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Joni Mitchell on KCRW: Love Has Many Faces

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,325 views]
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Joni Mitchell welcomed KCRW DJ Liza Richardson into her Spanish Colonial home and, with the flick of her lighter, dug into her career as a singer, including her thoughts on love songs.
The occasion was the release of “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced”, a four CD box set with detailed liner notes that captures the “diversity of changes …

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Father John Misty: Live on KCRW

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 738 views]
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You never know quite what to expect with Father John Misty.
The last time he visited our studio, he took our portrait of David Lynch off the wall and brought it into the studio with him as a backdrop to his performance.
This time, there were less shenanigans, but the music exciting enough as he ran through live versions of his new songs (with the help …

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Father John Misty, Joni Mitchell, Brownout and More on KCRW This Week

Posted February 9, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 688 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 9, Father John Misty is an intriguing character created by former Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman. He took the music world by storm with his 2012 debut and his sophomore album, “I Love You, Honey Bear”, explores married love. Father John Misty returns to Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, February 10, Austin-based …

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Jimmy Page: A Life in Photos

Posted February 6, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,828 views]
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Morning Becomes Eclectic host Jason Bentley sat down with the iconic guitarist to talk about his book “Jimmy Page”.
The artist tells us his goal was to “set the record straight” as some of the history of things he’s done “has become somewhat distorted”. It covers all of his musical incarnations, charting his progression from session musician, to his early start with the Yardbirds playing …

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Jimmy Page, Belle & Sebastian and More on KCRW This Week

Posted February 2, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 757 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, February 2, Glaswegian band Belle & Sebastian brought an evening of infectious pop to an intimate crowd at Apogee Studios. Their charismatic session of new songs and old favorites airs on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Friday, February 6, Iconic guitarist and Led Zeppelin founding member Jimmy Page gives us insight into his new …

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Photos: Belle and Sebastian Live on KCRW

Posted January 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,486 views]
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Find the full session here!
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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Hanni El Khatib, The Decemberists and More on KCRW This Week

Posted January 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 805 views]
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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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Jóhann Jóhannsson Grabs the Globe!

Posted January 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,677 views]
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I was thrilled when Icelandic pianist Jóhann Jóhannsson picked up the Golden Globe for Best Original Score for “The Theory of Everything” last night.
It was a similar feeling to when Swell Season took home an Oscar years back – the indie underdogs triumphing on Hollywood’s biggest stage against the odds.
Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat do consistently fantastic work and Trent Reznor has made an …

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Panda Bear, Budos Band and More on KCRW This Week

Posted January 12, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 804 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, January 15, Animal Collective’s Panda Bear released his highly anticipated fifth solo album of psychedelic-inspired pop this week and we’ll hear it live on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15 am.
Friday, January 16, Instrumental Jazz/Funk collective Budos Band returns to our studios in support of their latest record “Burnt Offering”. Their Afro-Soul sound is …

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Villagers Cover David Bowie Live on KCRW

Posted January 9, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,606 views]
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In honor of David Bowie’s birthday this week, I wanted to share this rendition of “Where Are We Now”, the first single from his most recent album “The Next Day”.
The lush ballad is beautifully simple and spare in the hands of Conor O’Brien, known as Villagers. The Irish singer performed it during his 2013 appearance on KCRW and it’s always stuck with me.
He’s been …

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