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Marcus Marr: Artist You Should Know

Posted January 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 437 views]

In 2013, London producer Marcus Marr released a phenomenal jammer called, “The Music”.
That single was a juggernaut and made Spin Magazine’s year end list of “The 40 Best Dance Tracks of 2013”, sitting comfortably at #3 just behind Daft Punk and Todd Terje.
No small feat, especially for a debut single from a new artist.
Now, in advance of a full length debut album later this year on DFA, Marr has released a rad new …

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FANDOM: Glass Animals on LCD Soundsystem Live

Posted January 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 655 views]
Dave from Glass Animals

Glass Animals were just confirmed to play Coachella and it’s crazy to think just a year ago they were on KCRW’s SXSW showcase! To celebrate, we reached out to frontman Dave Bayley for our Fandom series.
“I was 15 when I first really lost my shit at a concert and danced like Prince on his first disco biscuit.
Joe (our drummer) and I had gone …

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

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 457 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 | 1,190 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 ever experienced — along …

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Gaussian Curve: Collaboration You Should Know

Posted January 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 589 views]

Although the year end list season is over, it bears repeating that Young Marco, Gigi Masin & Jonny Nash all released remarkable albums in 2014.
And, somehow, in the midst of touring, DJing and promoting, these 3 dudes carved out time to ALSO work on a dreamy collaborative album called “Clouds“.
If you’ve listened to any or all of their albums, you know they’ve all got pretty distinct individual, but totally complementary, styles.
That …

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

Posted January 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 471 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 | 892 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.

Best New Music, Uncategorized »

The Return of Django Django

Posted January 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 914 views]

UK band Django Django’s 2012 self-titled debut was one of my personal favorite albums of that year.
Unlike a lot of their wavy peers, The Djangos take the high road with their sun-kissed psychedelia, exploring lightness instead of being mired in the din of a heavy fuzz.
Where some might be sitting on the ground sorting it out, Djangos is the sound of taking off running through a field …

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Patrick Stewart Loves LA!

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 648 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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Shelf Life: Clap! Clap! , Sloan, Jaga Jazzist

Posted January 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 861 views]

Happy 2015! Here in the KCRW Music Library we are excited about all of the new records that just beginning to trickle into our hands this year. But the holiday break gave me a chance to catch up with some records from the end of last year.
Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba (Black Acre)
Italian producer Cristiano Crisci aka Digi G’Alessio offered up his debut album …

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