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Lineup Announced for FLOODfest at SXSW

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,146 views]
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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 …

Guest Dj Project, Uncategorized »

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

Posted February 18, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,172 views]
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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 …

Fandom, Uncategorized »

FANDOM: DJ Harvey on Aphrodite’s Child

Posted February 17, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 848 views]
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DJ Mario Cotto calls DJ Harvey a “a psychedelic disco wizard, a party Gandalf.” The London-born DJ has been an LA underground stalwart for many years hosting epic warehouse parties among many other things. We asked him to hip us to an artist that influenced his in advance of his appearance at the CRSSD Fest.

My being asked for an influence on my music coincided …

Best New Music, mp3 Stream, Shelf Life »

Shelf Life: Sam Prekop, Emmy the Great, Wax Stag

Posted February 16, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,251 views]
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Sam Prekop – The Republic (Thrill Jockey)
Fans of Sam’s work in the band The Sea and Cake or even his first two solo records might be surprised to learn that he has a parallel career as a superior synthesist.
The Republic is his second collection of instrumental electronica that burbles & percolates in an abstract, yet pleasing sort of way.

Emmy the Great – Sep (Bella …

Best New Music, Friday Free for All, mp3 Stream »

Friday Free For All: Chromatics, GZA, Cashmere Cat + DJ Mustard

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,267 views]
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Chromatics – “Just Like You”
Cashmere Cat & DJ Mustard – “Ice Rink”
GZA – “The Mexican”

Top 50 Playlists »

KCRW Most Played Albums for the Week of 2/9/2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,248 views]
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1 Bjork – “Vulnicura”
2 Panda Bear — “Meets The Grim Reaper”
3 Belle & Sebastian — “Girls in Peacetime Want To Dance”
4 Hanni El Khatib — “Moonlight”

Morning Becomes Eclectic, Uncategorized »

Joni Mitchell on KCRW: Love Has Many Faces

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,514 views]
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Joni Mitchell welcomed KCRW DJ Liza Richardson into her Spanish Colonial home and, with the flick of her lighter, dug into her career as a singer, including her thoughts on love songs.
The occasion was the release of “Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, a Ballet, Waiting to Be Danced”, a four CD box set with detailed liner notes that captures the “diversity of changes …

KCRW Exclusive, Uncategorized »

Happy Valentine’s Day from Courtney Barnett and KCRW!

Posted February 13, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,195 views]
Courtney Barnett by Mia Mala Mcdonald

It’s no exaggeration to say Australian singer Courtney Barnett is one of the most exciting artists making music right now.
Her clever free-flowing, stream of consciousness lyrics bring to mind the wordy genius of 60’s era Bob Dylan.  And it’s all delivered in her deadpan style, a dry reportage of the world around her.
She’s an incredibly witty observer of life and when it came time to …

Best New Music, mp3 Stream »

KCRW DJ Valida – “Wild Heart feat. Justine Bennett” (Stevie Nicks Cover)

Posted February 12, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,250 views]
photo by Teresa Flowers

I’ve always loved “Wild Heart” but after I saw this video of Stevie Nicks singing an early version of it backstage while getting her make-up done, my love for the song just grew my leaps and bounds. It’s so pure.
It sincerely gives me chills every time I watch it.

Interestingly enough, it was this video that prompted KCRW DJ Valida to cover the track.
More from …

Best New Music, Fandom »

FANDOM: Dr. Dog on Hermit Thrushes

Posted February 11, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,426 views]
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Indie rockers Dr. Dog are easily one of the best live bands around and, after 7 studio albums finally released a live album.
“Dr. Dog Live at a Flamingo Hotel” is out now on ANTI- Records and they’ll be coming through LA for a couple shows — this Friday, Feb 13 at the Wiltern and Feb 15 at the Glass House.
We asked the band …

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