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Wildcat! Wildcat!: Local Band We Love

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,804 views]

I first encountered the band Wildcat! Wildcat! a few years back after stumbling across a track called “End of the World Everyday“ somewhere on the blogosphere.
This song captivated me from the get-go… a slow-burner with a spacey, cinematic intro that evolves into a tasty slice of synth-pop.  I was hooked…

Not sure if the song ever got a proper release, but I was happy to …

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Five Artists I’m Depressed I Won’t Be Seeing at SXSW 2014

Posted March 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,337 views]
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Very sad to report I’ll be missing another SXSW Music Festival this year… I’ll be missing the tinnitus, sore feet, BBQ & taco-related malnutrition & mid-morning Lone Stars… but most depressingly I’ll be missing a lot of great live music.

These are the 5 artists I’m most bummed I won’t be seeing at SXSW 2014:

TEMPLES: One of the most buzzed-about bands out of the UK …

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KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox’s Top 10 Albums of 2013

Posted January 1, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,419 views]

Check out Dan Wilcox’s Top 10 of 2013. Find ALL the DJ’s Top 10 lists here.
1. King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath the Moon (XL /True Panther)
2. Foxygen – We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic (Jagjaguwar)
3. Arcade Fire – Reflektor (Merge)
4. Daughn Gibson – Me Moan (Sub Pop)
5. Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires of the City (XL)
6. Unknown Mortal Orchestra …

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Best Cover Songs of 2013

Posted December 17, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 5,336 views]
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Someone recently tweeted that they don’t like cover songs…. period.
A statement which seemed very puzzling to me.  An equally broad generalization might be to suggest that lyrics are bad or melody sucks or that they really just not into rhythm.
The mere existence of cover songs shouldn’t be up for debate… there simply are good ones and bad ones.
Here are what I believe to be …

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Harry Dean Stanton Sings Danny Boy

Posted August 23, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 3,405 views]
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I feel it is safe to say that if you are a fan of the movies, then you are a fan of Harry Dean Stanton.
For me, it is hard to separate the two… for as long as I have loved movies, he’s always been there.  He puts the “character” in character actor.
From the cocky crewman in ‘Alien‘, to Molly Ringwald’s dad in ‘Pretty In …

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Free Pop Up Party and Gallery at Greenbar Distillery THIS Saturday

Posted March 26, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 2,927 views]

KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox will be on the wheels of steel this Saturday, March 30 as the Greenbar Distillery opens it’s doors for a KCRW pop up party. Read on!
I can’t recall a DJ gig that I am looking forward to more than this Saturday’s KCRW Moves event at the Greenbar Distillery.Not only am I excited about spinning with fellow KCRW DJ Aaron Byrd, …

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Top 10 Cover Songs of 2012

Posted December 27, 2012 by | 4 Comments | 5,781 views]
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Sped up or slowed down. Ironic or painstakingly sincere. Blown up or stripped down. Cover songs can be approached many different ways, but there one element shared by all great covers: they must be EFFECTIVE.
Here are the most effective… the Top 10 Cover Songs of 2012.
1) ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI “BABY” (original: Donnie & Joe Emerson): Forget cover songs, this might top my list …

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KCRW Exclusive Download: New Nick Urata from the Ruby Sparks Soundtrack

Posted July 23, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 6,619 views]

From KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox:
When I was in junior high, my favorite television program was a monthly MTV show featuring underground music called ‘I.R.S.’s The Cutting Edge’.
It was the first time I ever saw people like Iggy Pop, The Cramps, X or the Red Hot Chili Peppers (I recall at the time I was convinced they were mentally handicapped).
It was where I saw Husker …

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Devin: Artist You Should know

Posted April 10, 2012 by | 15 Comments | 6,420 views]

From KCRW DJ Dan Wilcox:
Bold. Brash. Boisterous. Teeming with hooks and spilling over with attitude.  If this is how you prefer your rock n’ roll, you have a new hero for 2012.  He goes by the name Devin.
Devin Therriault was born in Brooklyn, NY (already distinguishing himself from the glut of Brooklyn artists as one who actually grew up there), where he has perfected …

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5 Must See Bands at SXSW 2012 by DJ Dan Wilcox

Posted March 9, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 5,816 views]

Year after year, it’s easy to get excited about the SXSW Music Conference.  It’s easy to put your “real” work aside for a week of non-stop live music and good, weird times.
Just as easy as it is to over-eat pulled pork, over-drink Lone Stars, over-blow your eardrums out and over-develop corns on your feet as you wander aimlessly at dawn after heading to an …

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