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It was with a heavy heart that I hosted my show this weekend, after a week of horrible events in Bagdad and Beirut, a 7.0 earthquake in Japan on Friday and then this new act of extreme terrorism for the second time in a year in Paris (after the Charlie Hebdo shooting).
I thought I might air a minute of silence on the air and …
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For the uninitiated, The New Basement Tapes are a newly formed, one-off group of artists brought together by the legendary producer T Bone Burnett after he was personally given a box of lyrics written by Bob Dylan.
The lyrics came from a major writing session in 1967 , when Dylan invited some fellow musicians (who later became The Band) to upstate New York for some …
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While Christmas gets the major love for holiday-related tunes (and beware, the stations that switch to 24-hour Christmas song formats are bound to start up in the next week or two…), Halloween and related spooky themes have been a common source of subject matter for songs since time immemorial.
This year, I shared some of my favorite songs for the spooky season with Madeleine Brand …
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On Tuesday, August 26th at 7:00 p.m. PT (10:00 p.m. ET) KCRW presents a live video webcast event featuring Interpol.
(Webcast will be viewable here starting at 6:30 pm PT // 9:30 pm ET)
Interpol celebrates the upcoming release of “El Pintor” (September 9th on Matador) — their first album in four years –with this special show for public radio audiences across the country.
The band’s 5th …
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Editor’s Note: Over the long holiday weekend, DJ Anne Litt reflected on her favorite LA songs
Stream a Spotify playlist below as well as thoughts from Anne!
I love holiday weekends in Los Angeles. It’s the closest we ever get to tumbleweeds blowing down any LA thoroughfare. Over the July 4 weekend, I found myself taking different ways to and from KCRW – staying off the …
Watch a live video webcast from the historic Fonda Theater in Hollywood, beginning at approximately 9:45 p.m. PT (12:45 a.m. ET) on Tuesday, June 10.
Jack White celebrates the album release date for his second solo album “Lazaretto” with this special show. The album is a bold, shape-shifting collection of eclectic rock songs that rank among White’s wildest and most imaginative efforts. He’ll showcase much of …
There’s something in the air in Toronto.
David Cronenberg’s undeniably, singular brand of body horror was born there. Denis Villeneuve’s latest, absolutely dreadful nightmare logic exploration of anxiety and identity (and possibly the best film I’ve seen all year Enemy) was shot there. And uniquely unclassifiable but wholly radical dance music dudes, Jokers of the Scene, have been crafting their own brand of cinema, for your ears.
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It seems hard to believe but Henry Rollins and Buzz Osborne, frontman for the Melvins, have never met before — until last night, in KCRW’s Master Control, where Henry confidently handed over the reins for the entire two hours.
Their combined music knowledge was incredible and hearing them bounce off one another with stories and information was really something special.
Buzz described his tastes as “musically …
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KCRW has joined forces with NPR Music to bring Jason Bentley’s electronic music show Metropolis to a national audience. Delivering the best in dance music on a weekly basis!
To celebrate, we are hosting a free show in NYC with Grammy-nominated Aussies Cut Copy AND we’ll have in a live video webcast for their fans worldwide on Tuesday, November 19.
Jason will get the party started …
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I went on assignment to help NPR Music gather field recordings for their series in between Coachella weekends and on the first day I nearly died. Perhaps a little exaggeration here but let me explain.
Our plan was to put the garage-rocking wild one, Hanni El Khatib in the middle of Joshua Tree for that wild west aesthetic. The result, as you can see was …