Articles from March 2012
Each week Henry sends in a letter to his fanatics, setting them up for the evening’s show. Often times he writes from faraway lands. Tonight, he writes from our home state of California. Tune in to KCRW 8-10pm for the show. Find the tracklist and archives at http://kcrw.com/henryrollins.
Tonight, it’s a bit of a concept show we have for your enjoyment. Since I am onstage …
I missed Washington D.C.-based band U.S. Royalty at SXSW, but the beautiful thing is that many bands come touring through LA shortly afterwards and they are definitely a band you want to see live.
I’ve become accustomed to 30 minute sets at rock clubs and this was one of the few occasions I wished the band could have played twice as long.
They blazed through a …
Morning Becomes Eclectic »
When I think of White Rabbits, I think of a rock band that is built on beats rather than guitar lines.
Today, they mixed it all up by performing different arrangements of songs off their latest album “Milk Famous”. The set started with Singer Stephen Patterson playing the piano for “Heavy Metal” before the full band joined in. I loved this acoustic set up because …
mp3 Stream, Uncategorized »
Brooklyn’s Shigeto creates glistening ambient electronic music punctuated with skittering hip-hop jazz drums.
Constantly shifting moods between the booming bass, organic claps, and digital clicks and whirs, Shigeto (nee Zach Saginaw) invites you into a musical landscape with a warmth and depth that feel remarkably personal.
With a couple of EPs and a full length under his belt, his latest release “Lineage” is rife with titles …
Top 50 Playlists »
KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 03/27/2012
1 QUANTIC & ALICE RUSSELL == Look Around The Corner >> [Tru Thoughts]
2 SHINS == Port Of Morrow >> [Columbia]
3 TING TINGS == Sounds From Nowheresville >> [Columbia]
4 GLASPER, ROBERT – EXPERIMENT == Black Radio >> [Blue Note]
5 GAINSBOURG, CHARLOTTE == Stage Whisper >> [Because Music/elektra]
6 NNEKA == Soul Is Heavy >> [Decon]
7 SCHOOL …
Best New Music, mp3 Stream »
While down in Austin, Texas for the SXSW music conference, Jason Bentley debuted a new track from LA favorites Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros on Morning Becomes Eclectic. The song was “Man on Fire”.
Stream “Man on Fire”:
The band toured pretty much non stop for years behind their debut so we’ve all been wondering when we would hear new songs – and what they …
KCRW’s The Cue in an Online Music Channel on YouTube.
Jason Bentley is back on The Cue to share his “music video hot sheet.” See brand new favorites the likes of a solo project from Jack White, as well as new music videos from The Shins, Nada Surf, M. Ward, and Ane Brun.
Hit play below and stick around for about 23 minutes of music discovery …
Best New Music, mp3 Stream »
Silversun Pickups are one of LA’s best musical exports over the last decade, consistently making great music and even garnering a “Best New Artist” Grammy nomination in 2009.
They’ve released the first single from their 3rd full length album set for release on May 8 on Dangerbird Records.
The track, “Bloody Mary (Nerve Endings)” maintains the fuzzy guitars that have defined their sound but takes it …
SXSW 2012 »
From KCRW Blog Contributor Kevin Ponthier:
No surprise that Band Of Skulls hovers near the top of my list. UK Southampton natives Russell, Emma and Matt hit it hard beginning with a full set at Antone’s on Tuesday, KCRW’s showcase at Haven on Weds and an encore performance at the Filter Mag/KCRW Cedar Street Showdown on Thurs. Solid X 3! Don’t miss them when they chug through …
We are halfway through the Natural History Museum’s 2012 First Fridays series, presented by KCRW, and below is an update on what you have to look forward to as well as some photos of the festivities thus far from Photographer Jeremiah Garcia.
These shows are always a blast and April’s event is actually taking place THIS Friday, March 30 (to avoid Good Friday) and it’s …