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“Deranged Millionaire” John Hodgman is our Guest DJ!

Posted January 28, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,372 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 | 1,383 views]
Lord Huron

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 | 2,343 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 | 20,245 views]
RobDelaney

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 | 3,364 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 | 3,237 views]
Photo by Brenda Janairo

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 | 3,945 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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Alt-J: Artist You Should Know

Posted June 26, 2012 by | 3 Comments | 3,630 views]
Alt J plank

Naming your band after the Mac keyboard command for the “delta” sign is just one item in a long list of reasons why the UK 4-piece Alt-J is a band you might want to keep your eye on.  (Having a drummer that uses a saucepan instead of a cymbal is another reason on said list.)
Their full length debut, “An Awesome Wave” is something to …

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KCRW Exclusive: FYF Fest 2012 Lineup Announced!

Posted June 18, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 3,793 views]

Sean Carlson, Founder of FYF Festival came by KCRW‘s studios this morning with a BIG announcement on Morning Becomes Eclectic – the full 2012 FYF Festival lineup. The rumors are swirling about who could be playing – now in the 9th year, the festival has expanded to TWO days this Labor Day weekend in order to pack in a heavy load of artists.
And now, …

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Making Music at Make Music Pasadena

Posted June 15, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,254 views]

Make Music Pasadena is tomorrow.  It’s going to be a fun filled day for KCRW music fans, as some of our favorite bands will be there!
Make Music Pasadena is one of the most fun summer events in Los Angeles.  The picturesque streets of Pasadena fill with music and art lovers, while internationally known bands perform an several stages scattered across the neighborhood.  All of …

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