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PPL MVR Take Over Sundance

Posted January 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 375 views]
PPL MVR by Mark Leibowitz

You may see a lot of strange things over the course of a few days in Park City during Sundance, but three giant yetis walking down the street are sure to make an impression.
Who are these mysterious creatures playing rock music? PPL MVR, that’s who.
Pronounced “people mover”, the trio is based out of Los Angeles and signed to a major label with their debut …

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Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck Premieres at Sundance

Posted January 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 902 views]

I was a teenager in the 90’s so it’s safe to say I was part of the generation most impacted by Nirvana’s music. I never idolized Kurt Cobain, but I knew a lot of people who did.
His life has been picked apart in books, movies and more over the years, but I can’t imagine any of them got as close to him as Director …

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KCRW Brings Music to Sundance – Free and Open to the Public!

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 530 views]
KCRW at Sundance

KCRW is thrilled to be bringing some of our favorite artists to the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT for free, outdoor programming right on Main St in the center of the action.
We’ll be at the Acura Studio on Main Street from 3-5pm on January 24-26.
Check out the schedule and read more about the bands below.
Saturday, January 24

3-4pm             …

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Photos: Belle and Sebastian Live on KCRW

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,526 views]
Main band by-Jeremiah-Garcia_23 sm

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 15 years and one of my most vivid – and favorite – musical memories is Belle and Sebastian’s sold out 2006 show at the Hollywood Bowl. It stands out so much, that I can never talk about the band without mentioning it.
Why, you might ask?
It was some of the most unadulterated musical joy I’ve ever experienced — along …

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Hanni El Khatib, The Decemberists and More on KCRW This Week

Posted January 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 512 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, January 20, “Vintage rock ’n’ soul whirlwind” Hanni El Khatib returns to the basement studios at KCRW to perform songs from his impressive new album on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, January 21, The city of Portland, Oregon has declared January 20 as “The Decemberists Day”. While we can’t do that in Los …

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Coachella Preview – For Your Weekend Watching

Posted January 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 950 views]
coachella 2015 poster

Yes, we know tickets are sold out. Yes, we know it’s not for a few more months.
But it’s a relatively quiet time for music right now so we thought we might as well share some live MBE performances from Coachella 2015 artists for you to enjoy over the weekend.

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Patrick Stewart Loves LA!

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 676 views]
pat stew

From Shakespeare to Star Trek and the hugely successful X-Men series, Sir Pat Stew, as he is known on Twitter, is an iconic actor who has demonstrated an incredible sense of humor on that account.
He also, we learned, appreciates humor and wit in his songwriters.
For his Guest DJ Project set for KCRW, he picked three “songwriters, musicians, lyricists combined” who “represent the very best …

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Premiere: Bells Atlas Cover Future Islands’ “Little Dreamer”

Posted January 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,073 views]

A phenomenal Future Islands remix was unleashed at the end of 2014 by BadBadNotGood and now Oakland’s Bells Atlas is taking on a track from their 2008 album” Wave Like Home”.
The Baltimore band’s slow synthy album ender is given a fresh take thanks to the sweet vocals of singer Sandra Lawson-Ndu.
They speed it up into a multi-layered pop tune with stop-start drum punctuations and …

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Jóhann Jóhannsson Grabs the Globe!

Posted January 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,372 views]
Johann Johannsson by Bil Zelman

I was thrilled when Icelandic pianist Jóhann Jóhannsson picked up the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for “The Theory of Everything” last night.
It was a similar feeling to when Swell Season took home an Oscar years back – the indie underdogs triumphing on Hollywood’s biggest stage against the odds.
Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat do consistently fantastic work and Trent Reznor has made an …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Tropics, Twerps, Guards, Mark Ronson ft. Kevin Parker

Posted January 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,926 views]

Tropics – “Rapture”
“Rapture” is a seductive song by producer Chris Ward, aka Tropics.
It’s the title track from his forthcoming album, set for release February 17 on local label Innovative Leisure.
What I really dig about this dreamy song song are it’s many layers. It locks into a steady groove for the first half and then at exactly two minutes, another beat kicks in on top …

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