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Shelby Lynne, Rocky Dawuni and More on KCRW This Week

Posted July 21, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 610 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Thursday, July 24, Ghanian bred and L.A. based artist Rocky Dawuni spreads a multi-cultural positive vibe on Morning Becomes Eclectic at 11:15am. He performs at The Hammer Museum as part of KCRW’s Summer Nights series.
Friday, July 25, Grammy-Award winning singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne takes a break from recording her new album to visit us on …

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KCRW’s Top 25 Most Played Albums For the Week of 7/14/2014

Posted July 19, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 751 views]


Spoon – “They Want My Soul”
They Want My Soul is the band’s eighth full length album.


Magnetica is the first studio album from Will Holland under his main solo moniker since 2006.


Tom Vek
Luck is the third studio album from the London native, set for release June 9th.


De Lux
Voyage is the April 2014 release from the Los Angeles duo.


Jungle is the upcoming July release from the …

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Jason Bentley on Jon Hassell

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 720 views]
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When I was in college, exploring new genres of music with a voracious mind, albums by Peter Gabriel, Talking Heads, and Brian Eno led me to this Trumpeter and Composer named Jon Hassell.
Hassell’s compositions were sprawling atmospheres, sampling his trumpet through effects and synthesizers (long before sampling techniques were commonplace), and incorporating world music influences to create a hybrid sound he called Fourth World …


LAMC 2014 Review: Day 4

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 550 views]

Typically, on the Saturday of LAMC, things decompress and we can just take in the music.
But not this year.  With Raul broadcasting his show (3-6pm PT) from NYC on Sat and Sun, we had to scramble to make in to Central Park for the last big LAMC Summerstage show and then rush back for some live interviews to broadcast on KCRW.
At Central Park it …

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LAMC 2014 Review: Day 3

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 590 views]
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Day 3 is always chock-full of panels and artist interviews in the day with almost no respite before the music begins early evening, starting at the acoustic showcase at SoHo’s world-famous SOB’s and then the LAMC showcase at The Gramercy Theatre, presentation of the Discovery award and music until the wee hours of the morning.
The acoustic showcase is a great opportunity to strip any …

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Fandom: Shaggy on RSNY

Posted July 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 667 views]

As part of our Fandom series we have multi-platinum selling reggae artist Shaggy telling us about one of his favorite new artists, RSNY. Shaggy plays Reggae Night at the Hollywood Bowl THIS Sunday.

The group that I would say I love and is feeling very passionate about is RSNY.
RSNY (Rock Star New York) who is signed to Ranch Entertainment (my label) they are currently developing …

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Eels Cover Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love”

Posted July 17, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 992 views]
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Eels main man Mark Oliver Everett mostly lives in a muted space.
While he can come across as solemn if you’re being generous, he does have a sharp wit and the sort of self-deprecating humor that makes you think he’s doing it for the laughs.
Either way you slice it, he’s definitely not the kind of guy to wear salmon colored J.Crews, half rolled up the …

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Stream Anthony Valadez’s Santa Monica Pier Music Mix!

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 743 views]

KCRW DJs will be at the Santa Monica Pier every Thursday through September 11  for the Twilight Concert Series.
In addition to introducing the band, each DJ is making a special music mix for the evening they’re hosting and we wanted to share the latest, from Anthony Valadez, for this week’s show with Yuna and King.
Get in the mood for some live music by the …

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Weird Al Yankovic is Back!

Posted July 16, 2014 by | 1 Comment | 724 views]
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Guest contributor Jeff Miller is a giant Weird Al fan and the only person who could write this post. Pictured above with Al at KCRW
I can’t recall a time in my life when I wasn’t a fan of Weird Al Yankovic — I’m pretty sure there’s a video somewhere of a 5-year-old me singing “Eat It” and I’m one of about 10 people who …

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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 | 1,303 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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