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WAZ: Local Artist We Love

Posted July 25, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 485 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 | 611 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 | 1,286 views]
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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 | 595 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 | 733 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 | 1,292 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 | 926 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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Perfect Summer Song: “Paradise Waiting” by Vacationer

Posted July 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,421 views]
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I always love a track that can mentally transport me to vacation mode – particularly a tropical beach, with a fruity beverage in hand, all my anxieties melting into an endless glistening ocean with the sun shining and sand between my toes.
“Paradise Waiting” by Vacationer does that and it is emerging as my favorite summer jam.
It just FEELS like summer when you hear it …

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Supersonico Lineup Announced!

Posted July 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 7,943 views]
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Every year, KCRW DJ Raul Campos travels all the way to NYC to be immersed in the best in Latin music from around the globe during the Latin Alternative Music Conference. This year, we learned that many of these bands will be coming together and bringing the party to us in LA this fall!
KCRW is thrilled to be the radio sponsor for Supersonico, headlined …

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French Style Furs Radio Debut on KCRW

Posted July 7, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 853 views]
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The very first time Jason Bentley played French Style Furs’ “All the Way Down“,  I immediately recognized Nathan Willett’s voice. He’s the singer/frontman for Cold War Kids and it turns out FSF is a side project with him, CWK bassist Matt Maust and Nathan Warketin from We Barbarians.
For their in studio session at KCRW — their radio debut!! –  they beefed up the band,  adding …

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