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Best Cover Songs of 2014

Posted December 18, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 446 views]
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A great cover song can be a swift brushstroke that paints a moustache on the Mona Lisa.
Refreshing retouch, subversive statement or vandalism? All in your perspective but, either way, it forever changes the way you look at a work of art.
Here are the greatest retouches/statements/vandalisms from 2014:
1) Built To Spill — “Jokerman” (Bob Dylan cover)
Bob Dylan’s catalog has always been fertile ground for creating …

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DJ Dan Wilcox’s Top Albums of 2014

Posted December 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 641 views]
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1 Mac Demarco — Salad Days
2 Ty Segall — Manipulator
3 The War On Drugs — Lost In the Dream
4 Sun Kil Moon — Benji

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Wildcat! Wildcat!: Local Band We Love

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,947 views]
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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 | 1,361 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 | 1,452 views]
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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 | 5,407 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 | 3,537 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 | 2,950 views]
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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 | 5,840 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 | 6,661 views]
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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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