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Jason Bentley’s Five Metropolis Tracks You Need to Hear

Posted February 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,769 views]
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Editor’s Note: KCRW Music Director and Metropolis host Jason Bentley will be spinning Mix Mag’s Lab LA party this Friday,  February 27 and he shares his favorite Metropolis tracks of the moment to get us prepped for the weekend ahead.
Attend by RSVPing to (He spins at 8:30pm but suggests arriving early!)
“Cheerleader” – Omi
This track is already a breakout hit. It’s the sweetness of …

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KCRW Premiere: Oil Boom – “Röckenröül” Video

Posted February 25, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,420 views]
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From KCRW DJ Anne Litt
I met Oil Boom in one of those happy SXSW accidents – I hear music I like, I wander into a bar on 6th Street and boom!
It’s gritty, bluesy, tight, and fun. They pay homage to the cassette, and in the spirit of this video, it’s Roukenroul (with umlauts)!!
They don’t take themselves too seriously – one of my favorite traits …

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Four Songs You Should Hear Right Now: Bop English, Seagulls, Jessie Ware, Classixx remix

Posted February 24, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,122 views]

Jessie Ware – “Meet Me in the Middle”
For a second weekend, Fifty Shades of Grey took the top spot at the box office.
While I have no plans to see the movie, I’m pleased it birthed a surprisingly good soundtrack, particularly this sexy song from Jessie Ware.

If by any chance you missed her last full length, this is the track you need to hear.

Seagulls – …

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Jabberjaw Revisited

Posted February 23, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,195 views]

(Editor’s Note: A book on LA’s famed coffeehouse art gallery/ punk venue called “It All Dies Anyway: L.A., Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era” will be out this April and our own EJL shares his personal reflections on the venue in anticipation of the release.
From KCRW DJ Eric J Lawrence:
When Mia Doi Todd spoke of the 90s-era Los Angeles club Jabberjaw as an …

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KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/16/2015

Posted February 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 806 views]

1 Mark Ronson — “Uptown Special”
2 Jose Gonzalez — “Vestiges And Claws”
3 Father John Misty — “I Love You Honeybear”
4 Hanni El Khatib — “Moonlight”

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Mild High Club: Local Artist We Love

Posted February 20, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 822 views]
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Like lots of folks in LA, jazz musician Alex Brettin is from “somewhere else.” (Chicago, actually.)
But, one listen to Brettin’s Mild High Club and at first you’ll think he’s just from “way out there” and then you’ll conclude he is undoubtedly puro Los Angeles.
His hazy, sunshine superman sound can only come from having drunk of the waters of the LA River…if not at the very least from having scooped some into his …

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KCRW Exclusive: Milo Greene — “Lonely Eyes” (Valida Remix)

Posted February 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,896 views]
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There is something about the title of this Milo Greene’s song that immediately caught my attention – “Lonely Eyes“.
It’s on their new album, “Control“, which came out at the end of last month.
I am a sucker for anything that sends “messy love” signals and this one had “messy” written all over it…
I fell for it at first listen.
The instrumentation is really gorgeous right from …

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Song You Need to Hear Right Now: Miami Horror – “Love Like Mine”

Posted February 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,052 views]
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I’ve been a fan of Miami Horror since their 2010 debut “Illuminations”.
As a Miami native, I was immediately intrigued and the album became my exercise soundtrack for over a year (that’s a compliment, it keeps me going!).
Now, they’re back with the first single from their forthcoming full length “All Possible Futures”.
The song came seemingly out of nowhere when it popped in my inbox this …


Lineup Announced for FLOODfest at SXSW

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,141 views]

KCRW is the radio sponsor for the first-ever FLOODfest, taking place at the Cedar Street Courtyard over four days in Austin during SXSW and featuring artists like; Spoon, Courtney Barnett, Best Coast, Twin Shadow, Big Data, Amason, Geographer, The Ting Tings, and many more.
Also, KCRW will be broadcasting live on site, with co-hosts Jason Bentley and Anne Litt! They’ll take to the airwaves in …

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Flight of the Conchord’s Jemaine Clement is Our Guest DJ

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,166 views]
Jemaine Clement by Larry Hirshowitz

I had already booked Jemaine Clement to tape a Guest DJ Project set when the news came out that Flight of the Conchords would be touring in 2015 (with new material!).
Jemaine ended up choosing many of the artists that inspired the comedic duo as part of the set — including Prince, Beck and Harry Nilsson (fun fact: Bret also picked Harry in HIS Guest …

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