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 …
Australian electronic musician/singer Chet Faker first came on our radar in 2012 with his debut EP “Thinking in Textures” and his cover of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity”.
Then last year he teamed up with fellow Aussie Flume for “Drop the Game”, an infectious track that was all over our airwaves – and rightfully so, with Chet’s sexy, easy going vocals laid over expert beats. It …
Lo-Fang frontman Matthew Hemerlein is a classically-trained musician based here in Los Angeles who creates artful pop in interesting ways.
The band, which heads out on tour with Lorde starting in March, employed an interesting array of musical objects for their live set — skateboard wheels, a door lock, a metal bowl, a plastic chain, and even a comb.
They played MBE on the release date …
I saw Nasvhille band Clear Plastic Masks open for White Denim at the Troubadour and whatever misconceptions I may have had about how the band would sound (based solely on their name), completely went out the window.
They were incredible. It was raucous rock, played loose and scrappy the way only a very talented group of musicians can.
My favorite track before the show was the …
This Hulk Hogan of Hip Hop straight out of Flushing, Queens, New York.
Known for slamming crazy fans, stage crew and folks while rapping on stage, is set to perform at this year’s SXSW and I plan to be in the front row to witness any wrestling tactics by this emcee.
Having built a major buzz on the indie circuit, Bronson is pretty much everywhere now …
Young, fresh, well accomplished British new-comer Zara McFarlane approaches jazz with a special reverence to tradition and standards, while deftly tapping personal inspiration from deep spiritual jazz (think Pharaoh Sanders) and the dub and reggae of her Jamaican family roots.
It’s no surprise that Gilles Peterson took an interest in 2010 and began releasing her exquisite brand of jazz on his Brownswood label.
On her sophomore …
Sometimes I feel that UK songstress Polly Scattergood gets a raw deal.
She doesn’t get as much press as St. Vincent, she doesn’t have as many Grammy Awards as La Roux, and she hasn’t built up as revered a body of work as Kate Bush – yet!
But to my ears her songs are like a tasteful blend of these artists, and clearly I’m not alone, …
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