Articles from May 2012
Get in on First Fridays fun while you can as June 1 will be your last chance to attend everyone’s favorite lecture/party/concert inside the Natural History Museum in 2012.
Last month was a pretty good time, as evidenced by the photos. DJ sets from Anthony Valadez and Valida filled the African Mammal Hall with sweet, sweet tunes. Meanwhile, AA Bondy and Father John Misty played to …
Throughout Memorial Day weekend I had one album on repeat. I didn’t plan it this way. In fact, if I would’ve judged it by the first song on the album, I wouldn’t have listen to it even once. That would have been a big mistake.
It’s “Generals”, the sophomore album from The Mynabirds. Their debut “What We Lose In The Fire We Gain In The …
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Before Diego Garcia released his lovelorn album “Laura” and made all the girls swoon, he was the frontman of NYC indie rock band Elefant (remember “Misfit”?)
He returns to his rock roots with this new version of “All Eyes on You”, the closing track on his album. He gives it the My Bloody Valentine treatment with fuzzy guitars and I actually prefer this version. (hear …
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
I wish every LA music fan could walk through the PST exhibit “Trouble In Paradise: Music In Los Angeles 1945-1975” at the Grammy Museum with it’s curator, Josh Kun. In addition to being an Associate Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at USC, Josh is a great storyteller and historian of the sounds of Southern California. I …
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From KCRW Communications Director Alyssa King:
Lightning in a Bottle is an annual music, art and performance festival presented by LA production company DoLab. The four-day experience at Oak Canyon Ranch blew me out of the water, as always, so narrowing it down to my Top 5 was a lot more difficult than you’d think. But, I’ll give it a shot – here we go…
Word has filtered through the music world that the long-standing alt-rock duo Ween are calling it quits.
One half of the pseudonymous Ween brothers, Aaron Freeman, recently announced he’s stepping away from his wacky persona as Gene Ween. Although his partner Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween, posted on Facebook that he hadn’t heard about the split, that in itself is a pretty clear sign that …
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When I first encountered the video to The Neighbourhood’s super-catchy track “Sweater Weather”, I wondered exactly which neighborhood they might be from. It turns out they live not that far from KCRW’s studios, a mere 45 minutes away in Thousand Oaks.
This young quintet has sparked something that is making them an instant favorite among all those who hear them, with KCRW DJ Anne Litt …
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From KCRW Blog Contributor Monika Scott:
Reggie Watts is a tough act to explain to people who have never seen or heard him before.
Actually, let’s take that a step further and say that he’s a tough human to explain to people. With a luxurious afro, charming golf sweaters, and well manicured pinky fingers, Reggie Watts is a comedian that commands your attention just by existing.
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KCRW’s Promotions Coordinator Mary Chellamy was in the Gorge this past weekend for the annual Sasquatch Music Festival. Here are her Top 5 musical moments, in no particular order:
Blind Pilot (Sasquatch- Main Stage)
The best ‘happy/feel good music in a beautiful setting’ award goes to Blind Pilot.
I’m pretty sure these guys love each other like brothers and sisters because they look like they’re having a …
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KCRW’s Top 50 for the Week of 05/28/2012
1 SANTIGOLD == Master Of My Make-believe >> [Atlantic]
2 TENNIS == Young & Old >> [Fat Possum]
3 BEACH HOUSE == Bloom >> [Sub Pop]
4 WHITE, JACK == Blunderbuss >> [Third Man/columbia]
5 EDWARD SHARPE & THE MAGNETIC ZEROS == Here >> [Vagrant]
6 KIMBRA == Vows – Us Version >> [Warner Bros.]
7 LA HAVAS, LIANNE == Lost & Found …