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MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern’s Top MBE Performances of 2014

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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 | 5,585 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 | 1,449 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 | 1,294 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 | 1,038 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 | 1,942 views]
dom la nena

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 | 2,221 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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KCRW’s Ariana Morgenstern Hits NYC Fashion Week

Posted February 28, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,988 views]

I flew to NYC for fashion week for Clover Canyon’s fall/winter 2013 collection. Los Angeles-based Rozae Nichols, the force behind the brand, asked me to provide a soundtrack for their show at Lincoln Center and I was thrilled to be able to help her out and attend.
The icy mix of music features Ultraista, Sigur Ros, Future Islands and the Bulgarian Women’s Choir and you …

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Richard Thompson Live on KCRW – Salford Sunday

Posted January 31, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,117 views]
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When Richard Thompson rolls into a studio, any guitarist in sight will feel the tug of his talent and try to get as close as possible.
Yesterday we featured his trio at the Village Studios and even though I was completely aware that he had a trio and not a four piece, for a moment I was convinced there was another guitarist in the room …

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Calexico Live on KCRW – Splitter

Posted January 16, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,332 views]

From MBE Producer Ariana Morgenstern
One of my favorite things about being the producer of MBE for so many years is that I’ve met so many artists at varying points in their careers.  Then I have the pleasure of bringing them back when they have new material to share with our audience.  Calexico is one of those bands.
We were first introduced to Joey Burns and …

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