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Song Premiere: Rich, eccentric Balthazar’s new ‘The Silence’

Posted October 6, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 996 views]

I’m confused by the Belgian band Balthazar, as to why they aren’t more well known here in the U.S.
Their third album, “Thin Walls,” has the band evolving in exactly the way I’d hoped. The sounds are richer.  There is a simplicity in the way they present their brand of intricate, eccentric pop. And they rock harder too!
Check out “Then What.”  The vocalist is precise, …

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Listen now: New Ride remix, by The Cure’s Robert Smith

Posted October 5, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,013 views]
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British band Ride formed in 1988 and is the progenitor of shoegaze music. One year later, The Cure released one of their most influential and beloved albums, the introspective and beautifully gloomy “Disintegration.”
The latter had a big influence on the Oxford quintet and the feeling was mutual – The Cure singer Robert Smith was an outspoken fan of Ride as they gained stride in …

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Silversun Pickups and More on KCRW This Week

Posted October 5, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 296 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, October 6, LA’s own Silversun Pickups evolve on every record and their 4th full length, “Better Nature” is no different. The band joined us for a live session at Apogee studio and we bring you the highlights on Morning Becomes Eclectic.
Thursday, October 15, Miguel is a proud LA native whose seductive hybrid of …

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Late, great saxophonist Phil Woods: 3-hour KCRW salute

Posted October 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 376 views]

Alto saxophonist Phil Woods died last Tuesday at the age of 83 after a long bout with emphysema.
Best known to the general public for his iconic solo on Billy Joel’s “Just the Way You Are,” he was an expert improviser, composer and arranger who carried the bebop torch for more than six decades, performing to the end (his last gig was earlier this month).
It’s …

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The Unique Sounds of Hiatus Kaiyote Hits Apogee Studios

Posted October 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 468 views]

Hiatus Kaiyote came blaring into last night’s Apogee Studios with fierce energy and artistry packed with a musical punch.

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Video Premiere: NO ZU, “Ui Yia Uia”

Posted September 30, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,763 views]

The totally awesome Australian band NO ZU are celebrating their recent collaboration with the equally awesome Australian record label Chapter Music by releasing a new video for their single “Ui Yia Uia.” I love the clip’s simplicity, which expertly compliments the band’s Afro-beat inspired, slinky, sultry dance vibes. It also comments on its weirdness by refusing to acknowledge its weirdness.
We should have so many …

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Disclosure Spends an Intimate Night with KCRW

Posted September 29, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 630 views]

KCRW teams up with NeuHouse for an extra special performance by Disclosure

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Pan Caliente: Supersonico Picks You Dont Want to Miss!

Posted September 29, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 661 views]
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Supersonico is back this Saturday at the Hollywood Palladium. Get there early and these are the reasons why!

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BORNS, Chancha Via Circuito and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 512 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, September 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel drops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to talk about jazz singer Melody Gardot.
Wednesday, September 30, BØRNS burst onto the LA scene last year with an EP of undeniably catchy pop songs. He stops by to play tracks from his forthcoming full length album before launching …

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Keep Shelly in Athens gets remixed by Different Sleep

Posted September 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,092 views]
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There are many Greek things that have found a home here in Los Angeles: the Greek Theater, Greek yogurt, Steve Chiotakis, and now Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens!

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