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Kygo on KCRW Featuring Conrad, James Hersey and Parson James

Posted May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 365 views]
photo by Olav Stubberud

Norwegian-based producer Kygo stopped by the famed Village Studio to record a live session for KCRW after his Coachella debut.
The rising star of EDM brought three incredible vocalists (Brisbane’s Conrad Sewell, Austria’s James Hersey, and Brooklyn-based Parson James) for this stripped down set of his piano-driven songs.

During soundcheck, they played around with a couple Michael Jackson songs (“Beat it” and “Black and White”) but …

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Kygo and More on KCRW Next Week

Posted May 4, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 341 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, May 4, Norwegian-based producer Kygo is a rising star of EDM who flexes his songwriting ability with a stripped-down set featuring guests vocalists on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Wednesday, May 13, My Morning Jacket’s first public performance of songs from their new album was in front of an enthusiastic crowd of adoring fans …

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Alabama Shakes, Shelby Lynne and more on KCRW This Week

Posted April 27, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 891 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 27, Morning Becomes Eclectic will feature a special performance by Grammy-nominated rockers Alabama Shakes, recorded the day before their album release at Apogee Studios. Tune in at 11:15am.
Wednesday, April 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel stops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to share a few favorites, including a classic French song …

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Photos: Alabama Shakes Live on KCRW

Posted April 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,205 views]
2015-04-20 Alabama Shakes by DustinDowning-59 sm

Every time I’ve talked about the new Alabama Shakes album “Sound & Color”, I describe it as a headphone record. It sounds intricately crafted, yet chock full of raw emotion. They lost none of the passion and intensity of their beloved debut, instead they built it out further in the form of new sonic sculptures.
But the question becomes, how does a headphone record, with …

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Andy Shauf, Ivan & Alyosha, Gang of Four, ODESZA and More on MBE this week

Posted April 20, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,124 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf made his album debut with a collection of seemingly lonely songs with optimistic touches that smartly color his tunes. We’ll feature a short set on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the 10 o’clock hour.
Tuesday, April 21, Ivan & Alyosha have released a catchy folk-pop song as the …

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Andy Shauf Premieres New Song Live on KCRW: “Magician”

Posted April 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,475 views]
Andy in the middle! Next to DJ Eric J Lawrence, who is in blue

Andy Shauf is an artist that a lot of KCRW DJs are excited about. With comparisons to Elliott Smith, his music saddles up nicely next to Nick Drake in a radio set.
DJ Eric J Lawrence recently hosted a live session with the Canadian artist, saying he “comes from that tradition of certain singer/songwriters who don’t rely on theatrics to convey their point in their …

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Sylvan Esso Live on KCRW: “Coffee”

Posted April 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,406 views]
Photo by Larry Hirshowitz

I had only heard glowing reviews of their performance at Coachella before Sylvan Esso arrived in our studio.
After seeing them myself at the Troubadour last year, I knew what we were in store for – Amelia Meath is an unrivaled frontwoman when it comes to delivering a performance you can’t keep your eyes off of, without ANY tricks whatsoever.
It’s just her. Her supreme confidence. …

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Sylvan Esso and More on KCRW This Week

Posted April 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 953 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, April 13, Between Coachella weekends, we’ve feature a performance from North Carolina-based electropop duo Sylvan Esso. Singer Amelia Meath of Mountain Man and producer Nick Sanborn of Megafaun joined forces for an excellent debut album that we’re excited to hear live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Monday, April 20, Charming Canadian singer/songwriter Andy …

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Other Lives Live on MBE – “Easy Way”

Posted April 10, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 927 views]
Jesse Tabish by Larry Hirshowitz

I love when I get to experience a band’s new music in a live setting first.
Other Lives treated us to songs from their forthcoming album “Rituals”, out next month. They played six new songs live on MBE, but they wrote 60 for their 3rd full length, over a period of 18 months.

The core trio moved from their longtime home in Oklahoma to Portland, seeking …

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Ride Live on KCRW – “Seagull”

Posted April 8, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,078 views]
Jason Bentley and Ride. Photo by Brian Lowe

 
After a nearly 20-year break, hugely influential UK band Ride has reunited and they chose KCRW for their first U.S. show since they’ve reemerged as a band.
They played a live set on MBE this morning in advance of their Coachella appearance this weekend and they were in top form.

According to Mark Gardener, the band has stayed in touch and were aware that fans were …

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