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This is Why You Don’t Want to Miss KCRW & The Annenberg Foundation’s Next Sound In Focus

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,185 views]
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This past Saturday, one of the crown jewels of this year’s KCRW Summer Nights series of free events, the 2015 Sound in Focus concerts in the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography in the heart of Century City,

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Penguin Prison, Tom Schnabel and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 417 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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KCRW Exclusive: JD McPherson Shares His Precious With Us

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 1,852 views]
Photo by Jo Chattman

It’s hard to describe authenticity. It’s one of those ‘you know it when it comes around’ things.
From his first release, Signs and Signifiers, Oklahoma native JD McPherson always seemed to have it. It’s as if he emerged from a late ’50s time capsule, but with an sonic quality that allows us to appreciate every nuance of his thoroughly seasoned band as well.
I’ve never seen …

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

Posted July 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,161 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 | 777 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 | 1,217 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 …


Top 5 LAMC 2015 Moments

Posted July 14, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,627 views]
Photo by Brent Gordon

The Latin Alternative Music Conference celebrated 16 sweet years this July as KCRW captured the various sights and sounds of this expansive festival that takes place in venues throughout the greater NYC area.

While there are many great performances, here are 5 highlights and a couple of artists to pay attention to and check out live when they come to your neighborhood.

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Baio, Hippo Campus and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,174 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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Kamasi Washington Live on KCRW: Re Run Home (Exclusive Version)

Posted July 8, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 3,169 views]
By Larry Hirshowitz

(Behind the scenes: Kamasi Washington and an 8-piece band graced our studios for an incredible live session you can hear here.)
Kamasi Washington and the crew came through to KCRW in full high energy mode despite being an early morning sound check.
One by one each of the members checked their levels in the studio then ventured back outside. The conversations for the most part consisted …

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LAMC Preview: Helado Negro

Posted July 7, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,433 views]

This past week, Helado Negro, released the first single of what will maybe be a forthcoming album.
In 2014, he rode the tide of acclaim for his superb record, “Double Youth”, and held a spot in our Top 10 Favs of the year.
As with most of his previous material, Roberto Carlos Lange, aka Helado Negro, explores the duality of being Latino in the United States …

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