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The Eclectic Flavors of Sound In Focus Continue in Century City

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 200 views]

Once again the beautiful spaces at the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography were ready for another edition of the Sound in Focus concert series this past Saturday evening. Once again the weather was perfect; the diverse crowd, from child-totting families to sharp-dressed hipsters, were ready for a good time; the food trucks and beer and wine gardens well-stocked; the bands expertly sound-checked; and …

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This is Why You Don’t Want to Miss KCRW & The Annenberg Foundation’s Next Sound In Focus

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,835 views]
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This past Saturday, one of the crown jewels of this year’s KCRW Summer Nights series of free events, the 2015 Sound in Focus concerts in the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography in the heart of Century City,

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Video Premiere from the International Collaboration, Favored Nations

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,112 views]
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The world runs on collaborations.
From the ensemble cast of your favorite movie to arms control deals brokered by an international committee – heck, even baby-makin’ can’t be done alone! Music can be the ultimate artistic collaboration, where multiple members of a band get together to play their individual instrumentals to combine into something magically greater than its parts. In the case of the new …

Artists You Should Know, Best New Music »

Artist You Should Know (Song Premiere): Imaginary People

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,038 views]
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New York-based vocalist Dylan Von Wagner has been bowling people over with his distinctive sound since his days in the band Linfinity.
Combining Bryan Ferry’s sultry vibrato with Interpol lead singer Paul Bank’s dark, dramatic baritone, Von Wagner commands attention from the get-go.
He’s got a new band called Imaginary People that he is leading these days, who make their full-length debut (Dead Letter Box) this …

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Wild & Free – “Low Pressure” (Falqo remix) – KCRW PREMIERE!

Posted June 15, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,618 views]

If you had to pick parts of the world that were among the most vibrant for music-making at this particular moment in time, Los Angeles and Australia should probably make the short list. And despite the distance between them, nice collaborations are happening across the Pacific, with inspired results.
Take the new Falqo remix of Wild & Free‘s track, “Low Pressure.” The Australian newcomer (born …

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Shelf Life: funky finds and some minimalist jams resembling The Evens

Posted June 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 887 views]
Prinzhorn Dance School

This weeks “adds” to the KCRW music library hand picked by EJL!
Featuring Talk in Tongues, Prinzhorn Dance School, E1sbar

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Let’s Talk About Fight Club – Chuck Palahniuk is our Guest DJ

Posted May 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,105 views]
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Chuck Palahniuk has a reputation.
As the author of the acclaimed, darkly satirical novel Fight Club, among a dozen others, he knows how to push people’s buttons.
So when we invited him to play Guest DJ and saw his picks included such hoary 70s epics as Gerry Rafferty’s “Baker Street,” Gordon Lightfoot’s “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”, & the hoariest of all, Don McLean’s deathless …

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Song Premiere: Novalima – “Santero”

Posted May 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,241 views]

One of the things we take great pride here in the KCRW Music Department is having introduced a lot of our listenership to captivating music from around the globe.
From Tom Schnabel’s role as one of the definers of the World Beat genre, to Raul Campos’ frequent hosting of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC), to various other of our DJs remixing tracks from artists …

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(Video Premiere) The Go! Team – “Her Last Wave”

Posted May 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 4,051 views]
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After an absence of four years, it’s nice to have a new Go! Team album to mess around with.
“The Scene Between” is chock full of the kinds of sounds we’ve grown accustomed to hearing from the Brighton-based outfit, with a few surprises for good measure.
Take “Her Last Wave” for instance; it’s probably the most My Bloody Valentine-like song they’ve done, with blissful, blurred-out tones …

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Song Premiere: Eleni Mandell – “Someone to Love Like You”

Posted April 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,496 views]

We here at KCRW pride ourselves on bringing you some new, cutting-edge artists at the very beginning of their careers.
But we also like to celebrate longevity and prolific artistry.
LA-based singer/songwriter Eleni Mandell has been releasing records at the rate of nearly an album a year since 1998, both as a solo artist as well as with band projects like the Grabs or the Living …

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