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TOP 12 12″s of 2014

Posted December 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 148 views]

Guys…I’ve literally been making year end lists of everything since mid-April. So, if you’re interested in the Top 8 L.A. Bathrooms where you can eat crayons in relative silence or Top 27 Curbs where the Red Parking Zone Paint has faded, send me an email and I’ll lace you up.
Anyhow, point is…since I been on a roll, I did a list of Top 10 …

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For the Jazz Lover — DJ Bo Leibowitz’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 304 views]


Cyrille Aimee
“It’s a Good Day”


Billy Childs
“Map to the Treasure: Reimagining Laura Nyro”


John Coltrane


Chick Corea


Charlie Haden/Jim Hall
“Charlie Haden/Jim Hall”


Fred Hersch


Stacey Kent
“The Changing Lights”


“The Where”


Oscar Peterson / Ben Webster
“During This Time”


Libby York

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EJL’s Top 10 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 484 views]

From KCRW Music Librarian and DJ Eric J Lawrence:
I know, I know…we just finished getting all excited about our favorite records of this past year and now I’m trying to ram a bunch of forthcoming releases down your earhole?!?!
Hey man, the carousel of killer new music doesn’t stop for slowpokes! There are too many things to look forward to – no time to dawdle!!!
Here …

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Celebrating NYE With KCRW DJs

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 448 views]
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KCRW DJs will be around town bringing in the New Year!

WHO: KCRW DJs Jason Bentley and Valida
WHEN: 9pm- 1:30am
WHERE: Viceroy Santa Monica
ADMISSION: $175 General Admission (Premium Hosted Bar + Hors d’oeuvres)

Ring in the new year with Viceroy Santa Monica, featuring a hosted bar and decadent hors d’oeuvres from Cast’s Executive Chef Tony DiSalvo. Dance into 2015 …

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Jason Bentley’s Top 10 Favorite MBE Performances of 2014

Posted December 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 549 views]
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We hosted 125 performances on Morning Becomes Eclectic this year and the variety of artists was pretty stunning, from the experimental electronics of Daniel Lanois to dueling guitarists Rodrigo y Gabriela, the funky jams of Chromeo, and full on rock-out sessions from Ty Segall and Sleepy Sun.
We hosted longtime favorites like Beck, Pixies, David Gray and Roseanne Cash and the live radio debuts of …

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DJ Aaron Byrd’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 326 views]

1 Little Dragon — Nabuma Rubberband
2 SBTRKT — Wonder Where We Land
3 Nick Mulvey — First Mind
4 Run the Jewels — Run the Jewels 2

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Top 11 Overlooked Dark Horse, More-of-Everything-Else, Future Classics 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 432 views]

Frankly, annual Top 10 lists are a fun, if not compleeeeetely frustrating exercise in taking inventory of any given years most moving works by our favorite artists. However, by virtue of having to select a limited number of albums for reasons of global uniformity or whatever, things get criminally overlooked.
Below, please find an additional list of albums which were perhaps unjustly overlooked by a …

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Best Cover Songs of 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 712 views]
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A great cover song can be a swift brushstroke that paints a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Refreshing retouch, subversive statement or vandalism? All in your perspective but, either way, it forever changes the way you look at a work of art.
Here are the greatest retouches/statements/vandalisms from 2014:
1) Built To Spill — “Jokerman” (Bob Dylan cover)
Bob Dylan’s catalog has always been fertile ground for creating …

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DJ Jeremy Sole’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 385 views]

1 Clap! Clap! — Tayi Bebba
2 Souljazz Orchestra — Inner Fire
3 Todd Terje — It’s Album Time
4 Taggy Matcher — Singasong

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Top Songs of 2014 from Travis Holcombe

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 959 views]
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Editor’s Note: Work your way down Travis’ Top 25 singles of the year to find out his #1 pick and then discover a bunch of bonus tracks at the bottom!
25. Ghost Culture – “Giudecca” / “Arms” (tie) – Two tracks from the early frontrunner for 2015′s album of the year. I can’t decide which one I like better, so it’s a tie.

24. Dedication – …

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