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I’m confused by the Belgian band Balthazar, as to why they aren’t more well known here in the U.S.
Their third album, “Thin Walls,” has the band evolving in exactly the way I’d hoped. The sounds are richer. There is a simplicity in the way they present their brand of intricate, eccentric pop. And they rock harder too!
Check out “Then What.” The vocalist is precise, …
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt
I met Oil Boom in one of those happy SXSW accidents – I hear music I like, I wander into a bar on 6th Street and boom!
It’s gritty, bluesy, tight, and fun. They pay homage to the cassette, and in the spirit of this video, it’s Roukenroul (with umlauts)!!
They don’t take themselves too seriously – one of my favorite traits …
DJ Top Ten Lists »
My favorites songs of 2014.
Order? The only ones I’m sure of are the Top 5. Otherwise put this sh*t on shuffle. Enjoy!
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1. Ty Segall – Manipulator (Drag City)
2. The War on Drugs – Lost In The Dream (Secretly Canadian)
3. The Acid – Liminal (Mute)
4. Elbow – The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Concord)
5. Beck – Morning Phase (Capitol)
(Editor’s Note: Anne Litt was the host of our first Country in the City concert this past Saturday and kicked things off with a DJ set).
First off, what a thrill it was to play last night ahead of my new country, psychedelic, electronic favorite, Sturgill Simpson, but also the legendary Gregg Allman!
Since my childhood days of watching Hee Haw, The Grand Ole Opry, The …
World Festival »
I started listening to reggae music on my local college radio station when I was in high school without really knowing what it was.
For me, it was exotic, a place I wanted to find out about, welcoming but it felt out of reach, particularly since college radio DJ’s have a way of playing amazing music but not ever telling you much about it.
It was …
Sometimes the internet really works.
I met artist Steve Nalepa through Twitter. He sent me some music that I loved and I began to play it on the radio. A month or so ago, he sent me his new project, The Acid.
The first song I heard, which you can hear below, is “Fame.”
What I heard is a baseline of electronics, with sweet melodies performed with …
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Editor’s Note: Over the long holiday weekend, DJ Anne Litt reflected on her favorite LA songs
Stream a Spotify playlist below as well as thoughts from Anne!
I love holiday weekends in Los Angeles. It’s the closest we ever get to tumbleweeds blowing down any LA thoroughfare. Over the July 4 weekend, I found myself taking different ways to and from KCRW – staying off the …
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Editor’s Note: If you have time over the holiday weekend to catch up on some jams, here is where you should start!
These are in no particular order.
Curtis Harding – “Soul Power”
The first time I heard the funky soul of “Keep On Shining” my eyes and ears widened. As I dug deeper into the “Soul Power”, the sounds of rock, surf and psychedelics …
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 …