KCRW Presents, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

BORNS, Chancha Via Circuito and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 28, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 528 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, September 29, Rhythm Planet host Tom Schnabel drops by Morning Becomes Eclectic at 10am to talk about jazz singer Melody Gardot.
Wednesday, September 30, BØRNS burst onto the LA scene last year with an EP of undeniably catchy pop songs. He stops by to play tracks from his forthcoming full length album before launching …

Apogee Sessions »

LA Local Favorites Silversun PIckups are Back!

Posted September 24, 2015 by | 6 Comments | 906 views]

On Tuesday night, Silversun Pickups hit the stage at the intimate Apogee Recording Studio for a special showcase for KCRW and its amazing supporters.

Song Premiere »

Keep Shelly in Athens gets remixed by Different Sleep

Posted September 22, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,103 views]
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There are many Greek things that have found a home here in Los Angeles: the Greek Theater, Greek yogurt, Steve Chiotakis, and now Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens!

Artists You Should Know, Best New Music »

Dexter Story — Artist You Should Know

Posted September 22, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,210 views]
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Dexter Story is a unique figure in music today — He has played in different musical circles, booked for the legendary Temple Bar, worked as a product manager for Def Jam, and has now finally decided to work on his own songs and hit the record button.

Artists You Should Know, Song Premiere »

Asante Phenix’s “Ava” — Song Premiere

Posted September 21, 2015 by | 4 Comments | 1,081 views]

Here’s a familiar rock & roll legend: a young African-American man struggles through the trials of a tough childhood & is inspired by hip-hop music to begin a career as an artist himself. While newcomer Asante Phenix fits this model, he adds a few nifty twists to the story. He is a first-generation African-American – his parents are from Ghana – and this cultural …

Pan Caliente, Song Premiere »

Pan Caliente: Buyepongo (Song Premiere)

Posted September 21, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 971 views]
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When I came across a strange EP with a handwritten cover at Amoeba a couple years ago, I had no idea that what I would be popping in my CD player would be the rumblings of the Los Angeles musical underground.
Cumbia, merengue, and punta, emanated out of the speakers fused with Afro-Cuban, Latin jazz, and components of Chicano soul. It was a unique …

KCRW Presents, Morning Becomes Eclectic »

Mew, Brandi Carlile, Kurt Vile and More on KCRW This Week

Posted September 21, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 545 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Monday, September 21, Danish art rockers Mew are back with their first album in six years. Their signature sound is a powerful mix of prog rock, shoe gaze, psychedelia and pop, all buoyed by singer Jonas Bjerre’s distinctive falsetto.
Wednesday, September 23, Roots-rocker Brandi Carlile presents her deeply emotive songs with an electrifying intensity on …

KCRW Charts »

KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 9/14/15

Posted September 19, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 789 views]

The Arcs — “Yours, Dreamily”
Mac Demarco — “Another One”
Tame Impala — “Currents”
Disclosure — “Caracal”
Dam-Funk — “Invite the Light”

Apogee Sessions »

Miguel Displays His Wild Heart at Apogee

Posted September 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,107 views]

Check out photos from Miguel’s dynamic performance from Apogee Studios last night.

Artists You Should Know »

Gallant — Artist You Should Know

Posted September 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,520 views]

It is always a pleasure to celebrate a local artist who is doing something special, and Gallant is the latest such person to come across our radar.

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