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The Eclectic Flavors of Sound In Focus Continue in Century City

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,515 views]

Once again the beautiful spaces at the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography were ready for another edition of the Sound in Focus concert series this past Saturday evening. Once again the weather was perfect; the diverse crowd, from child-totting families to sharp-dressed hipsters, were ready for a good time; the food trucks and beer and wine gardens well-stocked; the bands expertly sound-checked; and …

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Jaako Eino Kalevi: Artist You Should Know

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,143 views]

Jaako Eino Kalevi.
As names go, that’s a pretty darn good one, in my humble opinion.
It looks like a freaking Star Wars name, but it isn’t. It belongs to a Finnish artist whose music skirts a lovely nebulous place between the leftfield psychedelic R&B of Connan Mockasin, the neo-noir synthscapes of Johnny Jewel and the jangle pop of The War on Drugs. The result sounds like the product of a bizarro, Nordic Paisley Park Hall …

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Leon Bridges, Laura Marling, Django Django and more on KCRW This Week

Posted August 3, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 977 views]
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Upcoming Live Performances on MORNING BECOMES ECLECTIC with host JASON BENTLEY
Tuesday, August 4, Soul man Leon Bridges hails from Fort Worth, where he teamed up with members of fellow Texan band White Denim to produce his debut. He’s one of the most talked about new artists of the year and deservedly so.
Thursday, August 6, UK folk favorite Laura Marling moved boldly forward on her …

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The Chemical Brothers’ Fullest Feeling of Sublime

Posted August 1, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,017 views]

The Chemical Brothers’ Born in the Echoes is finally here and in typical Chems fashion, it finds the Brothers in fine form. A cacophonous rush of buzzes, whirls and builds, …Echoes delivers on the big beat that’s been their signature for over 2 decades.
I am admittedly a fan. I have been since the first time I heard “Life is Sweet” in a Bryn Mawr dormitory freshman year. From …

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Friday Free For All: FREE tracks from Peaches, Boys Noize, NAAFI, & Rustie

Posted July 31, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 2,561 views]

Peaches – “Bodyline” (ft. Nick Zinner)

Last month Peaches announced her fifth studio album entitled Rub, was coming out in September and released the video to her first single, “Light In Places“. The video is pretty literal to the song’s title and features a trapeze artist with a light shooting out of her vaginal area (it’s not suuuuper graphic but it’s probably NSFW. I know …

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Vox: Artist You Should Know

Posted July 30, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 1,280 views]

Sarah Winters, aka Vōx, cold tweeted a SoundCloud link at me one day in late December, with a very bold: “Hey, I think you will like my music.”
It was her latest song (at the time) “Better” and something about her profile picture –where she is laying on the grass, enveloped in a stunning red robe — compelled me to listen.

The vocals-driven, stripped-down composition features a very …

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Top 10 Moments from the Newport Folk Festival

Posted July 29, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 1,249 views]
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With a line up that includes James Taylor, Langhorne Slim and the Law, My Morning Jacket, and Hozier, we sum up our favorite moments from this past weekend’s festival.

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Song You Should Listen To Right Now: Here We Go Magic – “Falling”

Posted July 28, 2015 by | 0 Comments | 1,571 views]

Allow me to introduce you to your new ear worm. This is one of those songs to put on in the morning to start your day off right, or at around 3pm when coffee just isn’t doing it.
New York band Here We Go Magic will be releasing its fourth album, Be Small, on October 16 via Secretly Canadian. Check out the video for “Falling” …

Annenberg, Summer Nights »

This is Why You Don’t Want to Miss KCRW & The Annenberg Foundation’s Next Sound In Focus

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 2 Comments | 2,766 views]
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This past Saturday, one of the crown jewels of this year’s KCRW Summer Nights series of free events, the 2015 Sound in Focus concerts in the courtyard of the Annenberg Space for Photography in the heart of Century City,

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Korey Dane: Artist You Should Know (+ Free Download!)

Posted July 27, 2015 by | 1 Comment | 2,821 views]

A few weeks ago I got an email from my friend Jamie Strong who is one of the label heads of Innovative Leisure (Hanni El Khatib, Rhye, Classixx).
He said, “I wanted to hip you to a new artist of ours by the name of Korey Dane. He’s a local kid and we haven’t announced anything yet, but his album will come out in October …

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