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Queen Covered by Graffiti6: “You’re My Best Friend”

Posted August 20, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 137 views]
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There has been a Queen resurgence that I have really been enjoying.
I recently read an incredible article in Rolling Stone, surviving members of the band are touring for the first time in 30 years, and here in LA the Center Theatre Group is presenting a musical based on their music (I hear the female lead has an extraordinary voice).
I grew up hearing “We Will …

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Photos: John Legend Live on KCRW

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 324 views]
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John Legend started his intimate set as part of KCRW’s Apogee Sessions series with a song about his prowess in the bedroom, “Tonight”, and as soon as he sang the first verse of the “best you ever had”, the crowd burst into cheers.
John has sold millions of records, won handfuls of Grammys, yet seeing him in an intimate venue in front of 200 people …

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John Legend, Bahamas, How to Dress Well, Sleepy Sun and More on KCRW This Week

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 242 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, August 18, Breezy soul singer Bahamas has a stunning new release and we’re thrilled to welcome him back into our studios for a live performance on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, August 19, How to Dress Well’s Tom Krell is a beguiling R&B singer with an ear for a pop hook. His new …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Deers, Jim-E Stack, Avi Buffalo, EDJ

Posted August 12, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,665 views]
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Deers – “Bamboo”
The first time I heard Jason give this track a spin on MBE, the back and forth of the two female vocalists instantly caught my ear.
It’s lo-fi surf rock that is bursting with attitude from this duo out of Madrid (Ana Garcia Perrote and Carlotta Cosials).
They released this track under the title DEMO on their Bandcamp page and described the circumstances behind …

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Mr. Scruff and More on KCRW This Week

Posted August 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 753 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, August 14, Andy Carthy aka Mr. Scruff is a DJ and a producer who is always evolving. His latest release is a bit more stripped down than his previous work, but with a good amount of gritty funk and stony soul. He’ll join Morning Becomes Eclectic for a live set at 11:15am.
Monday, August …

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Jeremy Sole + Atropolis Remix Dom La Nena – “Batuque”

Posted August 8, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,459 views]
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Brazilian-born, Paris-based musician Dom La Nena made her U.S. radio debut on KCRW and we were all big fans of her album “Ela”.
When asked to remix a song, KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole said he would only do it if he could use “Batuque”. It’s totally unlike any of her other songs, favoring a Brazilian groove with ritualistic drums and chanting over her normal singer-songwriter …

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Glen Hansard and Sam Beam Cover “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 3,230 views]
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Last April, KCRW hosted a very special evening of music with Glen Hansard (Swell Season) and Sam Beam (Iron & Wine). They took turns playing their stunning original material before uniting for two covers they worked on during soundcheck.
We’ve never released any of the audio from that night and it never aired on the station.
But, in honor of them sharing a stage at the …

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Jeff Buckley Covered by Lex Land: “Everybody Here Wants You”

Posted August 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,026 views]
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Last week, KCRW’s award-winning storytelling show Unfictional aired an incredible story produced by BBC Radio 4on Jeff Buckley.
The musician, who drowned at the age of 30, has always been the subject of fascination, as many talented artists who die way too young are.
He was supremely talented and the radio piece tells the story of the night that started his legend.
We have a history with …

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Listen to a Lost Song from Mark Duplass

Posted August 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,919 views]
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Mark Duplass has done a LOT.
Any mention of his name and I guarantee there will be a chorus of different projects he’s been involved in — The League! The Mindy Project! Tammy! – to his mumblecore roots and indie films like “Safety Not Guaranteed” and “The One I Love”, which was a Sundance favorite this year and opens in theaters soon.
BUT a lot of …

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Photos: Country in the City with Nikki Lane and Wynonna & The Big Noise

Posted August 4, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,175 views]
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The two artists from Nashville who took the stage at the last Country in the City concert showed just how diverse the genre can be.
Nikki Lane is a fiery, confident singer who isn’t afraid to tell her mate all the ways he needs to “Man Up”.
She’s got the catchy choruses of a pop singer AND the honest expression you expect from a country artist, …

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