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Graphic Designer Chip Kidd is Our Guest DJ

Posted July 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 286 views]
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I’ve always been particularly drawn to how, of any of the art forms, music has the ability to coexist and expand upon the other arts, from the visual to the literary to the cinematic.  And for me this is one of the great pleasures of our Guest DJ series. 
Getting to understand how music affects and influences non-music-based artists is always enlightening, whether their …

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Photos: Country in the City with Jamestown Revival and Shelby Lynne

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 742 views]
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Jamestown Revival have been on the road all year, touring behind their debut full length.
With stops at Bonnaroo and other big festivals under their belt, it was time the adopted Angelenos (native Texans) brought the show back home.
Instead of being road weary, they seemed thrilled to be on stage and their energy was contagious.
There were a bunch of fans in the crowd singing along …

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Nikki Lane, Griz and More on MBE This Week

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 427 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, July 31, Nashville’s Nikki Lane has a bold new country sound that has her poised for stardom, and we’re thrilled to have her perform as part of Country In The City. She joins Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, August 1, Detroit-native Griz has a sax-infused sound that blends hip hop, funk and electro …

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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,746 views]
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Jason Bentley premiered the track “Lights Go Down” by LA artist WAZ on Morning Becomes Eclectic and now we’re happy to offer it up as a free download!

It’s an uplifting pop anthemwith lots of oohs, heart-tugging guitar lines and a giant chorus –with a dash of the galloping folk that has been so ubiquitous lately.
For fans of Young the Giant and the Temper Trap …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Spoon, White Fence, White Arrows, Sea Wolf

Posted July 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,133 views]
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I’m dubbing this post the “Twitter Inspiration Version” of my regular column. I also noticed at the end that all of these bands of local! (Word is that Spoon’s Britt Daniel moved here a few years ago)
So here it goes…
White Fence – “Like That” + White Arrows – “I Want a Taste”
A few weeks ago, I approached the Twitter-verse for help clearing up …

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Photos: Country in the City with Sturgill Simpson and Gregg Allman

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,846 views]
Sturgill Simpson by Jeremiah Garcia

KCRW is not necessarily known for playing country music. But we are known for playing GOOD music of all kinds — country and americana among them — and our first Country in the City show was a fitting tribute.
There was plenty of dancing (and drinking, let’s be honest) and everyone had a blast.
Anne Litt kicked things off with a DJ set featuring modern and …

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Shelby Lynne, Rocky Dawuni and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,068 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, July 24, Ghanian bred and L.A. based artist Rocky Dawuni spreads a multi-cultural positive vibe on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. He performs at The Hammer Museum as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series.
Friday, July 25, Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne takes a break from recording her new album to visit us on …

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Stream Anthony Valadez’s Santa Monica Pier Music Mix!

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,172 views]
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KCRW DJs will be at the Santa Monica Pier every Thursday through September 11  for the Twilight Concert Series.
In addition to introducing the band, each DJ is making a special music mix for the evening they’re hosting and we wanted to share the latest, from Anthony Valadez, for this week’s show with Yuna and King.
Get in the mood for some live music by the …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Bahamas, Alvvays, Hollie Cook, The New Pornographers

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,752 views]
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Bahamas – “Stronger Than That”
I’ll be honest. It took me a couple listens to get into the new Bahamas album.
But once I did, I fell for it hard. There’s always something more rewarding about those albums that require a closer listen, a bit more attention and focus to make their full impact. In 2014, focus is ever harder to come by so the reward …

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Vacationer, Jon Hassell, and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 14, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,116 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, July 15, Vacationer has created a perfect soundtrack to summer with their sophomore album “Relief”. The Philadelphia band join us to play the new songs live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, July 16, L.A. based composer and avant-garde trumpeter Jon Hassell is revered for his minimalist ambient work. We’ll have a rare …

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