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French Style Furs, Mark Oliver Everett, and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 9, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 910 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, June 9, Among L.A.’s newest bands is French Style Furs, made up of Cold War Kids‘ Nathan Willett and Matt Maust, plus Nathan Warkentin from We Barbarians.  They’ll display their latest project on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, June 11, Mark Oliver Everett, the brilliant dark force behind Eels, has a new stripped …

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Fandom: Rhett Miller of The Old 97s on Black Joe Lewis

Posted June 5, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,082 views]
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As part of our Fandom series we have Rhett Miller from The Old 97s telling us about one of his favorite new artists.
There’s a groovy little outfit out of Austin, TX called Black Joe Lewis. Their records kick ass and their live show absolutely kills. Their newest album, “Electric Slave“, came out on Vagrant last year and continues the Black Joe Lewis tradition of making smart, booty shaking music. Check …

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Timber Timbre, Bob Mould, Jungle and More on KCRW This Week

Posted June 2, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 969 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, June 3, Canada’s Timber Timbre creates cinematic music that is sexy and sublime. They really impressed us with their last performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic and we’re thrilled to have them back at 11:15am.
Thursday, June 5, Frontman for Sugar and the highly influential Husker Du, Bob Mould is a pioneer in the indie-alternative …

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“Deranged Millionaire” John Hodgman is our Guest DJ!

Posted January 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,605 views]
Travis and John Hodgman by Micah Cordy

It feels like a lifetime ago when John Hodgman was a literary agent.  It is hard to remember a time when he was anything other than a famous minor television personality, a resident expert, an author, a humorist, and a deranged millionaire.  Now he is all of those things to us, and more.
What Hodgman is more than anything is an inspiration to anyone that …

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Photos: Lord Huron and Wildcat! Wildcat! at First Fridays

Posted January 24, 2013 by | 2 Comments | 1,601 views]
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The second installment in the 2013 First Fridays series is nearly here, so we wanted to reflect on the January kick off with photos of performances by Lord Huron and Wildcat! Wildcat!
I think I speak for all of Los Angeles when I say that we, as a city, are SO excited this series is back!  If the first one is any indication of how …

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KCRW’s Top 50 Most Played Albums for the Week of 1/14/2013

Posted January 16, 2013 by | 1 Comment | 2,533 views]

KCRW TOP 50 FOR WEEK OF 01/14/2013
1 TORO Y MOI == Anything In Return >> [Carpark]
2 RA RA RIOT == Beta Love >> [Barsuk Records]
3 FLAKO == Eclosure Ep >> [Five Easy Pieces]
4 TAME IMPALA == Lonerism >> [Modular]
5 NOSAJ THING == Home >> [Innovative Leisure]
6 POOLEY, IAN == What I Do >> [Pooled Music]
7 LOCAL NATIVES == Hummingbird – Sampler >> [Frenchkiss Records]
8 …

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Comedian Rob Delaney is Our Guest DJ

Posted September 6, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 20,860 views]
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If twitter was the old west, Rob Delaney would be the charming gunslinger that wins the hearts of the townsfolk with his rebellious yet heart-of-gold-y attitude.
It’s hard to talk about Delaney without applying some sort of “royalty” for what he’s done with a Twitter account.  What he has been able to do with Twitter as a way for comedians to show the world what …

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Art of Tones: Love From London

Posted August 3, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 3,624 views]

(Love From London is an ongoing series where correspondents Alex Kenning and Izzy Lawrence introduce us to bands generating excitement across the pond.)

“For Real” is an infectious house tune that rolls along very nicely for me. A great vocal and top quality production combined for  full effect.
Art Of Tones is based out of France and grew up making music in Perpignon. He previously …

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Fun and Free! Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier

Posted July 10, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 3,717 views]
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Blankets on the beach and live music under the stars, what else could you want on a Thursday night?
The Twilight Concert Series line up this year is a well-rounded musical adventure.  There’s California-friendly tunes from Best Coast, New Orleans’ Hot 8 Brass Band, and even a trip to Australia with Kasey Chambers.  Come sit in the sand and watch the sun set while you …

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ILLLS: Playing on Prefix

Posted June 27, 2012 by | 9 Comments | 4,248 views]

Playing on Prefix is a feature on KCRW’s Music Blog in which writers from the eclectic music site Prefix hip you to what’s coming out of their computer speakers each week.
Oxford, MS is a small Southern city with a bit of a mixed identity. The city simultaneously plays host to the campus of Ole Miss–which includes William Faulkner’s home– and just a stone’s throw …

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