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Jason Bentley’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 24, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,627 views]

Alas, another SXSW is in the books. A wild frenzy of live music, panel discussions, pedicab rides, tacos (and beer), networking, late nights, and crowded bars – somehow it all makes for the premier music conference in America.
As Music Director, it’s invigorating to step away from our basement studios to appreciate the profound difference KCRW makes for independent music around the world. I was …

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Anne Litt’s SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 23, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 6,073 views]

SXSW is over.  It took me an eternity to get home.  I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus.  But — what an amazing 5 days of music!  It’s rare that I get to be in a time and place where my only obligation (in between radio shows) is to see as much music as possible.
SXSW is a remarkable music festival because its …

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SXSW Wrap Up

Posted March 21, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,741 views]

I’ve missed a few days of blogging and my only excuse is that I was trying to see as many bands as possible at SXSW before returning to LA. Now I want to share some of the highlights. Here it goes:
Band That Exceeded My Expectations:
Surfer Blood (They were the talk of the festival and I chased them for days before finally catching a …

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Gemma Dempsey from the SXSW Film Fest

Posted March 17, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 7,294 views]

Austin rocks – and the music festival has only just begun!
I arrived @ midnight on Friday for my first SXSW Film festival experience and its been great – I’ve seen really good films, the vibe is relaxed and very sociable- allowing me to meet lots of the film making community , the local cinemas are terrific – especially the Alamo theatres …

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“Princess of Poster Art” Tara McPherson is Our Guest DJ

Posted March 17, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 3,590 views]

Tara McPherson is a renowned visual artist who has been dubbed the Princess of Poster Art by Elle Magazine. LA’s rock scene was a huge inspiration for her, as was the punk feminist themes of the Riot Grrrl movement in the ‘90s. In her Guest DJ set,  you can hear how she got her start as a poster artist for artists like Melvins, Beck …

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SXSW Music Festival Officially Begins!

Posted March 17, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,240 views]

From November to March every year, SXSW dominates my thoughts — which bands we want on KCRW’s showcases, who we’ll feature on our live broadcasts of Morning Becomes Eclectic, and much more. Then I get here and it all goes by in a flash! Last night, I caught a local band – Shadow Shadow Shade — in a small room at IFC studios where …

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SXSW: The Calm Before the Storm

Posted March 16, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,312 views]

Every year I get into Austin at the tail end of the Interactive portion of the SXSW conference, which means I get to watch a city flooded with tech folks turn into what some people call rock ‘n’ roll Spring Break. The transformation happens almost overnight and its a blast to witness. You start to hear rumblings about which big bands are playing secret …

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SXSW Band to Look Out For: The Whigs

Posted March 12, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 2,074 views]

I stumbled upon The Whigs at a day showcase during SXSW a few years ago. They’re a tight garage rock trio from Athens and all of them are incredible musicians, but I immediately focused in on their drummer Julian. He seemed to have super human strength and speed and I couldn’t take my eyes of him. I got their debut record and to be …

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Local Bands We Love: Voxhaul Broadcast

Posted March 11, 2010 by | 1 Comment | 3,206 views]

Orange County natives Voxhaul Broadcast have been getting steady airplay on Morning Becomes Eclectic in the last few weeks and we wanted to shed some light on this up and coming local band. First off, a sneak peak of the music — this is “Shoot the Breeze” off an unreleased demo:
Voxhaul Broadcast: Shoot the Breeze
Their music is catchy guitar rock with a heavy …

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SXSW: Choir of Young Believers

Posted March 10, 2010 by | 0 Comments | 1,685 views]

Denmark’s Choir of Young Believers will play KCRW’s night showcase on Wednesday, March 17 during the SXSW Music Conference in Austin, TX.  We hosted the band on Morning Becomes Eclectic late last year and the session was so fantastic, we immediately asked if we could feature them at the event. The band is the brainchild of Jannis Noya Makrigiannis, who performs his grandiose pop …

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