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Sacred Music in the Holy Land

Posted September 15, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,140 views]
Jerusalem skyline

Earlier this month, the Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival presented a week-long program of musicians from around the world exploring the spiritual power of music both ancient and contemporary.
Staged at historically significant venues throughout the city, highlights included Jonny Greenwood of Radiohead premiering his world music project Junoon with a Sufi ensemble from India, as well as a super group of masters of the Maqam, a traditional genre …

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Jose Gonzalez Covers Arthur Russell – “How We Walk On The Moon” Live on KCRW

Posted August 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,257 views]
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On a recent visit to Morning Becomes Eclectic, time ran out before Jose Gonzalez could play his cover of a song that he holds dear – “How We Walk On The Moon” by avant garde artist Arthur Russell.
A studio version of the cover was included on a benefit compilation for the HIV/AIDS awareness organization Red Hot.
In the liner notes, Gonzales said the track is …

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Blondes Go Deep on Rein & Persuasion

Posted August 13, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 912 views]

A couple of years removed from their Swisher album, Sam Haar and Zach Steinman (aka Blondes) have returned with a pair of releases; Rein and Persuasion EP. A limited cassette release, Rein is a dizzying fifty minute collage of original work that sounds and feels like one of their unforgettable live sets.
Brooklyn’s Blondes have long been a crush of mine. Their ever wavy, ambient techno excursions are glorious fetishistic tributes laid at the …

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The Chemical Brothers’ Fullest Feeling of Sublime

Posted August 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,170 views]

The Chemical Brothers’ Born in the Echoes is finally here and in typical Chems fashion, it finds the Brothers in fine form. A cacophonous rush of buzzes, whirls and builds, …Echoes delivers on the big beat that’s been their signature for over 2 decades.
I am admittedly a fan. I have been since the first time I heard “Life is Sweet” in a Bryn Mawr dormitory freshman year. From …

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Friday Free For All: FREE tracks from Peaches, Boys Noize, NAAFI, & Rustie

Posted July 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,857 views]

Peaches – “Bodyline” (ft. Nick Zinner)

Last month Peaches announced her fifth studio album entitled Rub, was coming out in September and released the video to her first single, “Light In Places“. The video is pretty literal to the song’s title and features a trapeze artist with a light shooting out of her vaginal area (it’s not suuuuper graphic but it’s probably NSFW. I know …

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Top 10 Moments from the Newport Folk Festival

Posted July 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,454 views]
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With a line up that includes James Taylor, Langhorne Slim and the Law, My Morning Jacket, and Hozier, we sum up our favorite moments from this past weekend’s festival.

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Xponential Festival Live Stream!

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,078 views]

This weekend watch some of your favorite KCRW artists live from WXPN‘s XPoNential Music Festival in Philadelphia! Stream sets from Dawes, Calexico, First Aid Kit, Lord Huron and Courtney Barnett (full schedule below…note Eastern Standard Time).
The live stream is in partnership with VuHaus. Stay tuned to VuHaus for KCRW content, live concerts and music discovery from a nationwide network of public radio stations.
3 DAYS. …

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KCRW Exclusive: JD McPherson Shares His Precious With Us

Posted July 23, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 3,667 views]
Photo by Jo Chattman

It’s hard to describe authenticity. It’s one of those ‘you know it when it comes around’ things.
From his first release, Signs and Signifiers, Oklahoma native JD McPherson always seemed to have it. It’s as if he emerged from a late ’50s time capsule, but with an sonic quality that allows us to appreciate every nuance of his thoroughly seasoned band as well.
I’ve never seen …

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Taste the Rainbow: A Solo Spectral Excursion from Cosmic Kids’ Daniel T

Posted July 21, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,034 views]

LA’s Cosmic Kids are Los Angeles Dance music scene stalwarts.
Since the early 2000′s electroclash nights at Cinespace through the early days of Rhonda to Funkmosphere and beyond, Kids’ Ron & Dan have put in their time on the dancefloor and behind the decks. They are truly about it.
And they will undoubtedly, forever be Cosmic Kids…but all kids also eventually grown up. And Cosmic Dan is doing …

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Vampire Weekend’s BAIO Premieres “Needs” on KCRW

Posted July 15, 2015 by | 3 Comments | 1,677 views]
BAIO in studio by Larry Hirshowitz

Vampire Weekend bassist Chris Baio is striking out on his own as BAIO and chose KCRW for his U.S. radio debut!
He was accompanied by a string quartet for much of the session and gave us a sneak preview of the new record, which will be out in Fall. He described it as two mini mixes — with catchy pop songs, alongside more dance-oriented tracks.
He’s …

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