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The Melvins’ Buzz Osborne is Our Guest DJ

Posted March 31, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 957 views]
henry buzz

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 And NPR Music Present: Cut Copy Live Concert Webcast

Posted November 13, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 4,342 views]
Cut Copy

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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Hanni El Khatib — In Joshua Tree for NPR Field Recordings

Posted August 8, 2013 by | 0 Comments | 1,523 views]
Hanni El Khatib in Joshua Tree by Mito Habe-Evans

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 …

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Download Mexican Institute of Sound’s Guest DJ Set for KCRW

Posted October 18, 2012 by | 1 Comment | 8,341 views]
raul mis library

“Yo digo baila, tu dices dance!”
That’s what you hear sprinkled throughout live performances and DJ sets from Camilo Lara aka Mexican Institute of Sound.
The music crosses genres as well as languages, with a universal thread is that of dance music. MIS is definitely one of those artists that creates a sound that is so infectious and energized you can’t help but groove!
MIS has been …

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Clark Debuts New Songs from Forthcoming EP on KCRW!

Posted June 7, 2012 by | 2 Comments | 2,150 views]
mario clark

Last night, Warp recording artist and all-around super rad dude Chris Clark stopped by DJ Garth Trinidad‘s show to drop a Guest DJ set before heading out to The Airliner for Gaslamp Killer/Daddy Kev/Nobody’s LA beat mecca Low End Theory.
Playing a decidedly “eclectic” set of tracks to be in keeping with the station’s essence, Clark shared a handful of tracks by a stunning …

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RIP Adam Yauch: Garth Trinidad and Raul Campos Pay Tribute

Posted May 5, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 3,583 views]

Friday night shows pay tribute to the late member of The Beastie Boys, Adam Yauch.
Garth Trinidad

Raul Campos

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Thundercat Guest DJ Set on KCRW

Posted April 13, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 2,087 views]
by Holly Port

Before heading to Coachella this weekend, Brainfeeder recording artist and highly sought after bassist Thundercat stopped by to chat and share some inspirational gems with DJ Garth Trinidad that you can stream in the archives here.
His choices include George Duke’s “Mr. Mc Freeze”, The Stanley Clarke Band’s “How Is the Weather Up There?” and a song he calls “one of his favorite tunes ever …

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Guest DJ Set from Music Scholar Pat Thomas

Posted April 11, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 6,783 views]
Pat Thomas

From KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer:
Last Friday, I had the honor to host Pat Thomas on my show as he came in for a quick chat and DJ mix. His book, “Listen, Whitey! The Sounds of Black Power 1965-1975” provides amazing insight in the effect of the Black Panther movement on music from the late ‘60s to the mid-70’s.
It took him five years to track …

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Photos: Ian MacKaye Guest DJ Set on KCRW with Henry Rollins

Posted April 10, 2012 by | 0 Comments | 10,747 views]
Henry and Ian

D.C. heroes, punk rock icons and BFFs Ian MacKaye and Henry Rollins joined forces for two hours of fiery radio this past Saturday that is now available for your listening pleasure in the KCRW archives.
Ian visits LA every now and again and Henry insisted he stop by and play some tunes. The guys have been friends since their teenage years (Ian is turning 50 …

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Pianist/Composer Dustin O’Halloran Live on KCRW

Posted June 3, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,953 views]
dustin chris

One of the great joys of listening to KCRW – both as a fan and as someone employed by the station – is being exposed to music I wouldn’t hear otherwise. I’m pretty much a straight up rock girl. I mean, I wear a Rolling Stones belt buckle. But I have found a whole other side to my musical tastes thanks to the station’s …

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