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5 Standout Artists from the M For Montreal music festival

Posted November 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 447 views]
Charlotte Cardin (Photo by Bruno Destombes)

Montreal is a mecca for arts and culture, European-style architecture, fantastic food like delicious bagels, plenty of street art, and friendly, helpful people. And its people are very dedicated to the arts.
I spent most of last week at the M For Montreal festival, where the music world converged to experience this beautiful city and their artists. Below are some highlights.

Montreal based trio Nancy Pants …

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Watch: Adele’s KCRW visits, from ‘Chasing’ to ‘Rolling’

Posted November 24, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,089 views]
Adele at KCRW in 2011

Adele’s new album 25 practically broke the internet and literally broke records this week and last, which reminded us of her humble beginnings and her numerous visits to KCRW. Travel back in time with us…

March 21, 2008: The First Time

KCRW championed Adele from the very beginning, when 19 was released in January 2008. By March, she was performing in our legendary studios the …

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Dom La Nena Covers Gracias A La Vida

Posted March 30, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,767 views]
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Brazilian cellist and singer Dom La Nena has a sweet spot for Argentina, having spent her youth there to study her instrument.
On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic we asked her to perform a cover of a song that she holds dear and she gifted us with her rendition of Chilean musician Violeta Parra’s “Gracias A La Vida”, one of her most renowned …

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MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top MBE Performances of 2014

Posted January 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,692 views]

MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top MBE Performances of 2014
1. New Basement Tapes
2. Rosanne Cash

3. Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

4. Conor Oberst

5. Mayer Hawthorne

6. Mia Doi Todd
7. Warpaint

8. Rodrigo Amarante

9. Shelby Lynne

10. Chrissie Hynde

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MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 7,264 views]

1 The New Basement Tapes — Lost on the River
2 Puss n Boots — No Fools, No Fun
3 My Brightest Diamond — This is My Hand
4 Warpaint — Warpaint

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Best of 2013: Today’s Top Tune

Posted January 3, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,996 views]

KCRW offers a free song every weekday in a variety of genres, including occasional exclusives. Show producer Ariana Morgenstern reflects on her favorites from 2013.
Though no longer available as a download, you can click on the link to listen.  And SIGN UP HERE now so you don’t miss the goodies in 2014!!
From Ariana Morgenstern:
It’s not so easy to pick my favorite songs after …

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MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted December 27, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,637 views]

Ariana Morgenstern’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

1. Mavis Staples — “One True Vine” (Anti)
2. Blitzen Trapper — “VII” (Vagrant)
3. Moby — “Innocents” (Arts & Crafts)
4. Juana Molina – “Wed 21″ (Crammed Discs/Sony)
5. Jimmy Cliff  — “The KCRW Session” (Sunpower Records/Universal)
6. Neko Case  — “The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” (Anti)
7. Laura Mvula — …

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She & Him Live on KCRW — Sunday Girl

Posted July 21, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,370 views]

Protected from the L.A. heat, Anne Litt and I spent the best part of a day on holy ground at The Capitol Tower on Vine St to record a session with two KCRW favorites — actress/singer Zooey Deschanel and master guitarist/songwriter/producer M Ward. They combine their talents as She & Him.
As we were lead down the halls we were met by iconic photos of Frank …

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Dom La Nena U.S. Radio Debut on KCRW — No Meu Pais

Posted April 4, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,478 views]
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We agree that Paris is a Moveable Feast and, once you’ve visited, you take it with you everywhere you go. That’s the feeling I get when I hear the work of Brazilian artist Dom La Nena, a cellist who moved to Buenos Aires as a teenager to study her beloved instrument with her mentor and is now based in Paris.
This humble and shy young woman …

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Sean Rowe Live on KCRW:

Posted March 6, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 2,668 views]
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I love waking up on a Monday morning and realizing I have a favorite artist coming in to perform. It was easy to jump out of bed knowing that Sean Rowe, musician and naturalist would be joining us today.
This time around he brought in a band, friends that he’s known for a while who are also excellent players and meld right into his songs.
I …

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