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Coachella 2014 — Review by DJ Anne Litt

Posted April 16, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 499 views]
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I’m exhausted. I didn’t “train” enough this year for Coachella.
Seriously, the LA Marathon has nothing on 3 days of dust, heat, walking, music and art in the desert. I know. Poor me.
That said, I’m home safe and with a head full of sounds. Coachella is a feast for my senses every year and, for the past four, I’ve headed out for the annual SoCal …

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KCRW DJ Anne Litt’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 3, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,848 views]
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Check out Anne Litt’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. Jagwar Ma – Howlin’ (Mom + Pop)
2. Atoms For Peace – Amok (XL)
3. James Blake – Overgrown (Universal)
4. Blood Orange – Cupid Deluxe (Domino)
5. Laura Mvula – Sing To The Moon (RCA)
6. Iron and Wine – Ghost on Ghost (Nonesuch)
7. Lorde – Pure Heroine (Universal)
8. La Femme …

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RIP Lou Reed: Anne Litt Pays Tribute

Posted October 27, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 2,303 views]
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I’m listening to Chris Douridas as he fills in for me on KCRW while I am back east.
Lou Reed has just died, Chris is playing a thoughtful and moving tribute to Lou, and the day is a little greyer.  What a strange day to not be with you on the air, but I can’t think of a better host to pay tribute to Lou …

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Alexander von Mehren: Artist You Should Know

Posted September 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,778 views]
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Listening to Norwegian artist, Alexander Von Mehren’s debut, “Aeropop“, conjures up thoughts of Stereolab, The Beatles and The High Llamas – the harmonies, the orchestration, and the homage to all of the great library music from France and Italy that has clearly inspired him so much.
So it’s not surprising that when I read the credits and a little bit about the album, I discovered …

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See Dueling Guitarists Rodrigo Y Gabriela At the Hollywood Bowl This Sunday

Posted July 11, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,858 views]
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I will never forget the first time I saw Rodrigo Y Gabriela.  I had heard a couple of albums and was intrigued by their love for heavy metal, their instrumental guitar pieces, and the fact that this duo from Mexico really got their start on the streets of Dublin.


That night at the Gibson, as part of a benefit show for KCRW, the electricity and …

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Anne Litt’s Love Letter to Big Star

Posted July 9, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,938 views]
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I discovered Big Star in 1985.  If you’ve listened to me on the air talk about the band, you’ve heard me say that Big Star is the reason I do what I do today.
Of course there was The Who, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones – even Glen Campbell and Herb Alpert, but when I discovered Big Star, I felt like I had discovered MY …

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She & Him Kick Off KCRW’s World Festival at the Hollywood Bowl!

Posted June 20, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,748 views]
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It’s always a good day when I get to visit the legendary Capitol Studios in Hollywood – the home of so many celebrated recordings.
My occasion to visit Capitol last week was to sit in on a session with She and Him.  They have a new collection called Volume 3 and were recording a live session for Morning Becomes Eclectic which airs this Friday.  In …

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Review + Photos: Glen Campbell’s Final LA Show

Posted June 25, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 2,703 views]
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
Last night I met Glen Campbell.  He hugged me and autographed my album – A copy of “Ghost On The Canvas”.  I told him what he meant to me – how the songs he sang or played on are touchstones in my life, how his fingerprints are all over every great record to come out of Southern California in …

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Why You Must See Glen Campbell’s Final LA Show THIS Sunday

Posted June 22, 2012 by | 9 Comments | 4,891 views]
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
Sunday night marks Glen Campbell’s final performance in Los Angeles.
It will be at the Hollywood Bowl as part of KCRW’s World Festival and I’m excited and proud that we’re a part of this historic night.
About a year ago, Glen Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.  Since then he has remained on tour – a tour he calls “The Goodbye Tour”.  He …

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Explore LA Music History With “Trouble in Paradise”

Posted May 30, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,199 views]
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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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