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The KCRW MUSIC BLOG provides a sneak peek into the inner workings of the Los Angeles public radio station’s famed music department.

Expect a steady flow of new music discovery selected by KCRW staff and DJs, particularly frequent contributor Mario Cotto, as well as exclusive material that we are sometimes given to share with our readers! Also, find out about upcoming musical guests, event announcements, and more

Regular features include:

Artists You Should Know, Local Bands We Love, Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now – Exploring artists we have our eye on!

Friday Free for All – Top downloads curated by DJ Travis Holcombe.

We’ve Got it Covered – Standout covers songs from KCRW’s live in-studio sessions.

Pan Caliente – Blogger José Galvan searches the world for the best in Latin music

The KCRW Music Blog is curated, edited and co-authored by Rachel Reynolds, KCRW’s music publicity director — and longtime music insider, with additional posts from KCRW DJs, staff volunteers and other special guests.

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  • Estella Garcia

    Must. Check out “Let’s Drive to Alaska” at SXSW

  • James Connolly

    I humbly want to let you know about what we are doing.

    It is about singing, banjo, moog, and mellotron, and it is different.

    I call the style Art Plunk.

    Songs about homesick astronauts, conversations with a shark, and WW1 flying aces .

    So far 2 cd’s independently released. A third about to surface (with string quartet).

    Enough yapping, you can listen if you are the curious sort. Thanks !

  • Erick Antonio Fabian Sr.

    Hi! My band CERUMENTRIC, from Manila, Philippines, just released its new genre-bending single, “Hypocrites”. If you love electronic/rock fusion genres, you’ll like this.

  • Gregory Ackerman

    Anyone want some Psychedelic Rock?