(L to R: Marion Hodges, Jules Medeiros, and Sandra Vu)
As the esteemed curator of this very music blog put it recently, “It’s going to be a good year for L.A. music.”
With that in mind, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite local bands you shouldn’t miss if you’re Austin bound for South by Southwest this year!
Sisu is the brainchild of Sandra …
Chance The Rapper was probably the most buzzed about rapper of 2013 (Macklemore? Ugh…don’t even…).
The hype was justified as Chance’s “Acid Rap“ mixtape was one of the most thrilling releases of the year. But, in my opinion, the crown for best mixtape of 2013 fit squarely on the head of Chance’s friend, fellow Chicagoan and SaveMoney crew cohort, Vic Mensa for his “Innanetape“ mixtape.
After announcing their “extreme hiatus” late last year, members of The Walkmen have taken time out to slink into their individual worlds of personal modern urbanity.
For example, bassist Peter Matthew Bauer seemingly settled into a relatively quiet life of Indian astrological consultation in Mt. Airy Philadelphia.
However, apparently as the timeless saying goes, ”you can lead a Walkman to water, but you can’t make them stop making rad, jangly rock stompers.”
Band members are …
Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, March 3, Austrian electronic duo Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber aka Tosca celebrate their latest releaseOdeon with a compelling live set on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am.
Tuesday, March 4, LA’s own Nick Waterhouse is everywhere! If you haven’t heard his songs on KCRW, you’ve likely heard them on any number of TV ads. …
The Liverpool-born and London-based singer and songwriter Jetta stopped by our studios for a gorgeous acoustic set this week, including a cover of a song by LA artist Banks, “Waiting Game”, as well as our fave “Feels Like Coming Home”. With just her voice and a guitar, you can really appreciate what she has to offer as an artist.
Stream “Feels Like Coming Home” Live …
Lo-Fang’s recent in studio performance was a bit of an eye-opener.
Matthew Hemerlein is a classically trained musician who’s cerebral approach to his music re-shapes normal acoustic and electronic elements.
It’s one part Andrew Bird, a little bit Emily Wells, lots of classical influence and a mix bag of sounds from his travels around the world where he wrote most of his debut album “Blue Film”
Rarely have I seen an artist grow in stature at KCRW faster than Michael Kiwanuka.
After only a couple of EPs releases, Michael was handpicked by Adele to open her US dates in 2011, that were subsequently cancelled due to her vocal chord issues.
Eventually, Michael made his way to the US in December of that year and made his U.S. radio performance debut at KCRW, …
Beck – “Morning Phase”
Morning Phase is the upcoming twelfth studio album by American musician.
Hotel Valentine is the group’s 1st LP in 15 years, set to release February 14, 2014.
Warpaint is the latest release from the Los Angeles indie rock band.
Awake is the fourth album release from the American ambient music artist and produce.
Voices is the second album by American electronic rock duo Phantogram.
**Editor’s Note: Tonight at the Hyperion Tavern in Silverlake, the good folks from dublab are presenting a FREE screening of Fantastic Man at 9:00PM! With DJ sets by Dave Muller, Frosty & Slayron.
“A riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma…”, so Churchill described the Russian national interest.
And so might many modern artists describe confounding Nigerian synth-psych-Afro-disco dude William Onyeabor.
For years, DJs, collectors, producers have tried to unravel …
A few short years after the dissolution of their post-punk band Red Cotton, Tel Aviv based DJ/Producers Red Axes have established themselves as a formidable dance music juggernaut.
Lifelong friends, Dori Sadovnik and Niv Arzi have come upon a sound that is unique but falls in perfectly with their contemporaries; Daniel Avery, Timothy J Fairplay, Split Secs and artists on Comeme records. It’s the playfully aggressive …
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