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Penguin Prison, Tom Schnabel and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 393 views]

Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 27, Penguin Prison continues to evoke ‘80’s synth pop on his latest album and he’ll bring the dance party into our studio for a live session.
Wednesday, July 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel visits MBE to share some magnificent Malian music from Bassekou Kouyate and Les Ambassadeurs.
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon …

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Free Download: The Very Best Live on KCRW – Guju Guju (Exclusive Acoustic Version)

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,127 views]
The Very Best by Larry Hirshowitz

The Very Best walked into KCRW’s studio running on just a few hours of sleep.
They were about to close out their North American tour with a show at the Roxy here in LA and stumbled in ready to close out strong and live up to their name.
Indeed, KCRW staffers kept magically appearing in the studio as they played, showing the magnetism of their exuberant …

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Dwight Yoakam, The Very Best, Boxed In and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 762 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 20, Grammy award-winning songwriter Dwight Yoakam has sold more than 25 million records. He’s kept his sound fresh by embracing a wider range of sounds on recent recordings, including his latest Second Hand Heart, and we are happy to welcome him back into our studio in advance of his performance as part …

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Vampire Weekend’s BAIO Premieres “Needs” on KCRW

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,208 views]
BAIO in studio by Larry Hirshowitz

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO and chose KCRW for his U.S. radio debut!
He was accompanied by a string quartet for much of the session and gave us a sneak preview of the new record, which will be out in Fall. He described it as two mini mixes — with catchy pop songs, alongside more dance-oriented tracks.
He’s …

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Baio, Hippo Campus and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,165 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, July 13, KCRW DJ Raul Campos will stop by the studio at 10am to share musical selections and stories from this year’s Latin Alternative Music Conference.
Wednesday, July 15, Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO, with his solo debut full length due this Fall. For his U.S. …

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Bowie in Berlin: A Tour of Hansa Studio

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,911 views]

“Heroes” wasn’t one of David Bowie’s biggest chart hits, but it’s undeniably one of his best works of art.
And I will never listen to it the same way again after paying a visit to the legendary Hansa Studio in Berlin and hearing the story of how it came together.
As told by our tour guide, the Berlin Wall could be seen from the control room …

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KCRW in Berlin: From Techno to Tech

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,336 views]

Only in Berlin could a thriving club culture help launch a tech revolution.
Techno was the soundtrack to reunification after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, as artists claimed abandoned spaces throughout the city to host clubs –everything from bank vaults, power plants and abandoned swimming pools. The spirit of innovation was in the air and has remained to this day.
The city has also maintained …

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Tei Shi Covers Beyonce – “No Angel”

Posted June 29, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,512 views]
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Argentinian-born, Brooklyn-based songstress Tei Shi’s songs have been described as everything from “bedroom music” and “mermaid rock” to “future pop” and “alt-R&B”.
On her debut visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, the singer treated us to a few tunes from her Verde EP and threw in a cover of Beyonce’s “No Angel”.
She said she was drawn to it because it was a little grittier than a lot …

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The Berghain Chronicles – KCRW in Berlin

Posted June 28, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,621 views]
The line at Berghain

(Berlin is one of the biggest exporters of culture in the world and KCRW is in the German capital to explore how the sister cities connect and much more.)
When I first told people I was going to Berlin, my music friends said I had to hit Berghain. It’s possibly the most famous nightclub in the world and people travel from far and wide to …

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Song Premiere: The Frightnrs Cover Etta James’ “I’d Rather Go Blind”

Posted June 25, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 3,128 views]

It’s strange to hear a reggae remix of one of the most painful love songs of all time, but somehow The Frightnrs totally make it work — and makes me want to slow dance with my head on someone’s shoulder…on a Caribbean beach…at midnight…with a full moon shining down on us.
No matter what you’ve been through in your life as far as love and …

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