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(Jas Shaw, one half of the English electronic music duo Simian Mobile Disco, shares his thoughts on on German producer Roman Flugel as part of our Fandom series. SMD recently released a live disc recorded in Joshua Tree and return to the West Coast for the CRSSD Fest.)
I love electronic music, it’s been an integral part of my life for as long as I …
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DJ Mario Cotto calls DJ Harvey a “a psychedelic disco wizard, a party Gandalf.” The London-born DJ has been an LA underground stalwart for many years hosting epic warehouse parties among many other things. We asked him to hip us to an artist that influenced his in advance of his appearance at the CRSSD Fest.
My being asked for an influence on my music coincided …
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Indie rockers Dr. Dog are easily one of the best live bands around and, after 7 studio albums finally released a live album.
“Dr. Dog Live at a Flamingo Hotel” is out now on ANTI- Records and they’ll be coming through LA for a couple shows — this Friday, Feb 13 at the Wiltern and Feb 15 at the Glass House.
We asked the band …
Glass Animals were just confirmed to play Coachella and it’s crazy to think just a year ago they were on KCRW’s SXSW showcase! To celebrate, we reached out to frontman Dave Bayley for our Fandom series.
“I was 15 when I first really lost my shit at a concert and danced like Prince on his first disco biscuit.
Joe (our drummer) and I had gone …
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Foxygen is back with a new album and will be making their Morning Becomes Eclectic debut early next year! In anticipation of their appearance, Cali native Jonathan Rado (who released his debut solo album “Law and Order” in 2013) took a few moments to share an artist he’s digging.
“This November, I saw Alex Cameron perform at Silencio in Paris, David Lynche’s sssupersssecret exxxclusive subterranian …
LA-based duo YACHT released an EP last month called “Where Does This Disco?” and we wanted to find out THEIR favorite artist of the moment. Answer: White Fang
“White Fang have come a long way from a group of druggy teenagers in the Oregon suburbs to the auteurs of idiot-savant garage rock (sample lyric: “we’re not arty, man, we’re a party band”), demagogues of the …
Ty Segall made one of our favorite records of the year so we asked him to share HIS favorite record of the year for our Fandom series!
Ty on Wand’s “Ganglion Reef”
“I am definitely biased when it comes to Wand, but I don’t care.
This is the best record of 2014.
It’s as if they wrote these songs for me – combining Black Sabbath, Neil Young, Gary …
The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle stopped by KCRW to record an episode of Bookworm with Michael Silverblatt around his acclaimed book Wolf In White Van: A Novel.
I asked him to recommend an artist he loves that people might not know as part of our FANDOM series and he immediately mentioned Cristine Fellows.
She happens to be the wife of The Weakerthans’ lead singer John K. …
Top 5 CMJ takeaways from KCRW Blog Contributor Nassir Nassirzadeh:
Amason — Favorite Band
I love everything about this band.
The music always puts me in a good mood, reminding me of some of my favorite bands including Cat Power, Sigur Ros, Sufjan Stevens and more.
Aurora – Rising Star
It was a joy to watch the comfort, charm and authenticity of this 17-yr-old Norwegian star.
There were some …
From KCRW DJ Travis Holcombe:
They don’t call Big Freedia the Queen of Bounce for nothing.
Her LA debut back in 2010 is the stuff of legend, and ever since that performance I’ve been on a mad tear to track down anything I could find by Freedia.
She is far and away the biggest name in New Orleans Bounce music today, so when I found out she …