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Photos: Country in the City with Jamestown Revival and Shelby Lynne

Posted July 28, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 558 views]
Shelby Lynne by Jeremiah Garcia

Jamestown Revival have been on the road all year, touring behind their debut full length.
With stops at Bonnaroo and other big festivals under their belt, it was time the adopted Angelenos (native Texans) brought the show back home.
Instead of being road weary, they seemed thrilled to be on stage and their energy was contagious.
There were a bunch of fans in the crowd singing along …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Bahamas, Alvvays, Hollie Cook, The New Pornographers

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,672 views]

Bahamas – “Stronger Than That”
I’ll be honest. It took me a couple listens to get into the new Bahamas album.
But once I did, I fell for it hard. There’s always something more rewarding about those albums that require a closer listen, a bit more attention and focus to make their full impact. In 2014, focus is ever harder to come by so the reward …

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Landlady: Artist You Should Know

Posted June 30, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,367 views]

Landlady is the latest venture from Adam Schatz, who has been involved in so many musical projects it makes the head spin (member of Man Man, co-producer of Winter Jazzfest, session saxophonist for Vampire Weekend, etc.)
But as Landlady, he and his four Brooklyn bandmates churn out quirky rock tunes that satisfy one of my basic tenants of Great Songs: they rarely end up in …

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Who is Waldemar Schwartz?

Posted June 27, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 4,367 views]

Last week in San Francisco I came across this funny looking new 12″ with art that looked like it was by Philly/NY graffiti legend ESPO Steve Powers.
Upon closer inspection it turned out to be a brand new release on the always flawless Golf Channel label.
Waldemar Schwartz in balloony/sausage letters and 2 wonky track names “La Taza de Oro” and “Krav Maga Girls” with a …

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The Story of International Feel – Stream this Mix!

Posted June 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,059 views]

In celebration of his own “Sketches from an Island” LP release, International Feel label boss Mark Barrott has shared with KCRW an exquisite mix that digs into the bona fide  label’s rich, sunburned discography.
This label is based on The White Island of Ibiza, the fertile crescent of rave and Balearica.  It has been blessed by the Godfather of Balearica, Jose Padilla, who has stated …

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Viva Brazil! A 3-Hour Musical Exploration

Posted June 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 881 views]

Editor’s Note: KCRW DJ Mathieu Schreyer is a big soccer fan and an even bigger fan of Brazilian music. His latest show is a three-hour dedication to the country’s musical exports. 
From: Mathieu:
I’ve been collecting Brazilian music for over 20 years and listening to it since it was a kid. It’s quite popular in France.
When I started doing the show, I didn’t plan on …

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Tom Vek’s Indelible Return to Form

Posted June 11, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 875 views]

Back in 2005, baby faced poppy dance-punk dude Tom Vek dropped one of the most infectious and undeniably groovy albums of the genre and decade.
“We Have Sound “remains one of the strongest debut albums I’ve ever heard.
Like it was yesterday, I remember him taking the Troubadour stage behind a drum kit and absolutely melting faces with shimmering, jagged nu-New Wavey dance jam after jam.
There …

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KCRW And NPR Music Present: Jack White Live Concert Webcast

Posted June 10, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 2,822 views]

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 …

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Four Songs You Should Listen to Right Now: Pete Molinari, Father John Misty, Sylvan Esso, Parquet Courts

Posted June 10, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,403 views]
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Pete Molinari – “Hang My Head in Shame”
I opened a package with the Pete Molinari album last night and everything about it said folk – the cover art of him with a guitar, a list of influences that include Woody Guthrie – but when I put it on, I was met with “Hang My Head in Shame” which in anything but.
It’s an incredibly catchy …

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra + De Lux at First Fridays!

Posted June 5, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 1,233 views]

Saving the best for last is still the best way to save & tomorrow’s final installment of the Natural History Museums First Fridays series is no exception.
With an incredible lineup featuring some current KCRW favorites, the show is probably going to have its own Diorama made in it’s honor so you definitely want to be there.
Kicking things off will be San Francisco’s Painted Palms. …

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