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Photos: Toro y Moi Live on KCRW

Posted March 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,488 views]
Chaz Bundick by Jeremiah Garcia

Toro y Moi first came on our radar during the reign of Chillwave, lumped in with the likes of Washed Out and Neon Indian by music critics who were quick to put him in a box without much thought.
Five years later, Chaz Bundick continues to surprise and impress, exploring a sea of genres. His sound is whatever he is interested in at the moment. …

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Photos: Belle and Sebastian Live on KCRW

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,700 views]
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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 …

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Photos: TV on the Radio Live on KCRW

Posted November 7, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,932 views]
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Aside from seeing them in a very intimate space, two things made KCRW’s Apogee Sessions show with TV on the Radio extra special:
They played a bunch of songs from their forthcoming record “Seeds” that none of us had heard before and frontman Tunde Adebimpe is now a certified Angeleno (residing in Silver Lake, close to bandmate Dave Sitek and his …

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Photos: Jenny Lewis Live on KCRW

Posted October 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 3,470 views]
KCRW’s Apogee Sessions feat Jenny Lewis by Jeremiah Garcia

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While Jenny Lewis’ new album “The Voyager” was born out of many tales of woe (gnarly bouts of insomnia, the death of her father, and the end of her band Rilo Kiley), she has never looked more comfortable or happier on stage than how she did at Apogee Studio for a live KCRW session taped last night.
In her slick black …

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Photos: Conor Oberst Live on KCRW

Posted October 9, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,098 views]
KCRW’s Apogee Sessions featuring Conor Oberst hosted by Anne L

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To say that last nights KCRW Apogee Session guest of honor Conor Oberst, was all bright-eyed and bushy tailed would not only be a terrible pun, it wouldn’t be far from the truth.
The indie singer songwriter is usually known by and large as having an introspective and somber style but he showed the small Santa Monica crowd a more playful …

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Photos: Meshell Ndegeocello Live on KCRW

Posted September 24, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,169 views]
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Meshell Nedegeocello started off her live set for KCRW at Apogee Studio with a quiet, beautiful song – “Oysters” – accompanied only by piano.
It’s one of her most intimate songs (a cover of Benji Hughes) and she followed it by admitting how weird it was for her to be performing in such an intimate space.
The singer-songwriter-bass player does not mince …

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Photos: John Legend Live on KCRW

Posted August 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,565 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 …

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Photos: Rodrigo y Gabriela Live on KCRW

Posted May 6, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 2,880 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

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If you’ve never seen Rodrigo y Gabriela live, you must immediately put it at the top of your music bucket list.
I first saw the dynamic duo and their dueling guitars at a KCRW benefit show in 2007. It was still early in their career but they absolutely slayed. It was a revelation.
They got a standing ovation and folks couldn’t stop …

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Photos: Chromeo Live on KCRW

Posted April 23, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,750 views]
by Jon Gordon McKenzie

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Chromeo is the ultimate party band.
The Canadian duo — Dave 1 and P-Thugg — have been playing their brand of 80′s influenced electro-funk for more than 10 years (before the genre was in style, they’re quick to say, back when punk dance bands like Rapture and Bloc Party ruled) and they’ve never done it better.
On their new album “White Girls“, …

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Photos: Beck Live on KCRW

Posted April 17, 2014 by | 6 Comments | 5,010 views]
by Larry Hirshowitz

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Tears were welling up in my eyes just one song into Beck’s live set for KCRW last night.
He started with “The Golden Age” off “Sea Change” then segued beautifully into three tracks from his new album “Morning Phase”, which is not only one of the best records of the year, but possibly one of his best overall. (It is also …

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