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Principles of Geometry: Artist You Should Know

Posted April 22, 2014 by | 2 Comments | 1,573 views]

“Behind the simplest things lie the deepest feelings.”
This is the motto behind French electronic duo Principles of Geometry’s latest aural salvo, “Meanstream“.
Following a trilogy of haunting full length releases that ended with 2012′s excellent, “Burn the Land and Boil the Oceans”, the mysterious duo ducked into the darkness of the studio for almost 2 years dreaming up their next gloriously trippy album for Joakim’s Tigersushi label.
A longtime …

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Producer Collin’s SXSW Round Up

Posted March 18, 2014 by | 0 Comments | 1,109 views]
Hotel Vegas

For many, the theme for  SXSW ’14 was the massive tipping point of huge corporate entities using even bigger pop stars to sell their products, pushing the 99% of artists out into the margins.
So, what better place to find the real goods than on those exact fringes of this fine TX city? Let’s start with:
BEST SXSW VENUE: Hotel Vegas. With one stage in the …

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RIP Adam Yauch. KCRW Pays Tribute to the Late Member of The Beastie Boys

Posted May 4, 2012 by | 5 Comments | 11,431 views]

Adam Yauch, aka MCA, of the Beastie Boys has been battling cancer since a 2009 diagnosis. The basement filled with heartbreak as the sad news of his passing came to us this morning. We grew up with him. It sucks getting old and seeing the icons of our youth meeting their end. The phones rang, a listener even requested a full hour tribute to …

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Photos: Twilight Dance Series at the Santa Monica Pier

Posted September 7, 2011 by | 0 Comments | 3,390 views]
Tutu Sweeney and the Brothers Band by Brenda Janario

The last night in the 2011 Twilight Dance Series is THIS Thursday — the theme is “A Night in Treme” and it will be hosted by KCRW DJ Jeremy Sole. Find details here!
The following photos, from photographer Brenda Janairo, were from Rock of the Bay – an evening to support Heal the Bay- with Tutu Sweeney & the Brothers Band; Nelson Marquez & The …

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Alela Diane & Wild Divine: Artist You Should Know

Posted May 3, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,949 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
The first thing that caught me when I heard Alela Diane’s new album was her voice.  It is front and center as it should be. The second thing I noticed was the warm analog sounds that began to envelope me as I listened.  There’s something special about listening to a record that is toasty, real, organic and full of rich …

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Anna Waronker: Local Artist We Love

Posted April 1, 2011 by | 2 Comments | 5,035 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt -
I didn’t set out to be the “chick record” reviewer at KCRW but somehow the records that have touched me the most lately have been the Sharon Van Etten’s, the Anna Calvi’s and the Anna Waronker’s of the world.
It may be because of their messages; these women have something important to say right now.
Anna’s album is at times …

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Anna Calvi: Artist You Should Know

Posted March 29, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 3,877 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
When the record books are closed on 2011, Anna Calvi’s debut will be in top 10’s across the board.
She has the power and poetry of Patti Smith and the heartbreaking strength of Chrissy Hynde.
The album opens with an instrumental, which I love, and then moves into the moody sexiness of “No More Words.”
In interviews, she talks about singers like Edith …

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SXSW Wrap Up From Anne Litt

Posted March 25, 2011 by | 1 Comment | 4,403 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
SXSW inspires me every year.  Here are my 2011 highlights.  If you are a music lover and you are looking for a way to maximize that love, you owe it to yourself to go just once.

Best live performance – James Vincent McMorrow.  He’s an Irish singer-songwriter who elevates his craft with precision, purity, …

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SXSW Preview: Chapel Club

Posted March 14, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 2,979 views]

I was talking to DJ Anne Litt about how certain bands hit you “below the waist” – and Chapel Club is one of those bands. (as is Anna Calvi, as artist Anne will be featuring in the weeks to come).
What else can I say – its sexy music! It has just the right amount of heaviness and weight to engulf you in the sound …

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White Sea: Local Band We Love

Posted January 26, 2011 by | 3 Comments | 5,303 views]

From KCRW DJ Anne Litt:
Morgan Kibby’s new project is called White Sea.  If you are a fan of one of the best records of 2009, M83’s  Saturdays = Youth then you’ve heard her voice.
Remember the track “Kim & Jessie?”  Yep, that’s Morgan Kibby – co-writer and vocalist.
She’s spent the last couple of years relentlessly touring with M83 and has now landed back at …

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