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KCRW heads to the Sundance Film Festival later this week to host a series of music showcases and live broadcasts, as well as Happy Hour DJ sets.

If you’re here in sunny LA, you can tune in to hear Anne Litt’s show (noon to 3pm on Sat and Sun) live from the KCRW Studio at the Acura Prism in Park City for music programming inspired by the 200 films featured at the festival, as well as interviews with actors, directors, and musicians with ties to the featured films.

Jason Bentley will host Morning Becomes Eclectic live (9am to noon PT) from our snowy outpost on Monday, January 20.

On the ground, our nighttime showcases (Fri-Sun, 9:30pm to 12a) will feature Sondre Lerche, Wild Cub, Dan Deacon, The Fela! Band and Carmen Rizzo.

Norwegian singer-songwriter Sondre Lerche has composed music for the film The Sleepwalker, directed by his wife Mona Fastvold. The soundtrack is out today, and includes the haunting, atmospheric track “Palindromes”, unlike the bouncy pop that first put him on KCRW’s radar. Since then he’s released a jazz album, explored many other genres, and composed the musical score of the movie “Dan in Real Life” and so it’s not a complete surprise to hear this ambient instrumental work.

Nashville’s Wild Cub play infectious electro-pop and will release an expanded version of their debut full length album, “Youth”, next week on Mom + Pop Music. They were just featured in the New York Times and frontman Keegan DeWitt scored TWO films at Sundance this year — “Good Life” (a doc for HBO) and “This Is Martin Bonner” (a narrative in the NEXT category).

DJ Mario Cotto calls Baltmiore-based musician Dan Deacon a “hippie electro-wizard,” saying he builds “a cyclone of euphoric synthetic sounds” in his DJ sets.  At the festival he’s hosting a workshop on “How to Lose Your Inhibition”, which tells you almost everything you need to know about him.

The world premiere of the film “Finding Fela!“, which honors the music of Afro-Beat legend Fela Kuti, will take place at Sundance. The 12-piece Fela! Band, featuring musicians who toured behind the theatrical production of the Fela! musical, will be on hand performing music from the film.

LA-based Composer/Producer Carmen Rizzo has worked with a wide range of artists –everyone from Paul Oakenfold to  Ryuichi Sakamoto and Pete Townshend of The Who. In his solo work, he favors a lush, cinematic electronica sound.

If you’re at Sundance, you can also catch Guest DJ sets from Grammy-nominated EDM artist Kaskade and Golden Globe winner Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros) from the Acura Prism on Saturday, January 18.

Read more about all of KCRW’s activities at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival here and see the full music lineup (in Utah time) below:

Friday, January 17

4-6pm:           Happy Hour DJ set with Jason Bentley at The Acura Prism

9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura

Lineup

9:30pm          KCRW DJ Anne Litt
10:30pm        KCRW DJ Chris Douridas
11:30pm        KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Saturday, January 18 

1-4pm:           Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

4-6pm:           Happy Hour DJ set at The Acura Prism

Hosted by Jason Bentley, with Kaskade and Alex Ebert (of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros)

9:30pm-12a  Festival Music Café Presented by Acura

Lineup

9.30pm         Carmen Rizzo
10.30pm       The Fela! Band
11:30pm        KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer

Sunday, January 19 

1-4pm:           Live Broadcast from The Acura Prism with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt

9:30pm–12a Festival Music Café Presented by Acura

Lineup

9.30pm         Wild Cub
10:30pm        Sondre Lerche
11:30pm        Dan Deacon


DETAILS:

WHAT: Festival Music Café Presented by Acura
WHERE: Rich Haines Gallery — 751 Main Street
WHEN: January 17, 18, 19 from 9:30pm to Midnight
Open to the public (21 and Older).

WHAT: KCRW Live Broadcasts with Jason Bentley and Anne Litt
WHERE: The Acura Prism, located at the corner of Main and Heber
WHEN: January 18 & 19 from 1 to 4pm, January 20 from 10am to 1pm.

Follow KCRW’s activities at the festival on our Tumblr page, including film recommendations, photos, and more.

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