011: Girls vs. Boys

Posted August 31, 2011 by | 5 Comments | 7,785 views]
FYF 2011

KCRW DJs Marion Hodge and Mario Cotto are both really excited about the lineup for the upcoming FYF Fest so I asked them to highlight some of their favorites – girls vs. boys.
When our esteemed music publicist RR reached out to me (KCRW DJ Marion Hodges) and Mario to reprise our legendary Girls vs. Boys FYF Fest preview, my first thought was; FYF …

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[Listen] Dum Dum Girls – Bedroom Eyes

Posted August 31, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 4,613 views]

Dum Dum Girls burst out of the LA scene in 2010 gaining buzz amongst indie fans across the nation. At first, they were a bit mysterious. A girl group playing vintage-tinged garage rock, fronted by a woman named Dee Dee (we later found our “Dee Dee” was Kristen Gundred, of San Diego-based band Grand Ole Party.)
Dee Dee’s powerful voice was always key, but the …

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What I Got at the Post Office Today by Chuck P

Posted August 30, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,101 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.
Hot week, right? Jeez… just baked in our house all weekend. Seems to have broken a bit tho, and just in time as FYF Fest is coming up this Saturday! Expect temps in …

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[Photos] KCRW at Chinatown Summer Nights

Posted August 30, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 4,476 views]
Photo by Jeremiah Garcia

Wow! These photos say it all — it was packed and everyone had a blast. We return to Chinatown on Saturday, September 10 with KCRW DJs Anthony Valadez and Aaron Byrd spinning tunes from 9pm to midnight. Find out more here.
Photos courtesy of Jeremiah Garcia.


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Damian Lazarus Guest DJ Set on KCRW

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Get Lost_

From KCRW DJ Raul Campos:
It was an absolute pleasure to sit and talk with DJ/ Producer Damian Lazarus. He’s the founder and the man behind Crosstown Rebels, one of the hottest dance labels on the planet specializing in quality underground dance music.
He gave us a very exclusive sneak preview to the new mix CD compilation, “Get Lost, Volume 4”, which doesn’t hit the …

Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Cut Chemist Live on KCRW, Teases Next Album

Posted August 30, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,990 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

Cut Chemist told us his Sound of the Police set – performed with just one turntable and loop pedals – is the hardest he’s ever had to play live. And that’s saying a lot for an artist that is constantly challenging himself. He’s a technician for sure and watching him from Master Control this morning, none of us could take our eyes off his …

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Review: Serge Gainsbourg Tribute for KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl

Posted August 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 5,020 views]
Beck by Andrew Youssef

In 1974, American wordsmith David Mamet wrote a play called “Sexual Perversion in Chicago“. In 1986, that play got the Hollywood treatment, and was turned into a hip dramedy about the complexities of sexual relationships called, “About Last Night…”. In 1971, brilliantly horny French dude Serge Gainsbourg wrote a sleazy and stunningly brilliant concept album called, “Le Histoire de Melody Nelson.” Last night a marvelous cast of marvelously …

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Cut Chemist, Natalie Walker, Hercules & Love Affair and more on KCRW

Posted August 29, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,236 views]
MBE shower image

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, August 29, Master turntablist Cut Chemist provides an aural world tour as he mixes intricate and seductive sets for Morning Becomes Eclectic listeners at 11:15am.
Wednesday, August 31, Trip hop singer Natalie Walker treats us to evocative dreamy vocals when she makes her debut with a live session on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Thursday, Sept …

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